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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 ...


Christchurch update: New Zealand mosque shootings kill at least 49, seriously wound 20

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March 15, 2019 04:13 pm

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country’s worst ever mass shoo...


New Zealand police detain four after mosque shootings

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March 15, 2019 11:06 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand police detained four people on Friday after mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. “Four are in custody. Thr...


Third New Zealand-Bangladesh test cancelled after shooting at mosque

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March 15, 2019 10:08 am

The third cricket test between New Zealand and Bangladesh has been canceled in the wake of a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch on Friday. The visiting team narrowly a...


Gunman opens fire at mosque in New Zealand ; Bangladesh cricket team members reported unharmed

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March 15, 2019 08:16 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand police were hunting “an active shooter” in the center of Christchurch city on Friday after a gunman opened fire at a mosque inflic...


Boeing faces crisis with worldwide grounding of 737 MAX jetliners

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March 14, 2019 02:51 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States grounded Boeing Co’s money-spinning 737 MAX aircraft on Wednesday over safety fears after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that k...


Canadian family loses three generations in Ethiopian plane crash

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March 14, 2019 11:12 am

TORONTO (Reuters) - Three generations of a Canadian family were among the 157 people who perished when Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 crashed on Sunday, a relative confirmed o...


Users worldwide facing issues with Gmail and Google Drive

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March 13, 2019 12:31 pm

Users worldwide are reporting that they are facing issues with Gmail and Google Drive as many are unable to even send emails. According to website Outage.Report, users i...


Malaysia to decide fate of Malaysia Airlines 'soon', PM says

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March 12, 2019 11:02 am

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The Malaysian government is considering whether to shut, sell or refinance national carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAB), Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad sai...


N. Korea 'missile launch' plans under scrutiny as concern mounts

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March 11, 2019 06:41 pm

South Korea's military said Monday it was closely monitoring North Korean facilities after a series of satellite images triggered international alarm that Pyongyang might be...


Russian passenger plane makes emergency landing in Baku after bomb threat: RIA

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March 11, 2019 06:26 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Ural Airlines passenger plane carrying 225 people bound for Moscow made an emergency landing in Baku on Monday after the cabin crew thought there might be a...


Malaysia frees Indonesian woman accused of Kim Jong Nam's poisoning

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March 11, 2019 06:16 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 chemical poison murder of the North Korean leader’s half-brother was freed on Monday after a Malaysian cou...


Chinese carriers, Ethiopian Airlines halt use of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft after crash

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March 11, 2019 06:12 pm

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s aviation regulator on Monday grounded nearly 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by its airlines, more than a quarter of the glo...


No survivors as Ethiopian Airlines crashes with 157 aboard

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March 10, 2019 08:39 pm

A Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 crashed six minutes after an early-morning takeoff from Addis Ababa Sunday, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew on board, Ethiopian Airlines sai...


India says Pakistan hiding information by blocking access to bombing site

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March 09, 2019 01:11 pm

India said on Saturday Pakistan had “plenty to hide” by preventing journalists from accessing the site of an air strike by Indian fighter jets inside Pakistan. ...


Radio stations drop Michael Jackson's music over abuse claims

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March 07, 2019 03:35 pm

Radio stations in Australia, Canada and New Zealand are refusing to play Michael Jackson's music in the wake of fresh allegations against him of child sex abuse. Syd...


Thai court bans party for nominating princess for PM

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March 07, 2019 03:21 pm

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the dissolution of an opposition party for nominating the king’s sister as its candidate for ...


Blast in India's Jammu and Kashmir wounds at least 18: police

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March 07, 2019 03:09 pm

JAMMU, India (Reuters) - A grenade explosion at a bus stand in the Indian city of Jammu wounded at least 18 people on Thursday, police said, in an attack just weeks after a Paki...


Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn freed on bail after three months in jail

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March 06, 2019 01:43 pm

ormer Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn left a Tokyo jail on Wednesday after more than 100 days of detention, a day after a surprise court decision granting him bail of one billion yen ...


London HIV patient becomes world's second AIDS cure hope

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March 05, 2019 10:54 am

An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor...


Pakistan vows again to act against militants on its soil as global pressure grows

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March 04, 2019 05:13 pm

Pakistan plans to take action against militant groups operating on its soil, a minister said on Monday, amid global pressure to act after a suicide bomber killed 40 Indian param...


Tornado kills at least 23 in US state of Alabama: officials

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March 04, 2019 05:01 pm

A tornado tore through the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday, killing 23 people, uprooting trees and causing "catastrophic" damage to buildings and roads, a local...


Myanmar police seize massive haul of meth pills worth over USD 13 m

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March 04, 2019 04:58 pm

Myanmar authorities seized more than 10 million meth pills worth $13.3 million over the weekend, police said Monday, another massive haul in a country widely believed to be the ...


Pakistan and India step back from the brink, tensions simmer

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March 02, 2019 03:51 pm

A flare up between arch-foes India and Pakistan appeared to be easing on Saturday after Islamabad handed back a captured Indian pilot, but tensions continued to simmer amid effo...


Chlorine used in attack on Syria's Douma: watchdog

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March 02, 2019 03:48 pm

The world's chemical weapons watchdog said Friday that chlorine was used against the rebel-held Syrian town of Douma in 2018, in a long-awaited final report on the deadly at...


Pakistani PM says Indian pilot to be released Friday as peace gesture

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February 28, 2019 05:19 pm

The Indian pilot shot down and captured by Pakistani forces this week will be released on Friday, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said as efforts to cool a crisis between th...


Trump says deal with Kim thwarted by North Korean sanction demands

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February 28, 2019 02:16 pm

HANOI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had failed to reach agreement due to North Korean demands to lift ...


Trump, Kim cut short their summit schedule on Thursday

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February 28, 2019 02:08 pm

HANOI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un brought forward the schedule of their second day of summit talks in Vietnam on Thursday by almo...


US man's Holiday Inn retirement plan goes viral

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February 27, 2019 04:54 pm

American seniors seeking to retire on the cheap have a new source of inspiration: a Texas man who outlined how spending one's golden years in Holiday Inn hotels could avoid ...


Trump hails North Korea's 'awesome' potential ahead of talks with Kim

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February 27, 2019 04:48 pm

(REUTERS) U.S. President Donald Trump hailed North Korea’s “awesome” potential on Wednesday and said leader Kim Jong Un wanted to do something great, hours bef...




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People’s Church, Narahenpita launches a celebration of Hope from April 19-21

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'Victoria' TV star Laurence Fox indulges in Ayurvedic 'no-frills detox' in Beruwela

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Disney's video streaming service sets November launch

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Scholarships for Sri Lankan students to study Ayurveda, Yoga, Homepathy in India

The High Commission of India in Colombo has initiated a scholarship programme for  Sri Lankan nationals und...



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