News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 04, 2018, 07:04 PM(IST)

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IND vs ENG, 1st Test: On brink of win, India snatch defeat from jaws of victory

England beat India by 31 runs to win the first Test at Edgbaston on Saturday and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

England had earlier allowed India to come back into the game but eventually outplayed Virat's team, going on to win their 1,000th Test.

India, set 194 to win, resumed the game on Day 4 needing a further 84 runs but lost quick wickets in the first session of the day.


After CWC meet, Congress says it deported more Bangladeshis than BJP

The Congress seemed to changed tack on the issue of Assam's National Register of Citizens after the meeting of the Congress Working Committee on Saturday. 

Senior Congress leaders had so far been ambivalent about the mammoth exercise that aims to detect illegal Bangladesh immigrants living in Assam, but on Saturday the Congress took a dramatically different stand saying the party had done a better job of deporting Bangladeshis than the BJP. 

“We deported 82,728 illegal immigrants between 2005-2013 whereas BJP only deported 1,822 in the last 4 years,” Randeep Surjewala, chairman of the Congress Media Cell, said.


North Korea says committed to nuclear deal but alarmed by US attitudes

North Korea's foreign minister said on Saturday he was increasingly alarmed by US attitudes towards the isolated state but said it remained firm in its determination to implement the nuclear deal it reached with Washington in June.

The United States and North Korea pledged to end the North's nuclear programme and establish peace on the Korean peninsula in the landmark June agreement reached by their leaders in Singapore.

"The DPRK stands firm in its determination and commitment for implementing the DPRK-US Joint Statement in a responsible and good-faith manner," said Ri Yong Ho, referring to his country by its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

"What is alarming however is the insistent moves manifested within the US to go back to the old, far from its leader's intention."


Man allegedly lynched in Haryana's Palwal on suspicion of cattle theft

A man was allegedly beaten to death in Haryana's Palwal district on Friday night. 

News reports said his hands and legs were tied while he was thrashed by three men. The men were identified as Beer Singh, Prakash and Ram Kishan of Bahrola village. 

They accused their victim of trying to steal cattle. 


Osama's 'mother was not as I expected her to be', photographer tells WION

Osama bin Laden's mother recently spoke to England's Guardian newspaper, posed for pictures, and gave an interview. Alia Ghanem hadn't spoken to the media since 2011 and David Levene, the photographer who carried out the assignment along with the journalist Martin Chulov, had wanted to get the photos just right. 

He was given a 10-minute window to work in. 

When he finally came face to face with bin Laden's mother, he says he was shocked.

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