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Buddhist pressure group of Sri Lanka condemns Islamic extremist attack on traditional Muslim priest

Bodu Bala Sena Media Statement 2020/10/24 Following a terrorist attack carried by Wahabist, Salafi, Ihuwan , ISIS and...

China provides 25,000 PCR test kits to Sri Lanka

The government of China has provided 25,000 PCR test kits as a grant to Sri Lanka, says the Embassy of China in...

Lord Davies appointed British PM’s Trade Envoy for Sri Lanka

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Lord Davies of Abersoch CBE as the new Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Sri Lanka. 

Sri Lanka to gain from Chinese trade, investment, says diplomat

Sri Lanka stands to gain from greater Chinese trade and investment, a Sri Lankan diplomat has said. Sri Lankan...

Pompeo to visit Sri Lanka next week

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will join bilateral talks in Colombo on the 28th of October, said the Sri Lankan Ministry...

India

India’s active COVID-19 cases remain below 10% of total caseload: Centre

Active cases of COVID-19 in India have remained below 10 per cent of the total caseload for the last three days suggesting...

India gets ready with plan to distribute Covid-19 vaccine in vast country

India has started planning to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine whenever it is ready as the number of new cases continues on a downward trend...

7-year-old boy allegedly rapes small girl in India

A seven-year-old boy has been accused of raping a five-and-a-half-year-old girl in India, according to media reports. The girl's...

Philippines’ Ayala’s energy arm bags 2nd solar project in India

The Ayala group’s power generation platform is revving up a construction binge overseas as it gears up, along with its partners, to...

“Our scientists making all efforts to develop COVID vaccine”: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (October 20) warned the nation against any laxity in the vigilance against coronavirus ahead of the festive...

Eastern Asia

S. Korea to provide $10m in aid for Rohingya refugees

South Korea plans to provide $10 million in humanitarian assistance to support Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar and hosting countries in...

China provides 25,000 PCR test kits to Sri Lanka

The government of China has provided 25,000 PCR test kits as a grant to Sri Lanka, says the Embassy of China in...

Japan, Indonesia agree to strengthen security cooperation with eye toward China

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga held a meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Indonesian presidential palace in Bogor on Tuesday and...

China greenlights Ant Group’s IPO on STAR market

China's securities regulator said Wednesday (October 22) it has approved the initial public offering (IPO) registration of Ant Group, the parent company of...

Doctors Without Borders to help NK address COVID-19

An international health charity received UN approval for an exemption from sanctions against North Korea so it can help the country tackle...

World

Rare green puppy ‘Pistachio’ born in Italy

This year has been an unpredictable one, to say the least. But things got even stranger for Italian farmer...

Muslim women stabbed under Eiffel Tower in Paris, police arrest female suspects

Two Muslim women were attacked in Paris on Tuesday (October 20) with their attackers hurling insults such as "Dirty Arabs" and "Go...

NASA explorer touches down on asteroid Bennu for sample collection

A NASA space explorer on Tuesday (October 20) touched down on the surface of the asteroid Bennu to collect rock samples and...

Philippines’ Ayala’s energy arm bags 2nd solar project in India

The Ayala group’s power generation platform is revving up a construction binge overseas as it gears up, along with its partners, to...

World struggles as confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 40M

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of...

Tech

South Eastern Asia

Heavy rain causes landslide in Indonesia, killing 11 miners

Intense rains caused a landslide at a coal mine on Indonesia's Sumatra island that killed 11 miners, authorities said on Thursday (Oct...

Bangkok strengthens flood defences as water discharged upstream

Bangkok’s flood defences are being strengthened to deal with water released from the northern part of the country, the city’s governor Aswin...

Japan, Indonesia agree to strengthen security cooperation with eye toward China

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga held a meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Indonesian presidential palace in Bogor on Tuesday and...

BUSINESS

World trade to fall by 9.2% in 2020: WTO

World Trade Organization said "world trade shows signs of bouncing back from a deep, COVID-19 induced slump," but cautioned that "any recovery...

Brunei highest waste generator in ASEAN

The waste sector in Brunei Darussalam accounts for only 0.001 per cent of the total greenhouse gases emission, though the country’s waste...

Sport

Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has announced. The...

Honda to withdraw from Formula One Championship in 2021

Honda Motor Co. said Friday (October 2) it will end its participation in the prestigious Formula One Championship in 2021 to focus...

India’s M.S Dhoni retires

Indian wicketkeeper-batsman and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday (August 15) in a cryptic message...

Thailand MotoGP called off

MotoGP races in Argentina, Thailand and Malaysia this year have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic but one more race will...

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