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EU Trade Commissioner says no trade talks with Britain until it leaves the bloc.

The European Union's top trade official says the UK cannot begin negotiating terms for doing business with the bloc until after it has left. Cecilia Malmstrom stated after the Brexit, the UK would become a "third country" in EU terms.

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Turkey mourns after airport attack.


Turkey has observed a national day of mourning after a gun and suicide bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport killed 42 people, including 13 foreign nationals. Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance late on Tuesday.

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England thump SL to seal the ODI series


Opening batsman Jason Roy scored a second century in three games to give England a series-clinching six-wicket win over
Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international played at The Oval. Roy made 162, the second-highest score by an England batsman in a One Day International. It led England to 308, their second-highest successful chase in a One Dayer, with 11 balls to spare in a match reduced to 42 overs because of rain.

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Prime Minister David Cameron says UK will not shun Europe.

Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain "will not and should not" turn its back on Europe as it leaves the European Union.After discussing the vote to leave with other EU leaders, he said trade and security co-operation would be vital whatever the shape of future links.But he said immigration was a "great concern" among UK voters and squaring this with access to the EU single market would be a "huge challenge".

England Cricket Captain hopes the weather will not be a distraction to the decisive ODI against SL.

Captain Eoin Morgan hopes the weather will not be a distraction as England look to seal a one-day international series win over Sri Lanka today. England take a 1-nil lead to The Oval, with one victory sandwiched between an opening tie and an abandoned third One Day International. Rain is forecast today, but Morgan is keen to play and hopes to witness a solid England performance.

Istanbul attack; Turkish President hopes it will become a turning point.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the attack on Ataturk Airport in Istanbul and has expressed hope that the bombing becomes “a turning point” for the whole world to unite against terrorism.  He also disclosed initial findings indicate that ISIS bears responsibility. Erdogan pointed out the attacks, which took place during the holy month of Ramadan, shows that terrorism strikes with no regard for faith and values. He also expressed his condolences to the “citizens who lost their lives” and the entire nation. The Turkish president also said that he expects the world to demonstrate “a decisive stance” in the battle with terrorist organizations.

"Techno-Sri Lanka" Exhibition 2016

The 31st edition of the "Techno-Sri Lanka" exhibition will be held at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Center from 7th to the 9th of October.  It is annually organized by the Institution of Engineers of Sri Lanka.

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Argentine President and football grade Diego Maradona urge Messi not to retire.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri has asked football star Lionel Messi to stick with the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat.

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UK PM to face EU leaders over Brexit.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is to meet European Union leaders for the first time since the country voted to leave.

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France and Germany 'in agreement' over UK's EU exit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have said they are in "full agreement" on how to handle the fallout from the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

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United Kingdom's credit outlook cut to negative.


The United Kingdom has had its credit rating outlook downgraded to negative by the ratings agency Moody's after the country voted to leave the European Union. Moody's said the result would herald a prolonged period of uncertainty. Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron is under pressure to speed up "divorce" talks with the EU after Brussels said exit negotiations should start immediately. EU head Jean-Claude Juncker said it was "not an amicable divorce", but it was "not a tight love affair anyway".

Representatives of the 28 leading Japanese companies are engaged in a tour to seek investment opportunities in Sri Lanka.


Representatives of the 28 leading Japanese companies are engaged in a tour to seek investment opportunities in Sri Lanka. The representatives directly discussed with the Sri Lanka Board of Investment. The discussions were held under the patronage of chief executive officer of the Board Renuka Weerakoon. The committee chairman of the Japan-Sri Lanka Business Cooperation Tadayaki Seki says they have received a better understanding on this venture.

Britain goes to polls today to decide upon whether to stay or not in the EU.

The UK  goes to the polls today to decide whether the country should stay a member of the European Union.

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Lightning kills 38 in the Indian state of Bihar.

The Indian State disaster management department says at least 38 people in Bihar have been killed in the last 24 hours after being struck by lightning. In addition

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Make yoga a part of your life, says Indian PM

In a brief address on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged people to embrace yoga for better physical and mental health.

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Warning of crops yield fall

A study says that crops yields around the world could fall within a decade unless action is taken to speed up the introduction of new varieties.

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Radical change in India's FDI policy

The Indian Union government on Monday radically liberalised the FDI regime by permitting 100 per cent foreign direct investment under government approval route for almost every sector, including defence.

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UN says refugee numbers at record level

The number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level ever recorded.

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Albania claims historic win at Euro 2016

Armando Sadiku made history for Albania on Sunday as his goal secured a 1-0 win against Romania at Euro 2016 to give the Balkan nation their first ever victory at a major tournament.

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Minibus blast in Kabul kills several

A suicide attack on a minibus in Kabul has killed at least 14 people and injured several.
The bus, which was said to be carrying Nepalese security guards, was on a road to the eastern city of Jalalabad.
The attacker, who was on foot, waited for the bus as it left a compound, police said.


A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack, the first since the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
"The suicide bomber targeted a minibus of security guards of a foreign company, right now we are working to identify the nationalities of the victims," Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told the media.

Nepal Government presents a work plan

In Nepal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Agni Prasad Kharel presented the government’s work plan for implementation of the constitution at today’s meeting of the Legislature Parliament.

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