News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 08, 2019, 08.57 AM(IST)

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Read the top five stories of the day. 

We support direct dialogue between India & Pak on Kashmir: US State Department

The US State Department's move comes amid increased tension between India and Pakistan after the Indian government abrogated Article 370 that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Pak must stop supporting infiltration across LoC: US Senate foreign affairs committee

The joint statement comes amid spiralling tensions between India and Pakistan after the Indian Parliament passed a resolution to revoke Article 370.

Kyrgyz officer dies after security forces storm ex-president's home

Former president Atambayev saw his immunity lifted in June as the authorities seek to prosecute him on corruption charges.

US approves $800 million in helicopters for South Korea

The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the State Department had approved the sale of 12 MH-60R Multi-Mission Seahawk Helicopters and extensive associated radar, communications and weaponry equipment.

Trump has 'fanned the flames of white supremacy': Biden

Trump has been accused by his Democratic critics and others of promoting white nationalism with his frequent attacks on immigrants and minorities.