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Naval and Fishermen advised not to venture out to sea – DMC

Naval and fishing communities are advised not to engage in fishing activities in the sea areas off the coast extending from Matara to Potuvil via Hambanthota and in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Negombo, until 6.00 am. tomorrow (03). The Disaster Management Centre warned that there is a high possibility for heavy showers or thundershowers...

Indonesia clamps down on looting as quake-tsunami toll tops 1,200

More than 1,200 people are now known to have died in the quake-tsunami that smashed into Sulawesi, Indonesia said Tuesday, as police pledged to clamp down on looting by survivors taking advantage of the chaos. There were reports of officers firing warning shots and tear gas to ward off people ransacking shops in Palu, a coastal city ravaged by a...

Former classmate says Trump court nominee lied about his drinking

A one-time classmate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee said Monday that Brett Kavanaugh was a habitual heavy drinker, challenging the judge's Senate testimony to the contrary. The comments came days after the FBI opened a Senate-requested probe into allegations by three women that a drunken Kavanaugh sexually abused them or engaged in sexual misconduct while they were students...

Dutch tax break change cheeses off expats

Plans by the Netherlands to scrap a major tax break for foreigners have left expatriates in a spin at a time when the country is hoping to lure multinationals as part of a Brexit exodus. Thousands of foreign workers face a big hit to their salary under the proposals, confirmed in September as part of Prime Minister Mark Rutte's 2019...

Australia football body adopts reforms after FIFA threat

Australia's football governing body voted for wide-ranging reforms Tuesday against the wishes of its outgoing chairman, ending a long-running battle that saw FIFA threaten to take over the federation. Football Federation Australia's 10-member Congress -- nine state and territory associations, and one A-League representative   voted 8-2 in favour of constitutional changes, narrowly securing the required 75 percent. An expanded new congress,...

Carmakers brace for shocks as electrified future looms

Auto industry executives gathering this week for the Paris Motor Show will be rubbing shoulders with unusual company: dozens of tech experts eager to tackle what many consider the ultimate connected device. Electric vehicles are the stars of this year's show, with premium brands like Mercedes and Audi finally jumping into the fray, but the promise of self-driving cars is...

India eye Windies boost ahead of Australia tour

Stung by defeat in England and heading to Australia for a tough tour next month, India's cricketers are looking for some confidence-boosting home victories against the West Indies from Thursday. The number one Test side and the winner of last week's Asia Cup start as favourites against the eighth-ranked West Indies in the series of two Tests, five one-day internationals...

New Kangaroos skipper suspended after drink-driving charge

New Kangaroos skipper Greg Inglis has been suspended for two games after being caught drink driving just hours after his appointment, the National Rugby League said Tuesday. Inglis, 31, was charged with drink driving and speeding on Monday, shortly after he was handed the captaincy over main rival Boyd Cordner.

Dozens of students found dead as Indonesia rescue ramps up

The bodies of dozens of students have been pulled from their landslide-swamped church in Sulawesi, officials said Tuesday, as an international effort to help nearly 200,000 increasingly desperate Indonesian quake-tsunami victims ground into gear. The discovery adds to the already-high death toll from Friday's disaster, when a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that smashed into the seaside city of Palu.

Neither rich nor crazy: film noir sheds light on Singapore’s migrant labourers

A world away from the opulence showcased in hit rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians", a critically acclaimed film noir is shedding light on a less well-known side of Singapore  the precarious existence of its migrant workers. "A Land Imagined" tells the story of a Chinese labourer who goes missing while working on a building site, and the efforts of a world-weary...
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