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by | May 29, 2017 | 05:34

Landslides, mudslides and raging floods are common during the monsoon season in Sri Lanka. Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka's southern and western regions have killed at least 122 people, officials said Saturday, while the country's Disaster Management Center said 97 people were still reported missing and almost 500,000 were displaced.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:28

The fighting in Libya's capital of Tripoli injured 130 others and officials said they expect more casualties. The clashes appear to pit forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA) against fighters who opposed a political deal establishing the GNA that was signed in the Moroccan town of Skhirat in 2015.

by | May 29, 2017 | 05:25

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday's missile had a flight range of about 450 kilometres (280 miles). The latest weapons test comes after a spate of missile launches, military drills and threats from the Pyongyang as the USA seeks to tighten the screws on the North.

by | May 29, 2017 | 05:22

It was a meeting of mixed outcome with Trump and his G7 colleagues finally agreeing on trade/protectionism but not climate change . The senator said during an interview with CNN's State of the Union on Sunday that it would be an issue for the us if Trump did not reaffirm the country's previous commitment to the accord, made under former president Barack Obama in 2015.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:21

Flynn briefly served as Trump's national security adviser before being fired in February after officials said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed US sanctions against Russian Federation in a phone call.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:37

The Lib Dem leader insisted to Sky News that the party was making progress, saying: "We've got 103,000 members now, it's our biggest membership, we raced past that in the first few days of the election campaign". The Lib Dems are hopeful that their pro-EU stance will attract support from the 48 per cent of Britons who backed remaining in the bloc in last year's referendum, although opinion polls suggest the message has not won over many people from the two major parties who opposed Brexit.

by | May 29, 2017 | 05:26

While addressing the Arab-Islamic-US summit, he said countries must ensure that no terror outfit is existing in their soil. Over the weekend, Mr Trump received the highest civilian honour in Saudi Arabia and bowed while he received it. "Drive them out! Drive them out of your places of worship, drive them out of your communities, drive them out of your holy land and drive them out of this earth", he said.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:41

Opposition to the invasion was a cross party effort with Charles Kennedy (Lib-Dem), Jeremy Corbyn and Tony Benn ( Labour ), Alex Salmond ( SNP ) and Ken Clarke ( Tory ) amongst the most vocal opponents. But 51% said that May would make a better PM, compared with 30% for Corbyn. "We must be fearless enough to admit the "war on terror" is simply not working", Mr Corbyn, a longtime peace activist who opposed British involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, planned to say.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:37

The Turkish government is accusing US security personnel of taking "aggressive and unprofessional actions" against bodyguards working for Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan who attacked a group of peaceful protesters in Washington, D.C.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:40

It was not initially clear if Kushner stepping down or taking on a reduced role is part of the potential reshuffle. As the White House scrambles to deal with the fallout from the latest revelations about contact between Donald Trump's campaign team and Russian Federation, there is said to be mounting that talk that his favoured advisor, Jared Kushner , may have to take a leave of absence.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:45

Marwan Barghouti , a high-profile prisoner who enjoys broad support among Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza , called for the "Freedom and Dignity" strike. Israel's public security minister, Gilad Erdan, alleged that the hunger strike was motivated by a power struggle in Abbas' Fatah movement. Around 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jail have been on hunger strikes since mid-April.

by | May 29, 2017 | 05:16

The bombing in Manchester struck a chord among leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron who drew on his own country's experience of several jihadist attacks that have killed more than 230 people since 2015. "One must show that you won't make small concessions, even symbolic ones". U.S. President Donald Trump shakes has with French President Emmanuel Macron at the top of a meeting at the U.S.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:48

The strategic juncture in the Syrian desert aids government plans to go after IS in Deir el-Zour, one of the militants' last major stronghold in Syria . The crowded battlefield has been a scene of escalating friction in recent weeks, as the government and its allies pushed their way further south where rebel fighters backed by the USA military also operate.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:43

The White House said Donald Trump had been briefed about the latest launch. United States media reported earlier that Trump might order a strike against North Korea in light of the latter's military activities. And a week before, on Sunday May 14, North Korea launched its Hwasong-12 intermediate range ballistic missile , a type that could be capable of traveling up to 4,500km.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:19

Trump left Israel on Tuesday extolling the prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement but leaving no clear indication of how he plans to bring to it fruition. Trump has spent more time courting the Arab states and extolling their willingness to make peace with Israel than he has in courting Israel itself, and whatever else the Sunni states may be, they are not going to be used as props.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:52

Schiff said he disagreed with White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster's suggestion that such back-channel communications might be typical and not concerning. - According to several aides and outside allies of President Donald Trump , his top priority upon his return from his first foreign trip will be a possible retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a "war room" inside the White House.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:33

Western powers in the Group of 7 meeting declared in a joint statement that North Korea was a "top priority" on the global agenda on nonproliferation and disarmament, and called on the worldwide community to "redouble its efforts" to ensure the implementation of relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:18

