• Death toll rises to 100 in Sri Lanka's floods, landslides
Death toll rises to 100 in Sri Lanka's floods, landslides

Our ships are being dispatched with relief material. Military Spokesman Roshan Senevirathne said about 400 military personnel had been deployed with boats and helicopters to help the police and civilian agencies. An Indian naval ship equipped with medical supplies docked in Colombo Saturday. Other than death toll, it can not be said how many pe...

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  • British Airways CEO 'profusely sorry' for global computer outage
British Airways CEO 'profusely sorry' for global computer outage

Speaking to the BBC , Cruz said the power surge "only lasted a few minutes", but the back-up system had failed. He denied that the IT failure was due to technical staff being outsourced from the United Kingdom to India . The GMB union claims that the problems could have been avoided if British Airways hadn't outsourced its IT work to India in...

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  • Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia' after Trump's Saudi visit
Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia' after Trump's Saudi visit

Trump arrived in the region at the time when he saw 45 million Iranians participating in the elections", Rouhani said . In the past, " Iran and the United States have experienced bends and turns in their relations, and the U.S. In his words, it is not accidental that on the very day of Iran's election USA president paid a visit to Saudi Arabia,...

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  • Berks lawmakers react to CBO report on health care plan
Berks lawmakers react to CBO report on health care plan

We also guarantee that those with pre-existing conditions cannot face higher costs based on their health history as long as they maintain continuous coverage . As a result , the CBO analysis estimates that 14 million people would lose Medicaid coverage , which accounts for most of the savings under the bill , $834 billion over 10 years.

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  • Theresa May accused of
Theresa May accused of "manifesto meltdown" after 'dementia tax' U-turn

Under the current law, the expenses of people living in residential care are met by local authorities and recovered from the sale of the family assets after death. "This is a cold and calculated attempt to pull the wool over people's eyes". The Tories suffered from negative reactions to their social care plans over the weekend.

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  • US shoots down mock warhead over Pacific
US shoots down mock warhead over Pacific

Vice Admiral Jim Syring , director of the Missile Defense Agency, called the test result "an incredible accomplishment" and a critical milestone for a program hampered by setbacks over the years. The test came as fears mount about North Korea's advancing program to develop an ICBM capability. US forces, using data from satellites and radar, wi...

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  • Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner should have security clearance reviewed
Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner should have security clearance reviewed

Taking his outrage to Twitter , Mr Trump said it was his opinion numerous White House leaks were "fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media". Earlier The Washington Post reported that Ambassador Sergey Kislyak told "his superiors in Moscow" that Kushner, son-in-law and confidant to then-President-elect Trump, made the proposal during a...

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  • House intel subpoenas Trump's personal attorney
House intel subpoenas Trump's personal attorney

Representative Elijah Cummings, the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said last week that Flynn may have lied in his application for a security clearance by saying that his paid speech at a Moscow gala for a Russian TV network in 2015 had been "funded by USA companies".

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  • Trump tells of 'plan to leave'
Trump tells of 'plan to leave'

Trump said he needed more time to decide whether to back the agreement, marking a continuation from his previous sceptical stance on climate change . But the summit, which wrapped up on Saturday, instead exposed serious divides between the United States and the rest of the group on climate change .

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  • The Putin-Macron handshake the world was waiting for
The Putin-Macron handshake the world was waiting for

President Putin cancelled a visit to Paris in October after President Hollande said Russian Federation could face war crimes over its actions in Syria. "Let's tell things like they are: Russia Today and Sputnik didn't behave like organs of the press and journalists, they behaved like organs of influence and mendacious propaganda".

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  • Eyewitness describes the fatal stabbing in Portland, and one victim's final message
Eyewitness describes the fatal stabbing in Portland, and one victim's final message

Jeremy Joseph Christian was a man seething with rage. Prosecutors say the man charged with stabbing three men aboard a Portland light-rail train confessed while in the back seat of a patrol auto after his arrest. Christian, who according to the Washington Post has a history of racist and extremist postings on social media, is now in custod...

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  • Civilians lack food, water, medicine as Mosul battle mounts
Civilians lack food, water, medicine as Mosul battle mounts

Iraqi forces said they made gains in a new assault on IS and they are striving to drive the militants out of the last remaining strongholds in Old City they still control. Iraqi armed forces hope to capture the mosque - where Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed a "caliphate" - in the next few days. "People who choose to flee will be dire...

