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New Zealand minister lands in Turkey, wants 'substantial' talks over Christchurch

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March 22, 2019 01:18 pm

  ISTANBUL (Reuters) - New Zealand’s foreign minister arrived in Turkey early Friday for what he called “substantial” talks after comments made by...


Death toll in China chemical plant blast jumps to 47

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March 22, 2019 01:07 pm

The death toll from a huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China surged to 47 on Friday, making it one of the country's worst industrial accidents in recent years. ...


New Zealand bans types of semi-automatic weapons used in mosque mass shooting

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March 21, 2019 10:56 am

New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country’s worst mass shooting, Pri...


More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

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March 19, 2019 05:03 pm

More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores were killed and more than 200 are missing in neighbouring Z...


Uganda investigates UN food aid after three die, police say

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March 19, 2019 04:57 pm

Uganda is investigating a supply of food from the World Food Program after three people died and 262 others got sick, police said. People suffered diarrhea, nose bleeds ...


Death of man in custody in Indian Kashmir sparks protests

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March 19, 2019 04:52 pm

Protests flared in parts of Indian Kashmir on Tuesday after police said a man being questioned in connection with a security investigation had died in custody, the latest distur...


New gun laws to make New Zealand safer after mosque shootings, says PM Ardern

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March 18, 2019 03:57 pm

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days, after a lone gunman killed 50 people in mass shoot...


OPEC to scrap April meeting but keep oil cuts in place

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March 18, 2019 03:50 pm

BAKU (Reuters) - OPEC is set to scrap its planned meeting in April and decide instead whether to extend oil output cuts in June, when the market will be able to assess the full ...


Flash floods kill at least 58 in Indonesia's Papua province

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March 18, 2019 11:12 am

Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua have killed at least 58 people, injured dozens and displaced more tha...


Facebook blames server problem for massive outage

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March 15, 2019 05:22 pm

Facebook blamed a "server configuration change" Thursday for a massive outage affecting its applications around the world and brought fresh attention to the embattled ...




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Case against Johnston and two others over CWE fraud to be heard on Apr 05

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V Day 2019 : Colombo 07 to get underway this month

V Day 2019 COLOMBO 7, will get underway on March 31 at Idea Hell and similar to its previous performances is ...

UZ Arts’ Moving Out 2019 on March 23 at Sura Medura Centre in Dodanduwa

UZ Arts presents the work of nine artists from the UK who has been resident at the Sura Medura Centre in Dodanduwa fo...

LBV and SL High Commission host forum on "Significance of Tripitaka as a World Heritage"

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London in association with the London Buddhist Vihara hosted a scholarly forum ...

5th Goût de France hits Sri Lanka on March 21 

Good France held in over 150 countries will involve chefs and restaurants from around the world celebrating French cu...



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