Monday morning news brief, September 25

Monday morning brief Sep 25 2017
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Pakistan has stored its nuclear forces at nine different locations across the country. Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had last week declared that Pakistan’s nuclear assets, including the tactical nukes, were under a robust command-and-control system, the short-range weapons meant to be used early in a conventional conflict with India are vulnerable to accidents and risk of landing up with terrorists. Read
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CBI, ED have found that Vijay Mallya diverted most of Rs 6,000 crore loan to shell companies. CBI and ED sources claimed the evidence would strengthen their case for Mallya&#39;s extradition from the UK. The money was allegedly diverted to <a href=””>shell companies in seven countries</a>, including the US, UK, France and Ireland. Sources in the CBI and ED maintain that Mallya went about the fraud in a &ldquo;systematic&rdquo; way.
Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s election on Sunday. Merkel’s victory was clouded by the entry into parliament of the hard right AfD, the best showing for a nationalist force since World War II. Merkel scored around 33% of the vote with her conservative Christian Union (CDU/CSU) bloc. Its nearest rivals, the Social Democrats and their candidate Martin Schulz, came in a distant second, with a post-war record low 20-21%.
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India registered a 5-wicket win over Australia in the third ODI to grab the number one spot. Chasing 294 for a win, India overhauled the target with 13 balls to spare in front of a packed Holkar stadium to take a series-clinching 3-0 lead. Openers Rohit Sharma (71) and Ajikya Rahane (70) set the platform for the win with their 139-run partnership while all-rounder Hardik Pandya steered the side to victory with his crucial knock, which came off 72 balls.
US President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad. The new restrictions, slated to go into effect on October 18, resulted from a review after President Donald Trump’s original travel bans were challenged in court. The addition of North Korea and Venezuela broadens the restrictions from the original, mostly Muslim-majority list.
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