Francis 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival.The papal thumbs-up came midway through the film that delves into issues Francis cares about most, including the environment, poverty, migration, racial and income inequality, and the people most affected by discrimination.

Maharashtra withdraws 'general consent' to CBI

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday withdrew the "general consent" to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to carry out probe into cases in the state. The CBI and all other agencies under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 will now have to take permission from the state government for investigations on case to case basis.

IPL 13: Siraj stars as RCB beat KKR by 8 wickets

Mohammed Siraj strengthened his case to get into the flight with the Indian side for the tour of Australia next month with a superb show at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.