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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Dec 29, 2018, 09:00 AM IST

A Honduran migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the US, hits the shield of a federal policeman after storming the Guatemalan checkpoint to enter Mexico, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. Photograph:(Reuters)

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President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States will eliminate all economic assistance to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador in retaliation for the caravans of Central American migrants arriving at the southern border.

Three Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian tour guide were killed Friday when a roadside bomb blast hit their bus as it travelled close to the Giza pyramids outside Cairo, officials said.

A gun battle is underway between security forces and terrorists in Rajpora area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir. The police have launched a search operation in the region to track the terrorists.

As Bangladesh prepares to go for polling on December 30 to elect a new Parliament in the country, armed forces have been deployed in 389 'upazilas' or administrative region till January 2.

Chasing 399 for an improbable win, Australia were reduced to 44 for two at lunch. This was after India declared their second innings at 106 for eight with Pat Cummins taking career-best figures of 6-27.