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Floods in Sri Lanka kill over 150, nearly half million affected

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The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said 104 people are still missing while 88 remain in hospital. "The threat of water-borne diseases is a big concern with over 100,000 people displaced from their homes, many of whom are staying in damp, crowded conditions", Chris McIvor, head of Save the Children Sri Lanka, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation . Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: Tahir spins Proteas to win over Lanka

But they never regained control over the charge after Dickwella's dismissal. They slowed down towards the end and the 299 runs they got was par for the surface. Du Plessis has dominated talk less for his cricket and more for the off-field issues of the last 18 months. Both these batsmen were putting bad deliveries for four while at the same time rotating the strike at regular intervals. Read More »

White House Still Won't Say Whether Trump Believes Climate Science

On Thursday, the White House had tweeted , "The Paris Accord is a bad deal for Americans", and linked to a video which said the agreement "undermines" U.S. As part of his United Nations role, Bloomberg is organizing American states, cities and businesses that have pledged to meet the Paris accords' goals without the federal government's help. Read More »

A look at what is and isn't known about the London attack

Trump was criticized in some quarters for the remark, since it was unclear in-context whether Khan was addressing the attack or London's now-elevated police presence. The families of Ms Rutherford and Mr Curry described the past two weeks as "a parent's worst nightmare" following the Manchester attack, and said their children had been taken "much too soon". Read More »

Malaysia Airlines offers to refund London fliers after terror attack

Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Ops, Mark Rowley, said the assailants were wearing what looked like explosive vests which upon further investigation appeared to be fake. The Prime Minister also stated that all three recent terror attacks including Westminster and Manchester were not connected, but they shared an "evil ideology of Islamist extremism that preaches hatred, sows division and promotes sectarianism". Read More »

No Ticket? Fans Can Still Watch India-Pakistan Clash

The cricket boards of both the countries, BCCI and PCB, have been informed by the United Kingdom intelligence agencies to not worry about the situation, and have assured that the team members of both the countries are safe, reported The Times of India . Read More »

London Bridge Attack: Theresa May Vows To Beef Up Counter-Terror Work

Forty-eight people are being treated in several hospitals across London . It continued to drive from London Bridge to Borough Market, where 3 terrorists left the van and attacked innocent and unarmed civilians with blades and knives. BBC reporter Holly Jones was at the bridge when the incident happened, and was told by an injured French woman that she did not know where the two people who had been with her were. Read More »

Trump's postponed promise on Israel

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Trump's inauguration rabbi Marvin Hier , who is the Dean and Founder of the Simon Weisenthal Center, a prestigious Jewish Human Rights NGO, said in a statement, "The Simon Wiesenthal Center is very disappointed by President Trump's decision to delay transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem". Read More »

Officials say Trump may not try to block Comey's testimony

President Donald Trump signaled that he will not try to stop fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey from testifying to Congress next week, The New York Times reported Friday. 'When Director Comey goes to testify, I think that will be a very clarifying moment. At the same time , Franken said he was hopeful special counsel Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, would unearth answers in his investigation into the issue. Read More »

'Donald Trump's climate claims on China, India false'

The Washington Post's Philip Rucker asked Pruitt. Before posting his video, Macron also warned that climate change was already changing daily life, adding that this was not the future "we want for our world". But in addition to its environmental benefits, Dyer said an increased reliance on solar power could also have long-term economic benefits. He's received awards as a businessman in that regard. Read More »

Video shows successful missile-intercept test over Pacific

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In a statement, agency said it was the first live-fire test against a simulated ICBM for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense ( GMD ) missile program, managed by Boeing Co., and hailed it as an "incredible accomplishment". A failure in Tuesday's test would have likely delayed the deployment of some redesigned kill vehicles expected to go to Fort Greely by the end of 2017. Read More »

No request to join South China Sea exercises

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday. "The Trump administration is encouraged by China's renewed commitment to work with the worldwide community toward denuclearization", Mattis said, as cited by Reuters . "Now the U.S. is bluffing claiming the success of its test of intercepting an ICBM, but we consider it to be a vain short temper of the United States, which is in a desperate situation". Read More »

12 suspects arrested in connection to London attack

In response to the attack, Prime Minister Theresa May vowed a tougher response to the Islamic extremism that has inspired terrorism across Western Europe. Reuters was unable to immediately verify her account. The attackers were said to be wearing fake explosives strapped to their chests, and were shot dead by police within eight minutes of the security services being called out. Read More »

London Bridge terror attack death toll rises to 7

British police say they have arrested 12 people in east London over the attack in the London Bridge area. Another witness, Will Heaven, said he saw people who appeared to have been hit, and one being put into an ambulance. There was no police statement immediately available, and it was unclear if there was any link to an attack in London which killed seven people on Saturday night, Reuters reported . Read More »

London Bridge terror attack death toll rises to seven

At Borough market , which in the evenings is busy with bars, witnesses said they saw a man with a large blade. Seven people were killed and 48 injured in what the Metropolitan Police have described as a terrorist attack. "A white van driver came speeding - probably about 50 miles per hour - veered off the road into the crowds of people who were walking along the pavement", she told BBC News. Read More »

