News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 09, 2019, 08:50 AM(IST)

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Kerala rains: Over 20,000 evacuated, more than 300 camps set up across state for assistance

Operations at Cochin International Airport, Kerala have been suspended till August 11, 3 pm in the wake of heavy rains and flooding at the airport. 

According to reports, the water level in the Periyar river has been on the rise.

Iran given mixed signals from of those purporting to represent us, including Macron: Trump

President Trump on Thursday hit out at French President Macron for giving "mixed signals" to Iran as the US president asserted that "no one is authorised in any way, shape or form to represent to the US."

In largest immigration raid, US authorities arrest 680 workers at Mississippi

US immigration authorities arrested nearly 700 people at seven agricultural processing plants across Mississippi on Wednesday in what federal officials said could be the largest worksite enforcement operation in a single state.

Now, US slaps duties on $4.4 billion in imported Chinese cabinets, vanities

The United States hit China with new import duties Thursday on more than $4 billion in imported wooden cabinets and vanities, after finding manufacturers there benefit from unfair subsidies.

Uber loses $5 billion, misses Wall Street targets despite easing price war

Uber Technologies Inc reported a record $5.2 billion loss and revenue that fell short of Wall Street targets on Thursday as growth in its core ride-hailing business slowed, sending its shares down 6%.


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