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New Zealand players pose with the trophy. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 10, 2019, 06.55 PM (IST)

Saudi Arabia planning record investments to aid cash-strapped Pakistan

A record investment package being prepared by Saudi Arabia for Pakistan will likely provide welcome relief for its cash-strapped Muslim ally, while also addressing regional geopolitical challenges, analysts say.

'Heavy clashes' as US-backed forces battle Islamic State in Syria: Report

US-backed forces were locked in fierce fighting as they pressed the battle against the last shred of the Islamic State group's "caliphate" in eastern Syria on Sunday, a war monitor said.

Bangladesh hopeful on India's assurance over Teesta water-sharing issue

Bangladesh is hopeful over the assurance that was given by India over the contentious dispute on the water-sharing issue of Teesta river, flowing on the India-Bangladesh border.

New Zealand beat India by four runs in third T20, take series

New Zealand beat India by four runs in Sunday's Twenty20 match at Hamilton to take the series 2-1. The hosts were sent in to bat first and made 212 for four, with Colin Munro making 72 off 40 deliveries. 

'Earth may be experiencing warmest decade on record,' say experts

The decade from 2014 to 2023 could end up being the warmest in over 150 years of records, say scientists who predict that the global average surface temperature for the next five years will be one degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels.