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SUSPECT KILLER DROWNS

The man arrested on charges of having raped and killed an eightyear-old girl in the Akmeemana Janabala village is reported to have drowned in the Madola Canal while attempting to escape, police said.

Uva voters decide today

Voters in Uva will today use their franchise at 834 polling stations to elect 32 members to the Uva Provincial Council after a violent and keenly contested election campaign carried out by the ruling Untied People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and the...

‘Kudu’ Laalitha’s assets worth Rs.68.5 million

Investigations into the killing of Laalitha Kaushalya alias Kudu Laalitha had revealed that he owned assets including houses and vehicles worth Rs.68.5 million, Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said yesterday.

Law to give new life to LG heads

The Government will enact new legislation next Friday, enabling heads of local authorities to stay in office despite their annual budgets being defeated on two consecutive occasions during the year under review. The Government has placed five...

Buddhika reveals credentials of MPs

Main opposition UNP parlaimentarian Buddhika Pathirana yesterday told Parliament that 142 of the 225 members in the present House had failed the GCE Advanced Level Examination while 94 members had failed GCE Ordinary Level examination. “This is...

Sajith to be made Deputy Leader on Tue.?

Following UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe’s recent indication that UNP MP Sajith Premadasa would be given priority when appointing a deputy leader, it is highly speculated that he would be appointed to the post on Tuesday. Party General...

SL man sends naked pix to ex-girlfriend’s relatives

A Sri Lankan swimming instructor demanded his former Indian girlfriend to pay him Dh.10,000 after she broke relationship with him but on failing that he would send her naked photos to her family. The ex-girlfriend 23, told Dubai Police that her...

External forces destabilising countries

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday the emerging trends in the world, including in parts of Asia gave signals that alarmed the Asian Community because external forces under the guise of democracy and other enticing slogans sought to interfere in...

We believe in a vibrant democracy

The United National Party (UNP) believes in a social market economy based on free education, free health and democracy, UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

News

Security tightened in Uva

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana yesterday said security in the Moneragala and Badulla districts had been tightened for today’s Uva Provincial Council elections.“Four policemen have been stationed at each of the 835 polling stations in the Badulla and...

SL RENEWS CONTRACT WITH PR FIRM

The Government has renewed its contract with a PR firm for another year at a monthly payment of US$24,000 or Rs.3. 1 million to promote investments, trade, tourism and exports between Sri Lanka and India, Daily Mirror learns. The government hired this...

Notorious robber gang nabbed

The Police Special Investigation Unit has arrested four members of an armed robber-gang alleged to have broken into several houses in Balangoda, Kahawatte, Wadduwa, Horana, Ambalangoda, Kiribathgoda and Ja-ela and burgled them of more than Rs.30...

Consumer rights group hails move to suspend milk powder adverts

The Alliance for Protecting Consumers' and Farmers' Rights (APCSR) yesterday hailed the decision taken by the Director General of Health to suspend milk powder advertisements in the print and the electronic media. However, the group also expressed...

Bakery owners ready to cut prices

TheAll Ceylon Bakery Owners' Association (ACBOA) yesterday said the prices of bakery goods could be reduced if the benefits of the recent fuel and electricity tariff reduction was passed on to them by wheat flour providing companies. “Flour providing...

Two students caught in brothel

Two students from an international school were found in a brothel in Kollupitiya when it was raided a few days ago, police said. Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana yesterday said the students—aged 19 and 18—had been at the brothel when police raided...

Vass Gunawardene further remanded

Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Fernando yesterday extended till October 3 the remand period of DIG Vass Gunawardene and five others accused of possessing illegal firearms. Acting on the instructions of the Attorney General, ASP Shani...

RICE MILLERS PUT UP SHUTTERS

Statistically, 300 rice mills in the Polonnaruwa district, one of the main rice producing areas in the country have been closed. Polonnaruwa District Rice Mill Owners’ Association Vice President and Media Spokesman Gamini Kumarasinghe said that, until...

Wildlife Zone and archaeological sites devastated

Area residents, including several Buddhist monks and environmentalists expressed concern about the devastation of the Thalkote wildlife zone and the archaeological remains in the neighbouring area of the Sigiriya rock. They pointed out that a vast...

