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In World
January 21, 2018 4:08 am gmt |
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The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate and House of Representatives were holding rare weekend sessions on Saturday (January 20) after lawmakers failed to pass a short term budget resolution, forcing the federal government into a shutdown overnight. At issue were Democrat’s demands to include cer...
In Sports
January 21, 2018 3:53 am gmt |
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Former champion Novak Djokovic added an apparent muscle strain in his lower back to concerns about his problem elbow but still overpowered Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 6-3 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday (January 20). After holding serve to lead 2-1 in the second...
In Britain
January 20, 2018 12:22 pm gmt |
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China and the UK are seeking to develop more economic cooperation opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative after Brexit, as discussions were made on the China-UK Economic and Trade Forum in London Thursday. The forum was attended by over 200 political and business leaders from the two countri...
In Srilanka
January 20, 2018 10:38 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka and China on Friday signed a joint venture agreement to construct Sri Lanka’s largest dendro power plant in the country’s south. The power plant will produce 70,000 megawatts of renewable energy a year to the national power grid. The joint venture was signed between Beijing Full...
In India
January 20, 2018 10:16 am gmt |
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DMK working president M.K. Stalin on Friday reiterated that nobody can destroy the Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu. Speaking at a wedding function of a party cadre, Mr. Stalin said there is history of many trying to smear the Dravidian movement, unsuccessfully. “So many people are trying to destroy ...
In America
January 20, 2018 9:39 am gmt |
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The U.S. federal government shut down at midnight Friday as the Senate failed to pass a stopgap spending bill, while negotiations continue between congressional lawmakers. Last minute negotiations fell apart as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week short-term spending bill in a late night vote. This l...
In Srilanka
January 20, 2018 9:01 am gmt |
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The current legal system within Sri Lanka is undergoing radical change to enable the justice system to become more efficient and prevent the delay of justice, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated. He expressed it at the event in Homagama yesterday (19th Jan). He further stated that a maximum pe...
In Technology
January 20, 2018 7:14 am gmt |
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Sony Mobile will be rolling out new mid-range smartphones – the Xperia XA2 Ultra, XA2, and L2 – just in time for Chinese New year. The three phones will replace the last generation Xperia XA1 Ultra, XA and L1 respectively, and introduce a range of upgrades from fingerprint sensor for unlocking the ph...
In Srilanka
January 20, 2018 6:41 am gmt |
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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Shien Loong is due to visit Sri Lanka on 22nd Jan, the sources said. The Premier, who visits Sri Lanka, is expected to stay until 24th Jan. Lee Shien Loong is expected to discuss with President Maithiripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, during his visi...
In Britain
January 20, 2018 6:10 am gmt |
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A bespoke Brexit deal is possible – but only if it is “consistent” with the European Union’s single market, French President Emmanuel Macron told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show in an interview recorded on Friday (January 19) and due for broadcast on Sunday (January 21). Macr...
In Srilanka
January 20, 2018 5:16 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena says the country has gained international recognition by changing a leadership which was detrimental to the country. Speaking at a United People’s Freedom Alliance rally in Wellawaya the President said the international community has acknowledged the country’s progress ...
In India
January 20, 2018 4:38 am gmt |
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A Division Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday confirmed an order passed by its single judge on November 29 to close down all sand quarries in the State within six months and not to open any new quarries too in the interest of protecting the environment. The Division Bench of Justices K. Kalyana...
In World
January 20, 2018 4:02 am gmt |
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Pope Francis made a forceful call to combat corruption in Peru on Friday (January 19), calling it a social “virus” a month after the Andean nation’s president pardoned a former autocratic leader who had been jailed for graft and human rights abuses. As Peruvian President Pedro Pablo...
In Football
January 20, 2018 3:48 am gmt |
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Mexico City formalised its part of a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup alongside Canada and the United States on Friday (January 19), putting aside politics to host the world’s most popular sports tournament. The United 2026 bid members has been touted as an ideal choice for FIFA with the three ...
In Canada
January 19, 2018 12:06 pm gmt |
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Police in the Canadian city of Saskatoon say a selfie posted on Facebook was instrumental in solving a murder investigation that spanned nearly two years. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty this week to killing Brittney Gargol, who was found fatally injured on a road in the outskirts of the ci...
In Technology
January 19, 2018 11:12 am gmt |
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President Donald Trump said Jan 18 that he called Apple Inc chief executive officer Tim Cook to thank him for announcing hundreds of billions of dollars in US investments following passage of Republican tax legislation last year. Apple said Wednesday it would return hundreds of billions of dollars to...
In World
January 19, 2018 10:26 am gmt |
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China launched two high-resolution optical remote sensing satellites into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:12 Friday Beijing Time. The satellites, Jilin-1 Video 07 and 08, were carried by a Long March-11 rocket. The two satellites were developed by the ...
In India
January 19, 2018 9:55 am gmt |
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A major fire broke out at a film studio in India’s financial capital Mumbai on Friday (January 19). Reportedly, a firefighter was injured while trying to douse the blaze that broke out at the fourth floor of Navrang Studio in Lower Parel area at around 1 am (GMT 0730). About 12 fire engines hav...
In Uncategorized
January 19, 2018 9:29 am gmt |
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A British-born land speed record holder has died in a helicopter crash in New Mexico. Charles Burnett III was among five people killed in the accident. Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett, his wife Heather and pilots Jamie Colman Dodd and Paul Cobb also perished. The alarm was raised by the only...