News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 06, 2019, 08.58 AM(IST)

Security tightened in Srinagar. Photograph:( ANI )

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J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik reviews security as government deploys more paramilitary troops

Governor Satya Pal Malik, in a meeting held at Raj Bhavan on Monday evening, reviewed prevailing security and law and order in the state, in the aftermath of developments in the Parliament relating to Jammu and Kashmir.

US designates China a currency manipulator as yuan hits record low

The United States on Monday formally accused China of manipulating its currency, marking the second major escalation in the two countries' spiralling trade war in just 24 hours.

North Korea fires two more projectiles, threatens to take 'new road'

North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Tuesday, the South Korean military said, as Pyongyang's foreign ministry protested that joint US-South Korea military drills violated diplomatic agreements.

Trump imposes sanctions on Venezuelan government's assets in US

US President Donald Trump has imposed sanctions on assets of the Venezuelan government, according to an executive order published on Monday.

Mayor urges Japan to sign UN nuke ban on Hiroshima anniversary

The mayor of Hiroshima urged Japan to sign a landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons as the city Tuesday marked 74 years since being targeted in the world's first atomic attack.