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May: Our values will beat extremists
A future Conservative government would seek new powers to ban extremist groups and curb the activities of "harmful" individuals, Theresa May says.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:36:42 GMT
-PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020
David Cameron announces plans to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:51:59 GMT
-Dead teacher filmed boys changing
Indecent images of pupils are found on the computer of an Essex deputy head teacher who was found dead after he was visited by police.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:51:07 GMT
-Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border
Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:14:07 GMT
-Hong Kong leader in protest appeal
Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring areas to a standstill.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:43:42 GMT
-eBay to split off PayPal business
E-commerce site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:11:59 GMT
-White House security plan 'failed'
The director of the US Secret Service says its security plan was "not properly executed" when a man broke into the White House this month.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:47:01 GMT
-Boy's life-support should end - judge
A boy with irreversible brain damage should be taken off a life-support machine despite the objections of his parents, a High Court judge rules.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:32:56 GMT
-Afghans sign deal to keep US troops
The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:35:16 GMT
-UK second quarter growth revised up
UK economic growth has been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of the year by the Office for National Statistics.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:27:10 GMT
-Virgin asks for football TV inquiry
Virgin Media asks Ofcom to investigate the way that the Premier League sells its TV rights, saying the present system is causing "significant consumer harm".
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:08:24 GMT
-MP sting investigation 'urgent'
Chairman of press watchdog says an investigation into the sting that led to a Conservative minister's resignation is of "urgent public concern"
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:40:49 GMT
-VIDEO: 'I hid from boulders when volcano erupted'
A mountain guide who was on Mount Ontake when it erupted speaks about the moment it exploded without warning.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:37:26 GMT
-VIDEO: Hot air balloon descends into cave
An Austrian balloon pilot has succeeded in taking a balloon deep underground.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:23:10 GMT
-VIDEO: Clintons leave hospital with baby
Chelsea Clinton leaves a New York hospital with her baby daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:19:07 GMT
-VIDEO: Will it be driest September on record?
Alex Deakin examines the latest weather figures.
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:25:08 GMT
-VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers
New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:18:50 GMT
-AUDIO: 'I mistook Hertford gig for Hereford'
Comedian Seann Walsh describes the moment he realised he had travelled to Hereford, instead of Hertford, for a gig.
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:20:28 GMT
-VIDEO: Newsnight puts Cameron to the test
Prime Minister David Cameron has been put to the test by BBC Newsnight, in an attempt to establish whether he is a "moderniser or a "more socially conservative person".
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:00:59 GMT
-VIDEO: Why web inventor 'pays his way' online
Worldwide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee talks about his concerns for the internet, as he renews his call for a digital Magna Carta.
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:11:39 GMT
-UK has driest September 'since 1910'
The Met Office says the UK is on course for its driest September since records began more than a century ago.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:04:39 GMT
-Sainsbury's 'spend more' poster gaffe
A poster encouraging Sainsbury's staff to get customers to spend more is put up in a store window by mistake.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:08:11 GMT
-Murray fights back to beat Janowicz
Andy Murray follows up his first title for 15 months with a hard-fought win over Poland's Jerzy Janowicz at the China Open.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:18:13 GMT
-Corbisiero & Parling out for England
Northampton prop Alex Corbisiero and Leicester lock Geoff Parling will miss England's autumn games because of injury.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:30:13 GMT
-Pardew set to stay as Newcastle boss
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew's job is thought to be safe for the time being, despite his side being second bottom of the top flight.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:08:32 GMT

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Video: Go eat Kochchi, Nandimitra tells UNP
Deputy Minister of Higher Education Nandimitra Ekanayake told the media today that the Opposition must eat pungent Kochchi chilies to overcome the sorrow of their debacle at the Uva Provincial elections.

-Nonis has not resigned: Keheliya
Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Britain, Chris Nonis has not tendered his resignation to the External Affairs Ministry as reported in the foreign media, Government Spokesman and Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said today.

-Revised electricity tariffs for domestic consumers
The Public Utilities Commission today announced the approved electricity tariffs structure which would be effective from September 16, in line with the government policy directive on the reduction of electricity tariffs.

-Video: Govt. already violating election laws: UNP
UNP Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya said they would complain to Elections Commissioner tomorrow on the alleged election law violations committed by the SLFP even before a presidential election had been declared.

