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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 15, 2018, 08.36 AM (IST)

President Sirisena rejects Lankan Parliament's no-confidence motion against Rajapaksa

A day after the Sri Lankan Parliament passed a no-confidence  motion against prime minister Rajapaksa, President Sirisena said the Parliament "tried to override the Constitutional powers of the president and the judiciary."

President Trump fires senior advisor criticised by first lady Melania

An angry Donald Trump removed a senior advisor Wednesday after First Lady Melania Trump demanded her sacking, with more heads set to roll in a White House reshuffle triggered by infighting and setbacks in the midterm elections.

Live: PM Modi attends India-ASEAN breakfast meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other leaders participated in the 16th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-India Breakfast Summit, followed by the 13th East Asia Summit in Singapore on Thursday.

Troops on alert as central American 'migrant caravan' reaches US border

As US defence secretary Jim Mattis visited troops at the border, the so-called migrant caravan comprising of hundreds of central Americans arrived at the US southern border on Thursday. 

Fuel prices drop in Delhi, Mumbai as global prices continue downward spiral

The fuel prices continued to decline on Thursday with price of petrol reaching Rs 77.28 per litre in Delhi, 0.15 paise lower from Wednesday.

In Mumbai, petrol is being sold at Rs 82.20 per litre after a decrease of 0.14 paise.