News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jul 13, 2019, 09:03 AM(IST)

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US regulators approve $5 billion fine on Facebook in data breach probe: Report

US regulators have approved a $5 billion penalty to be levied on Facebook to settle a probe into the social network's privacy and data protection lapses, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Roger Federer downs Rafael Nadal to set up Novak Djokovic Wimbledon title duel

Roger Federer reached his 12th Wimbledon final on Friday, defeating old rival Rafael Nadal "in one of his favourite ever matches", 11 years after he lost their epic 2008 title showdown at the All England Club, a match widely regarded as the greatest ever played.

Kartarpur talks: Pakistan removes Khalistani radical Gopal Singh Chawala from top Sikh body under pressure from India

Just one day ahead of the second round of India-Pakistan official talks to decide on the modalities of Kartarpur corridor, Islamabad has removed Khalistani radical  Gopal Singh Chawla from the Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabandak Committee (PSGPC). 

UK police launch criminal probe into leaked memos on Donald Trump

British police said Friday it had launched a "criminal investigation" into the leak of British diplomatic cables critical of US President Donald Trump that led to the resignation of the UK ambassador to Washington.

'Life-threatening' Tropical Storm Barry grinds toward Louisiana

City officials warned New Orleans residents on Friday to secure their homes, stock up on supplies and prepare to huddle indoors with Tropical Storm Barry poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.


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