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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 25, 2019, 08.44 AM (IST)

Trump says he is delaying tariff increase on Chinese goods

The United States is delaying a planned increase of tariffs on more than $200 billion in Chinese exports after both sides hailed "substantial progress" made in trade talks.

US President Donald Trump also said Sunday that he planned to hold a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Florida estate Mar-a-Lago to ink a deal.

Oscars 2019, Live: India-based 'Period: End Of Sentence' wins best documentary short award

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga get a standing ovation as they sing a mesmerising version of 'Shallow' from their film 'A Star Is Born'. 

Give peace a chance: Imran Khan to PM Modi

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday asked his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to "give peace a chance" and assured him that he "stands by" his words and will "immediately act" if New Delhi provides Islamabad with "actionable intelligence" on the Pulwama attack.

Pope vows to battle child sex abuse by Catholic church but fails to appease victims

Pope Francis on Sunday vowed to tackle every single case of sexual abuse by priests, comparing paedophilia to "human sacrifice", but drew an angry response from victims.

Oscars red carpet: Jennifer Lopez, Chadwick Boseman, Rami Malek turn up the heat

The 91st Academy Awards kickstarted on a glamorous note as Hollywood biggies arrived at the red carpet. From Best Actor nominee Rami Malek to Chadwick Boseman who starred in the hit film 'Black Panther', the boys gave the girls a stiff competition.