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Global Media Lanka tightens building laws as monsoon rain toll tops 200
Author: 0 Lanka tightens building laws as monsoon rain toll tops 200

According to the World Health Organisation, no less than 16 hospitals in flood hit Sri Lanka have been evacuated fully or partially as facilities have been directly affected by the floods or exposed to landslides. The death toll in Sri Lanka from flooding and landslides caused by torrential monsoons last week has risen to 203 as of Wednesday, with 96 others missing, local media reported.

Global Media White House communications director stepping down
Author: 0 White House communications director stepping down

After Trump raised the idea of holding fewer press briefings, reports said White House spokesman Sean Spicer may end up with a diminished role . Ms Conway said Mr Dubke had agreed to continue working while Mr Trump was away on his first worldwide trip as president.

Global Media A guide to global warming, Paris pact and the US role
Author: 0 A guide to global warming, Paris pact and the US role

If Trump pulls the US out of the Paris Agreement, it also raises the possibility that he will make good on a separate promise to withdraw all funding from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. American corporate leaders have also appealed to the businessman-turned-president to stay. During Trump's overseas trip last week, European leaders pressed him to keep the U.S.in the pact.

Global Media German-Asian ties no snub to US: Angela Merkel
Author: 0 German-Asian ties no snub to US: Angela Merkel

When news emerged in 2013 that the US government had monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel's communications for years, Merkel sent a firm but conciliatory message to Washington. Merkel indirectly warned Trump he risked isolating the United States: "Anyone who today puts on national blinkers and no longer has eyes for the world around him is, I am convinced, ultimately out on a limb".

Global Media Trump Planning To Pull US Out Of Paris Climate Deal
Author: 0 Trump Planning To Pull US Out Of Paris Climate Deal

The White House Rose Garden". "Our children's generation will have to deal with the potentially catastrophic effects of a shortsighted and unsafe decision to leave the Paris Accord, and I urge all New Yorkers and all Americans who care about our health, our security, and our economy to raise their voices and speak out forcefully against this reported decision".

Author: 0 90 killed, over 400 injured following bomb attack in Kabul

The attack highlights the continuing security threat posed by insurgent groups in Afghanistan . No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, though both the Taliban and the Islamic State group have staged large-scale attacks in the Afghan capital in the past.

Author: 0 Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh coast

Cyclone Mora struck the island of Saint Martin and Teknaf in the coastal Bangladeshi district of Cox's Bazar, where officials said some 200,000 people were evacuated to shelters. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is monitoring the situation from Vienna, where she has gone to attend a conference on atomic energy. All flights to Chittagong and river transports in Bangladesh have been suspended until further notice ahead of the cyclone.

Author: 0 Spicer suggests Trump's 'covfefe' tweet was a secret message

And he has vowed to announce this week whether he will pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement negotiated by Mr. Obama. Trump's aides often exaggerate on his behalf - such as when Spicer insisted in January that the president's inauguration crowd was the largest ever - but Tuesday's monologue seemed to venture into new territory for even the Trump administration.

Author: 0 90 dead, 400 injured after explosion in Afghanistan's Kabul

Hassan Shah Frogh, said the bomb was detonated near the square just as the street turns toward the German embassy . "I have searched in three hospitals and haven't found them". A number of German embassy workers were injured, according to German Foreign Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel. It said the personnel was unharmed. France, India, Turkey, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Bulgaria similarly reported damage to their embassies, including shattered windows, as the blast drew an ...

Global Media Pakistan condemns killing of Hizbul militant in Kashmir
Author: 0 Pakistan condemns killing of Hizbul militant in Kashmir

Separatists have appealed to people to march to Tral in Pulwama district to offer funeral prayers (fateha) of Bhat, alias Abu Zarar, who succeeded militant "poster boy" Burhan Wani . State civil service (judicial) exam scheduled on Sunday has been cancelled. The Kashmir Valley was largely peaceful on Monday amid curfew and restrictions aimed at foiling violence following the killing of Hizbul commander Sarzar Bhat, police said.

Author: 0 Trump actively looking for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director, spokesman says

Pistole then ran the Transportation Security Administration from 2010-2014, before taking a position as president of a small university. The Associated Press reported earlier this month that Comey planned to testify before the Senate committee after Memorial Day, but the approval from Mueller to do so could indicate that date is fast approaching.

