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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 19, 2019, 06.51 PM(IST)

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Top developments of the day.

Venezuela has suspended oil exports to India, Russia and China main destinations: Azerbaijan energy ministry

Venezuela has suspended its oil exports to India and views Russia and China as its main export destinations, Azerbaijan's energy ministry said on Tuesday, citing Venezuela's oil minister.

European Union building in Brussels evacuated over bomb threat

Police today evacuated the European Union (EU) building in Brussels over a phone call threatening to blow up the building, reports said.

At least forty people have been evacuated at the EU headquarters, reports added.

Gathering all details of Utrecht attack: Turkey President Erdogan

Turkish intelligence services are investigating the gun attack in the Netherlands to determine whether it was a terror attack or a possible family dispute, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday.

Video: Reincarnation of the Dalai Lama should follow national rules, says China

China Tuesday rejected the Dalai Lama's assertions that his successor could be from India and a nominee by Beijing would not be respected, saying the next spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism has to be approved by the Communist government.

Watch: Man performs emotional 'haka dance' to pay tribute to New Zealand mosque shooting victims

New Zealanders have shown a unique way of mourning and paying respects to those killed in horrifying gun attacks on two Christchurch mosques. In the shooting, over 50 people lost their lived on March 15.