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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 19, 2018, 07:46 AM(IST)

US Secretary of Defence James Mattis. Photograph:( Reuters )

Kerala floods: Death toll rises to 357; 50000 rescued, red alert in 11 districts

The death toll on Saturday climbed to 357 people in flood-hit Kerala with over 3 lakh people displaced and homeless, state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed media.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan likely to address nation today

Newly sworn-in Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan would address the nation on Sunday evening, news agency ANI reported on Sunday.

Mattis talks about China 'concerns' on return from South America trip

US Defence Secretary James Mattis said there are "concerns" about China's "design" in the hemisphere on Friday (August 17) on his way back from a tour of South America where he met with partners from four different nations.

Massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Fiji, no tsunami warning

A massive earthquake of magnitude 8.2 rattled Fiji on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

As per the officials, there have been no warning of tsunami yet. 

First satellite to measure global winds set for launch

A satellite designed to measure Earth's global wind patterns is set to be hoisted into orbit Tuesday from the Arianespace launch site in French Guiana.

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