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Missing Ashya King found in Spain
A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour whose parents removed him from hospital against medical advice has been found, police confirm.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:10:36 GMT
-EU sets Russia sanctions ultimatum
The EU gives Russia one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face new sanctions, as Ukraine's leader talks of the "point of no return".
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:29:21 GMT
-Fairhead to be BBC Trust chairwoman
Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:37:32 GMT
-Cameron welcomes EU chief's pledge
David Cameron welcomes a commitment by Donald Tusk, the new president of the European Council, to reach a deal with the UK on EU reform.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:41:18 GMT
-'Urgent' call for obesity taskforce
Doctors' leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:14:46 GMT
-US planes drop aid to Iraq's Amerli
US planes have made air drops and carried out strikes against Islamic State positions around the besieged northern Iraqi town of Amerli.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:09:52 GMT
-Anti-PM clashes continue in Pakistan
Continuing clashes in Pakistan between police and protesters demanding the toppling of PM Nawaz Sharif leave one dead and hundreds injured.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:31:08 GMT
-Experts argue for drink price plan
Health professionals say they are stepping up efforts to see alcohol minimum pricing in place in Scotland, with a seminar being held in Brussels.
Publ.Date : Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:22:12 GMT
-Archbishop issues terror asylum plea
The Archbishop of York calls for the government to do more to offer asylum to Christians being persecuted by Islamic State terrorists.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:17:46 GMT
-Original Jethro Tull bassist dies
Bassist Glenn Cornick, a founding member of the British rock band Jethro Tull who played on their biggest hits, has died at his home in Hawaii.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:33:48 GMT
-First openly gay NFL player dropped
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, fails to make the final roster for the St Louis Rams.
Publ.Date : Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:03:24 GMT
-US TV host found murdered at home
A US television host and former Suffolk dance school teacher was shot dead by his son-in-law at his home in Louisiana, local police say.
Publ.Date : Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:14:50 GMT
-AUDIO: Should you recline your plane seat?
The use of gadgets to prevent passengers putting their seat back has lead to mid-air arguments, should airlines allow them to go back at all?
Publ.Date : Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:11:36 GMT
-VIDEO: Peter Kay lights up Blackpool
Comedian Peter Kay hosted the big switch-on of the Blackpool Illuminations
Publ.Date : Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:32:40 GMT
-VIDEO: Dahl: Charlie chapters discovered
The discovery of new unpublished chapters reveals author Roald Dahl planned to include more children in his classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but dropped them from the final version.
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:26:30 GMT
-VIDEO: Private's medals given to museum
A Somerset museum has been given three World War One medals, 100 years to the day after the soldier who earned them was killed in action.
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:04:22 GMT
-VIDEO: Rides and risks in huge California waves
Waves as high as 20ft (6m) in southern California have damaged waterfront homes, knocked out pier pilings and attracted scores of surfers.
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:59:04 GMT
-VIDEO: Horse dances to Shakira
Watch as Michael Eilberg and Half Moon Delphi impress the crowd at the World Equestrian Games with a freestyle dressage routine sound tracked by Shakira.
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:08:32 GMT
-VIDEO: BBC presenter Amroliwala's best bits
Presenter Matthew Amroliwala is leaving the BBC's News Channel after 16 years to work at BBC World.
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:49:13 GMT
-VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'
Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:22:05 GMT
-The jihadi issue and a Clacton electoral "bloodbath" - the papers
Many papers discuss the UK's response to the threat posed by returning jihadi fighters, and there is a prediction of a good night for UKIP in the Clacton by-election.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 05:39:13 GMT
-Dictionary completed after 101 years
A dictionary of medieval Latin reaches its defining moment after 101 years of painstakingly gathering entries.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:53:32 GMT
-Gold-diggers find treasure on beach
Three people have become the first confirmed diggers to find 24-carat gold treasure buried on a beach in Kent.
Publ.Date : Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:30:24 GMT
-VIDEO: Match of the Day
Gary Lineker introduces highlights of Saturday's seven Premier League games, including the nine-goal thriller between Everton and Chelsea.
Publ.Date : Sat, 05 Oct 2013 21:36:55 GMT
-Costa must learn respect - Martinez
Everton boss Roberto Martinez says Chelsea's Diego Costa must learn the "ethics and culture" of British football after his side's 6-3 win.
Publ.Date : Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:45:04 GMT
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Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga met Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a globally known activist for democracy and the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) during her visit to Myanmar.

