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by | May 29, 2017 | 16:56

The Foreign Ministry said another ship filled with relief supplies from India will arrive in Colombo on Sunday. The disaster management centre said dozens of deaths were reported from Kalutara and Ratnapura. The army, navy and air force were continuing to try to reach marooned villagers and evacuate those living in areas prone to mudslides, he said. The US has said it will provide relief goods worth 150 million Sri Lankan rupees.

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:03

Her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) clinched 34.3 percent of the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), first results showed, snatching control of the sprawling industrial region which has been a Social Democratic Party (SPD) stronghold for decades.

by | May 29, 2017 | 17:12

Iranians want the nuclear deal to survive, and the signs are that President Rouhani and Iran will keep to their side of the bargain. "I wish you health, success in all your undertakings, and I wish lasting peace and prosperity to the friendly people of Iran", reads the congratulatory message of the President of Armenia Sargsyan.

by | May 29, 2017 | 17:25

As the government retakes much of the city, the scope of the battle is becoming clearer. The violence prompted Duterte on Tuesday to declare 60 days of martial law in the southern Philippines, where a Muslim separatist rebellion has raged for decades.

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:51

He initially failed to report these meetings on his security clearance forms, according to The New York Times , although his lawyer claimed this was an accident and said the forms would be changed. "Fake News is the enemy", Mr. Trump said, as he took aim at the news media. "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", he wrote.

by | May 29, 2017 | 17:20

Singer Ariana Grande is all set to return to Manchester for a benefit concert this weekend after the deadly attack at her Monday gig in the British city claimed the lives of 22 people, including children. The UK threat level had also been reduced from critical to severe and soldiers deployed to support police were set to be gradually withdrawn from Monday night.

by | May 29, 2017 | 17:01

But EU Council President Donald Tusk said on Sunday he was more optimistic now - compared to after the United States election last November - following Mr Trump's meetings with EU leaders in Brussels. -European relations after contentious meetings with President Donald Trump last week, saying Europe "really must take our fate into our own hands ".

by | May 29, 2017 | 17:10

French President Macron said, "You have to show you won't make little concessions, even symbolic ones". The first meeting between Trump and Macron at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit was immortalized in this decidedly awkward video , and by the time the two sat down for their first formal meeting with the press in attendance, the French president had another plan in place.

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:23

The huge police response that followed saw raids in several cities as counter-terror efforts were focused on cornering his suspected criminal ring. The family of one victim, 18-year-old Georgina Callander, said her life had been cut short by "evil, evil men prepared to ruin lives and destroy families".

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:05

He added, "It makes no sense that the Russian ambassador would report back to Moscow on a channel that he most likely knows we're monitoring". Democrats raised new concerns about Kushner. However, the eve of his return brought the biggest story to date: A Washington Post report about Kushner's alleged proposal to the Russians to create a secret channel out of the reach of United States spymasters.

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:25

The actual provisions of the Code of Conduct are uncertain, as none of the parties have divulged any details since their announcement. The document would be submitted to a meeting of the foreign ministers of China and the ASEAN states in August in the Philippines.

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:03

In a decree published in the Official Diary, President Michel Temer revoked the order issued a day earlier, "considering the halt to acts of destruction and violence and the subsequent reestablishment of law and order". With the country deeply divided and a political crisis deepening, a session of the lower house of Congress became chaotic, with opposition politicians surrounding the speaker's desk in protest and holding signs saying that Congress' workings should be transparent.

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:26

British officials say they are angry about information leaked to the media by USA intelligence sources. Mr. Trump is not the only US president to urge allies to increase military spending, but he is the first to not explicitly commit to NATO's collective defense clause: "An attack on one is an attack on all".

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:10

In a statement released after Trump arrived at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, the president said the leaks posed a serious security threat. "I will be making it clear to President Trump that intelligence shared between law enforcement agencies must remain secure", May said. The BBC reports that, as a result of the leak, police investigating the bomb attack have stopped sharing information with the US.

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:15

After the meeting, the council president, Uruguay's Ambassador Elbio Rosselli, said that "clearly sanctions are a way to go", but stressed support for diplomacy to engage with Pyongyang. Pyongyang, three days earlier, celebrated test of the "perfect weapon system" after the nation launched what it claimed as a new kind of intermediate-range ballistic missile system which can carry "a large-size heavy nuclear warhead".

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:33

JOHN YANG: Do you see much reason for optimism that President Trump is going to get these talks, this peace process going again? Protesters also rejected Trump's portrayal of the Palestinian faction Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, as a "terrorist" group.

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:18

SFGate shared the video Sunday (May 28), showing the shark attack a red kayak and its stranded kayaker waving his arms for help before a sailboat arrives to ferry him away. He said he had tried to call the Coast Guard for help using his emergency Global Positioning System but they had trouble hearing him. "At this point I was really nervous".

