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Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours:

FGN11 SRIDEVI-REPORTS

Necessary reports awaited to start process of repatriating Sridevi's mortal remains: Officials

Dubai: Indian officials and family members of Bollywoood star Sridevi are still waiting the necessary certificates from the Dubai authorities to start the process of repatriating her mortal remains, at least two officials confirm.

FGN4 SRIDEVI-LD BODY

Sridevi's body to reach India by afternoon

Dubai: Veteran actor Sridevis mortal remains will be flown back to India from Dubai today, her family says in a statement.

FGN7 UK-4THLD EXPLOSION

Four dead in UK building blast; Police rules out terror angle

London: A powerful explosion and subsequent fire at a three-storey building killed four people in the English city of Leicester, police say but rule out a terror link to the blast. By Aditi Khanna

FGN8 SAFRICA-INDIAN-LD ARREST

ISIS-linked Indian-origin woman, partner held in SA for abducting UK couple

Johannesburg: A 27-year-old Indian-origin woman and her partner, both allegedly linked to the ISIS terror group, have been arrested and charged with abducting a British couple, according to South African special police unit Hawks. By Fakir Hassen

FGN9 BANGLA-ZIA

Bangladesh court extends bail for Zia until March 13

Dhaka: A court in Bangladesh extends the bail of imprisoned ex-prime minister and main opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia until March 13 in a graft case, a day after the High Court deferred the judgement on a separate bail plea in a corruption case, media reports say.

FGN10 UN-SYRIA

UN chief calls for Syria ceasefire to be 'immediately implemented'

Geneva: The United Nations secretary-general demands the immediate implementation of 30-day ceasefire in Syria as the Damascus regime continued its deadly bombardment of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta. (AFP)

FGN12 SYRIA-LD ISIS

Strikes on east Syria's last IS pocket kill 25 civilians

BEIRUT: Air strikes on the last pocket of Islamic State jihadists in eastern Syria have killed at least 25 civilians, including seven children, a monitor says.

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First Published: Feb 26 2018 | 5:10 PM IST

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