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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 21, 2019, 08.56 AM (IST)

Massive fire kills 56 in Bangladesh capital Dhaka: Official

At least 56 people have died in a huge fire that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital, a fire official said Thursday.

Pulwama attack fallout: Government withdraws security of 18 more separatist Kashmiri leaders

In the wake of the Pulwama attack, the government has withdrawn the security of 18 more separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir. This comes only a few days after the authorities revoked the security of moderate separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. 

Trump threatens tariffs on EU if no trade deal reached

US President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to impose tariffs on European auto imports if he is unable to strike a trade deal with the EU. "We're negotiating. If we don't make the deal, we'll do the tariffs," Trump told reporters in response to a question on new tariffs.

Trump says US woman who joined Islamic State cannot return

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is barring a US-born former Islamic State propagandist from returning home, making the highly unusual case that she is not a US citizen.

Modi in South Korea on two-day visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Seoul early on Thursday morning on a two-day visit aimed at strengthening the special strategic partnership between South Korea and India and boosting bilateral trade and cultural ties.