Following are the top Foreign stories at 1700 hours

FGN21 NASA-CHANDRAYAAN-3RDLD LANDER NASA finds Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander on Moon with Indian techie's help Washington: NASA has found India's ambitious Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander, which crashed on the surface of the Moon in September, the US space agency said on Tuesday, crediting a Chennai-based mechanical engineer for helping it trace the debris of the lunar mission by painstakingly spending hours comparing before and after images of the landing site.

FGN6 LANKA-PARLIAMENT Sri Lankan President prorogues parliament for a month Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has prorogued the parliament for one month and fixed January 3, 2020 for the commencement of the next session.

FGN7 AUS-PAK-AID Australia to cease all bilateral aid to Pakistan Melbourne: Australia would cease all bilateral aid to Pakistan, including support to programmes helping poor women and girls, as the funds were being redirected to meet new commitments in the Pacific, according to the latest Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) report. By Natasha Chaku FGN10 PAK-MINISTER-HINDU Chohan's reappointment may convey 'negative message': PTI's Hindu lawmaker Karachi: A Hindu lawmaker of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party on Tuesday slammed the reappointment of Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, sacked over his anti-Hindu remarks in March, as Punjab's Information Minister and said the move will convey a 'negative message'.

FGN19 LANKA-GOTABAYA-EASTER PROBE Lanka Prez Gotabaya slams predecessors; calls speedy probe into Easter Sunday attacks Colombo: Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed a committee inquiring the Easter Sunday terror attacks to expedite their probe, identify those responsible for the attacks and bring them before the law even as he slammed his predecessors for failing to prevent the bombings.

FGN8 PAK-ZARDARI Pak's former president Asif Ali Zardari seeks bail on medical grounds in corruption cases Islamabad: Pakistan's former president Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday approached the Islamabad High Court seeking bail on medical grounds in the two corruption cases, days after jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was allowed to travel abroad for better treatment on a bail plea. By Sajjad Hussain PTI RS