Faniacs – Sri Lanka’s new ‘fashion’ entry

Faniacs – Sri Lanka’s new ‘fashion’ entry

COLOMBO, Sept 21 (NIA) – Faniacs – Fans turned maniacs – the latest fahion logo to hit Sri Lanka has wooed youngsters and geeks with its exclusive raw original designs. The company, which is less than a year old, was launched by five youngsters, fresh out of school, who have an ambitiuous plan for comic […]

Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

HOLLYWOOD, Sept 20 – One of Hollywood’s highest profile marriages is over. Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt, a source familiar with the filing confirmed to CNN. Pitt and Jolie got married in 2014 but their relationship became the subject of speculation in 2004, when they co-starred in “Mr. & Mrs. […]

Syria conflict: UN suspends all aid after convoy hit

Syria conflict: UN suspends all aid after convoy hit

SYRIA, Sept 20 – The UN has suspended all aid convoys in Syria after its lorries were attacked by warplanes near Aleppo on Monday. The convoy had received proper permits, and all warring parties – including Russia and the US – had been notified, a UN spokesman said. Eighteen of the 31 lorries, containing wheat, […]

New York City: At least 29 wounded in ‘intentional’ explosion

New York City: At least 29 wounded in ‘intentional’ explosion

Sept 18 – At least 29 people have been injured in an explosion in the Chelsea district of New York City, officials say. BBC said the cause of the blast late on Saturday remains unclear. Mayor Bill de Blasio described it as “intentional” but said that there were no known links to terror. The force […]

The moment hijabs dazzled the New York Fashion Week catwalk

The moment hijabs dazzled the New York Fashion Week catwalk

Sept 16 – A collection presented at New York Fashion Week is the first time every model walked the event’s runway wearing a hijab. Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan’s show was also one of the first by an Indonesian at the prestigious annual event. At a time when what Muslim women choose to wear is causing […]

She Survived ISIS Sex Slavery. Now, She Is A UN Goodwill Ambassador

She Survived ISIS Sex Slavery. Now, She Is A UN Goodwill Ambassador

Sept 16 – Nadia Murad, a survivor of the ISIS atrocities, was selected to be the of the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for human trafficking on September 16, 2016. The formal UN announcement states, “During her Ambassadorship, Nadia will focus on advocacy initiatives and raise awareness around the plight of the countless victims of trafficking”. […]

Syria ceasefire comes into effect under US-Russia deal

Syria ceasefire comes into effect under US-Russia deal

Sept 13 – A nationwide ceasefire in Syria brokered by the United States and Russia began at sundown on Monday, coinciding with the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, but there are concerns about whether it will hold. Several hours into the ceasefire, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said major conflict zones across the country were […]

US election: Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia

US election: Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia

Sept 12 – US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been treated for pneumonia, her doctor says, after she was taken ill at a 9/11 ceremony. Dr Lisa Bardack said she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and given antibiotics, but had become dehydrated at the New York event. The doctor’s statement said she was […]

Frenchwoman who got world’s first face transplant dies at 49

Frenchwoman who got world’s first face transplant dies at 49

Sept 7 – Isabelle Dinoire, a Frenchwoman who received the world’s first partial face transplant, has died more than a decade after a complex and daring operation that set the stage for dozens of similar transplants worldwide. She was 49. The hospital said Dinoire died in April, but didn’t announce it until Tuesday because the […]

Maldives invites oldest Chinese tourist for a holiday

Maldives invites oldest Chinese tourist for a holiday

Aug 21 (NIA) – The Maldives China Trade and Cultural Organization has invited the oldest Chinese citizen who can travel as a tourist to the Maldives, local media reported on Thursday. 101 year old Liu Chengxin became the oldest Chinese outbound tourist ever after acquiring her first travel permit despite the health risk. Reports said that […]