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Rajapaksas’ raj: Mahinda takes charge as PM

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, former President Maithripala Sirisena and other political leaders were present on the occasion.

22 Nov 2019 1:46 AM

India-UK experts begin largest study on babies with brain injury in India

According to experts, brain injury during labour or childbirth is one of the leading causes of epilepsy in babies.

21 Nov 2019 4:48 PM

'Not right time' says North on South Korea ASEAN summit invite: Report

South Korean President Moon Jae-in sent a letter of invitation to Kim on Nov 5.

21 Nov 2019 3:41 PM

Lankan court drops corruption charges against Gotabhaya, orders lifting travel ban

Gotabhaya will embark on his first foreign tour with a visit to India on November 29 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

21 Nov 2019 2:37 PM

Hong Kong students' escape through 'smelly' sewer filled with snakes thwarted

The university on Kowloon peninsula is the last of 5 that protesters had occupied to use as bases from which to disrupt the city.

21 Nov 2019 2:32 PM

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World should keep in mind plight of children in Kashmir: Pak

Pakistan has been trying to internationalise the Kashmir issue.

20 Nov 2019 9:02 PM

Brothers to run Lanka: Prez Rajapaksa names elder brother Mahinda as PM

Mahinda, the current main opposition leader, will assume duties soon after incumbent Wickremesinghe steps down formally on Thursday.

20 Nov 2019 7:38 PM

'Wide-scale' Israeli strikes kill 11 fighters in Syria: monitor

The Israeli army said they had targeted around a dozen military sites, including warehouses and military command centres.

20 Nov 2019 4:44 PM

'Imran Khan-led govt's days are numbered,' warns Pak cleric Fazlur Rehman

alleging that the 'selected' government has offered National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to Khan's sister.

20 Nov 2019 2:46 PM

When music met tech: Japan uses song co-created by AI to welcome Pope Francis

Written by Inoue, song, 'Protect all Life - Signs of the Times', is based on theme of Pope's Japan visit and was partly composed using AI.

20 Nov 2019 1:42 PM

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Taliban release two Western hostages in Afghanistan

There was no immediate comment from the US embassy in Afghanistan.

19 Nov 2019 5:13 PM

14 Taliban terrorists killed in Afghan airstrike

The statement further said that the slain terrorists have been involved in a series of anti-government activities.

19 Nov 2019 4:33 PM

Pak resumes postal mail service with India

Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution.

19 Nov 2019 3:34 PM

Pak FM Qureshi writes letter to top UN officials to reject bifurcation of Kashmir

At Pakistan's request, Qureshi's letter has since been circulated to the UN membership as an official document of the Security Council.

19 Nov 2019 12:06 PM

Hong Kong Protesters' daring escape from university on bikes; see video

The university siege has become a battle of wills between Hong Kong's stretched police force and the constantly innovating protest movement.

19 Nov 2019 10:47 AM

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa to take oath as Sri Lankan President on Monday

Rajapaksa, 70, defeated Sajith Premadasa, 52, by more than 13 lakh votes, the election commission announced on Sunday.

18 Nov 2019 11:02 AM

Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected asnew Sri Lanka President

This also marks the return of the powerful Rajapaksa dynasty known for its pro-China tilt.

18 Nov 2019 7:02 AM

Beijing watches as Taiwan led by assertive Tsai heads for Jan polls

Taiwan recently announced that trade between Taiwan and these 18 nations “amounted to US$ 117 billion in 2018, a 22 per cent increase from 2016”.

18 Nov 2019 1:52 AM

Leaked China documents reveal 'no mercy' in Xinjiang: NYT

The documents include previously unpublished speeches by Xi as well as directives on the surveillance and control of the Uighur population.

17 Nov 2019 12:59 PM

China army in Hong Kong for first time since pro-democracy protests began

It was also the first time in over a year that the PLA local garrison has been involved in the public community work.

17 Nov 2019 10:49 AM

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