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බදාදා, 12 අගෝස්තු 2015 10:57

Dozens missing after landslide in Shaanxi, China

At least 26 people remain missing after a landslide in China's northwest Shaanxi province, say local authorities.
About 1 million cubic metres of mud buried dormitories and homes owned by the Shaanxi Wuzhou Mining Company in Shanyang county early on Wednesday.

අඟහරුවාදා, 11 අගෝස්තු 2015 12:44

Nigeria president appoints anti-corruption advisers

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a committee to advise him on how best to tackle corruption and reform the legal system.

අඟහරුවාදා, 11 අගෝස්තු 2015 12:43

Greece closer to bailout deal, says Tsakalotos

Greece only has minor details to be ironed out with its creditors to reach a bailout deal, according to Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos.

අඟහරුවාදා, 11 අගෝස්තු 2015 12:42

Climate change: Australia sets new emissions target

Australia plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by between 26% and 28% below 2005 levels by 2030, PM Tony Abbott has said.
It is less than cuts pledged by countries such as Canada and the US.

Australia's previous target was to cut emissions by 5% by 2020, based on emissions in 2000.

අඟහරුවාදා, 11 අගෝස්තු 2015 12:38

China devalues yuan currency to three-year low

China's central bank has devalued the national currency, the yuan, to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years.

The lender said the move was a "one-off depreciation" of 1.9% in a move to make the exchange rate more market-oriented.

අඟහරුවාදා, 11 අගෝස්තු 2015 07:58

Michael Brown anniversary: Man shot at Ferguson protest

A man has been critically wounded by police in the US city of Ferguson in Missouri.

අඟහරුවාදා, 11 අගෝස්තු 2015 07:55

Turkey attacks: Deadly violence in Istanbul and Sirnak

Six members of the security forces have been killed in a series of attacks in Turkey amid rising tension between the government and Kurdish militants.

අඟහරුවාදා, 11 අගෝස්තු 2015 07:52

Afghanistan: Taliban suicide bomb attack near Kabul airport

A Taliban suicide bomber has attacked a checkpoint near the entrance to the international airport in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing five people.
Local officials said at least 16 people were injured in the blast.

අඟහරුවාදා, 11 අගෝස්තු 2015 07:31

Germany government gained from Greek crisis - IWH study

The Greek debt crisis has saved the German government some €100bn (£70bn; $109bn) in lower borrowing costs because investors have sought safety in German bonds, a study has found.

අඟහරුවාදා, 11 අගෝස්තු 2015 07:28


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