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Our society is too focused on arguing whether LGBT people belongs with others, whether their behavior is legal or not or finding ways to convert them to be ‘straight’ rather than seeking a way to minimize consequent mental and physical health issues. 
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An English man says a piece of a rubber toy that was lost 40 years ago came out of his nose during a sneezing fit. Steve Easton, 51, claims he was playing an Internet game at his home in Camberley when a sneezing fit prompted the emergence of the object from his nostril. Unsure of what he had found, Easton…
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Two months after he was discharged from the hospital after a grueling fight with Ebola, Dr. Ian Crozier was back in the hospital with searing eye pain. When doctors looked closer, they were astounded to find cells of the virus still lingering inside his eye. His case we detailed in a report published yesterday in the New York Times.
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Researchers say a new type of spider silk could be used to create nets capable of catching falling aircraft. Orb-weaver spider silk, which is one of the toughest materials found in nature, could be made up to 3.5 times stronger using a new technique.
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A report by the World Health Organization released in March 2014, shows that the health impacts might even be more than thought before, revealing that around seven million people died as a result of exposure to air pollution in 2012.
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“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.”- Abraham Lincoln.
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“19A came like a wide-hooded cobra-We reduced it to a rat-snake before passing it.”—An opposition voice.A UNP member rejoined, “Wrong; we tamed your venomous cobras, made them rat-snakes who surrendered.”-[ A coarse  translation of the more robust Sinhala outburst] I was compelled to watch the above dialog in one of those infamous and most...
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David Cameron’s Conservatives have got a clear majority in the House of Commons, kind of  Tories did well in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Scotland, the Scottish National Party (SNP) used the Tories to mop the political detritus, and then polished the floor with Labor.  Stillbrilliant, considering the pukka sahibs, and think-tankers were saying the...
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The recent parliamentary elections in Britain saw the election of a UK citizen of Sri Lankan origin as a member to the British legislature. This piece of news made the front page news in many a newspaper in Sri Lanka. Ranil Jayawardena MP from North East Hampshire who is of Sri Lankan paternity has certainly marked a ‘moment’ for...
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Much discussion has been on these two contentious notions of   Nationalism and Patriotism, ever since the nation states came into being as a political arrangement. End of Cold War which dissolved the old ‘political allegiances and alliances’ exacerbated by the impacting trends of globalization, created new security scars especially for smaller states. The infamous 9/11atrocities paved the way for a...
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I read a tweet yesterday that kind of broke my heart a little. Someone I know and like said they did not believe in boycotts because they had ‘fought too hard to be included.’ The person in question was referring to the PEN controversy. My own feelings about the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, and therefore my reasons...
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Aravinda has a number apathy related signs in his final years. Apathy is generally defined as a lack of motivation and decrease in activities of daily living   performance. He has lack of effort, diminished concomitants of goal-directed behavior, unchanging affect and lack of emotional responsivity to positive or negative events. After he lost Sarojini and Bathie, Aravinda’s apathy increased.  
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Scientists investigating a system of caves in Somerset have found new evidence that shows our human ancestors engaged in cannibalism in Britain – and that no part of their victims was wasted.
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Are you guilty of being a humanitarian douchebag? A group in Vancouver is campaigning to end irresponsible voluntourism once and for all.“Hi. I’m just calling because I’m looking for some more information about helping or aiding the local youths of North America. I really hear that obesity is a huge problem over there ... ”
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National plan puts women at centre of strategy to save trees from being felled for firewood by providing microloans to start business. More than half the world’s mangroves have been lost over the last century but all of those surviving in Sri Lanka, one of their most important havens, are now to be protected in an unprecedented operation.
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The term PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) was new to Sri Lanka until the Eelam War broke out. The armed conflict that erupted between the government forces and the LTTE (The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam)   changed the Sri Lankan society in many ways. The Eelam War created a collective trauma. The war caused lasting symptoms of paralyzing anxiety, grief, and...
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“Happiness expressed in a person’s face when they observe something gives me complete satisfaction of being an artist,” says Shirani Nanayakkara who is organizing her debut solo art exhibition Dhyana. Shirani is currently working as the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation’s Graphic and Animation Unit head. Tracing the path she took, she said that she joined SLRC in...
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Through the 77 riots, the exodus and the IPKF misadventure, he chose to remain in Sri Lanka, although he could have easily landed a job in a foreign country. Ayathurai Santhan was a writer long before he took up engineering as a profession. Santhan’s novel Rails Run Parallel, published just a month ago by Paw Print Publishing, Colombo,  was recently…
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This valuable, and elegantly produced, Buddhist Annual has an interesting history. It was founded in 1935 by Ven. Keselwatte Jinananda Nayaka Thera, and published by the Sri Saddhamadana Samitiya of Walana, Panadura. The Ven Thera was assisted by HPJayawarden a, later Head of Royal Primary School, who edited the journal. As time passed, the Samithiya and   Jayawardena decided that producing...
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Birdman , which won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards, is a film that resounds with a very newness of pulse to Hollywood cinema in several respects. The cinema craft itself comes as off the beaten track and breaks out of the conventional demarcations of narrating ‘time and space’.
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