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October 31, 2018 2:32 am gmt |
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London will host four NFL games in 2019 with two to be played at Tottenham’s new stadium and two at Wembley. Spurs’ new 62,000-seat arena was in line to host the fixture between Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders in October but has yet to open. Wembley, which staged three sold-out NFL g...
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October 30, 2018 3:23 am gmt |
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The new government will take steps to hold provincial council elections as early as possible, President Mithripala Sirisena said and that he would discuss this matter with the Election Commission soon. He said holding the much delayed PC polls would be another step forward by the government to streng...
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October 30, 2018 3:18 am gmt |
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A Supreme Court determination will be sought by the Election Commission on its role against the backdrop of the government’s repeated failure to hold provincial council elections, EC Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday (Monday). The last straw on conducting the elections was the recommen...
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October 30, 2018 3:14 am gmt |
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India and Japan outlined a vision for strengthened bilateral relations at the 13th annual summit here yesterday (Monday). Enhanced strategic and defence cooperation dominated the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe. Japan’s formulation of a “free and op...
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October 30, 2018 3:11 am gmt |
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The Indonesian jet which crashed shortly after take-off had suffered instrument problems the day before, according to a technical log obtained. A technical log from a flight from Bali to Jakarta the day before (Sunday) said an instrument was “unreliable” and the pilot had to hand over to ...
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October 30, 2018 2:31 am gmt |
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Former Leicester City forward Mahrez, who swept home Raheem Sterling’s sixth-minute cross, dedicated his goal to Foxes owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who was killed in a helicopter crash at the King Power Stadium after Saturday’s game with West Ham. It settled a match made more difficult...
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October 29, 2018 3:14 am gmt |
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While highlighting that they will bring in an impeachment motion against President Maithripala Sirisena, UNP senior Ministers and MPs yesterday (Sunday) said they will take to the streets and protest against what they called a constitutional coup and the proroguing in Parliament. They conveyed this i...
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October 29, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a statement, invited all the political parties represented in Parliament to join his administration. He said his government would eschew the politics of hate and set up an interim government that will protect the human rights of all citizens, that will protect the...
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October 29, 2018 3:04 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump will not travel to India as the chief guest for the Republic Day Parade, and the White House has conveyed its regrets to the Narendra Modi government. The government is now exploring several other options for the event. According to multiple government and diplomatic sourc...
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October 29, 2018 3:01 am gmt |
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A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane has come down after taking off from Jakarta, say Indonesian officials. Flight JT-610 was on a scheduled flight from the Indonesian capital to Pangkal Pinang, the main city in the Bangka Belitung Islands. It lost contact with ground control a few minutes after tak...
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October 29, 2018 2:47 am gmt |
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Lewis Hamilton has won his fifth F1 world championship, making him the joint second most successful driver of all time. The 33-year-old becomes only the third man in history to win five world titles. He matches the haul of the Argentine legend Juan Manuel Fangio and is two behind all-time record hold...
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October 28, 2018 2:59 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to address the nation today (Sunday) while the new Cabinet of Ministers would be appointed on tomorrow, UPFA MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena yesterday  said....
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October 28, 2018 2:54 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has prorogued Parliament yesterday (Saturday), Speaker’s office said. The next Parliament session would be commenced on November 16....
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October 28, 2018 2:50 am gmt |
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DMK president M.K. Stalin yesterday (Saturday) said the overnight ‘mysterious’ changes in Sri Lankan government and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s swearing-in as the Prime Minister of the country without majority had posed a major threat to Tamils, who had been denied their rights and subjected...
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October 28, 2018 2:45 am gmt |
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Eleven people have been killed, officials say, in a gun attack on a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The gunman, who opened fire as the Tree of Life synagogue held a service, was later taken into custody. President Donald Trump said “a lot of people” had been killed a...
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October 28, 2018 2:40 am gmt |
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The Leicester City owner’s helicopter has crashed in a car park outside the club’s ground, shortly after taking off following a match. It is not known if Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was in the helicopter at the time. Leicester City had been playing West Ham United in the Premier League at th...
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October 25, 2018 3:38 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have said the Government should get certain matters clarified with regard to the implementation of the provisions of the UNHRC Resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka, it is learnt. The Prime Minister had reportedly made these remarks during Tuesday’s Cabinet m...
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October 25, 2018 3:33 am gmt |
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (Wednesday) said that he didn’t believe that the Cabinet Ministers would have any links with the RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) of India. Responding to journalists after visiting the Henakaduwa Temple at Tangalle, Mr Rajapaksa, however, said the act of o...
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October 25, 2018 2:52 am gmt |
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The Tamil Nadu government has complained that it was kept in the dark by Kerala and the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on the revival of a proposal to build a new Mullaperiyar dam. Yesterday (Wednesday), Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswamy wrote to Prime Ministe...