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Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Centre (DMC) also issued evacuation notices to residents along the Kelani river , which flows through the capital Colombo , amid fears that it was about to burst its banks. Sri Lanka Air Force and the Navy are working to provide relief to people stranded by floods with helicopters and boats deployed, an official has said.
  • Takuma Sato wins 2017 Indianapolis 500

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    The most star-crossed family in Indianapolis 500 history just keeps winning them now. Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 denying Helio Castroneves at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.
  • Trump Pushes Montenegro's Prime Minister at NATO Summit

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    Although when it comes to the conflict in Ukraine it seems that we were on the same line", Mr. Tusk commented following the meeting and added that "my main message to President Trump is that what gives our cooperation and friendship its deepest meaning are fundamental western values like freedom, human rights, respect for human dignity.
  • Police, air ambulance called as English zoo is evacuated

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    A zoo has been evacuated due to what the ambulance service has called a "very serious incident". "There is no further information available at this time but we will provide an update when we are able to". a boy was missing loads of ambulances turned up". Magpas Air Ambulance also issued a statement, saying "everyone was safely evacuated, no one was running in terror, no animals escaped the enclosure and no children were injured".
  • Trump's Muslim statements scrutinized by travel ban judges

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    A federal appeals court panel of three Democratic appointees grappled with questions Monday over how to determine whether President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was motivated by religious prejudice or national security. Katyal said that there was "no such statement" from Trump in which he disavowed his previous statements. Clinton had appointed Paez to the district court five years earlier after Paez spent 13 years as a state judge in California.
  • Manchester bombing suspects in custody after 15th arrest

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    Greater Manchester Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested in the city on suspicion of terrorist offenses. Manchester-born Abedi, a 22-year-old of Libyan origin, killed 22 people on Monday evening when he targeted a pop concert by United States teen idol Ariana Grande .
  • Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

    Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that Europe "must take its fate into its own hands" as they could no longer depend on others, reported AFP . "Europe is the answer, and stronger cooperation between the European countries at all levels is the answer to Donald Trump ", Schulz said on ARD public television.
  • Philippines pounds militants; civilians found shot dead

    Philippines pounds militants; civilians found shot dead

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    That has slowed efforts to end the most serious crisis President Rodrigo Duterte has faced since he took power almost a year ago. A police spokesman said the men were targeted during an attempted evacuation of Marawi because they were unable to recite verses from the Qur'an.
  • North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests

    North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests

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    While North Korean scientists could be tweaking them - for instance, developing a new solid-fuel short-range missile - the North tests these shorter-range missiles much less than it does its less dependable, longer-range missiles. North Korea last test-fired a ballistic missile on 21 May off its east coast and said on Sunday it had tested a new anti-aircraft weapon supervised by leader Kim Jong Un.
  • Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger US ties

    Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger US ties

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    The 62-year-old Merkel also aimed her comments at her Social Democrat (SPD) rival and former European Parliament president, Martin Schulz. The group managed to agree on the wording of goals for trade, but Trump was the lone holdout when it came to agreeing on policies to combat climate change.