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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 11, 2018, 09.04 AM(IST)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photograph:( Reuters )

Moving at 140km per hour, very severe cyclone 'Titli' makes landfall at Odisha's Gopalpur

The process of landfall of the very severe cyclone Titli started early Thursday with surface wind reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur in Odisha's Ganjam district, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Freely chose Reliance for Rafale deal: Dassault Aviation issues clarification 

Dassault Aviation on Thursday clarified stating it freely chose the Reliance Group for the Rafale deal, news agency ANI reported. It also called Reliance a vital part of the deal noting that the deal came as a trade-off. 

Pompeo says no more US reconstruction aid to Syria if Iranian troops stay

The United States will refuse any additional reconstruction assistance to war-torn Syria so long as Iranian troops are present in the country, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday.

Floods kill at least ten on Spanish island of Mallorca

At least 10 people including two Britons were killed as heavy rain and flash floods hit the Spanish island of Mallorca, authorities said on Wednesday.

Nirav Modi declared absconder in Directorate of Revenue Intelligence case

The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Surat, on Wednesday, issued an order declaring fugitive diamantaire and Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam accused Nirav Modi as an absconder in a case filed against him by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for allegedly evading customs duty on import of diamonds and pearls.