Monday August 20-th, 2018

Anti-Muslim violence in Kandy, district on lockdown Anti-Muslim violence in Kandy, district on lockdown

Three special police teams, comprising three Deputy Inspector Generals of Police and three Superintendents of Police, have been deployed in Kandy on the instructions of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara, the police spokesman sa...

Anthony Davis 'Pretty Confident' DeMarcus Cousins Will Re-Sign With Pelicans Anthony Davis 'Pretty Confident' DeMarcus Cousins Will Re-Sign With Pelicans

Coming into Wednesday's contest, he was averaging 28.3 points and 11.2 rebounds this season. Davis came down on Kosta Koufos' ankle awkwardly and immediately went to the ground in pain. The game was finally secured when Lou Williams missed ...

South, North Korea 'will not march together' at opening of Paralympics South, North Korea 'will not march together' at opening of Paralympics

Colorado has the most athletes with 14. In another echo from the Winter Olympics , 30 Russians will compete as neutrals as the country remains suspended by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) over a mass doping scandal. "Our cooperation w...

Wico. Co. Emergency Services: Change your clock, change your batteries Wico. Co. Emergency Services: Change your clock, change your batteries

Many fatal fires begin late at night or early in the morning, so the U.S. Fire Administration recommends installing smoke alarms both inside and outside of sleeping areas. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement. ...

Parsons Green attack trial: ISIS lad's 'Amazon bomb kit' Parsons Green attack trial: ISIS lad's 'Amazon bomb kit'

Many commuters suffered serious burns or were crushed in the stampede after the blast during the morning rush hour, at Parsons Green station in southwest London . He researched online how to make explosives, ordering an ingredient on Amazon and usin...

Claims of flights to Israel over Saudi Arabia cause confusion Claims of flights to Israel over Saudi Arabia cause confusion

Interacting with reporters after his meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House, Netanyahu said that Air India has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia over the matter. Israel's Ministry of Tourism will approve a one-time grant of 750...

McDonald's flips Golden Arches to a 'W' for Women's Day McDonald's flips Golden Arches to a 'W' for Women's Day

EnergyAustralia said it will invest A$1.2 million (£0.67m) to make sure women and men with equivalent experience and skills receive the same pay for doing the same job . The theme of the International Women's Day celebration of 2002 was "Afghan W...

ICRC: Aid convoy for Syria's eastern Ghouta 'postponed' ICRC: Aid convoy for Syria's eastern Ghouta 'postponed'

Syria's Central Military Media said troops took control of the town of Beit Sawa and most of Misraba, both rebel-held communities in the heart of the enclave. Assad sees all those fighting the government as terrorists, which is how he justifies th...

Further aid to Papua New Guinea Further aid to Papua New Guinea

Ten aftershocks in the hours since ranged between magnitude 4.7 and magnitude 5.2. LNG exports were halted following the natural disaster, which registered 7.5 on the Richter scale and struck the Southern Highlands region on 26 February.

Adviser to UAE crown prince reportedly cooperating in Mueller probe Adviser to UAE crown prince reportedly cooperating in Mueller probe

He has met numerous times with investigators. One person described Nader as an important witness in Mueller's efforts - one who has spoken repeatedly to investigators since his arrival in the United States. Nader has long served as an adviser to the ...

Australia among 11 countries to sign TPP without US Australia among 11 countries to sign TPP without US

Amid rising fears the USA will spark a new global trade war, a revised Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is being signed this morning in Chile. "CPTPP is about setting clear rules, where all the signatory countries agree they will trade fair...

Amid TDP-BJP row, Senior leader Ashok Gajapati Raju attends cabinet meeting Amid TDP-BJP row, Senior leader Ashok Gajapati Raju attends cabinet meeting

There is no compromise in protecting the state's interests. Posts are not important for us. Jaitley said, "We are willing to satisfy every condition". Political and apolitical bodies have been carrying out protests across the state seeking justice....

Adult Film Star Sues President Trump Over 'Hush Agreement' Adult Film Star Sues President Trump Over 'Hush Agreement'

On Tuesday Clifford's attorney, Michael Avenatti , tweeted out the full complaint, which includes the "hush agreement" she signed in October 2016. Meanwhile Trump is known as " David Dennison ". "Once she tells the truth about what happened, p...

Russian Federation accuses United States of trying to interfere in presidential election Russian Federation accuses United States of trying to interfere in presidential election

Mr Mueller's prosecution of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort - who has a long history of business interests to the former Soviet Union - has drawn attention to just how convoluted some of these dealings have become. As Qaddafi was overthro...

Justice Vishwanath Shetty stabbed in Lokayuta office in Karnataka, in critical condition Justice Vishwanath Shetty stabbed in Lokayuta office in Karnataka, in critical condition

Justice Shetty was rushed to Mallya Hospital near the Lokayukta office and is in the intensive care unit. Hours after Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty , his relative in Udupi expressed serious concerns over security and said that if an offici...

Over 3 Million Registered to Vote in Sierra Leone's Next Presidential Elections Over 3 Million Registered to Vote in Sierra Leone's Next Presidential Elections

While the economy grew by some 5% past year, Sierra Leone's next president will also need to grapple with inflation, now at 19%, and elevated levels of youth unemployment. People wait to cast their vote during Sierra Leone's presidential election in ...

AG Sessions Speaks in Sacramento AG Sessions Speaks in Sacramento

The suit targets three California laws -Senate Bill 54, Assembly bill 450 and Assembly bill 103 - that the federal government say violate the supremacy clause of the Constitution and interfere with the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

Australians find message in German after 132 years Australians find message in German after 132 years

Mr Illman said his wife passed the bottle "to our son's girlfriend, who saw what she thought was a rolled-up cigarette, and tipped it out with the sand". Some 662 of the messages were returned to Hamburg (about 10 percent) but none of the actual bott...

