News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Feb 16, 2019, 08:58 AM(IST)

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Nigeria postpones presidential, parliamentary election hours before polls due to open

Nigeria's electoral watchdog on Saturday postponed presidential and parliamentary elections for one week, just hours before polls were due to open.

The voting has been rescheduled on February 23.

Pulwama attack: India says Islamabad cannot be blind to JeM presence in its soil

India slammed Pakistan Foreign Secretary (FS) Tehmina Janjua on Friday after the latter in his briefing to ambassador of permanent five (P5) members of United Nations security council (UNSC) rejected Pakistan's involvement in the Pulwama attack.  

Five dead, multiple wounded in US mass shooting: Police

Five people were killed and multiple police officers shot Friday when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago, the latest mass shooting to hit the United States.

Special Counsel Mueller seeks tough sentence for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to impose a strict prison sentence for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after a jury last year convicted him on eight counts of bank and tax fraud.

US raises pressure on Venezuela's Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift

The United States ratcheted up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning some of his top security officials and the head of the state oil company, and unveiling plans to airlift over 200 tons of aid to the Colombian border.

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