World

'Some luck tonight': Brussels commuter saw bomb explode

Comments - 0 / views : 61
June 21, 2017 05:58 pm

(REUTERS) Remy Bonnaffe was listening to music on his headphones and checking his phone as he waited for his train home to Ghent after a day at the office in Brussels. "A n...


Cricket fans in India arrested for cheering on Pakistan in Champions Trophy Final

Comments - 0 / views : 87
June 21, 2017 05:48 pm

For celebrating Pakistan's victory over the Indian team in the Champions Trophy, 15 villagers have been arrested by the Madhya Pradesh police that accused them sed...


Extreme heat grips Northern Hemisphere on summer solstice

Comments - 0 / views : 57
June 21, 2017 02:48 pm

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Extreme heat across large tracts of the Northern Hemisphere raised fears for crops in China, fuelled forest fires in Portugal and Russia's Far Eas...


Tokyo governor to move world's biggest fish market, redevelop area

Comments - 0 / views : 62
June 21, 2017 02:14 pm

(REUTERS) The governor of Tokyo announced on Tuesday a long-delayed plan to move the world's largest fish market, one of the Japanese capital's biggest tourist attr...


Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman elevated to Crown Prince: SPA

Comments - 0 / views : 105
June 21, 2017 02:03 pm

(REUTERS)  Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was elevated to crown prince on Wednesday, replacing his cousin in a sudden announcement that confirms...


New Indonesia law to allow jailing of militant returnees

Comments - 0 / views : 38
June 21, 2017 01:53 pm

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is set to approve a law allowing authorities to jail for up to 15 years citizens coming home after joining militant groups abroad, lawmakers s...


Macron wins strong parliamentary majority, estimates show

Comments - 0 / views : 28
June 19, 2017 12:32 pm

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron won a commanding majority in France's parliamentary election on Sunday, sweeping aside traditional parties and securing a po...


Kuwait's ruler calls for Gulf unity to heal Qatar rift

Comments - 0 / views : 49
June 19, 2017 12:30 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait's ruler called on Sunday for Gulf Arab states to overcome a diplomatic dispute with Qatar that has led to the worst regional split in years, sa...


Two dead as gunmen storm tourist resort in Mali

Comments - 0 / views : 73
June 19, 2017 12:21 pm

Gunmen have stormed a tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners and two people are dead, the country's security minister told the AFP. "It is a jihadist at...


Van rams worshippers leaving London mosque, killing at least one

Comments - 0 / views : 73
June 19, 2017 12:08 pm

(REUTERS) A van ploughed into worshippers leaving a London mosque on Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 10 others in what witnesses said was a deliberate attack on...


Russia's military says may have killed IS leader Baghdadi

Comments - 0 / views : 61
June 16, 2017 03:17 pm

(REUTERS) Russia's Defense Ministry said on Friday it was checking information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa may have killed Islamic State leader A...


Uber faces lawsuit over India rape investigation

Comments - 0 / views : 44
June 16, 2017 02:50 pm

A woman raped by an Uber driver in India is suing the company for allegedly invading her privacy, after reports that the firm obtained her medical records, the BBC reported. ...


Qatar says Gulf crisis has no impact on World Cup preparations

Comments - 0 / views : 70
June 16, 2017 02:09 pm

(REUTERS) Qatar said on Thursday a rift with fellow Gulf Arab states that includes economic sanctions on Doha has not affected its preparations to host the 2022 World Cup, and a...


U.S. student freed from North Korea has severe brain injury

Comments - 0 / views : 46
June 16, 2017 01:00 pm

WYOMING, Ohio (Reuters) - An American university student who was returned to the United States this week after being held in North Korea for 17 months has a severe brain in...


U.S. Vice President Pence hires his own lawyer for Russia probes

Comments - 0 / views : 72
June 16, 2017 12:47 pm

(Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has hired a lawyer known for defending government officials in high-profile investigations to help him with probes into whether there ...


Pakistan's PM appears before panel investigating family wealth

Comments - 1 / views : 49
June 15, 2017 03:46 pm

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before a panel investigating his family's wealth on Thursday, the first time a Pakistani prime minister has b...


U.S. shipping terminal reopens after 'dirty bomb' threat

Comments - 0 / views : 62
June 15, 2017 03:02 pm

(REUTERS) A terminal at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina will reopen and the safety zone has been lifted, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday, after investigating a th...


Qatar closes helium plants amid rift with Arab powers

Comments - 0 / views : 88
June 14, 2017 06:27 pm

(REUTERS) Qatar, the world's second largest helium producer, has closed its two helium production plants because of the economic boycott imposed by other Arab states, indust...


