Sanctions delay N Korea nuke program -UN
18 May PTI
United Nations: North Korea is still trying to
import and export nuclear and ballistic missile-related items but
financial and trade sanctions are slowing progress on development of
their prohibited weapons, UN experts say in a new report.
China rainstorm death toll reaches 55
18 May Gulf Times
The rainstorms that battered southern China this
week have killed 55 people and left 14 others missing. The Chinese
Ministry of Civil Affairs website says at least nine provinces have
had storms and some flooding and landslides since Tuesday. It says
Guangdong province has been hit the hardest, with 36 deaths and 10
missing people, followed by Jiangxi province, where six people are
reported dead and four more missing.
Syrian refugee total now over 1.5m
18 May BBC
The UN's refugee agency has said that more than
1.5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria. Most have fled
to Jordan and Lebanon, but not have all been registered yet, meaning
the true total is likely to be far higher, according to the UNHCR.
The situation inside Syria has deteriorated dramatically over the
past four months, according to the agency.