News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 10, 2019, 07.13 PM(IST)

Demonstrators march during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Kathua rape and murder case: 3 main accused sentenced to life imprisonment; 5-year jail for others

Three main accused in Kathua rape and murder case, who were convicted by the district court in Pathankot earlier today, have been sentenced to life imprisonment while three others have been given 5-year jail term. 

Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrested on corruption charges

Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was arrested on corruption charges on Monday, a Pakistani official said, in a blow to the opposition Pakistan People's Party.

PM Modi to hold bilateral talks with Putin, Xi on SCO Summit sidelines 

India will hold bilateral meetings with Russia and China on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit at Bishkek this week, the Ministry of External Affairs stated during a press briefing on Monday.

China backs Hong Kong extradition law, opposes 'foreign interference'

China on Monday strongly backed the Hong Kong government on a controversial bill that would allow extraditions to the mainland and voiced opposition to "outside interference" following a massive protest against the legislation.

Delhi records all-time high of 48 degree Celsius

The mercury shattered all records in Delhi with parts of the national capital recording an all-time high of 48 degrees Celsius Monday.

The city's previous high of 47.8 degrees Celsius was recorded in Palam on June 9, 2014.