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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 21, 2018, 08.49 AM (IST)

Kabul suicide attack: Death toll rises to 50 as bomber targets clerics at religious event

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a banqueting hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, three government officials said.

China hasn't altered its unfair, market-distorting trade practices, says USTR ahead of Trump, Xi meet

The Trump administration on Tuesday said that China has failed to alter its "unfair" practices at the heart of the US-China trade conflict, adding to tensions ahead of a high-stakes meeting later this month between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Won't take anything for granted, says Kohli ahead of T20 match against Australia

Ahead of the crucial T20 match, India captain Virat Kohli insisted Australia have the quality to upset the odds in their Twenty20 series and said his team will be focusing on the "little things" to come out on top.

Congressional committee to investigate Ivanka Trump's private email use for work

A Congressional committee will investigate Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump's daughter and a White House adviser, following reports that she repeatedly used a personal email account for government work, a House Democrat said on Tuesday.

Donald Trump stands by Saudi prince despite journalist Khashoggi's murder

Defying intense pressure from US lawmakers to impose tougher sanctions on Saudi Arabia, Trump also said he would not cancel military contracts with the kingdom, claiming it would be a "foolish" move that would only benefit Russia and China.