Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sri Lanka flooding — Nearly half a million people were displaced as death toll hits 122

Sri Lanka stepped up its military-led relief operations Saturday as nearly half a million people were displaced after a monsoon deluge killed at least 122 people and threatened more flooding. Rainfall on Friday triggered the worst flooding and landslides in 14 years in the southern...

UK police release photo of Manchester concert bomber

​British police release photo of Manchester concert bomber, ask public for info.  British police have released surveillance camera images of alleged Manchester concert bomber Salman Abedi taken on the night of the attack. He looks like a regular guy on the street. Wearing jeans, trainers and a...

India reported cases of the Zika virus — WHO

The WHO said that on May 15 India's health ministry reported three confirmed cases from the western state of Gujarat. Cases were detected during testing in February and November last year, while one was detected in January this year, according to the statement, which was...

G7 protest in Italy turns in violent clashes with the police

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A G7 protest in Taormina, Italy resulted in violent clashes with the police, who were seen deploying tear gas at protesters. The violence erupted as the protesters reportedly veered off the approved route and approached a police checkpoint. A small group of protesters broke from...

G7 ready to beef up Crimea sanctions against Russia

G7 says ready to beef up Crimea sanctions against Russia, reported AFP news agency on Saturday.  MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

For the first time US to test an anti- intercontinental ballistic missile system

The US military will try to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile in a landmark test of a defense system that comes amid broad tensions over North Korea's weapons program, the Pentagon said Friday. Yahoo News -- Scheduled for Tuesday, the test is the first time...

Daesh claimed responsibility for Egypt attack killed at least 28 Christians

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the shooting in Egypt which killed at least 28 Coptic Christians.  At least 28 Coptic Christians have been killed and dozens more wounded by armed men who attacked them while they were travelling to a monastery in Egypt’s Minya...

UK PM May says the terror threat level has been reduced from ‘critical’ to ‘severe’

Theresa May says the UK's terror threat level has been reduced from 'critical' to 'severe', Sky News reports on Saturday.  5 days after Manchesterattacks, UK terrorism threat level reduced from critical to severe.  The country should remain vigilant," Theresa May says after UK terror threat level...

New Us-led strike on civilians has reached death toll in 122, in the past 24h

This is the third target for families of members of the “Islamic State”, where this death toll has reached 122 in the past 24 hours, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Saturday, the first day of Ramadan. Warplanes continue to carry out raids...

Sri Lanka flood — Death toll hits 100 and authorities warn of more flooding

Indian medical teams and emergency relief arrived in Sri Lanka Saturday as the monsoon-related death toll reached 100 and authorities warned of more flooding in low-lying areas, AFP news agency reports on Saturday.  A ship carrying medical supplies docked in Colombo, sent by India to...

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