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Reunite Ashya with parents - Clegg
The deputy prime minister calls for the parents of five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King to be freed from custody and reunited with their son.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:25:31 GMT
-Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:20:55 GMT
-Abuse case council faces inspection
The government is considering conducting an inspection of Rotherham Council in the wake the child abuse scandal, Home Secretary Theresa May says.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:30:01 GMT
-Afghan militants 'may join IS'
Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:15:49 GMT
-FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:09:12 GMT
-Russia 'to alter military strategy'
Russia is to adjust its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato's increasing presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:37:19 GMT
-Clacton by-election set for October
The Clacton by-election, triggered by Douglas Carswell's defection to UKIP, is to be held on 9 October, the Conservative Party says.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:26:50 GMT
-Clegg defends UK terror response
The UK can take action to stop British jihadists re-entering the country without flouting the law, Nick Clegg insists.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:47:22 GMT
-Referendum campaign focus on jobs
Both sides in the Scottish referendum debate focus on jobs, just a few weeks ahead of the vote on the nation's future.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:50:21 GMT
-December date for Autumn Statement
George Osborne is to deliver the Autumn Statement, an annual update on the state of the economy, on 3 December.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:32:13 GMT
-Payday loan hardship cases 'up 42%'
The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:30:46 GMT
-Survivor singer Jamison dies aged 63
Jimi Jamison, the lead singer for US rock band Survivor, who sang and co-wrote the theme tune for hit TV series Baywatch, dies aged 63.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:31:54 GMT
-VIDEO: Bike accident patient returns home
A teenager seriously injured when he was knocked off his bike a year ago has recovered enough to go home.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:13:17 GMT
-VIDEO: Free hot meals for primary pupils
Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, when most schools re-open for the new term.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:59:31 GMT
-VIDEO: Beckham sad to see Welbeck leave
Former Manchester United and England midfielder David Beckham says he is sad to see Danny Welbeck leave the club.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:27:00 GMT
-VIDEO: Owners reunited with cliff rescue dog
The owners of Sprig the springer spaniel, who went missing more than a week ago and was found on a cliff ledge, have now been reunited with him.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:25:15 GMT
-VIDEO: Eat, sleep, code: Ten-year-old's routine
Max started writing code when he was six. He told BBC News why he thought more children being taught how to program in schools was a good idea.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:18:08 GMT
-VIDEO: 'Hero' cat saves owner from fire
A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she woke up her owner to alert him to a fire which destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:16:32 GMT
-VIDEO: Solar farm plan for Somerset Levels
Plans have been unveiled for one of the South West's biggest solar farms on the Somerset Levels.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:29:57 GMT
-VIDEO: Do you know what 11x12 is?
BBC News asks adults to answer some of the questions that could appear on English schools' new curriculum.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:05:09 GMT
-UK airstrikes and mass celebrity hack - the papers
Among the stories fascinating Tuesday's press are whether British forces will engage jihadists in Iraq, and the mass hacking of celebrities' iCloud accounts.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:27:42 GMT
-WW1 warhorse awarded bravery medal
A World War One warhorse is awarded an "animal Victoria Cross" to mark the contribution of all animals that served with British forces.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:45:27 GMT
-Thieving monkey hands out money
A monkey in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh steals money from a home and rains down banknotes on people, reports say.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:20:01 GMT
-Gallacher gets Ryder Cup wildcard
Europe captain Paul McGinley selects debutant Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood as his Ryder Cup wildcards.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:53:34 GMT
-Man Utd identity is broken - Phelan
Former Manchester United coach Mike Phelan fears the club's identity is broken with the departure of Danny Welbeck to Arsenal.
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:39:39 GMT
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BBS to assist health sector
Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera proclaimed that the time was right for the BBS to enter into the trade union sector and to influence them to act according to the teachings of the Buddha.

-Video: VPN system to inter-link police service
The Police today inaugurated a system through which all police data could be connected into one virtual platform.

-Mother strangles 6-year-old daughter
A 29-year-old mother in Kolonnawais reported to have strangled her six-year-old daughter for defecating inside the house.

-Qatar Airways flight diverted to Colombo
A Qatar Airways flight en route from Doha to Perth in Australia was forced to divert to Colombo in Sri Lanka after the pilot reported a suspected fuel leak in one of the aircraft's engines, it was reported.

