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File photo of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 04, 2018, 08.51 AM (IST)

Before US sanctions, Iran's Khameini says 'world opposes every decision made by Trump'

Iran's top leader said on Saturday US President Donald Trump's policies face opposition across the world as Washington prepared to reimpose sanctions on Iran's vital oil-exporting and financial sectors, state television reported.

Asia Bibi's husband says they are in danger in Pakistan, asks for asylum in UK, US or Canada

Asia Bibi's husband Ashiq Masih pleaded Saturday for asylum in the UK, US or Canada, news reports Sunday said. Masih said they were in danger in Pakistan and that threats had been made to Asia's life. Asia was this week acquitted by Pakistan's Supreme Court of insulting the Prophet Muhammad. 

Lying machines who fire off lies like AK-47: Modi on 'some opposition leaders'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that while the opposition parties were joining hands to protect their ruling dynasties, the BJP was working to change the country's destiny. He dubbed some opposition leaders as "lying machines who fire off lies like AK-47".

Asia Bibi verdict protests: TLP chief, senior leader booked for rioting

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Rizvi and senior party leader Afzal Qadri were among the 500 people booked on Saturday for rioting and disrupting normal life in various parts of Lahore.

14 killed, 34 injured in vehicle pileup in northwest China

Authorities in China say at least 14 people have been killed and 27 injured in a highway pile-up. The accident Saturday night happened after a heavy truck lost control and crashed into a line of vehicles waiting at a toll station in the northwestern province of Gansu.