News brief: Big stories of the day
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National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said today that Hurricane Florence has made landfall in Wrightsville beach in North Carolina.
The NHC said the category 1 hurricane is located about 10 kilometres east of Wilmington, North Carolina packing maximum winds of 150 km an hour.
Delhi's Saket Court on Friday ordered framing of charges against Environmentalist and former Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), RK Pachauri, in a sexual harassment case, news agency ANI reported. The matter will be next heard on October 20.
China will ask Wall Street firms for ways to improve ties with the United States and suggestions to open up its financial sector at a day-long meeting in Beijing on Sunday, people familiar with the matter said.
China today lashed out at the US over sanctions imposed on Chinese firms for allegedly funding North Korean nuclear and missile programme.
"China always fully and strictly enforces UN resolutions on North Korea and meanwhile we resolutely oppose the US using long-armed jurisdiction to enact unilateral sanctions on Chinese entities or people," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said.
Russia said on Friday it would review any British request to interview the two men London suspects of trying to murder a former spy in strict accordance with Russian law, but said it had not received any such request.