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  • PM Modi, Angela Merkel discuss terrorism, Brexit ahead of summit meeting
PM Modi, Angela Merkel discuss terrorism, Brexit ahead of summit meeting

Notably, he has pushed back on long-standing USA demands for Germany to spend 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense - something Trump pushed during last week's meeting of the leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Politico argues that too much is being made of Merkel's remarks; that the chancellor carefully chose the qua...

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  • PM May calls for strong backing to counter EU's 'aggressive' Brexit stance
PM May calls for strong backing to counter EU's 'aggressive' Brexit stance

One of the first questions to Mr Corbyn came from an audience member who claimed the Labour leader had "openly supported the IRA in the past" by attending a commemoration for eight IRA members killed by the SAS in Loughgall in 1987. But Labour's Angela Rayner said Mrs May had made the United Kingdom "a laughing stock". During her session in fro...

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  • Kashmir peaceful with restrictions in place
Kashmir peaceful with restrictions in place

Restrictions under Section 144 CrPc have been imposed in Ganderbal, Badgam, Bandipora and Kupwara in north Kashmir while in south Kashmir , the districts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian saw unprecedented security arrangements in place to ensure minimum attendance at Bhat's funeral prayers.

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  • Manchester terrorist Salman Abedi spotted with 'suitcase' in hours before arena attack
Manchester terrorist Salman Abedi spotted with 'suitcase' in hours before arena attack

The public are being asked to contact the police immediately if they see the piece of luggage, which officers have no reason to believe contains anything risky but are asking people to be cautious. Despite questions being raised over the suitability of MI5 investigating itself , Home Secretary Amber Rudd told broadcaster on Sky News: "I think it...

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  • Carter adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89
Carter adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89

Brzezinski was a respected voice on global affairs within the Democratic Party for more than three decades. Brzezinski was outspoken in his opposition to the 2003 Iraqi invasion. In an opinion piece written with Paul Wasserman for the New York Times in February, Brzezinski criticized the Trump administration for lacking coherence in its foreign...

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  • Zuma survives no confidence vote, Dubai exit plan exposed
Zuma survives no confidence vote, Dubai exit plan exposed

Zuma is facing mounting pressure from African National Congress members, opposition parties and civil society since he sacked respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan in March, triggering credit rating downgrades. Members within the ANC NEC put forward a motion of no confidence in Zuma, which was debated over 70 party members, and ultimately d...

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  • US envoy to visit Human Rights Council in Geneva and Israel
US envoy to visit Human Rights Council in Geneva and Israel

Yesterday, Pyongyang test-fired a short-range missile that fell provocatively close to Japan. Following the North's two tests of intermediate-range missiles this month, the Security Council threatened to take further action against Pyongyang, floating the possibility of tighter sanctions.

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  • Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia
Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

Trump is the first US president to not make that pledge. Rightwing politicians in the United States believe Obama dangerously apologised for U.S. foreign policy when he visited the Middle East, and they hope the bullish style of Trump could reassert USA supremacy in Middle East affairs.

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  • LeBron James & J.R. Smith Spotted At Future Concert In Cleveland
LeBron James & J.R. Smith Spotted At Future Concert In Cleveland

Same with Serena Williams, another active G.O.A.T. Mike Trout is passing through town with the Angels and even at 25 he's looking like he might be an all-time great. "We have more ballhandlers now we can put on the floor". He has bigger goals to accomplish. But these Warriors are better than those Celtics . Brown was expected back Tuesday.

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  • If Brazil president goes, here are possible replacements
If Brazil president goes, here are possible replacements

The nation was rocked last week by news of a Supreme Court-authorized probe into Temer on allegations of passive corruption and obstruction of justice, only days before Congress had planned to vote on a pension bill considered central to the administration's efforts to fix the country's depleted public coffers and pull its economy out of recess...

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  • Patrick says Straus is causing a special session
Patrick says Straus is causing a special session

Mark Jones, a Rice University political science professor, said that support from Patrick, "the most powerful man in the Texas legislature", was the key to giving the bill traction in Texas. McConnell declined to discuss what he'd like to see in the bill and wouldn't provide a timeline for producing a draft measure, the report said. "They stripped ...

