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A Dutch passenger, Cor Pan, took a photo of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight from the departure lounge of the Amsterdam airport. He captioned the image: "If it disappears, this is what it looks like." This is the photo he took.
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Malaysian flight crash: 295 dead

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 295 people aboard crashed on Thursday in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, an area roiled by fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces.
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Video: Uva seats based on 2013 census: EC

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Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday the decision, to change the number of members elected from the Districts of Monaragala and Badulla in the Uva Provincial Council, was based on the Provincial Council Act and not on political reasons.
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Kollupitiya massage parlour cleared by court

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The blind owner and eight other female employees of a physiotherapy massage centre in Kollupitiya which engages in the practice of physiotherapy since 1958 were yesterday acquitted and released by a Colombo Court from the allegations that they managed a brothel under the guise of a massage parlour in 2011.
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Video: Election mechanism manipulated to help Govt.; SF

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Democratic Party leader Sarath Fonseka said today that the Elections Commissioner was changing the election mechanism in a tactful manner to suit the needs of the government and was making various statements with regard to the elections to the Uva Provincial Council.
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Three appointed to advise on Missing Persons

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed Sir Desmond De Silva, Sir Geoffrey Nice and David Crane as experts to advice the Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons, Presidential Spokesperson, Mohan Samaranayake said.
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Video: UNP fact finding mission blocked

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A group of United National Party Parliamentarians who were on a fact finding mission to the Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery was prevented from entering by a group of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation employees a short while ago.
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Six in trishaw: two killed

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Two people were killed when their three-wheeler carrying six people collided head on with a lorry near Pubudu Mawatha Junction on Kadawatha-Mawaramandiya Road in Kadawatha today.
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Missing albino cobra found

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The albino cobra, which was reported missing from Dehiwela Zoo last Monday was found while it was left near the Zoo this morning, police said.
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Woman killed, another injured in leopard attack

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A 32 year-old woman was killed and a boy was injured following a leopard attack in the Fredrose Estate in Nawalapitiya, the Police said today.
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FR petitions filed on Aluthgama riots

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Several people affected by the recent riots in Aluthgama and Beruwala have filed fundamental rights petitions alleging that the police had failed to carry out their duties to prevent the riots from taking place.
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Ministers stifle pruning of personal staff perks

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A Cabinet Paper seeking to withdraw the vehicle facilities provided to ministerial and deputy ministerial staff has been withdrawn on the vehement protest by ministers, the Daily Mirror learns.
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Video: Online sex offenders identified

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The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) said today its Cyber Watch Unit had identified nearly 30 sex offenders and 300 potential sex offenders who had allegedly lured children and youth through social media network sites.
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Dambadiva pilgrimage racketeer at large

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The Police Special Investigations Unit had begun an investigation to arrest a racketeer involved in cheating devotees who were expecting to go on pilgrimage to Dambadiwa after promising them to arrange concessionary prices for their tours through parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa.
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39 Indian fishermen arrested

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A total of 39 fishermen from Jagathapattinam and Rameswaram were arrested by Sri Lankan navy personnel today while fishing near the Palk Straits, fisheries department officials said
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Limitations needed to prevent conflicts: Keheliya

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Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella today said media control was sometimes needed during incidents like the one in Aluthgama to prevent possible escalation of violence.
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Salaka owner released on bail

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The owner of Salaka Gamini Neththikumara was today ordered to be released on bail after appearing before the Colombo Fort Magistrate regarding a case which had been filed against him on the charge of having cheated a private security firm of Rs.326,987.
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Nominations announced for Uva PC

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Nominations for Elections to the Uva provincial council elections will be received from July 30 to August 6 at the nomination centres in the respective District Secretariats, the Election Department said.
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Uzbek couple sentenced to death for murder

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Colombo High Court today sentenced to death an Uzbekistan husband and wife found guilty of murdering an eight-year-old Chinese child and the baby sitter at Nawala on February 23, 2010.
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High time to topple this dictatorship: Ranil

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The lawlessness in this country can no longer be overcome through democratic means but through a well- organised struggle by all parties and civil society groups, United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremeisnghe said today.
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Heavy traffic at Town Hall

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Heavy traffic congestion was reported near Town Hall in Colombo due to a protest by Joint Trade Union Committee comprising of 19 trade unions against a new circular issued by the Health Ministry.
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A master class inning
Video: Call to abolish Executive Presidency
Train tragedy for coffin
Largest Motor Track in SL