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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 05, 2018, 09:04 AM(IST)

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Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro says he escaped drone 'assassination' attempt, blames Colombia

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said he escaped an "assassination" attempt using an explosive-laden drone after a live broadcast showed him looking confused when a bang went off during a Caracas military parade and dozens of soldiers scuttling for safety.

Pakistan: At least 18 dead, 30 injured in bus-oil tanker collision 

A bus-tanker collision in Pakistan's northwestern district of Kohat on Saturday killed at least 14 people with nearly 30 injured.

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo believed to have killed 33: Health ministry

A new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people in the east of the country, the health ministry said Saturday.

Imran Khan's party says it has enough support to form government

Former cricket star Imran Khan's party, which won Pakistan's July 25 general election, said on Friday it had enough support in the National Assembly to form a government after more than a week of talks with other parties and independent politicians.

Trump says tariffs 'working far better' than anticipated

US President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his controversial use of tariffs against China and other countries, saying the trade measures are "working far better than anyone ever anticipated."

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