New Delhi, Mar 31 (PTI) Following are the top foreign stories at 2000 hours:

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Pak arrests 52 Indian fishermen

Karachi: Pakistani authorities have arrested 52 Indian fishermen for allegedly straying into the country’s territorial waters, an official says.

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Malala makes emotional visit to Swat Valley home in Pak Peshawar: Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, was in tears as she returns home in Pakistan’s Swat Valley where she survived a near-fatal attack by Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls’ education.

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Risks from USD 1.71 trillion external debt manageable: China Beijing: China says the financial risks arising from its mounting USD 1.71 trillion external debt were manageable, playing down the concerns over its massive accumulation. By K J M Varma FGN5 RUSSIA-SITHARAMAN-VISIT

Defence Minister Sitharaman to visit Russia on Apr 3 Moscow: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be travelling to Russia next week to attend the seventh Moscow Conference on International Security.

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Clashes, 16 dead as thousands of Gazans march near Israel border Gaza City (Palestinian Territories): Clashes erupted as tens of thousands of Gazans marched near the Israeli border in a major protest, leaving 16 Palestinians dead and hundreds more wounded in the conflict’s worst single day of violence since the 2014 Gaza war. (AFP) FGN4 UN-GAZA-2NDLD MEET

UN chief calls for independent investigation into Gaza deaths United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an “independent and transparent investigation” after 16 Palestinians were killed and hundreds more wounded during clashes with the Israeli military, a spokesman says. (AFP) FGN8 RUSSIA-ESPIONAGE-LD UK

Russia says Britain must cut over 50 diplomats as spy crisis deepens Moscow: Russia says Britain had to reduce its diplomatic staff by more than 50 more people as a crisis in ties between Moscow and the West escalated over the nerve agent attack on a former spy. (AFP)

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