News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 30, 2018, 08:34 AM(IST)

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In 40 years, humans have wiped out 60% of the world's animal population: WWF

Unbridled consumption has decimated global wildlife, triggered a mass extinction and exhausted Earth's capacity to accommodate humanity's expanding appetites, the conservation group WWF warned Tuesday.

Khashoggi fiancee slams Trump response to killing, tells him to set aside trade interests

The fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi on Monday criticized President Donald Trump’s response to his killing, urging him to set aside US trade interests in the push for truth, and demanded Riyadh disclose more details to bring those who ordered it to justice.

Over 100,000 Indian children under 5 died from air pollution in 2016: WHO

Over one lakh children under five years of age died in India in 2016 due to exposure to toxic air, according to a new WHO study which noted that about 98 per cent of children in the same age group in low- and middle-income countries were exposed to air pollution.

Fuel prices continue to drop, petrol at Rs 79.55 per litre in Delhi

Fuel prices in the national capital dropped for the thirteenth consecutive day on Tuesday as petrol prices stood at Rs 79.55 per litre, down by Rs 0.20 paise, and diesel prices at Rs. 73.73, down by Rs 0.07 paise.

Trump interviews Indian-American woman to replace Kavanaugh in DC circuit court

US President Donald Trump has interviewed an Indian-American woman to replace Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the powerful federal appeals court in Washington, DC, according to a report.

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