-16 TN fishermen arrested by SL navy
Sixteen Indian fishermen found poaching in Sri Lankan waters had been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the seas off North Mathagal in Jaffna yesterday, the Navy said.

-Prison inmates to get telephone facilities
The Prison Department said today steps were being taken to provide telephone facilities for the prison inmates in collaboration with Sri Lanka Telecom.
-Shooting at Dehiwala leaves two injured
Two youths sustained serious injuries when two unidentified men opened fire at them in the Pokuna Road area in Dehiwala last night.

-Jayalalithaa seeks bail
Seeking immediate bail, jailed AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa yesterday moved the Karnataka High Court challenging her conviction in the disproportionate assets case which cost her the chief minister's job and disqualified her from being an MLA.

-Two Lankans nabbed with gold worth Rs.3.4 mn
Two Sri Lankans were arrested at the Katunayake Airport when attempting to smuggle 699 grams of gold bars and biscuits worth Rs.3.4 million. The contraband was concealed in the handle of their hand luggage.
-60 shoes with Dharmachakra-shaped buckle
A 41-year-old shop-owner was arrested yesterday at Balangoda when he was found in possession of thirty pairs of shoes with the buckles in the form of the Dharmachakra, police said.

-MR to discuss snap poll
With speculation rife about a snap presidential election early next year, President Mahinda Rajapaksa will hold a discussion with the leaders of the constituent parties of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) after today’s Cabinet meeting, Daily Mirror learns.

-BASL seeks expert opinion on MR’s third term
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has sought legal opinion from foreign constitutional experts on whether the Constitution allows President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest for a third term, a senior member of the BASL said yesterday.

-Navy seize 1.7 kilos gold hidden in dingy
Navy seized a haul of 1.730 kilogrammes of gold which was hidden inside a fiber glass dingy on the beach in the Madagalthurei area of Kankasanthurai (KKS) yesterday.

-W’pola girl seeks compensation from police
The girl who was allegedly harassed by a youth at the Wariyapola Bus Terminus filed a fundamental rights petition against the police officers seeking one million rupees as compensation.

-Harin failed the challenge: Gammanpila
The UNP Chief Ministerial candidate  at the recently held Uva Provincial elections Harin Fernando had not followed conditions required to win the challenge he was thrown at,  Western Provincial Council Minister Udaya Gammanpila said today.

-16 die as TN reels under verdict
At least 16 people committed suicide or died of cardiac arrest across Tamil Nadu after a special court in Bangalore convicted AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa in the 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case on Saturday and sentenced her to four years in prison.

-SC rejects asylum petition: SL not ratified UN convention
The Supreme Court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation filed by six human rights activists seeking an interim order preventing the deportation of about 2,000 Pakistani and Afghan asylum seekers arrested by the immigration officials.   

-Rs.3.3 million robbed in Mt. Lavinia
Two men travelling in a trishaw are alleged to have robbed Rs.3.3 million worth of cash belonging to a private campus in Mount Lavinia when the cash was being taken to be deposited in a private bank.

-D.V Upul noticed to appear in court
A notice has been issued on Southern Provincial Council Minister D.V. Upul to appear before the Bandarawela Magistrate's Court on October 6.

-Ratnapura Sergeant interdicted
The Police Sergeant, who had allegedly assaulted a woman near the Ratnapura Bus Terminal had been interdicted following an investigation with immediate effect, the Police said.
-Man sentenced to death for triple murder
A man found guilty of clubbing two men and a woman to death in 1994 in Mahawewa was sentenced to death by the Chilaw Magistrate’s Court today.

-Five rescued from fire gutted boat
Five fishermen were rescued and hospitalised from a fire gutted boat in the sea off Rekawa in Tangalle today.

-Range’s hotel shot at
Multiple shots were fired at a hotel of UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara, located in Karuwalagaswewa this morning, the Police said. Pictures

-OIC chief to visit Sri Lanka
The head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will visit Sri Lanka on an invitation from Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, according to a senior official from the Sri Lankan Embassy.

-SL navy detains four fishermen
The Sri Lankan Navy detained four Indian fishermen who were repairing their boat near Katchativu, in the wee hours of Sunday. Sources said as many as 533 mechanised boats ventured out into the sea for fishing on Saturday

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