News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jul 03, 2019, 09:27 AM(IST)

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Read the five big stories of the day.

Lagarde 'temporarily' steps down as IMF chief; American economist David Lipton named interim leader

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Tuesday announced she would step down "temporarily" from the global crisis lender after being nominated to lead the European Central Bank.

4th July celebrations: Battle tanks arrive in Washington; Trump promises 'incredible flyovers & biggest ever fireworks'

Battle tanks were seen on a train in Washington on Tuesday ahead of a July Fourth celebration highlighting US military might that Democrats say President Donald Trump may turn into a re-election campaign rally.

Rohit Sharma presents injured fan with yellow autographed hat after 'sixer ball' hit her

India's opening batsman Rohit Sharma presented a young fan with an autographed hat after she was hit by one of the opener's sixes during his century on Tuesday.

Russia submarine fire: It was 'gas explosion' claims Norway as Moscow denies

Norway's radiation authority said Tuesday that Moscow informed it there had been a gas explosion onboard a Russian sub on which a fire killed 14 crew -- a claim Moscow strongly denied.

Maharashtra: Around 22 people missing as dam breached in Ratnagiri; two bodies recovered

As heavy rains lashed parts of Maharashtra, bodies of two people were recovered by civil administration after in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri after Tiware dam breached on Wednesday, causing a flood-like situation in seven downstream villages.


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