19 August 2015

NY governor: Topless women in Times Square breaking the law

In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, a tourist poses for a photo with two women clad in thongs and body paint in Times Square, in New York. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising to take action against women who pose nearly naked for photos in Times Square in exchange for cash.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says women posing nearly naked for photos in Times Square are breaking the law and undermining efforts to keep the tourist area family friendly.

AFTER ELECTION, SRI LANKA PM INVITES RIVALS TO WORK TOGETHER

Sri Lanka’s prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaks as his wife Maithree watches during a media interaction at his official residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Wickremesinghe defeated the country’s former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in parliamentary elections, according to results released Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, blocking a key step of his bid to return to power eight months after he lost the presidency.
Sri Lanka's prime minister on Wednesday invited all political parties in the island nation to work together after his party won the most seats in parliamentary elections and thwarted a political comeback bid by the country's former strongman president.

Officials from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party were working to gain seven more seats to give it an outright majority, and enable Wickremesinghe to be sworn in for a second term as prime minister, a position second to president in Sri Lanka.