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Rush motors to top of UK box office

Rush motors to top of UK box office

Formula 1 movie Rush has climbed to the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart in its second week, taking £1.3m. The film, about the rivalry between James…

Australian PM Abbott set for Indonesia talks on migrants

Australian PM Abbott set for Indonesia talks on migrants

New Australian PM Tony Abbott is to begin a visit to Indonesia, amid tensions between the two nations over his tough asylum policies. Jakarta says Mr Abbott’s policy of sending…

Roberto Mancini: Galatasaray open talks with ex-Man City coach

Roberto Mancini: Galatasaray open talks with ex-Man City coach

Roberto Mancini is in talks with Turkish champions Galatasaray about their vacant manager’s position. The Istanbul club confirmed on Twitter that Mancini had met club directors, posting a photo of the…

Sri Lanka says no to provincial councils on land, police powers

Sri Lanka says no to provincial councils on land, police powers

Sri Lankan provincial councils, including the Tamil-dominated Northern, will not have discretion over land and police matters and they will have to operate within the existing limits of power, a…

Act against Sri Lanka, says Jayalalithaa

Act against Sri Lanka, says Jayalalithaa

India should show “greater firmness” to force Sri Lanka to stop attacking and arresting Tamil Nadu fishermen on the sea, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has said. She also urged the central…

OPA 26th Annual Conference and National Apex Awards 2013

OPA 26th Annual Conference and National Apex Awards 2013

The two-day 26th Annual Conference and National APEX Awards 2013 organised by the Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka(OPA) themed ‘Human Capital Towards 2020’ were held at Hotel Kingsbury…

41 Tamil Nadu fishermen held by Lanka return home

41 Tamil Nadu fishermen held by Lanka return home

Forty-one Tamil Nadu fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Navy on charges of crossing the International Boundary Line, arrived here on Saturday, after a court in the island nation ordered their…

India building collapse: Six killed and dozens trapped in Mumbai

India building collapse: Six killed and dozens trapped in Mumbai

At least six people have been killed after a four-storey building collapsed in the western Indian city of Mumbai. Rescuers are trying to reach dozens of people trapped in the…

Lionel Messi appears in Spanish court over tax fraud

Lionel Messi appears in Spanish court over tax fraud

Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has appeared before a Spanish judge as part of a tax fraud investigation. The 26-year-old Argentine, four times Fifa World Player of the Year, and his…

Cate Blanchett tipped for Oscar glory

Cate Blanchett tipped for Oscar glory

Cate Blanchett has emerged as an early frontrunner for this year’s best actress Oscar, following rave reviews for her performance in Blue Jasmine. The Woody Allen film recalls Tennessee Williams’…

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