Items filtered by date: Thursday, 21 June 2018
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Instagram Announces Video Expansion

Social media app Instagram announced Wednesday that it would be increasing its time limit for videos posted on its platform from one minute to 10 minutes, as part of a general expansion of the app's video capabilities.

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In just 30 years, cities around the world will face dramatically higher risks from extreme heat, coastal flooding, power blackouts and food and water shortages unless climate-changing emissions are curbed, urban researchers warned Tuesday.

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A modern retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear has been named the winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize.

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The awards ceremony was hosted by US comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish and held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Black Panther and Stranger Things swept the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards with seven awards between them.

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Treasury gets final tranche of US$ 584mn

China Merchant Port Holdings Limited (CM Port) yesterday released the final tranche of US$ 584 million for the Hambantota Port, completing the US$ 976 million investment. This marks the single highest ever Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) received by Sri Lanka to date.

Published in Sri Lanka

Co-cabinet spokesman Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said President Maithripala Sirisena was speaking to the Mahanayakes regarding a Presidential pardon for Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara.

Published in Sri Lanka

The JVP in Parliament yesterday charged that there was no difference from the actions of Perpetual Treasuries Chief Arjun Aloysius and that of the owner of SAITM, Dr. Neville Fernando, as they had both hoodwinked individuals.

Published in Sri Lanka

The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) (Special Provision) Bill, which hopes to bring to an end the years long crisis, which made the entire university system come to a standstill as the result of the controversy surrounding the Medical Faculty of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), was passed along with Amendments, sans a vote, yesterday (20).

Published in Sri Lanka

Co-Cabinet spokesperson, Minister Rajitha Senaratne yesterday said it has come to the notice of the government that members of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) had set up special media networks to spread misinformation to the public.

Published in Sri Lanka

Moscow, Wednesday: Cristiano Ronaldo followed up his opening game heroics at the World Cup with the only goal in a 1-0 win for Portugal against Morocco as the European champions edged closer to the last 16.

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