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EU widens sanctions against Russia
The EU imposes new economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, going beyond asset freezes and travel bans.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:25:58 GMT
-Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza
More than 100 Palestinians die, officials say, as Israel intensifies its Gaza bombardment and warns of a long conflict ahead.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:01:37 GMT
-Boyfriend killed six-week-old baby
A man who killed his girlfriend's six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle is found guilty of manslaughter.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:28:22 GMT
-Migration changes 'to put UK first'
Changes to restrict benefits to some EU migrants are unveiled as David Cameron warns those in the UK illegally "we will find you, we will send you home".
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:16:35 GMT
-OKCupid experiments with 'bad' matches
Dating website OKCupid reveals that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:47:43 GMT
-Diesels face £10 pollution charge
Plans to charge drivers of diesel cars about £10 to drive into central London to tackle high levels of air pollution, are being considered.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:40:01 GMT
-Hillsborough police note 'vanished'
A note of a crucial radio message to the police control box at Hillsborough "vanished from the record", the inquests into the disaster hear.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:08:46 GMT
-Aldi sales see 'record growth rate'
Discounters Aldi and Lidl are booming at the expense of Tesco and Morrisons, research firm Kantar Worldpanel says.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:36:04 GMT
-MH17 parents 'angry and frustrated'
The parents of one of the MH17 crash victims say after meeting David Cameron they are "angry and frustrated" at not knowing what has happened to their son's body.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:47:16 GMT
-Max Mosley sues Google over photos
Ex-motorsport boss Max Mosley issues High Court proceedings against Google for publishing photos of him taken at a sex party.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:40:42 GMT
-Government ends prison guitar ban
A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales is reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:21:56 GMT
-Liberia bans football over Ebola
Liberia suspends all football activities in an effort to control the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus in West Africa reaches 672.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:48:07 GMT
-VIDEO: Zoo animals stay cool with ice lolly
During the hot summer weather zookeepers are having to come up with ways to keep animals comfortable in the heat.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:13:56 GMT
-Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale
London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:56:02 GMT
-VIDEO: Sarah Palin launches online channel
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 US vice-presidential candidate, has launched a subscription-based online television channel.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:42:48 GMT
-AUDIO: Band hoped Watkins abuse a 'mistake'
Former members of Lostprophets have talked at their "shock" at finding out singer Ian Watkins was a paedophile.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:13:24 GMT
-AUDIO: Fifty shades of red face: Is it a 'date' film?
Diana Mather and Rosamund Urwin discuss who it is appropriate to invite to the cinema to watch Fifty Shades of Grey.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:13:36 GMT
-VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia
A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:02:28 GMT
-VIDEO: Fire rages at Libya fuel depot
Italy has offered to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel depot in the Libyan capital
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:59:07 GMT
-VIDEO: Turkish PM scores football hat-trick
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has scored three goals in an exhibition match to open a new stadium in Istanbul.
Publ.Date : Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:28:06 GMT
-VIDEO: 'Prince Harry said no to selfie'
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players who found the Queen had 'photo-bombed' their selfie have tried to have their photo taken with Prince Harry.
Publ.Date : Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:04:54 GMT
-VIDEO: Control a digger with smart goggles
Why operating heavy machinery remotely could become a safer and more immersive experience
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:03:13 GMT
-Liverpool sign striker Origi for £10m
Liverpool complete the £10m signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from French club Lille on a five-year deal.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:11:46 GMT
-England men win gymnastics team gold
England win gold in the men's gymnastics team final as Scotland land a historic silver medal.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:54:58 GMT
-Barkley signs new Everton deal
Everton's England international midfielder Ross Barkley signs a four-year contract extension at Goodison Park.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:42:11 GMT
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Rare Lankan leopards born in French zoo
Two rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born in a zoo in northern France, a boost for a sub-species that numbers only about 700 in the wild, the head of the facility said Tuesday.

