WION morning news brief, January 1, 2018

In a defiant New Year message, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said today that he was always within the reach of the nuclear button. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 01, 2018, 03.31 AM (IST)

Operations at Delhi airport suspended because of heavy fog

Operations at Delhi airport were suspended on Sunday morning as visibility dropped below 50 metres because of heavy fog. The blanket of fog earlier lead to the cancellation of one flight and the delay and rescheduling of trains.

'Nuclear button is always on my table': North Korea's Kim Jong-Un

In a defiant New Year message, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said today that he was always within the reach of the nuclear button. He also said that North Korea must mass-produce nuclear weapons and missiles. "The nuclear button is always on my table. This is not blackmail but reality," said Kim, reiterating his claims that North Korea was a nuclear state.

Palestine recalls its ambassador to US over Jerusalem crisis

The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) recalled its ambassador to the US on Sunday in Washington following US President Donald Trump's controversial decision of recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel a few weeks ago. The PNA's move was done in order to have "consultations" over the crisis with Washington after its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Assam releases first draft with 1.9 crore names as 'legal' residents

The much-anticipated first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published on Sunday where almost 1.9 crore Assam residents have been tagged as "legal". Out of the total population of around 3.29 crore in Assam, 1.9 crore have been declared legal while the rest await further stages of verification. 

5 jawans, 3 terrorists killed in Pulwama attack: CRPF

Heavily armed terrorists on Sunday launched a pre-dawn attack on a CRPF camp in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, killing five personnel of the force and injuring three others, a security forces spokesperson said. CRPF spokesperson Rajesh Yadav said the bodies of two terrorists have also been recovered while one more is believed to have been killed.