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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 08, 2018, 08.59 AM (IST)

Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, vows to fight Democrats if they launch probes

President Donald Trump on Wednesday forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions a day after congressional elections, and vowed to fight if the US House of Representatives' new Democratic majority launches probes into his administration.

White House revokes CNN reporter's press pass after furious exchange with Trump

White House has barred CNN reporter, Jim Acosta, after a heated exchange when a visibly angry US President Donald Trump called the former "enemy of the people" and a "terrible person" after being asked why he "demonized immigrants"

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi leaves jail, flies out of Multan

A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy has been freed from jail and is believed to have already flown out of the city of Multan where she was being held, heading for an unknown destination, her lawyer said Thursday.

Delhi chokes after Diwali as several places record AQI at 999

A day after Diwali a thick haze engulfed the national capital region which recorded an overall Air Quality Index of 319. The AQI at several other places in the national capital reached 999 marks falling in the hazardous category.

Fuel prices down again, petrol at Rs 78.21 per litre in Delhi, Rs 83.72 per litre in Mumbai

Fuel prices in the country continued to decline on Thursday with prices of petrol reaching Rs 78.21 per litre in Delhi and Rs 83.72 per litre in Mumbai. While petrol reduced by 21 paise in Delhi and 20 paise in Mumbai, diesel witnessed a reduction of 18 paise in the national capital and 19 paise in Mumbai.