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Fifty years after Moon mission, Apollo astronauts meet at historic launchpad

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July 16, 2019 06:41 pm

Fifty years ago on Tuesday, three American astronauts set off from Florida for the Moon on a mission that would change the way we see humanity's place in the universe. ...


Indonesian President tells cities to build waste-to-energy plants

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July 16, 2019 05:57 pm

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has urged cities across the country to set up waste-to-energy plants this year to tackle the country’s growing mountai...


'More than 30' feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse

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July 16, 2019 05:09 pm

An old four-storey building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Tuesday, trapping more than two dozen people in the rubble, with at least four confirmed de...


Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

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July 16, 2019 01:21 pm

Floods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of m...


Iran's top diplomat warns US is 'playing with fire'

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July 16, 2019 11:14 am

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned Monday that the United States is "playing with fire," echoing remarks by President Donald Trump as the two sides a...


Worsening world hunger affects 821 million, says UN

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July 16, 2019 11:13 am

More than 821 million people suffered from hunger worldwide last year, the United Nations reported Monday -- the third year in a row that the number has risen. After dec...


Pakistan reopens airspace for civil aviation after India standoff

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July 16, 2019 10:59 am

Pakistan’s airspace has been reopened to civil aviation with immediate effect, its aviation authority said on Tuesday, following months of restrictions imposed in the wake...


India's second lunar mission delayed due to 'technical snag': ISRO

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July 15, 2019 04:37 pm

India’s space agency said it delayed the launch of its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, in the early hours of Monday due to a “technical snag” which was ob...


U.N. to probe Philippines drug war deaths

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July 12, 2019 09:43 am

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called ‘war on drugs&r...


New Zealand PM's neighbour lets the cat out of the bag

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July 11, 2019 08:02 pm

A guilt-ridden neighbour of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed Wednesday that he was responsible for accidentally killing the nation's "First Cat" ...


Dramatic warming projected in world's major cities by 2050

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July 11, 2019 07:54 pm

By the year 2050, London's climate will resemble Madrid's today; Paris will be more like Canberra; Stockholm like Budapest and Moscow like Sofia, according to a new anal...


Consumption of sugary drinks linked with cancer risk: study

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July 11, 2019 07:43 pm

Consumption of sugary drinks such as soda and fruit juice is linked to a higher risk of developing certain kinds of cancer, researchers reported on Thursday. The consump...


Missing teen mystery deepens as Vatican dig reveals empty graves

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July 11, 2019 07:35 pm

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of an Italian teenager 36 years ago deepened Thursday after two graves at the Vatican thought to possibly hold her remains were discove...


Last Volkswagen Beetle drives into the sunset

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July 11, 2019 07:30 pm

PUEBLA, Mexico (Reuters) - Volkswagen rolled the last Beetle off the assembly line on Wednesday, the end of the road for a car that ran from Nazi Germany through hippie counterc...


Merkel says 'very well' despite third shaking spell

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July 11, 2019 10:50 am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted she was "very well", despite suffering her third trembling spell in less than a month on Wednesday that has focused attention ...


French envoy in Iran talks as Trump threatens to up sanctions

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July 11, 2019 10:48 am

French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic advisor met with Iran's president Wednesday winding up a day of talks in Tehran aimed at saving a landmark 2015 nuclear...


Russia says submarine hit by fire was nuclear-powered

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July 04, 2019 12:36 pm

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Thursday that a top-secret military submarine that was hit by a fatal fire on board earlier this week was nuclear-powered. ...


Trump casts himself, military, Republican VIPs as stars of July 4th pageant

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July 04, 2019 12:31 pm

With U.S. military armored vehicles parked nearby, workers set up a red-carpeted stage on Wednesday for President Donald Trump’s planned July Fourth speech, as critics acc...


Australian student detained in N. Korea 'released, safe'

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July 04, 2019 12:23 pm

A 29-year-old Australian student detained in North Korea surfaced in Beijing airport on Thursday, saying he was in "very good" spirits after being released. Al...


'Victims and perpetrators': Rehabilitating Indonesia's child bombers

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July 04, 2019 12:22 pm

Thrown off a motorbike as her parents blew themselves up, nine-year-old Mila was the sole survivor of a family suicide bombing, part of a wave of such attacks involving children...


North Korea upbeat on Trump-Kim surprise meeting as a chance to push nuclear talks

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July 01, 2019 01:32 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed at their meeting on Sunday to push forward dialogue for making a new breakthrough in the...


U.S. will sanction any countries that import Iranian oil: special envoy

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June 28, 2019 06:52 pm

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States will sanction any country that imports Iranian oil and there are no exemptions in place, the U.S. special envoy for Iran said on Friday. ...


With a smile, Trump tells Putin 'don't meddle in the election'

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June 28, 2019 02:56 pm

Much of Donald Trump's time in office has been overshadowed by allegations Moscow helped get him elected, but when it came to confronting Vladimir Putin on the issue, the US...


France's Macron says climate 'red line' at G20

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June 26, 2019 07:35 pm

France wants the G20 to issue a statement committing to strong action on climate change and considers the issue a "red line", President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday ...


Putin and Trump will meet on June 28 in Osaka: Kremlin

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June 26, 2019 07:32 pm

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will have an hour-long meeting on the sidelines of a G20 summit on June 28 in Osak...


Saudi Arabia relaxes ownership limits for foreign investors

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June 26, 2019 07:30 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has relaxed a 49% limit for foreign strategic investors in shares of listed companies, it said on Wednesday. The country has introduced a...


Iran denies US cyber attack ahead of new sanctions

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June 24, 2019 04:41 pm

Iran denied Monday it was hit by a US cyber attack as Washington was due to tighten sanctions on Tehran in a standoff sparked by the US withdrawal from a nuclear deal. B...


Pompeo visits Saudi Arabia as U.S. prods Iran for talks

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June 24, 2019 03:13 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Jeddah on Monday to consult with regional allies amid heightened tensions with Tehran after President Donald Tru...


Quake of magnitude 7.5 shakes East Timor, Australia; no tsunami feared

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June 24, 2019 12:28 pm

Strong shaking caused alarm in the East Timor capital of Dili prompting people to run out of their houses, a Reuters witness said, but there were no immediate reports of damage,...


Trump calls off Iran strikes at the last minute: NYT

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June 21, 2019 02:03 pm

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump approved military strikes against Iran on Friday in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but called...




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Traffic along Southern Expressway impeded after container truck topples

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Car-free day draws a crowd

Colombo’s first open street concept day saw residents reclaiming their streets from Green Path to Independ...

Reviving our island spirit - #DineEscapeRebuild

The Island Story, a brand new travel company with a fresh perspective on travel is collaborating with Botanik Rooftop...

Huawei shutterbug competition "Beautiful Sri Lanka" ends on a high

Huawei recently organized a competition for shutterbugs under the theme "Beautiful Sri Lanka" The w...

Hidden coral reef discovered off Kankasanthurai harbour

A diving team attached to the Northern Naval Command recently discovered a beautiful coral reef which remained a well...



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