China top prosecutor says probing Tianjin Port former chairman for graft

Comments - 0 / views : 37
June 14, 2017 06:25 pm

  The former chairman of Tianjin Port Group Yu Rumin is being investigated over possible graft, China's top prosecutor said in a statement on Wednesday. ...


Egypt's parliament to vote on Red Sea islands transfer

Comments - 0 / views : 58
June 14, 2017 06:10 pm

(REUTERS) Egypt's plan to hand over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia under an agreement that has attracted widespread criticism moved closer to fruition with ...


At least 30 injured in London tower block fire: ambulance service

Comments - 0 / views : 52
June 14, 2017 02:00 pm

(REUTERS) At least 30 people were taken to hospital on Wednesday after a fire engulfed a 27-storey block of flats in central London, the ambulance service said. "We...


May to form fragile government after UK election debacle, uncertainty over Brexit talks

Comments - 0 / views : 67
June 09, 2017 06:36 pm

(REUTERS) British Prime Minister Theresa May will form a government supported by a small Northern Irish party after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in an ...


Japan's parliament clears way for Emperor Akihito's abdication

Comments - 0 / views : 67
June 09, 2017 04:11 pm

Japan's parliament passed a law Friday allowing Emperor Akihito to become the first monarch to abdicate in 200 years. Akihito, 82, said in a rare television add...


UK election deals May a crushing blow, blurring Brexit talks

Comments - 0 / views : 42
June 09, 2017 12:39 pm

(REUTERS) Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting to hold on to her job on Friday as British voters dealt her a punishing blow, denying her the stronger mandate she had sought t...


Paris police say attacker shot, wounded outside Notre Dame

Comments - 0 / views : 94
June 06, 2017 08:48 pm

(REUTERS) Police in Paris shot and wounded a man who attacked an officer outside the Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday, the Paris police headquarters said. Police had earl...


Australian PM says Melbourne siege 'a terrorist attack'

Comments - 0 / views : 160
June 06, 2017 03:38 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday police were treating a deadly siege in the city of Melbourne as an "act of terrorism&q...


Qatar seeks Kuwaiti mediation after powerful Arab nations shun it

Comments - 0 / views : 67
June 06, 2017 03:31 pm

(Reuters) - Qatar's ruler postponed an address to his country on Tuesday over its sudden and damaging diplomatic isolation from other leading Arab nations, in order to allow...


Six airlines stop flying passengers to Qatar over diplomatic crisis

Comments - 0 / views : 120
June 06, 2017 09:48 am

In an upshot of a diplomatic row, six airlines have suspended their flights to Qatar with which three Gulf Arab states and Egypt have broken their relations. Saudi Arabi...


Trump criticized for tweet on London mayor after bridge attacks

Comments - 0 / views : 59
June 05, 2017 01:16 pm

(REUTERS) U.S. President Donald Trump came under fire on Sunday for criticizing London's mayor in the aftermath of attacks in the city that killed seven people and inju...


Election to go ahead on June 8 despite London attack - May

Comments - 0 / views : 46
June 05, 2017 12:19 pm

(Reuters)  Britain's national parliamentary election will go ahead on Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday after an attack in London left seven p...




Top Stories

Education Ministry seeks Rs 2.5 billion from Treasury to resume stalled projects

The Education Ministry has sought close to Rs 2.5 billion from the Treasury, after some 1500 projects have been stalled due to lack of funding...

19 October 2019 - Views : 13

Gotabhaya pledges new political culture rid of corruption

19 October 2019

Two including policeman nabbed with 180 kilos of kerala cannabis

19 October 2019

Seven Chinese workers at Aruwakkalu landfill arrested without visas

19 October 2019

Features & Analysis

Special screening programme for breast cancer at Early Detection Centre in Narahenpita

October is designated as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’, worldwide. Cancer ranks amongst the leading thr...

The Wolf is back! ‘Big Bad Wolf Book Sale’ to get underway from tomorrow

The wolf is here with books for us to devour! The highly anticipated ‘Big Bad Wolf Sale’ which is open to...

Toyota's latest Rav4, Corolla and HIACE hit the streets

Toyota Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, the sole authorized dealer for Toyota vehicles and spare parts in Sri Lanka recently launched...

English Lit Societies of Ladies and STC present LitCon

The English Literary Societies of Ladies' College and S.Thomas' College Mt.Lavinia proudly present LitCon ...