News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Feb 23, 2019, 06:58 PM(IST)

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Read the five big stories of the day.

Air India’s Mumbai control centre receives hijack threat call, all airports across country put on high alert

Air India's Mumbai control centre on Saturday received a phone call threatening to hijack its plane, following which Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) ordered all airlines and CISF to follow specific enhanced measures to ensure security, according to an official note.

I don't want my children to bear burden of nuclear arms, says North Korea's Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un told the US secretary of state he did not want his children to live with the burden of nuclear weapons, a former CIA officer involved in high-level diplomacy over the North's weapons was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Venezuelan troops fire tear gas at Colombian border: Report

Venezuelan troops near the Colombian border on Saturday fired tear gas at a group of people seeking to cross into the neighbouring nation to work, news agency Reuters reported.

300 vehicles burnt as massive fire engulfs Aero India show in Bengaluru

Around 300 vehicles have been gutted after a massive fire broke out at the parking lot of Bengaluru's Yelahanka Air Force Station, where the Aero India 2019 show was being held. 

Afghanistan writes to UNSC again on Islamabad, alleges violations by Pakistan forces

For the second time in a week, Afghanistan has taken its neighbour Pakistan to United Nations Security Council (UNSC). 


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