Global Media Colorado Democrats weigh in as Trump considers withdrawing from Paris accord
Author: 0 Colorado Democrats weigh in as Trump considers withdrawing from Paris accord

If this language frustrates Trump enough, he could opt to withdraw from the more foundational United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which laid the groundwork for the Paris deal, and was signed by George H.W. The agreement, signed by the Obama administration previous year, would commit the USA to drastically reducing its carbon emissions while allowing some countries to increase theirs.

Global Media Tamir Rice shooting probe: 1 officer fired, 1 suspended
Author: 0 Tamir Rice shooting probe: 1 officer fired, 1 suspended

Surveillance video contradicted his account, showing Loehmann shooting Rice just seconds after the patrol auto pulled up to the boy. Loehmann had been working for the Cleveland Police Department for eight months when he shot Rice, moments after pulling up beside him at the playground.

Global Media President Trump To Mark Memorial Day With Visit To Arlington National Cemetery
Author: 0 President Trump To Mark Memorial Day With Visit To Arlington National Cemetery

President Trump told the crowd, "We only hope that we every day that we can prove worthy". HONORING HER SACRIFICE-Oklahoma National Guard Staff Sgt. "The generations of Americans who came before us through trials tests and tribulations". And Trump singled out his homeland security secretary, John Kelly , for whom military sacrifice is close to home.

Author: 0 Weiner Pleads Guilty to Federal Sexting Charge

August 28: The New York Post publishes photos the newspaper says Weiner sent the previous year to a "40-something" divorced woman. Weiner ran unsuccessfully for mayor of NY in 2013 in a campaign that collapsed when Weiner , using the alias " Carlos Danger ", again was found to be sending explicit photographs.

Global Media University urged women to show cleavage at graduation
Author: 0 University urged women to show cleavage at graduation

The email advised that "from an aesthetic point of view, it is preferable if young women wear a dress or a skirt and a nice low neckline". They added, "of course, ladies, this advice is not compulsory". One student responded: " No one has the right to tell you how you should feel in your skin ". The statement said that the advice was inappropriate and went against the university's values.

Global Media Philippines president Duterte says he 'will not talk to terrorists'
Author: 0 Philippines president Duterte says he 'will not talk to terrorists'

The militants, he said , "don't ask for anything...they just ask that you leave this place peacefully". Suganob was kidnapped along with a dozen employees and parishioners of the Cathedral of St. Duterte is well-known as a political firebrand who does not shy away from making taboo jokes and routinely shuns delicate language for more deliberate word choices.

Global Media Jet profit dips 91% in Q4, 64% in FY17
Author: 0 Jet profit dips 91% in Q4, 64% in FY17

The statement said Dube, who is now Senior Vice President-Asia Pacific with Delta Air Lines, will also head the airline's executive management team. In a statement to the domestic bourses the Jet Airways said, "Vinay Dube is an accomplished aviation leader with over 27 years of U.S.

Author: 0 New poll shows possible defeat for Theresa May

On Tuesday a YouGov study showed suggested May could lose control of parliament, raising the prospect of political deadlock just as formal Brexit talks begin. Labour commands a big lead among young Britons, but recent votes show they are the least likely to go to the polling stations. Ed Miliband, the former Labour leader, who suffered a disastrous result at the 2015 election despite predictions of a hung parliament, replied to the research on Twitter.

Global Media Kan. lawmakers closer on school funding, face more talks on taxes
Author: 0 Kan. lawmakers closer on school funding, face more talks on taxes

After all, public schools have long had to scrape by in large part because conservative Republicans preferred cutting taxes than meeting their constitutional responsibilities. Kansas faces projected budget shortfalls totaling $887 million through June 2019. The House has a rival plan House Bill 2410 to phase in a $285 million increase to the state's 286 school districts.

Global Media Hillary Clinton provides 'covfefe' reponse to Donald Trump tweet
Author: 0 Hillary Clinton provides 'covfefe' reponse to Donald Trump tweet

The former first lady and NY senator later turned more serious during an interview at a conference hosted by tech blog Recode . "I thought it was a hidden message to the Russians", Clinton said , to laughter from the audience. "And they covered it like it was Pearl Harbor", Clinton explained. "It's the circus, right? Nobody said, 'Don't do this.' I was very responsible and not at all careless".

