Resuming death penalty a major setback - Human Rights Watch

Pujith Jayasundara is the most senior police official to be arrested in the 152-year history of the force, which was established by British colonial rulers in 1867. Three churches and three luxury hotels in Colombo were hit by suicide bombers who... More..

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Kenyan man falls from landing plane
by | Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Kenyan man falls from landing plane

The plane spotter had arrived nearly at the same time as the police and told them the body had fallen from a Kenya Airways flight. Describing the victim, the neighbour said: 'One of the reasons his body was...More..

Two shot, two others hurt in San Francisco-area shopping mall
by | Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Two shot, two others hurt in San Francisco-area shopping mall

The San Bruno train station, which is adjacent to the mall, remained closed during the investigation. A hospital spokesman said the victims are male juveniles between the ages of 15 and 18. "Seeing all my co-...More..

Fresh bid set to bring Afghans to table for peace deal
by | Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Fresh bid set to bring Afghans to table for peace deal

US negotiators are also supposed to push for intra-Afghan negotiations and a ceasefire. "Clashes ended with the death of all five attackers", said interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi, adding that more t...More..

Korean president says Trump-Kim border meeting amounted to end of hostilities
by | Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Korean president says Trump-Kim border meeting amounted to end of hostilities

During their third summit at the Korean Demilitarized Zone on Sunday, Trump and Kim agreed to resume nuclear talks. He also called the summit "the fruits of awesome imagination", saying it was arranged due to T...More..

Dubai princess left Crown Prince husband, fled UAE
by | Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Dubai princess left Crown Prince husband, fled UAE

Husband and wife are facing challenges after the former escaped with her son and daughter. The Sheik and the princess were often seen together at various horse races, particularly Royal Ascot at Ascot Raceco...More..

by | Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Terror plot targeted public places

Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney said the 20-year-old man from the Sydney suburb of Greenacre had been monitored for the past 12 months since returning to Australia from Lebanon. They have not yet been bo...More..

Facebook Bans Ads Discouraging People From Voting Ahead Of US Election
by | Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Facebook Bans Ads Discouraging People From Voting Ahead Of US Election

The policy is among several changes Facebook announced in a report on its continuing civil rights audit, which is reviewing discrimination and biases on the social media platform. Activists have demanded th...More..

President Trump's brief foray into North Korea could have lasting implications
by | Wednesday, July 03, 2019

President Trump's brief foray into North Korea could have lasting implications

Afterward, it was unclear whether the meeting was more show than substance. Kim told Trump that their "good personal relations" had inclined him to accept Trump's spontaneous offer to meet. After posing for...More..

Protesters attempt break-in at Hong Kong government building on anniversary of takeover
by | Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Protesters attempt break-in at Hong Kong government building on anniversary of takeover

Monday's protest, planned for the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover from British colonial rule to Hong Kong, was dripping with symbolism. The protesters tore down portraits of leaders and spray-painted pr...More..

House Democrats File Lawsuit for Trump’s Tax Returns
by | Wednesday, July 03, 2019

House Democrats File Lawsuit for Trump’s Tax Returns

District Court in Washington on July 2. "I applaud Chairman Neal for filing a lawsuit today for the Ways and Means Committee to obtain President Trump's tax return ", said Larson, D-1 District. Mnuchin i...More..

Harris lands 2020 endorsement from 2 Black Caucus members
by | Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Harris lands 2020 endorsement from 2 Black Caucus members

Endorsements from the caucus, which counts more than 50 members, could be influential in the Democratic presidential primary. Recent shifts in the Democratic primary are raising the prospect that a new poli...More..

Australia 'disappointed' by Japan's IWC withdrawal
by | Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Australia 'disappointed' by Japan's IWC withdrawal

The creature was hosed down, then whalers in blue outfits, white boots, and helmets, lined up to pour ritual cups of the Japanese liquor sake over the animal. Fisheries agency official and chief IWC negotiator ...More..

Nike pulls USA flag-themed shoe after Kaepernick objection
by | Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Nike pulls USA flag-themed shoe after Kaepernick objection

The flag is believed to be a design by a woman named Betsy Ross around the height of the American Revolution in the mid-to-late 1770s, leading to its nickname, Betsy Ross Flag . In exchange, the city agree...More..

Here Are Trump's 4th Of July Tanks
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Here Are Trump's 4th Of July Tanks

Trump reluctantly bagged plans for a big Veterans Day down Pennsylvania Avenue in 2018 after DC officials cited the costs and said they feared potential road damage from the massive military vehicles, which c...More..

Iran nuclear deal: Enriched uranium limit breached, sources say
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Iran nuclear deal: Enriched uranium limit breached, sources say

The uranium can be used for fuel for reactors or possibly for nuclear weapons, though Iran denies this. Iran has breached the 300 kilograms of low-enriched uranium allowed under the 2015 worldwide nuclear a...More..

US Vice President Pence cancels event, called back to White House
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

US Vice President Pence cancels event, called back to White House

After that, he was expected to give a speech "on the opioid crisis and illegal drug flow in New Hampshire" before heading back to Washington, D.C. later in the evening. This post is breaking and will be update...More..