32 killed in Russian cargo plane crash 32 killed in Russian cargo plane crash

Concerns about nearby rebels being able to shoot down slow-flying aircraft reportedly led the Russians to employ fighter jets as " heat traps " to help safeguard President Vladimir Putin's Tu-214PU presidential transport during his visit to the cou...

A look into the 2018 Men's basketball SEC Tournament with predictions A look into the 2018 Men's basketball SEC Tournament with predictions

They rebounded last year with a strong showing, or as strong as a show can be with Charles Barkley and the TNT NBA crew spewing nonsense about teams they haven't watched all year. The distance between the city of Cincinnati, where Xavier and UC are l...

PNB scam: Senior Axis, ICICI officials appear before SFIO PNB scam: Senior Axis, ICICI officials appear before SFIO

The team from Axis Bank was followed by a senior manager from its larger rival ICICI Bank also going into the south Mumbai office of the agency, where he answered questions regarding its exposure to Gitanjali Gems, sources said. While PNB did n...

France to set age of sexual consent at 15 France to set age of sexual consent at 15

Although the age of consent is now set at 15, prosecutors have to prove in court that it was non-consensual in order to secure a rape conviction. In the United Kingdom there are also additional laws stating that children under the age of 13 can nev...

Sri Lanka declares 10-day emergency over riots Sri Lanka declares 10-day emergency over riots

Sri Lanka has imposed a nationwide 10 day state of emergency to " take stern action " against people instigating communal violence, according to a government spokesperson. "As a country that had suffered by acts of violence for almost three decade...

Rahul Gandhi accuses BJP of 'usurping' power, forming 'opportunistic' alliance in Meghalaya Rahul Gandhi accuses BJP of 'usurping' power, forming 'opportunistic' alliance in Meghalaya

The Congress, which was in power in Meghalaya since May 2009, failed to win a majority but emerged the single largest party with 21 seats. He described BJP chief Amit Shah as the "sculptor" of the party's victory march. Left Front's 25 years r...

Baby questions 'nobody's business': Joyce Baby questions 'nobody's business': Joyce

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed questions about Mr Joyce's comments in the newspaper. He released a subsequent statement, saying he had "no choice" other than to confront continuing rumours and media questions about the baby, who's du...

Dave Warner Stoush Reportedly Provoked By Alleged Comment About Warner's Wife Dave Warner Stoush Reportedly Provoked By Alleged Comment About Warner's Wife

But he said that as far as he aware his players had not got personal with De Kock. As it turns out, Warner's fiery tirade at De Kock was triggered after the latter allegedly abused the former's wife, Candice , according to The Sydney Morning Hera...

USA embassy in Turkey temporarily closes due to security threat USA embassy in Turkey temporarily closes due to security threat

A statement posted on the embassy's website on March 4 urged USA citizens to avoid the embassy in Ankara and large crowds, as well as to "keep a low profile". Turkey still claims that the us stops supplying weapons and rendering financial assist...

Russia 'Blocked' Mitt Romney's Secretary Of State Nomination, According To Christopher Steele Russia 'Blocked' Mitt Romney's Secretary Of State Nomination, According To Christopher Steele

While working for private firm Fusion GPS amid the 2016 presidential election, Steele compiled a previous dossier outlining what he describes as Russia's efforts to work with the Trump campaign to push the election in the candidate's favor.

Guatemala Will Move Its Israel Embassy to Jerusalem in May Guatemala Will Move Its Israel Embassy to Jerusalem in May

President Donald Trump said he would consider attending the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem later this year, a move likely to inflame Palestinians who see the embassy as an obstacle to a peace deal. There had always been global consensus...

Swansea vs. West Ham live stream Swansea vs. West Ham live stream

Reid had missed West Ham's previous match through illness. Michail Antonio got one back for West Ham in the 79th minute, but the visitors' third defeat in their last four games leaves them three points above the relegation zone. Yet in the co...

Student Reportedly Stripped In Flight, Watched Porn, Attacked Stewardess Student Reportedly Stripped In Flight, Watched Porn, Attacked Stewardess

The representative said the crew took the correct measures to ensure the safety of other passengers on board the flight. After the 20-year-old Bangladesh student arrived in Dhaka, he was produced before a magistrate, said Noor-e-Azam Mia, chief of ...

Light snow possible tonight, weather service says

Rain showers will continue Thursday while Friday snow levels will drop, which will cause precipitation to turn to mixed showers. There is a red flag warning in place in Boulder County until 5 p.m. Winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour. Chance o...

Trump says it's 'great' China's Xi Jinping will be 'president for life' Trump says it's 'great' China's Xi Jinping will be 'president for life'

During his visit, Liu discussed the China-U.S. economic and trade cooperation, as well as other important issues of mutual concern with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, and U.S Trade Re...

Magnitude 6.0 aftershock hits Papua New Guinea Magnitude 6.0 aftershock hits Papua New Guinea

The national disaster centre in Port Moresby could not immediately be reached by telephone. The toll on Monday stood at 55 killed, said James Justin, a research officer at the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in Port Moresby, as news of more deaths...

USA slams Russia, Iran over 'brutal' assault on Syria's Eastern Ghouta USA slams Russia, Iran over 'brutal' assault on Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Meanwhile, a group monitoring the conflict on the ground in Ghouta reported fresh casualties from the bombing campaign. Rebel factions said they launched a counteroffensive Sunday, sending fighters behind government lines in a series of attacks.

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