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PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020
David Cameron is to tell the Conservative Party conference there will be more money to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:51:29 GMT
-May: New extremism powers needed
Home Secretary Theresa May is to tell the Conservative Party conference a future Tory government will seek new powers to ban extremist groups.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:47:43 GMT
-Hong Kong leader in protest appeal
Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring parts of the city to a standstill.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:18:04 GMT
-UK GDP grew 0.9% in second quarter
UK economic growth has been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of the year by the Office for National Statistics.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:46:04 GMT
-Annual house price growth 'slows'
The annual pace of house price growth slowed to 9.4% in September in England and Wales, according to the Nationwide.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:56:59 GMT
-Mirror apology over women's pictures
The Sunday Mirror apologises to women whose photos were used in a probe that saw a Conservative minister resign, but stands by its story.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:40:56 GMT
-World wildlife populations 'plummet'
The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, with wildlife populations halving in just 40 years, a report says.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:20:16 GMT
-Third video of UK hostage released
A third video has appeared featuring British hostage John Cantlie who is being held by Islamic State militants.
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:58:00 GMT
-Child abuse report criticises police
Children in South Yorkshire care homes were left vulnerable to sexual abuse because of police "shortcomings", a report finds.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:23:45 GMT
-UK has driest September 'since 1910'
The Met Office says the UK is on course for its driest September since records began more than a century ago.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:04:39 GMT
-Ireland gave 'state aid' to Apple
The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:44:23 GMT
-Children hit by tooth decay at three
More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:28:02 GMT
-VIDEO: Clintons leave hospital with baby
Chelsea Clinton leaves a New York hospital with her baby daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:19:07 GMT
-VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers
New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:18:50 GMT
-AUDIO: 'I mistook Hertford gig for Hereford'
Comedian Seann Walsh describes the moment he realised he had travelled to Hereford, instead of Hertford, for a gig.
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:20:28 GMT
-VIDEO: Will it be driest September on record?
Alex Deakin examines the latest weather figures.
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:25:08 GMT
-VIDEO: Newsnight puts Cameron to the test
Prime Minister David Cameron has been put to the test by BBC Newsnight, in an attempt to establish whether he is a "moderniser or a "more socially conservative person".
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:00:59 GMT
-VIDEO: Why web inventor 'pays his way' online
Worldwide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee talks about his concerns for the internet, as he renews his call for a digital Magna Carta.
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:11:39 GMT
-VIDEO: Da Vinci: Ermine's secrets revealed
A French scientist uses reflective light technology to reveal the secrets of the 500-year-old Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci.
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:03:53 GMT
-VIDEO: 'Funny' parody mash-ups legalised
Changes to UK law come into force this week allowing people to use copyright material from films, TV shows and songs in order to parody them.
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:18:56 GMT
-Thousands flock to 'anti-Facebook'
Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert questions its business model.
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:42:52 GMT
-Nick Grimshaw breaks twerking record
Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw breaks the Guinness World twerking record.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:58:52 GMT
-7-day GPs and 'war on workers' - front pages
Pledges from the Conservative Party conference dominate front pages, with some focusing on measures to expand GP cover and others examining the benefits freeze.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:51:47 GMT
-Pardew expects talks with Ashley
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew expects to have "serious conversations" with owner Mike Ashley after the 1-0 defeat at Stoke.
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:14:39 GMT
-Lewis backs mixed-gender 'Ryder Cup'
World number one golfer Stacy Lewis says she would be keen to see the introduction of a mixed-gender 'Ryder Cup' tournament.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:21:53 GMT
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MR to discuss snap poll
With speculation rife about a snap presidential election early next year, President Mahinda Rajapaksa will hold a discussion with the leaders of the constituent parties of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) after today’s Cabinet meeting, Daily Mirror learns.

-BASL seeks expert opinion on MR’s third term
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has sought legal opinion from foreign constitutional experts on whether the Constitution allows President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest for a third term, a senior member of the BASL said yesterday.

-Navy seize 1.7 kilos gold hidden in dingy
Navy seized a haul of 1.730 kilogrammes of gold which was hidden inside a fiber glass dingy on the beach in the Madagalthurei area of Kankasanthurai (KKS) yesterday.

-W’pola girl seeks compensation from police
The girl who was allegedly harassed by a youth at the Wariyapola Bus Terminus filed a fundamental rights petition against the police officers seeking one million rupees as compensation.

