Most of the injuries were minor but one person is in a serious condition, they said. The cause of the explosion, which occurred at a two-story restaurant in Sapporo's Toyohira district, is under investigation, police said, adding that they had no further details.
The Interior Department inspector general referred the land deal scandal to the Justice Department. "Zinke's days of plundering our lands and enriching himself and his friends are over", said Nicole Ghio, senior fossil fuels programme manager for Friends of the Earth.
Mrs Obama will host a second date on her book tour to London's O2 Arena. In a tweet posted this afternoon, The O2 announced that she will be coming back to the United Kingdom for another book tour event, Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama , on April 14.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court said Mr Sirisena had acted illegally in November by dissolving parliament and calling snap polls with almost two years to go until elections were due. The ministers of the new Cabinet will take oath on Monday, the Colombo Telegraph reported citing UNP sources. Rajapaksa's resignation comes shortly after the Supreme Court refused to stay a court order restrained the embattled former strongman from holding the office until it fully heard the case next month.
Aby Layla said that in IS ranks, disagreements over hierarchy and posts between Iraqi and Syrian fighters helped "speed up the collapse" of IS defenses in Hajin. The Islamic State has been driven from almost all the territory it once held in Syria previous year in separate campaigns waged by the US-backed SDF on the one hand, and the Russian-backed Syrian government on the other.
Critics are skeptical because it has taken so long into the presidency to announce the initiative and Trump has made disparaging remarks about a region that is home to 1.2 billion people. American lawmakers and senior military officers are anxious about the future of the US base and that China could soon oversee operations at a key port in the country formerly run by a Dubai firm, giving it a crucial perch at the southern entrance to the Red Sea on the route to the Suez Canal.