2 soldiers, 3 militants killed in attack on Pakistan security checkpoint

Two soldiers and three Taliban militants were killed Thursday in an early morning attack on a security forces’ checkpoint in northwest Pakistan.

Excise unit raids cannabis plantation in Sri Lanka forest reserve

Officers of the Moneragala Excise Unit have raided a huge cannabis cultivation in a forest reserve in Moneragala area.

Sri Lanka trade deficit widens 49.7 percent in May 2015

Sri Lanka's trade deficit widened substantially by 49.7 percent to US$ 703 million in May from US$ 470 million a year earlier, according to the Central Bank data released in its External Sector Performance Review Wednesday.

Over 70% of Everest glacier may be lost by 2100

Over 70 per cent of the glacier volume in the Mount Everest region in the Himalayas could be lost in 85 years if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, a new paper suggests. It also indicates more flood risk in the future in the Kosi river downstream from Nepal to …