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:02

Those that studied the switch said the circuit board could either have been used as a time or intended as a failsafe following an accomplice to trigger the bomb if Abedi didn't. Manchester's Libyan community held a meeting Wednesday night on combating radicalism, he said. The BBC said Manchester Police hoped to resume normal intelligence relationships soon but is now furious .

by | May 29, 2017 | 17:03

But just hours after Ms Rudd complained, The New York Times newspaper again scooped British authorities and other media by publishing photographs from the scene of remnants of the bomb. Greater Manchester Police said the latest arrest took place in the inner city Moss Side neighbourhood and was connected to the terror attack that killed 22 people and left scores injured during an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday, Efe news reported .

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:51

Trump , who had been uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter during his nine-day trip overseas, resumed his favorite past-time with fury on Sunday, dismissing allegations of Russian Federation ties as " fake news " and "fabricated lies". Schiff said he was "disappointed" with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster's response to reports that Kushner discussed setting up a backchannel to the Kremlin.

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:22

The bombing was the latest in a series of IS-claimed attacks in Europe that have coincided with a US-led offensive against the jihadist group in Syria and Iraq. Abdedi was known to British security services before the bombing, the government has said, but Rudd declined to comment on exactly what had been known about him.

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:23

Suicide bomber Abedi was born in Britain to a Libyan family, grew up in Manchester's southern suburbs and once attended Salford University there. Ramadan Abedi and his 18-year-old son Hashim Abedi were arrested by Libyan counter-terrorist officers in Tripoli, who say Hashim has confessed that both he and his brother Salman - accused of the suicide bombing - were a part of IS.

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:56

The dollar edged higher against a basket of currencies on Monday, moving away from last week's 6.5 month lows and shrugging off news of North Korea's latest missile test as investor attention turned to the Federal Reserve's expected interest rate hike next month.

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:19

On Monday night, an explosion occurred at the Manchester Arena at the end of a concert of U.S. singer Ariana Grande . Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said a 25-year-old man had been detained on suspicion of terror offences in the Old Trafford area.

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:02

US President Donald Trump talked up the prospects of peace between Israelis and Palestinians on Tuesday, saying he believed both sides were committed to an historic deal. Trump spoke in general terms about his belief that the time is ripe to reach a deal, but made not mention of a two-state solution. " President Abbas assures me he is ready to work towards that goal in good faith, and Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu has promised the same".

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:13

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: " Jeremy Corbyn can promise what he likes, but can't deliver anything because his sums don't add up and he isn't up to the job of keeping Britain safe". "He talks now as though he could defend the country, but for 30 years he's been against (anti-terrorism measures)", she said. "The hairstyle is gone, some of the views are gone".

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:47

Six days after Salman Abedi killed 22 people attending an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena , authorities have searched several apartments in an investigation that extends to Libya, where his relatives live. teen pop idol Ariana Grande. Competitors fell silent as the clocks struck 9:00, followed by sustained applause as Oasis song "Don't Look Back In Anger" played over the tannoy, sparking a sing-a-long.

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:16

North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Monday, the South's military and Japan said, a move that ratcheted up tensions over the North's quest to develop weapons capable of hitting the United States. President Donald Trump has alternated between bellicosity and flattery in his public statements about North Korea, but his administration is still working to solidify a policy to handle its nuclear ambitions.

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:27

More rains are expected in the next two days as the depression in the east central Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm "MORA" and is now moving away from the island, it said. The relief goods, to be dispatched to Colombo by a chartered flight soon, include tents, blankets, sheets, rain boots and life jackets. WHO will be supporting the Ministry of Health to deploy medical teams to the affected districts.

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:01

Police have searched more properties in connection with the Manchester Arena attack as officers made a fresh arrest as part of the investigation. Greater Manchester Police have made an appeal to the public for information about his movements since 18 May, when he returned to the United Kingdom from overseas.

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:31

These searches are connected to Monday's horrific attack. This comes after the New York Times published photographs Wednesday from the scene of attack, which Islamic State group ( ISIS ) took responsibility for. "Compared to other people I'm quite lucky really", she said. Manchester police halted their sharing of investigative information with the USA through most of Thursday until receiving fresh assurance there would be an end to leaks to the media.

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:21

Suga, the Japanese cabinet secretary, said the missile fell about 300 kilometers (190 miles) north of the Oki islands in southwestern Japan and 500 kilometers (310 miles) west of Sado island in central Japan. What does North Korea want and why? "This is in direct opposition to our demands in regards to the denuclearization and peace of the Korean Peninsula".

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:07

But while it's normally Trump who refuses to relinquish his acquaintance's hand, it was Macron who appeared to keep Trump trapped in the handshake as cameras captured both leaders' jaws appearing to clench. U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania, greet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe, as they arrive for a concert in the Ancient Theatre of Taormina ( 3rd century BC) in the Sicilian citadel o.

by | May 29, 2017 | 16:06

It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media. Perhaps the biggest headline was a report that Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications line with the Russian government during a meeting with Russia's ambassador in early December.

by | May 29, 2017 | 15:47

Police said except for six stone pelting incidents on Sunday those were handled with maximum restraint by the security forces, the valley remained peaceful. All educational institutions have been ordered to remain closed on Monday in the Kashmir Valley. Meanwhile, normal life elsewhere in the valley remained affected due to a two-day strike called by separatists to protest the killing of the two militants and the alleged use of "brute force" against protesters.