1. Manmohan Singh defends himself after allegations in 2G scam
Under attack over allegations in 2G scam, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday asserted that he had “never used” public office to “enrich” himself, his family or friends.

2. Rupee closes at two-week low of 64.03 against dollar
The Indian rupee closed at 64.03 against dollar, marking its lowest close since 12 May, down 0.08% from its previous close of 63.98.

3. FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges
Authorities in Zurich on Wednesday launched an operation to arrest several high-ranking FIFA officials on corruption charges and extradite them to the United States

4. Israel launches air strikes in Gaza after rocket attack
The Israeli air force carried out four strikes on militant targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday hours after a cross-border rocket attack on the Jewish state.

5. Shoaib Malik leads Pakistan to 41-run win over Zimbabwe in 1st ODI
All-rounder Shoaib Malik made a winning return to limited-overs cricket with a blistering century as Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by 41 runs in their first one-day international on Tuesday.