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



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


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)


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


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


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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