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Sri Lanka monsoon toll climbs to 164

Sri Lanka monsoon toll climbs to 164

The monsoon rains are the the worst to hit Sri Lanka since 2003. Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake said , adding that he expected two ships full of relief supplies from India to help meet the need. Some 471,000 people remain displaced while over 75,000 people are now being housed in over 330 temporary relief accommodation. The government deployed 2,000 military personnel in the affected areas . Read More

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The UK threat level has been reduced from 'critical' to 'severe'

The UK threat level has been reduced from 'critical' to 'severe'

The Joint Terrorism Analysis Center had increased the level to "critical" - meaning an attack is imminent - after Monday's suicide bombing that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester . "They have made excellent progress with this investigation and, on behalf of the people of Greater Manchester, I would like to thank them for the incredible service they have given". Read More

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Australia plans to ban pedophiles from traveling overseas

Australia plans to ban pedophiles from traveling overseas

Ms. Bishop explained that the government intends to penalise any convicted paedophile who leaves the country without permission from competent authorities and can have their passports cancelled. Independent Senator Derryn Hinch , who was molested as a child and was jailed twice as a radio broadcaster for naming pedophiles in contravention of court orders, took credit for the government initiative. Read More

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Israel Celebrates 50 Years Since Conquering Jerusalem

Israel Celebrates 50 Years Since Conquering Jerusalem

Iran, on the other hand, slammed Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia as a "theatrical gathering" that would not effectively fight terrorism in the Middle East . It was a wise move and a positive thing that had a strategic element to it - understanding that there are limits to how far you can go without addressing the Israeli-Palestinian relationship". Read More

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Kayaker attacked by great white shark

In the end, there was no harm and no foul, but being in the water, hoping and praying that the shark wouldn't end it all is something Correiar will never forget. Correiar swam away from the boat - and shark - toward the shore, where a bystander filmed the episode. Then, out of nowhere, a small sailboat appeared in Correiar's line of sight. Read More

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European allies see the two sides of Trump

European allies see the two sides of Trump

Trump also understands that Germany is bound by the rules of the European Union and could not unilaterally change its trade policies, Cohn said . To all of humanity and together we will overcome this threat. Other leaders of the Group of Seven nations had viewed with trepidation their summit, held at a cliff-top hotel overlooking the Mediterranean, after four preparatory meetings failed to clear up differences with the Trump administration on trade, how to deal with Russian Federation and ... Read More

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Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Noriega closes a chapter in our history". The former general ruled Panama from 1983 to 1989 until USA forces invaded and removed him from power. With the knowledge of U.S. He died at 11 p.m. local time. Widely reviled when he was Panama's de facto leader from 1983 until 1989, his small cadre of remaining supporters had kept a low profile and even bitter opponents dismissed Noriega as part of a distant, shadowy past. Read More

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Donald Trump's first foreign tour: his most awkward moments

Donald Trump's first foreign tour: his most awkward moments

The week after Trump's victory, I wrote , "Despite my extreme reservations, I'm rooting for the Trump administration... I hope I have reason to vote for Trump in 2020". Those expecting miracles of Mr Trump are going to be disappointed. During his campaign, Mr. Trump, addressing the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), vowed to move the U.S embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , a controversial plan that would imply recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Read More

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Police make fresh arrest over Manchester bombing

Of the 15 arrests thus far, two men have been released without charges and 13 others remain in custody on suspicion of terror offenses. He returned to the United Kingdom from Libya just days before exploding a homemade bomb packed with metal bolts and screws, carried in a rucksack, murdering 22 people after the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday 22 May. Read More

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Iraqi forces launch operation to capture last IS-held enclave in Mosul

Sha'aban Nasiri, a former major-general in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was killed in battle near Mosul , Joint Operation Command spokesman Col. He said the offensive targets the districts of Al-Shifa, Al-Mostashfa Al-Jomhuri, Zinjili and Al-Sehha Al-Oula in the city's western half. In February, Iraqi forces closely backed by the USA -led coalition launched the operation for western Mosul , initially planning to clear it of IS fighters south-to-north. Read More

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Pro-Palestinian Protesters Clash with Police at Jerusalem Old City Gate

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Clash with Police at Jerusalem Old City Gate

