World's Top Ten News Today-July 16, 2019 AD [Asar 31, 2076 BS]

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 [The following global headlines have been adopted from the major global news agencies.]

Two people have been killed and more than 30 are still trapped after a four-storey building collapsed in the Indian city of Mumbai, officials say. The cause of the collapse in the Dongri area in southern Mumbai is not clear. Reports say the building was up to 100 years old. Recent monsoon flooding may also have been a factor, reports say. It's estimated disasters such as this kill about 2,000 people a year in India. Poor construction standards and dilapidated buildings are often blamed.

China held military drills off the coast of Taiwan as tensions rise between Beijing and Washington over US support for the island that China views as a part of its territory. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) announced in a statement Sunday that the military exercises off China's "southeast coast" involved both the navy and the air force, but provided few other details.

Over 960 terrorists and 413 security personnel have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir in the last five years, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. He said security forces were taking proactive action against terrorists, pursuant to the government''s zero tolerance policy towards terrorism.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has sent out a warning to Asia in the face of mounting aggression from Beijing. In an exclusive interview with CNN, Tsai said the military threat posed by China was growing "every day" in line with a more assertive foreign policy under its President Xi Jinping.

India's mission to land a rover on the surface of the moon was called off due to a "technical snag" less than an hour before take off Monday. The lunar mission, called Chandrayaan-2, which means "moon vehicle" in Sanskrit, would have been a first for the country that is attempting to become a space superpower.

The Ebola virus has reached the Congolese city of Goma, a major transit hub that is home to more than 1 million people on the Rwandan border. The case, which was confirmed Sunday by the country's Ministry of Health, has raised fears that the virus could make its way across the porous border into still-uninfected Rwanda -- something health experts have been working desperately to prevent.

The Trump administration has approved selling Abrams tanks and Stinger missiles to Taiwan, a major potential arms sale that is bound to irk Beijing and comes as the administration seeks to negotiate a major trade agreement with China. Congress was notified Monday that the State Department had approved both potential sales, which include 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks, plus related equipment, and some 250 Stinger missiles.

Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of incarcerated former premier Nawaz Sharif and a vice-president of the PML-N, announced on Tuesday that she would be leading protest rallies across the country and asked people who wish "to live in a free, democratic and just Pakistan" to join.

People in their thousands poured in to pay their last respects to Jatiya Party Chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad at the two Janazas held in Dhaka on Monday. Politicians of different parties and representatives of many social organizations paid tribute to the military dictator turned politician.

Iran's recent breaches of the 2015 nuclear deal are not significant and can be reversed, the European Union's foreign policy chief says. "We invite Iran to reverse the steps and go back to full compliance," Federica Mogherini said on Monday. Agencies