WION morning news brief, January 15, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 15, 2018, 03.09 AM (IST)

One negative UN vote will not affect ties with India: Netanyahu on Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is on a six-day visit to India, said on Sunday that even though the Jewish state was "disappointed" by India's vote at the UN against Israel on Jerusalem, one negative vote will not affect ties between the two nations. "Yes, naturally we were disappointed, but this visit is a testimony that our relationship is moving on so many fronts forward," Netanyahu said when asked to comment on India's vote at UN against the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

'I'm not a racist, I am the least racist person,' says Trump

After he allegedly called immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and nations in Africa belonging to "shithole countries", US President Trump declared he is not a racist, adding that he is the "least racist person". The US president was widely condemned for his reported remarks last week by lawmakers on both sides of the political spectrum. The president, however, defended himself during a meeting with reporters in Washington declaring that he is the "least racist" person even as debate continued on his alleged vulgar remarks.

Bigg Boss 11: TV star Shilpa Shinde wins the show

Shilpa Shinde was crowned the winner of reality TV series Bigg Boss 11, beating Hina Khan through live voting on Sunday night. A favourite from the beginning, Shilpa's win was predicted by several media houses as they conducted early polls for their viewers. The show that premiered on October 1 last year, had its finale on Sunday in Lonavala, with Shilpa and Hina competing for the winner's title. The other two finalists, inmates Vikas Gupta and Puneesh Sharma was evicted due to less number of votes polled for them.

Aziz Ansari accused of sexual misconduct

A New York-based photographer has accused Hollywood actor Aziz Ansari of sexual misconduct after they went on a date last year, reports said. The 23-year-old women claimed that it was a "violating night and a painful one" after the Master of None actor continuously pressured her into having sex. She further stated that the actor ignored her verbal and non-verbal hints and was in hurry all through dinner to get her someplace else. 

Plane skids off Turkish runway on Black Sea coast, passengers unhurt

A Pegasus Airlines plane skidded off the runway of a Turkish coastal airport and ended up halfway down a steep slope into the Black Sea, causing panic among passengers. The incident happened on Saturday night at Trabzon airport in north-east Turkey. No passengers or crew were hurt, Turkish media reported on Sunday.