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In Canada
October 5, 2017 9:11 am gmt |
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Three Canadian rail workers ended their second day of trial on Tuesday (October 3) for their role in a 2013 train derailment that left 47 people dead and flattened the heart of the Quebec village of Lac-Megantic. Locomotive engineer Thomas Harding, manager of train operations Jean Demaitre and railwa...
In Latest Stories
December 25, 2016 7:58 am gmt |
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While Christmas is being celebrated all over the world, we should also remember the people who are not in a position to celebrate Christmas this year said,  opposition leader R.Sambanthan. He stated the above in the Christmas message he delivered today (25th December) morning. He also said that Peace...
In Britain
December 25, 2016 7:23 am gmt |
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The Queen will say she draws strength from “ordinary people doing extraordinary things” in her annual televised Christmas Day address. Volunteers, carers, community workers and good neighbours are unsung heroes whose quiet dedication makes them special, she will say. She will also praise ...
In World
December 25, 2016 7:17 am gmt |
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Pope Francis said on Saturday (December 24) that Christmas had been “taken hostage” by dazzling materialism that puts God in the shadows and blinds many to the needs of the hungry, the migrants and the war weary. Francis, leading the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Christma...
In Business
December 28, 2015 11:13 am gmt |
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Oil prices fell on Monday after the long Christmas weekend, with U.S. crudes defending a newly gained premium over internationally traded Brent contracts in quiet trading ahead of the end of the year. Front-month U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were trading at $37.87 per barrel at 0311 GMT...
In World
December 26, 2015 11:37 am gmt |
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A Christmas Day bushfire has destroyed more than 100 homes in Australia’s Victoria state, officials say. Officials said 98 homes had been razed in Wye River and 18 at Separation Creek. No injuries are reported. Hundreds of firefighters have been battling the blaze along the famous Great Ocean R...
In Europe
December 25, 2015 9:10 am gmt |
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King Felipe VI of Spain has appealed for unity and dialogue in his Christmas Eve message after elections at the weekend produced no conclusive result. He called for “understanding and a fraternal spirit” to end uncertainty. The king also called for “national cohesion” in what ...
In Srilanka
December 25, 2015 7:28 am gmt |
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The Department of Prisons says that around 550 prisoners will be released today in view of Christmas. Commissioner General of Prisons Nishan Dhanasinghe said that a group of prisoners serving sentences for minor crimes will be released from prisons across the country with a presidential pardon....
In Latest Stories
December 25, 2015 6:53 am gmt |
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“Keeping in mind the spirit of Christmas and its embedded human values of giving, sharing, forgiving and taking care of others, let us reach out today to people who were affected during the 30 years of war in Sri Lanka and lend our hands to make their life better”, said President Maithiripala Sirisen...
In World
December 25, 2015 5:47 am gmt |
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Pope Francis led the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas on Thursday (December 24), urging those “intoxicated” by possessions and superficial appearances to return to the essential values of life. Celebrating a Christmas eve Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Francis...
In World
December 24, 2015 9:16 am gmt |
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A storm described by forecasters as “particularly dangerous” has hit the south and mid-west of the US, killing at least six people and injuring scores more ahead of the Christmas break. Three people were killed as tornadoes moved through northern Mississippi, officials said, along with tw...
In Latest Stories
December 24, 2015 7:01 am gmt |
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Protests by the Black Lives Matter group have taken place in the US states of Minnesota and California on one of the busiest retail days of the year. The demonstrators in Minnesota temporarily closed the international airport and interrupted Christmas shopping at the Mall of America. Police said a to...
In Colombo
December 23, 2015 12:31 pm gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena celebrated Christmas which marks the birth of Jesus Christ in an event organized by the Presidential Secretariat at the President’s House. Participating at this event Archbishop Rt. Rev Dr. Malcom Ranjith stated that the fullest support of the Catholic Community will be...