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Mentally-unstable man jumps inside lion enclosure in Delhi zoo, escapes unhurt        BSF jawan killed, 1 injured in firing by Bangladeshi troops along border in West Bengal        At least 35 people killed in bus accident in western Saudi Arabia        UK, EU hail new Brexit deal, but Parliament sign-off hangs in balance        Nearly 100 people injured in Catalonia unrest on Wednesday: Medics        Indo-Pak bilateral ties subject to approval from PMs of both countries: Ganguly        Aiden Markram ruled out of Ranchi Test with wrist injury        Indian challenge ends at Denmark Open        Aussie cricketer Watson apologies for 'illicit' social media posts        India's performance was no match to atmosphere at Salt Lake: Chhetri        High-level Indian, Bangladeshi delegations to meet next week        Adani Wilmar launches ready-to-cook ''Khichdi''        US House passes Hong Kong 'Democracy Act'        India halved its poverty rate since 1990s: World Bank        Senior Odisha BJP leader Damodar Rout quits party        Play school security guard arrested for sexually harassing toddler        What craziness has taken over UP govt: Priyanka on decision to remove home guards        Crime branch freezes Rs 18 crore in Maradu flat builders accounts        ODI rankings: Injured Smriti Mandhana loses number one spot        Indian cricket will continue to prosper under Ganguly undoubtedly: Laxman        
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International News
Boris Johnson should give ''explanation'' for home row
 
London: International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said it would be "easier" for Boris Johnson to "just give an explanation" about the row recorded at his home. The MP said reports of the row between Mr Johnson and his partner should not be a "distraction" from policy discussion in the leadership race. On Saturday, leadership frontrunner Johnson dodged questions on the issue, according to a BBC News report. Fellow Tory Liz Truss, who backs Mr Johnson for the leadership, said it was a "private matter". It comes after the neighbour, who called police and recorded a loud row at the home Mr Johnson shares with his partner Carrie Symonds in south London, defended his actions.

Tom Penn told the Guardian he was worried about his neighbours'' safety, adding: "I hope that anybody would have done the same thing." He said he began recording from inside his flat in Camberwell, south London, after he heard "slamming and banging". In the recording - heard by The Guardian, but not by the BBC - Ms Symonds reportedly could be heard telling the Tory MP to "get out of my flat". Mr Johnson repeatedly avoided questions about the incident on Saturday, as he and leadership rival Jeremy Hunt made their pitches to Tory party members on why they should succeed Theresa May as prime minister. Speaking on the BBC''s Andrew Marr Show about the row, Mr Fox - who backs Jeremy Hunt in the leadership race - said: "It''s always easier to just give an explanation.

"The key thing is then how you get on to the issues. What we can''t have is it being a distraction from explanations about wider policy." He said it was "fair" for candidates to be asked questions about their character, but added: "I''m not sure what we''ve seen over the last few days is a fair reflection of that." Mr Fox also dismissed suggestions that Mr Johnson was a potential security risk. Recalling Mr Johnson''s previous role in government, he said: "Do you think Theresa May would make him foreign secretary if there were genuine worries about him being a security risk?" "I think we have to get away from these distractions and talk about policy issues." Meanwhile, speaking to John Pienaar on BBC Radio 5 Live, Ms Truss said Mr Johnson had a proven record, so "people know what he''s like in office".

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury said: "There''s no point asking me. I believe it''s a private matter - I don''t think the public are concerned about that. "Boris served for eight years as Mayor of London, did a brilliant job; he''s served as foreign secretary - people know what he''s like in office, and that''s what''s important." Conservative MP Rishi Sunak, who is also backing Mr Johnson in the contest, told Sky News he believed it was "clearly a private incident" after police said everyone was safe and well and no further action was required.


At least 35 people killed in bus accident in western Saudi Arabia
UK, EU hail new Brexit deal, but Parliament sign-off hangs in balance
Nearly 100 people injured in Catalonia unrest on Wednesday: Medics
US House passes Hong Kong 'Democracy Act'
India halved its poverty rate since 1990s: World Bank
Russia's Putin arrives in UAE on first visit since 2007
Syria offensive to continue until 'objectives achieved': Erdogan
Japan looks for missing as typhoon kills as many as 56
Syria regime steps in to halt Turkish assault on Kurds
Kurds ''may be releasing'' IS prisoners in Syria to get US involved: Trump
Multiple arrests in Hong Kong as "flashmob" protests hit pro-Bejing targets
Typhoon leaves as many as 33 dead as Japan continues rescue
Heavy rain, winds lash Tokyo as powerful typhoon hits Japan
At least four dead in NYC shooting: police
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize
Iran tanker hit by suspected missile strikes off Saudi coast
First man to conduct spacewalk, Alexei Leonov, dies
Man arrested on terror charges after stabbings at UK shopping centre
N Korea threatens to resume nuke, long-range missile tests
Total of 109 terrorists killed since beginning of Turkey''s offensive in Syria: Erdogan
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
My craft is a huge area of anxiety for me: Swara Bhasker
 Mumbai: Several acclaimed films and a decade later, Swara Bhasker still finds herself panicking befo  
Ordinary doesn't satisfy me, says Bhumi Pednekar
Shah Rukh Khan keen on making a 'hit kind' of film
Navya Nair Surprised with Her Son's Birthday Gift: Watch Video
KERALA NEWS
Scribe's death:Kerala IAS officer's suspension extended
 Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has extended the suspension of IAS officer Sriram Venkitar
Kerala's CPI to discuss Vedas and Marxism in seminar
Kerala Assembly session from Oct 28
Rs 10,000-crore investments to flow into Kerala from Dubai
NATIONAL NEWS
Mentally-unstable man jumps inside lion enclosure in Delhi zoo, escapes unhurt
 New Delhi: A 25-year-old mentally-unstable man leapt into the enclosure of a lion at the Delhi zoo o
Senior Odisha BJP leader Damodar Rout quits party
Play school security guard arrested for sexually harassing toddler
What craziness has taken over UP govt: Priyanka on decision to remove home guards
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