News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 18, 2018, 06.43 PM(IST)

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Former CM of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand ND Tiwari dead at 93

The former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Narayan Dutt Tiwari died Thursday in Delhi.

Afghanistan: Kandahar police chief killed in shooting, top US general escapes unhurt

The top US commander in Afghanistan, General Scott Miller escaped unhurt after a burst of gunfire in the governor's compound in Kandahar province on Thursday but the powerful police chief General Abdul Razeq was killed, officials said.

Trump threatens to 'CLOSE BORDER' if Mexico does not stop migrant caravan

President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to "CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER" if Mexico does not act against a migrant caravan travelling towards the US-Mexico border. 

Bhutan polls: Voters seek happiness in new government

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, wedged between India and China, voted in a national election Thursday guaranteed to usher in a new ruling party which must boost the economy without compromising the country's fierce independent streak.

China to launch 3 'artificial moons', will replace streetlights of city

China is reportedly in the process of launching "artificials moon" into orbit which will be bright enough to illuminate Chengdu, the southwestern province of Sichuan in China.