News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 28, 2018, 07:03 PM(IST)

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Read the five big stories of the day.

Trump threatens to 'entirely' close US-Mexico border unless wall demands met

US President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to "entirely" close the southern US border with Mexico if lawmakers refuse his demands to fund a wall.

Hacker steals data of nearly 1,000 North Korean defectors in South Korea

The personal information of nearly 1,000 North Koreans who defected to South Korea has been leaked after unknown hackers got access to a resettlement agency's database, the South Korean Unification Ministry said on Friday.

18 high-powered pumps being moved to Meghalaya mining site

Pump manufacturing company Kirloskar Brothers Ltd and Coal India on Friday are jointly moving 18 high-powered pumps to a remote coal mine here where 15 diggers have been trapped since its flooding a fortnight ago, officials said.

More violence and arrests of opposition activists mars Bangaldesh election

Bangladesh's general election campaign ended Friday with more deadly violence and arrests of opposition activists which have raised international concern as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeks a record fourth term.

19 killed, 219 injured in Sudan protests: Government

Sudanese journalists went on strike Thursday in the wake of deadly protests against a rise in bread prices that the government says have left 19 people dead, including two members of the security forces.


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