News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jan 23, 2019, 09:01 AM IST
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As much as US President Donald Trump wants to boost markets through a trade pact with China, he will not soften his position that Beijing must make real structural reforms, including how it handles intellectual property, to reach a deal, advisers say.

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami struck twice to dismiss New Zealand's openers early in the first ODI at McLean Park, Napier on Wednesday.

Opting to bat first, the hosts lost Martin Guptill and Colin Munro for five and eight runs respectively. Both players suffered the same fate and were clean bowled by Shami.

A good number of the 15 Indian seafarers who are on-board the two ill-fated ships which caught fire off the Russian waters Monday have survived the accident, officials at the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) here said Tuesday.

US Vice President Mike Pence issued a video message of support to Venezuelans on Tuesday to encourage those who are protesting against President Nicolas Maduro and underline US backing for opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Naveen Chawla on Tuesday said that EVM was “a very good and fine machine” and cautioned against returning to the use of ballot papers for conducting the polls.