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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 17, 2018, 08:32 AM(IST)

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Reject US Senate interference in our internal affairs: Saudi Arabia on Khashoggi case

Saudi Arabia on Sunday rejected as "interference" a US Senate resolution to end American military support for a Riyadh-led war in Yemen, and another holding its crown prince responsible for the murder of critic Jamal Khashoggi.

Facebook temporarily banned Israel PM's son Yair Netanyahu for anti-Muslim posts

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's eldest, Yair, has tweeted that Facebook blocked his page for 24 hours over apparent anti-Muslim posts and called the leading social network a "dictatorship".

Harbhajan 'broke down crying' while 'apologising' for monkeygate: Symonds

Andrew Symonds says India spinner Harbhajan Singh "broke down crying" while making peace after the infamous 'monkeygate' episode had sent the former Australian all-rounder into a downward spiral. 

Cyclone 'Phethai' likely to make landfall in coastal Andhra today, high alert sounded

The Met department on Sunday warned of heavy rain in many districts of South Bengal on Monday as an effect of the cyclone 'Phethai', which is likely to make landfall in Andhra Pradesh today afternoon.

Petrol, Diesel prices rise again: Check today's rates in metro cities

On a downswing for the last two months, petrol and diesel prices once again increased on Monday by 19 paise in New Delhi.

Both petrol and diesel prices hiked for the first time since October 16, by 19-20 paise & 9 paise respectively, across 4 major cities.

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