WION Morning News brief, 29 December 2017

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 29, 2017, 03:37 AM(IST)

A massive fire broke out in Lower Parel area of Mumbai on Thursday night killing at least 15 while injuring several others. Photograph:( ANI )

Video: Massive fire breaks out at Mumbai's Kamala Mills, 15 dead

A massive fire broke out at the Kamala Mills compound in Lower Parel, Mumbai early Friday morning killing 15 people and injuring 12. The fire was reported at 12.30 am Friday. 

Trump's approval rating similar to Obama's first year at office

Rasmussen Reports' poll's number on Thursday revealed Trump getting an approval rating of 46 per cent, while disapproval rating of 53 per cent. This is similar to what Obama scored during his first year of presidency in 2009. Obama had received an approval rating of 46 per cent while a disapproval rating of 54 per cent. 

Ex-international footballer George Weah is new Liberia president

Former soccer star George Weah has won Liberia's presidential run-off election and will succeed incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month, the country's first democratic transition in over 70 years.

Vishwananthan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship

India's Vishwanathan Anand won the World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh on Thursday. 

Assam tense ahead of citizens' list identifying 'illegal Bangladeshis'

Assam has mobilised around 60,000 police and paramilitary troops ahead of the publication of a list of citizens it says will be used to detect and deport illegal immigrants - mainly Muslims - from neighbouring Bangladesh.

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