News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 13, 2019, 06.52 PM(IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

File photo: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Photograph:( AFP )

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Top developments of the day.

Turkey ignores US warnings as it continues to take delivery of Russia's S-400

Turkey ignored US warnings as it continued Saturday to take delivery of Russia's S-400 missile defence system near Ankara, news agency AFP reported quoting a defence minstry statement.

UK police warning to media over diplomat's leaked memos stirs anger

Senior British politicians, including both contenders to be the next prime minister, joined journalists on Saturday in criticising police for warning media not to publish leaked government documents, saying it was a "dangerous road to tread".

New Orleans residents huddle at home, and in bars, ahead of hurricane

Tropical Storm Barry, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019, churned ever closer to Louisiana's shore early on Saturday as most New Orleans residents huddled at home, or in bars, bracing for the threat of severe flooding.

Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission: Why the interest in moon?

India's ambitious Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission to the moon is all set for launch on July 15 at 2:51am.

This will be India's first attempt to land on the moon and the rover will go to the moon's south pole where no country has gone before.

'It feels like it's their time': Steve Waugh picks England to lift World Cup

Former Australian cricketer Steve Waugh believes that England are favourites to win the Cricket World Cup 2019 considering their current momentum. 

England will face New Zealand in the final battle bidding to win the tournament for the first time. Both the countries have never won the World Cup before and Sunday's winner would create cricketing history.