Former Sri Lankan leader arrives in Bangkok for temporary stay

Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in Thailand on Thursday seeking temporary refuge in a second Southeast Asian country after fleeing his island nation last month amid mass protests. Mr Rajapaksa arrived at Bangkok’s Don Muang Airport on a chartered flight from Singapore after the city-state’s immigration authorities said in a statement on Thursday


FIFA brings forward start of World Cup to host Qatar

Doha- FIFA has officially brought forward this year’s World Cup opener by one day to November 1. 20 Thursday, a rare change made so that host country Qatar could feature in the gala match. Senior football officials universally approved of the decision, FIFA said in a statement, while Qatar said it would provide unspecified aid