Seven day local weather forecast for June 30 through July 06
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Seven day local weather forecast for June 30 through July 06

Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s with overnight lows near 70. Late in the day, an advancing cold front will bring chances for showers and a few pop up thunderstorms to the area. Low: 74. High: 92. Southe...More..

Kamala Harris jumps to third place following first Democratic debates
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Kamala Harris jumps to third place following first Democratic debates

Biden then claimed he opposed federally-mandated busing only. Booker, New Jersey's first African-American senator, also called out an even-for-1994 culturally insensitive comment made by Biden on Friday, wh...More..

Dalai Lama says Trump 'lacks moral principle'
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Dalai Lama says Trump 'lacks moral principle'

The Dalai Lama comment on woman successor didn't go down well with netizens as he has brutally trolled on the various social media platform. He said that real beauty is inner beauty but also emphasised on th...More..

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to face Brexit questions in Northern Ireland
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to face Brexit questions in Northern Ireland

Ballot papers will be issued to Conservative party members from later this week in the contest between Boris Johnson and Mr Hunt. Mrs Batters added: "While this sum of money may seem significant, it can onl...More..

EU Parliament to elect its president on July 3 in any case
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

EU Parliament to elect its president on July 3 in any case

Macron said it's important to emerge from the meeting with answers and a new team. Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva, from the centre-right European People's Party, looked likely to follow Donald Tusk as he...More..

14 killed in fire on Russian navy submersible
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

14 killed in fire on Russian navy submersible

Fourteen Russian submariners were killed after a blaze started on their submersible in the Arctic. According to the statement, the fire has been put out by the crew and the vessel has been towed to Russia's ...More..

Macron's Office 'Didn't Anticipate the Reaction' Over Ivanka G-20 Video
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Macron's Office 'Didn't Anticipate the Reaction' Over Ivanka G-20 Video

Ivanka Trump , President Trump's daughter and close adviser came under attack from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for being smart and articulate and accomplished. "Thank you for reminding Americans everyday why the...More..

Canadian cartoonist loses job after illustration of Trump went viral
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Canadian cartoonist loses job after illustration of Trump went viral

The scene shows an impassive Donald Trump with his golf cart standing in front of the lifeless bodies of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria, two migrants who drowned while trying to cross...More..

Freak hailstorm buries area of western Mexico in ice
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Freak hailstorm buries area of western Mexico in ice

Now no information on casualties. The incident was only delighted local children. Six of Guadalajara's suburbs awoke to find their streets entirely blanketed in ice, despite 30C (86F) temperatures the day...More..

Toxic Chemical Possibly Detected at Facebook HQ
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Toxic Chemical Possibly Detected at Facebook HQ

The company reopened three of the buildings after emergency officials deemed them safe. There's a report that a test at one of its mailing facilities was positive for the nerve agent sarin. Representatives ...More..

Russia, Iran, Turkey to hold summit on Syria in July: Erdogan
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Russia, Iran, Turkey to hold summit on Syria in July: Erdogan

Turkey, however, remains committed to the Russian system unless Washington comes up with a better deal. "The world has literally listened to Turkey's arguments from Trump's mouth". "I believe that we will overc...More..

Thousands march demanding civilian rule in Sudan
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Thousands march demanding civilian rule in Sudan

Mahdi's moderate Islamic Umma party is among opposition groups who have been pressing for a transition to civilian rule in talks with the TMC that ground to a halt last month. But, he added, "the Sudanese hav...More..

Dead stowaway falls off KQ flight from Nairobi to London
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Dead stowaway falls off KQ flight from Nairobi to London

The body was recovered at 3:39pm (local time) on Sunday, from a private garden in Clapham. An unidentified male fell off a Kenya Airways flight to London as it begun its descent to the Heathrow Airport ...More..

16 killed, more than 100 wounded in Kabul auto bomb blast
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

16 killed, more than 100 wounded in Kabul auto bomb blast

Police and special Afghan security forces poured into the area and cordoned it off. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which comes on the third day of talks between delegates of the group a...More..

Monsoon brings Mumbai to halt: Roads water-logged, trains delayed
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Monsoon brings Mumbai to halt: Roads water-logged, trains delayed

Since June 1, Colaba has recorded 341 mm rainfall while Santacruz station has crossed 515 mm rainfall mark. We have got 540 mm in just two days. Much of Mumbai's mangrove cover, which is extremely effective...More..

Seven killed as mass demos rock Sudan
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Seven killed as mass demos rock Sudan

Security forces fired tear gas on protesters in the northern Khartoum district of Bari and in Mamura and Arkweit, in the capital's east, as protesters chanted "Civilian rule!" Sudan's main opposition coal...More..

Iran passes 300 kilogram limit on low-enriched uranium
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Iran passes 300 kilogram limit on low-enriched uranium

The UK foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said he was "very worried" by the Iranian move, but he did not refer to any plan to activate the deal's formal dispute resolution mechanism, a staged process that could en...More..

China and United States to relaunch trade talks
by | Tuesday, July 02, 2019

China and United States to relaunch trade talks

Taiwan's Foxconn, the world's top contract electronics assembler, and contract chipmaker TSMC rose 3% and 4% respectively. Neither the White House nor Huawei immediately responded to requests for comment. It ...More..