News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 09, 2019, 09.05 AM(IST)

File photos of Juan Guaido and Nicolas Maduro. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Read the five big stories of the day.

British Islamic State teen bride Shamima Begum's newborn son dies in Syria: SDF

The baby son of Shamima Begum, a British-born teenager who left London to join the Islamic State group, has died in Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said Friday.

Over 5 million people could flee Venezuela by year's end: Study

The crisis in Venezuela could have displaced more than five million people by the end of this year if there is no letup in the country's crisis, a report said Friday, comparing the flow with that of Afghanistan and Syria.

Pakistan will face global isolation if it doesn't rein in terrorist groups: Indian-American Congressman 

An influential Indian-American Congressman has warned that Pakistan will continue to slide into international isolation if it does not take actions against terrorist groups operating from its soil.

Tens of thousands hit streets in Algeria for anti-Bouteflika protest

Tens of thousands protested across Algeria on Friday in the biggest rallies yet against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, despite the defiant leader's warning of the risk of "chaos".

Donald Trump brands Democrats an 'anti-Israel' and 'anti-Jewish' party

US President Donald Trump blasted Democrats as "anti-Israel" and "anti-Jewish" Friday after they passed a congressional measure opposing hate speech in general instead of specifically condemning alleged anti-Semitic comments by a Muslim congresswoman.