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Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:57:59 GMT
-Over 500 GP practices 'risk closure'
Hundreds of GP practices are at risk of closure because of the ageing workforce, doctors' leaders say.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:52:57 GMT
-Head of US Secret Service resigns
Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigns as criticism of the agency intensified following several high-profile security lapses.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:42:40 GMT
-River body confirmed as missing Alice
A body found in a west London river is that of missing Alice Gross, the Metropolitan Police confirm.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:18:58 GMT
-China warns on 'illegal' HK protests
China issues a warning against "illegal acts" in Hong Kong, as protesters there vow to step up their campaign if the chief executive does not resign.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:14:36 GMT
-BNP expels ex-leader Nick Griffin
The British National Party says it has expelled its former leader Nick Griffin, accusing him of trying to "destabilise" the party.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:41:39 GMT
-Ex-Tory donor to give £1m to UKIP
Former Conservative supporter Arron Banks is donating £1m to UKIP after joining the party.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:31:01 GMT
-Texas children 'monitored for Ebola'
Children have come into contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola on US soil and are being monitored, the Texas governor says.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:24:02 GMT
-Iraq PM opposes Arab strikes in Iraq
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:02:03 GMT
-UK universities slip down rankings
Three UK universities lose their place in the top 200 of a global higher education league table while elite universities hold their ground.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:53:55 GMT
-EU commissioner: Nude celebs 'dumb'
Celebrities who had intimate pictures of themselves leaked onto the internet were "dumb" for taking them, the EU's new digital commissioner says.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:07:14 GMT
-Horowitz to write new Bond novel
Anthony Horowitz, best-selling author of the Alex Rider teenage spy adventures, becomes the latest writer invited to pen a new James Bond novel.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:54:48 GMT
-VIDEO: Fry tells 'ugly truth' in new book
The award-winning comedian, actor and writer Stephen Fry has said his new volume of memoirs, More Fool Me, reveals the "ugly truth" about his cocaine use in the 1980s.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:38:54 GMT
-VIDEO: Close-up: Volvo's XC90 unveiled
A sneak preview of Volvo's new XC90 - the car set to take centre stage at the Paris Motor Show.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:27:07 GMT
-VIDEO: How do PM's tax figures weigh up?
David Cameron has pledged to cut taxes for thirty million people if the Conservatives win next year's election, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has said the combined cost of the tax changes would be £7.2bn by 2020.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:31:39 GMT
-VIDEO: Zookeeper rears leopard in bathroom
A rare clouded leopard has been hand-reared in the bathroom of a zookeeper after she was rejected by her mother.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:20:39 GMT
-VIDEO: How is China reporting HK protests?
The BBC's Celia Hatton reports on how the Chinese media are reporting on the protests in Hong Kong
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:03:01 GMT
-VIDEO: Meet boy with a tax disc obsession
Jude Currie is a 12-year-old boy from Cobham in Surrey with a rather unusual hobby
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:28:15 GMT
-VIDEO: The day Ivan got hitched to Ove
It is 25 years since Denmark became the first country to celebrate same-sex civil unions.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:08:36 GMT
-VIDEO: Spandau Ballet on 80s 'hedonism'
Eighties pop group Spandau Ballet reunite for the premiere of a film about their career.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:49:03 GMT
-'Racist' Banksy mural destroyed
A Banksy mural showing a group of pigeons holding anti-immigration banners is destroyed after a complaint the work was "racist".
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:50:27 GMT
-First Glastonbury tickets go in 14 minutes
Today 15 thousand coach and ticket packages have been snapped up twice as fast as last year, but don't worry the rest go on sale this Sunday.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:07:57 GMT
-'Election starts here' - front pages
The prime minister's speech to the Conservative Party conference, in which he promised tax cuts for 30 million Britons, leads most of Thursday's papers.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:54:25 GMT
-Arsenal 4-1 Galatasaray
Danny Welbeck scores his first senior hat-trick as 10-man Arsenal beat Galatasaray 4-1 in the Champions League.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:08:43 GMT
-Caterham to race on despite bailiffs
Formula 1 team Caterham pledge to compete in this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix despite bailiffs visiting their base.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:33:44 GMT

