Daily Archives: January 29, 2015

Sri Lanka All Set to Strengthen its Relations With India, China


COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s newly-elected government Thursday said it would further strengthen its ties with China and India in order to develop the island nation and make the country free from corruption.

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said that as the government’s objective was to take their prevailing relationship with India and China to “higher levels”, it would also make use of these relationship for the development of the country.

“Similar to the steps being taken by the leaders of these two countries, the Sri Lankan government will also make every effort to make Sri Lanka a country devoid of corruption,” Xinhua news agency quoted the minister as saying.

The minister held talks with Indian High Commissioner Y.K. Sinha and Chinese Ambassador Wu Jinhao in Colombo Tuesday evening during which a wide rang of issues among the countries were discussed.

The meetings were held after Maithripala Sirisena won the Jan 8 presidential elections in the island nation.



ISIS threatens to behead Obama in White House, turn US into Islamic province


The video, which shows a ISIS fighter clad in black uniform beheading a Kurdish soldier, threatens to behead the US president inside the White House. In its latest video, ISIS has threatened to behead Barack Obama and convert US into a Muslim province.

“This is the fate of anyone who opposes Islam. Know, oh Obama, that we will reach America. Know also that we will cut off your head in the White House and transform America into a Muslim province,” the ISIS fighter in the video said.

The video, which shows a ISIS fighter clad in black uniform beheading a Kurdish soldier, threatens to behead the US president inside the White House. The video was discovered by Memri TV which translated it from Arabic.

“Every time you launch a missile, we will send you back the head of one of your soldiers”, the militant warns the Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barazani who is currently leading the fight against ISIS in Iraq.

Apart from US, the video, titled “Bombardment of Peaceful Muslims in the City of Mosul,” also threatens attacks in France and Belgium.

The video emerged two days after Kurdish fighters expelled ISIS from the strategic Syrian town of Kobane on the Turkish border after months of fierce fighting.

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YouTube Now Streams HTML5 Video By Default


YouTube announced that its Web video player will now default to HTML5 over Adobe Flash to add more flexibility for developers, bloggers and consumers.

The team wrote that it waited on switching to HTML5 players due to numerous technical issues. For example, HTML5 previously lacked support for Adaptive Bitrate (ABR), which helps reduce buffering.

With ABR support, YouTube says it is able to use MediaSource Extensions to run smooth live streams on a variety of devices, including the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Chromecast and most popular Web browsers such as Chrome, Safari 8 and IE 11.


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