News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 21, 2019, 09.01 AM(IST)

File photo of Chidambaram. Photograph:( PTI )

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Top developments of the day.

US President Donald Trump once again offers to mediate on Kashmir

Speaking to US media, Trump said that he will do his best to meditate on 'the complicated situation'.

Ex-Vatican treasurer Pell loses appeal against sex abuse convictions, to stay in jail

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell lost an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year-old boys and will remain in prison for at least another three years, a court ruled on Wednesday.

Venezuela's Maduro says there has been contact with US officials 'for months'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he had authorised contact with the administration of US President Donald Trump "for months," in an effort to repair relations with Washington.

Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan: UK PM Boris Johnson

British Government underlined the need for dialogue between India and Pakistan and added that Kashmir was a bilateral issue between the two neighbours.

INX media case: P Chidambaram goes missing after High Court denies anticipatory bail; CBI asks to appear within 2 hours

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has put up a notice outside the residence of former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram asking him to appear before them in the next two hours.