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People are afraid of illness and they are especially afraid of cancer. Being diagnosed with cancer is bound to shock the patient and also their family members and friends. In fact, people often believe being diagnosed with cancer is the worst possible thing that could happen to a person. Thus, it is a given that the patients too battle fears...
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Scientists tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated. Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in France, which first identified the outbreak last March, are investigating whether it could have become more contagious. More than 22,000 people have been infected with Ebola and 8,795 have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
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Hans Jorgen Wiberg is the inventor of Be My Eyes, a free app developed in Copenhagen. He says the idea is that blind people would mostly use it at home where there are many things they need to be able to see, as well as having good wi-fi connection.Speaking on Radio 4’s In Touch, Wiberg says blind users...
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A French coder has developed what is thought to be the smallest-sized chess computer program. BootChess is only 487 bytes in size, and the source code can be runon Windows, Mac OS X and Linux computers. That makes it smaller than 1K ZX Chess - a Sinclair ZX81 computer game, which contained 672 bytes of code and had held the…
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Many of us would have heard the idiom ‘The bigger they are, the harder they fall’. The past few weeks have already showed us just how true this is. So, many of those considered to be ‘untouchable’ only a few weeks ago have indeed fallen, and fallen hard. Since then, we have seen more and more ‘revelations’...
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You can see it in almost any temple. Its six pastel-pink petals and its strong, almost cloyingly sweet fragrance are unmistakable. It is of course the sal flower (Flower of the Cannonball Tree), the blossom most favoured by Sinhalese to honor the Buddha with.  The sal tree and its flower played a minor, but interesting role in the Buddha’s  life.
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The Aberdare National Park situated among the hills of Central Kenya is known for its varying landscapes of peaks, moorlands, forests and the animals that make it their home. From altitudes of 2100m to as high as 4300m the park spreads across the Nyandarua Mountain range also known as the Aberdares.
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Kala Pola 2015 - Sri Lanka’s annual open-air art fair unfolded on Sunday 25 January 2015 along Nelum Pokuna Mawatha, Colombo 07. Free of charge and open to the public, it kicked off at 8.00 am and continued until 9.00 pm.  The official ceremony was at 5.00 pm at which the Chief Guest was H.E. Y. K. Sinha, the High…
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Sri Lanka’s Trendiest wedding Exhibition Wedding Expo 2015 Colombo will be held on February 7 and 8 at the Hilton Colombo Grand Ballroom premises. The two-days-exhibition will showcase over 30 of Sri Lanka’s best and most respected wedding suppliers and planners in the country. The exhibition will be open to public from 10 am to 8pm on both days.
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The modern society has made our requirements complex. In order to set up pleasurable living standards our lives are integrated with diverse desires. The majority of the present Sri Lankan lives have been positioned among vicious situations. Inter-personal relationships have drifted apart. Trust and mutual understanding have become business now.
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An artwork depicting high-heeled shoes on Islamic prayer mats has been removed from an exhibition after a Muslim group warned of possible violence in the wake of the Paris attacks.The French-Algerian artist, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, withdrew the work from an exhibition in a northern Paris suburb with a large Muslim population after an...
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Scientists have scratched their heads for centuries to solve the riddle of which came first - the chicken or the egg. Yet a Devon man may be a little closer to learning the truth after a bizarre encounter at breakfast Simon Steer, a businessman, could not believe it when he cracked open an egg into a...
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
One of Britain's most picturesque villages that attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists a year has been blighted -- by a photo-bombing bright yellow car.Tourists' from around the world flock to the picture-postcard Cotswold's village of Bibury to take souvenir snaps of the mediaeval cottages on Arlington Row.The 14th century National Trust-owned cottages - the oldest inhabited properties in...
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What with the hate mongering flying across religious lines, my mind went back six years to our wedding day and the way we betrothed officially and I suppose, ceremoniously. Found a transcript of the impromptu address etc. so, here goes. My tailor was a Muslim, my garb part North Indian Islamic, part Sinhala Buddhist. Hers was traditional...
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It was 4.30 pm on a Friday and the clatter of footsteps on a narrow cement lane, that led to the Mandana Town, got noisy, by the minute. This was the time for Feroze Marikar to sport his best smile and hold aloft some of the day’s newspapers with the intention of selling some copies.
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Four years later when Jimmy Carter led the Democratic return to power in 1976 for the first time in eight years, Harriman and his wife were sent to several ceremonial delegations around the world including Panama and Zimbabwe, and to the funerals of the Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies, as well as those of Earl Mountbatten of Burma and President…
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The once splendid and admiredwith laughter creeping up the wallslove ornamenting table and shelf
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The late Gamini Haththotuwegama, through street dramas in Sri Lanka, offered citizens an amazing theatrical experience.  This roadside experience was offered free to the public. Yet, several decades later, there was a period where street dramas were not shown. Deepani Silva, one of the first stage drama students of Haththotuwegama, with the support of several other former members...
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Free education is a familiar phrase with Sri Lankans and the country prides itself for offering education free to students. However, as of late, student unions and organizations, notably the Inter-University Students’ Union (IUSF), have been protesting against high university fees and the price tag on education. This makes one wonder if education is no longer free in Sri Lanka,...
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
A cat has survived for six weeks after falling down a chimney and getting trapped behind a fireplace at her Dorset home with no food or water. Owner Marianne Wood went on holiday in December but had arranged for neighbours to feed cat Chloe and had built a hut outside for her to shelter in. However after two days...
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