News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 18, 2019, 08.48 AM(IST)

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Read the top five stories of the morning here.

US approves deployment of 1,000 additional troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions

The United States said on Monday it has approved the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, against the backdrop of soaring tensions with Iran.

Muslim Brotherhood blames Egyptian authorities for Morsi's 'deliberate slow death'

The Muslim Brotherhood accused Egyptian authorities of being responsible for Mohamed Morsi's "deliberate slow death" after the former Islamist president died after falling ill in a Cairo court on Monday.

Toronto Raptors rally: 4 wounded, 3 arrested in shooting at the celebration of NBA title

Four people were shot and wounded and three people were arrested at the victory rally in Toronto celebrating the Raptors' NBA championship.

Circular economy can generate 1.4 crore jobs in next 5-7 years: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Circular economy has potential to create nearly one-and-half crore jobs in next five to seven years and create lakhs of new entrepreneurs, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said here on Monday.

India's population to cross China’s in next 8 years: UN report

India, projected to surpass China as the world's most populous country around 2027, is expected to add nearly 273 million people between now and 2050 and will remain the most populated country through the end of the current century, a UN report said on Monday.