Most of the deaths have occurred due to mountainsides collapsing on homes, authorities say . Sri Lanka's government appealed to the United Nations as well as other countries for help with rescue and relief measures. The death toll from severe flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka has increased up to 113 by the end of the day, Saturday, Co- Cabinet spokesman Minister Dr.
He said that his house is now submerged under eight feet of water. Compounding the misery, when the water does recede, Sri Lankans are also being warned to expect a jump in cases of the mosquito-borne diseases, like dengue fever. Sri Lanka has already appealed for global assistance from the United Nations and neighboring countries. "We have a problem of limited resources to cope with the situation".
On Wednesday, The New York Times posted photos that show what it said could be the detonator, a battery, nuts and screws for shrapnel, and fragments of a backpack used in the attack. There are 32 now in Manchester hospitals, of which 18 are adults and 14 are children. The incident, which came as concertgoers were preparing to leave an Ariana Grande concert in the city's heart, took the lives of at least 22 people, including several children.
Macron won the French presidency on May 7. Abe adds, "there is a danger it can spread like a contagious disease". The president also raised eyebrows with his comment in a private meeting that Germans are "bad" for having a large trade surplus with the U.S.
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe condemned the missile launch and vowed to work with President Trump to address North Korea's repeated threats. This sets up the possibility that North Korea hopes to use the test to show it can hit USA targets near and far and emphasize its defiance of US -led pressure on its missile and nuclear programs, which has included vague threats from President Donald Trump and the arrival in Korean waters of powerful USA military hardware.
Allman long thought his mother was abandoning them before realising she had chosen a better option than an orphanage. On Saturday, May 27, 2017, a publicist said the musician, the singer for The Allman Brother. Shortly thereafter, Duane , the band's ultra-talented lead guitarist, was killed in a motorcycle crash in 1971. In addition to blues , the band also was known for its crystal guitar harmonies between Duane and Dickey Betts , jazz influences and a free-wheeling approach that ...
US President Donald Trump is sticking by his son-in-law and White House confidant Jared Kushner . But Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said Kushner should not be in possession of security clearance while the investigation was underway.
This brought the official death toll from almost a week of fighting to at least 85, reports said . He has been equally outspoken during the Marawi clashes, reassuring soldiers that he will protect them if they commit abuses during the conflict, including rape.
Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments in these areas were shut, the officials said. Barring a few incidents of stone pelting in Pulwama , Kulgam, Shopian and Sopore , the situation across the valley remained peaceful, a police spokesman said.
After years of falling ticket prices, European carriers in recent weeks have reported seeing signs of a turnaround as the decline in fares slows. Sales at Europe's largest airline in terms of passengers rose 2% to €6.648bn for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2017.
Two major groups representing older Americans and doctors urged United States senators Monday to be careful in making big changes to Obamacare, as their Republican counterparts in the House of Representatives have called for. "The working group that counts is all 52 of us, and we're having extensive meetings" daily, McConnell said last week. "Our people can not afford these premium increases".
The court had on May 26 directed BJP stalwarts Advani , Joshi and Bharti to appear before it on May 30 for framing of charges in the case. The conspiracy charge against Advani and others was dropped by a special CBI Court in 2001, and the decision was endorsed by the Allahabad High Court in 2010.
The Europeans, she added, really have to take our destiny into our own hands , even though Germany and the European Union continue to strive to maintain good relations with the United States and the United Kingdom. Trump did not hold a news conference after the summit but later tweeted that he would make his "final decision" on the Paris accord this week. Ties with the US and Britain are not the only worldwide issue for Merkel.
French President Emmanuel Macron's party is expected to emerge with the most seats in June's parliamentary election, a poll showed on Monday, with Macron also scoring well in terms of general popularity. "I don't believe in diplomacy through public criticism, but in my bilateral dialogues I don't let anything pass". The handshake made headlines, both for its length and the apparent intensity between the two leaders, both of them relative newcomers on the world stage.
He ran so hard in the Derby and today just wasn't his day." Always Dreaming lost for the first time in five races this year". Castellano was thrilled to ride his second Preakness victor, his first in 11 years. Turns out, Always Dreaming really wasn't ready for such a quick turnaround. He was unable to reproduce his Kentucky Derby effort when coming back in two weeks at Pimlico.
Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt is reportedly returning to Israel on Thursday for talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah to follow-up the U.S. "There's a lot of love out there". Trump also spoke out about the attack later that day while visiting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Israel Museum.
When Trump tried to lighten the mood with a joke about NATO's gleaming new home base - "I never asked once what the new NATO Headquarters cost" - there was no laughter from his counterparts. "Our NATO allies responded swiftly and decisively", Trump said, "invoking for the first time in its history the Article 5 collective defense commitments".
