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සෙනසුරාදා, 22 අගෝස්තු 2015 14:38

Koreas to hold talks amid tension

North and South Korea are to hold top-level talks amid growing tension, the South's presidential office has said.

සෙනසුරාදා, 22 අගෝස්තු 2015 10:25

FTSE 100 posts biggest weekly loss this year

London's FTSE 100 index has recorded its biggest weekly loss this year after poor manufacturing figures in China exacerbated global economic fears.
The FTSE has fallen 5.2%, or 363 points, since Monday.

සිකුරාදා, 21 අගෝස්තු 2015 07:59

Greece crisis: PM Alexis Tsipras quits and calls early polls

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced he is resigning and has called an early election.
Mr Tsipras, who was only elected in January, said he had a moral duty to go to the polls now a third bailout had been secured with European creditors.

බ්‍රහස්පතින්දා, 20 අගෝස්තු 2015 13:14

The Syrian refugee who says: 'Don't come to Sweden!'

A Syrian refugee is using social media to dispel what he says are myths about what life as a migrant is like in Sweden.

බ්‍රහස්පතින්දා, 20 අගෝස්තු 2015 13:11

India film institute defends arrests of students

Indian students from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), along with other student activists, chant slogans during a protest against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chairman of the FTII, in New Delhi on August 3, 2015.

බ්‍රහස්පතින්දා, 20 අගෝස්තු 2015 13:09

Profile: Khaled al-Asaad, Syria's 'Mr Palmyra'

Khaled al-Asaad, the archaeologist who has reportedly been killed by Islamic State militants, had a lifelong connection to the town, having been born into a prominent family in the area in 1934.

බ්‍රහස්පතින්දා, 20 අගෝස්තු 2015 13:07

Egyptian security building in Cairo rocked by bomb blast

A state security building in northern Cairo was hit by a car bomb in the early hours of Thursday morning, Egypt's interior ministry says.
Six policemen were said to have been injured by the explosion in the northern Shubra district of the city. There were no reports of any deaths.
Residents across Cairo reported hearing and feeling a large blast just before 02:00 local time (00:00 GMT).
There have been several bomb attacks by Islamist militants in Cairo this year.

බ්‍රහස්පතින්දා, 20 අගෝස්තු 2015 13:05

Nazi gold train 'found in Poland'

Two people in Poland say they may have found a Nazi train rumoured to be full of gold, gems and guns that disappeared in World War Two, Polish media say.

බ්‍රහස්පතින්දා, 20 අගෝස්තු 2015 08:08

Chinese shares trade lower again after days of volatility

After days of volatility Chinese equities traded lower once again on Thursday, despite Beijing's efforts to calm markets.
The mainland's benchmark Shanghai Composite was 1.3% down to 3,751.48 points.

බ්‍රහස්පතින්දා, 20 අගෝස්තු 2015 08:04

The real story behind that Vegemite headline

When a Queensland newspaper reported that Vegemite was being used to brew alcohol in remote Indigenous communities, local and foreign media went into overdrive.

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