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About 38,000 people have been reported dead from the excessive use of alcohol and tobacco in Sri Lanka yearly, local media reports, quoting medical experts from the Sri Lanka Medical Association.
South Korea’s national football team described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a “rough” match played under strange conditions that may be reported to FIFA.
A record number of 35 candidates handed in their nominations on Monday for the Nov. 16, Sri Lankan presidential election, though the contest is confined to two main parties, officials said.
Wildlife officials found three more dead wild elephants in central Sri Lanka Saturday, raising the number believed to have been poisoned by angry villagers to seven.
Brazil’s Diego Matos was given a life ban from professional tennis and fined £100,600 ($125,000) after being found guilty of match-fixing on Monday.
Sixty-two people died and over 42,000 were infected by the dengue virus across Sri Lanka in the first eight months of this year, an official said.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said that all suspects involved in the Easter Sunday terror explosions have been arrested.
The U.S. top Africa diplomat, Tibor Nagy, warned in Pretoria, South Africa on Monday that African countries running up debt they cannot pay back, including China, should not expect to be bailed out by western-sponsored debt relief.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unexpected visit Sunday to a Colombo church bombed during the Easter suicide attacks on his first trip to neighbouring Sri Lanka since his election triumph.
Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked the national intelligence chief and will not cooperate with a parliamentary investigation into security lapses before the Easter suicide bombings, officials said Saturday.
A hunger-fast by a Buddhist monk and Member of Parliament in Sri Lanka has forced the resignation of two governors.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is no reason why any Nigerian should give bribe to law enforcement agents whether for obtaining drivers licenses, passports or to clear goods at the ports.
Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi said on Monday that the Nigerian government did not mortgage any property to secure infrastructural loans from China.
Former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla manager Emery admitted that Pepe miss would have been the turning point in the game in the Premier League fixture against Sheffield United.
Real Madrid is prepared to roll out the cash once again as the Santiago Bernabeu chiefs are prepared to pay a sum €50m transfer fee to sign a replacement for under-performing Thibaut Courtois.
The first El Clásico of the season will, according to the Spanish Football Federation, officially take place on December 18 after it was postponed from this coming weekend.
The Initiative to Save Democracy (ISD), a political group in Nigeria, has raised the alarm over fresh plans by some elements to rehash old, baseless and unsubstantiated allegations against Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo
The Governor of Osun State, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, will on Thursday inaugurate a total of 35 commissioners/special advisers designate earlier confirmed by the State House of Assembly.
The Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, Dr. Chioma Ejikeme has said that the directorate is working on how it will enrol pensioners on the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has picked Liverpool forward Sadio Mane as the "outstanding" player for the 2019 Ballon d'Or.
Prof. Veronica Obatolu, the Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training Ibadan, has called for Federal Government’s increased investment in agriculture to create jobs for youths in the country.
The World Bank is willing to invest $510m, in three tranches, in the Lake Chad Basin to address insecurity, desertification and humanitarian challenges, among others.
The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action.