Ireland's Next Prime Minister Is Young, Gay And Conservative

A former doctor whose Twitter bio notes that he talks too much, Varadkar came out in 2015 while campaigning in support of a national referendum that would allow same-sex marriage. With Dublin's Mansion House packed to the rafters with party members, councillors, TDs and senators - and with both local and worldwide media looking on - Varadkar said his personal story shows that every child in this country can dream big. Read More »

Northwestern backs initiative on climate change

The U.S.is recognized as the second biggest carbon emitter after China. As NPR has reported , "the only other countries not part of the agreement are Syria , which is in the midst of a civil war, and Nicaragua , which argued that the Paris accord did not go far enough to curb global emissions". Read More »

Real Madrid retains UEFA Champions title

Amazingly, the former Manchester United star - who won his fourth winners medal in the Juventus win - has been BOOED this season by a section of his own fans. It was a typically razor sharp break from Zidane's side with Karim Benzema feeding Ronaldo, who played a one-two with Dani Carvajal before sweeping a 15-yard shot inside the far post. Read More »

Trump slams London's mayor in wake of attacks

In one photo, police stand over what appears to be two of the suspects. Trump was briefed earlier about the London Bridge incident by his national security team, according to White House spokesman Sean Spicer, who said on Twitter that security officials would continue providing the president with updates. Read More »

ACP decries withdrawal from climate agreement

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Yesterday, Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a move that doesn't make a whole lot of sense from any angle except the one of keeping boneheaded campaign promises. Donald Trump said that the United States did not benefit from the Paris Climate Agreement and faced negative criticism from various political leaders as well as business giants. Read More »

Theresa May's Tories could lose parliamentary majority

The pound fell 0.5 percent to US$1.2791 as of 9:56 am in London on Wednesday, after earlier touching US$1.2769, the lowest since April 21. The Conservatives were still tipped to be the single largest party, but without an overall majority. Read More »

'Number of Casualties' After Speeding Van Slams Into Pedestrians on London Bridge

The patrons sheltered in the basement and police then arrived at the scene, the witness said . The condition of the stabbed people was not known. There were no further details about the gunshots. Sunday morning, police are continuing to comb through the area for clues. He said a waitress was stabbed in the throat and a man was stabbed in the back. Read More »

London Bridge attack is 'wake-up call' to stop supporting terrorism - Iran

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A larger scale attack occurred less than two weeks ago on May 22, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Manchester Arena shortly after a pop concert, killing 22 and injuring over 100 concert-goers, mostly teenagers. Mark Roberts, the witness on the bridge, said the van was traveling south across the River Thames at a high rate of speed and was swerving as it struck several people, knocking one person "about 20 feet into the air". Read More »

United Kingdom police investigate third terror attack in three months

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President Donald Trump argued in favor of his controversial travel ban as London authorities responded to reports of a string of attacks Saturday night. Officials also said one police officer was injured while responding to the London Bridge incident. Soon after, there were reported stabbings at nearby Borough Market, an area full of bars and restaurants. Read More »

Police rush to London Bridge after reports of van hitting pedestrians

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The three men started attacking people with knives, stabbing locals in the face, arms and legs. May, facing an election Thursday, said the recent attacks, including an earlier one outside Parliament in March, are not directly connected, but that "terrorism breeds terrorism" and attackers copy one another. Read More »

Manchester Police release man arrested after concert blast

The manager said artists "have the full support of Greater Manchester Police and the Government and are assured the safety of all those attending is the highest priority". "One of them had a big knife, then he came in and walked around the restaurant, I guess they just kind of stabbed anyone that they saw and knocked things on the ground and then we just hid". Read More »

India, France to join hands on Paris pact

Their first handshakes - relatively brief and cordial - were far less macho than Macron's now-famous who-will-blink-first handshake showdown with Trump when the two leaders met last week for the first time.US President Barack Obama had also pledged strong action against Syria if it crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons.And both leaders agreed they did not want Syria - where Russian Federation is propping up the government of President Bashar Assad - to collapse into a failed state. Read More »

Two Saturday night attacks in London

Prime Minister Theresa May's party said there will be no national campaigning Sunday. The Queen attended church in Windsor this morning where prayers were said for those who lost their lives or were injured in the attack, Buckingham Palace confirmed. Read More »

Michael Flynn To Turn Over Some Subpoenaed Documents To Senate Committee

Flynn refused last week to comply with a subpoena issued by the Senate committee and rejected a request for information from the House. The associate did say that Robert Mueller, appointed by the Justice Department earlier this month to lead the government's inquiry, is allowing Comey to make certain statements. Read More »

PM Modi leaves for India after wrapping up four-nation tour

Modi, whose country is the world's third-biggest emissions generator, had said in Russian Federation on Friday that he would continue to back the deal. India would "continue working on this.Above and beyond the Paris accord", the Prime Minister said. Macron thanked Indian soldiers for their sacrifices for France's freedom during World Wars. Read More »

Katrine Conroy confident NDP will form government

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Clark acknowledged that her government will not survive. "When governments seem to go out of their way to making operating a small business less affordable and more challenging, that is certainly not good news", said Truscott. It should happen in public, as constitutional convention tells us it should. There were notable absences from their agreement, including the NDP's campaign promise to end bridge tolls - a platform Weaver said the Greens simply don't support. Read More »