|Many world leaders to mourn Mandela|
Some 60 heads of state and government are to attend the memorial service or state funeral of Nelson Mandela, South Africa announces.
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Dec 2013 18:10:47 GMT
-Thai PM Yingluck to call elections
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she will dissolve parliament and call elections, after sustained protests in the capital, Bangkok.
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Dec 2013 05:02:56 GMT
-Australia thrash England in Adelaide
Australia bowl England out for 312 to win the second Test by 218 runs and secure a 2-0 lead in the Ashes series.
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:35:57 GMT
-Ambulances 'face long delays at A&E'
Many patients taken by ambulance to NHS hospitals in England, Scotland and Wales face waiting in them outside A&E departments far longer than the recommended 15 minutes, figures show.
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:38 GMT
-France vows to disarm CAR militias
French soldiers are to start taking weapons from fighters in the Central African Republic from Monday, by force if necessary, the defence minister says.
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:26:13 GMT
-Six held over football fixing claims
Six people remain in police custody after ex-Portsmouth player Sam Sodje told an undercover reporter he had been involved in fixing games.
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Dec 2013 19:23:24 GMT
-N Korea confirms key dismissal
North Korea confirms that Chang Song-thaek, a powerful uncle of North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un, has been dismissed from his post.
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Dec 2013 22:34:33 GMT
-Somalia aid bodies 'paid al-Shabab'
Aid agencies paid Somalia's al-Shabab militants for access to areas under their control during the 2011 famine, two think tanks say.
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Dec 2013 03:04:25 GMT
-Schools 'making gender bias worse'
Half of the mixed state-funded schools in England reinforce gender imbalances in terms of subjects students study at A-level, research shows.
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:37:37 GMT
-Middle-aged drink and drugs warning
People in their 40s have the highest rates of hospital admission for drug and alcohol abuse in England, a review says.
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:28:08 GMT
-Fuel plan 'could bankrupt investors'
The OECD says Labour's plan to freeze energy bills if it wins the 2015 election could put investors in energy firms in financial danger.
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:18 GMT
-Singapore bus death triggers riot
Police in Singapore arrest 27 South Asian suspects after hundreds of foreign workers take part in a riot sparked by the death of an Indian man.
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Dec 2013 04:27:56 GMT
-VIDEO: Shanghai shrouded in pollution
Authorities in Shanghai have warned people to stay indoors as the city suffers one of its worst bouts of air pollution
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Dec 2013 04:04:27 GMT
-VIDEO: US gripped by winter storm
A deadly winter storm has left a trail of ice and snow across the United States.
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Dec 2013 05:32:40 GMT
-VIDEO: Sting's Geordie accent when angry
Sting tells Andrew Marr how going back to his roots helped relieve his writer's block
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Dec 2013 10:55:37 GMT
-VIDEO: Selling the house with the Who loo
The downstairs bathroom in the Richards' four-bed converted barn is bigger on the inside than you might expect - with access via a replica Tardis door.
Publ.Date : Sat, 07 Dec 2013 18:00:35 GMT
-VIDEO: 'Be on the ball' for World Cup
The British Ambassador to Brazil, Alex Ellis, spoke to the BBC's Natalie Pirks about the World Cup draw, England fans and Brazil's welcome to the World Cup.
Publ.Date : Sat, 07 Dec 2013 11:23:00 GMT
-VIDEO: Tour of a tidal flood damaged home
Jane Knapp, from Walcott, has shared her shock at the devastation caused by the Norfolk tidal floods during a guided tour of her "contaminated" home.
Publ.Date : Sat, 07 Dec 2013 20:15:56 GMT
-VIDEO: Typhoon Haiyan: The key moments
One month since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, we look back at the key moments from the areas hit by the storm.
Publ.Date : Sat, 07 Dec 2013 01:26:48 GMT
-VIDEO: Helicopter pilot's funeral held
The first of the funerals for those who died in the Glasgow helicopter crash just over a week ago has taken place.
Publ.Date : Sat, 07 Dec 2013 16:26:44 GMT
-MPs' pay rise 'fury' makes headlines
There is anger in a number of Monday's papers at news that MPs are in line for an 11% pay rise after the next election.
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Dec 2013 04:46:07 GMT
-Lily Allen returns to number one
Lily Allen returns to the top of the UK singles chart with her cover version of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know.
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Dec 2013 19:01:17 GMT
-Camerons at No 10 for Christmas card
David and Samantha Cameron choose a black and white portrait of the couple and their youngest daughter Florence for their 2013 Christmas card.
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Dec 2013 15:52:46 GMT
-England can fight back, says Cook
England captain Alastair Cook insists his side can fight back despite going 2-0 down following another emphatic defeat.
