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Posted on December 6th, 2013 : Administrator
(CNN) — Freedom fighter, statesman, moral compass and South Africa’s symbol of the struggle against racial oppression. That was Nelson Mandela, who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead his country out of decades of apartheid. He died Thursday night at age 95. (more…)
Posted on December 1st, 2013 : Administrator
US actor Paul Walker who starred in the Fast & Furious series of films has been killed in a car crash in California, his publicist says. (more…)
Posted on October 10th, 2013 : Administrator
(Reuters) – Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been taken by force by gunmen from a hotel where he was staying in the capital Tripoli, security guards at the hotel said on Thursday.
The circumstances were unclear, but guards at the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli said gunmen had taken the Libyan leader from the hotel. One guard described it as an “arrest”, but another told Reuters the men were militants. (more…)
Posted on October 2nd, 2013 : Administrator
A number of US government websites and Twitter feeds have been suspended due to a partial US government shutdown.
Nasa’s website was unavailable as non-essential services were closed, and the White House web page was not being updated, after a lapse in federal funding. (more…)
Posted on October 1st, 2013 : Administrator
(Reuters) – The U.S. government began a partial shutdown on Tuesday for the first time in 17 years, potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave, closing national parks and stalling medical research projects.
Federal agencies were directed to cut back services after lawmakers could not break a political stalemate that sparked new questions about the ability of a deeply divided Congress to perform its most basic functions. (more…)
Posted on July 25th, 2013 : Administrator
One of the drivers of a train which derailed in north-western Spain killing at least 80 passengers has been put under formal investigation, court officials have said.
Security camera footage showed the Madrid to Ferrol train hurtling around a bend before flipping on to its side. (more…)
Posted on July 23rd, 2013 : Administrator
The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace has announced.
The baby was delivered at 16:24 BST at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, west London, weighing 8lb 6oz. The Duke of Cambridge said in a statement the couple “could not be happier”. He and the duchess will remain in the hospital overnight. (more…)
Posted on July 7th, 2013 : Administrator
Five people including two Tibetan pilgrims were injured in a serial blast inside the Mahabodhi temple complex at Bodhgaya on Sunday morning. (more…)
Posted on June 27th, 2013 : Administrator
(Reuters) – Kevin Rudd returned as Australian prime minister on Wednesday, executing a stunning party room coup on Julia Gillard almost three years to the day after being ousted by his former deputy and less than three months out from a general election.
The reinstatement of Rudd was a last-ditch effort to shore up support by the governing Labor Party, which opinion polls show faces catastrophic defeat at a poll scheduled for Sept 14. (more…)
Posted on June 21st, 2013 : Administrator
- by Shenali D Waduge -
Plenty of fabrications went into preparing the grounds to militarily invade Iraq. There were no WMDs, Saddam had no links to 9/11 or Al Qaeda and he may have been dubbed a “dictator” but he did not do any of the damage the US and Allies have done to the Iraqi people. So who really is the villain? Now President Assad is being called all sorts of names – whether true or not is irrelevant in the light of the manner that the West is carrying out a proxy war in Syria. We must look at the situation not by judging from what the Western media or its Governments tell us but by the TRUTHS of all the military interventions in the past. They were all LIES and nothing but LIES. These lies destroyed an entire nation and ancient civilization – the world cannot allow the West to tell any more lies. (more…)
Posted on June 4th, 2013 : Administrator
Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, who was found dead at her home in the Indian city of Mumbai, committed suicide, a police post-mortem has found.
Her mother found Khan’s body hanging in her apartment, police told the BBC. (more…)
Posted on May 29th, 2013 : Administrator
- by Shenali D Waduge -
The labels “Buddhist majority attacks minority”, “extremists Buddhists target innocent Muslims”, “Buddhist chauvinists”, “fanatical Buddhists attack Muslims” were recently spread across virtually all mainstream media attempting to embarrass and humiliate the Buddhists of Sri Lanka. Why are these same media and human rights organizations mum now on the attacks on Muslims in Britain following an isolated incident of a British army personnel stabbed to death? (more…)