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Sri Lanka floods claim at least 151 lives

At least 151 people have been killed and 111 are missing because of flooding from monsoon rains across southwestern portions of Sri Lanka, according to the country’s Ministry of Disaster Management. The severe weather has also displaced nearly half a million people, and triggered landslides throughout the country. Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs activated its Emergency Response Unit and ...

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Portland mayor asks feds to stop ‘alt-right’ rallies

Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler on Monday urged the federal government to revoke the permit for what he described as one of two “alt-right” demonstrations — and deny permission for the second rally as the city mourns the victims of last week’s possible hate crime.

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Sri Lanka floods claim at least 151 lives

At least 151 people have been killed and 111 are missing because of flooding from monsoon rains across southwestern portions of Sri Lanka, according to the country’s Ministry of Disaster Management. The severe weather has also displaced nearly half a million people, and triggered landslides throughout the country. Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs activated its Emergency Response Unit and ...

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10 of the world’s best desert hotels

From Middle Eastern palaces to luxury tented camps in Africa, we’ve handpicked 10 desert oases offering dazzling views and a sense of adventure.

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US warship challenges China’s claims

A US Navy destroyer has sailed close to a disputed South China Sea island controlled by China for the first time under new US President Donald Trump.

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Heated argument erupts on Texas House floor

A heated argument erupted between legislators at the Texas Capitol Monday afternoon, after one state representative said he called US Immigration and Customs Enforcement on protesters.

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