The convoy of 100 buses was bound for Mannar. There were no casualties. The presidential election is today. As of 2 pm (local time), the average turnout topped 60 per cent. Official results are expected on Monday.
The stolen artefacts include nine buddha heads and a torso discovered in crates at Heathrow airport in 2002. Since 2009, the British Museum has returned 2,354 works of art to Afghanistan, Iraq and Uzbekistan.
Xi Jinping sang the praises of the New Silk Roads during his recent Greece trip. Faced with a stagnant economy, many European countries are desperate for Chinese investment, but risk becoming tributary vassals of Beijing. The West should create a serious alternative to China’s mega-infrastructure project.
The site’s long restoration ended last month. It started in 2009 and cost US.1 million. Orthodox Jews claim the site and demand free access to what they consider a place of worship. French regulations provide for limited access, upon purchase of a ticket.
The Court convicted Nguyễn Năng Tĩnh, 43, over some messages posted on a Facebook account which he says is not his. The trial was postponed for a month because the Court prohibited his lawyers from copying the case files.