News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 12, 2018, 08.42 AM(IST)

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Read the five big stories of the day.

US to Central America: Will help with your development if you cut down migration

US Vice President Mike Pence told Central American countries on Thursday the United States was willing to help with economic development and investment if they did more to tackle mass migration, corruption and gang violence.

Save Ganga crusader GD Agarwal dies after 111-day fast: Govt says most of his demands met

Veteran environmental activist GD Agarwal died at a Rishikesh hospital on Thursday, 111 days after he began a fast for a pollution-free Ganga. He was 86.

Kanye hugs Trump who says rapper could be a future US President

Does rap megastar Kanye West support Donald Trump? He loves him -- and proved it Thursday by suddenly striding from his chair at a surreal White House meeting to hug the president.

I'm the most bullied person in the world: Melania Trump

When asked in an interview why she chose cyberbullying as a pet cause, US President Donald Trump's wife had a surprising answer.

US will review Pak's bailout application to IMF, including debt position 

The United States has said it will review Pakistan's bailout request to the IMF from all angles, including the country's debt position, as it appeared to have held the huge Chinese debt responsible for it.