A federal appeals court in Virginia upheld the decision to block the Trump administration's second attempted ban, which would have barred citizens of six Muslim-majority nations from entering the USA for 120 days. The Appellate Court opined that the revised EO served more to effectuate the president's agenda of religious discrimination against Muslims rather than its stated objective to protect national security and prevent possible terrorist attacks.

by | May 29, 2017 | 05:06

But thousands of mourners defied the security curbs Sunday to attended the burial of the rebel commander in his hometown amid anti-India and pro-Independence slogans. Elsewhere in the valley, normal life was hit due to strike called by separatist groups. The clashes continued for some time. At both the places, cops fired tear smoke canisters to disperse the stone pelting youth.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:05

While the G7 allies weren't able to nail down Trump's stance on the Paris climate accord, they did get some more clarity on the administration's position concerning sanctions against Russian Federation. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is among those advocating for the stay with the deal, said this past week that Trump wouldn't decide on the issue until he returns to the U.S.

by | May 29, 2017 | 05:05

The bill requires the state to set up a special judicial security division and allows personal security for state judges who have been threatened or attacked. The tax is applied to wages over $200,000 for an individual and over $250,000 for a married couple.The Texas House passed Senate Bill 8, the pro-life legislation that bans the procedure of partial-birth abortions, dismemberment abortion, and prohibits the sale of fetal tissues and organs late last week.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:52

Mr. Bunning had a stroke in October. As a major league pitcher from 1955 to 1971, he played for the Detroit Tigers , Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers. Bunning's death Friday, May 26, 2017, was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. Born in Southgate in 1931, Bunning graduated from Cincinnati's St.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:52

The trip was executed to near perfection and it appears the president has made great progress on the broad range of objectives his team articulated to me when I met with senior White House and State Department officials during their preparations.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:24

Hundreds of radicals from Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, have flocked overseas to fight with IS, and the country has seen a surge in plots and attacks linked to the jihadists over the past year. Indonesia, the world's most populated Muslim-majority country, has seen a rise in radicalism and ISIS-inspired attacks, and police believe this latest incident is tied to global terror.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:41

The journalist also reports that despite having a €60 million release clause, City and Benfica are discussing a fee in the region of €40 million (£34.9 million) for Ederson. City are seeking a new goalkeeper after allowing Willy Caballero to leave the Etihad Stadium at the end of his contract, while Chile worldwide Claudio Bravo has struggled to impress after signing from Barcelona.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:23

Trump arrived in Bethlehem in a motorcade, crossing a checkpoint at Israel's controversial separation wall, and was greeted by Abbas and other dignitaries outside the presidential palace, The Washington Examiner reported . Israel and Saudi Arabia have no official relations but both have expressed serious concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions. TRUMP: I will call them, from now on, losers, because that's what they are.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:58

The operation went wrong as the militants called in reinforcements and swept through the mostly Muslim city of 200,000 people. Washington has offered a $5 million reward for information leading to Hapilon's capture, but he has proved elusive.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:56

In this May 23, 2017, photo, White House senior adviser Jared. Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, had contacts with Moscow in December about opening a secret back channel of communications, according to news reports published while Trump was away on his trip.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:53

Investigators said the attack was not meant to extort money, as most ransomware attacks do. But the cross-border police agency Europol said the situation was "stable" after attacks that struck computers in British hospital wards, European vehicle factories and Russian banks.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:29

Mrs May announced in Wrexham that the Conservatives would include a possible cap on social care costs in a consultation set to take place after the general election. Just last Thursday, May threw out plans for a cap. The Conservative page claims Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has been "running a scare campaign of false claims to deliberately mislead some of the most vulnerable members of our society" over the policy reform, and that the new way will mean the elderly will no long have to ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:41

As per the latest information, the Indian Army retaliated to the firing from the Pakistani side. One terrorist was killed in the Nangi Tekri area in a gunfight which erupted when the security forces foiled another infiltration bid along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:34

The Islamic State (IS) has owned up to attacks in Marawi City, Lanao del Norte, that prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to place the entire Mindanao island under martial law late Tuesday and forced thousands to flee the city on Wednesday for fear of being caught in the crossfire between government troops and the terrorist Maute Group.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:05

British Interior Minister Amber Rudd had described the leaks as "irritating" early on Thursday, after details about bomber Salman Abedi , including his name, first appeared in US media , adding that Britain's allies were perfectly clear that it "shouldn't happen again".

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:15

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, Britain's top counterterrorism police officer, said authorities have dismantled a "large part" of the network around bomber Salman Abedi. On Friday, UK Security Minister Ben Wallace told CNN in Manchester that there are "over 400 investigations now ongoing by the security services and police into terrorist planning or people thinking about terrorist planning".

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:27

In another Instagram post, Mika Brzezinski posted a photo of her parents, writing, "My father and mother both escaped Europe before the start of World War II. Brzezinski was born in 1928 in Poland. During his time serving as a counsellor to President Lyndon B Johnson from 1966 to 1968, he persuaded the administration to adopt peaceful engagement as the U.S.