-Lankan workers among unpaid Qatar WC builders
Sri Lankan, Nepalese and Indian workers who migrated to Qatar to build luxury offices for the 2022 World Cup organizers have reportedly not been paid 13 months' wages.
-Dates confirmed for Pope’s trip to SL
The Holy See Press Office issued a communique Tuesday confirming the dates of the Apostolic Trip of the Holy Father in Sri Lanka and the Philippines,Vatican Radio announced.
-Anura Kumara discharged
Janatha Vimukthi Peramua (JVP) Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake who was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following an accident was discharged this evening

-Parliament canteen staffer drowns in Benthara River
A member of the Parliament canteen staff is reported to have drowned in the Benthara River today while they were having a party on a floating restaurant on the Benthara River, police said.

-SF visits Anura Kumara
Democratic Party leader Sarath Fonseka today visited the JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake who was receiving treatment at the National Hospital.

-Malinga abandons his SL team
Sri Lankan star Lasith Malinga has confirmed that he would represent his Indian Premier League (IPL) side Mumbai Indians at the forthcoming Champions League T20 tournament.
-50 Indian fishermen arrested
Fifty Indian fishermen from Nagapattinam found poaching in Sri Lankan waters had been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the seas off Point Pedro Monday night, the Navy said

-Video: NFF to contest Uva polls on its own
The National Freedom Party (NFF) has decided to contest the upcoming elections to the Uva Provincial Council on its own, Party Leader Wimal Weerawansa said today.
-Lankans caught entering Texas from Mexico
A group of Sri Lankans were arrested by the US’s National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) when they entered Texas from Mexico illegally with a group of Bangladesh and Nepal nationals, over the weekend, US media reports said.

-US says BBS has strong links with Govt
United States in its latest International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 stated that the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has strong link with the Sri Lankan government.

-JVP leader’s cab driver arrested
JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake’s cab driver was arrested on charges of reckless driving, following yesterday’s accident in which Mr. Dissanayake was injured, Police said
-Biometric cards for SL Tamil refugees soon
The State government has decided to issue biometric cards to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in camps to eliminate any scope for irregularities in disbursal of cash dole.

-Chairman’s room locked: Committee to get back docs
A committee will be appointed to retrieve the documents lying inside the office room of the Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman amidst allegations that the Chairman who is in jail now had locked his office and taken away the keys.

-Ranil meets Anura in hospital
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today visited the JVP leader who was receiving treatment at the National Hospital. Sources said Mr. Dissanayake had a cordial chat with Mr. Wickremesinghe to whom he had explained the ordeal he had in Ratnapura this evening.

-Asylum-seekers to seek compensation
A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel will seek compensation for their treatment, their lawyers said Monday

-Video: Ranil visits tuition class
Opposition United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe this evening urged the GCE Advanced Level students together with their tuition masters to join in efforts to change Sri Lankan society. PICTURES

-President has right to appoint CS: SC
The Supreme Court today reserved its order for July 30 on the fundamental rights petition filed by Northern Province Chief Secretary challenging the Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran
-South Africa draw second test against SL
South Africa pulled off a draw on the fifth and final day of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Monday to win the two-match series 1-0

-US Embassy concerns on media freedom in SL
The United States is deeply concerned by the circumstances surrounding the cancellation of a journalism training session in Colombo over the weekend

-UNP to propose candidates with clean hands
The United National Party (UNP) will abide with the request made by the election monitoring body People’s Action for Free and Fair Election (PAFFREL) and put forward a set of candidates with clean hands.

-Begin fight against ‘Familiocracy’ from Uva: Karu
UNP Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya in a statement said today the fight against ‘Familiocracy’ should be started from Uva.

-Anura Dissanayake injured in accident
Janatha Vimukthi Peramua (JVP) Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake was admitted to the Ratnapura Hospital a short while ago after he suffered minor injuries following an accident at Kiriella, police said
-Seven gamblers in the net
Seven people including two women army personnel were arrested last night on charges of gambling at Medamandiya in Panagoda by the Walana Anti Vice Squad

-Video: CJ steps down from Golden Key case
Chief Justice Mohan Peiris today stepped down from the Bench inquiring into the Golden Key Credit Card Company case stating there was a scurrilous letter being circulated against him and as such he should not hear the case in the greater interest of the judiciary.
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