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Horsey Chanel rides Lagerfeld’s follies out of town

Chanel designer Virginie Viard Tuesday signalled she may put an end to the brand's themed Paris fashion week spectaculars, a year after the death of her legendary predecessor Karl Lagerfeld. The German showman spent millions turning the vast Grand Palais into his playground, building a Chanel space rocket, a near life-sized ocean liner, the Eiffel Tower, a tropical beach and...

Virus panic buying prompts toilet roll rationing Down Under

Australia's biggest supermarket on Wednesday announced a limit on toilet paper purchases after the global spread of coronavirus sparked a spate of panic buying Down Under. Woolworths said the restriction of four packs of toilet paper per person would apply "to ensure more customers have access to the products". Hand sanitisers will also be sold from behind the service counter and...

Top Swiss prosecutor has salary cut over FIFA case lies

Switzerland's top prosecutor will have his pay docked after a disciplinary investigation found Wednesday that he lied repeatedly when questions were raised about his handling of a corruption investigation targeting FIFA. The body that oversees the office of Swiss Attorney-General Michael Lauber said it had concluded its investigation into his suspected misconduct in the handling of the investigation of top...

Italian tourists in India quarantined with coronavirus

A group of Italian tourists were under quarantine in India Wednesday, with 16 testing positive for the new coronavirus, prompting authorities to tighten controls. Italy is a hotspot of the virus with 79 deaths and over 2,500 infected, while India's case total stands officially at just 28 - including the Italians and their Indian driver. Confirming the new cases, Health Minister...

People suffered when leaders tried to be eagles: Mahinda

It was people who had to suffer when leaders of the previous Government attempted to be eagles, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said during an event held at Kurunegala yesterday. “There were frequent clashes and confrontations between the Executive and the Legislature. At the same time, the then President did not give heed to the Prime Minster and the Prime Minister...

Postal voting applications to be accepted from March 6 to 16

Applications for the postal voting of the forthcoming General Elections will be accepted from March 6 to 16, the Election Commission said today.

No one died of drug shortage during my time – Rajitha

The United National Party (UNP) calls on the government to provide relief to the people by reducing fuel prices in relation to fuel price drop in the world market. UNP MP Rajitha Senaratne mentioned this at a press conference held in Sirikotha, the party headquarters. He says that the local fuel prices would have gone down by Rs 15 by now...

WHO warns of mask shortages as virus cases rise worldwide

Countries rushed to protect their supply of masks on Wednesday as panic buying, hoarding and theft spread over fears of the deadly coronavirus epidemic, with global health officials warning that stocks of protective gear were rapidly dwindling. The disease, which first emerged in China, is appearing in new countries almost every day, with Iran, Italy and South Korea facing growing...

Rooney will have point to prove against Man Utd, says Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United great Wayne Rooney will be a threat in Thursday's FA Cup clash against Championship side Derby. Rooney, United and England's all-time top scorer, will line up against the club where he enjoyed so much success when lining up for the Rams at Pride Park. Rooney joined the second-tier side as player-coach after a stint in...

Former SriLankan CEO and wife granted bail

Former chief executive officer (CEO) of SriLankan Airlines Kapila Chandrasena and his wife, who were arrested on money laundering charges, have been granted bail by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court. The Attorney General on the 3rd of February instructed the Director of the CID to obtain an arrest warrant from court and to arrest the former SriLankan Airlines CEO and...