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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 03, 2019, 06:35 PM(IST)

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Top developments of the day.

US says it is 'seeking information' on whether Pakistan used F-16s to shoot down Indian jet

The United States is "seeking information" on whether Pakistan used US-built F-16 jets to down an Indian warplane, the US Embassy in Islamabad said on Sunday, which may violate the F-16 sale agreements between Washington and Pakistan.

Wing Commander Abhinandan's lower spine, rib hurt: Sources

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was held captive by the Pakistanis for two days after his jet was shot down in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, has suffered injuries to his lower spine and rib. 

The news agency ANI quoted sources as saying Abhinandan might have hurt his spine while ejecting from his MiG-21. 

Russia says it will prevent US military intervention in Venezuela: TASS

Russia will do all possible to prevent a US military intervention in Venezuela, the TASS news agency quoted the speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament as saying on Sunday.

SpaceX capsule docks successfully at International Space Station: NASA

SpaceX's new Dragon capsule successfully docked on the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA and SpaceX confirmed during a live broadcast of the mission.

Al-Qaeda-linked Syria group kills 21 regime forces: Monitor

A Syrian jihadist group linked to Al-Qaeda killed 21 regime and allied forces Sunday near Idlib province, in one of the deadliest breaches of a six-month-old truce deal, a monitor said.

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