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Appeal Court grants bail to IP Rangajeewa

Police Narcotics Bureau Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa who was in remanded custody in connection with the investigation on the deaths of 27 inmates at the Welikada prison in 2012, was granted bail by the Court of Appeal today.
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Appeal Court grants bail to IP Rangajeewa

Police Narcotics Bureau Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa who was in remanded custody in connection with the investigation on the deaths of 27 inmates at the Welikada prison in 2012, was granted bail by the Court of Appeal today.

Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith clarifies

My attention has been drawn to, two reports appearing in the 1st and 2nd pages of the Daily Mirror of Monday, 24th September under the heading "Human Rights is the latest religion of Western nations" and in page 6 under the heading "Beware of p
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Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith clarifies

My attention has been drawn to, two reports appearing in the 1st and 2nd pages of the Daily Mirror of Monday, 24th September under the heading "Human Rights is the latest religion of Western nations" and in page 6 under the heading "Beware of persons impersonating priests".

President’s former Chief of Staff, ex-STC Chairman released on bail

President Maithripala Sirisena's former chief of staff I.H.K. Mahanama and State Timber Corporation (STC) former chairman P. Dissanayaka was released on bail by the  Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dassanayake today.
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President’s former Chief of Staff, ex-STC Chairman released on bail

President Maithripala Sirisena's former chief of staff I.H.K. Mahanama and State Timber Corporation (STC) former chairman P. Dissanayaka was released on bail by the  Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dassanayake today.

Gnanasara Thera back at J’pura Hospital

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera had been transferred to the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital from the Prisons Hospital today to undergo medical tests, sources said.
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Gnanasara Thera back at J’pura Hospital

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera had been transferred to the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital from the Prisons Hospital today to undergo medical tests, sources said.

SF gives statement to CID

Minister Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka arrived at the CID a short while ago to give a statement over the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr in that took place in 2008.
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SF gives statement to CID

Minister Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka arrived at the CID a short while ago to give a statement over the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr in that took place in 2008.

Govt to release Sh267m for ferry disaster victims

Forty-one survivors of the MV Nyerere ferry disaster at Ukara in Ukerewe District will receive Sh1 million apiece, thanks to the government’s decision.
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Govt to release Sh267m for ferry disaster victims

Forty-one survivors of the MV Nyerere ferry disaster at Ukara in Ukerewe District will receive Sh1 million apiece, thanks to the government’s decision.

Tanzania needs Sh32tr to attain semi-industrialised economy

The government needs some $14.1 billion (about Sh31.8 trillion) to finance 30 projects in an effort to attain an industry-driven economy, according to The Citizen calculations from figures compiled by the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC).
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Tanzania needs Sh32tr to attain semi-industrialised economy

The government needs some $14.1 billion (about Sh31.8 trillion) to finance 30 projects in an effort to attain an industry-driven economy, according to The Citizen calculations from figures compiled by the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC).

TCM physician suspended for 3 years, fined $10,000 after asking cancer patient to delay surgery

SINGAPORE - A traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner was suspended for three years and fined $10,000 for serious professional misconduct, more than a year after an identical sentence was quashed in the High Court. In 2014, the physician, Mr Chua Ben
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TCM physician suspended for 3 years, fined $10,000 after asking cancer patient to delay surgery

SINGAPORE - A traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner was suspended for three years and fined $10,000 for serious professional misconduct, more than a year after an identical sentence was quashed in the High Court. In 2014, the physician, Mr Chua Beng Chye, recommended a patient diagnosed with early-stage breast and lung cancer to delay surgery by three months to undergo TCM treatment.

Hackers searched for PM Lee's records using his NRIC number

SINGAPORE - Hackers that infiltrated the SingHealth database had specifically searched for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's personal data and outpatient prescription records using his NRIC number. He was one of the three people who were targeted in specific
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Hackers searched for PM Lee's records using his NRIC number

SINGAPORE - Hackers that infiltrated the SingHealth database had specifically searched for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's personal data and outpatient prescription records using his NRIC number. He was one of the three people who were targeted in specific queries made to the database using their identity card numbers.

