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by | May 13, 2017 | 23:25

Sri Lanka is still recovering from the wounds of a almost three-decade long bloody civil war between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, which fought to create an independent Tamil state in the north and the east of the island.

by | May 13, 2017 | 23:54

The veiled threat added to the storm over Trump's abrupt firing of Comey. The White House said Mr Comey was sacked over his handling of the Hillary Clinton email affair, but Democrats have asked, if that is the case, why it took so long.

by | May 13, 2017 | 22:37

It is not yet known who carried out the attack but there will be investigations into exactly what happened. About 40 National Health Service (NHS) in England Scotland were hit by the attack. Hospital trusts, GP surgeries and ambulance services have all been affected as part of a worldwide hit in more than 70 countries. Doctors' practices and pharmacies reported similar problems.

by | May 13, 2017 | 23:21

It reportedly ended with Mr Juncker saying he was "10 times more sceptical" of the likelihood of a successful Brexit. They are abandoning the EU. The President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani arrives to take part in the EU leaders summit at the Europa building, the main headquarters of European Council and the Council of the EU, in Brussels, on April 29, 2017.

by | May 13, 2017 | 23:59

Merkel did not cover her hair upon arrival in the conservative Islamic kingdom. A screen grab of The Independent's headline. Saudi Arabia wants German companies Siemens and SAP to play an important role in furthering the kingdom's " digital transformation ", company officials said.

by | May 13, 2017 | 22:27

Recidoro said the chamber hoped the new secretary "will be more balanced in his or her views of national resources development". Lopez was bypassed after two hearings but was reappointed by the President last April 17. "I wish my support would have been enough, but we have rules to follow", Legarda said. The complaint read in part that "this Honorable Office must be apprised that Secretary Lopez's surreptitious imposition of the Biochar Project is highly doubtful and suspicious", the ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 22:23

The committee is seeking to accelerate its broad investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Page said the committee's request for detailed information about his recent contacts with Russians is "preposterous" and "illogical", and is " based on "lies from corrupt politicians".

by | May 13, 2017 | 23:52

The Texas House has approved a bill removing ectopic pregnancy surgery from the state definition of abortion. It had claimed that the UIL should have stopped Beggs from competing, and winning a girls' wrestling state championship. HB 2899 would have nullified parts of nondiscrimination ordinances in several Texas cities that have been in place for decades to protect certain classes of persons, including transgender residents, from discrimination in public accommodations.

by | May 13, 2017 | 23:11

Datar said the decision was "unconstitutional and draconian" and urged the bench to quash a recent amendment to the income tax law. The Centre maintained its stand, saying section 139AA of the Income Tax Act , which makes quoting of Aadhaar for filing of I-T returns mandatory, was enacted to ensure that fake PAN cards are weeded out of the system.

by | May 13, 2017 | 22:57

Many North Koreans work in Russia's timber industry under strong supervision of the Pyongyang government. The KCNA report did not say when the alleged plot was stopped. The North also said "a guy surnamed Han" taught Kim how to enlist accomplices. The United States, according to this account, provided a biochemical substance - a delayed-action radioactive or "nano poisonous" gas.

by | May 13, 2017 | 23:42

Lawmakers sent Greitens 15 bills in total. Greitens told reporters minutes after the session ended that "for these politicians, round 2 begins sooner than they think". But if it's signed by Greitens, the bill banning local minimum wages would take effect August 28. Lawmakers have been fighting for most of the roughly five-month-long session over money to pay for Medicaid-funded care services for seniors and the disabled.

by | May 13, 2017 | 23:31

On May 4, Trump sat down with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull aboard the USA aircraft carrier Intrepid in Manhattan, New York. Mr Trump's perplexing comment came just hours after the US House of Representatives approved a Trump-backed bill to eradicate former president Obama's signature healthcare law.

by | May 13, 2017 | 23:01

Abbas also spoke positively about the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, in which all Arab states offered peace to Israel after the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. SIEGEL: If in fact a deal with Israel would include things that would be unpopular with a great many Palestinians - very limited right of return, let's say, territorial swaps that would leave big settlement blocks in place - is Abbas powerful enough, politically strong enough to agree to something ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 22:22

Earlier, Kaspersky researcher Costin Raiu cited 45,000 attacks in 74 countries, saying that the malware, a self-replicating "worm", was spreading quickly. I believe a criminal gang called Shadow Brokers stole and leaked NSA documents that identified a security flaw in Microsoft software. Per our sister-site Gizmodo , the ransomware exploited a Windows security weakness that Microsoft had already released a patch for.

by | May 13, 2017 | 22:57

He had an issue with his biceps last week and was scratched from a start, but he insisted he knows his own body and didn't need an exam. "I said over the last few days we had looked at that possibility", Alderson said before Monday night's game against the Atlanta Braves.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:53

The report said Kim "had worked for operation of Pyongyang University of Science and Technology". Kim, who manages the school's experimental farm at the college of agriculture and life sciences, was detained on route by train from Pyongyang to China's border town of Dandong, the university's co-founder Chan-Mo Park told Reuters .

