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Gaza truce fails as Israeli 'seized'
Israeli forces search for a soldier believed captured and 53 Gazans are killed in fighting that ended a short-lived humanitarian truce in Gaza.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:33:39 GMT
-Ebola spreading too fast - WHO
The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:03:21 GMT
-Bolt helps Jamaica reach 4x100m final
Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, starts his Glasgow 2014 campaign by helping Jamaica reach the men's 4x100m relay final.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:04:50 GMT
-MH17 crash team finds human remains
A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts finds human remains at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:38:02 GMT
-Arson fear over Eastbourne Pier fire
A fire that ripped through Eastbourne Pier is now feared to have been started deliberately.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:22:11 GMT
-Father cleared of shaken baby death
A man is cleared of killing his son who died as a result of severe brain injuries caused 12 years ago when he was shaken as a baby.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:27:11 GMT
-Kincora abuse is 'national scandal'
Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson says child sex abuse at Kincora Boys' Home is a "national scandal" that needs to be fully investigated.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:34:28 GMT
-Immigration inspector John Vine quits
The independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine, who has been highly critical of the immigration system, will step down more than six months early.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:01:42 GMT
-Rolf Harris challenges conviction
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:55:54 GMT
-Uganda court annuls anti-gay law
Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:52:19 GMT
-Police 'chokehold' caused NYC death
A medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's "chokehold" caused the death of a man in New York.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:55:29 GMT
-'War returns' - the front pages
The collapse of a ceasefire in Gaza makes front-page news for several papers, while others focus on consumer affairs.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:36:35 GMT
-Secret Cinema show finally opens
Secret Cinema has finally opened its Back to the Future show to strong reviews after the late cancellation of earlier dates.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:17:24 GMT
-Cheltenham Banksy artwork defaced
A Banksy artwork painted on the wall of a house in Cheltenham, which was at the centre of a row over its removal, has been defaced.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:54:46 GMT
-Fragapane wins historic fourth gold
Gymnast Claudia Fragapane becomes the first Englishwoman to win four golds at a single Commonwealth Games since 1930.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:25:21 GMT
-Daley and Denny win diving silver
Tom Daley and James Denny produce a fantastic final dive to secure silver for England in the men's synchronised 10m platform.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:07:27 GMT
-Lampard set for Man City loan move
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is set to join Manchester City on a loan deal from New York City FC.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:45:04 GMT
-Sharp overcomes illness to win silver
Scot Lynsey Sharp wins silver in the women's 800m - just hours after being on a drip following a bout of sickness.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:43:00 GMT
-Anderson and Jadeja found not guilty
The International Cricket Council finds James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja not guilty of breaching its code of conduct.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:55:51 GMT
-VIDEO: Royal Navy rescues BBC's faulty forecast
BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood got a helping hand from members of the Royal Navy when a technical problem meant the graphics did not work for her weather forecast.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:56:39 GMT
-VIDEO: On board 'safety shield' London bus
New software will be trialled on a number of London buses to try to reduce collisions, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:30:38 GMT
-VIDEO: New York's 21st Century artisans
Members of the "millennial generation" are finding ways build businesses selling items that are handmade.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:20:43 GMT
-VIDEO: Dinosaur videobombs Frank Skinner
The 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe has officially begun with more than 3,000 shows. The BBC's John Maguire met up with some of the performers including comedian Frank Skinner who had a close encounter with a dinosaur.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:30:27 GMT
-VIDEO: Are Rudolf Steiner's ideas working?
Newsnight has learned that complaints were made to the Department for Education about some privately funded Steiner schools.
Publ.Date : Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:19:58 GMT
-AUDIO: Meet the Tough Mudder founder
Tough Mudder founder Will Dean explains the appeal of the endurance event.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:10:39 GMT
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Four-year-old Damindu Yasen Ekanayake who was alleged to have been kidnapped on Sunday, has been rescued by a special Criminal Investigation Department team from the Galgamuwa area this evening, police said.

-Remand of 20 TN Fishermen Extended by Lankan Court
The judicial remand of 20 fishermen from this island, arrested by Sri Lankan Navy on July 22, was today extended till August 8 by a court in Mannar in the island republic.
-Teacher-Kneeling case witness found dead
The body of the witness, who gave crucial evidence in the case in which Wayamba Provincial Councillor Ananda Sarath Kumara was convicted of ordering a teacher to kneel down, was found inside an abandoned well at Nawagaththegama today. Pictures

-Article critical of Jayalalithaa in SL Army website creates furore
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister urges Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek an unconditional apology from the Sri Lankan government over the article.

