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In Canada
June 19, 2018 10:25 am gmt |
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The Conservatives have stolen a Quebec riding away from Justin Trudeau’s ruling Liberals, in the first test of Andrew Scheer’s effort to recreate the nationalist-conservative coalition that helped federal Tories dominate the province in the 1980s. Conservative candidate Richard Martel cap...
In Britain
June 19, 2018 9:36 am gmt |
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attended the Garter Day ceremony at St. George’s Chapel near Windsor Castle on Monday (June 16), along with other members of the royal family. In attendance were Prince William, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall as well as Charles’...
In Technology
June 19, 2018 8:20 am gmt |
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The US Supreme Court agreed to hear Apple Inc’s bid to kill an antitrust lawsuit over the market for iPhone apps in a case that could shield e-commerce companies from consumer claims over high commissions. The lawsuit accuses Apple of monopolising the app market so it can charge excessive commissions...
In Latest Stories
June 19, 2018 6:10 am gmt |
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The Government Information Department yesterday said postal staff officers can obtain police security if its necessary to reopen post offices which had been closed due to the ongoing postal strike seeking solutions to the Public Administration Circular 06/2006 over recruitment. Quoting the Post Maste...
In Latest Stories
June 19, 2018 4:55 am gmt |
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has commended the positive steps taken by the good governance government to address alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka. The outgoing UN Human Rights Chief commended Sri Lanka and several other countries for ac...
In India
June 19, 2018 4:26 am gmt |
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Taking pride in his government completing 16 months in power, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Monday taunted the DMK, saying the AIADMK dispensation was strong, and “cannot be destabilised even if 1,000 [DMK leader] Stalins emerge.” “The present government could never be toppled by Mr. Stal...
In Latest Stories
June 19, 2018 4:10 am gmt |
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The United States and South Korea have agreed to suspend a joint military exercise scheduled for August, South Korean and U.S. officials said on Monday (June 18), following President Donald Trump’s pledge to end “war games” after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last ...
In Football
June 19, 2018 3:57 am gmt |
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After failing to live up to pre-tournament hype with a disappointing 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener against Switzerland, members of the Brazil squad took to the training pitch on Monday in preparation for their next game. Brazil, who have won 17 of their 22 games under coach Tite, hope they can l...
In Latest Stories
June 2, 2018 10:32 am gmt |
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An expedited development programme will be carried out at village-level in the remaining 18 months of the Government’s term, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. Addressing an event at Temple Trees yesterday to handover appointments to 1,668 new Grama Niladari Officers, the Prime Minister said t...
In Latest Stories
June 2, 2018 4:50 am gmt |
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The Office on Missing Persons says its next regional meeting will be held in Mullaitivu today. Chairman of the Office Saliya Peiris said the programme will get underway at the Mullaitivu District Secretariat. Accordingly officials will meet with relatives and Civil Society members of the district in ...
In India
June 2, 2018 4:17 am gmt |
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UN human rights experts have condemned the “disproportionate and excessive use of lethal force” by the Tamil Nadu police against anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi, and have called for an independent investigation to ensure that those who had violated human rights were brought to justice. They h...
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June 2, 2018 4:01 am gmt |
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President Donald Trump said on Friday (June 1) an unprecedented nuclear arms summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the United States pulled out of will now go ahead as scheduled on June 12 in Singapore, adding another twist to a high-stakes diplomatic dance. Trump was speaking with reporte...
In Football
June 2, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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With soccer mania at fever pitch, Mexico City opened a museum dedicated to the sport and the national team on Friday (June 01), featuring prized memorabilia from legends such as Hugo Sanchez and archive footage from the 1970 and 1986 World Cup tournaments it has hosted. More than 150 individual piece...
In India
May 24, 2018 9:12 am gmt |
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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin was detained on Thursday after he held an agitation outside Tamil Nadu secretariat over Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi, where 13 people have died until now. Earlier, a clash also broke about between DMK workers and the police when the fo...
In Latest Stories
May 24, 2018 8:33 am gmt |
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Britain’s Foreign Office had destroyed almost 200 files on Sri Lanka dating from the start of the LTTE uprising during which MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5) and the SAS (Special Air Service) secretly advised the country’s security forces, the Guardian reported on Wednesday. It said the loss of...
In Latest Stories
May 24, 2018 6:03 am gmt |
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The death toll due to the prevailing adverse weather has risen to 13. The Disaster Management Center said over 100,000 people have been affected by the inclement weather thus far. Deputy Director and Media Spokesman of the DMC Pradeep Kodippili noted 43,000 persons who have evacuated from danger zone...
In India
May 24, 2018 5:56 am gmt |
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The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has ordered the closure of Sterlite Copper Smelter plant in Thoothukudi with immediate effect and disconnected electricity supply to the unit early on Thursday morning. Orders to close the plant were issued by the Chairman of the TNPCB on Wednesday. The ...
In Latest Stories
May 24, 2018 5:50 am gmt |
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Thursday (May 24), day one of her whistlestop visit to China. Merkel and Li attended a welcome ceremony before sitting down to talks. Li said China hopes to talk about human rights cases on an equal basis with Germany. He ma...
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May 24, 2018 5:39 am gmt |
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Italy’s Elia Viviani claimed his fourth win of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday (May 23) after edging a bunch sprint on the 17th stage at Iseo as the rained poured down, with Britain’s Simon Yates retaining the overall lead. Quick-Step Floors rider Viviani held off a strong late surge...