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Indian army takes ‘great leap’ towards equality

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India’s armed forces began inducting women officers in 1992 India’s top court has ruled that all women army officers are now eligible for permanent commissions, allowing them to be in commanding roles. The ruling means that all women officers will now be on par with men when it comes […]

Solis: Pakistan music festival halted as hundreds storm venue

Image copyright Facebook/Solis Festival Image caption A file photo released by Solis shows people attending a previous music festival A music festival in the Pakistani capital Islamabad had to be halted after hundreds of fake-ticket holders stormed the venue, organisers said. Solis Festival said people had broken through barricades after being denied entry to the […]

GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia

Image copyright Getty Images General Motors has said it will retire the iconic Australian car brand Holden as it leaves more markets. The American car giant said it will wind down Holden sales, design and engineering operations in Australia and New Zealand by next year. It also said China’s Great Wall Motors had agreed to […]