Commuters inconvenienced due to lack of day-return tickets

Hundreds of passengers who were travelling from Panadura to Colombo by train faced hardships for want of day-return tickets at the Panadura railway station. The Station Master had displayed a notice about the unavailability of day-return tickets....

Court employee jailed for pilferage

A Moratuwa Magistrate Court employee was found guilty of attempting to pilfer a connected file of a criminal case and was sentenced t o six months rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs.1500 by Moratuwa Magistrate M. Perera. He was sentenced to a further...

Possessing illicit liquor

The Anti-Vice Squad OIC of the Gokarella police was taken into custody for possessing 117 bottles of illicit liquor in his room. It was alleged that he retained the stock of illicit liquor that were seized during a raid and pending arrest of the...

Motorist fined for causing death to pedestrian

A driver who pleaded guilty of driving a VIP vehicle bearing a forged registration number and causing the death of a woman by knocking her down, was fined Rs.69,500 by Mahara Addl. Magistrate Mahinda Prabhath Ranasinghe. The accused P.A. Tilakaratne...

Mahaweli

The Mahaweli River runs dry due to the prevailing drought and flows like a stream under the Manampitiya new bridge. Residents of the area said that they could walk across the river at many places and that the little water in the river was barely enough...

GOVT. ENCOURAGES AN ILLEGAL ACT

The government is encouraging an illegal act by granting access to the Malabe private medical college – the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to conduct their clinical studies in government hospitals, the Government Medical...

Govt. changes Budget preparation mode

The government deviating from the course followed up to now in Budget preparation has set budgetary targets for three years instead of the previous one year, and the 2015 Budget proposals have a three-year plan for a majority of investment projects,...

Govt. offers unlimited sponsorship to legalise SAITM

The government has made another desperate attempt to grant an authorised status to the private education institution – the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), by granting access to government hospitals for their clinical studies,...

SL silent on help for Reconciliation Bureau

Sri Lanka has not asked the UN for help for the Special Bureau of Reconciliation it was setting up to deal with the legacy of the civil war that ravaged the island nation, a UN spokesman said Thursday. Chief Spokesman for the UN, Stéphane Dujarric,...

JR feared a coup

Former Indian External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh said former President J.R. Jayawardane was concerned about a possible coup and had sought the help of then Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to tackle the problem, The Hindu newspaper...

Bus fatally knocks down man

A 54-year-old was killed when he was knocked down by an intercity bus when he was on the level crossing in the Mawathagama area of Kurunegala. Police headquarters said he was admitted to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital but was pronounced dead on...

HRCSL to investigate JVP’s complaint

The mobile unit of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) stationed in Badulla was to investigate a complaint made by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) against the Coordinating Secretary of the Ministry of Irrigation whom they alleged was...

Thief nabbed for housebreaking and theft

A thief who broke into three houses and allegedly stole cash and items valued over Rs.700,000 was taken into custody by the Elpitiya police. He was arrested after gathering information from the public about his whereabouts. The suspect was a resident...

Trishaw driver killed in collision

One man was killed and three others injured when a trishaw and a van collided in the Eladeniya area on the Kandy-Kurunegala main road. Police Headquarters said they were all admitted to the Kandy Hospital but the 30-year-old trishaw driver succumbed to...

Five hand grenades found

Five hand grenades were found in a private block of land when the land owner was clearing it in the Henegama area of Akuressa. Police Headquarters said the land owner immediately informed the Akuressa police and the nearby Army Camp was alerted in...

21-yearold man falls to death

A 21-year-old man succumbed to his injuries when he accidentally fell from the seventh floor of a building that was under construction in the Maradana area. The Maradana police said the victim was identified as Jayasekara Gaminikumara who was a...

FUTURE OF UCHCHIMUNAI ISLANDERS UNCERTAIN

At present 14 islands occupied by fisher folk have been earmarked for the proposed tourism zone and 12 of them have already been vested with the Tourism DevelopmentAuthority. The islanders are perturbed and fear that they would be ejected without...

Siri Pada route being repaired

The Civil Defence Department has taken steps to repair the Sri Pada Route via Nallathanniya in view of the pilgrim season which starts in December. They have launched this project on the request of the Sri Padasthana Chief Incumbent the Ven. Bengamuwe...

