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British PM Theresa May. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 15, 2018, 06.46 PM (IST)

UK PM May says 'no Brexit' is alternative to draft deal after 4 ministers quit

Prime Minister Theresa May told British MPs Thursday that they faced the possibility of Britain exiting the EU with no deal or no Brexit at all if they failed to back her draft agreement with Brussels.

"We can choose to leave with no deal, we can risk no Brexit at all or we can choose to unite and support the best deal that can be negotiated," May told parliament, to cheers from some lawmakers when she mentioned the possibility of no Brexit.


Khashoggi killing: Saudi Arabia says Crown Prince Salman was not involved, 5 others face death penalty

Five Saudi officials face the death penalty for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was dismembered inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, but Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was not involved, the prosecutor said Thursday.


Delhi double murder: After killing, 3 accused went to police station & confessed

Fashion designer Mala Lakhani and her domestic help Bahadhur were murdered late Wednesday night in Delhi's Vasant Kunj. 

Three men have been arrested for the murder. Police said the men murdered Lakhani and Bahadur and robbed valuables from her home. 

"Lakhani had set up a workshop in her house for cutting and tailoring. Accused Rahul was working as a tailor master there. He along with his associates Rahmat and Wasim made a plan to murder. They stole valuables from the house," Delhi Police told ANI. 


India, China agree on importance of maintaining peace along border

A year after the Doklam standoff, top defence officials of India and China have agreed on the importance of maintaining peace in the border areas while implementing the consensus reached between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping at Wuhan. 


France is US ally, not vassal state: Macron hits back at Trump

President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday told Donald Trump that France was the United States' ally and not a vassal state after the US president attacked him in a series of tweets that demonstrated how much their relationship had soured.