At least seven killed in attack on prison bus in Colombo

Thushara Upuldeniya, spokesman for the Prison Department, said an armed gang blocked the bus transporting the prisoners. Another vehicle drove by and shot at the Black Maria killing seven persons. In addition to "Samayan", suspects Santhaka Chalana... More..

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Friday Box Office: 'Get Out' Scares Off 'The LEGO Batman Movie'

Earlier this year, Blumhouse fronted the domestic box office for three straight weeks with its M. Night Shyamalan thriller Split . Get Out effectively pushed The Lego Batman Movie into second place. The ...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Millions without clean drinking water as fatal summer floods batter Chile

Emergency officials said waters rushing down from the Andes since Saturday afternoon cut off roads and caused landslides. The contamination prompted civic authorities to cut drinking water supply leaving thousa...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

United Nations mediator not expecting quick breakthrough in Syria peace talks

Jihad Makdissi, former spokesman for the Syrian foreign ministry who heads the independent Cairo platform, told The Irish Times his group's objectives - reform and decentralisation - were at odds with the g...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Kim Jong Nam Murder leads Malaysian authorities to detoxify airport

The minister said the chemical caused "serious paralysis which led to the death of the person in such a short period of time". He sought help at the customer service counter and was treated at the airport cli...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

At base in Syria, US forces helping Syrians prepare to liberate Raqqa

Last week, Iraqi forces started a major offensive to dislodge Islamic State from the western section of Mosul, nearly a month after they drove the militants from the eastern side of the city. Lt. Gen. Abdul Ami...More..

Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Win The Red Carpet At The Oscars
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Win The Red Carpet At The Oscars

But aside from that mortifying moment, and aside from Jimmy Kimmel's trolling of Trump and the political undertones running throughout, there was something else that captured the Internet's attention: Nicole ...More..

Virat Kohli's captaincy will be tested now: Michael Clarke to India Today
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Virat Kohli's captaincy will be tested now: Michael Clarke to India Today

Their second innings lasted 125 minutes, briefer than a Bollywood movie. Australia's lowest is 83, recorded in Melbourne in February 1981. Steve O'Keefe once again stole the show and Steve Smith made an astou...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Kurdish journalist killed by roadside bomb in Mosul

The military operation to retake Iraq's second-largest city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group was officially launched in October a year ago, and in January its eastern half was declared...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Bombings committed to wreck Syria peace talks, United Nations envoy says

An insurgent attack in the central Syria city of Homs on Saturday strained efforts to get peace talks in Geneva off the ground, with the United Nations mediator warning of "spoilers" trying to derail negotiati...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Senior Chinese diplomat to visit US

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi will visit the United States from Monday to Tuesday at the invitation of the US government, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced on Sunday. On February 21, Yang sp...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

I wouldn't have been a good mom: Oprah Winfrey on parenthood

The humanitarian also has her own Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa that has already been running for nearly 10 years now. If you've ever wondered why Oprah Winfrey doesn't have children, wonder no...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Friday forecast: Sunny skies, rain on the way

South southwest wind around 10 miles per hour. Chance of rain 30 percent. Sunday: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries early in the morning. High around 40. West wind 10 to 20 miles per hou...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Mike Pence's Twitter blunder: US VP uses wrong flag to represent Israel

Although Nicaragua's and Israel's flags have many similarities, Pence's confusion has no excuse. The tweets were sent out live by a staffer accompanying his speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual ...More..

Virender Sehwag's reply to Kargil martyr's daughter sends Twitter into frenzy
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Virender Sehwag's reply to Kargil martyr's daughter sends Twitter into frenzy

I am not afraid of ABVP . Lady Sri Ram Ram College student Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, said she has attracted a barrage of hate messages over her stand on the issue. Kaur, ...More..

3-year old twins drown inside washing machine
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

3-year old twins drown inside washing machine

She then started searching for the babies and called up her husband. The accident took place on Saturday in the Rohini area, when the twin's mother stepped out of their residence for about six to seven minute...More..

Philippines: German captive feared beheaded as military pushes Abu Sayyaf offensive
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Philippines: German captive feared beheaded as military pushes Abu Sayyaf offensive

The reports of his demise have not yet been verified, though, and the rescue operation will continue, the country's officials insist. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza also said he has be...More..

