News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New DelhiEdited By: Sparshita SaxenaUpdated: Aug 01, 2019, 07:04 PM IST
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Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Photograph:(Reuters)

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Pakistan proposes consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav with riders

The 42-page verdict was ruled 15 votes to one. The only Judge who ruled against is Ad Hoc Judge Jillani.

Uighurs challenge China to prove missing relatives are free

Rights groups and experts say more than one million mostly Muslim ethnic minorities have been rounded up in internment camps in the tightly-controlled northwest region, home to China's Uighur population.

Watch: China's army garrison in Hong Kong releases video with 'anti-riot' scenes

The three-minute video included footage of troops firing guns and rockets, and of light tanks, attack helicopters and missile launchers.

Rouhani says 'childish' of US to sanction Iran foreign minister Zarif

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, blocking any property or interests he has in the United States. But Zarif said he had none.

The rivalry between the two superpowers is framed by a trade war that has cramped global growth and seeded uncertainty across Asia's economies.