New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

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FGN14 PAK-SHARIF

Pak: Jailed ex-PM Sharif’s lawyer files plea for suspension of sentence seeks bail on health grounds Islamabad: Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer on Saturday filed a petition in the high court here for suspension of his sentence and seeking bail on medical grounds for the incarcerated PML-N leader. By Sajjad Hussain

FGN12 BRAZIL-DAM-2NDLD TOLL

Fears rise for 300 missing in Brazil dam disaster; 9 bodies recovered Brumadinho: Rescuers worked overnight into Saturday searching for around 300 people missing after a dam collapse at a mine in southeast Brazil killed at least nine, but the local governor said “odds are minimal” that they would be found alive. (AFP)

FGN9 US-2NDLD SHUTDOWN

Trump accepts deal to temporarily end longest govt shutdown in US history Washington: Succumbing to political pressure, President Donald Trump has backed a deal to temporarily end the record-breaking government shutdown in America’s history despite getting no funding for his controversial plan to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. By Lalit K Jha

FGN4 US-TRUMP-WALL

No compromise on wall: Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Friday asserted he has not compromised on constructing a wall along the Mexico border even as he agreed to end the partial government shutdown for three weeks. By Lalit K Jha

FGN8 US-TRUMP-MIGRATIONS

Trump says he wants people to come to the US legally Washington: President Donald Trump has said he wants immigrants to come to the US legally and through a system based on merit so that they can enjoy safety and liberty, insisting that Americans cannot surrender operational control over the nation’s borders to foreign cartels. By Lalit K Jha

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