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He lost two children in the Sri Lanka bombings
"The bomb went off and they both were running toward me," he said. "I knew there'd be another bomb because there always is with these things." His instinct was right, but it was as they fled that the second blast hit his children, Daniel and Amelie, detonating near the elevators on the third floor of the upmarket Shangri-La hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The 61-year-old US investment banker is both…
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Kim Jong Un arrives in Vladivostok ahead of summit with Putin
Russian state television showed Kim stepping out of his green private train at a railway station in the eastern port city, Wednesday afternoon under a leaden sky. Wearing a black homburg and overcoat, he was greeted at the station by officials and a brass band. Putin was not part of the welcoming committee. Kim and Putin are set to meet for the first time Thursday, but do not plan to…
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51 people killed in South Africa floods
The flooding began on Monday after heavy rain caused mudslides in several towns in Durban, the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, government spokesman Lennox Mabaso told CNN. "The areas most affected are Amanzimtoti, Chatsworth, Mariannhill," Mabaso, who works for the provincial Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs department, said. Mabaso said there were reported incidents of collapsed buildings, walls and flooded homes in the area. He added that the South African Weather…
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‘Trump Baby’ blimp will fly again during President’s UK state visit
Written by Rob Picheta, CNNLondon Donald Trump is coming back to London -- and so is the "Trump Baby" blimp. A 20-foot-tall balloon depicting the United States President as a wailing baby in a nappy will fly over London again during his upcoming state visit in June, protesters have confirmed. Organizers are also looking at ways to scale up their protest -- having decided against raising funds for an even…
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Shane Long makes history with fastest ever Premier League goal
In Shane Long's case on Tuesday, he needed just 7.69 seconds, as he charged down a clearance from Watford's Craig Cathcart before giving Southampton a record-breaking lead at Vicarage Road in their English Premier League match. For Long, by no means a prolific goalscorer -- this was only his ninth goal in his last 84 top flight appearances -- it meant an unlikely place in the history books. The Irishman's…
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Sri Lanka investigates Easter bombings: Live updates
Reyyaz Salley, chairman of the Shaikh Usman Waliyullah mosque. He told CNN he had warned the government about extremists like Zahran Hashim, the alleged ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombers. Reyyaz Salley, chairman of the Shaikh Usman Waliyullah mosque. He told CNN he had warned the government about extremists like Zahran Hashim, the alleged ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombers.James Griffiths/CNN Reyyaz Salley, chairman of the Shaikh Usman Waliyullah mosque,…