Disney executives have cut the word "Fox" from their 20th Century Fox film studio in an apparent bid to distance it from operations of the previous owner, Rupert Murdoch. US media suggests Disney does not want it to be associated with the media mogul's highly partisan, right-wing Fox News network.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has proposed the centralization of all government institutes through a single data network to ensure a public sector service free of inefficiency, delays, and corruption. During a discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (17), the President has instructed officials of the information and communication sector to take measures immediately to build a mechanism to provide relevant services through the internet.
Roger Federer says he could not have "gone on the court and told people to stop" when poor air quality affected players in Australian Open qualifying. Bushfires in Australia have caused air pollution issues and several lower-ranked players criticized the top stars for not publicly supporting them.
The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than the official figures suggest. There have been nearly 50 confirmed cases of the new virus, but UK experts estimate the figure is closer to 1,700.
The bodies of seven people have been found in a mass grave in an indigenous area of Panama controlled by a religious sect. The deceased include a pregnant woman and five of her children. Authorities believe that a religious sect performed an exorcism on the victims in a region in the north-west of Panama. A further 15 were freed from alleged captivity.
Turkey has restored access to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia after the official publication of a Constitutional Court ruling that the more than two-year block was a violation of freedom of expression. The detailed version of the ruling published in the Official Gazette on Wednesday opened the way for an end to the ban put in place in April 2017.