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සෙනසුරාදා, 08 අගෝස්තු 2015 13:41

Russians start trashing banned Western food

Russian officials have begun trashing Western food by the truckload as part of a plan to rid the country of banned fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and dairy products.

The actions were recently ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin after he banned most food imports from the U.S., the European Union, Canada, Australia, and other countries last year. The ban was retaliation for Western sanctions imposed on Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine crisis.

සෙනසුරාදා, 08 අගෝස්තු 2015 13:37

Russia is facing a fuel shortage

Russia has lots of oil, but in a weird twist of fate, the nation could soon run dangerously low on gasoline. The head of Russia's biggest oil company is warning that the world's second largest oil producing nation could soon face a fuel shortfall.

සිකුරාදා, 07 අගෝස්තු 2015 14:56

Has Narendra Modi lost the plot?

This week, his BJP government backed down on its controversial land acquisition bill, which would have made it easier for land to be used for industry and infrastructure projects. It has, more or less, returned to the old law approved by the former Congress party government which actually made it tougher for industry to acquire land from farmers.

සිකුරාදා, 07 අගෝස්තු 2015 14:52

Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion

The extension to the Suez canal has been proclaimed on billboards in Cairo as "Egypt's miracle and its gift to the world"
Egypt has opened a major expansion of the Suez Canal, which deepens the main waterway and provides ships with a 35km (22 mile) channel parallel to it.

සිකුරාදා, 07 අගෝස්තු 2015 08:26

MH370 search: Families vent anger over inquiry

Relatives of those missing on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are angry at apparent mixed signals over whether part of the plane has been found.
Malaysian PM Najib Razak said experts in France had "conclusively confirmed" the wing part found on an island in the Indian Ocean was from the aircraft.

බ්‍රහස්පතින්දා, 06 අගෝස්තු 2015 11:01

Robert Downey Jr. is the world's highest paid actor ... again

(CNN)Robert Downey Jr. has been named the world's highest paid actor for the third year in a row by Forbes, thanks in no small part to the power of the Chinese box office.

බදාදා, 05 අගෝස්තු 2015 08:32

Russia makes renewed bid for contentious Arctic regions

Russia has renewed its efforts to get the United Nations to recognise 1.2 million sq km (463,000 sq miles) of the Arctic shelf that it lays claim to.
It made a similar move for the resource-rich territory in 2001, but that was rejected by a UN commission because of insufficient evidence.
Russia's foreign ministry said the fresh bid is backed by scientific data.

බදාදා, 05 අගෝස්තු 2015 08:31

Libya investigates Gaddafi son 'abuse' video

A video appearing to show a son of former Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi and other prisoners being abused in jail is being investigated.
The video shows Saadi Gaddafi screaming as he is beaten by guards on the soles of his feet.

බදාදා, 05 අගෝස්තු 2015 08:28

Indian trains in deadly derailment in Madhya Pradesh

Two passenger trains in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have derailed within minutes of each other, killing at least 19 people, officials say.
The trains were crossing a partially flooded bridge near Harda when they derailed within minutes of each other.

අඟහරුවාදා, 04 අගෝස්තු 2015 08:45

Malaysia agency says Najib Razak funds 'were donations'

Malaysia's anti-corruption agency has said hundreds of millions of dollars found in Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal accounts were donations, effectively clearing him of wrongdoing.

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