NASA is monitoring how residents near the Texas Gulf Coast react to quiet sonic booms from an experimental aircraft that could reduce commercial flight times by half.
Egypt says archeologists working at a dig in Cairo have found several fragments of stone slabs with inscriptions dating back up to 4,000 years.
This year the World Panorama section of the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) presents 15 films which are Oscar submissions from respective countries.
US rapper Mac Miller died as a result of an accidental overdose involving cocaine, fentanyl and alcohol, a coroner has concluded.
President Maithripala Sirisena said he would take all steps towards building lasting peace and harmony in the country.
The President is vested with the powers under the Constitution to appoint a Prime Minister, said former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has summoned Party Leaders for a special meeting today (7) evening at the Parliament.
UPFA MP S.B.Dissanayke said the Maithri- Mahinda government had no issue with regard to the parliament majority and would be able to secure more than 113 seats.
In a sudden move, Deputy Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara, who took oaths under the current Government of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the Deputy Minister of his earlier portfolios a few days ago, backtracked and resigned from his position yesterday (6), citing international recognition of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as being the legitimate Prime Minister of the country.