Singer Robeson’s granddaughter recalls fight against racism

May 6, 2014 at 9:02 pm

By Vincent Dowd Witness programme, BBC World Service

Paul Robeson Paul Robeson, pictured in 1958, had his passport revoked by the US Government from 1950 – 1958

Tal Fortgang not sorry for being white and privileged

May 6, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Anthony Zurcher By Anthony Zurcher Editor, Echo Chambers

Two men walk through a tunnel on the Princeton University campus. Are hard work and family values the keys to walking the halls of Princeton?

SCiO and the rise of hardware start-ups at TechCrunch

May 6, 2014 at 8:53 pm

By Kim Gittleson BBC technology reporter, New York

 Dror Sharon demonstrates the SCiO, which can quickly scan items to determine their chemical composition

Stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel over Brunei ‘sharia’ law

May 6, 2014 at 8:48 pm

People protest outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei, over Brunei's strict sharia law penal code in Beverly Hills, California 5 May 2014 Demonstrators protest over Brunei’s new harsh Islamic penal code at the Beverly Hills Hotel

Stars of Hollywood are boycotting one of the area’s most famous hotels because of a harsh Islamic penal code introduced by Brunei’s government.

US experts join hunt for abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

May 6, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Mother of abducted schoolgirl at rally in Abuja. 6 May 2014 Families of the missing girls say the Nigerian government’s response has been too slow

A team of US experts has been sent to Nigeria to help find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Gajendrakumar challenges Sumanthiran on Geneva discourse

May 5, 2014 at 10:36 pm

[TamilNet, Sunday, 04 May 2014, 22:56 GMT] The biggest betrayal is failing to do the needful at the right time to the Tamil people through demanding the international community to make the right decision. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and its nominated politician M.A. Sumanthiran have failed the Tamil people by reducing their scope of demands to fit the agenda of regime change and sabotaged every attempt by fellow Tamil representatives to advance the limitations, said Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, the president of the Tamil National Peoples Front (TNPF) at a press conference held in Jaffna on Sunday in response to the accusations levelled against the TNPF by Mr Sumanthiran at an earlier press conference in Jaffna on Friday.

James Packer’s Sri Lanka casino plans in doubt

May 5, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Nine Entertainment chairman David Haslingden has stood by his chief executive David Gyngell following a violent public brawl with his friend, billionaire James Packer.

‘‘David Gyngell has had and continues to have the full support of the board in his role as CEO of Nine Entertainment Company,’’ said Mr Haslingden in a prepared statement.

Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition likely to shatter- report

May 5, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Sun, May 4, 2014, 10:36 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 04, Colombo: Several popular Sunday Sinhala newspapers published reports which said that dissent is brewing among constituent parties in the ruling coalition and leaders of several coalition partners are likely to shift allegiance in a future election.

The Sunday Lankadeepa newspaper in its lead news directly alluded to nationalist parties Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) and National Freedom Front (NFF) as possible coalition partners who are suspected of shifting allegiance from the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) .

President opens new state-of-the-art military hospital in Sri Lanka

May 5, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Mon, May 5, 2014, 06:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 05, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today declared open the new largest state-of-the-art military hospital in Narahenpita.

At the invitation of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, President, Chief Guest for the occasion, accompanied by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development, unveiled a plaque and ceremonially opened the new Army Hospital.

Sri Lanka’s governing party ally to forward 12 proposals to the government to continue its support

May 5, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Tue, May 6, 2014, 09:14 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 06, Colombo: An ally of Sri Lanka’s governing party, the National Freedom Front (NFF) has unanimously adopted several proposals at its second national convention to submit to the government in order to continue with its support.

The party held its second national convention at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium Monday evening under the theme “Defeating fatal traps against the Motherland”.


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