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Floods, landslides leave 28 dead in Nepal, over 16 still missing

Kathmandu (Nepal), July 14 (ANI): The death toll from the Nepal floods caused by the monsoon rains on Saturday reached 28 with over 16 persons still missing. Heavy monsoon rains for the past few days have left many settlements at high risk of floods and landslides in several places in Nepal. Transportation has also been disrupted in all major highways. Rain-fed rivers have also started to erode embankments putting nearby settlements at high risk of flooding. The Meteorological Forecasting Division in its special bulletin has warned of widespread rain from moderate to heavy scale likely to continue till Sunday. It has mentioned that the monsoon trough is presently based in the vicinity of Terai of eastern Nepal and hilly territory of western Nepal. On Sunday, complete cloudy condition is likely over most of the country and widespread rain is expected and heavy rain is likely to occur particularly at some places of eastern and central regions and at few places of western region, as per the bulletin. Whereas on Monday, widespread rain from moderate to heavy scale has been forecast and extremely heavy rain is likely to hit few places of eastern region and some parts of western hilly region.

Trump quit Iran nuke deal "to spite Obama"

President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear pact to spite Barack Obama, according to  Britain's Mail on Sunday, citing the former UK ambassador to Washington. Lucy Fielder reports.

Never seen fear at higher level among Hispanics: Durbin

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin on Sunday said he's never seen fear at such a high level in the Hispanic community as U.S. authorities are expected to begin arresting immigrants eligible for deportation. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Police officer punched to ground on Champs Elysees after Bastille Day parade

A police officer was punched to the ground during clashes that broke out on Paris' Champs Elysees on Sunday (July 14), hours after the Bastille Day military parade. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Hong Kong anti-extradition protesters fire up fight in the suburbs

Tens of thousands rallied in Hong Kong on Sunday driven by deep-seated anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill, which has revived fears of Beijing attempting to erode freedoms in the former British colony. Pascale Davies reports.

Nice turns page with first Bastille Day fireworks since 2016 attack

The city of Nice turned a new page on Saturday night (July 13) by holding its first fireworks ceremony since the 2016 deadly attack which killed 86 people watching a fireworks display on the beach.

Hong Kong activists gather at New Territories town closer to China

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters streamed in on Sunday (July 14) to a densely populated, suburban part of the largely rural New Territories to voice their anger against the government and call for political reforms. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

As waters warm, lionfish invasion strains Lebanon's seas

The invasion of lionfish, a predatory fish normally found in the waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans, is pushing environmentalists in Lebanon to urge fishermen to catch it and locals to eat it. Lucy Fielder reports.

Power is restored in New York after partial blackout

All power was restored late Saturday (July 13) night after a wide swath of New York's Manhattan borough was plunged into darkness after a transformer explosion knocked out power to subways, stores and Broadway theaters. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

France launches 1st Barracuda-class nuclear attack submarine ‘Suffren’

Cherbourg-Octeville (France), July 13 (ANI): France on Friday launched the first nuclear attack submarine of the Barracuda-Class named ‘Suffren’ at the Naval Group facility in Cherbourg-Octeville. The boat, first in its class being built for French Navy, was launched by French President Emanuel Macron. While speaking to ANI on this matter, Vice President (Sales and Business Development) of India, Asia and Pacific, Naval Group, Nicolas de La Villemarqué said, “This is the latest generation submarine of the French Navy. There will be 6 of them. They have the latest technology for combat management system and also for stealth.” The nuclear submarine enjoy an edge over conventional submarines because they can stay underwater for a much longer period of time, this making it difficult for the enemy to locate and hunt them. 

UK ambassador to Washington quits over leaks spat

UK ambassador to Washingon Kim Darroch has resigned after a Twitter tirade from Donald Trump. The U.S. president called him "wacky" because of leaked memos in which Darroch expressed scathing views about the current administration. Lucy Fielder reports.

Women's World Cup champs celebrate in NYC

Amid confetti and chants of "equal pay," New York honored the U.S. women's soccer team on Wednesday with a ticker-tape parade down the "Canyon of Heroes," celebrating its World Cup triumph and paying tribute to the players' emergence as icons of women's rights. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Johnson calls Darroch superb diplomat, after failing to back him

Darroch quit after Donald Trump labelled him "stupid" and "wacky" following the leaking of the memos in which he branded the U.S. president's administration inept. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Trump set for UK visit

Britain will roll out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump as he arrives in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit.