NEW DELHI, Aug 17: The body of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee  has been cremated at Smriti Sthal on the banks of Yamuna in Delhi, with full military honors.

WASHINGTON, Aug 17: The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018.

ITALY, Aug 17: Serious questions were being raised Friday in Italy over how one of Genoa’s main motorways gave away without warning on Tuesday, causing the death of 39 people.

SYRIA, Aug 17: The warning sent to Abdulkarim al-Ismail’s Facebook came just before the warplanes would fly overhead and dropped their load. He knew he had eight minutes at most to move his wife and two children down the basement.

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17: More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company’s secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship.

TOKYO, Aug 17: Oil prices fell on Friday, with U.S. crude heading for a seventh weekly decline amid increasing concerns about slowing global economic growth that could hit demand for petroleum products as inventories build.

BANGLADESH, Aug 17: A spate of bloody killings is fuelling unease in the Rohingya camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, where overstretched police are struggling to protect nearly a million traumatised refugees from violent gangs.

The body of the BJP veteran was kept overnight at his official residence -- 6 A Krishna Menon Marg and will soon to taken to the BJP headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg.

BENGALURU/MUMBAI, Aug 17: The worst floods in a century in the Indian state of Kerala have killed 164 people and forced more than 200,000 into relief camps, officials said on Friday, with more misery expected as heavy rain pushed water levels higher.

WASHINGTON, Aug 17: The United States warned Turkey on Thursday to expect more economic sanctions unless it hands over detained American pastor Andrew Brunson, as relations between the two countries took a further turn for the worse.