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:41

South Africa had signed accords with the US, China, South Korea, France and Russian Federation to possibly use suppliers in those countries to build nuclear plants to generate as much as 9,6GW of electricity, about a fifth of current generation capacity.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:44

North Korea has said that it is ready to hold talks with the United States "if the conditions are right", according to South Korean media reports. In response to four North Korean ballistic missile launches into the Sea of Japan, the U.S.

by | May 13, 2017 | 22:01

About 40 people were on board, according to Amric Cicek, governor of Mugla province, who suggested the brakes may have stopped working. The accident occurred on Saturday near the Sakar pass, on a steep road filled with hairpin bends. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a written statement, offered condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:50

A meeting was convened by the poll panel on Friday to address the alleged Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) tampering issue. In his concluding remarks, the CEC assured all political parties that it maintains "neutral stand" and "equidistance" from all political parties "as it has no favourite which has enhanced India's reputation in the eyes of the global community".

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:47

Macron, 39, has vowed to inject new blood into France's jaded political system. "If I'm elected, I don't want to become a political professional". Some districts will not be contested by a Macron candidate, including that of former Socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

by | May 13, 2017 | 22:24

Last week's 3-0 victory over Watford showed that they are a class above the teams who occupy positions in the bottom half, but it is their performances against Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Liverpool which will give Shakespeare hope that they can earn at least a point.

by | May 13, 2017 | 22:43

The four-time world champion has reportedly agreed to move to the constructors champions at the end of the current campaign where he would be partnered with Lewis Hamilton. "If you look race by race, and overall, they've been dominant and it's hard to beat that, but we're doing our best". Ferrari closed the gap to the front but it was still Mercedes ahead and still Hamilton fastest overall.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:38

Mr Corbyn's visit comes as Labour pledges to protect the "triple lock" pension policy, which was introduced under David Cameron and means pensions increase in line with average earnings, inflation or 2.5%, whichever is highest. "The approach to worldwide security we have been using since the 1990s simply has not worked", he added. Britain's voters head to the polls for a general electi.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:11

Trump wrote: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" According to the White House, one of the many reasons Comey was sacked was because he failed to stop sensitive leaks of information to the media.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:13

Sources said, 26 people had been killed and almost 30 were injured when the 90-feet long and 14-feet high wall collapsed on them following heavy rain and storm on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, a case was on Thursday registered against the owner of the marriage hall, while his younger brother has been arrested. Rajasthan is one of India's most arid states, but suffers frequent dust and rain storms during the hotter months.

by | May 13, 2017 | 22:14

Amid conflicting accounts of the Comey firing, Trump also suggested canceling White House news briefings and said it may be better to provide written responses to questions. "During my tenure as DNI, it was my practice to defer to the FBI director, both Director Mueller and then subsequently Director Comey , on whether, when and to what extent they would inform me about such investigations", Clapper told senators.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:36

Yesterday, President Donald Trump approved supplying arms to the Kurdish People's Protection Units despite opposition from the US' NATO ally, Turkey, which views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, a group both countries classify as terrorist.

by | May 13, 2017 | 22:02

Speaking about his origins, PM Modi said he hails from the land of Gujarat from where Mahatma Gandhi also came. Earlier in the day, Modi was the chief guest at the inauguration in Colombo of the UN-recognised 14th International Vesak Day meant to mark the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Lord Buddha.

by | May 13, 2017 | 20:55

Anyone seeking non-urgent medical assistance is advised to call NHS 111 for free advice, or to visit their local pharmacy. Operations were cancelled, ambulances diverted and computer systems crucial to the care of the seriously ill failed as Friday's worldwide cyber attack crippled hospitals across the UK's National Health Service.

by | May 13, 2017 | 22:28

Coates, who is also an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President - and a member since 1990 - is being challenged for the role by Danielle Roche. The AOC executive and national sports federations will vote after the athletes' commission effectively told the AOC to live up to the same Olympic ideals it expects of sportspeople.

by | May 13, 2017 | 20:59

The report said, apart from the issue of prostrate challenges, President Buhari was also affected by a medical condition known as "Crohn's disease", that has affected his digestive system. Information Minister Lai Mohammed told the BBC that the president's health was "a personal matter" and that Nigerians have been kept aware of his condition.

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:30

Footage shot Friday night shows armored vehicles and personnel carriers on the road. The military said the YPG has targeted Turkish border posts from Afrin and Tal Abyad, areas held by the group in northern Syria. The YPG issue has been a source of tension between Ankara and Washington for a long time. The infighting is pitting the powerful Army of Islam group against Al Rahman Corps and Al Qaeda-linked group the Levant Liberation Committee, or Hayat Tahrir Al Sham.

by | May 13, 2017 | 22:07

President Donald Trump is seen below as he speaks at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ., Saturday, April, 29, 2017. So that's why you've got to be on your A-game, 'cause when one of you messes up, he blames your entire group. I'm watching the news! Trump made clear that he was trying to draw a direct contrast with the news media, saying that they deserved "a very, very big fat failing grade" for their coverage, before shifting to a ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 21:53

It was unclear if the two were known to each other. When the shooting happened student Valeria Sanchez said, "I left my laptop and everything, but I didn't look back because I didn't care". While Texas' Campus Carry law is in effect at public universities, the law doesn't go into effect at private universities and community colleges until August of this year.