Author: 0 Iraqi forces in last stages of defeating IS in western Mosul: PM

While Sinjar and the surrounding areas technically lie outside the official borders of Iraqi Kurdistan, officials with the Kurdistan Regional Government recognize Yazidis as ethnic Kurds and claim the defense of those territories should fall to Erbil, not Iranian paramilitaries.

Author: 0 CNN fires Kathy Griffin after photo of President Trump's fake bloody head

But what was the point of her photo shoot with Tyler Shields, a self-described artist photographer famous for edgy imagery? Griffin later apologized. The image is too disturbing; I understand how it offends people. "We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down". But many people online were calling for more than an apology - they called for Griffin to be jailed.

Global Media UK PM May's election lead narrowing, sixth poll since Manchester attack shows
Author: 0 UK PM May's election lead narrowing, sixth poll since Manchester attack shows

However, just a few hours later a separate poll published by research firm Panelbase showed the Conservative party held a 15 percentage point lead. The biggest mover in currencies was sterling, which shed 0.3 per cent after a YouGov poll showed the ruling Conservative Party might lose 20 of the 330 seats it holds while the opposition Labour Party could gain almost 30 seats.

Author: 0 Recent revelations about Jared Kushner could impact his influence with Trump

Mr Trump returned to the White House after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on Saturday to face more questions about alleged communications between Mr Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington . It had been reported previously President Trump was unhappy with his communications team and wanted a change, putting both Dubke and Spicer under scrutiny.

Global Media Trump and Merkel 'get along very well': White House
Author: 0 Trump and Merkel 'get along very well': White House

Trump refused to endorse NATO's collective defense principle or the Paris climate agreement and described Germany as " very bad " on trade during his first trip overseas as President. In keeping with his nationalist economic agenda, he hit out in particular at Germany's substantial trade surplus with the United States , threatening to introduce customs duties in retaliation.

Global Media Trump avoids pointing to Saudis' human rights failings
Author: 0 Trump avoids pointing to Saudis' human rights failings

Drive. Them. Out. Drive them out of your places of worship. "Drive them out", Trump said . Trump, who had repeatedly slammed former President Barack Obama for refusing to use the term "radical Islamic extremism", himself backed away from the term yesterday as he stood before the region's leaders.

Global Media Trump's tweet tirade against Germany could backfire on US
Author: 0 Trump's tweet tirade against Germany could backfire on US

Trump criticised Germany earlier on Tuesday for its trade surplus and military spending levels, a day after Merkel rammed home her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally. The bilateral strains mean that the United States has, to some extent, lost the trust of one of Europe's most pro-American leaders. "But the belief in shared values has been shattered by the Trump administration", Bierling said .

Author: 0 Kabul bomb: Afghan leader condemns 'cowardly' attack

President Ashraf Ghani has condemned a massive bomb attack in Afghanistah's capital Kabul , which killed at least 90 people , as "cowardly". The so-called Islamic State in Afghanistan has also been active, saying it was behind a suicide bomb attack this month on a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convoy that was passing the U.S.

Author: 0 House committee issues subpoenas; Comey OK'd to testify

Flynn's decision Tuesday came as President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, rejected a House intelligence committee request for information, and former White House staffer Boris Epshteyn confirmed he has been contacted for information as part of the House investigation.

Global Media Trump visit: Long on optics, short on vision
Author: 0 Trump visit: Long on optics, short on vision

The radio station quoted Palestinian officials as saying that Al-Jubeir had played a role in persuading Trump to postpone the step of moving the embassy, in order to help secure suitable conditions for the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

Author: 0 Recruiting proves difficult as Trump weighs staff shake-up

Congressional investigations into the Russian Federation issue have expanded to include Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, ABC News reported on Tuesday. As the discussion shifted to how Trump is communicating with the country, the press secretary insisted that the president is "very pleased with the work of his staff" and denounced "fake news".

Author: 0 Clinton slams New York Times, DNC, Comey for her loss

I say great to a special prosecutor to investigate possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump. Hillary Clinton says she takes full responsibility for her decisions. She said Mezvinsky's mother "was so excited that our first child was going to join the family". "Jeff Bezos saved The Washington Post ", she responded, pointing to the paper's recent flurry of investigative pieces about the Trump White House.

