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In India
August 8, 2018 4:33 am gmt |
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M Karunanidhi, five-time chief minister of India’s Tamil Nadu state and one of the dominant figures in the politics of southern India for half a century, died on Tuesday (August 07) at the age of 94. An outspoken atheist in a country where politicians often trumpet their piety, Karunanidhi buil...
In America
August 8, 2018 4:16 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (August 7) his administration was in contact with officials in California over wildfires burning in the state and would look into what could be done to mitigate fire danger in the state. “My administration is in constant contact … with the local...
In Latest Stories
August 8, 2018 4:06 am gmt |
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Cubans are pedaling hard these days, reviving a bicycle trend in Havana in an effort to counter a struggling public transport system and to change a stigma associated with bicycles during the Special Period. Once a month, dozens of cyclists meet to take 20-kilometer ride through the capital as part o...
In Latest Stories
July 31, 2018 9:16 am gmt |
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The university protests carried out by the university students were politically funded, Higher Education & Cultural Affairs Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said yesterday. Addressing a news briefing, he said it had become an issue to maintain the discipline at the university education due to t...
In India
July 31, 2018 6:58 am gmt |
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The condition of DMK chief M Karunanidhi remained stable on Monday even as a host of leaders, including Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Nationalist Congress Party founder Sharad Pawar visited Kauvery Hospital, where he is being treated, in Chennai.After a long night and day for t...
In Latest Stories
July 31, 2018 5:06 am gmt |
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Firefighters worked to battle the so-called Mendocino Complex Fires from the ground and the sky on Monday (July 30), as authorities ordered the evacuation of more than 10,000 residents, local media reported. The Mendocino Complex Fires are twin fires in Mendocino and Lake counties, burning just 30 mi...
In Latest Stories
July 31, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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Forest Green Rovers became the world’s first United Nations certified carbon neutral football club on Monday (July 30), after signing up to the UNFCCC Climate Neutral Now initiative for the upcoming season. FGR, who play in the English football’s fourth professional league, is the world&#...
In Britain
July 4, 2018 6:50 am gmt |
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Hong Kong’s top court ruled on Wednesday (July 4) that a British lesbian should be granted a spousal visa, in a landmark judgment that could open the door for expatriates’ same-sex partners to move to the financial hub. The British woman, known as QT, sued the director of immigration in 2...
In Latest Stories
July 4, 2018 6:13 am gmt |
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to invest $10 million of equity in DCDC Healthcare Services Private Limited (DCDCPL), a company providing dialysis and ancillary services to end stage renal disease, to help enable the establishment of critical healthcare infrastructure in India and Sri Lan...
In Latest Stories
July 4, 2018 5:29 am gmt |
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Attorney General’s Department has commenced deliberating the recent controversial statement made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran pertaining to the LTTE. A spokesperson at the Department said the constitutionality of the statement made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran will be dete...
In India
July 4, 2018 4:52 am gmt |
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Fishermen in India’s southern coastal town Rameswaram on Tuesday (July 03) were forced to dock nearly half of their boats after the government failed to provide fuel for the boats on subsidized rates as per norm. The government provides about 1200 litres fuel for fishing boats to fishermen at a...
In Latest Stories
July 4, 2018 4:06 am gmt |
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Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis shared a powerful message on Tuesday (July 3) as it unveiled sculptures of the Holy Family inside a cage on its lawn. The pictures and videos of the large Jesus, Mary and Joseph statues behind metal fences went viral online. The Church aims to send a message pr...
In Latest Stories
July 4, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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Former champions Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova both crashed out of Wimbledon in the opening round on Tuesday (July 3) and they were joined by men’s French Open finalist Dominic Thiem. Shaparova, the 2004 champion, was beaten by fellow-Russian Vitalia Diatchenko 6-7(3) 7-6(3) 6-4 on Court Tw...
In Canada
July 2, 2018 7:48 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrated Canada Day with a visit to a Canadian tomato paste production facility on Sunday (July 1), the same day Canadian retaliatory tariffs take effect on U.S. goods, including a 10% tax on American ketchup, Canadian media reported. Trudeau visited a Highbur...
In Football
July 2, 2018 5:10 am gmt |
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Croatia came back after conceding in the opening minute to earn a World Cup quarter-final berth after edging Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shootout after the two sides drew 1-1 in the round of 16 match on Sunday (July 1). Two chaotic goals in the opening four minutes made for a rollicking start at the [&h...
In World
July 1, 2018 8:33 am gmt |
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MOMO-2, a rocket developed by Interstellar Technologies Inc., a Japanese start-up company, crashed and exploded seconds after its launch on Saturday (June 30) in Japan’s northern prefecture of Hokkaido. The rocket, measuring 10 metres (32.8 feet) and weighing 1150 kilograms (2535 pounds) was me...
In Canada
July 1, 2018 5:42 am gmt |
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Canada Friday announced it will impose about 12.6 billion US dollars worth of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods from July 1 in the wake of trade tensions with Washington. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains, and Labor Minister Patty Hadju m...
In Srilanka
July 1, 2018 5:28 am gmt |
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David McKinnon, the High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka, in a statement to mark Canada Day today, said that Canada believes that strengthening inclusion, reconciliation and the rule of law is in the interests of all Sri Lankans. “We are encouraged by the initial steps taken to operationalize the...
In Srilanka
July 1, 2018 5:06 am gmt |
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The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) will seek a directive from Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara over this week’s New York Times report that alleged former President Mahinda Rajapaksa received funds from China for his January 2015 election campaign. This follows a complaint the FCID rece...