Death toll from Lanka floods rise to 146

Death toll from Lanka floods rise to 146

The monsoon rains are the the worst to hit Sri Lanka since 2003. More rain is in the forecast for Sunday and Monday, threatening to cause more problems for over 100,000 displaced after two days of torrential rains. "We're particularly anxious we could start seeing a further increase in the number of dengue cases because of the stagnant water that the floods will leave in their wake, which is the last thing needed by families and communities that have already lost so much".

Trump praises troops as White House grapples with Kushner report

Kushner is reportedly being investigated for a meeting with a Russian official in which the pair allegedly sought to establish a back-channel communications apparatus to discuss military policy in Syria. The newspaper cited anonymous US officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications. The Trump-Kushner family relocated from New York City to Washington as the President took office in January.

Venezuela leader defies demos, launches constitution overhaul

Venezuela's National Electoral Council President Tibisay Lucena announced Tuesday that the country will hold elections for state governors and regional parliaments on December 10, 2017. The opposition blames him for an economic crisis that has caused major shortages of food, medicine and other basic goods amid soaring inflation. Amid the ongoing turmoil inside of Venezuela, the anti-government protesters have apparently set the childhood home of former President Hugo Chavez ablaze, ...

More raids by police investigating Manchester terror attack

Abedi could be seen on the night of the massacre, wearing jeans and trainers, a black bodywarmer and a baseball cap, with the straps of the backpack believed to contain the bomb visible on his shoulders. "It's fair to say that the majority of them are very much in favour". Peter Hook, a member of seminal Manchester band New Order, was among the runners and said the tragedy had brought people together.

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83

Reports said Noriega was recently operated upon as a result of hemorrhage following brain surgery. With more than 20,000 US troops on Panamanian soil, Noriega took refuge in the Vatican embassy in Panama City for 10 days, eventually surrendering to US Drug Enforcement Administration officials on January 3, 1990, after US troops had surrounded the compound with loudspeakers playing deafening rock music.

'Regional Stability not possible without Iran', says Hassan Rouhani

'Regional Stability not possible without Iran', says Hassan Rouhani

Iran also accused the USA of arming "dangerous terrorists" a direct reference to the $110 billion arms deal Trump signed with Saudi Arabia's , King Salman, Saturday during his visit to the Kingdom. Speaking alongside Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin , at his residence in West Jerusalem on Monday, Trump said: "There is a growing realization among your Arab neighbors that they have common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran".