News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 25, 2019, 07.00 PM(IST)

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World Championships 2019: PV Sindhu wins India's maiden gold medal

India's star shuttler PV Sindhu scripted history after defeating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7, 21-7 to win her maiden BWF World Championships title on Sunday. 

Pakistan economic crisis: Country's debts, liabilities exceed the size of its GDP

A report by the State Bank of Pakistan has thrown up some very worrying numbers for the Imran khan government. 

Very big trade deal after Brexit, bigger than we've ever had: Trump's promise to UK PM Boris Johnson at G7

US President Donald Trump on Sunday backed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the "right man" for Brexit and sent mixed signals about his trade war with China at a G7 summit dominated by worries about the global economy.

Japan's Abe refutes Trump, says North Korea missile launches violate UN resolutions

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe displayed their differences over the seriousness of North Korea's series of short-range missile launches on Sunday while maintaining that they would remain in sync on the issue.

Arun Jaitley cremated with state honours at Delhi's Nigambodh Ghat, last rites performed by son Rohan

Former finance minister Arun Jaitley was cremated at Delhi's Nigambodh Ghat on Sunday as political leaders from all spectrums paid tribute to the leader.