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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 10, 2019, 08.46 AM(IST)

Pakistan PM Imran Khan. Photograph:( ANI )

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Pakistan seeks India's removal from terror financing watchdog's review body to ensure 'fair process'

Pakistan has asked the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international terror financing watchdog, to remove India as co-chair of its Asia-Pacific Joint Group, its Finance Ministry said on Saturday.

Venezuela's Maduro blames US weapons for massive blackout

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told a crowd of government supporters at a Caracas rally on Saturday that a massive blackout that has affected the country since Thursday was caused by "high-level technology that only the United States government has."

Fourteen dead in Colombia plane crash

Fourteen people were killed in a plane crash in the Colombian plains province of Meta on Saturday, the country’s civil aviation agency said.

The Special Administrative Unit of Civil Aeronautics said there were no survivors of the crash, which occurred after the DC-3 aircraft made a distress call at 10:40 am local time.

Pakistani drone shot down in Sri Ganganagar sector near Indo-Pak border

The Indian Army on Saturday shot down a drone which intruded in Sri Ganganagar sector of Rajasthan.

The Army said that one Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) intruded in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar sector around 7.30 pm on Saturday."The drone was engaged and brought down," the Army added.

At least 15 dialysis patients die in Venezuela's blackout: NGO

Fifteen Venezuelans with advanced kidney disease have died after being unable to get dialysis during the country's extended power outage, an NGO reported Saturday.