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October 27: Top 5 news of the day, that you should not miss

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 October 2017, 17:46 IST

From Journalist Vinod Verma's arrest to US President Donald Trump approving the release of nearly 3,000 secret files related to the assassination of former US president John F Kennedy but withheld a few "sensitive" records to protect military and intelligence operations, here is the top 5 news of the day.

1- Arrested journalist Vinod Verma cries foul, says he's being framed

Journalist Vinod Verma, who was arrested on Friday in connection with an extortion and blackmailing case, has said that he was being framed.

Verma was arrested by the Chhattisgarh Police from his residence in Indirapuram in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad.

"The government of Chhattisgarh is not happy with me. I am being framed," he told ANI after the arrest.

2- US releases thousands of secret John F. Kennedy assassination files

US President Donald Trump has approved the release of nearly 3,000 secret files related to the assassination of former US president John F Kennedy but withheld a few "sensitive" records to protect military and intelligence operations.

In a statement, the National Archives said that on orders from Trump it had released 2,891 records related to the assassination of Kennedy in Dallas on 22 November, 1963. The assassination shocked the nation and spawned a conspiracy industry that continues to pump out alternative theories about who was really behind the killing. However, at the request of security agencies, Trump agreed withhold some files. He ordered that they be reviewed in the next 180 days. "This temporary withholding from full public disclosure is necessary to protect against harm to the military defence, intelligence operations, law enforcement, or the conduct of foreign relations that is of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in immediate disclosure," Trump said in a statement.

3- Harvey Weinstein sues his own company to obtain records

Harvey Weinstein has sued The Weinstein Company in an attempt to gain access to his emails and personnel file for the purpose of defending himself.

With government investigations ongoing and the possibility of many more lawsuits to come, the movie mogul claims through his new legal action that any "unjustified settlements or judgments" will diminish his economic interest in the company, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

4- WhatsApp's new feature will allow users to 'delete sent messages from receiver's phone'; here is how to use it

After introducing Real Time location sharing to its users with the help of which one can track his friend's location, Whatsapp has once again surprised its user with a new feature.

Earlier, WhatsApp had announced that Whatsapp users soon would be able to recall their messages. The fan site WABetaInfo, which is testing the new Whatsapp feature, shared this information on Twitter and wrote, “DELETE FOR EVERYONE NEWS! [AVAILABLE SOON!]”.

5- FIFA hikes prize money for 2018 World Cup

The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)'s strategic body approved an increase in the prize money for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia to a total amount of USD 400 million - 12% up from the USD 358 million of the 2014 edition.

The decision came in the FIFA meeting convened today in Kolkata, India, where a number of important elements related to the FIFA World Cup- for both next year's edition in Russia and the future of football's showpiece competition were discussed.

-With agency inputs

First published: 27 October 2017, 17:46 IST
 
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