News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jan 03, 2019, 08:59 AM(IST)

File photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Trump received 'great' letter from North Korea's Kim, says still expects to hold second summit

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he had received a "great letter" from Kim Jong Un, after the North Korean leader warned Pyongyang may change its approach to nuclear talks if Washington persists with sanctions.

I don't know who's using it: Trump mocks PM Modi for library in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use.

NASA says faraway world Ultima Thule shaped like 'snowman'

Four billion miles from the sun floats Ultima Thule, an icy celestial body that NASA scientists announced Wednesday is aptly shaped like a giant snowman. 

Kerala observes hartal over entry of 2 women to Sabarimala temple

A dawn-to-dusk 12-hour hartal called by Hindu outfits began Thursday morning in protest against the entry of two women of menstruating age into the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa.

IND vs AUS, 4th Test: Mayank departs after brilliant 77, India 126/2 after 34 overs

Mayank Agarwal rose to the occasion and hit another half-century to give India a decent start on day 1 of the fourth and final test against Australia, before losing his wicket to Nathan Lyon while trying to hit a big shot.  


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