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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 11, 2018, 09.18 AM(IST)

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Assembly Election Results 2018 Live: Congress leading in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh; MNF in Mizoram, TRS ahead in Telangana

The vote count is in full swing, numbers are changing every minute. Here's what the latest trends for Assembly Elections 2018 Results look like:

Madhya Pradesh:  BJP 45, Congress 42
Rajasthan: BJP 43, Congress 71
Chhattisgarh: BJP 21, Congress 25
Telangana: TRS 30, Congress + 25, BJP 3, Others 5
Mizoram: Congress 1, MNF 1

US sanctions top Kim aides over North Korea human rights record

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on three North Korean officials as it called the regime's human rights record among the world's worst, in an abrupt shift from President Donald Trump's efforts to woo the regime.

Macron hikes minimum wage after 'yellow vest' protests in France

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday a 100-euro ($113) per month increase in the minimum wage from next year in a major concession to "yellow vest" protesters who have roiled the country.

Bangladesh briefly shuts dozens of online news sites, citing security concerns

Bangladesh's telecoms regulator shut down dozens of online news portals for several hours on Monday, citing security reasons, as officials scrutinise hundreds of sites before a parliamentary election this month.

US arrests 170 immigrants who tried to claim migrant children

US immigration authorities arrested 170 people between early July and late November who came forward to claim migrant children in government custody, according to official data released on Monday, crackdown advocates say is discouraging relatives from volunteering to take in some of the 14,000 detained children.