News brief: Big stories of the day
Five people were lynched in Maharashtra's Dhule district Sunday because villagers thought they were child lifters.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal responded Sunday to former finance minister P Chidambaram's allegation that the Goods and Services Tax was "deeply flawed".
After at least four aborted attempts since March 2016, the service tax authorities managed to get a buyer for the confiscated luxury jet of the runway businessman Vijay Mallya, with a Florida-based Aviation Management Sales emerging as the highest bidder for Rs 34.8 crore (USD 5.05 million) last Friday, a source has said.
Unidentified gunmen beheaded three men and torched a boys' school in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan late on Saturday, in an attack officials blamed on Islamic State militants.
Civilians fleeing Syria's war will not be allowed to enter Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday adding however that his government will continue providing them with humanitarian aid.