Six-time Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday defeated dissident leader Dullas Alahapperuma and left-wing leader Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake in the presidential election to succeed Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
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Sri Lanka is starting to vote to replace President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who fled
The winner will take on a bankrupt Sri Lanka who is in rescue talks with the IMF, with its 22 million people suffering from severe food, fuel and medicine shortages. Outside parliament, hundreds of heavily armed troops and police stood guard, but there were no signs of protesters.
Tianjin gas explosion in northern China: 1 dead and 12 injured
One person has died in a gas explosion that injured 12 more in a six-story residential building in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, state media said Wednesday. A trapped person who had been removed Tuesday at 5:40 p.m., more than 10 hours after the morning explosion, had weak vital signs and died after being taken to a hospital, according to a Tianjin Daily report released by the government. of Tianjin the Social Media.
Myanmar is sinking like Sri Lanka, violence is driving the economy down
As Sri Lanka faces a political crisis triggered by another economic one, Myanmar, ruled by the junta, is collapsing as the island nation with an increase in violence and a continued downturn in the economy. A Global New Light report from Myanmar said unspecified measures would be taken against non-compliant companies. A day before the coup, which took place on February 1, 2021, the value of the kyat against the US dollar stood at 1,340.
The Google Cloud data center in London is facing an outage on the hottest day in the UK
A Google Cloud data center in London faced an outage on Tuesday, according to an update on Alphabet Inc’s unit status page, as temperatures in the UK soared to a record high. Google Cloud said it was a “cooling-related” failure in one of the buildings and began at 13:13 ET (18:13 BST). Part of the problem still persists.
How many children will Elon Musk have? This is what he replied
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who recently had twins, once answered the question about how many children he will have. And the question at the time was asked by billionaire Mark Cuban, who recently recalled that little exchange of messages between him and Elon Musk. It could have happened before Elon Musk’s last three children born last year, Mark Cuban said in his podcast.