Sri Lanka to build second refinery jointly with India - oil minister

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister has also been touting the idea of developing the Indian Ocean region in which he feels, Sri Lanka can play a central and critical role given its geographical and strategic location. "But what we are talking with India ar... More..

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Syrian regime forces gain control of key Aleppo area

Moscow has said the "responsibility for the collapse of the truce lies with the US" and has shown no signs of easing its support for Assad, more than a year into its military intervention in Syria. Ankara lau...More..

by | Thursday, October 06, 2016

Hong Kong's pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been detained in Thailand

The Thai student activist who was to have met Wong, Netiwit Chotipatpaisal, said in a Facebook post that Wong had "been confined at the immigration in Thailand because there's a request from Chinese governmen...More..

by | Thursday, October 06, 2016

#FeesMustFall: South African Students Pressure Mining Sector To Fund Free Tuition

University authorities had vowed to re-open the campus on Tuesday, with vice-chancellor Adam Habib warning of the "immense consequences of not finishing the academic year". The #FeesMustFall group said the co...More..

Chiefs head into week off reeking of loss to Steelers
by | Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Chiefs head into week off reeking of loss to Steelers

The Chiefs are off next week before traveling to Oakland on October 16. The Steelers would be smart to jump to an early lead against NY, considering quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has 15 touchdowns and 20 int...More..

'Duchess' blazer by Canadian brand Smythe apparent staple for Kate
by | Wednesday, October 05, 2016

'Duchess' blazer by Canadian brand Smythe apparent staple for Kate

Around noon on 30 September, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed their war canoe in Haida Gwaii, a north coast island archipelago to start off their last full day of their tour around British Columbia and ...More..

by | Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Congress distances itself from Sanjay Nirupam's 'fake surgical strike' remark

However, Party urged the central government to expose Pakistan's false propaganda and to put the evidences in public domain. Nirupam, the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee president, had termed the surgical ...More..

by | Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Barrels Through the Caribbean

A hurricane warning was posted for the southeastern Bahamas. "It's much too early to know how bad things are, but we do know there are a lot of houses that have been destroyed or damaged in the south", Ms Jea...More..

200 cafés turn into Luke's Diner from 'The Gilmore Girls'
by | Wednesday, October 05, 2016

200 cafés turn into Luke's Diner from 'The Gilmore Girls'

The Golden Roast, 825 Melrose Place, will transform into Luke's Diner from the TV show, according to the coffee house's Facebook page. Stars Hollow is real: Pop-ups of Luke's Diner from Gilmore Girls wi...More..

Ron Paul: Green Party's Jill Stein 'the Best on Foreign Policy'
by | Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Ron Paul: Green Party's Jill Stein 'the Best on Foreign Policy'

In the new presidential poll , released Sunday, Hillary Clinton got 35 percent and Donald Trump 31 percent in a state that's been viewed as Clinton territory. "I guess I wasn't meant to be president", he said...More..

US service member killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan
by | Wednesday, October 05, 2016

US service member killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan

Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland, a senior USA military spokesman in Afghanistan, said that the us -led military coalition will continue to carry out operations against the Islamic State, and has carried out mult...More..

Xiaomi Mi Box: 4K Android Streaming Box Now in the US
by | Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Xiaomi Mi Box: 4K Android Streaming Box Now in the US

Users can also add additional storage to Mi Box using its USB port. Are you going to get a Xiaomi Mi Box? Instead it's focusing on promoting other products like this new TV Box that may pave the way, in t...More..

Pope makes surprise visit to Amatrice to pray for earthquake victims
by | Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Pope makes surprise visit to Amatrice to pray for earthquake victims

Pope Francis meets students and teachers in the temporary school which was set up in Amatrice, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. He also visited a base camp for fire brigades and made a surprise stop to share a ...More..

White House disappointed by Russian Federation withdrawal from plutonium accord
by | Tuesday, October 04, 2016

White House disappointed by Russian Federation withdrawal from plutonium accord

All the necessary conditions are contained in the draft law on the suspension of the agreement with the usa, introduced on Monday to the State Duma by Russian President Vladimir Putin . The Russian Forei...More..

'Black Monday' in Poland: women strike over proposed total abortion ban
by | Tuesday, October 04, 2016

'Black Monday' in Poland: women strike over proposed total abortion ban

Many men - public figures among them - joined the thousands of women on the streets of Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw and elsewhere across the largely Catholic nation on what has been dubbed " Black Monday ". Vesna Ju...More..

by | Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Turkish-backed rebels killed in fighting with IS

The Kurdish Hawar news agency confirmed the attack but did not provide a toll. Dabiq was seized by the Islamic State in August 2014 amid a massive land grab that saw to the militant group's peak in terms of...More..

Katara case: SC gives 25-yr-jail to convicts
by | Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Katara case: SC gives 25-yr-jail to convicts

As per the Supreme Court order, the term for imprisonment for Vikas and Vishal Yadav was reduced by five years, bringing it down from 30 to 25 years. Furthermore, the apex court ordered that the jail sentence...More..

