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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 11, 2019, 09.02 AM(IST)

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Iran attempted to seize British tanker, fended off by warship HMS Montrose: Report

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani had warned Britain of "consequences" over the detention of one of the country's oil tankers off the coast of Gibraltar.

Pak hasn't acknowledged presence of Indian PoWs: Govt in Lok Sabha

In a written reply in Lok Sabha to a question on the number of Indian PoWs during the Indo-Pakistan wars of 1965 and 1971, the government said that as per available information, around 83 missing Indian defence personnel, including PoWs, are believed to be in Pakistan's custody.

Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe negotiating 'new military deal' with US as President Sirisena vows to veto agreement

Wickremesinghe denied that the new SOFA would lead to a permanent US presence on the island.

US court hands win to Trump in hotel 'emoluments' case; president celebrates

The three-judge panel said the attorneys general lacked legal standing to bring the case.

Bollywood celebrities react to team India's loss in ICC Cricket WC 2019

The match, which went on for two days due to rain on the first day, left a lot of Bollywood celebrities disappointed as well.