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WION Morning News Brief, January 6, 2016

The RJD chief Lalu Prasad. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 06, 2018, 02.56 AM (IST)

Fodder scam: Court to pronounce quantum of sentence for Lalu today

The Ranchi Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Saturday will pronounce the quantum of sentence against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad in connection with the fodder scam.

US weighs Pakistani blowback as it piles pressure on Islamabad

The United States is examining ways to mitigate any Pakistani retaliation as it piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants, a senior US official said on Friday, cautioning that US action could extend beyond a new freeze in aid.

US, Russia clash over Iran at the UN Security Council meet

The United States and Russia clashed over Iran at the UN Security Council on Friday as a third straight day of pro-regime rallies were held following a wave of deadly protests.

Tillerson says will stay as top US diplomat through 2018

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday he planned to stay in his post through 2018 despite speculation he might leave soon due to a fractious relationship with President Donald Trump, whom he reportedly called a "moron."

Cricket: South Africa hail 'genius' of De Villiers

The "genius" of AB de Villiers and a ferocious onslaught from South Africa's fast bowlers changed the course of the first day of the first Test against India at Newlands on Friday.