Woes of vegetable cultivators

Vegetable cultivators in the Rajarata area are in a predicament for want of a remunerative market for their produce from the Yala season. They expressed concern about the sharp decline in vegetable prices that has left them with heavy losses. The...

Two treasure hunters arrested

Two suspects were arrested during a raid carried out by the Matara District Police Unit for the Protection of Archaeological Remains. The arrests were made on a tip off by the residents while the treasure hunters were digging a pit said to contain...

Thai woman used fake credit card

A Thai woman who is alleged to have purchased goods from supermarkets with a forged credit card was remanded by Panadura Chief Magistrate Ruchira Weliwatta till September 29, 2014.She was taken into custody by the CID when she produced the fake credit...

Mist in upcountry; Police caution drivers

A heavy mist has been reported from several areas in the upcountry because of the prevailing inclement weather condition. The worst affected areas were Watawala, Kadawala, Diyagala, Baduhela on the Hatton–Colombo road and Koragala, Pathana and Kotagala...

Militarised reporting from flood ravaged Kashmir Operation Flood Relief

Meanwhile, people continued to remain trapped inside their flooded homes for days together, waving for any help from the second and third stories and from the rooftops of their submerged homes. Helpless, short of food and unaware of the fate of their...

A father who led by example

September 18th marked our father’s 75th birthday. It has been sixteen years since he passed away. We are no longer able to hug him on his birthday and wish him like we used to do. But his presence is still strong in our lives. We are fortunate to have...

Opinion

WHAT OF THE MARGINALISED IN OUR LAND?

Many years ago studying Shakespearean drama one heard of the remark made by Marcellus in “Hamlet.” Act I, Scene 4: stating that “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” Perhaps it appears to our politicians, especially in the ruling party, that a...

PROTECTING THE CRADLE

With Sri Lanka preparing to observe Children’s Day on October 1, the main focus this year will be on the disturbing increase in the number of abductions and abuse of children, especially girl children. Today, a national awareness walk under the banner...

The endless wait of Govt. Pensioners

Over half a million Govt. Pensioners who retired before 2006 have been waiting for the last 9 years to get their pension anomalies rectified. It is difficult to understand this inordinate delay specially in the light of the pledge given by his...

Whither university colleges?

In the recent past there have been a hue and cry about the establishment and ceremonies at University Colleges outside the Ministry of Higher Education which is the only authorized body by virtue of the provisions of the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978...

ASHRAFF’S mystique still lingers among Eastern Muslims

This is a period of time in Sri Lanka which is referred to as “Ashraff season” in lighter vein by observers of the Sri Lankan Muslim political scene. The Country witnesses a series of meetings and events paying tribute to the late Muslim Congress...

Sports

Li Na retires over knee injuries

China's Li Na announced her retirement at the age of 32 Friday, saying knee injuries had forced her out of tennis just seven months after she won the Australian Open. The two-time Grand Slam champion, Asia's most successful player and a trailblazer...

YOUNG SHUTTLE STAR SACHIN REACHES NEW HORIZONS

Youth Olympic Games are the highest profile youth event in the world and is competed by the globe’s next generation of Olympic champs. Sri Lanka obviously had no champions or medallists ever at these games. But things changed in Nanjing, China at the...

Top golfers tee off at Mercedes Trophy finals

Golf enthusiasts from nine countries will tee off vying for a chance to qualify for the World Finals to be held in Stuttgart, Germany. The tournament, which spanned from August 12 to 15, brought together Mercedes Benz owners who took great pleasure in...

Wins for Southern Province, WP South Outer, WP North, and Eastern Province

Southern Province, Western Province South Outer, Western Province North and Eastern Province recorded wins over Uva Province, Northern Province, Western Province and North Central Province in the Under 15 Prima Cup Inter-Provincial cricket tournament...

SL Army women overcome Navy

Sri Lanka Army had the lady luck at Sugathadasa Stadium when they edged out young Navy Women's Football team by 8 goals to 7 in the tie breaker penalty shoot-out after drawing 0-0 at the final whistle. Both teams played some entertaining soccer but the...

Sylvesters win by seven wickets

St. Sylvester's College, Kandy scored a convincing seven wicket win over Holy Cross, Kalutura in their Under-19 cricket encounter which concluded at the Pallekelle International Stadium yesterday. Holy Cross Kalutara 99 and 66 all out in 34overs...