NTUC FairPrice stops strawberry imports from Australia; AVA in touch with authorities there

SINGAPORE - Supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice has stopped all strawberry imports from Australia on Monday (Sept 24), in the light of more than 100 alleged incidents in Australia where consumers found needles in the fruit. Another supermarket chain here, Shen
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NTUC FairPrice stops strawberry imports from Australia; AVA in touch with authorities there

SINGAPORE - Supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice has stopped all strawberry imports from Australia on Monday (Sept 24), in the light of more than 100 alleged incidents in Australia where consumers found needles in the fruit. Another supermarket chain here, Sheng Siong, has requested its suppliers here to use metal detectors to check each punnet of strawberries. Meanwhile, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said it is in contact with the Australian authorities on the issue, and monitoring the situation closely.

Seychelles seeks to generate electricity through natural gas

Seychelles is seeking international assistance to help the country move another step further from fossil fuel-generated electricity.  Preliminary discussions have started for a project to build a liquefied natural gas power plant to generate electricity loc
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Seychelles seeks to generate electricity through natural gas

Seychelles is seeking international assistance to help the country move another step further from fossil fuel-generated electricity.  Preliminary discussions have started for a project to build a liquefied natural gas power plant to generate electricity locally. An economic adviser to President Danny Faure, Bertrand Belle, chaired the first meeting with key partners as three experts from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a branch of the World Bank Group, visited the island nation. “The meeting was an introductory one between the IFC – who will be advising the government on the process of moving from where we are now, to a position whereby we have electricity being produced by combustion of LNG (liquified natural gas)....

« Le parc automobile (du pays) est dans un état critique » affirme le CTC

Surabondantes, polluantes et en mauvais état, les voitures de l’administration du pays font l’objet d’un rapport sans concession de la Chambre Territoriale des comptes.
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« Le parc automobile (du pays) est dans un état critique » affirme le CTC

Surabondantes, polluantes et en mauvais état, les voitures de l’administration du pays font l’objet d’un rapport sans concession de la Chambre Territoriale des comptes.

L’association « Papa où t’es » milite pour le droit des pères divorcés

En cas de divorce, la garde des enfants est le plus souvent confiée aux mamans par la justice. Une association se bat pour infléchir la tendance.  
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L’association « Papa où t’es » milite pour le droit des pères divorcés

En cas de divorce, la garde des enfants est le plus souvent confiée aux mamans par la justice. Une association se bat pour infléchir la tendance.  

Filipino gang demands P52.6 million ransom for Indonesian fishers

KOTA KINABALU --- The kidnap-for-ransom group from the Philippines believed to be behind the abduction of two Indonesian fishermen two weeks ago have demanded a ransom of RM4 million (P52.6 million) for their release. Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar M
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Filipino gang demands P52.6 million ransom for Indonesian fishers

KOTA KINABALU --- The kidnap-for-ransom group from the Philippines believed to be behind the abduction of two Indonesian fishermen two weeks ago have demanded a ransom of RM4 million (P52.6 million) for their release. Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah said the family of one of the victims received a call from one of the captors at about 10:24 am on Sept. 18, to arrange for payment in order to secure their freedom. «The wife of one of the victims, who is in Sulawesi, Indonesia, received the call from the Philippines. »No deadline has been set so far (for the payment). Omar said police had received plenty of reliable information from fishermen who had seen pump boats ...Keep on reading: Filipino gang demands P52.6 million ransom for Indonesian fishers

Sotto wants to lower age of criminal liability to 13

Senate President Vicente Sotto III is seeking to lower the criminal liability of minors to 13 years old, noting that syndicates continue to exploit minors in crimes and in the illegal drug trade. Sotto filed Senate Bill 2026 which aims to amend the Republi
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Sotto wants to lower age of criminal liability to 13

