News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 31, 2019, 08.44 AM(IST)

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Four killed as thousands protest at border, but Gaza-Israel truce holds

Tens of thousands of Gazans gathered at the Israeli border Saturday to mark a year since protests and clashes erupted there, but fears of mass bloodshed were averted after late Egyptian-led negotiations.

Facebook chief Zuckerberg wants 'more active' govt role regulating internet

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg called Saturday for governments to play a "more active role" in regulating the internet, urging more countries to adopt versions of sweeping European rules aimed at safeguarding user privacy.

Leaders arrive in Tunis ahead of Arab summit; Golan Heights in focus 

Presidents from Lebanon, Yemen and Iraq were among those who landed in Tunis to attend the summit, which is likely to focus on Washington's recent decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, as well as its earlier move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

If special status withdrawn, ties between J&K and India will be over: Mehbooba

Hitting back at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for advocating repeal of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday that the relationship between the Union and the state would be over if Article 370 of the Constitution is revoked.

US cuts aid for some Central American countries over migrants

The United States cut off aid to several Central American countries President Donald Trump accuses of doing nothing to stop the outflow of US-bound migrants, the State Department announced Saturday.