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News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Oct 01, 2018, 06:56 PM IST

File photo of Rohingya Refugees. Photograph:(Reuters)

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Top developments of the day.

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, 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 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.

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 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.