Senate President Vicente Sotto III is seeking to lower the criminal liability of minors to 13 years old, noting that syndicates continue to exploit minors in crimes and in the illegal drug trade. Sotto filed Senate Bill 2026 which aims to amend the Republic Act No. 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 exempting children 15 years old and below from being jailed. «Not only was the law abused by criminals but the innocence of these youngsters were deliberately taken from them,» he said in a statement on Tuesday. According to Sotto, the existing age ceiling is too high compared to international standards and calls for a lower age of criminal liability. "The af...Keep on reading: Sotto wants to lower age of criminal liability to 13

‘Paeng’ slows down; Northern Luzon to experience rain by Friday

  Typhoon «Paeng» (international name: Trami) continued to slow down midday Tuesday, while moving west northwest, the state weather bureau said.   Paeng was spotted 720 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, according to the Philipp
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‘Paeng’ slows down; Northern Luzon to experience rain by Friday

  Typhoon «Paeng» (international name: Trami) continued to slow down midday Tuesday, while moving west northwest, the state weather bureau said.   Paeng was spotted 720 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), and packing maximum sustained winds of 200 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 245 kph,   Northern Luzon will experience light to moderate rain starting Friday, Pagasa said.   However, the western section of the country will have light to moderate rain on Wednesday.   Pagasa earlier said that while Paeng i...Keep on reading: ‘Paeng’ slows down; Northern Luzon to experience rain by Friday

Malacañang not affected by drop in Duterte’s approval, trust ratings

  Malacaang on Tuesday said it is not affected by the double-digit drop in President Rodrigo Duterte's approval and trust ratings in the September 2018 survey of Pulse Asia. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque even noted that the President's scor
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Malacañang not affected by drop in Duterte’s approval, trust ratings

  Malacaang on Tuesday said it is not affected by the double-digit drop in President Rodrigo Duterte's approval and trust ratings in the September 2018 survey of Pulse Asia. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque even noted that the President's score remains the highest among top government officials. «The President rules because it's his Constitutional duty, he doesn't rule for survey results. Maraming beses na po n'yang sinabi 'yan,» Roque said in a press briefing. «We take note of the survey results but we're not affected by it, because ang Presidente naman will do his best to discharge his duties as President and Commander-in-Chief,» he added. The survey, conducted...Keep on reading: Malacañang not affected by drop in Duterte’s approval, trust ratings

Instagram co-founders resign from social media company

SAN FRANCISCO --- The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation. Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram's chief technical officer, pla
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Instagram co-founders resign from social media company

SAN FRANCISCO --- The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation. Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram's chief technical officer, plan to leave the company in the next few weeks and take time off «to explore our curiosity and creativity again.» «Mike and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team,» Systrom said. «We've grown from 13 people to over a thousand with offices around the world, all while building products used and loved by a community of over one billion. We're now ready for our next chapter.» "Bu...Keep on reading: Instagram co-founders resign from social media company

Spurs turning page from season of Kawhi Leonard drama

The San Antonio Spurs are opening training camp on Monday and one thing was clear. The players are happy the Kawhi Leonard drama is in the past.
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Spurs turning page from season of Kawhi Leonard drama

The San Antonio Spurs are opening training camp on Monday and one thing was clear. The players are happy the Kawhi Leonard drama is in the past.

Pelicans’ Davis: Agent change about being ‘dominant’

Yes, New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis changed agents, but no, the timing has nothing to do with him being eligible next season for a five-year, super-max contract extension, he says.
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Pelicans’ Davis: Agent change about being ‘dominant’

Yes, New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis changed agents, but no, the timing has nothing to do with him being eligible next season for a five-year, super-max contract extension, he says.

China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'

China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like «holding a knife to someone's throat».
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China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'

China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like «holding a knife to someone's throat».

