(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Supreme Court-mandated anti-pollution authority EPCA on Wednesday ordered closure of schools in Delhi-NCR for the next two days as pollution in the region hovered close to emergency levels."Delhi-NCR Schools to Remain Closed Till November 15 After Drastic Spike in Pollution Levels"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –So far this year, Facebook has shut down 5.4 billion fake accounts on its main platform, but millions likely remain, the social networking giant said Wednesday. That’s compared to roughly 3.3 billion fake accounts removed in all of 2018."Facebook has shut down 5.4 billion fake accounts this year"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –At least 19 people were killed in a bus accident in Peru on Tuesday (Nov 12), local media reported."At least 19 dead after bus plunges into abyss in Peru"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –An Israeli air strike has killed a senior commander of the militant group Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza."Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant in Gaza"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Bolivia’s President Evo Morales condemned on Thursday an attack on a female mayor in which an opposition mob forcibly cut her hair, covered her in paint and marched her barefoot through the streets."Bolivia’s Morales fumes as protesters attack mayoral ally"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Donald Trump has been ordered by a judge to pay $2m in damages for illegally using funds intended for charity to boost his 2016 presidential election campaign."Donald Trump fined $2m for misusing charity for political ends"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Gunmen opened fire on security forces and civilian volunteers at a checkpoint in Thailand’s restive south on Tuesday night, killing at least 15 people in what is believed to be the deadliest single attack in the region in years."15 Killed In Deadliest Attack To Hit Thailand’s Restive South In Years"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Tourists have entered Thailand’s Tham Luang cave for the first time since the dramatic rescue last year of 12 boys and their football coach."Thailand cave rescue: Tham Luang reopens to tourists"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) armed group has confirmed the death of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announcing Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi as its new chief."ISIL confirms death of leader al-Baghdadi, names new chief"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – At least 73 passengers died when a train travelling from the Pakistani city of Karachi to Rawalpindi caught fire."At least 73 dead in Pakistan train fire, police say"