-Vaas case: Suspect refused bail
Colombo Additional Magistrate A.M. Shahabdeen refused to release on bail the fourth suspect Priyantha Sanjeewa who is alleged to have connived with former DIG Vaas Gunawardena to transport weapons and explosives to a hideout at Kalagedihena from his residence.

-Govt. mud-slinging boomerangs: JVP
The naming of a Colombo Road after popular radio personality the late Premakeerthi de Alwis as part of the Government’s campaign of slinging mud at the JVP boomeranged on the Government, JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said today.

-Thundershowers expected in drought hit areas
The Meteorology Department said today thundershowers were expected during the afternoon or evening in the drought prevailing Northern and Eastern parts of the country  while monsoonal showers were expected in the southwestern parts of the country.

-Wife and mother-in-law of ‘Wele Suda’ arrested
Police yesterday arrested the wife and mother-in-law of notorious drug trafficker “Wele Suda” who had fled to Pakistan.

-Confidante of “Wele Suda” arrested
A man who was suspected to be a confidante of notorious drug smuggler “Wele Suda” was arrested in Panadura yesterday while he was delivering heroin in a car with another woman who is claimed to be a law student, police said.

-‘S/India shouldn’t become hub for people smuggling’
Reiterating that Australia was firm on not allowing illegal immigration, Australian High Commissioner to India Patrick Suckling cautioned that South India should not be allowed to become a hub for “people smuggling.”

-Ebola virus not a threat to SL
While maintaining that the possibility of a tourist carrying the deadly Ebola Virus entering Sri Lanka was slim, Government Epidemiology Unit (GEU) Director Dr. Prabha Palihawadana said Sri Lanka was capable of tackling such an emergency.

-36-hour water cut in Colombo and its suburbs
A 36-hour water cut will be imposed in several areas in Colombo for two days (August 2 -3) due to construction work that is being carried out at the Battaramulla-Polduwa Bridge, the National Water Supple and Drainage Board said

-UNP tells govt. to find abducted boy
The main opposition United National Party (UNP) yesterday urged the government to take immediate action to find the four year old boy who had been abducted from Meegalawa.

-BASL President hounded again
The President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) complained to the police again about continual intimidation by men in plainclothes at his office in Colombo 3 yesterday.

-Khuram murder convict appeals
The first convict O.A.Lahiru Kelum in the Tangalle Resort British tourist murder case yesterday petitioned to the Court of Appeal against the Colombo High Court Judge’s  verdict of sentencing him to  twenty years rigorous imprisonment

-Swiss man swims to Matara beach after yacht crashes
A Swiss national sailing around the world alone in a yacht had a narrow escape when the yacht collapsed after hitting a rock close to the Kamburugamuwa beach in Matara

-Train collision averted
A fatal head-on collision between two passenger trains was averted yesterday afternoon after railway authorities realized the danger in the nick of time and took measures to stop the two trains

-Rajiv’s SL policy led to his death- Natwar Singh
Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s Sri Lanka policy led to his assassination, former India’s external affairs minister Natwar Singh has said

-Tamil migrants 'never ever be resettled in Australia'-Morrison
Australia was working with India for the return of Tamil migrants among 157 asylum seekers currently being held at a detention centre in the country, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has said.

-Govt. rebuts US Embassy
The Government today charged that the US Embassy in Colombo was selectively upholding fundamental rights in Sri Lanka, depending on who is exercising them and criticized the Embassy of questioning the media freedom in Sri Lanka

-10 schools closed for A/L paper marking
The Examinations Department announced today that 10 schools used for Phase one paper marking of the 2014 Advanced Level examinations will be closed from August 30 to September 15, while several classrooms will be closed in 11 other schools.

-Video: Go for better salaries, says Ethera Api organisation
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti today charged that the Government was making the groundwork to curtail the salaries of Sri Lankans employed abroad by sending two employees to work for the salary of one.  

-JHU urges Pillay to reveal stance on Palestine HR breach
The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said today that the High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay should reveal her stance regarding the violation of international military law and international human rights in Palestine.

-Seven sentenced to death
Seven suspects produced in the Panadura High Court were today sentenced to death on charges of murdering a man at Pinwatte in Panadura on August 14, 2005.

-17 STF personnel injured in accident
Seventeen Special Task Force (STF) personnel were hospitalised following an accident at the Palugaswewa Junction in Kantale this morning, police said.

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