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  • Ivanka Trump criticized over brand's champagne ice pop tweet
Ivanka Trump criticized over brand's champagne ice pop tweet

Today is Memorial Day in the USA - a day for the commemoration of servicemen and women who've died in the line of duty - and, seemingly taking a leaf out of her father's Twitter handbook, Trump's web team suggested her followers celebrate with...

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  • Trump's Likely Overhaul of Cuba Policies, Financial Blow to Castro Regime
Trump's Likely Overhaul of Cuba Policies, Financial Blow to Castro Regime

An announcement from the Trump administration could come as soon as June. This information coming from an anti-embargo group, which spoke on the condition of anonymity, was confirmed Sunday by John Kavulich of the nonpartisan U.S. Obama, who became the first USA president to visit Cuba in nearly a century previous year, put in motion a series of ...

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  • UK opposition leader Corbyn says he would ensure Brexit deal
UK opposition leader Corbyn says he would ensure Brexit deal

He condemned the bomber for his "appalling, abominable and atrocious act". Corbyn did not enjoy smooth sailing either, with Paxman making numerous accusations and typically cutting Corbyn off before he could reply. The rival Conservative Party, which is trying to frame the election debate as a battle of personal competence between May and Corbyn ...

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  • Is a Previously Unfathomable Rift Opening Up Between Jared Kushner and Trump?
Is a Previously Unfathomable Rift Opening Up Between Jared Kushner and Trump?

Trump also said he trusts his 36-year-old senior adviser, Kushner , because he is a very good person. Last week reports claimed Mr Kushner had discussed setting up private back channels to the Kremlin with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak .

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  • President Trump Plans to Exit the Paris Accord on Climate Change
President Trump Plans to Exit the Paris Accord on Climate Change

Although he tweeted to say he would make a decision next week, his apparent reluctance to embrace the first legally binding global climate change deal, signed by 195 countries, clearly annoyed Ms Merkel. The Paris climate agreement within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change , championed by former US President Barack Obama , was rati...

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  • White House says Trump, Merkel 'get along very well'
White House says Trump, Merkel 'get along very well'

While underlining the need for continued good relations with US, Britain and Russian Federation, she added that "we Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands". "This will change", he added, though he provided no details on how his administration would force Berlin to pay more to the Western military alliance or shrink what the...

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  • Macron blasts Russian 'fake news' campaign to Putin's face
Macron blasts Russian 'fake news' campaign to Putin's face

Standing side-by-side in the opulent surroundings of the Gallery of Great Battles , the two leaders initially appeared to be on the same page, pledging to work together to fight terrorism. Putin also noted certain differences, but said that both of them view many issues in a similar way, and that French-Russian relations could be "qualitative...

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  • White House Communications Director Resigns
White House Communications Director Resigns

According to Axios , Dubke submitted his resignation on May 18, but agreed to stay until Trump returned from an overseas trip . On Saturday the Washington Post reported that President Trump is considering dispatching Priebus to serve as the ambassador to Greece as a face saving move if the change goes through.

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  • Babri Case : Advani, Joshi & Uma Appear Before CBI Court
Babri Case : Advani, Joshi & Uma Appear Before CBI Court

The charge of conspiracy is in addition to the existing charges against them for promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion. The court is also hearing another related case involving Gopal Das, Mahant Ram Vilas Vedanti, Baikunth Lal Sharma , Champat Rai Bansal , Mahant Dharma Das and Satish Pradhan .

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  • After meeting Assad ally Putin, Macron meets Syrian opposition
After meeting Assad ally Putin, Macron meets Syrian opposition

Macron made the bold attack on Kremlin-backed media outlets while standing right next to a sombre Putin - vocally criticizing the Russian state in a way that nearly no other world leader, including Donald Trump , has chosen to do.

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  • Merkel says can develop India ties and keep up US relationship
Merkel says can develop India ties and keep up US relationship

On Sunday, Merkel showed the gravity of her concern about Washington's dependability under Trump when she warned, at an election campaign event in a packed Bavarian beer tent - that the times when Europe could fully rely on others were "over to a certain extent".

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  • Can North Korea Attack the US Mainland?
Can North Korea Attack the US Mainland?

The South said the balloons were likely to have come from inside North Korea . While talking about the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD ) anti-missile system, Brooks said the weapon provided the allies with a critical and unprecedented "area defense" against the threats from North Korea .

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