News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 25, 2018, 07.01 PM(IST)

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Top developments of the day.

27 European Union leaders approve Brexit deal with Britain: EU Council President Donald Tusk

The leaders of the 27 other European Union members states on Sunday approved the terms of a historic Brexit deal with Britain, at a special summit in Brussels.

We need generous aid from India to overcome difficulties: Maldives foreign minister to WION 

An exclusive conversation with WION's Principal Diplomatic Correspondent Sidhant Sibal, the new Maldives foreign minister Abdulla Shahid spoke at length about the expectation of the new Maldives government from India, Maldives-China Free Trade agreement, Indo-Pacific concept among other things.

Death toll from Uganda boat cruise accident jumps to 29

At least 29 people died when a cruise boat capsized in poor weather on Saturday in Lake Victoria, Uganda, the deputy police spokesman said on Sunday. 

Pakistan: 5 injured in clashes following Tehreek-e-Labbaik cleric detention

Pakistan on Saturday detained scores of protesters in a continuing crackdown against followers of a hardline Islamic cleric who led three days of protests over blasphemy laws and whose arrest overnight triggered violent clashes with police.

Around 100 Syrians struggle to breathe after 'toxic' attack

A day after nine civilians were killed in a planned buffer zone around Syria's last major rebel bastion, around 100 Syrians were hospitalised on Sunday as they complained of breathing difficulties.