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Sri Lanka rubbish dump landslide death toll rises to 16

Residents still say around 100 people may be missing, but the state-run Disaster Management Centre (DMC) revised down its own figure for the missing to 11 from an initial 30. Guttila Silva, a former mayor and local politician, said residents were angry that the Colombo Municipality had continued to dump hundreds of tons of garbage at the dump daily despite safety concerns.


North Korea conducts large-scale artillery drills on anniversary: Yonhap

North Korea conducts large-scale artillery drills on anniversary: Yonhap

On April 15, North Korea offered a fresh look at its advancing nuclear weapons and missiles program in a massive military parade in Pyongyang honoring late state founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of the current ruler. U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Washington and the worldwide community were maintaining pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but " not trying to pick a fight with him ".


North Korean varsity names detained American

North Korean varsity names detained American

Alternatively, a long-range missile test could show North Korean progress toward being able to fire a weapon at America. ZHANG: (Through interpreter) The fact that they're calling each other so often shows that the US and China are communicating smoothly and they both think the situation is very serious.


Turkey hits Kurdish areas in Iraq's Sinjar, northeast Syria

Turkey hits Kurdish areas in Iraq's Sinjar, northeast Syria

In Syria , several fighters were reported killed in strikes on The People's Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish force allied with the U.S. that Ankara considers as an extension of the PKK. It considers the YPG to be a "terrorist" group because of its ties to outlawed Kurdish militia in southeast Turkey. The Syrian Kurdish forces denounced Tuesday's strikes on their positions as "treacherous", accusing Turkey of undermining the anti-terrorism fight.


National Recap: Tensions escalate with North Korea

National Recap: Tensions escalate with North Korea

Earlier, US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test the US, adding his country's "era of strategic patience" with Pyongyang was over. Mr Trump said he was hopeful that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wanted peace because that is what the USA wanted, "but we're going to see what happens".