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US President calls for calm after shootings.

US President Barak Obama has called for
restraint after three police officers were shot dead in the city of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. The gunman, an African-American who had served for five years in the Marines, was also killed. Tensions in the city have been high since a black man Alton Sterling was shot dead by police two weeks ago.

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The President will place the auspicious items of treasure at the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga Project on 25th of this month.

 

President Maithripala Sirisena will place the auspicious items of treasure at the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga Irrigation Project on the 25th of this month.

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Turkish army group announces takeover on TV

An army group in Turkey says it has taken over the country, with soldiers at strategic points in Istanbul and jets flying low in the capital, Ankara.
A statement read on TV said a "peace council" now ran the country and there was a curfew and martial law.
But PM Binali Yildirim said the situation was largely under control and a no-fly zone was declared over Ankara.

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France declares three days of national mourning.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has declared three days of national mourning from tomorrow for the victims of the attack in Nice. The state of emergency, in place since November's Paris attacks carried out by the Islamic State terrorist group, has been extended by three months. The attack in Nice began shortly after the end of a firework display on the seafront for Bastille Day, which is the country's national holiday.

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Misbah leads way with Lord's hundred

A magnificent century from captain Misbah-ul-Haq put Pakistan in a strong position in the first Test before a late England counter-attack on an attritional first day.

Misbah, 42, has never before played a Test at Lord's, but his unbeaten 110 appeared to have steered his side to a strong position. But two late wickets from Chris Woakes to add to the pair he took before lunch gave England hope after they had lost the toss and toiled in the field.

Many dead as lorry hits crowd in Nice.

A lorry has struck a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, killing about 60 people, officials are quoted as saying by local media. The incident took place on the famous Promenade des Anglais during a firework display.

One image on Twitter showed about a dozen people lying on the street. The local prefecture has urged people in the area to remain indoors, calling the incident "an attack".

Finance minister mediates to resolve the problems of those affected due to projects involved in laying of new pipe lines.

Finance minister Ravi Karunanayake says the people affected by the project of laying oil pipe lines from Colombo Port to Orugoidawatte  should be relocated from their places, only after construction of permanent houses for them.   A discussion held yesterday in this regard has focused attention over the problems arisen due to this project.

 130 families have been affected due to the laying of oil pipe lines.   It has been revealed 44 houses were fully damaged.  The minister pointed out that after providing houses for them, the project should be commenced.

New Prime Minister Theresa May says she wants to "build a better Britain".

Mrs.Theresa May has said that she will work to "build a better Britain", after she met the Queen at Buckingham Palace to accept the role of prime minister. Mr. David Cameron, who has resigned  said being prime minister had been "the greatest honour" of his life as he prepared to formally resign.

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Obama makes call for unity at Dallas memorial

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on protesters, police and the public to open their hearts and drop their preconceptions to deal with racism and violence in the country.

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Nepal’s biggest stone Buddha statue

Nepal’s biggest stone Buddha statue is ready to view now. The statue has been installed in Mustang district of Nepal behind the mountains .

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Obama urges US to 'reject despair'.

US President Barack Obama has urged the US to "reject despair" as he paid tribute to five police officers killed during a deadly sniper attack in Dallas. He told a memorial service in the city the US must "try to find some meaning amidst our sorrow" and could unite.

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Italy train collision leaves 20 dead.

Twenty people have been killed and dozens more hurt in a head-on collision involving two passenger trains in southern Italy. The two trains were on a single-track line at the time of the crash, between the coastal towns of Bari and Barletta.

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UN seeks end to South Sudan violence.

The UN Security Council has called on warring factions in South Sudan to immediately end the recent fighting and prevent the spread of violence. In a unanimous statement, the council condemned the fighting "in the strongest terms" and expressed "particular shock and outrage" at attacks on UN sites.

It also called for additional peace keepers as a response. Hundreds are reported to have died in clashes since Friday.

The US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will travel to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka this week.

The US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will travel to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka this week.

The State Department says that she is accompanied by Deputy Assistant Secretary for South Asia Manpreet Singh. She will travel to Sri Lanka after visiting Dhaka where she will meet with Bangladesh government officials to discuss issues of shared concern and offer U.S. assistance to the Bangladeshi government's efforts to counter terrorism and violent extremism.

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Serena Williams wins seventh Wimbledon, record-equalling 22nd major title

 

Serena Williams powered to her seventh Wimbledon crown as the world number one finally claimed a record-equalling 22nd major title with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Angelique Kerber in Saturday's final.

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Nato to use surveillance planes against IS.

 

The Nato military alliance has agreed to use surveillance planes in the fight against so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg says.

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Cathay unveils A330, new products to Lankan travellers

 

Cathay Pacific Airlines has introduced the Cathay Pacific A330 airbus to Lankan travellers visiting their base country Hong Kong and connecting destinations from there.

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The Police arrest two more international drug racketeers.


Two main suspects involved in a heroine drug racket between Pakistan and Maldives centering Sri Lanka have been arrested. They were detained by the Police Narcotics Bureau at Dehiwala area during early hours of today. Heroine capsules weighing 385 grams were also found in their possession. Director of the Police Media Division SP Ruwan Gunasekera says the two suspects are being questioned continuously after obtaining a detention order.

India to create 500 million new jobs by 2022


Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that India is working to achieve over 8 per cent growth in the coming years.

He told the Indian diaspora in Johannesburg on Friday that India is “one of the brightest spot in the global economy” and a “land of opportunities” for those who want to invest and have trade.

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NEDAC assembly will be held in Nepal


The general assembly of Network for the Development of Agricultural Cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific is being held from July 12 to 14 in Kathmandu. This is second time NEDAC is organising the assembly in Nepal

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The Batticaloa district sports complex will be declared open tomorrow.

President Maithripala Sirisena will declare open the Batticaloa district sports complex tomorrow afternoon. It was constructed under the Sports Ministry at a cost of 270 million rupees.

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