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Lanka mudslide kills over 100
COLOMBO: A landslide in hilly south-central Sri Lanka is believed to have killed more than 100 people on Wednesday as it buried scores of houses, a government minister said, and the toll is likely to rise. The landslide hit a village in the tea-growing area of Sri Lanka after days of heavy monsoon rain, with more than 300 people listed as missing. “More than 100 people are believed to have died,” Disaster Management Minister...
 
 
 
Our flag is our pride: VP
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said on Wednesday that the UAE flag represents the unity of our homeland and affirms that we are one at heart; calling on all Emiratis to celebrate the Flag Day, which falls on Monday, Nov.3, by hoisting the nation’s flag atop the houses. On a statement posted on his Twitter account, Sheikh Mohammed said that...
   
Sultan opens Bahrain show
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, opened on Wednesday the exhibition of “Ancient Bahrain: The Power of Trade” at the Sharjah Archaeology Museum. Running till March 29, 2015, the exhibition is being held by Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) in partnership with the Bahrain National Museum and further reinforces Sharjah’s role as 2014 Capital of Islamic Culture,...
 
 
UAE joins 10 best world economies
DUBAI: The UAE advanced three ranks in the latest World Bank’s Doing Business 2015 report to settle at 22 compared to last year’s rankings, maintaining its lead in the Arab Region and beating some advanced European and Asian economies. Doing Business 2015: ‘’Going Beyond Efficiency’’ ranked the UAE among the 10 economies that have improved the most in performance on its indicators since the previous year. This year’s report high...
   
India, Pakistan evacuate people
NEW DELHI: India was on Wednesday shifting thousands of people out of the way of Cyclone Nilofar due to hit the region this weekend, while Pakistan geared up for potential large-scale evacuations. Nilofar — listed as a “very severe cyclonic storm” by Indian weather officials — is barrelling across the Arabian Sea packing winds of up to 220 kilometres an hour. The cyclone will weaken substantially as it reaches the coast of the...
 
 

 IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN 
Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam, who passed away in Sharjah on Thursday at 66, was a national symbol who played a key role in the formation of the United Arab Emirates. He was Minister for Education and Justice Minister in the Cabinet of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Dr Abdullah as Chairman of Dar Al Khaleej revolutionised the dynamics of the media in the UAE.
 
 
 
 
 
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