Saudi Arabia participates in World Intellectual Property Organization general assembly

Author: sarah glubbID: 1537819541162925400Mon, 2018-09-24 22:51 JEDDAH: The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property participated in the 58th meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Saudi Arabia participates in World Intellectual Property Organization general assembly

Author: sarah glubbID: 1537819541162925400Mon, 2018-09-24 22:51 JEDDAH: The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property participated in the 58th meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. The Saudi delegation, headed by Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Swailem, CEO of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and a number of officials, will attend the meetings, which will discuss a number of important intellectual property issues in the member states. This is the first time the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property represents as a high-level delegation in the WIPO general assembly meetings, which reflects positively on the authorities various activities. The meetings commenced on Monday Sept 24 and will continue to Oct. 2 at WIPO headquarters in Geneva. The decisions taken by member states during the WIPO assemblies contribute to supporting the global intellectual property framework, the future of innovation and the role of WIPO in promoting economic, social and cultural development in all countries. WIPO, established in 1967, is the global forum for services, policy, cooperation and information in the field of intellectual property. It is also an United Nations agency and includes membership of 191 states, which plays a leading role in establishing an effective and balanced international system of intellectual property, while encouraging innovation and creativity. Saudi Arabia joined as a member state in 1982. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaSaudi Authority for Intellectual Property Saudi Arabia's aid agency plan to distribute 10,500 food baskets in Marib launchedRiyadh plane-spotters treated to National Day fly-past by Saudi Royal Air Force

Move to release Saudi prisoners in Taif applauded

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1537816969632752800Mon, 2018-09-24 22:22 TAIF: The Saudi Justice Minister and chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Walid Al-Samaan, has praised King Salman for his directive to release all prisoners in Taif who are insolve
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Move to release Saudi prisoners in Taif applauded

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1537816969632752800Mon, 2018-09-24 22:22 TAIF: The Saudi Justice Minister and chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Walid Al-Samaan, has praised King Salman for his directive to release all prisoners in Taif who are insolvent in financial cases and not involved in criminal offenses. The directive came after a visit by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the region. The Justice Ministry aims to study and make suggestions and initiatives that would ensure a high level of performance for the Kingdom’s judiciary. Separately, the ministry started receiving requests for the implementation of the unified housing lease in the execution courts as an executive bond through the “unified lease contract,” after linking electronically with the Ministry of Housing in July. The step will contribute to reducing the flow of cases to the general courts, authorities said, adding that the real estate owners can now apply, through the “unified lease agreement,” which is registered in the electronic rental network, directly to the executive courts and departments, through the ministry’s portal, if the tenant does not pay the value of the rent when due. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: TaifSaudi Arabia King Salman orders release of prisoners jailed on financial charges in TaifSaudi Arabia participates in World Intellectual Property Organization general assembly

King Salman to inaugurate Saudi Arabia’s Haramain high-speed railway

Author: Shounaz MekkyID: 1537822830733147300Mon, 2018-09-24 23:59 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will inaugurate the Haramain high speed rail project on Tuesday ahead of the start of commercial operations next month. The 450 kilometer train
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King Salman to inaugurate Saudi Arabia’s Haramain high-speed railway

Author: Shounaz MekkyID: 1537822830733147300Mon, 2018-09-24 23:59 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will inaugurate the Haramain high speed rail project on Tuesday ahead of the start of commercial operations next month. The 450 kilometer train line connects the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah with stations at Jeddah, King Abdul Aziz International Airport, and King Abdullah Economic City. Saudi Minister of Transport, Dr. Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi, expressed his gratitude to the King for his patronage of the ceremony as well as his support for national projects. Al-Amoudi said King Salman gives great importance to the transportation projects in Saudi Arabia as they represent the Kingdom’s efforts in serving citizens and visitors, specifically pilgrims. He also said the King and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman are always committed to provide the highest quality services to pilgrims, to fulfill Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, which aims to increase the number of pilgrims. This giant project has been implemented in three stages by a number of national and international companies. The project can carry 60 million passengers a year with a fleet of 35 trains containing 417 seats each. Dr. Rumaih bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih, chairman of the Public Transport Authority, said the project is the region’s first high-speed electric train. The designs of the stations of the Haramain rail were inspired by the unique Islamic architecture of the cities of Makkah and Madinah. Main category: Saudi Arabia