Sri Lanka president dissolves Parliament, calls for election

Colombo : Sri Lanka’s political crisis deepened Friday as President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament and announced snap polls on January 5 after it became evident that he did not have enough support in the House for Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed by him under controversial circumstances. Sirisena signed a gazette notification to dissolve
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Washington : China bluntly told the United States to stop sending ships and military aircraft close to islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, during talks that set the stage for a meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping later this month. The US pushed back, insisting it will continue to
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Diyabakir : At least 25 Turkish soldiers were injured and seven were reported missing after an artillery shell exploded “accidentally” at a military base in the country’s southeast, authorities said. Turkey’s defence ministry said the explosion occurred “while firing heavy weapon ammunition” at the base in Sungu Tepe in the Hakkari province near Turkey’s borders
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Beirut : US-led coalition air strikes killed 26 civilians including 14 children in a holdout of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a Britain-based war monitor said. “Twenty-six IS family members including 14 children and 9 women were killed in coalition air strikes on the town of Hajin,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
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Washington : US President Donald Trump Saturday said the suggestion of his French counterpart Emanuel Macron that Europe should build its own army was “very insulting”, asserting that Europe should first pay its “fair share” to NATO. Trump slammed Macron in a tweet, moments after he landed in Paris for a weekend trip to commemorate
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Chennai, Nov 9: At long last, the producers of the ‘Sarkar’ film, have removed the controversial scenes in the film, after the AIADMK vehement protests organised throughout the country since Thursday. Meanwhile, the film Director A.R.Murugadoss had sought anticipatory bail from the Madras High Court, fearing that he will be arrested. The removal of the
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New Delhi, Nov.9: India will be closely following the developments following an agreement between China and Myanmar on Thursday to develop a multi-billion dollar deep sea port in Kyaukpyu on the coast of Bay of Bengal, third in India’s neighbourhood. China has already helped build port in Gwadar in Pakistan and Hambantota in Sri Lanka.
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Washington, Nov 9: The Donald Trump administration wants to make changes in the existing H-1B provisions for it to play a better role in attracting highly skilled foreign workers as opposed to the what it has now evolved into an “outsourcing” role, the White House said . “The president’s overall instinct — and he said
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Kottayam : A police officer was removed from service for allegedly taking bribe from some of the accused in a suspected honour killing case in Kerala. Two police personnel, ASI Biju and police driver Ajaya Kumar of Gandhinagar police station near Kottayam, were arrested and suspended for allegedly taking bribe from some of the people
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Paradise : Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate a fast-moving wildfire that has exploded in size threatening several Northern California communities and forcing panicked residents to race to help neighbours who had to drive through walls of flames to escape. It was not immediately known if there were injuries or fatalities. Butte
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