News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 22, 2019, 07.08 PM(IST)

Volunteers move humanitarian aid in warehouse near Tienditas bridge. Photograph:( Agencia EFE )

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UNSC statement mentioned JeM in general terms, it does not represent judgement on Pulwama attack: China

China, a permanent member of the UN Security Council on Friday sought to downplay the scathing statement issued by the powerful organ of the world body naming Jaish-e-Muhammad(JeM) in the Pulwama terror attack, saying the mention of the Pakistan-based outfit was only in "general terms" and "does not represent a judgement".

Pakistan hasn't demonstrated proper understanding of terror financing: FATF

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has come hard on Pakistan saying it has not demonstrated a proper understanding of the terror financing risks posed by "Da’esh, AQ, JuD, FiF, LeT, JeM, HQN, and persons affiliated with the Taliban. "

'Time to beat them once again': Tendulkar backs Gavaskar on Indo-Pak World Cup clash

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar Friday said he would "hate" to see India concede two points to Pakistan by not playing them in the upcoming World Cup as such a move would only help the arch-rivals in the mega-event. 

China against forcefully sending aid to Venezuela: Foreign ministry

China said Friday it was against forcefully sending "so-called humanitarian assistance" to Venezuela, warning it could spark conflict in the crisis-torn country.

J&K: One terrorist killed in ongoing encounter between security forces and terrorists

One terrorist was shot dead in the ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces in Warpora area of Sopore in Baramulla district on Friday morning.