Jong Nam, who travelled with a passport bearing the name of Kim Chol, died on the way to Putrajaya Hospital. He said prosecutors on Tuesday are expected to ask for the case to be transferred to the High Court for trial at a later date. Lawyer Datuk Jagjit Singh appeared as a watching brief for the embassy of the Democratic Republic of Korea. The CCTV footage and the autopsy report are important in preparing a defense, Gooi said.
For many, Memorial Day is a day off or an opportunity to go to the beach, but for families like the Harris family, it's an opportunity to see and honor loved ones. "Special, special people", he added. "Memorial Day is always very humbling", said state Rep. Rick Williams (R-Milledgeville), who was the keynote speaker at the annual ceremony.
LONDON (AP ) Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn faced tough questions and a skeptical audience in a live TV event Monday night ahead of next week's parliamentary elections. Theresa May just endured a auto crash interview with Jeremy Paxman. The man himself will be happy with the outome of tonight's Channel Four/Sky News special, arranged after May ducked a head-to-head debate.
While President Donald Trump's invitation to Erdogan - and his lavish praise for Turkey during the visit - were widely seen as having enhanced Erdogan's stature at home, the USA administration did not appear to budge on any of Erdogan's most pressing requests, including the demand not to arm the YPG.
However, the meteorological department said it expected more rain on Monday and Tuesday that could hamper relief operations. Bangladeshi authorities ordered all fishing crews to return to shore and advised people living in the southeastern area of Cox's Bazar to move to higher ground.
That thinking changed in April with the missile strike fired against Assad's air force in response to Assad's deadly chemical weapons attack . A US defense official said the convoy did not respond to numerous warnings and was "getting too close to coalition forces".
Theresa May has lowered the terror threat level as fresh arrests and raids have been carried out linked to Monday's suicide bombing. "This is due to the fact that the government of Great Britain has raised the level of the terrorist threat in the country to the maximum possible", it said.
In 2010, Corbyn said about Hamas during a television interview: "'You have to recognize that the reality is they have a great deal of support, they have a great deal of respect from a lot of Palestinians who wouldn't necessarily politically agree with them but recognize they are serious, hard-working and they are not corrupt".
The new laws will reportedly give Australia the toughest anti-child-sex tourism regime in the world, and is being introduced after 780 registered child-sex offenders travelled overseas a year ago. The bold crackdown will make it a crime for convicted child-sex offenders to leave or attempt to leave the country, as the government says no to overseas sex tourism.
United States at odds with other six members as President Donald Trump refuses to endorse the Paris climate change accord. "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very unsatisfying", announced German chancellor Angela Merkel , clearly frustrated with Trump's indecision during the talks.
On Saturday, Merkel said she was not pleased following the G-7 meetings, particularly on the issue of climate change, saying that talks were "very unsatisfactory". German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has harshly criticized Donald Trump, saying the USA president's actions have "weakened the West" and his "short-sighted" policies have hurt European Union interests.
Trump, who has previously said that global warming is a hoax set up by the Chinese, said he needs some time to reflect before he makes a permanent decision on the issue. Earth is likely to reach more risky levels of warming even sooner if the USA retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said.
Victory for the 12-time major victor was the flawless way to mark his 50th successive Grand Slam appearance but the world No 2 will need to improve if he is to defend his Roland Garros title. "He has a lot to share with me outside and inside of the tennis lines, I'm really enjoying it so far", Djokovic said about 1999 French Open victor Agassi afterwards.
Tributes for the people who died in Monday's bomb attack fill a street in Manchester . British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to bring up the leaks to U.S. "We will never be able to understand why events like this take place because it is not in our nature, which is why we shouldn't recoil", she wrote .
With the knowledge of U.S. officials, Noriega (right) formed "the hemisphere's first narcokleptocracy", a U.S. Senate subcommittee report said. Panama's former military strongman, Manuel Antonio Noriega, a once-valued US spy asset who was later overthrown as an accused drug lord in a 1989 USA invasion, died at a Panama City hospital at the age of 83.
The fact that Merkel reiterated many of her points on Monday showed it was no accident. "But we need to know that we have to fight for our own future and destiny as Europeans", she added. They grew at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation when Trump repeated statements about members of the alliance owing vast amounts of money. Merkel described the climate discussion in Sicily as "very dissatisfying".
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. In Iraq, armed forces have launched an operation to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul . A blue glow illuminated Major Qusay Al-Kinani's face as he considered how long it might take his soldiers to crush the final defences of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in west Mosul .
