News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 19, 2018, 08:58 AM(IST)

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ISRO to launch GSAT-7A communication satellite today from Sriharikota

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

US bans 'bump stocks' on semi-automatic weapons used in mass shootings

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. 

Belgian PM Charles Michel submits resignation over migrant row

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

Trump ex-security chief Flynn sold country out, says judge; delays Russia probe sentencing

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 eliminates gay marriage from new constitution

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. 

 

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