Sri Lanka Parliament rejects president’s choice of PM

Sri Lanka's Parliament has passed a no-confidence vote against the government headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former strongman hastily sworn in as prime minister last month. Sri Lanka's Parliament has passed a no-confidence vote against the government headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former strongman hastily sworn … [Read More...]

May says draft deal takes UK – significantly closer’ to Brexit

Theresa May has urged Cabinet ministers to act in the national interest and support a Brexit deal which takes the UK “significantly closer” to delivering the result of the referendum. The Prime Minister is facing a crunch showdown with Brexit-backing ministers as she seeks to persuade her senior team … [Read More...]

Ballet dancer mysteriously found dead in lake

A St. Louis ballet dancer was mysteriously found dead in a rural Missouri lake after police spotted her car abandoned nearby, authorities said. The body of Raffaella Stroik, 23, was found Wednesday morning in Mark Twain Lake by a private pilot who was circling the area to help search for her, … [Read More...]

Marie Antoinette pendant fetches $36 million, shattering estimate

A pearl and diamond pendant owned by Marie Antoinette before she was beheaded during the French Revolution sold for $36 million at an auction on Wednesday, shattering its pre-sale estimate of up to $2 million. The Sotheby’s auction at an ultra-luxurious hotel on the banks of Lake Geneva … [Read More...]