Zahira College Mini Rugby today

Zahira Old Boys' Rugby Association (ZOBRA) of Zahira College Colombo will organise its annual Inter-School Mini Rugby carnival for the third consecutive year. A press conference was held at Zahira College to announce about the tournament recently. The...

Roshell and Raveen selected for World Chess C’ships

Twelve-yearold Roshell and Raveen twins have been selected to participate in the 2014 World Youth Chess Championship to be held in Durban, South Africa. Roshel Nathasha Askey one of the twins is a student of Ave Maria Convent Negombo while her twin...

Charith puts Richmond on top

Charith Asalanka hit 126 to put Richmond on top against S. Thomas' at the end of the first day's play in the Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter played at Mt Lavinia. Charith's knock included 14 boundaries and four sixes and helped Richmond post a...

MALINGA SHOCK FOR SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka’s aspirations for next year’s cricket world cup received a massive hit yesterday as the country’s biggest weapon Lasith Malinga has been dispatched to Australia this morning to undergo a surgery which according to the doctors would keep the...

Air Force has home advantage

Air Force SC will exploit the home advantage when they take on their group rivals, Huta FC of Turkmenistan and Manang Marshyandi FC of Nepal in the final round of the AFC President’s Cup 2014 in Colombo starting Saturday. However, the lack of...

Zahira on first innings

Half tons by Shehan Weerasinghe, Arshad Imamudeen and Ajmal Imamudeen enabled Zahira to record an easy first innings win over Moratu MV in the Under 19 cricket encounter which concluded at Braybrooke Place yesterday. Zahira resuming on their overnight...

Battle for Junior World Cup slot from tomorrow

BY Host Sri Lanka along with Hong Kong, South Korea and Chinese Taipei will lock horns in the U20 Junior Rugby Asiad tournament from tomorrow at the Race Course ground in Colombo to earn a slot for the forthcoming Junior World Cup rugby tournament due...

Malinga has PR in Australia!

Malinga would not require a visa to travel to Australia as he has already been granted Permanent Residency in the country, which enables him to migrate and live in the country at any given time. Malinga has been playing for “Melbourne Stars” in...

BUSINESS NEWS

MOTION FILED TO OBTAIN ASSET DETAILS FROM EX-DIRECTORS

The petitioner in the Touchwood winding up case yesterday filed a motion to summon all former directors of the company in order to obtain details about company assets. When the matter was taken up before the Commercial High Court, Counsel Avindra...

Japan cuts view of the economy as PM promises reform

AFP - Japan yesterday downgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in five months, as a string of weak data hammers hopes for a quick recovery following Tokyo’s April sales tax hike. The monthly report acknowledged spending at home had...

Drugmaker GSK says fined $490 mn in China graft probe

AFP - A Chinese court yesterday fined British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline 3.0 billion yuan ($490 million) following a nearly year-long bribery probe, the company said. The firm’s former head of China operations, Mark Reilly, and other ex-officials were...

NEPAL APPROVES HYDROPOWER DEALS WITH INDIA

AFP: Kathmandu has approved two long-delayed hydropower agreements with India in a bid to kickstart economic growth and ease crippling electricity shortages in both countries, Nepal’s information minister told AFP yesterday. A vast network of...

Pilots’ Guild and SriLankan management enter in to agreement

A new agreement was signed between the management of SriLankan Airlines and the Pilots’ Guild on September 12th, for the period September 2014 to September 2017. This agreement mutually recognises the importance of enhancing productivity and...

Rupee ends tad firmer on remittance, exporter dlr sales

Reuters - The Sri Lankan rupee edged up yesterday as continued inward remittances and exporter dollar conversions outpaced demand for the greenback from importers, dealers said. The spot currency ended little changed at 130.28/30 per dollar compared...

Alibaba IPO to boost employee fortunes to $8 bn

AFP - Employees of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will see their fortunes swell to nearly $8 billion as the company prepares a massive US stock offering that could be valued at $25 billion. Alibaba yesterday priced its stocks at the top end of the...

