Chandrika to receive the highest honor from France

21 ViewsFrance’s Ambassador Jean-Marin Schuh after presenting the award to Kumaratunga. Picture by Rukmal Gamage. Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga became the first Sri Lankan to be awarded the Prestigious Medal of Commander in the National Order of the Legion of Honour, the highest rank of the National Order of France. President Kumaratunga served as […]

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First Hydrogen-Powered Trains Rolling in Germany

33 Views The world’s two first hydrogen-powered trains have begun service in Germany. The trains, which operate in between northern German towns, are a step away from traditional diesel power. According to a press release from Alstom, the trains’ French parent company, they are are “equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, thus […]

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My holiday with the Afghan mujahideen

24 ViewsIn the late 1970s, John England, from High Wycombe, was befriended by his neighbour Rahmatullah Safi, originally from Afghanistan. In 1988, Rahmatullah invited John to visit a war zone in his home country and they embarked on an unconventional trip. John kept a diary and took photos of his three-week trip with Rahmatullah, self-publishing […]

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Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested by anti-graft agency, to be charged on Thursda

32 ViewsFormer Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will face further corruption charges related to money allegedly siphoned off from the scandal-plagued state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the anti-corruption agency said on Wednesday (Sept 19). Najib has faced intense scrutiny since unexpectedly losing a general election in May to Tun Mahathir Mohamad, who reopened investigations into […]

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