News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 25, 2018, 08.57 AM(IST)

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Top developments of the day

Suspicious package also sent to California Democratic Representative Maxine Waters, confirms FBI

America's Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) confirmed today that California Democratic Representative Maxine Waters also received a suspicious package after several Democratic leaders including Hillary Clinton, ex-US president Barack Obama, Eric Holder, the attorney general under Obama and ex-CBI director John Brennan.

Cathay Pacific airlines shares plunge after data leak revelation

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific airlines shares fell sharply today after the company revealed data of about 9.4 million passengers had been accessed without authorisation.

Delhi's air quality drops to 'very poor', pollution shoots to a four-month high

The air quality of Delhi and neighbouring areas dipped to 'very poor' as average Air Quality Index (AQI) hit 328 on Wednesday.

Japanese journalist held hostage by militants in Syria heads home

A Japanese journalist held hostage by militants for 40 months left for Japan from Turkey on Wednesday after being freed and said he was happy to be going home.

India expected to become third largest aviation market by 2037: IATA

The number of people travelling by air should double to 8.2 billion a year by 2037, with Asia and the Pacific leading the way, sector federation IATA forecast on Wednesday (Oct 24).