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British PM May's statement to parliament after London attack

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March 23, 2017 05:13 pm

Mr Speaker, yesterday an act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy. But today we meet as normal - as generations have done before us, and as future generations wil...


Google allows users to share their locations in mapping app

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March 22, 2017 07:37 pm

Alphabet Inc's Google announced on Wednesday that it will revamp its popular maps app to allow users to share their locations, in order to boost engagement on a product of ...


And the world's happiest country is ... Norway

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March 20, 2017 05:53 pm

A bit of cold isn't keeping Norway from basking in the warmth of being the world's happiest country, a UN report out Monday found. And Norway surged from 4th p...


Fly me to the Moon: Russia seeks new cosmonauts

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March 14, 2017 09:11 pm

Russia's space agency on Tuesday announced a recruitment drive for young would-be cosmonauts who it hopes will become the country's first on the Moon. And women are we...


Europe on knife edge of uncertainty, maybe catastrophe

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March 14, 2017 11:21 am

By Peter Apps March 2017 is an uncomfortable time to be a European. Almost wherever you look, traditional certainties are unraveling in the face of a perfect storm of cr...


Gender disparity at UN: Three out of 71, zero out of nine

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March 14, 2017 11:15 am

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Mar 8 (IPS) - The United Nations has frequently been accused of vociferously preaching gender empowerment and women’s rights to the ...


What’s a President to Do?

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March 14, 2017 11:14 am

By Barry Eichengreen SEOUL – Donald Trump took office promising a raft of sweeping economic-policy changes for the United States. He has quickly discovered, like p...


Hungry Somali families face agonizing choice: which child to feed

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March 13, 2017 02:33 pm

(REUTERS) Somali mothers are facing an agonizing choice over how to divide their shrinking food supply among hungry children as a devastating drought kills off livestock and lea...


Technology is now at root of almost all serious crime - Europol

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March 09, 2017 07:51 pm

High-tech crimes, such as document fraud, money laundering and online trading in illegal goods, are at the root of almost all serious criminality, Europe's police agency sa...


Women leadership around the world

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March 08, 2017 06:19 pm

(FILES) This file combination of pictures created on November 7, 2016 shows (from top L) Nepalese president Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, So...


 

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15 hour water cut to be imposed on Wednesday

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board said todat that a 15 hour water cut will be imposed on Wednesday (March 29) from 9.00am to 12.00pm in ...

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Documents missing from Balapitiya courts

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Features & Analysis

Former Second Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Hawaii receives Public Service award

Former Second Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Hawaii, USA,  Kusuma Cooray, recently received a Distinguished Pu...

K. B. Herath’s  plays remembered this week

An evening of theatre appreciation will be held onTuesday, March 28, at 4. 30 p.m at the Namel Malini Punchi Theatre ...

'Palette of Colours' of colours on this weekend

"Palette of Colours"  a joint exhibition of paintings by renowned artist and art instructor  R. K...

Malaysia 'to show uncut version' of Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast will be released in Malaysia without any cuts, Disney says, days after it rejected censors' ...



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