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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 20, 2019, 09.22 AM (IST)

Iran claims shooting down American drone, US military declines to comment

The drone was downed when it entered Iranian airspace near the Kouhmobarak district in southern Iran's Hormuzgan province, according to IRNA.

US tells India it is considering caps on H-1B visas to deter data rules: Sources

The plan to restrict the popular H-1B visa programme, under which skilled foreign workers are brought to the United States each year, comes days ahead of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to New Delhi.

Russia must ensure 'justice' after MH17 murder charges, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Investigators named three Russian suspects and one Ukranian behind the MH17 flight which crashed over Ukraine in July 2014.

Xi Jinping heads to North Korea to meet Kim Jong Un ahead of Trump talks

Xi and Kim have been working to repair ties, with the young North Korean leader visiting his older comrade four times in China in the past year and Beijing calling for sanctions to be relaxed.

Hotels, firms cut back on water use as taps run dry in Chennai

Hotels in Chennai are rationing water for guests amid searing heat while companies limit showers as the city of 4.6 million faces its worst shortage in years.