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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 18, 2018, 08:43 AM(IST)

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Kerala floods: 324 people dead in worst disaster in 100 years, PM Modi to conduct aerial survey

The worst floods in a century in Kerala have killed 324 people and forced more than 200,000 into relief camps, officials said on Friday, with the toll expected to rise as heavy rain pushes water levels higher still.

Trump doubles down on security clearances, former officials slam move

 President Donald Trump faced an unprecedented outcry from former intelligence officials on Friday after stripping the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, but Trump defended his move and said he planned another one soon.

US judge approves plan to reunite separated immigrant families

A federal judge on Friday approved a plan to reunite hundreds more families who were separated by border officials after they entered the United States from Mexico.

Imran Khan to be sworn-in as Pakistan prime minister today

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan will swear-in as Pakistan's 22nd prime minister on Saturday at the resident house. 

US government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger

The US government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.

 

 

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