News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 06, 2019, 08.36 AM(IST)

Trump was forced to postpone his annual speech, originally scheduled for Jan. 29, because of the 35-day government shutdown. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The proper wall never got built, I will get it built, says Trump during State of the Union address

US President Trump during his State of the Union address said he had called up another 3,750 troops to stop "organised caravans marching towards America".

"I have ordered another 3,750 troops for our southern border because organised caravans are marching towards America."

Watch: India launches communication satellite GSAT-31 onboard European launch vehicle

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully launched by European launch services provider- Arianespace rocket from French Guiana in the early hours of Wednesday.

Pakistan should cease undermining regional stability: US commander Votel to lawmakers

Militants operating out of Pakistan and Afghanistan continue to threaten Afghan stability as well as stoke tensions between Pakistan and India, and the US looks to Islamabad to cease behaviour undermining regional stability, a top Pentagon commander said on Tuesday.

Priests, bishops sexually abused nuns, Pope Francis admits publicly

"There are some priests and also bishops who have done it," the pontiff said in response to a journalist's question on the abuse of nuns, speaking on the return flight from his trip to the United Arab Emirates.

Go to Shillong, it is a cool place: CJI Ranjan Gogoi tells CBI, Kolkata Police Commissioner

Amid the massive drama between the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Kolkata Police Commissioner, the Supreme Court observed in a lighter note that both parties must go to the "cool place" that Shillong is.