News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 20, 2019, 06.58 PM(IST)

File photo: Protesters attend a 'Stand With Hong Kong, Power to the People Rally' at the Chater Garden, in Hong Kong, China. Photograph:( Reuters )

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United States announces humanitarian aid to Afghanistan worth $125 million

The funding will now take the overall US funding to Afghanistan to nearly $190 million this fiscal year.

Brazil bus hijacker shot by police; passengers unhurt

At least 16 people were trapped on the bus after it was commandeered by the gunman on a heavily transited bridge connecting Rio with the neighbouring city of Niteroi.

China cries foul after Facebook, Twitter block fake accounts linked to Hong Kong protests

Twitter Inc said on Monday it suspended 936 accounts and the operations appeared to be a coordinated state-backed effort originating in China.

US missile test will result in arms race, seriously damage international security , warns China

On August 2, the Russian-US Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), which banned ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometres (310 to 3,417 miles), was terminated.

No protection from arrest for P Chidambaram as Delhi High Court dismisses bail pleas

The pleas have been opposed by both the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED).