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October 25, 2018 2:48 am gmt |
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President Donald Trump has called on people to be more civil in politics, after a series of suspected explosives were sent to high-profile US figures. He was speaking after parcels were sent to CNN and top Democrats, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. None of the packages exploded. The FBI h...
In Latest Stories
October 25, 2018 2:42 am gmt |
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Sloane Stephens beat Kiki Bertens at the WTA Finals, in a result that spared US Open champion Naomi Osaka early elimination. The American, 25, won six of the last seven games to claim the match 7-6 (7-4) 2-6 6-3. The victory means all four players in the Red Group can still qualify or be eliminated [...
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October 24, 2018 3:30 am gmt |
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The Cabinet is reported to have approved the draft legislation to set up the National Truth Commission as an initiative to ensure the transitional justice envisaged in resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The UNHRC resolution co-sponsored by Sri Lan...
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October 24, 2018 3:25 am gmt |
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Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka told the Cabinet yesterday (Tuesday) that the government should launch diplomatic efforts to withdraw its co-sponsorship of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka. He said the government should also make every effort to replace the curren...
In India
October 24, 2018 3:14 am gmt |
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DMK leader Kanimozhi, whose tenure in the Rajya Sabha will come to an end by July next year, is keen on entering the electoral fray from the Thoothukudi Parliamentary constituency in 2019. DMK sources said she had already expressed her desire in this regard, though the party had adequate numbers in t...
In America
October 24, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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US President Donald Trump has called Saudi Arabia’s response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi “the worst cover-up ever”. He added that whoever organised the plot “should be in big trouble”. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, shortly afterwards, that the US &...
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October 24, 2018 2:41 am gmt |
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Fifa is set to revive controversial plans for a new Club World Cup and Nations League, that had previously been backed by Saudi Arabian cash. It comes after Saudi Arabia admitted journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Reports suggest the Club World Cup would be held annua...
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October 23, 2018 3:35 am gmt |
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Joint Opposition MP Namal Rajapaksa said that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should reveal the names of the two cabinet ministers, who were claimed to be in the pay list of India’s Intelligence wing – RAW. “If some cabinet ministers are in the pay list of the R...
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October 23, 2018 3:30 am gmt |
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The situation in Sri Lanka will turn for the better by next year’s National New Year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday (Monday). He said this at a ceremony held at Temple Trees where appointment letters were handed over to 370 new Grama Niladaris. The ceremony was organized by...
In India
October 23, 2018 3:24 am gmt |
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As the Central Bureau of Investigation’s second-in-command Rakesh Asthana was embroiled in a bribery case, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval swung into damage control, asking CBI Director Alok Verma to ensure the government’s image was not tarnished. Mr. Verma brie...
In America
October 23, 2018 3:20 am gmt |
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A senior US official has held talks with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince in Riyadh, despite growing concern over the Saudis’ role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met Mohammed bin Salman on Monday. Turkish officials say Mr Khashoggi was murdere...
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October 23, 2018 2:51 am gmt |
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Mesut Ozil produced one of the best midfield displays in the Premier League this season as Arsenal beat Leicester to record a 10th successive win in all competitions. Ozil’s first-time finish for the equaliser, the pass that led to the second goal and his two flicks in the build-up to the third...
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October 22, 2018 3:28 am gmt |
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Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera claimed that four Cabinet Ministers, having links with RAW (Research and Analysis Wing), had leaked information related to President Maithripala Sirisena’s remarks purportedly critical of India and China to Indian journalists. Minister Amaraweera said this at a...
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October 22, 2018 3:24 am gmt |
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German Ambassador Jörn Rohde said yesterday (Sunday) the elections should be held in any democracy when they are due, and not be delayed. He said the elections were a feature of democracy and they should be held in due time except under extraordinary circumstances. He made these remarks in response t...
In India
October 22, 2018 3:20 am gmt |
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Private bus operators are cashing in on the festival season as fares on various routes have increased by at least ₹300 per ticket. As the Navaratri weekend comes to a close and Deepavali inches closer, bus operators from the Omni Bus Stand in Madurai say the rates on online platforms will reach a bas...
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October 22, 2018 3:13 am gmt |
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Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming a “rogue operation” for a killing that has sparked an international outcry. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News the act was a “tremendous mistake” and denied the influential crown prince ordered ...
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October 22, 2018 2:46 am gmt |
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The Tennessee Titans spurned a last-gasp two-point conversion attempt as the Los Angeles Chargers held on for a 20-19 victory in the second game of the 2018 International Series at Wembley. Luke Stocker’s touchdown with 31 seconds remaining saw the Titans close to within a point of the Chargers...
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October 21, 2018 3:25 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (Saturday) held talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi on a range of issues related to bilateral ties, including the progress of India assisted development projects in the island nation. The talks at the Hyderabad House ca...
In India
October 21, 2018 3:21 am gmt |
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With the Joint Action Council of Tamil Nadu Teachers Organisations and Government Employees Organisations (Jactto-Geo) announcing an indefinite strike from November 27 to press for the implementation of its charter of demands, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami categorically stated yesterday (Sat...