Babylon Reports – North Korea missile launch, Mosul battle progress along Tigris, Portugal wins Eurovision
Written by Gabrielle Renaud on 2017-05-14
North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test, days after South Korea elected its new president. The missile was launched near north-western Kusong, flying hundreds of miles then landing in the Sea of Japan. The White House said US President Donald Trump “cannot imagine Russia is pleased” because the missile landed not far from Russian territory.
Over in northern Iraq, Hashd al-Shaabi forces declared on Saturday it had captured four villages and a main road connecting the Yezidi area of Shingal to the ISIS-held town of Qairawan west of Mosul. This comes as Iraqi Forces liberated the entire Haramat district northwest of the city on Saturday. A statement added that with this progress on the battlefield, they are now in full control of “the western and southern bank of the Tigris River.” The 16th Division of the Iraqi army also liberated Hawi Kanisa in the northwest of the city.
Portugal have won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in the competition’s history. Salvador Sobral, 27, won with his ballad Amar Pelos Dois, which was written by his sister.
You can watch his performance here