REGISTER FOR YOUR WI-PIN AND ENJOY FREE WI-FI FROM DIALOG

Dialog Axiata PLC is inviting all Sri Lankans to register to Dialog Wi-Fi, the island’s largest Wi-Fi network before September 30, 2014 to receive a Wi-PIN and enjoy free data for 30 days. For the first time in Sri Lanka, any mobile device tab or...

CLARIFICATION

With reference to the article titled “Harsha Amarasekera appointed t o Royal Ceramic board” that appeared in yesterday’s Mirror Business, the Company Secretary P.W. Corporate Secretarial (Pvt) Ltd has sent the following clarification. Vallibel One PLC...

MARKET HOLDS STRONG

During the week, the All Share Price Index (ASPI) gained 16.24 points to close at 7234.92 while the S&P SL20 gained 5.80 points to close at 4018.98. The daily average turnover was recorded at Rs.2.2bn compared to Rs.2.8bn reported during the previous...

BoC excels at National Productivity Awards

In Sri Lanka’s journey to become the wonder of Asia, the government has taken several measures to uplift the country’s economic and social profile at international level. As one such measure, the National Productivity Secretariat, with the objective...

DFCC Consulting conducts study-tour on renewable energy technology and financing

DFCC Consulting is a fully-owned subsidiary of DFCC Bank providing specialized consulting expertise in a variety of fields including renewable energy. The company recently conducted a five-day study tour on Renewable energy technology and financing in...

BULGARIAN ENVOY WANTS CCC TO HELP ENHANCE TRADE BETWEEN TWO NATIONS

The Bulgarian envoy to Sri Lanka, the New Delhi-based Petko Doykov visited t he Ceylon Chamber of Commerce recently to discuss the enhancement of trade between the two nations. Petko, who was accompanied by Stefan Ionkov, Head of Commercial and...

CEAT sends three Sri Lankans to Singapore Grand Prix

Three Sri Lankans have won themselves trackside seats, air travel and accommodation to be in the thick of the action at the 2014 Singapore night races, courtesy the country’s leading tyre brand CEAT. Ransiri Fernando, Jeremy McShane and Heshani Peris...

Galadari Hotel welcomes Japanese MP

Galadari Hotel welcomed in the Japanese Member of Parliament Antonio Inoki who is also a Japanese professional wrestling promoter, retired professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. The hotel also welcomed in the Deputy Chief Priest of the...

Facets Sri Lanka 2014 a sparkling success

The 24th edition of Facets Sri Lanka 2014, the international gem and jewellery exhibition organised by t he Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) ended in a high note. The event was very successful with over 150 stall holders including...

NCE AT HOTEL ASIA EXHIBITION IN MALDIVES

National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) participated at the Hotel Asia exhibition which was held in Male, the Maldives, recently. This was the fourth successive time that the NCE participated in the Hotel Asia event. The delegation was led by...

Ranbir Kapoor joins TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer, the world leader in prestigious and high-end chronographs, announces the signing of Bollywood superstar Ranbir Kapoor for a l ongterm partnership as a TAG Heuer Brand Ambassador. With t his association, TAG Heuer reinforces its leadership...

Nature’s Secrets awards foreign scholarships to VTA beauty instructors

Nature’s Secrets is Sri Lanka’s No.1 herbal cosmetics brand. These worldclass cosmetics are manufactured to internationally recognised GMP and ISO quality standards at an unparalleled production facility that comprises of Sri Lanka’s first...

MD Cordial promo offers gold sovereigns

Sri Lanka’s leading food and beverage manufacturer and distributor – Lanka Canneries has introduced an exciting promotion for its loyal MD Cordial consumers who will get an opportunity to win 42 gold sovereigns of 22 karat gold. Marketed under the...

BoC organises Ran Kekulu – Disneyland Art Competition

In commemoration of Bank of Ceylon’s (BoC) 75 years of service to the nation, the bank has arranged an art competition for BoC Ran Kekulu account holders that offers winners four trips to Disneyland. The competition will be held under four categories,...

Pizza Hut Buffet is back

Great news for all Pizza Hut fans! The Pizza Hut Buffet is back and will take place from September 18 to October 31 giving Pizza Hut loyals a fabulous opportunity to enjoy this offer. The choice is bigger than ever before with five classic personal pan...

