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Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours:


Sridevi death due to accidental drowning, case closed: Dubai Public Prosecution

Dubai: The Dubai Public Prosecutors Office today closed the investigation into Bollywood actor Sridevi's death and cited the forensic report to say she had accidentally drowned following loss of consciousness.


India not doing any favour to US by slashing import duties on imported motorcycles: Trump

Washington: President Donald Trump today again slammed India for imposing high import tariffs on the iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycles, saying the Indian government is not doing any "favour" to the US by slashing customs duty on the imported motorcycles from high-end brands to 50 per cent. By Lalit K Jha


'25 yrs ago World Bank debated on investing in telephone poles in India'

Washington: About a quarter century ago there was a heated debate inside the World Bank if it should invest in telephone poles in India, the banks current president Jim Yong Kim has said as he spoke about the challenges before the global lender to find new models of economic growth. By Lalit K Jha.


Shahbaz Sharif becomes interim chief of ruling PML-N

Lahore: Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab province chief minister, was today elected as interim president of the PML-N while his elder brother and ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif was made the ruling party's 'Quaid' for life time.

The PML-N elected its new head days after the Supreme Court disqualified 68-year-old Nawaz as the chief of his party and struck down all decisions taken by him as the party head.


'It is a decision for China', says US on proposal to scrap term limits

Washington: The US today said it was for China to decide "what is best for their country" after the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) proposed to abolish presidential term limits, a move that could allow President Xi Jinping to rule for life.

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First Published: Feb 27 2018 | 5:20 PM IST

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