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