Trump described his meetings with the leaders of the Muslim world and Arab nations from all across the region in Riyadh as "an epic gathering" and "a historic event". "Making peace, however, will not be easy, we all know - both sides will face tough decisions - but with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal", Trump said. Read More

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US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

The Turkish embassy claimed that the protesters were "affiliated with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party)" - a banned separatist group in Turkey - and had assembled without permission. In all, nine people were hurt. That Mr.Erdogan has unfortunately been successful in stifling dissent in Turkey doesn't give him license to come to this country and attack one of its most basic, and cherished, freedoms. Read More

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Israelis rally for Palestinian state, end of occupation

Thousands of Israelis have rallied in Tel Aviv in support of a Palestinian state ahead of the 50th anniversary of Israel's occupation of Palestinian land. And everywhere, all across Palestine, families, mothers of prisoners, suffer from being denied visits to their children. President Donald Trump talked up the prospects of peace between Israelis and Palestinians yesterday, saying he believed both sides were committed to a historic deal. Read More

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Kushner sought secret back channel with Russian Federation

Kushner sought secret back channel with Russian Federation

Trump confirmed the USA support of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation but left European leaders guessing on whether he would support the Paris climate agreement. Above, Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ceremony in Brussels, May 28, 2017 . Graham said in an interview on CNN's " State of the Union " that Comey told the Senate and House select committees on intelligence about such an email, but never indicated it was fake. Read More

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Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports

Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports

After returning late Saturday from his first foreign trip as president, Trump geared up to combat concerns over his advisers' ties to Russian Federation, including explosive reports about Jared Kushner , his indispensable aide-de-camp. "Jared is doing a great job for the country", Trump said in a statement to the New York Times on Sunday evening about one of his closest advisors. Read More

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Trump pledges to 'get to the bottom' of leaks

Yes, in fact, there is. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate. That's not true even of other democracies. Pretty hard, says David Bitkower, a former principal deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's criminal division. Frustration has been expressed at every level of British government. Read More

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Draft a sign of progress on South China Sea code of conduct

Southeast Asian nations and China should start with a "gentleman's agreement" on the busy South China Sea waterway because no mechanism exists to legally enforce any deal, the Philippine foreign minister said on Friday. "If he [Jinping] really said that, let us go to the United Nations", the senator added, voicing concern the issue can be blown out of proportion and trigger a war. Read More

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Trump condemns killing of pair who tried to stop racist rant

As three men stood up against the attack, Christian fatally stabbed two of them, Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, and Rick Best, 54, while Micah Fletcher, 21, is now being treated at a hospital. Christian is now being held without bail on various charges included aggravated murder, according to police . Jeremy Joseph Christian , 35, a suspect in the case, was arrested on aggravated murder charges, in addition to charges of attempted murder, intimidation and being a felon in possession of a ... Read More

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Palestinian prisoners end 40-day mass hunger strike after reaching deal

Both Karaka and the Israeli Prisons Service did not initially divulge the full details of the agreement. "Then two hours later everything changed", he said, adding that Israeli negotiators had began talks with Barghouti. Some observers say the Palestinian Authority's refusal to pay for Israeli energy was one way to try to win back some control of Gaza . More than 6,000 Palestinians are now in prison for offences linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, for charges ranging from ... Read More

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Ariana Grande To Play Benefit Concert In Manchester

Abedi's father, Ramadan Abedi, was allegedly a member of the al-Qaeda-backed Libyan Islamic Fighting group in the 1990s, according to a former Libyan security official, Abdel-Basit Haroun. "They blocked the whole street", he said, adding that he saw the man handcuffed and taken away in a auto. Mr.Hopkins said the leaks "caused much distress for families that are already suffering terribly with their loss". Read More

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Philippines pounds militants; civilians found shot dead

Philippines pounds militants; civilians found shot dead

President Rodrigo Duterte placed Mindanao under martial law on May 23 as insurgents in Marawi with ISIS flags burned buildings, occupied offices and freed more than 100 inmates from jail. The discovery confirms days of speculation that Maute rebels had killed civilians during a bloody takeover of Marawi City , that the military believes is aimed at winning the Maute recognition from ISIS as a South-east Asian affiliate. Read More

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