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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 28, 2018, 07.00 PM(IST)

File photo of Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph:( Reuters )

Sri Lanka political crisis: Pro-president mob tries to take Arjuna Ranatunga hostage, 3 injured as guards fire

Sri Lanka police said three people were injured Sunday when shots were fired in Colombo, as a constitutional crisis sparked by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's shock sacking turned violent.

PM Modi, Shinzo Abe visit automation facility in Japan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe visited the FANUC Industrial facility in Yamanashi during the Prime Minister`s official two-day visit to the Asian nation.

Pak President Alvi rules out establishing any kind of ties with Israel

Pakistan President Arif Alvi on Sunday ruled out establishing any kind of relations with Israel as he strongly rejected reports that an Israeli aircraft carrying some officials secretly landed in Islamabad and flew away after several hours at the airport here.

Bolsonaro, Brazil's 'Tropical Trump' poised to win presidency

Sometimes called a "Tropical Trump" for his politically incorrect vitriol, Brazilian far-right presidential candidate and heavy favourite Jair Bolsonaro has successfully played to an electorate disgusted with politics as usual.

Saudis vow 'complete' probe of Khashoggi murder: Mattis

Saudi Arabia has promised a "full" investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday following talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Bahrain.