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Sri Lankan Parl. disrupted again, adjourned until Monday amid political crisis

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Sri Lankan Parl. disrupted again, adjourned until Monday amid political crisis

Colombo, Nov. 16 (PTI): Rival Sri Lankan lawmakers threw chilli powder and furniture at each other and disrupted the proceedings of Parliament for a second day Friday, forcing Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to summon police inside the House and adjourn the session until Monday. The brawl occurred a day after the Speaker announced there is no […]

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Indonesian jet crash victim’s family sues Boeing

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Indonesian jet crash victim’s family sues Boeing

Jakarta, Nov. 16 (AFP): The family of an Indonesian man killed in a Lion Air jet crash is suing Boeing, alleging that the accident may have been caused by a problem with the flight-control system in its newest 737 plane. The father of Rio Nanda Pratama filed the lawsuit Wednesday in the US state of […]

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British PM vows to move on with her Brexit plan

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on British PM vows to move on with her Brexit plan

London, Nov. 16 (IANS): British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday vowed to move on with her Brexit plan on the basis of the draft agreement between London and Brussels, saying “the course I have set out is the right one”. The embattled prime minister, speaking at a press conference in her Downing Street office, […]

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N Korea to expel US citizen who ‘illegally entered’ country

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on N Korea to expel US citizen who ‘illegally entered’ country

Seoul, Nov. 16 (PTI/AFP): North Korea has decided to expel a US citizen who illegally entered the country last month, Pyongyang’s official KCNA news agency said Friday. The man, identified as Lawrence Bruce Byron, had been in custody after crossing into North Korea from China on October 16, it said.

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Myanmar detains Rohingyas fleeing to Malaysia by boat

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Myanmar detains Rohingyas fleeing to Malaysia by boat

Kyauktan (Myanmar), Nov. 16 (IANS): Dozens of Rohingyas were detained by the Myanmar police on Friday after they came ashore in the country’s Kyauktan region. Over 100 members of the mostly Muslim minority were arrested and put into trucks by the police after their boat, bound for Malaysia, lost its way and washed up near […]

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Julian Assange charged in US — WikiLeaks

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Julian Assange charged in US — WikiLeaks

Washington, Nov. 16 (PTI/AFP): WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was behind a massive dump of classified US documents in 2010, has been charged in the United States, WikiLeaks said Thursday.

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Satyarthi calls on Pope; seeks support for new law against digital child sexual abuse

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Satyarthi calls on Pope; seeks support for new law against digital child sexual abuse

Vatican City, Nov. 16 (PTI): Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Friday called on Pope Francis and sought his support for a new legally binding international law against growing digital and online forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse cases. The extraterritorial jurisdiction for the proposed law is absolutely essential as online crimes transcend across […]

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British ministers quit over draft Brexit agreement; May set for Cabinet clash

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on British ministers quit over draft Brexit agreement; May set for Cabinet clash

London, Nov. 15 (IANS): Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and another senior UK minister resigned on Thursday, just hours after Prime Minister Theresa May secured her Cabinet’s backing on a draft EU withdrawal deal following lengthy and tense meetings with her government. Raab, who only took office in July when his predecessor David Davis quit due […]

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Chaos in Lanka parliament as speaker comes under siege

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Chaos in Lanka parliament as speaker comes under siege

Colombo, Nov. 15 (PTI): Sri Lankan lawmakers on Thursday exchanged blows and threw objects at each other, leaving at least one of them bleeding, as MPs loyal to President Maithripala Sirisena surrounded the Speaker in his chair after Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who lost a floor test, demanded fresh elections to resolve the raging political […]

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Rohingyas in Bangladesh protest against ‘rushed’ repatriation plan

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Rohingyas in Bangladesh protest against ‘rushed’ repatriation plan

Dhaka, Nov. 15 (PTI): Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh, worried about their safety, on Thursday protested against “rushed” repatriation to Myanmar after Dhaka said it is fully prepared for the plan, opposed by the UN and aid agencies. More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state since August last year after a […]

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