|Ashya brother defends arrested parents|
A boy with a brain tumour whose parents took him from a hospital against medical advice had everything he needed to be safe, his brother says.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:15:41 GMT
-Coalition locked in terror aim talks
Negotiations between Conservatives and Lib Dems are to continue ahead of the unveiling of a new plan to tackle the threat of Islamic extremists.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:17:18 GMT
-Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum
Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:33:38 GMT
-Russia urges Ukraine ceasefire talks
An "immediate ceasefire" in Ukraine must be the priority for key negotiations taking place on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:02:46 GMT
-Xenon and argon banned for athletes
Doping experts have yet to find an effective test to uncover athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a ban is introduced.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:53:44 GMT
-Official heckled amid HK poll anger
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:24:23 GMT
-Protesters storm Pakistan state TV
Pakistan's national television channel is taken off air after anti-government protesters storm the state broadcaster's offices.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:18:58 GMT
-Greenhouse gas fear over meat eating
New research estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:56:06 GMT
-Conservative MP Kelly to stand down
Conservative MP for Dudley South Chris Kelly announces he will stand down at the 2015 general election after one term.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:05:55 GMT
-High-powered hairdryers under threat
High-powered hairdryers are on a list of household electrical items the EU is considering banning in an attempt to curb energy consumption.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:01:07 GMT
-India unveils new village toilets
An Indian charity unveils 108 new lavatories in a village which gained notoriety when two young girls were found hanged from a tree there in May.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:07:30 GMT
-End in sight for WW1 War Horse ride
The War Horse Ride - commemorating the part played by British and French cavalry during World War One - is due to end in the French town of Nery.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:40:41 GMT
-VIDEO: Meet Japan's Batman - Chibatman
The BBC's meets Chibatman - a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:17:45 GMT
-VIDEO: Saying 'I do' underwater in China
Why Chinese couples are queuing up to put on waterproof make-up and get their wedding pictures taken underwater.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:24:16 GMT
-VIDEO: 'Emotional journey' WW1 cavalry ride
A musician from the Household Division tells the BBC about the riding the route taken by a British cavalry unit who held the line against the German advance early in World War One.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:43:48 GMT
-AUDIO: Should you recline your plane seat?
The use of gadgets to prevent passengers putting their seat back has lead to mid-air arguments, should airlines allow them to go back at all?
Publ.Date : Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:11:36 GMT
-VIDEO: Peter Kay lights up Blackpool
Comedian Peter Kay hosted the big switch-on of the Blackpool Illuminations
Publ.Date : Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:32:40 GMT
-VIDEO: Are e-cigarettes safe?
Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while we unwrap the arguments surrounding them.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:31:20 GMT
-VIDEO: Dahl: Charlie chapters discovered
The discovery of new unpublished chapters reveals author Roald Dahl planned to include more children in his classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but dropped them from the final version.
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:26:30 GMT
-VIDEO: Private's medals given to museum
A Somerset museum has been given three World War One medals, 100 years to the day after the soldier who earned them was killed in action.
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:04:22 GMT
-Eurosceptic revolt, and gas "rip-off" - the papers
In a mixed bag of headlines for Monday's press, the challenge to David Cameron's EU policy from the Tories' Eurosceptic wing makes many papers.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:21:17 GMT
-X Factor dominates Saturday night TV
X Factor returns to ITV with 9.3 million viewers, or 43% of the viewing public.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:45:51 GMT
-Bush sets new album chart record
Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:21:04 GMT
-Tsonga 'less afraid' of Murray
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga goes into his US Open fourth-round match against Andy Murray boosted by the Briton's uncertain form.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:15:39 GMT
-Gomez denies Jonny Brownlee title
Javier Gomez wins the Triathlon World Series title ahead of Jonny Brownlee, whose brother Alistair wins the final race.
Publ.Date : Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:43:31 GMT
|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.