-BBS Sec. gives statement
The General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena, Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera had been summoned to the Slave Island Police to record a statement on the incident where the monk had allegedly used derogatory remarks against Counsel Maithri Gunaratne, the Police said

-Audio: 72-year-old man in a fiery protest
A 72-year-old man was admitted to the National Hospital with burn injuries after he set himself on fire outside the Kollupitiya police station this morning in protest over the attacks on Sri Lanka by former UNHRC Chief Navi Pillay, the police said.
-Big medal haul for SL juniors at Asian Chess
Sri Lanka’s junior chess players performed brilliantly at the 10th Asian Schools Chess Championships held in Taichung, Taiwan from August 23 to 30, wining two gold, one silver and four bronze medals. Sri Lankan players also bagged 14 merit certificates.

-NPC funds lie idle
The Northern Provincial Council (NPC), which is administered by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), has failed to utilize at least 30 per cent of its capital allocations in the annual budget, an opposition politician charged yesterday.

-Lankan found murdered in Trichy
A Sri Lankan was murdered by two unidentified men near his house in Karumandapam. The 56-year-old man was a visa agent and was trying to get valid stay permits for people in the locality.

-SL to deport Pakistan asylum seekers
A Sri Lankan court on Monday gave permission to authorities to send back scores of Pakistani asylum seekers, after the government said they were a threat to the island’s security and public health

-MR interrupts Mervyn’s attacking speech
President Mahinda Rajapaksa had to interrupt Minister Mervyn Silva’s speech during an event at Madulla in Moneragala yesterday and advise him not to sling mud at anyone at personal level.

-Why worry about my meeting with Harin?: Namal
UPFA parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa asked as to why eyebrows are raised when he meets UNP Uva Chief Ministerial candidate Harin Fernando over a cup of tea, while such a meeting between UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and his father- President Mahinda Rajapaksa was seen as normal.

-Parents sell infant for Rs. 50,000; buy house for Rs. 18,000
Police today arrested the parents of a week-old infant and four others for allegedly selling the infant for Rs.50, 000 yesterday in Modera.

-Video: Harin to launch death fast if police are biased
United National Party (UNP) chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando today threatened to launch a death fast if the police and the other authorities continued to act biased in favour of the Government when maintaining law and order in the Uva Province.
-JVP complains to HRC
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission asking it to compel Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya to ban some 26,000 government officers from being used in the government’s election campaign in the Uva Province.
-Bala Tampoe passes away
Lawyer and senior trade union activist Bala Tampoe passed away at the age of 92 in a private hospital this afternoon. He was the General Secretary of the Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers Union.

-Veteran dramatist no more
Award-winning dramatist, actor and translator Bandula Vithanage passed away yesterday at the age of 74 and his funeral will take place at 4.30 pm on Thursday September 4 at the Borella General Cemetery.
-Elephant gets a DNA test
A DNA test had been ordered by a court today on an elephant believed to have been switched prior to the Saman Dewala Perahara.
-‘Z’ security for Swamy across India
The Indian government has accorded BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Z-category security under the central protectee list. Till now, Swamy enjoyed Z-category security in Tamil Nadu only, but now his security cover has been extended all over India.
-Dr. Nimal Gamage further remanded
The bail application on behalf of Doctor Nimal Gamage has been declined by the Colombo Additional Magistrate today and he was re-remanded till September 3.
-Protesters seize Pakistan's State TV
Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces removed anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad

-Man armed with pistol tries to enter Court
Police arrested a man who was attempting to enter the Courts Complex in Hulftsdorp armed with a pistol.

-Japanese PM here on Sept. 7
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on an official visit this Sunday, the External Affairs Ministry said today

-Chinese man arrested with Wallapatta
The Customs arrested a Chinese national who had attempted to smuggle 13 kilos of Wallapatta worth Rs. 10 million at the Bandaranaike Airport today

-Wariyapola youth remanded
The Wariyapola Magistrate Court yesterday remanded Chandra Kumara alias Selva till September 3, who was arrested on charges of sexually harassing 21-year-old Thilini Imalka at the Wariyapola bus Terminal.


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