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In Srilanka
February 8, 2018 12:40 pm gmt |
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 Ashley Jude, the Hollywood actress and UN Goodwill ambassador said that she was empathetic towards Sri Lanka’s war victims. Speaking to reporters in Colombo following a visit to the country, Judd said she did not have an opportunity to visit the North but was aware of the suffering the people had to...
In Technology
February 8, 2018 8:54 am gmt |
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Teens who report more time spent on recreational Internet use also report less happiness, self-esteem, and satisfaction with their lives, according to a study published – of all places – online recently in the journal Emotion. The authors of the study analysed data from the Monitoring the Future surv...
In Britain
February 8, 2018 8:14 am gmt |
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The Duchess of Cambridge continued her charity work on Wednesday (February 7), opening a new treatment centre for Action on Addiction in Essex. Kate has been a patron of the charity since 2012 and addressed health care professionals, staff and users of the centre during the visit. During the visit sh...
In Canada
February 8, 2018 6:03 am gmt |
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Canada “might very well be better off” not signing up to an updated version of the NAFTA trade pact rather than accepting a bad deal, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday (February 7). Trudeau, speaking at the University of Chicago, said in a televised address he expec...
In Latest Stories
February 8, 2018 5:42 am gmt |
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Election Monitoring Bodies have requested all individuals and groups to refrain from direct or indirect involvement in any and all election activities, during the ‘silent period’ announced by the Elections Commission, ahead of the 2018 Local Authority Elections scheduled to be held on Saturday. Speak...
In Latest Stories
February 8, 2018 4:46 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Ranil Jayawardena, MP, as her trade envoy for Sri Lanka. Jayawardena’s role as trade envoy will be to support and enhance the development of Britain’s trade and investment with Sri Lanka. The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy will be visiting Sri Lanka from...
In India
February 8, 2018 4:24 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked the Opposition to set up a task force to detect loopholes in the Ayushman Bharat scheme, under which the Centre has proposed health coverage for 10 crore poor families and setting up of 1.5 lakh wellness centres, so that they could be plugged. In his st...
In Latest Stories
February 8, 2018 4:05 am gmt |
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The United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF appealed on Wednesday (February 7) for $17 million to help rebuild Iraq’s health facilities, ahead of an international conference to support the country’s reconstruction due to convene next week in Kuwait. The UN agency said up to 750,000 ch...
In Cricket
February 8, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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A cricket club in Cape Town granted life time membership to Indian cricketers on Wednesday (February 07) to acknowledge their contribution to the sport. Former Indian cricketers Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, Virender Sehwag, V.V.S Laxman and cricketer, Harbhajan Singh were honoured by the Western Province ...
In Latest Stories
January 29, 2018 12:26 pm gmt |
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Human Rights watch said in report released today that, the Sri Lankan Government has failed to fulfill its pledge to abolish the abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). For decades, the PTA has been used to arbitrarily detain suspects for months and often years without charge or trial, facilitatin...
In Technology
January 29, 2018 9:49 am gmt |
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Facebook said it was publishing its privacy principles for the first time and rolling out educational videos to help users control who has access to their information, as it prepares for the start of a tough new EU data protection law. The videos will show users how to manage the data that Facebook u...
In Africa
January 29, 2018 9:37 am gmt |
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Donald Trump writes to African leaders that he ‘deeply respects’ the people of Africa and that he will be sending his top diplomat, secretary of state Rex Tillerson top visit the continent in March this year. The remarks were made in a letter addressed to African leaders ahead of the 30th African Uni...
In India
January 29, 2018 8:53 am gmt |
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Members of various farmers associations and Opposition parties staged rail roko agitations in Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts on Sunday to urge the Centre and State governments to impress upon Karnataka to release water to save the standing paddy crop in the delta region. Police took into custody 1...
In Srilanka
January 29, 2018 7:13 am gmt |
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Lakshman Kiriella, the senior member of SLFP said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Maithiripala Sirisena will unite after the forthcoming Local Government Election. “Despite both sides attacking each other on the stage at election rallies ahead of the February 10 Local Governmen...
In Britain
January 29, 2018 5:36 am gmt |
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Protesters are readying themselves for the “most incredible protest in our history” to coincide with Donald Trump’s planned visit during the second half of the year. After a meeting between Theresa May and Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it was confirmed that the US president would visit ...
In Latest Stories
January 29, 2018 4:49 am gmt |
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A former UN staffer described the crimes committed by the Sri Lankan army against the Tamil population as a genocide in an interview with PTI at the Jaipur Literature Festival in India this week. “It is very fair to say that the Army committed genocide. The atrocities in Sri Lanka were definite...
In India
January 29, 2018 4:33 am gmt |
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Shops and businesses closed Sunday in Indian-controlled Kashmir after separatists fighting against Indian rule called for a strike a day after soldiers shot and killed two young men in the disputed region. Armed police and paramilitary soldiers in riot gear fanned out across the region and patrolled ...
In Latest Stories
January 29, 2018 4:12 am gmt |
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Turkey will clean its entire border with Syria of terrorists, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday (January 28), in a sign that a nine-day-old Turkish offensive into northern Syria’s Afrin region could be extended further. Speaking at a congress of his ruling AK Party in the northern provinc...
In Latest Stories
January 29, 2018 3:53 am gmt |
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Roger Federer posed with his Australian Open trophy in Melbourne on Monday (January 29) after winning the title six times and clenching a very “special” 20th grand slam title. Federer, a nervous defending champion, survived a second set ‘freeze’ and a late rally by sixth seed ...