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Israel air strike hits Syria as Sunnis flee ‘massacre’

Israel air strike hits Syria as Sunnis flee ‘massacre’

DAMASCUS, May 4 (AFP)-Israeli warplanes targeted a Syrian weapons shipment headed for Lebanon’s Hezbollah, media quoted US officials as saying, with a diplomatic source reporting today strikes were launched to destroy arms stored at Damascus airport. The news came as US President Barack Obama appeared to all but rule out deploying US troops to Syria, [...]

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Former Miss India is PETA’ s latest ‘Lettuce Lady’

Former Miss India is PETA’ s latest ‘Lettuce Lady’

Puja Gupta wears a dress made of lettuce as she models for the animal rights group campaign to promote vegetarianism By Priyanka Srivastava Who would have thought green vegetables could be so alluring?†Former Miss India Puja Gupta has become the latest celebrity to endorse vegetarianism with her entry in the ‘lettuce-ladies club’ of the global [...]

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Free the Cuban Five, Cuba’s envoy tells US

Free the Cuban Five, Cuba’s envoy tells US

By Ameen Izzadeen Cuba’s envoy in Colombo has lashed out at the United States saying it has arbitrarily imprisoned five Cuban nationals after a sham trial which bore all the hallmarks of a travesty of justice.†Addressing a news conference in Colombo this week, Cuban Charge d’ Affaires Indira Lopez Arguelles said her country urged the [...]

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Air India suspends co-pilot, two cabin crew for ‘over stay’ ‘overstay’ in cockpit

Flying doesn’t get more bizarre than this: an Airbus A-320 flying from Bangkok to New Delhi with 166 passengers, co-pilot snoozing in business class, and pilot teaching two air hostesses how to fly in the cockpit. †Things could get worse, and they did, for sources say the pilot then left the air hostesses in the [...]

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Pope condemns ‘slave labour’ at Bangladesh factory

Pope condemns ‘slave labour’ at Bangladesh factory

The pope has today criticised the ‘slave labour’ conditions at a Bangladesh factory which collapsed last week killing hundreds of workers – as a mass burial took place for dozens of unclaimed victims.†Speaking at a private mass at the Vatican, Pope Francis said he was shocked by reports that some of the workers were living [...]

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Google Glass club

Google Glass club

Dorkiness of early fans of the device may kill off the craze before it starts By Nina Gologowski It’s a computer strapped to a user’s face at all times while called revolutionary and technologically savvy by its creators. But in the rest of the world, Google Glass is being compared to the pocket protector, the [...]

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Virgin’s passenger spaceship completes first rocket test flight

LONDON (Reuters) – A six-passenger spaceship owned by an offshoot of Virgin Group fired its rocket engine in flight for the first time on Monday, a key step toward the start of commercial service in about a year, Virgin owner Richard Branson said.†The powered test flight over California’s Mojave Desert lasted 16 seconds and broke [...]

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Warren Buffett gains 1,000 twitter followers a minute

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Warren Buffett accumulates Twitter followers even faster than he makes money.†The 82-year-old “Oracle of Omaha” joined the service and sent his first tweet on Thursday, picking up more than 45,000 followers in just under 45 minutes. “Warren is in the house,” Buffett said under the handle “@WarrenBuffett.” The handle was confirmed [...]

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Slaughter of animals: Why ‘Halal’ meat is ‘Haram’

Point of view By Professor Kym Fraser I have a keen interest in other cultures, international business, and global affairs having visited over 100 countries, including Sri Lanka many times. As such I was keenly interested in the controversial issue ranging in Sri Lanka today. An organisation called the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has protested [...]

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British businessman jailed for selling ‘golf ball finders’ as bomb detectors

British businessman jailed for selling ‘golf ball finders’ as bomb detectors

James McCormick, 57, sold the ‘ineffectual’ devices †for up to £27,000 each, to armies around the world LONDON (AFP)— A British businessman was on Thursday sentenced to 10 years in jail for selling fake bomb detectors to the Iraqi government and other countries, by a judge who told him he had blood on his hands.†James [...]

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Just another rape in India. Is the country becoming numb?

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -A grim parlour game sometimes comes to mind when I read the latest story about someone raping a woman or a child in India. Is this the one that’s going to change everything? Is this the one that’s going to keep me up for days contributing to the news media’s coverage? Or [...]

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Sri Lanka: An Island lost in the Indian Ocean?

By Dinesh D. Dodamgoda A few recent developments in Sri Lanka’s foreign relations imply that there is something flawed in handling the country’s external affairs. The US’s resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nation’s Human Rights Council, the campaign to shift the Commonwealth Summit venue from Sri Lanka, the recent hiccups in Sri Lanka’s [...]

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Boston-blast aftermath: A wiser America

Boston-blast aftermath: A wiser America

By Naomi Wolf NEW YORK – When America absorbed the bombings at the Boston Marathon, what was striking was what did not happen. Twelve years after the attacks of September 11, 2001, the country was saddened, but it was also better informed. There was little of the rampant jingoism, get-them-at-all-costs bloodlust, constant speechifying, and flag-waving [...]

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