News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 13, 2019, 08.59 AM(IST)

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US has advanced weapons than the 'failed' Russian 'Skyfall' missile: Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump weighed in on a mysterious explosion in Russia, noting US technology is more advanced to the "failed" weapon.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says rule of law being damaged, city's recovery will take long time

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that "lawbreaking activities in the name of freedom" were damaging the rule of law and that the Asian financial hub's recovery from anti-government protests could take a long time.

India, China sign four MoUs, agree to organise 100 activities

India and China on Monday signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and agreed to organise 100 activities in the coming months in the domain of film and broadcasting in bid to further strengthen the cultural and people-to-people ties between the two countries.

US would enthusiastically support a UK choice for no-deal Brexit: Security adviser John Bolton

The United States would enthusiastically support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decided to do, US national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday during a visit to London aimed at reassuring Britain over UK-US ties.

40 years of Walkman: World's first portable music player

It has been 40 years since the Japanese electronics giant, Sony, launched the iconic 'walkman'- the portable music playback device.

You will hardly meet a college-going youth of the 1980s who wasn't a walkman fan. The ubiquitous cassette player was a must-have gadget of the youth of those times.