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Colombo warehouse crash kills 7

Colombo warehouse crash kills 7

A police officer inspects the collapsed old tea warehouse in Colombo yesterday. The warehouse crash in the Sri Lankan capital killed at least seven people, hospital sources said, with some people feared trapped in the rubble. Police revealed that at least 12 people were inside the building, near the R. Premadasa cricket ground, at the time of the accident. Pushpa Soysa, the head nurse at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, said seven bodies were brought to the hospital. ...

February 15, 2018, Thursday


Trump’s lawyer bares payment to porn star

Trump’s lawyer bares payment to porn star

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer told the New York Times on Tuesday he paid US$130,000 of his own money to a porn star who once said she had an affair with Trump....

February 15, 2018, Thursday


Shape up, UK warns foreign aid charities amid Oxfam sex scandal

Shape up, UK warns foreign aid charities amid Oxfam sex scandal

Britain warned yesterday it would cut off ties with foreign aid charities that cover up sex scandals after revelations involving Oxfam, which has seen a spate in cancellations of donations....

February 15, 2018, Thursday


Kim lookalike at Games triggers melee

Kim lookalike at Games triggers melee

A Kim Jong Un lookalike who has been making mischief at the Pyeongchang Olympics danced in front of North Korea’s female cheerleading team before being nabbed and hauled off by police yesterday. The ...

February 15, 2018, Thursday


Meet the Big Apple’s new star

Meet the Big Apple’s new star

Flynn, with handler Bill McFadden, poses after winning “Best in Show” at the Westminster Kennel Club 142nd Annual Dog Show in Madison Square Garden in New York on Tuesday. Flynn, a fluffy white Bichon Frise, was crowned over a diverse array of other four-legged options, concluding the Big Apple’s annual dogfest. Flynn’s cheeks beamed as he navigated the expanse of Madison Square Garden before a raucous crowd. “It feels a little unreal. It’s just magic,” said McFadden shortly after the announcement as he cradled a dog originally named for “Billy Flynn” the shady lawyer in the musical “Chicago.” ...

February 15, 2018, Thursday


Denmark’s not so much loved prince dies

Denmark’s not so much loved prince dies

Denmark’s Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Queen Margrethe II, has died aged 83, after a half-century struggle to win the hearts of Danes that only succeeded in his later years....

February 15, 2018, Thursday


Dutch approve law to boost organ donation

Dutch approve law to boost organ donation

Senators in the Netherlands have approved a new law that makes all Dutch adults potential organ donors unless they opt out....

February 15, 2018, Thursday


Indonesia detains Valentine’s Day couples

Indonesia detains Valentine’s Day couples

Valentine’s Day was banned in some Indonesian cities yesterday....

February 15, 2018, Thursday


Thais try ‘magic pill’ to lift birth rates

Thais try ‘magic pill’ to lift birth rates

Thailand has tried cash bonuses and tax incentives to boost the country’s birth rate, but on Valentine’s Day it adopted a new approach — handing out vitamin pills....

February 15, 2018, Thursday


Scandal-hit UK Oxfam faces new abuse claim

Scandal-hit UK Oxfam faces new abuse claim

Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam was reeling yesterday after fresh claims of sexual assault and cover-up in South Sudan, as Haiti’s president condemned the behavior of some of its staff in his country...

February 14, 2018, Wednesday




 

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