News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 01, 2019, 08.57 AM(IST)

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Top developments of the day.

Vietnam woman in Kim Jong-un's half-brother murder case accepts new charge, likely to walk free

A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother accepted a lesser charge Monday and looks set to be freed soon, after her Indonesian co-accused was released last month.

ISRO to launch defence satellite PSLV-C45 from Sriharikota today

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch PSLV-C45 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at around 9:30 am today.

J&K: 4 LeT terrorists killed in encounter with security forces

Four terrorists belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. The terrorists were killed following an encounter in Lassipora area of Pulwama district.

Turkish President Erdogan's ruling AKP suffers setback in Ankara's local election

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP suffered a major blow in Sunday's local election with the ruling party set to lose the capital Ankara and risking defeat in the country's economic hub Istanbul.

Arabs to seek UN Security Council action on Golan Heights 

Arab leaders said on Sunday they would seek a UN Security Council resolution against the US decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and promised to support Palestinians in their bid for statehood.

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