Global Media Trump to take US out of climate change accord
Author: 0 Trump to take US out of climate change accord

Trump tweeted Wednesday he would be announcing his final decision on the agreement in "the next few days". During the presidential campaign, Trump pledged to "cancel" the Paris accord within his first 100 days of office. Despite the two-pronged attempt at intervention from energy industry leaders, the US seems set to pull out of the agreement. Efforts by Attorneys General and concerned citizens across the country are already forcing the Trump administration to retreat from some ...

Global Media India opens longest bridge on border with China
Author: 0 India opens longest bridge on border with China

The Dhola-Sadiya bridge promises to usher in prosperity in the North-East, providing an efficient road connectivity to the region and also make the mainland access the interiors of the region easily. The bridge was scheduled to become operational from December 2015, but finish of construction works was delayed. The project is estimated to cost around 10 billion rupees and taken about six years for its completion.

Author: 0 Encounter between security forces, militants in Sopore

They have been identified as Noor Mohammad of Mattan, Bilal Ahmad of Budgam, Abdul Rahman of Anantnag and Ghulam Hassan of Pulwama. No terror outfit so far has claimed responsibility for the attack. All the injured are undergoing treatment and condition of two of them is stated to be critical. His death triggered months of violence in the state that left hundreds of people dead.

Author: 0 Bangladesh refugee camps for Myanmar's Rohingyas experience absolute chaos due to cyclone

The country's Disaster Ministry told authorities to evacuate people along the coast. Besides, some 29,021 metric tonnes of rice will be distributed among the victims, he said. It has lashed down Sri Lanka also with heavy downpour and landslide in which 180 people died. At Kutupalong camp, which houses thousands of Rohingyas, 60-70 percent of the plastic roofs have been blown away and some mud walls have collapsed, but the refugees started repairing their shelters as the storm has weakened.

Author: 0 Pound falls as analysis projects hung United Kingdom parliament

Benchmark 10-year Treasury note yields US10YT=RR were down 2 basis point at 2.198 percent, a near two-week low, while 10-year German Bund yields DE10YT=RR hit 0.286 percent, the lowest in over five weeks. US crude CLc1 settled down $1.34 or 2.70 percent at $48.32 per barrel. Several opinion polls have shown a narrowing lead for the Conservatives, shaking confidence among investors in an election victory read as strengthening May's hand in Brexit talks next month.

Author: 0 May and Corbyn left bruised after General Election TV showdown

A similar format was used in 2015's election when Ed Miliband and David Cameron faced the dual challenge, with tough questions and memorable answers. The Labour leader said he would not "put a figure" on how many people would be allowed into Britain - unlike Theresa May who has recommitted the Tories to getting net migration down to the tens of thousands.

Author: 0 Kathy Griffin: CNN drops comic after 'sick' Trump stunt

She later apologized for the photo , saying it went too far, and removed it. But the stunt cost her a job with CNN and achieved the unthinkable - uniting conservatives and liberals in outrage. The announcement came after Griffin made a public apology to her followers, admitting that she had gone "way too far". Griffin was criticized for the image which showed her holding a bloody, fake head that looked like the president.

Author: 0 Scotland 'must have a choice' on independence, says Sturgeon

With the United Kingdom due to exit the European Union in less than two years, the SNP leader and Scottish First Minster said Scotland "must have a choice about our future" between Brexit and independence. Avoiding the "yes or no" question again, she replied: "My first question to Jeremy Corbyn would be 'are you going to work with the SNP to end Tory austerity?' because there is an alternative to Tory austerity that I don't think Labour is putting forward".

Author: 0 Britain may be heading for hung Parliament

Late afternoon in London , the pound was changing hands at $1.2911, up 0.4 per cent on the day. Since Prime Minister May announced her intention to call a snap election last month, a marked double figure lead for the Conservatives has significantly narrowed in the polls .

Global Media Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela
Author: 0 Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela "hunger bonds"

The deals had Goldman Sachs Group Inc buying the $2.8 billion worth of bonds from Venezuela for 31 cents per their dollar worth. In addition, protests have been taking place in the country in opposition to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's administration, during which at least 55 individuals have been killed.

Global Media Modi urges Spanish firms to invest in India
Author: 0 Modi urges Spanish firms to invest in India

Modi will be the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Spain in around 30 years. Modi encouraged Spanish infrastructure, tourism, energy and defence companies to invest in priority sectors in India, saying "it's a great time for Spanish companies to invest in India".

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