TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The feasibility of holding the women’s marathon during the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha in September was called into question by reporters, due to sweltering sauna-like temperatures.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - In the wake of the devastation caused by Typhoon No. 19, the government is considering postponing a parade planned for Tuesday to celebrate the enthronement of the Emperor.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - 21 of 78 victims died in their cars, in circumstances such as a car falling into a swollen river. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – Former UPFA Minister says external and internal powers attempting to manipulate Muslim community in a bid to destabilise post-war Sri Lanka.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – November 16 presidential election to cost over US$38 million according to Election Commission. Election Commission Chairman says the record number of candidates contesting the poll has caused cost to rise.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva comes under fire for endorsing SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa in full-page newspaper advertisements. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - SLMC Leader refers to former Eastern Province Governor as an unscrupulous mercenary for the communal minded Alliance of the SLPP, for not speaking up about communal riots.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Agreement between Sri Lanka and consortium of China Harbour Engineering Company Limited and Southwest Municipal Engineering and Research Institute of China lacks 10 per cent contingency monetary allocation.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Regardless of the reactions, the prime minister’s efforts at mediation should be lauded, as a violent Saudi-Iran confrontation would have a destabilising effect on the entire region, and this country would certainly not be immune from its effects.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Unicef has declared that at least one half of the world’s children under the age of five are victims of ‘hidden hunger’.