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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 13, 2018, 06.34 PM(IST)

Hurricane Michael Photograph:( Reuters )

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Top developments of the day.

Death toll from Michael seen rising as Florida towns remain cut off

The death toll was expected to rise this weekend in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael as hundreds remained unaccounted for along the Florida Panhandle where decimated communities remained cutoff and in the dark.

Zika virus scare: 51 people tested positive in Rajasthan

Around 51 people have been tested positive for Zika virus in Rajasthan's Jaipur district, news agency ANI reported on Saturday.  According to reports, eighteen more people in Jaipur have been tested positive for Zika virus, taking the total number of cases to 50.

At least 12 killed in bomb attack on Afghan election rally: Officials

A motorcyle carrying explosives blew up among supporters of an Afghan election candidate on Saturday, killing at least 12 people, officials said, in the latest violence to strike a political gathering.

In London, General Bajwa discusses India's role in Pak-Afghan tensions

Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met UK's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Gareth Baley in London.

Ahead of elections in Chhattisgarh, Congress MLA joins ruling BJP

In a major setback to the opposition Congress in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, its state working president and MLA Ramdayal Uike Saturday joined the ruling BJP.