Fan in gorilla suit runs on field during Lions-Bears game
by | Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Fan in gorilla suit runs on field during Lions-Bears game

Regardless of the team's backfield situation, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is still the team's No. 1 option on offense . Timu, an undrafted player in his second season, spent the first three games on the pra...More..

Clinton: Trump's Rhetoric On Islam Is Fuel For ISIS
by | Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Clinton: Trump's Rhetoric On Islam Is Fuel For ISIS

The same day, Trump called for law enforcement to racially profile Muslim Americans. But while much of the foreign policy establishment has rallied around Clinton, Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric, promises to...More..

by | Monday, October 03, 2016

Pakistan in comatose state, more strikes if India's security challenged: Parrikar

The fresh exchange of fire comes two days after India carried out surgical strikes on "terror launch pads along the LoC" in Pakistan. Earlier Pakistani actors including Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan were asked...More..

Father of man killed by officer addresses rally
by | Monday, October 03, 2016

Father of man killed by officer addresses rally

He argued that Davis, Dumanis and El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells released the video to only quell protests. El Cajon Police Department Capt. Jeffery Davis holds up a vape device similar to the one that they clai...More..

Reciprocal action could impact U.S. business interests in Saudi Arabia
by | Monday, October 03, 2016

Reciprocal action could impact U.S. business interests in Saudi Arabia

Obama had called McConnell about the bill on Monday, then sent him and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) a warning letter on Tuesday (Reid was the lone senator to vote against the override). Charle...More..

by | Monday, October 03, 2016

Hungary holds referendum on migrant plan

Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs brushed off suggestions that an invalid referendum would hurt Orban, saying a large number of "no" votes would be enough to bolster the official position against the refugee...More..

Canadian expat photographer, 74, found dead on Mexican highway
by | Sunday, October 02, 2016

Canadian expat photographer, 74, found dead on Mexican highway

And since 2007, she has been represented by Art Works Gallery in Vancouver, according to gallery owner Deanna Geisheiner. Newspaper The Yucatan Times has reported the photographer was brutally strangled to de...More..

by | Sunday, October 02, 2016

Valve problem caused Kevin Magnussen FP1 fire - Renault

He jumped clear and the team rapidly fought the flames, but with fuel continuing to leak, the vehicle continued to catch fire, meaning it took around 10 minutes to bring the situation fully under control. "We w...More..

by | Sunday, October 02, 2016

Police fatally shoot man in Los Angeles after car chase

When the officers tried to get the driver of the auto to stop, he didn't, leading them to launch a pursuit of the vehicle, according to the LA Times. One activist, dressed in a black and yellow BLM T-shirt, sai...More..

by | Sunday, October 02, 2016

U.S. military seeks to send 500 USA troops to Iraq

The Pentagon had said Wednesday that the Qayyarah Airfield West in Iraq, seized by the coalition from ISIS in July, came under attack by indirect fire September 20 and the "remnants of the weapon used returne...More..

India's hydropower plans adds fuel to dispute with Pakistan
by | Sunday, October 02, 2016

India's hydropower plans adds fuel to dispute with Pakistan

It formally requested India to settle disputes over the construction of Kishanganga and Ratle hydroelectric plants on Neelum and Chenab rivers by referring the matter to a court of arbitration as provided in Ar...More..

by | Sunday, October 02, 2016

Pakistan refutes Indian PM's terror accusations

He insisted India had itself been patronising terrorist activities in different areas of Pakistan, particularly Balochistan and the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas. Indian prime minister's recent statement...More..

India, US military relationship is
by | Sunday, October 02, 2016

India, US military relationship is "closest ever": Defence Secretary Ashton Carter

But during his opening remarks at the meeting, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter also unveiled some new maritime security initiatives. Later Thursday, Carter will meet with Delfin Lorenzana, the Philippines d...More..

by | Sunday, October 02, 2016

PM: No doubt of Russian MH17 culpability

An investigation into Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has concluded that the aircraft was downed by a BUK missile fired from Russian-backed, separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine. According to the Du...More..

by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

Robson: Four wins for Southgate and he's a contender for England job

Southgate will also lead England against Scotland in a third World Cup qualifier in November and in an worldwide friendly against Spain. Except this was the same man who said as recently as September 5 that h...More..

Typhoon Megi slams into Taiwan
by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

Typhoon Megi slams into Taiwan

This month, super Typhoon Meranti killed at least 28 people in China and Taiwan and cut power to more than a million homes. About 5,000 people were evacuated, according to the island's National Fire Agency. T...More..

Carter: US-Philippines Military Relationship 'Ironclad'
by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

Carter: US-Philippines Military Relationship 'Ironclad'

Defense against Islamic State attacks has also become "increasingly important" to the region and will be a big part of the ASEAN meetings in Hawaii, according to Poling. The president of the Philippines spent a...More..

UK services sector grew more than expected after Brexit vote
by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

UK services sector grew more than expected after Brexit vote

The Office of National Statistics said Friday that the sector expanded by a strong 0.4 per cent in July, despite uncertainty following the June 23 vote to leave the EU. The deficit on secondary income, which co...More..