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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Feb 26, 2019, 09:21 AM(IST)

File photo of an Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter jet. Photograph:( AFP )

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Terror camps destroyed as 12 Mirage jets drops 1000 Kg bombs across LoC: IAF sources 

India launched an early morning air strike across the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday destroying terrorist camps in Pakistan, reported news agency ANI.

The attack is India's retaliation to Pulwama terror attack in which more than 40 CRPF soldiers were killed.

North Korea's Kim arrives in Vietnam for summit; Trump on his way

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for a summit with US President Donald Trump where they will try to reach an agreement on a North's Korean pledge to give up its nuclear weapons programme.

Trump is due to arrive in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, on Tuesday evening.

Top Vatican cleric Cardinal Pell convicted of child sex crimes

Australian Cardinal George Pell, who helped elect popes and ran the Vatican's finances, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys, a court said Tuesday, becoming the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes.

UK's Labour party says it will back call for second Brexit referendum

Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Monday it would back calls for a second referendum on Brexit if parliament rejects its alternative plan for leaving the European Union.

Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif announces unexpected resignation on Instagram

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the urbane, US-educated architect of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, announced his resignation unexpectedly on Monday on Instagram.

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