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Daniel Radcliffe cast as Sebastian Coe in Olympic film

Daniel Radcliffe cast as Sebastian Coe in Olympic film

Daniel Radcliffe is to play Sebastian Coe in a film drama about his rivalry with fellow Olympian Steve Ovett. The project, entitled Gold, will see the Harry Potter star reunite…

Roger Federer through to ATP Tour Finals after Paris win

Roger Federer through to ATP Tour Finals after Paris win

The Swiss, 32, needed to progress in Paris to book his place in London next week and did so with a 6-4 6-4 win. It ensures the world number seven…

Three killed in fresh violence in India’s Muzaffarnagar

Three killed in fresh violence in India’s Muzaffarnagar

Three people have been killed in fresh violence in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, which was hit by religious riots last month. While some reports described the violence as…

19 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka court

19 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka court

A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday released 19 Indian fishermen on completion of their judicial remand period. The fishermen, said to be from Pudukkottai in Tamil Nadu, were arrested in September…

Chief minister Vignerwaran hospitalized

Chief minister Vignerwaran hospitalized

Chief Minister of the Northern Province,  C.V.Vigneswaran was admitted to Jaffna General Hospital on Wednesday for medical investigations. The hospital sources  said  that the Chief Minister had been admitted to the…

Bogus ‘bride’ released

Bogus ‘bride’ released

  Immigration officers have questioned and released a 21-year-old Italian woman suspected of being the ‘bride’ in a bogus wedding. They halted proceedings as the ceremony began. The ‘groom’ –…

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka wins prestigious National Quality Award 2013

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka wins prestigious National Quality Award 2013

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Limited (CCBSL) has been honored with the prestigious National Quality Awards 2013, in the ‘Large’ scale manufacturing category. The Awards Ceremony was held at the BMICH…

Chinese pianist Lang Lang becomes UN messenger of peace

Chinese pianist Lang Lang becomes UN messenger of peace

Award-winning Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang has been made a messenger of peace by the United Nations. Lang Lang, who has been a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF for 10 years,…

Ashes 2013-14: Alastair Cook may miss England opening tour game

Ashes 2013-14: Alastair Cook may miss England opening tour game

England captain Alastair Cook could miss their opening three-day tour match against a Western Australia Chairman’s XI in Perth, which begins on Thursday, because of a sore back. Cook, 28,…

Bus fire in southern India leaves 40 dead

Bus fire in southern India leaves 40 dead

At least 40 people have died after the luxury bus they were travelling in caught fire in India’s southern state of Andhra Pradesh, police said. The bus, carrying more than…

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