News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 20, 2019, 08.56 AM(IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

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Read the top five stories of the morning here.

Twitter, Facebook dismantle social media campaign in China that tried to undermine Hong Kong protests

Twitter and Facebook said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed social media campaign originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.

Around 3,500 Rohingya cleared to return home to Myanmar starting this week: Source

Some 3,500 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have been cleared to return home to Myanmar beginning this week, a top official said Monday, nearly two years after a military crackdown sparked their exodus.

White House mulling tax cut to avoid recession: Report

The White House is considering cutting taxes or revering tariffs to head off a recession, US media reported on Monday, despite President Donald Trump's insistence on the economy's health.

UK to immediately end freedom of movement for people from European Union after Brexit

Britain said Monday it will immediately end freedom of movement for people from the European Union after Brexit on October 31, in a policy shift under Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Jeffrey Epstein wrote will two days before death, puts $578 million in assets into trust with unnamed beneficiaries: Report

Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein wrote a will two days before he died, putting his $578 million in assets into a trust with unnamed beneficiaries, the New York Post reported Monday.