News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Dec 19, 2018, 09:00 AM IST

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The Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) will launch GSAT-7A, an advanced geostationary communication satellite from Sriharikota at 4.10 pm today.  

The US government said Tuesday it was banning bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns and that were used in a mass shooting in Las Vegas in October 2017. 

Nationalist anger over migration brought down the Belgian government on Tuesday, forcing Prime Minister Charles Michel to offer the king his resignation.

A federal judge accused President Donald Trump's former national security chief Michael Flynn Tuesday of selling out the United States but agreed to delay his sentencing for lying over secret communications with Russian officials.

Cuba will leave out of its new constitution changes that would have paved the way for legal same-sex marriage, despite majority support in local assemblies, a government official said Tuesday.