(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – In a remarkable demonstration of international collaboration and technical expertise, the successful rescue of 41 workers from the Silkyara-Barkot tunnel in Uttarakhand, India, in November 28, 2023, has garnered praise from across the world."International acclaim for courageous rescue efforts in Uttarakhand tunnel collapse"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Henry Kissinger, a controversial Nobel Peace Prize winner and diplomatic powerhouse whose service under two presidents left an indelible mark on U.S. foreign policy, died on Wednesday at age 100, according to his geopolitical consulting firm Kissinger Associates Inc."Henry Kissinger, former US secretary of state and Nobel winner, dead at 100"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Hamas released 11 Israeli hostages on the fourth day of the truce to the Red Cross on Tuesday (November 28), Israel Defence Forces confirmed, news agency ANI reported citing The Times of Israel."Hamas frees 11 more Israeli hostages as Gaza ceasefire extended by two days"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – A four-year-old Israeli-American girl who was kidnapped by Hamas during its 7 October attack in southern Israel was among the 17 hostages released by the group on Sunday."Israel-Gaza: Four-year-old girl among released hostages"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Populist Javier Milei won Argentina’s presidential election Sunday, swinging the country to the right following a fiercely polarized campaign in which he promised a dramatic shake-up to the state to deal with soaring inflation and rising poverty."Fiery right-wing populist Javier Milei wins Argentina’s presidency"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Two Indian cities joined New Delhi to be among the world’s worst 10 for pollution on Monday morning, with smoke heavy in the air a day after revellers let loose with firecrackers for Diwali – the annual Hindu festival of light."Three Indian cities among world’s 10 most polluted after Diwali"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Five U.S. special operations troops were killed on Friday when their helicopter crashed into the Mediterranean Sea during a training mission, U.S. officials said on Sunday."Five US service members killed in aircraft crash in Mediterranean"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Israel has agreed to begin daily four-hour pauses in fighting in northern Gaza to allow people to flee hostilities, the White House has announced, in what it called a step in the right direction."Israel to begin daily four-hour ‘pauses’ in fighting in north Gaza, US says"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck the Banda Sea region in Indonesia on Wednesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said."Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes Banda Sea in Indonesia; no tsunami warning"