News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Aug 02, 2019, 07:08 PM(IST)

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NATO blames Russia for INF pact demise, vows 'measured' response

NATO blamed Russia on Friday for the demise of a Cold War-era missile treaty and vowed to respond in a "measured and responsible way" to Moscow's deployment of a cruise missile.

'Cut short stay, return as soon as possible': Jammu and Kashmir government to tourists, Amarnath pilgrims

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday asked the Amarnath pilgrims to "curtail" their stay in the valley and return as soon as possible after in the wake of inputs of terror threats to the annual yatra.

Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha's primary postmortem report suggests death due to drowning, no foul play

The primary postmortem report of Indian coffee baron and founder of Cafe Coffee Day, VG Siddhartha, confirms death due to drowning and has ruled out any foul play. 

US formally withdraws from 1987 nuclear pact with Russia: Mike Pompeo

The United States formally withdrew from a landmark nuclear missile pact with Russia on Friday after determining that Moscow was in violation of the treaty and had no plans to come into compliance with it.

Tsunami warning after magnitude 7 quake strikes off Indonesia's Sumatra

An earthquake of magnitude 7 struck off Indonesia's island of Sumatra on Friday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

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