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British journalist in Sri Lanka croc attack 'drowned'

Provided by AFP Crocodile attacks are rare in Sri Lanka but earlier this month wildlife authorities reported that a crocodile had seriously injured a wild elephant in the south of the island A British journalist believed to have been attacked by a crocodile in Sri Lanka died of drowning, police sa

MSN.COM - 2017-09-16 12:09:51

'Yuvraj Singh is God's gift to Indian cricket'

Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh (Photo: AFP) Former chairman of national selection committee Sandeep Patil has called Yuvraj Singh "God's gift" to Indian cricket but said form and fitness will hold the key to the seasoned campaigner's participation in the 2019 World Cup. After being dropped for the Sri

THESTATESMAN.COM - 2017-09-16 07:39:43

Japan to support Humanitarian Demining in Northern Sri Lanka with 1.2 million USD

The Government of Japan has decided to provide a total sum of US$ 1,263,112 (approx. Rs. 190 million) to SKAVITA Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Project (SHARP) and HALO Trust for humanitarian demining in Northern Sri Lanka. The Grant Contract was signed between His Excellency Mr. Kenichi Suganum

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-16 06:46:00

Crocodile suspected in death of UK reporter in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lankan navy divers on Friday found the body of a British journalist who is believed to have been attacked by a crocodile while holidaying with friends on a beach. Police said Paul Stewart McClean, a reporter for the Financial Times, went missing in a lagoon near the cit

QUAD CITIES ONLINES - 2017-09-16 04:12:00

India Vs Australia: Ravindra Jadeja to replace Axar Patel for 1st three ODIs

'Murder could've been averted' All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been recalled to the Indian ODI team for the first three matches against Australia as a replacement for the injured Axar Patel. Jadeja was rested from Sri Lanka ODIs and also for the first three matches of Australia rubber. However, the

MSN.COM - 2017-09-16 14:56:07

As water vanishes in Sri Lanka, baths - and snakes - present new risks

KIRIYANKALE, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For four months, Achini Dinesha's life has revolved around water - or, more precisely, the lack of it. Bathing in privacy and safety is now a matter of careful planning and lucky timing for the 32-year-old mother of two small children. It also i

REUTERS - 2017-09-15 00:36:14

Financial Times reporter killed in Sri Lanka crocodile attack

A young journalist at the Financial Times was dragged into a river and killed by a crocodile whilst holidaying in Sri Lanka, the BBC reported on Friday. Paul McClean, an Oxford University graduate with a first-class degree in French, joined the newspaper as a graduate trainee two years ago and was m

YAHOO! - 2017-09-15 11:42:19

Sri Lanka shares higher at close of trade; CSE All-Share up 0.32%

Reuters. Sri Lanka shares higher at close of trade; CSE All-Share up 0.32% Investing.com - Sri Lanka equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Plantations, Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals and Power & Energy sectors propelled shares higher. At the close in Colombo, the CSE All-Share g

INVESTING.COM - 2017-09-15 11:22:11

Financial Times journalist is killed in crocodile attack on surfing vacation in Sri Lanka

Paul McClean, in a photograph posted on Facebook in September 2015. Paul McClean, a 24-year-old British journalist for the Financial Times, died following a crocodile attack Thursday afternoon while he was vacationing with friends in Sri Lanka, according to local authorities. McClean, along with a g

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-15 10:16:00

Newspaper reporter killed by crocodile while on vacation in Sri Lanka

Sept. 15 (UPI) - Paul McClean, a reporter with the Financial Times, died Thursday after he was abruptly ambushed by a crocodile while he was on vacation in Sri Lanka, the newspaper said. McClean, 24, had went outside to a lagoon to wash his hands when he was attacked by the reptile. The lagoon is kn

BREITBART - 2017-09-15 07:00:00

Who Is Paul McClean? Financial Times Reporter Presumed Dead After Crocodile Attack

A reporter working with the Financial Times went missing Thursday after witnesses saw him being dragged into the waters by a crocodile near the resort he was staying in Sri Lanka, where he was vacationing with his friends. Paul McClean, 24, was staying with his friends in the East Beach Surf Resort

YAHOO! - 2017-09-15 06:50:26

Pakistan beat World XI, clinch historic T20 series

Mkhize steps up his charm offensive but the clock's ticking - 90 days and counting Lahore - Pakistan celebrated the return of international cricket with a thumping 33-run win to clinch the final Twenty20 match and the series against a World XI team at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium on Friday. The hosting

MSN.COM - 2017-09-15 18:20:11

Graeme Labrooy appointed Sri Lanka chief selector

Former Sri Lanka seamer Graeme Labrooy will be Sri Lanka's next chief selector. Both SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala and Labrooy himself confirmed the development on Friday. SLC had also been hoping to rope in the likes of Brendon Kuruppu for its selection committee, but at this stage Kuruppu app

ESPN - 2017-09-15 17:34:32

Reporter, 24, Dragged to His Death by Crocodile While Vacationing in Sri Lanka

A British journalist has met an unthinkable end while vacationing in Sri Lanka. Paul McLean is believed to have been dragged into a river to his death by one of the island nation's ferocious crocodiles. Managing editor James Lamont of the Financial Times, where McLean worked, called him "a talented,

YAHOO! - 2017-09-15 16:26:00

India vs Australia: Team India suffers a big jolt

Shikhar Dhawan has been allowed to miss the first three ODIs against Australia, with the series starting on September 17, to attend to his ailing wife. The left handed opener had missed the last few games against Sri Lanka to be by the side of his mother who had been going through health issues. BCC

MSN.COM - 2017-09-14 12:38:40

India opener Dhawan to miss first three Australia ODIs

(Reuters) - India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been released from the team for the first three one-day internationals against Australia to tend to his unwell wife, the country's cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday. "Dhawan has requested to be released from the team for the first three ODIs.

REUTERS - 2017-09-14 11:39:10

Expect surprises from Dhoni with the bat - Shastri

India coach Ravi Shastri has hinted that there are "surprises in store" from MS Dhoni "with the bat". There has been a perception over the last few years that Dhoni has struggled to finish games. And while he wasn't at his destructive best in the recently concluded 5-0 series victory over Sri Lanka,

ESPN - 2017-09-14 10:28:33

Man seen frantically 'waving his hands' as crocodile drags him underwater

A 25-year-old British man was fatally attacked by a crocodile after venturing into the jungle near a popular surfing beach in Sri Lanka known as Elephant Rock. The victim was identified as Financial Times journalist Paul McClean, who was vacationing with friends when the tragedy occurred Thursday in

GRINDTV.COM - 2017-09-14 21:49:21

Thisara Perera: A Spark That Won Over Pakistani Fans & Showed What Sri Lanka Are Lacking

After an emotional start to the much-anticipated Independence Cup, the second Twenty20 International between Pakistan and World XI turned out to be a match that far exceeded its predecessor in electricity, intensity, quality and competitiveness. The visiting side edged the hosts in a nerve-wracking

WWW.MENSXP.COM - 2017-09-14 09:15:37

The BBC in Myanmar (Burma) : See and hear for yourself the Buddhist views of Islam

You can read my guest post over at the Buddhism-Controversy Blog, "Revisiting the Crisis in Burma and Buddhism's Role in it." According to TIME magazine, there is a growing network of extremist Buddhists across Asia. Scholar Michael Jerryson has written extensively of this network of Islamophobic mo

PATHEOS.COM - 2017-09-14 08:38:36