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Dec 2013 03:23:48 GMT
-Arsenal 1-1 Everton
Substitute Gerard Deulofeu earns Everton a draw and denies Arsenal a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Dec 2013 18:43:35 GMT
|Govt. declares two days mourning for Mandela|
The Government Information Department said today that December 10 and 11 would be declared national days of mourning in honour of the late South African President Nelson Mandela.
-Probe on EPF investments idling
The Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) has failed to resume inquiries into the controversial investments of workers’ savings in the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for the last 11 months, raising serious questions about financial irregularities, United National Party (UNP) National List MP Dr. Harsha de Silva said.
-India, Lanka enjoy unbreakable bonds, says Indian envoy
India and Sri Lanka are linked by an unbreakable historical bond as they share a common religion in Buddhism, the Indian High Commissioner for Sri Lanka said today.
The Japanese Government’s Special Peace Envoy Yasushi Akashi arrived in Sri Lanka on a special visit a short while ago.
-Global Buddhists come to Bodh Gaya for peace conference
Buddhist from across the globe gathered in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, on Sunday to attend a conference, aimed at spreading the message of peace.
-MR to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will visit South Africa to pay his last respects to the late Nelson Mandela and then visit Kenya, Presidential spokesman Mohan Samaranayaka said.
Eight Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs) had been transferred with effect from December 10 by Inspector General of Police (IGP) N. K. Illangakoon, the Police Department said.
-Safety alert for Lankan domestic workers
The relevant authorities in Sri Lanka along with international bodies have reached an agreement to formulate standard service terms focusing on the safety of migrant domestic workers.
-16 more SL fishermen arrested by India
The Indian Coast Guard apprehended 16 Sri Lankans and three of their fishing boats, the coastal security agency said Saturday.
-Many SL asylum seekers either students or visitors-UK
While claiming that many asylum seekers from Sri Lanka enter holding a visa to either study in the United Kingdom or to be visitors, Britain said that there were 7,445 asylum applications recorded from Sri Lankan national for the past five year period.
-US says it would continue to be concerned over SL situ
The United States said on Friday that it would continue to be concerned about ongoing issues regarding restrictions on freedom of the press and expression, the erosion of the rule of law, and violence against religious minorities in Sri Lanka.
-Five Lankans nabbed in Mexico
Five Sri Lankans, including two children were arrested while they were staying in a hotel in Colonia Centro Chetumal, in Maxico, Mexican media reported.
-Video: Sajith calls for unity among all parties to save SL
United National Party Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa today said that all political parties in the country should join hands to form an all party movement and come to an agreement in order to face and defeat the upcoming resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council
-Farbrace to be Sri Lanka coach
Former Sri Lanka team Assistant coach Paul Farbrace will take over as the next Sri Lanka coach from Graham Ford, after the series against Pakistan in December-January
-Bad weather due to tropical cyclone in Bay of Bengal
The Meteorology Department issuing an advisory valid for next 24 hours said intermittent showers or thundershowers exceeding 150 mm would be experienced at some places in Northern, Eastern, and North central provinces
-Video: Pettah shops ablaze
Fire fighters are trying to douse a fire that broke out a short while ago near the Bodhiraja Temple in Pettah affecting several shops. Pictures
-BoI wonâ€™t register any more private schools
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardene today told Parliament that the Board of Investment (BoI) had stopped the registration of any private schools hereafter.
-Yashushi Akashi due here
The Government said today Japanese Peace envoy Yashushi Akashi will arrive in Sri Lanka on Sunday.
-37 injured in head-on collision
Thirty seven passengers were injured this afternoon in a head-on collision between a SLTB bus and a private bus on the Nittambuwa-Katunayake road near 1st mile post, police said.
-UK to discuss on SL with other countries
Britain said that it would continue to discuss on the situation in Sri Lanka, including human rights issues with a range of other EU, Commonwealth and international partners over the coming months.
-Mandela, an iconic figure -MR
President Mahinda Rajapaksa described late Nelson Mandela as an iconic figure who has left an indelible mark globally. In a condolence message, President Rajapaksa as Chair in Office of the Commonwealth
-Negligence or carelessness may land you in court
Police said today the law would be strictly enforced if a person’s death was caused by another’s negligence or carelessness. Senior DIG Gamini Navaratne has instructed every police station
-23 SL health officers to treat Haiyan victims
Twenty three Sri Lankan health officers will leave for Philippines today to treat victims of the Haiyan cyclone, the Health Ministry said today. They met President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday. The health officers were deployed on a request made by the President
-Video: 52% of the budget allocated for three ministers - UNP
UNP Badulla District Parliamentarian Harin Fernando said today 52% of the budget was allocated to three Ministers of the same family while the balance 48% was allocated to the rest
-82 SL fishermen arrested by India in last 10 days
Twenty-six Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested over the past two days for allegedly illegally fishing in Indian waters, taking the total of Lankan Nationals arrested in the last ten days to 82
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