News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 24, 2019, 06:56 PM(IST)

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US protests sea lanes for other countries for zero compensation, we don’t even need to be there: Trump

"China gets 91% of its Oil from the Strait, Japan 62%, & many other countries likewise. All of these countries should be protecting their own ships on what has always been a dangerous journey," Trump said in a tweet.

Absolute possibility Pakistan could blacklisted: FATF president Billingslea

Following its greylisting in 2018, Islamabad had made a high-level political commitment to work with the FATF to deal with “structural deficiencies” in its anti-money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) or simply put-- acting on the financing of terror.

Satellite image shows Chennai's largest reservoir lake Puzhal going dry

Chennai has been hit by water shortage in the past month due to delay in the monsoon. According to state government data, the city's four major reservoirs have just 0.2% capacity currently.

Pakistan 'beat' India in dropped catches with a huge margin in World Cup 2019

The Men in Green won despite dropping at least six catches during the match, and by being consistent in their sloppy fielding in the tournament.Sloppy fielding, almost as regular a feature of Pakistan cricket as dazzling fast bowling, continues to let Pakistan down.

In pics: George Clooney and wife Amal vacation with the Obamas in Italy

Most recent of the lot are George Clooney and wife Amal as they vacation with Barack and Michelle Obama in Italy. The couples apparently left for a trip soon after Sasha Obama’s high school graduation got over. They started with South of France according to a report published in People. 

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