Sunday 20 October 2019
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Stricken cargo ship Modern Express heading for French coast


A stricken cargo ship is heading towards the French coast, maritime authorities say, but there are hopes it can be righted before it runs aground. The Panamanian-registered Modern Express began...

Syria conflict, Dozens killed near Sayyida Zeinab shrine

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At least 50 people have died in blasts near the Shia shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, south of Syria’s capital Damascus. A bus station and a building housing military headquarters were hit by the...

China Shandong, Miners sent tearful thanks to rescuers


hinese miners trapped underground for 36 days filmed emotional messages on a mobile phone before being brought to the surface by rescuers. The four miners, at times in tears, thanked the teams above...

Michael Clarke comeback, Ex-Australia captain to come out of retirement


Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has announced he will come out of retirement in February. Clarke, who quit after last summer’s Ashes, will play for Sydney grade team Western Suburbs...

Ban hopeful of SL standing by commitment

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The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has stated he hoped that Sri Lanka would honour its commitments to the United Nations Human Rights Council in a press conference this week. He was...

HMS Defender in Colombo


The British war ship, HMS Defender arrived at the port of Colombo recently on a routine visit to take on stores and fuel before continuing with her duties in the Indian Ocean.Sri Lanka Navy in...