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An armed man took three hostages at a Russian bank in the city of Belgorod. The hostage situation is developing at a branch of the Zapadny bank in Belgorod, a city in western Russia in a region bordering Ukraine.
Full Article Monday, 21 April 2014 14:34
Prime Minister and Buddhist Affairs Minister D.M. Jayaratne who was openly criticized by the Bhikku (Maha Sangha) led political party; Jathika Hela Urumaya has made the plans to bring a bill in Parliament to safeguard the dignity of the Buddhism and the Maha Sangha. His proposed bill will bring laws to protect the dignity of the Maha Sangha and prevent…
Full Article Monday, 21 April 2014 11:33
Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is well ahead of his main rival in Afghanistan's presidential election, officials said Sunday after half of the ballots were counted, though a run-off vote still looks likely next month.
Full Article Monday, 21 April 2014 10:13
Investigators on Saturday arrested the captain accused of abandoning the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies inside.
Full Article Saturday, 19 April 2014 09:29
A child of around five years of age was the only survivor from a group of six persons after a van they were traveling in veered off the road and fell into the Detagamuwa tank in Kataragama early this morning, police said.
Full Article Saturday, 19 April 2014 08:54
Hambantota Mayor Eraj Ravindra Fernando rejected claims that he was behind the attack on the United National Party MPs at the Mattala Airport premises in Hambantota yesterday (April 17). He also denied carrying a pistol in his hand and but at the same time, he said that it was a plastic pistol which was taken from someone nearby at the…
Full Article Friday, 18 April 2014 20:09
At least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in Thursday's attack on a United Nations base in South Sudan sheltering thousands of displaced civilians, a UN official said.
Full Article Friday, 18 April 2014 18:29
A mosque in the Paris suburbs said on Friday it had filed a complaint with the police after slices of pork pate and a threatening letter were stuffed into its letterbox.
Full Article Friday, 18 April 2014 18:24
The mini-sub searching for missing flight MH370 has reached record depths well beyond its normal operating limits, officials said Friday as it dived on its fifth seabed mission.
Full Article Friday, 18 April 2014 17:46
The Police will file cases against the passenger transport bus drivers whom caught during the New Year period on service under the influence of alcohol. Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana told The Nation that 12 passenger transport drivers are currently in custody and Police will seek the cancelations of their driving licenses.
Full Article Friday, 18 April 2014 12:29
The Manmunai Bridge in Batticaloa will be declared open tomorrow with the participation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The bridge connects the east and west land across the Batticaloa lagoon. The bridge will also connect the provincial road network on both sides of the lagoon which will provide alternate route to other areas.
Full Article Friday, 18 April 2014 12:28
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87.
Full Article Friday, 18 April 2014 08:38
Minister Rishad Bathiudeen plans to sue the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), if the BBS is not to prove the allegation made on him over a fabricated story of settlement of Muslims inside a national park. Addressing a press briefing in Colombo, Minister said that he would claim 500 million rupees, if they fail to prove the allegations made against him.
Full Article Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:29
The Colombo Crimes Division has today taken over the investigation regarding the alleged derogatory remarks made about the Holy Quran by the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera, Police said. According to the Police spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana if the priest is found to have made such remarks, legal action will be taken.
Full Article Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:35
Ukrainian troops have repelled an overnight attack on their port base in the southeast city of Mariupol, killing three of the assailants and wounding 13 others, Arsen Avakov, the country's interior minister, has said.
Full Article Thursday, 17 April 2014 14:28
Rescuers worked frantically Thursday to find 300 people -- mostly schoolchildren -- missing after a South Korean ferry capsized, with prospects of pulling survivors from the submerged vessel dimming as emotions boiled over among anguished relatives.
Full Article Thursday, 17 April 2014 14:02
Police are investigating a clash between two groups that erupted in Pasiyawewa, Minneriya last evening. According to police media unit, the clash had erupted after an argument between the groups escalated.
Full Article Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:57
A complaint has been lodged with the Slave Island Police against Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera for allegedly making derogatory remarks and insulting the Holy Quran, police said.
Full Article Wednesday, 16 April 2014 17:42
Police are investigating the murder of a 47-year-old in Dodamwatta, Monaragala. The victim's body was found this morning dumped on the Hulandawa-Monaragala road.
Full Article Wednesday, 16 April 2014 17:24
A Maldivian national who was bathing in the sea off a hotel in Ambalangoda drowned yesterday. Police said the man had been rescued by area residents and admitted to the Balapitiya hospital, where he later died.
Full Article Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:29

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