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About 200 children lost their family members in SL Easter bombings

Colombo, May 8: About 200 children in Sri Lanka have lost their family members, some of them sole breadwinners, in the massive Easter Sunday bombings, according to a leading charity organisation.

Some of the families have lost their source of income and might not have sufficient savings to resume...

Indian doc gets huge divorce bill as he accuses judge of spreading her legs

Singapore, May 8: The ex-wife of an Indian-origin neurologist in Singapore has been granted Singapore dollars 25 million in assets, child support and spousal support by a British Columbia court, in one of the biggest divorce payouts abroad.

Gobinathan Devathasan, 69, whose behaviour was described as "reprehensible" during the...

Sri Lanka still faces threat of IS terror attacks, says PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Colombo, May 8: Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday said that authorities have arrested or killed all the terrorists responsible for the deadly Easter blasts, but warned that the country still faces the threat of IS terror attacks. Speaking in Parliament during a debate on the current security...

9 killed in Pak suicide blast outside shrine in Lahore

Lahore, May 8: At least nine persons, including five police personnel, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a major Sufi shrine in Pakistan's Lahore on Wednesday as the country marks the fasting month of Ramzan, officials said.

The blast took place around 8:45 am (local...

2 journalists jailed in Myanmar for exposing massacre of Rohingyas, finally freed

Yangon, May 7: Two Reuters journalists who were under detention in Myanmar for more than 500 days after their conviction of breaking the Official Secrets Act on May 7, 2019 walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon, witnesses said.

Wa Lone (33) and Kyaw Soe Oo...

All Easter bombers killed or arrested: Lanka

Colombo, May 7: All the Islamic extremists involved in the Easter suicide bombings are either killed or arrested, Sri Lankan police and military chiefs have claimed, assuring that the country is now safe and can get back to normalcy.

The tri-forces commanders and the police chief, addressing a press...

'Gandhi should be given Congressional Gold Medal'

New York, May 7: Mahatma Gandhi, whose principles of non-violence inspired world leaders such as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, should be honoured this year with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award in the US, as the world commemorates his 150th birth anniversary, an influential American...

41 feared dead in Russian as burning plane tries emergency landing

May 6: Forty-one people including at least two children have died after a Russian passenger plane made an emergency landing and erupted in a huge ball of fire and black smoke at Moscow's busiest airport on Sunday, investigators said.

Dramatic footage that went viral on social media showed Aeroflot's...

Suicide bombers went to Kashmir, Kerala to train: Sri Lanka Army chief

Colombo, May 4: Sri Lanka Army's chief has said that some of the suicide bombers who carried out the country's worst terror attack on Easter Sunday visited Kashmir and Kerala for "some sorts of training" or to "make some more links" with other foreign outfits.

It is the first...

King Maha Vajiralongkorn crowned Rama X of Thailand

Bangkok, May 4: King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Rama X of Thailand, was crowned Saturday in a dazzling show of pageantry, laced with Hindu and Buddhist rituals, vowing to reign "with righteousness" on behalf of the Thai people.

Starting at the auspicious time of 10:09 am (0309 GMT), the public was...