Following are the top foreign stories at 2000 hours:
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Beijing: China vehemently opposed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh which it claims as part of South Tibet and urged India to refrain from taking any action that may "complicate" the boundary question. By K J M Varma
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Kathmandu: K P Sharma Oli was sworn in as Nepal's Prime Minister for the second time, weeks after his Left alliance with former Maoist rebels swept the historic parliamentary polls, kindling hopes for much-needed political stability in the Himalayan nation. By Shirish B Pradhan
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Washington: An expelled former student armed with a powerful assault rifle unleashed a hail of gunfire in a Florida high school, killing at least 17 people and injuring 15 others, including an Indian-American student, in one of the grizzliest mass shootings in the US. By Lalit K Jha
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Johannesburg: South Africa's scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma has resigned, ending an impasse with his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, which was planning to side with opposition parties in Parliament to oust the embattled leader through a motion of no confidence.By Fakir Hassen
Johannesburg: Cyril Ramaphosa was elected unopposed as South Africa's new president, hours after longtime president Jacob Zuma resigned.
London: India's defence budget broke into the world's top five, beating the UK for the first time, a new report by a London-based global think-tank has said, signalling a key shift in the military balance between the two countries. By Aditi Khanna
London: Vijay Mallya, the embattled liquor baron wanted in India on charges of fraud and money laundering, will get over 18,000 pounds weekly - a three-fold increase - as "ordinary living expenses allowance" following a recent UK High Court order.
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