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Sri Lanka mudslide, flood deaths rise to 126; 97 missing

In this photo taken on Saturday, May 27, 2017, shows an aerial view of inundated area of Kalawana, in Ratnapura district of Sri Lanka. "It is very very serious", said Borjan Kolundzija, Sri Lanka director for charity Oxfam's Sri Lanka. Officials said hope is fading that any of the 112 people still missing will be found alive, as they pleaded for help from the global community. Sri Lankan military and rescue teams have used boats and helicopters, but officials said access to some areas was ...


Day war begets 50 years of strife for Israel

Day war begets 50 years of strife for Israel

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ended a hunger strike late on Friday after 40 days, as their health was deteriorating and after, news media reports said, the authorities agreed to at least one of the prisoners' demands. The terrorists finally understood that there was no point in the strike, Erdan said. According to WAFA correspondence, the Hamas energy authority in Gaza and the Electricity Distribution Company said in a joint statement, on Monday, that they have "complied with the ...


Fears grow of increasing IS foothold in southern Philippines

Fears grow of increasing IS foothold in southern Philippines

The eight dead, majority shot in the head and some with hands tied behind their backs, were laborers who were stopped by ISIS-linked militants on the outskirts of Marawi City while trying to flee clashes, according to police. Some of those trapped in Marawi had called and text-messaged a hotline pleading with the military to stop the air strikes, according to Zia Alonto Adiong, a local politician coordinating complex efforts to evacuate civilians, dead and alive.


Flynn lawyers say will not honor subpoena for Russia-related documents

Flynn lawyers say will not honor subpoena for Russia-related documents

Burr said Flynn's decision was not a surprise to the Intelligence Committee members, and they would figure out next steps if necessary. Burr's initial announcement prompted many folks on Twitter to say the move meant that Flynn could end up in jail: contempt of Congress! Flynn's decision not to cooperate with the Senate committee represents a new legal complication for the expanding government and congressional inquiries into Russian interference in the presidential campaign and contacts ...



1 of 2 girls harassed on train speaks out

Hillary Clinton paid tribute to the victims of a white supremacist who he murdered for trying to protect two women from his anti-Muslim tirade in Portland on Friday night. "Their actions were courageous and selfless and should serve as an example and inspiration to us all", Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said. After graduating from Portland's Reed College with a degree in economics a year ago, he began working at an environmental consulting agency.



Trump reported to have told confidants U.S. will leave Paris climate deal

A final communique released at the summit in Sicily said the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan had voiced a "strong commitment"; however, the USA was "not in a position to join the consensus on these topics". In an interview scheduled to be broadcast on CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday, meanwhile, defense secretary James Mattis said the White House had "obviously got a discussion going on about our policy in this regard".