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US economist Richard Thaler wins 2017 Nobel Economics Prize

U.S. economist Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize for his contributions in the field of behavioral economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday.   “In total, Richard Thaler’s contributions have built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision-making,” the award-giving body …

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ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize-2017

The Norwegian Nobel Committee last week awarded the Nobel Peace Prize-2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).   “The organization is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to …

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Sri Lankans are safe

All Sri Lankans working at Mandalay Bay Hotel near venue of Las Vegas shooting incident are safe, Sri Lankan Consular General in Los Angeles said.

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Gunman on shooting spree in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Police has confirmed reports of an active shooter at the Mandalay Bay casino and resort in Las Vegas. There are reports of multiple casualties, media reports said. The gunman reportedly opened fire at a country music festival being held on the Las Vegas strip, BBC reported. The Las …

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13 dead and 100 injured at Barcelona attack

At least 13 person died and 100 were injured -of them seriously – after a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas tourist area, police and local officials say. The vehicle sped along the pedestrian area, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover. Police are treating …

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Tsunami warning withdrawn

The tsunami warning alert issued to the coastal areas of Sri Lanka this morning, following the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, has been withdrawn, the National Tsunami Early Warning Centre of the Department of Meteorology said. It said there was no tsunami threat to Sri …

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