(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The centre of Washington was in lockdown Thursday as more than 20,000 armed National Guard troops were mobilized following the deadly assault on the Capitol and the threat of more violence at the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden."US capital locks down as security threats mount"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The 20th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas, St Petersburg, has been rescheduled to 3 – 7 July 2023 and will be rebranded as LNG2023."International LNG Conference and Exhibition rescheduled to 2023"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – In early 2020, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) formalized a partnership to catalyze women’s entrepreneurship through gender lens impact investing in Asia."United Nations ESCAP partners with SEAF to launch the Women’s Economic Empowerment Fund"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known animal cave painting in Indonesia – a wild pig – believed to be drawn 45,500 years ago."Indonesia: Archaeologists find world’s oldest animal cave painting"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –At least seven people have died and hundreds more injured after a 6.2-magnitute earthquake hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early Friday, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said."Atleast seven dead after 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A World Health Organization team is in China currently working with producers of COVID-19 vaccines Sinovac and Sinopharm to assess compliance with international quality manufacturing practices ahead of potential emergency use listing by the WHO, said Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during a press briefing on Monday."WHO team assessing Chinese vaccines for emergency use"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday received the first shot of a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine after Indonesia approved it for emergency use and began efforts to vaccine millions of people in the world’s fourth most populated country."Indonesia starts COVID-19 vaccination campaign with Widodo"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Indonesian Navy divers have recovered the flight data recorder from Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, which crashed into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff on Saturday with 62 people aboard, officials said Tuesday."Data Recorder Recovered From Indonesian Plane Crash"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who is seeking a second term in an election on Jan. 24, has tested positive for the coronavirus but has so far shown no symptoms, his office said on Monday."Portugal’s president tests positive for COVID-19, has no symptoms"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli became a family of three as they welcomed their first child – a daughter – on January 11."How New Parents Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli’s Family Welcomed The “Angel In The House”"