Violence exacts a huge financial toll above and beyond the physical and emotional devastation it causes, with violence-related injuries costing some countries more than 4 per cent of their Gross Domestic Product, a report issued today by the United Nations World Health Organization reveals.
Three armed and hand grenade carrying LTTE cadres in combat uniforms had abducted seven Muslim firewood cutters with their bicycles on 09 June 2004 while they were in the general jungle area west of Punanai to collect firewood.
After having witnessed dance of the "goddess of love" across the face of the Sun on Tuesday, astronomers are getting ready to watch the unmasking of planet Saturn -- the "lord of the rings" -- beginning tomorrow.
The Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday confirmed reports that Thailand was thinking of purchasing an international automobile manufacturing company, but stressed that the plan was ‘just an idea’, and that injections of thought from all sides would be welcome.
Ronald Reagan's body rode in solemn procession through the U.S. capital on Wednesday, saluted by thousands of people who came to pay tribute to the former president, transformed by time from partisan political warrior to national hero.
By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles
Venerable Elle Gunawansa Thero, a leader of the Patriotic National Movement said the activities of nine Buddhist monks of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (National Heritage Party – JHU) brought insults and ridicule to 20,000 other Buddhist monks of the island nation.
A female Radio Journalist attached to the Thamil Broadcasting Corporation is (TBC) threatened with death. She was given two weeks time duration to leave the Tamil Broadcasting Services or else she would end up receiving the bullet in her forehead.
The Malaysian governments unprecedented opening of its detention facilities to select observers is a welcome gesture, but it will not end abuses under Malaysian security law, Human Rights Watch said today.
When the negotiation collapsed on the demand for ministerial positions and pecuniary arrangements, Arumugam Thondaman, leader of the Ceylon Workers Congress had finally given his word, that along with him the eight members of his party will not support the minority government led by Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.
Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia on Wednesday said in Parliament that since assuming office, her government initiated steps to strengthen relations with India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Myanmar and Afghanistan.
British Racing's commitment to modernization has taken another major step forward with the announcement by the British Horseracing Board (BHB) today that it will be implementing a wide-ranging series of changes to the financial, administrative and governance structure of racing outlined in a 42 page document entitled "The Modernization of British Racing".