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Navy seize 45 kilos of gold
Navy arrested two Sri Lankans with a haul of 45 kilograms of gold in the sea off Madagalthurei in Kankasanthurai this evening while they were attempting to smuggle it to India by boat

-Landslide warning extended
Landslide warning had been extended for the next 24-hours to Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Kandy, Kegalle and Matale, Ratnapura and the Kurunegala Districts as the wet weather condition was expected to continue, the National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) said.

-Lightning strike kills four in Morawaka
Four persons including three women were killed by lightning in Morawaka, Deniyaya a short while ago, the police said. They said three women and two men had been resting in a shed on a tea estate when the tragedy occurred.
-2016 Green Card lottery programme opens
The US Government’s 2016 Diversity Visa Lottery programme also known as the Green Card Lottery has started accepting online applications from Sri Lankans and Maldivians from today, the US Embassy announced.

-UNP urges action on Nonis’ assault
UNP parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said today that a Sri Lankan High Commissioner had been assaulted for the first time in the history of this country and urged that the law should be enforced against those involved in this shameful incident.

-Oct. 6 is a Public and Bank Holiday
October 6 has been declared a Public and Special Bank Holiday in lieu of the Hajj Festival which falls on October 5, the Government Information Department said..

-Pakistan naval ships in SL on a goodwill visit
Pakistan Naval Ships PNS NASR and SAIF will be arriving today at Colombo Port for a four-day goodwill visit, the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo said.

-Panneerselvam requests Modi to release fishermen
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, in his first letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after assuming charge, has sought the release of 20 fishermen who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy early this week.

-Jaya’s bail plea hearing adjourned again to Oct. 7
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa will continue to stay in jail as the special vacation bench of the Karnataka high court has adjourned her bail plea hearing to 7 October.

-12 fishermen, two boats detained by India
Twelve Sri Lankan fishermen on board two fishing boats were taken into custody last morning at Tutucorin in Chennai while on their way back passing through the maritime boundaries of India and Malaysia, Fisheries Ministry Assistant Director Lal De Silva said.

-US stance on SL softens
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is reported to have told the Cabinet meeting that his discussions with US Secretary of State John Kerry had made him realize that the US had softened its stance on Sri Lanka.

-Falling tree kills trishaw driver
A 48-year-old three-wheel driver was killed when a tree fell on his three-wheeler at the Queens Road Junction at Thummulla along Thurstan Road, the Police said.

-Indian arrested for overstaying visa
A 31-year-old Indian was arrested yesterday on charges of have overstayed his tourist visa and engaging in illegal trade in Nanu Oya, Police said.

-Complaints related to private buses via SMS from today - Minister
The Private Transport Services Ministry said that it would launch a programme effective from  today for commuters to make private bus-related complaints via SMS through the hotline 071 655 0000.

-Jaya's bail request to be heard today
The Karnataka High Court will hear the bail appeal filed by former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday after her advocates moved the court seeking a special hearing.

-Restrictions on land alienation to foreigners
President Mahinda Rajapaksa today instructed the Cabinet to enact the proposed bill restricting land alienation to foreigners as soon as possible, informed sources said.

-SLN siezes gold and dinghy
The Northern Naval Command of the Sri Lanka Navy’s ‘Uttara’ intercepted a boat carrying one kg of gold biscuits hidden inside a dingy. Customs media spokesman Leslie Gamini said.

-BBS - 969 sign pact on anti extremism
The Leader of Burma’s 969 oraganisation, Ven. Ashin Wirathu Thera and Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera today signed an agreement with the objective of building an Asian region without extremism.

-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.


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