News brief: Big stories of the day

Source: WION Web Team
Place: New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 29, 2018, 08.50 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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Big stories of the day.

'Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are doing nothing for US,' says Trump vowing to end all aid

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.

Egypt: Bomb blast kills 3 Vietnamese tourists, guide near Giza pyramids

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.

J&K: Gun battle underway between security forces, terrorists in Pulwama's Rajpora

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.

Security beefed up in Bangladesh ahead of polls on Sunday

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.

INDvsAUS, 3rd Test, Day 4: Australia at 64-3 after 22 overs, need 335 runs to win

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. 

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