(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Hotter than average temperatures have killed at least 65 people in just three days in Karachi, Pakistan."Heatwave kills at least 65 in Pakistan"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A deadly virus that causes fever, vomiting and convulsions – and for which there is no vaccine – has sparked a health alert in India."Incurable ‘bat virus’ Nipah sparks alert in India’s Kerala state"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Two days after the royal wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (AKA the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex) have released their official portraits from the big day. They were shot by Alexi Lubomriski, who photographed the couple’s engagement portraits at Frogmore House last December as well."Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Official Wedding Portraits Are Here and They’re Flawless"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The US Senate has approved the CIA’s first female director, despite her role in the spy agency’s post-9/11 interrogation programme."Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA’s first female director"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The American actress Meghan Markle has confirmed that her father, Thomas Markle, will not attend her wedding to Britain’s Prince Harry on Saturday."Meghan Markle confirms her father won’t attend royal wedding"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A rare blue diamond that has spent the past 300 years in Europe’s royal houses has been sold at auction in Geneva for $6.7m (£5m)."Farnese Blue diamond fetches $6.7m at Geneva auction"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –At least 18 people have been killed and dozens trapped in the Indian city of Varanasi after a flyover collapsed, crushing vehicles beneath it."India flyover collapse kills at least 18 in Varanasi"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –President Donald Trump gave a health update on First Lady Melania Tuesday after she underwent surgery for a benign kidney condition the day before."President Trump Gives Health Update on First Lady Melania After Visiting Her in Hospital"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Just a week before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, Buckingham Palace has released Queen Elizabeth II’s official consent for the couple to wed."Queen Elizabeth Gives Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Her Official Consent to Marry"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –At least 40 people were killed across the country on Sunday as thunderstorms and rain swept north, east and south India."40 Killed In Storms Across India, Warning Issued For Today: 10 Facts"