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Sri Lanka were fighting for survival in the first Test against New Zealand Saturday after being decimated by a lethal Blackcaps' swing attack in their first innings and forced to follow on. Trent Boult started the rout when he removed Dimuth Karunaratne for nought with the fourth ball of the innings. Sri Lanka were all out 42 overs later for a dismal 138, 303 runs behind New Zealand's first innings total of 441. At stumps on day two, Sri Lanka were 84 without loss in their second innings requiring a further 219 runs to make New Zealand bat again.
North Korea on Saturday blasted US President Barack Obama as a "monkey" for inciting cinemas to screen a comedy featuring a fictional plot to kill its leader, and threatened "inescapable deadly blows" over the movie. The isolated dictatorship's powerful National Defence Commission (NDC) also accused the US of "disturbing the Internet operation" of North Korean media outlets. The North suffered Internet blackouts this week, triggering speculation that US authorities may have launched a cyber-attack in retaliation for the hacking of Sony Pictures -- the studio behind madcap North Korea comedy "The Interview" -- which Washington says was carried out by Pyongyang. "Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest," a spokesman for the NDC's policy department said in a statement published by the North's official KCNA news agency.