News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jan 14, 2019, 08:59 AM IST
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Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) chat with members of US forces in the town of Darbasiya. Photograph:(Reuters)

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Big stories of the day.

President Donald Trump warned Turkey on Sunday of economic devastation if it attacks Kurdish forces in the wake of the US troop pullout from Syria, while also urging the Kurds not to "provoke" Ankara.

Fuel prices continued to increase for the fifth consecutive day on Monday with prices of petrol crossing over Rs 70 in Delhi. While petrol witnessed an increase of 38 paise in Delhi and Mumbai, prices of diesel rose by 49 paise in Delhi and 52 paise in Mumbai.

Former world No.1 Maria Sharapova took just 63 minutes to beat British qualifier Harriet Dart 6-0, 6-0 in the first match on Rod Laver Arena at this year’s Australian Open on Monday.

Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday repeat weekend warnings to MPspoised to reject her EU divorce deal that failing to deliver Brexit would be "catastrophic" for British democracy.

Top Republican lawmakers on Sunday warned against Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to secure funds for a border wall, signalling doubts within the president's party as a government shutdown was set to enter the fourth workweek.