The government was forced to lateradmit it had suffered a “major intelligence lapse,” with the defense secretary,revealing an Indian intelligence warning from the beginning of the month aboutplanned attacks was not properly shared by the authorities.(BBC) SRI LANKA – People here were going tothe polls to choose their new leader, seven months after a devastating terrorEaster Sunday bombings killed over 250 people. A total of 35 candidates are vying forvotes in the presidential election, the third since the end of the country’sdecades-long civil war in 2009. Presidential election candidate and former wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves after casting his vote during the presidential poll in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Nov. 16. REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE The attack by Islamic State militants,which targeted churches and top-end hotels, left at least 253 people dead.
WRBI Area Boys & Girls High School Basketball Scores.Girls Basketball.Friday (12-20)Batesville 62 Greensburg 38Batesville JV won 33-19Boys Basketball.Friday (12-20)Switzerland County 59 South Ripley 58Jac-Cen-Del 59 Southwestern Hanover 30Milan 65 Oldenburg Academy 56Greensburg 76 Jennings County 52Rushville 59 Lawrenceburg 47North Decatur 50 Waldron 49Brown County 58 South Decatur 52Rising Sun 40 New Washington 36Crothersville 65 Shawe Memorial 48Edinburgh 57 Hauser 56Indy Lutheran 55 Southwestern Shelby 50Knightstown 50 Eastern Hancock 31Martinsville 69 Indian Creek 42Union County 72 Winchester 64Madison 69 Bedford-North Lawrence 61
Photo © Pixabay Shane Duffy has committed his long term future to Brighton and Hove Albion.The Republic of Ireland defended has signed a new four year contract with the newly promoted Premier League club.Albion broke their club record to sign the Derry native from Blackburn Rovers for £4 million last summer.Meanwhile James McCarthy will sit out Everton’s Europa League play off first leg against Hajduk Split at Goodison Park tonight. The Republic of Ireland midfielder is said to have suffered a fresh knee injury, just a couple of weeks ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Serbia.Kick off is at 8.05.