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WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 25, 2019, 06.57 PM (IST)

Committed to leaving EU on October 31, whatever the circumstances: PM Boris Johnson in Parliament

Newly-appointed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today addressed the House of Commons for the first time laying out his government's Brexit plan. In his first address to the British Parliament, Prime Minister Johnson said his government's mission was to deliver Brexit by October 31.

Lok Sabha passes Triple Talaq Bill; Congress, JD(U), TMC stage walkout

The Triple Talaq Bill was cleared from the Lok Sabha on Thursday with 303 votes in favour and 82 against the bill.

Deeply concerned over US warship sailing through Taiwan Strait: China

China expressed "deep concerns" on Thursday over a US Navy warship sailing through the Taiwan Strait, a day after Beijing warned that it was ready for war if Taiwan moved toward independence.

First shipment of Russian S-400 missile defence system completed, second planned: Turkey

The first shipment of Russian S-400 defence systems to Turkey has been completed and a second shipment is now being planned to arrive in Ankara, Turkish military officials said on Thursday.

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi dies at 92

Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country's first democratically elected leader, died Thursday at the age of 92, his office said.