Indonesian Police Kill Suspected Bomber on West Java Island
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Indonesian Police Kill Suspected Bomber on West Java Island

The suspect, who died on the way to Bhayangkara Hospital, had engaged in a gunfight with security personnel after allegedly detonating a pressure cooker bomb in Pandawa Park. Indonesia has been the target of nu...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

UP elections 2017: Voting begins for 5th phase amid tight security

In 5th phase, the polling will start at 7 am in the morning and will end at 5 pm on Monday. She told reporters that people were with her party and that she would win. The phase has heavy stakes for the incumben...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Iran launches naval drills amid rising United States tensions

IRNA reports that the entire exercise area comprises 772,000 square miles (2 million sq.km) of ocean. Iran's navy began an annual drill Sunday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise sin...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

ISIS planned lone-wolf attacks in Gujarat, two brothers arrested

ATS Superintendent of Police Himanshu Shukla said, "It is true that Chotila Temple was on their target". He claimed that they were allegedly in contact with IS operatives overseas through social media platforms...More..

Iraqi forces inside west Mosul proper after taking military base
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Iraqi forces inside west Mosul proper after taking military base

Among the other targets were places where the militants assembled vehicle bombs. "Where's the security when these machines are hovering over people and killing us?" "But of course that can change, if conditions...More..

'IS recruit' from Kerala killed in drone strike
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

'IS recruit' from Kerala killed in drone strike

According to a message received by a social activist in Padane village of Kasaragod district, Hafeesudheen was killed in a drone strike on Friday. Zahid was intercepted at the New Delhi International Airport ...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

South Korea's acting president declines to extend corruption probe

The corruption row erupted late past year over accusations that Park colluded with a friend, Choi Soon-sil, to pressure big businesses to donate to two foundations set up to back the president's policy initiati...More..

Here's Why Celebrities Wore Blue Ribbons At The Oscars
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Here's Why Celebrities Wore Blue Ribbons At The Oscars

Photo of Ruth Negga courtesy of Twitter . Negga paired it with a custom red Valentino lace gown, which made the blue ribbon pop. It's the annual be-all and end-all of glamorous Hollywood events and, as usu...More..

Philippine citizens protest Duterte's drug war on anniversary of dictatorship overthrow
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Philippine citizens protest Duterte's drug war on anniversary of dictatorship overthrow

Vice-President Leni Robredo and other political allies expressed support to de Lima, saying she was being persecuted for criticizing the president. Under the Philippine Constitution , legislators only enjoy pr...More..

Watch The 2017 Academy Awards Online Free
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Watch The 2017 Academy Awards Online Free

Voters might see it as the little movie that could, especially after last year's #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Alas, Streep ends up losing to Emma Stone, one La La Land victory that the president revels in. Als...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Media Shouldn't Be Allowed to Use Unnamed Sources

The president said earlier that he is "fighting the fake news" which has no or made up sources . He also said the media should stop using the word "sources" and use the name of the actual people so that ...More..

China says U.S. must work together on solution to N. Korea
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

China says U.S. must work together on solution to N. Korea

The commentary published by the Korean Central News Agency on Thursday did not mention China by name or the coal ban, but referred to a "neighbouring country" which often claims to be friendly. "The assumption ...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Father Of Dead SEAL Refused To Meet Donald Trump

Mr Owens said he only learned that President Trump and his daughter Ivanka were on their way when he was already there. "I told them I didn't want to make a scene about it, but my conscience wouldn't let me t...More..

Director boycotting Oscars will address London premiere of his nominated film
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Director boycotting Oscars will address London premiere of his nominated film

The screening of the film was scheduled by London Mayor Sadiq Khan after Asghar Farhadi announced he would boycott the ceremony in the wake of Trump's travel ban . He was represented by Iranian American Anous...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Government monitoring xenophobic situation in South Africa

NANS staged a peaceful protest on Thursday at some South African companies located in Abuja where they made their displeasure known and revealed that they will no longer be silent while Nigerians are attacked...More..

Odisha BJP to move HC over counting tinkering in 34 ZP seats
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Odisha BJP to move HC over counting tinkering in 34 ZP seats

The district has five Assembly constituencies, all occupied by ruling BJD in the 2014 general elections. GUWAHATI: In a bid to make Assam's panchayat bodies Congress-mukt, BJP has made a decision to reach out...More..

Sean Spicer targets own staff in leak crackdown
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Sean Spicer targets own staff in leak crackdown

According to Politico , after Spicer became aware information from a planning session involving about 12 staffers had leaked to members of the press, in the presence of several White House lawyers and ordered...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

President Trump holds record low approval rating

George H.W. Bush had an even higher net positive rating of 45 percent. On January 6th, President-elect Trump tweeted, 'I am asking the chairs of the House and Senate committees to investigate top secret intelli...More..