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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 05, 2019, 09.14 AM (IST)

I intend to end preferential trade status for India, Turkey: Trump

The United States President Donald Trump intends to terminate the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) program with India and Turkey, US trade chief's office said on Monday.

Northern Spain hit by more than 120 wildfires as warm, dry conditions prevail

Spain has been struck by more than 120 wildfires in the northern regions of Asturias and Cantabria, where warm temperatures and strong overnight winds have fanned flames, and investigators believed many might have been ignited deliberately, officials said Monday.

China hikes defence budget by 7.5% to $177.61 billion

China has increased its defence budget by 7.5 per cent for this year, hiking it to $177.61 billion from last year's $175 billion. It is over three times India's defence budget.

Encounter underway between terrorists, security forces at Tral in J&K Pulwama

An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Tral area of Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday night, police said.

India vs Australia: India's predicted XI for the second ODI

India defeated Australia in the first ODI between to take a 1-0 lead in the five-game ODI series. Held in Hyderabad, Indian bowlers did exceedingly well to restrict Australia to a low score of 236 runs.