-Harin failed the challenge: Gammanpila
The Chief Ministerial candidate  at the recently held Uva Provincial elections Harin Fernando had not followed conditions required to win the challenge he was thrown at,  Western Provincial Council Minister Udaya Gammanpila said today.

-16 die as TN reels under verdict
At least 16 people committed suicide or died of cardiac arrest across Tamil Nadu after a special court in Bangalore convicted AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa in the 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case on Saturday and sentenced her to four years in prison.

-SC rejects asylum petition: SL not ratified UN convention
The Supreme Court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation filed by six human rights activists seeking an interim order preventing the deportation of about 2,000 Pakistani and Afghan asylum seekers arrested by the immigration officials.   

-Rs.3.3 million robbed in Mt. Lavinia
Two men travelling in a trishaw are alleged to have robbed Rs.3.3 million worth of cash belonging to a private campus in Mount Lavinia when the cash was being taken to be deposited in a private bank.

-D.V Upul noticed to appear in court
A notice has been issued on Southern Provincial Council Minister D.V. Upul to appear before the Bandarawela Magistrate's Court on October 6.

-Ratnapura Sergeant interdicted
The Police Sergeant, who had allegedly assaulted a woman near the Ratnapura Bus Terminal had been interdicted following an investigation with immediate effect, the Police said.
-Man sentenced to death for triple murder
A man found guilty of clubbing two men and a woman to death in 1994 in Mahawewa was sentenced to death by the Chilaw Magistrate’s Court today.

-Five rescued from fire gutted boat
Five fishermen were rescued and hospitalised from a fire gutted boat in the sea off Rekawa in Tangalle today.

-Range’s hotel shot at
Multiple shots were fired at a hotel of UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara, located in Karuwalagaswewa this morning, the Police said. Pictures

-OIC chief to visit Sri Lanka
The head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will visit Sri Lanka on an invitation from Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, according to a senior official from the Sri Lankan Embassy.

-SL navy detains four fishermen
The Sri Lankan Navy detained four Indian fishermen who were repairing their boat near Katchativu, in the wee hours of Sunday. Sources said as many as 533 mechanised boats ventured out into the sea for fishing on Saturday
-Jaya’s first day in jail sans visitors
AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, the first serving chief minister to be convicted in a corruption case, spent her first day in the Central Prison at Parappana Agrahara in Bangalore without meeting any visitors. She has been allotted a normal cell in the women's barracks that she shares with close aide N Sasikala and J Elavarasi. 

-Video: Ashin Wirathu Thera of Myanmar to work with BBS
Stressing that a world without extremism was the essence of Buddhism, the founder leader of the 969 organisation of Myanmar, the Venerable Ashin Wirathu Thera said today that his organisation would work with the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) to achieve this goal.
-Video: Another assault video goes viral
A video clip showing a policeman assaulting a woman with a stick near the Ratnapura Bus Stand has gone viral.
-Jayalithaa will have no effect: UNP
The issue pertaining to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalithaa Jayaram would not have any effect on Sri Lanka as she was just an opinion maker, United National Party Parliamentarian R. Yogarajan said today.
-Panneerselvam to be TN chief minister
A day after a special court in Bangalore unseated AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa as Tamil Nadu chief minister by sentencing her to four years imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case, party MLAs on Sunday elected O Panneerselvam as her successor, as she wished.
-MR invites Ban to visit Lanka
President Mahinda Rajapaksa had invited UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon to Sri Lanka when he met Ban on the sidelines of UNGA sessions today, the Information Department said.
-Death plunge in Nilwala river
A man of around 40 years had reportedly fallen into the Nilwalaganga in Matara near the Mahanama Bridge and disappeared, residents said.
-BASL: Do honest judges have no place?
The President of Sri Lanka Bar Association (BASL) observed that a well experienced, an honest and upright judge in the Court of Appeal who sat in the judgment in a matter that was filed by the 43rd Chief Justice and issued writ quashing the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) proceedings, was being repeatedly overlooked for promotion.
-MP Range Bandara arrested
UNP Parliamentarian Palitha Range Bandara was arrested by the Police on charges of assaulting Karuwalagaswewa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman.
-“Kalu Chooty” shot dead
Hiran Darshana alias “Kalu Chooty” was shot dead this morning during a Police shootout at Rajakiya Mawatha in Colombo.

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