News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 10, 2019, 06.55 PM(IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un at their Singapore summit. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Top developments of the day.

Look forward to seeing Kim in not too distant future, tweets Trump a day after receiving 'beautiful letter'

A day after saying that he received a "very beautiful letter" from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US President Donald Trump on Saturday revealed the content of the letter on Twitter. 

Death toll from floods across India rises to 95, hundreds of thousands evacuated

The death toll from floods in Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra rose to 95, official figures showed on Saturday, as heavy rain and landslides forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate their homes.

Despite Pakistan's suspension Thar Express operating on schedule: Railway

Despite Pakistan's announcement of suspension of Thar Express, the train, which plies every week between Jodhpur and Karachi, is running as per schedule on both sides of the international border on Saturday.

Tanzania tanker blast kills 57 as flames rip through crowd gathered to siphon petrol from it

Fifty-seven people perished in Tanzania on Saturday when a fuel tanker exploded after overturning on a road west of the capital Dar Es Salaam, police said.

Myanmar landslide kills 34, many more feared missing

The death toll from a landslide triggered by monsoon rains in eastern Myanmar rose to at least 34, an official said Saturday, as emergency workers continued a desperate search through thick mud for scores more feared to miss.