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At least six drowned including an 8-year-old child when they were bathing in three separate incidents at the Kilinochchi, Bandarawela and Mawanella yesterday

-LTTE trying to regroup in Australia?-report
Is the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which ran out of steam in 2009 following the killing of its founder Velupillai Prabhakaran by Sri Lankan armed forces, trying to regroup itself in Australia?

-Fishermen decide to withdraw stir after India, SL talks
A meeting of all fishermen's associations today decided to withdraw their 36 day indefinite strike from Monday and put out to sea in the backdrop of the first joint committee meeting between India and Sri Lanka held in Delhi
-Sri Lanka rout Pakistan to win series
Allrounder Thisara Perera led Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory on the Duckworth/Lewis Method against Pakistan in the series-deciding third and final one-day international on Saturday.

-Pakistan bowled out for 102 in ODI decider
Seamer Thisara Perera claimed four for 34 as Sri Lanka bowled Pakistan out for 102 in the third and decisive one-day international in Dambulla a short while ago.

-One dead, 9 injured in wasp attack
A 55-year-old man was killed and nine others including four women were injured following a wasp attack in Dibula, Talawakelle last evening, police said. Pictures

-Saudi Arabia seeks talks on hiring of SL maids
Saudi officials have announced a five-day visit to Sri Lanka in a bid to overcome "difficulties" related to the recruitment of domestic workers, Arabian Business repported.

-TN reiterates demand for release of boats
Participating in the first meeting of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Committee (JC) on fisheries at New Delhi yesterday, Tamil Nadu, among other issues, reiterated its demand for immediate release of 62 fishing boats of its fishermen under Lankan custody for a long time.

-Indian police unearth ammunition with LTTE symbol
Hand-grenades and land mines, unearthed from Pacha Talamalai reserve forest near Puliyur in Mettur taluk on Tuesday night, belong to the LTTE, said Salem police, as the hand-grenades were found to be imprinted with LTTE logo.

-PSM strike continues despite court order
The Joint Council of the Professions Supplementary to Medicine (PSM) said last night it would continue with its strike action despite the court order to suspend the strike, as the Council had not received the court order yet.

-Police record statement on Thilini’s complaint
Thilini Amalka, who was allegedly harassed by a man at the Wariyapola bus stand prompting her to slap him –- the video of which went viral on the internet -- was summoned to the Kurunegala Police Station yesterday to record her statement on her complaint.

-Police looking for Wariyapola videographer
Police are looking for the person who recorded the video depicting a young girl slapping a youth at the Wariyapola bus stand for allegedly verbally harassing her.
-Water cut at Nugegoda
The water supply to several areas in and around Nugegoda will be cut on September 1 from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. because the electricity supply to the Kotte Water Plant is being disconnected to carry out renovation work by the Lanka Electricity Company Ltd. (LECO).
-CoA extends temporary extradition order
The Court of Appeal order, which temporarily restrained the extradition of the Pakistani refugees staying in Sri Lanka, was extended today for four more days.
-Mervyn rejects Malsha’s “Ice Bucket Challenge”
While rejecting Western Provincial Councillor Malsha Kumarathunga’s Ice Bucket Challenge, Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva said it was better to raise money for charity through projects that protect our culture and was not detrimental to our economy.

-Court order suspends paramedics strike
Colombo District Court has today ordered that the paramedics strike be suspended until September 12 after considering a petition submitted by a patient.
-SL- Pakistan agree to enhance defence ties
Pakistan Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt called on Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo and discussed ways to strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries.

-Maithripala sidelined: UNP
United National Party (UNP) MP Ajith Mannaperuma charged today Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena was helpless in the wake of the crisis in the health sector because the Government had sidelined him.

-Triple murder: Two sentenced to death
Two people found guilty of having murdered a man, his daughter and son on February 12, 2002 at Udugama in Galle, were today sentenced to death by High Court Judge Pathma Palihakkara.
-Lankan found dead in Sydney
A 31-year-old Sri Lankan, Amesha Rajapakse was found dead in a Western Sydney creek at Westmead on Tuesday night, The Daily Telegraph reported.
-Thilini to file FR case against police
Thilini Amalka who had allegedly been subjected to sexual harassment by a man at the Wariyapola bus stand is to file a Fundamental Rights Violation case against the police for arresting her.
-Cinematographer Andrew Jayamanne passes away
Veteran cinematographer, Film & television director & producer, Andrew Jayamanne passed away in Italy at the age of 71

-Expressway segment closed on Sep. 2
The segment from Kottawa Interchange to Kahathuduwa Interchange on the Southern Expressway (E01) would be closed on September 2 from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight for restoration work, the Road Development Authority (RDA) said.

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