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In Srilanka
March 18, 2018 4:08 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Sunday he had lifted a nationwide state of emergency imposed on March 6 after Buddhist-Muslim clashes. “Upon assessing the public safety situation, I instructed to revoke the State of Emergency from midnight yesterday,” Sirisena said on his...
In Srilanka
March 7, 2018 4:54 am gmt |
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The government of US urged the Sri Lankan Government to swiftly conclude the emergency which was enforced yesterday by the government, due to the tense situation in Sri Lanka. ‘The government of Sri Lanka should act quickly against the perpetrators of sectarian violence’, the UN embassy in Sri Lanka ...
In Srilanka
March 6, 2018 10:09 am gmt |
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Minister S.B.Disanayaka said that the Cabinet which met today, Decided to declare emergency in Sri Lnka as tensions continue in the country. He further said that the law and order will be maintained in the country by the move. A curfew imposed in Kandy was lifted this morning but was re-imposed in so...
In Latest Stories
February 6, 2018 4:47 am gmt |
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The president of the Maldives has ordered his predecessor arrested and called a state of emergency. Soldiers charged into the Supreme Court and arrested two judges after they ordered imprisoned politicians released. Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen called a state of emergency on Monday and ordered ...
In Latest Stories
December 31, 2017 10:45 am gmt |
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Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has announced a 6-month state of emergency in the states of Kassala and North Kurdufan, government news agency SUNA said on Saturday. Kasala is on the country’s eastern border with Eritrea. A state of emergency is already in force in seven other conflict-ridden states...
In Latest Stories
January 22, 2017 6:31 am gmt |
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Chile is under a state of emergency as more than a dozen wildfires that have scorched, as of Saturday (January 21), nearly 80,000 hectares (123,500 acres) threatened to encroach on towns, factories and vineyards. Firefighters, forestry service personnel and members of the military are battling at lea...
In Europe
December 11, 2016 7:26 am gmt |
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The state of emergency imposed in France after the Paris attacks must be extended to protect elections next year, PM Bernard Cazeneuve has said. He said he was seeking the extension until 15 July, covering presidential and parliamentary polls from April to June, and Bastille Day on 14 July. Parliamen...
In Europe
November 13, 2016 10:52 am gmt |
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France’s state of emergency imposed after last year’s terror attacks in Paris is likely to be extended, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has told. He said the measures were needed to “protect our democracy”. Mr Valls was speaking on the first anniversary of the attacks by Islamist ...
In Europe
June 9, 2016 10:58 am gmt |
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Security was tight around France’s Eiffel Tower on Thursday (June 9) as the capital prepares to host the opening match of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. About 2.5 million spectators are expected for 51 football matches involving 24 teams in games played at 10 stadiums across France. There wil...
In World
March 24, 2016 6:17 am gmt |
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Hundreds of tourists in New Zealand’s South Island were evacuated from some areas as a storm battered parts of the country in the early hours of Thursday (March 24) morning. Authorities in the town of Franz Josef, which is 7 km (4.35 miles) from the Franz Josef Glacier popular with internationa...
In World
December 29, 2015 7:18 am gmt |
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Families continued to abandon their homes on Monday (December 28) in the southern cone of South America, which is seeing its worst flooding in decades and has already forced more than 100,000 people to evacuate. In northern Argentina, some 20,000 people have had to evacuate in what local authorities ...
In Latest Stories
November 12, 2015 5:43 am gmt |
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The US has welcomed lifting of State of Emergency in Maldives, a week after it was imposed citing threat to national security. “We welcome the lifting of the state of emergency,” State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters on Wednesday. Over the weekend, the US had express...
In Latest Stories
November 4, 2015 11:00 am gmt |
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The president of the Maldives has declared a state of emergency on the luxury tourist destination, citing a threat to the safety of citizens and to national security. The decree, which came into effect at noon local time (7am GMT), suspends all basic rights and gives sweeping powers to security force...
In America
August 11, 2015 6:14 am gmt |
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The first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson was observed on Sunday. Ten and thousand people have participated in this observation and a rally. But during the rally, they suddenly attacked the shops along in the street t...