News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 14, 2019, 06:54 PM(IST)

The site of a Boeing 707 military cargo plane which crashed on the west of the Iranian capital, near Fath airport, near Karaj, Iran. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Turkey says it will not be 'intimidated' by Trump's threats

Turkey said Monday it would not be intimidated by threats after US President Donald Trump warned the country of economic devastation if it attacked Kurdish forces.

JNU case: Delhi Police charge Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and others with sedition

Delhi Police on Monday filed a 12-page charge sheet in connection with the 2016 JNU sedition case. According to reports, the charge sheet has been filed at Delhi's Patiala House Court and names former student union leaders Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid for allegedly holding an anti-national event at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University in February 2016. The Court will consider the charge sheet on Tuesday. 

Fifteen dead in cargo plane crash: Iran Army

A military cargo plane overshot a runway, crashed and caught fire during a botched landing near the Iranian capital Tehran, killing 13 people, the army said Monday.

Bangladesh garment workers reject wage hike, walk off job

Thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers downed tools and walked out of clothing factories Monday, refusing to end a week-long strike over wages and rejecting government efforts to end the standoff.


Andy Murray out of Australian Open after five-set thriller

Britain's Andy Murray lost to Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (4-7), 6-2 in the first round of Australian Open 2019. 


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