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Updated18 Nov 2019, 01:21 AM IST
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1:39 AM, 17 Nov

Rajapaksa Takes Early Lead in Sri Lanka Election

Sri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa took an early lead on Sunday in a fiercely fought presidential election conducted under high security seven months after deadly Islamist attacks.

Rajapaksa, the main opposition candidate, was leading with 52.87 percent while housing minister Sajith Premadasa had 39.67 percent out of half a million votes counted, according to the Election Commission.

Leftist Anura Kumara Dissanayake was in third place with 4.69 percent. There were 32 other candidates for the top job.

(Source: AFP)

2:31 AM, 17 Nov

Trump Aide Curbed Access to Ukraine Call, Fearing Fallout

A top US official restricted access to the summary of Donald Trump's Ukraine call that triggered an impeachment probe, fearing it would damage the president, testimony released on Saturday, 16 November, showed.

White House Ukraine expert Timothy Morrison told House investigators he knew immediately how sensitive the call was when he heard Trump press Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former US vice president Joe Biden.

(Source: AFP)

4:26 AM, 17 Nov

Mechanical Issue Forces Flight to Land in Pittsburgh

An American Airlines flight was forced to land at Pittsburgh International Airport due to a mechanical issue on Sunday.

The airline says Flight 2244 had departed about 7:30 am Saturday from Chicago and was bound for Washington with 72 passengers and six crew members aboard.

The Boeing 737-800 landed in Pittsburgh at 9:30 am without incident and soon taxied to a gate.

(Source: AP)

5:21 AM, 17 Nov

5 Killed, 1 Injured in Collision in Madhya Pradesh

Five members of a family were killed and one injured after their car collided with another vehicle near Mandwada in Madhya Pradesh’s Barwani district. The family was going to attend a wedding in Kasrawad.

(Source: ANI)

Published: 17 Nov 2019, 01:42 AM IST
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