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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 14, 2019, 08.48 AM (IST)

We're disappointed, says India after China blocks move to designate Masood Azhar as a global terrorist

India on Wednesday night expressed "disappointment" after China blocked yet another move at the United Nations to designate Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed's chief Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist".

US joins other nations in grounding 737 MAX jets after Ethiopian Airlines plane

The United States on Wednesday joined Europe, China and other countries in grounding Boeing Co's 737 MAX jets, because of safety concerns after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people, the second disaster involving the 737 in less than five months. 

US prosecutors probing Facebook's data deals: Report

US federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook Inc struck with some of the world's largest technology companies, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Defying Trump, Senate votes to end US support for Yemen war

The US Senate on Wednesday dealt a stinging bipartisan rebuke to Donald Trump's foreign policy and his alliance with Riyadh, voting to end support for the bloody Saudi-led war effort in Yemen.

India, United States agree to develop six nuclear power plants in India

The United States and India on Wednesday agreed to strengthen security and civil nuclear cooperation, including building six US nuclear power plants in India, the two countries said in a joint statement.