News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jun 03, 2019, 09:05 AM IST
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People walk past a damaged building in the city of Idlib, Syria . Photograph:(Reuters)

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Canada announced Sunday it was temporarily shutting its embassy in Venezuela, blaming President Nicolas Maduro for refusing to accredit diplomats critical of his regime.

North Korean senior official and former top nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol accompanied leader Kim Jong-un to a Sunday art performance, state media KCNA said on Monday, signalling that the former spymaster is alive and remains a force in North Korea’s power structure.

Boeing announced on Sunday that some of its medium-haul 737s, including the 737 MAX 8, could have a defective wing part, but that there had been no reports of flight issues linked to the defect.

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis warned his team to expect "harsh words" as he fights to save his country's spluttering World Cup challenge after they lost to Bangladesh on Sunday

US President Donald Trump on Sunday told Syria and Russia to stop "bombing the hell" out of Syria's last jihadist stronghold Idlib.