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Rajapaksa set for surprise victory

Rajapaksa set for surprise victory

Sources close to the Rajapaksa camp said that preliminary results received had indicated that the SLPP had a clear lead. The alliance between Sirisena and Wickremesinghe - who teamed up to defeat Rajapakse in a presidential election in 2015 - has frayed as both men have levelled allegations of corruption and backstabbing against the other.


Two Turkish pilots die in Syria crash

Two Turkish pilots die in Syria crash

Meanwhile, Turkish Army and Free Syrian Army forces cleared another village from YPG militants in northwestern Syria , near the Turkish border. The office of U.N. An official with the US-led coalition against Islamic State told Reuters it had repelled a coordinated assault by pro-regime militias on a base in the region, a battle that Syrian state media appeared to confirm with a news bulletin that accused the coalition of killing dozens of militia fighters.


Media Busy Fangirling The Sister Of Brutal North Korean Dictator

Media Busy Fangirling The Sister Of Brutal North Korean Dictator

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are speaking while watching Olympic speedskaters compete, hours after Moon received a historic invitation to visit North Korea . The other North Korean athletes participating in the games are three cross-country skiers, two short-track speed skaters, a pair of figure skaters and 12 female hockey players who helped form the Koreas' first-ever joint Olympic team with South Korean players.


Tonga braces for Cyclone Gita after storm batters Samoa

Tonga braces for Cyclone Gita after storm batters Samoa

A last minute jog to the south could have significant benefits to Tonga, but a jog to the north could make things worse. While Gita was upgraded to Category 2 as it threatened Niue on Saturday night, a change of direction lifted the threat and there have been no reports of significant damage.



North Korea had frank, candid talks with South's president: KCNA

Others chanted 'Let's tear Kim Jong-un to death!' while tearing up a picture of the North Korean leader. Kim Yo Jong is 28 years old, according to the USA government. President Moon hosted Kim at the presidential mansion for lunch on Saturday - a session in which Kim extended an invitation for Moon to visit North Korea later this year.


As Olympics Open, Moon's Warm Words for Pyongyang Alarm South Korea's Allies

As Olympics Open, Moon's Warm Words for Pyongyang Alarm South Korea's Allies

A White House official said Pence did not interact with Kim Yo Jong or Kim Yong Nam who were seated a row behind the USA vice president during the opening ceremony. Moon is desperate to use the games as an opportunity to restore regular communication with North Korea and eventually pull it into talks over resolving the worldwide standoff over its nuclear program.