News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 05, 2018, 06.45 PM(IST)

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US responds to India's S-400 deal with Russia, says can't prejudge sanctions decisions

Responding to the S-400 deal between India and Russia, the United States has said that it doesn't want to damage the capabilities of its allies.

"The intent of our implementation of CAATSA is to impose costs on Russia for its malign behaviour, including by stopping the flow of money to Russia's defence sector. CAATSA is not intended to impose damage to the military capabilities of our allies or partners," the US embassy said in a statement.

Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize for fighting against 'sexual violence as a weapon of war'

The Nobel Committee today announced the names of this year's Peace Prize giving it to Democratic Republic of Congo's (Dr Congo) Denis Mukwege and Iraq's Nadia Murad for their contribution in fighting sex crimes.

Pakistan's Accountability Bureau arrests PML(N) leader Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau(NAB) today arrested former PM Nawaz Sharif's brother PML(N) leader Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore on Friday.

Shehbaz Sharif, 67, is the leader of the Opposition in Pakistan's National Assembly and a key leader of PML(N). 

Probe opens in France after Interpol chief reported missing in China

French police have opened an investigation into the whereabouts of the president of international police cooperation agency Interpol, after his wife reported he had gone missing after travelling home to his native China last week.

Women cops to be posted at Sabarimala: DGP

Women police personnel will be posted at Sabarimala this month to facilitate pilgrimage of women devotees in view of the Supreme Court order permitting women of all age groups to enter the Lord Ayyappa shrine, Kerala police chief Loknath Behera said Friday.

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