-MR-Modi meeting on UNGA session sidelines likely
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa are likely to meet on the sidelines of the 69th UN General Assembly session in New York in the third week of September
-Sam Wijesinha passes away
Former Parliamentary Secretary General Sam Wijesinha passed away this evening at the age of 93.
-My meeting Namal was not pre-planned: Harin
United National Party (UNP) Uva Province chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando said today he did not have any secret meeting with United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa but only met him accidently.
-JVP to petition HRC over election violence
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has said it would file a petition at the Human Rights Commission on tomorrow citing the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya as a respondent.
-Some northern fishermen want to use trawlers
A section of Sri Lanka’s northern fishermen has urged the Northern Provincial Council to allow them to use trawlers, citing the damage caused by Indian trawlers.
-Cell phones exchanged at Mail Exchange
Eight suspects, including two Post Masters, had been arrested for abusing the postal system and illegally bringing mobile phones and tablet PCs into the country, the Police said
-Chandrika meets Aung San Suu Kyi
Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga met Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a globally known activist for democracy and the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) during her visit to Myanmar.
-Six drown in three places in 24 hrs
At least six drowned including an 8-year-old child when they were bathing in three separate incidents at the Kilinochchi, Bandarawela and Mawanella yesterday
-LTTE trying to regroup in Australia?-report
Is the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which ran out of steam in 2009 following the killing of its founder Velupillai Prabhakaran by Sri Lankan armed forces, trying to regroup itself in Australia?
-Fishermen decide to withdraw stir after India, SL talks
A meeting of all fishermen's associations today decided to withdraw their 36 day indefinite strike from Monday and put out to sea in the backdrop of the first joint committee meeting between India and Sri Lanka held in Delhi
-Sri Lanka rout Pakistan to win series
Allrounder Thisara Perera led Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory on the Duckworth/Lewis Method against Pakistan in the series-deciding third and final one-day international on Saturday.
-Pakistan bowled out for 102 in ODI decider
Seamer Thisara Perera claimed four for 34 as Sri Lanka bowled Pakistan out for 102 in the third and decisive one-day international in Dambulla a short while ago.
-One dead, 9 injured in wasp attack
A 55-year-old man was killed and nine others including four women were injured following a wasp attack in Dibula, Talawakelle last evening, police said. Pictures
-Saudi Arabia seeks talks on hiring of SL maids
Saudi officials have announced a five-day visit to Sri Lanka in a bid to overcome "difficulties" related to the recruitment of domestic workers, Arabian Business repported.
-TN reiterates demand for release of boats
Participating in the first meeting of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Committee (JC) on fisheries at New Delhi yesterday, Tamil Nadu, among other issues, reiterated its demand for immediate release of 62 fishing boats of its fishermen under Lankan custody for a long time.
-Indian police unearth ammunition with LTTE symbol
Hand-grenades and land mines, unearthed from Pacha Talamalai reserve forest near Puliyur in Mettur taluk on Tuesday night, belong to the LTTE, said Salem police, as the hand-grenades were found to be imprinted with LTTE logo.
-PSM strike continues despite court order
The Joint Council of the Professions Supplementary to Medicine (PSM) said last night it would continue with its strike action despite the court order to suspend the strike, as the Council had not received the court order yet.
-Police record statement on Thilini‚Äôs complaint
Thilini Amalka, who was allegedly harassed by a man at the Wariyapola bus stand prompting her to slap him –- the video of which went viral on the internet -- was summoned to the Kurunegala Police Station yesterday to record her statement on her complaint.
-Police looking for Wariyapola videographer
Police are looking for the person who recorded the video depicting a young girl slapping a youth at the Wariyapola bus stand for allegedly verbally harassing her.
-Water cut at Nugegoda
The water supply to several areas in and around Nugegoda will be cut on September 1 from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. because the electricity supply to the Kotte Water Plant is being disconnected to carry out renovation work by the Lanka Electricity Company Ltd. (LECO).
-CoA extends temporary extradition order
The Court of Appeal order, which temporarily restrained the extradition of the Pakistani refugees staying in Sri Lanka, was extended today for four more days.
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