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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 01, 2018, 06:32 PM(IST)

File photo of Rohingya Refugees. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Top developments of the day.

Indonesia tsunami death toll rises as rescue operators scramble to reach quake-hit areas

Rescue operations were hampered in earthquake-hit Sulawesi island in Indonesia as several hundred were still feared trapped in rubble after a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake followed by tsunami devasted homes and families on Friday night.

James P Allison, Tasaku Honjo win Nobel Prize in medicine

James P Allison, 70, and Tasaku Honjo, 76, of Japan have jointly won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine this year. The two winners have been given the top prize for their work in discovering cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.

Bangladesh delays plan to shift Rohingyas to remote island

Bangladesh has postponed plans to begin relocating Rohingya Muslims to a remote island, officials said Monday, amid staunch opposition to the controversial idea among refugees living near the Myanmar border.

Watch: Iran fires missiles at militants in Syria over parade attack

Iran fired missiles on Monday at militants in Syria it blamed for an attack in southwestern Iran on September 22, the Revolutionary Guards said, in what it called a sign of Tehran's readiness to punish its enemies' "wickedness".

Lt Gen Asim Munir likely to be appointed as new ISI chief

Lt Gen Asim Munir is likely to be made the new chief of Pakistan's powerful spy agency ISI after  Lt General Naveed Mukhtar, and four other three-star generals retired on Monday, reports said. 

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