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

‘I WAS HITLER’S FOOD TASTER’

Eating was a game of Russian roulette for Margo Wölk - because every mouthful of food could have killed her. Although grateful for the bland vegetarian meals she was given, the 25-yearold and her colleagues were not being fed out of generosity. Ms....

Newborn baby girl is freed from inside a seven inch-wide pipe

A newborn baby girl has been discovered wedged inside a sewer pipe at a Chinese university after her student mother gave birth and then fled, leaving the child behind. Police believe that the young woman hoped to hide the pregnancy by leaving her...

‘Her condition is so rare, it doesn’t even have a NAME’

When Ava Galley, now four, from Cheshire, was born, her mother Nichola, 35, just had enough time to glimpse a pair of eyes and a tiny nose before her new daughter was whisked away by nurses. By the time she next saw her daughter, she was in the midst...

GLAXOSMITHKLINE IS FINED £300 MILLION IN MASSIVE BRIBERY SCANDAL

19 SEPTEMBER 2014 (DAILY MAIL, LONDON) - A British former executive of drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has been handed a three-year suspended prison sentence by a Chinese court in a high-profile bribery case that saw the company fined £300 million. Mark...

India to build Nepal hydropower plant

KATHMANDU AFP SEPT 19, 2014 -Kathmandu on Friday signed a long-delayed agreement with New Delhi to build Nepal’s biggest hydropower plant in a bid to kickstart economic growth and ease crippling electricity shortages in both countries. A vast network...

Salmond quits as Scottish leader after voters reject independence

19 SEPTEMBER 2014 (DAILY MAIL, LONDON) - Alex Salmond this afternoon dramatically quit as Scotland’s First Minister after voters rejected independence in yesterday’s referendum. The First Minister said he would stand down in November to let the next...

Pakistan court bins two graft cases against PM

ISLAMABAD AFP SEPT 19, 2014 -A Pakistani accountability court Friday dismissed two long-standing corruption cases against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family, calling them politically motivated and without merit. The decision comes at a time...

UK Archbishop unsure of God’s existence

18.09.2014 (RT.COM) -18.09. Britain’s’ most senior clergyman has said that thinking about global injustices has made him question the existence of God. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby admitted in front of a small public audience in Bristol that...

Kashmir leaders hail British lead, seek own referendum

SRINAGAR AFP SEPT 19, 2014 A top Indian Kashmiri separatist leaderFriday urged New Delhi to follow Britain’s lead in allowing Scotland’s independence referendum and let the Himalayan region hold a similar vote. Militants have been fighting New Delhi’s...

Horror crash leaves car standing vertically

19 SEPTEMBER 2014 (DAILY MAIL, LONDON) -A car was left balancing on its nose after it hit a huge pothole, veered across the road and crashed through a garden. The dark Toyota Aygo was left teetering in a vertical position after crashing into a bricked...

Chinese soldiers return to Chumar

LEH/NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 (THE HINDU) -Hours after withdrawing from the Chumar region in Ladakh, Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldiers were on Friday reported to have crossed into Indian territory again and stationed themselves on a...

France launches airstrikes on ISIS

19 SEPTEMBER 2014 (DAILY MAIL, LONDON) - Four French airstrikes have killed dozens of fighters from the Islamic State after targeting a logistics depot in northern Iraq. President Francois Hollande said fighter jets ‘entirely destroyed’ the complex in...

The IS targets Twitter, and its San Francisco employees

Special To The Washington Post. The war with the Islamic State is being fought in Syria and Iraq. But it’s also being waged online. The terrorist group has mastered social media, using it to spread hate and graphic videos of destruction that promote...

Tibetans stage protest outside Xi’s hotel in New Delhi

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 (THE HINDU) -Scores of Tibetans staged a protest this morning outside the Hotel Taj Palace, where Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife are staying. Protesters carrying placards that read “Freedom is my birth right”, “Freedom of...

Sarkozy set to return to politics

PARIS REUTERS SEPT 19 France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy announced his return to politics on Friday, declaring he would seek the leadership of the opposition UMP party in a move that would position him for a 2017 presidential bid. The...

Arson suspect arrested as wildfires continue

BY MARK BERMAN (C) 2014, THE WASHINGTON POST. Authorities in California said Thursday that they have arrested a man suspected of arson in connection with the massive, growing wildfire burning tens of thousands of acres east of Sacramento. Wayne Allen...