Two men were bloodied from head wounds as bystanders assisted dazed protesters. Sayid Reza Yasa, a US citizen who helped organize the demonstration, said he lost a tooth in the scuffle after he was beat up and knocked to the ground. At their meeting Tuesday, Trump said the US would re-establish its military and economic partnership with Turkey, committing to backing Turkey's defense against both Islamic State and the PKK.
As long as the U.S. seeks to stifle North Korea , "we will further step up the efforts for diversifying and modernizing the nuclear force before the aggressors and provocateurs come to their senses", a spokesman at the committee was quoted as saying by the Korean Central News Agency.
Trump later said in an interview with NBC News that he was going to fire Comey anyway and that the ongoing probe into Russia's meddling in the USA election - and possibly ties to Trump's associates - was on his mind when he did so. Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz , R-Utah, responded Thursday by setting a June 8 deadline for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to produce "all memoranda, notes, summaries and recordings" regarding communication between Trump and Comey.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey did not turn over documents to the panel in its Russian Federation probe because a special prosecutor has been named. But Comey felt that it was best for him to personally explain the Bureau's reasoning to reporters. Should the administration assert privilege, such a claim could set off a separate fight, possibly threatening Comey's expected appearance before the Senate Intelligence ...
The FBI is now investigating links between Russian Federation and Trump's transition team , and Democrats say the Kushner reports implicate one of Trump's closest advisers. Kushner as they court investors". USA representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said such secret channels may be used in situations including peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan or for the release of American hostages.
In his statement, Trump - who was already struggling domestically to stem a tide of damaging leaks from law enforcement agencies - said the information coming out in the U.S. In a statement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he shared the president's concern and had already been in contact with British Home Secretary Amber Rudd Wednesday.
On Tuesday, May 16, the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery was held and the order in which the first 14 picks will be selected was revealed. But if Boston is ever going to make a move, the time is now. But right now it's just good to have clarity as to where everybody is in the draft. Markelle Fultz from Washington appears to be the target with the first overall pick.
China and the Philippines are trying out a new system to help them solve territorial disputes in the South China Sea . As India and Singapore hold rare military drills in the South China Sea this week, China on Friday said it wasn't opposed to "normal" exchanges but warned that the exercises "should not hurt the interests of other countries".
Some 6,500 Palestinians are now being held in Israeli jails, 536 of them arbitrarily, according to figures provided by the Palestinian prisoners' rights group Addameer in January. "Unless urgent measures are taken to de-escalate, the crisis risks spiraling out of control with devastating consequences for Palestinians and Israelis alike."Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement controls the Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA), which governs the Israeli occupied West Bank".
When a 35-year-old Christian extremist, Jeremy Joseph Christian , began a racist, slur-filled tirade against two female passengers, one of whom was wearing a hijab , three courageous men-Ricky John Best, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, and Micah David-Cole Fletcher-peacefully intervened to de-escalate the situation.
Britain's security level has been upgraded to "critical", meaning officials believe another attack may be imminent. Police in Manchester said they have made a series of "significant" arrests in their investigation into the terror attack at Ariana Grande's Manchester Arena concert .
The British government has repeatedly condemned leaks to the US media of information relating to the ongoing investigation into the Manchester suspected suicide bombing on Monday that left 22 dead. The bomber's father, Ramadan Abedi, and another sibling are now in the hands of authorities in Libya. Queen Elizabeth II visited Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, telling 14-year-old Evie Mills and her parents: "It's terrible".
Gunmen opened fire on vehicles carrying Coptic Christians in southern Egypt early Friday, killing at least 28 people, according to a church official, in the latest deadly assault on the country's embattled religious minority. Another suicide bombing killed 29 people in December and a Christian community was forced to flee the town of el-Arish in the northern Sinai Peninsula after a series of gun attacks in February.
In remarks delivered Monday on the sidelines of a Berlin roundtable discussion regarding refugees, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel sharply criticized many of President Trump's policies and claimed his actions were "putting peace in Europe at risk".
Fresh from his public dressing-down of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders for not spending enough on defence, Mr Trump is expected to be just as ready to take on his G7 counterparts, the BBC's James Landale in Sicily reports . Chancellor Angela Merkel believes firmly in strong German - U.S. relations and is simply being honest with the United States when she flags up policy differences with Washington, her spokesman said on Monday.
The disclosures dogged Trump during his first trip overseas since taking office and threaten to overwhelm and stall the agenda for his young presidency. The White House has denied that Trump pressured Comey in any way, though the Federal Bureau of Investigation director is believed to have written detailed memos on his discussions with the president that indicate the opposite.