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Scientists unveil world's first cyborg roses

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November 23, 2015 01:18 pm

When you think of cyborgs, plants probably aren't the first thing that pops into your head, but it's time for that to change. A team of researchers at the Labora...


New Zealand opens voting on new flag

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November 20, 2015 12:07 pm

Voting has begun in New Zealand in a referendum which could see the country getting a new national flag. New Zealanders have just under a month to send in a postal ballo...


Hollywood lends star power to climate change

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November 20, 2015 11:57 am

LOS ANGELES  AFP– Climate change may be the challenge of our time, but when it comes to rallying the global public to the cause, a Hollywood star will always trump a ...


World unites after IS terror but strikes may backfire, experts say

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November 19, 2015 01:54 pm

(AFP) The spate of Islamic State terror attacks has brought France and Russia together and raised hopes of a united political effort to resolve the Syria conflict, but experts q...


Facebook Profile Frozen, Then Restored, for User Named Isis

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November 19, 2015 07:00 am

  The Facebook profile of Isis Anchalee, a platform engineer based in San Francisco, was disabled on Tuesday. She shared her frustration on Twitter, suggesting...


Turkish cats make an entrance at G20 Summit :Video

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November 19, 2015 07:00 am

World leaders gathered in Turkey this week for the latest G-20 summit to discuss important economic issues. Naturally, then, security was tight—but not tight enough to kee...


After Paris, Americans view Trump, Clinton as best able to tackle terrorism - poll

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November 18, 2015 06:15 pm

(REUTERS) American voters are evenly split between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as their top choice to address the issue o...


Rex – A flamboyant icon of journalism

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November 18, 2015 05:48 pm

A creative genius in the dynamics of journalism, passed away at a Colombo hospital early yesterday morning after a trail blazing career spanning more than half a century. ...


China's Silk Road: Boon or bane for Pakistan?

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November 18, 2015 05:44 pm

)AFP) A glossy highway and hundreds of lorries transporting Chinese workers by the thousands: the new Silk Road is under construction in northern Pakistan, but locals living on ...


U.S. firefighter gets world’s most extensive face transplant

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November 18, 2015 05:23 pm

REUTERS - A volunteer firefighter from Mississippi whose face was burned off during a home fire rescue received the world’s most extensive face transplant, New York U...




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Features & Analysis

How concept bookstore 'Venpaa' in Jaffna is meeting a need for Tamil literature

'Venpaa' in Tamil refers to a branch of classical Tamil poetry. Bearing this classic Tamil name, a distinctiv...

In pictures : Groundbreaking ceremony for 'Fantasy Island' theme park at Battaramulla

Waters Edge, together with Melchers Project Management Ltd having announced plans to build a theme park overlook...

Bharatha Natyam Recital at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre

A Bharatha Natyam Recital by Anuka King will take place at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), Hi...

Discovery of exoplanets by Lankan Team

For the first time in the island’s history, a group of Sri Lankans has discovered a new extra-solar planetary s...



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