News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 13, 2019, 08.56 AM(IST)

File photo of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Top stories of the day.

China's failure to designate Masood Azhar would run counter to goal of regional stability: US

China has been reluctant in declaring Azhar as an international terrorist and has blocked his listing at United Nation's Security Council's 1267 committee.

Britain in Brexit chaos: Parliament rejects Theresa May's European Union deal again

Lawmakers voted against May's amended Brexit deal by 391 to 242 as her last-minute talks with EU chiefs on Monday to assuage her critics' concerns ultimately proved fruitless.

Pakistan test-fires 'smart weapon' for PAF's JF-17 Thunder fighter jet

Amid tensions with India, Pakistan on Tuesday announced that it has successfully test-fired an indigenously developed extended range "smart weapon" from JF-17 Thunder fighter jet to provide it a very potent day and night capability to engage variety of targets with pinpoint accuracy.

US not to suspend Boeing 737 MAX plane: Federal Aviation Administration

The US aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft's operations.

US, Taliban talks end for now with no Afghan peace deal

US and Taliban negotiators wrapped up their longest round of peace talks on Tuesday with progress made but no agreement on when foreign troops might withdraw, officials from both sides said.