Voting concludes in Sri Lanka prez polls

Colombo,  Voting concluded at 5 p.m. in Saturday’s presidential election in Sri Lanka, which is still reeling from the wounds of the nearly three-decade-long civil war and also the brutal Easter Sunday terror attack that took place just seven months …

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Biden addresses supporters in LA to consolidate base

Los Angeles,  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden addressed more than 700 supporters here, aimed at consolidating base in the California city as part of his campaign for the party’s 2020 nomination. He opened his speech at the at Los Angeles …

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Protests in Bolivia after 5 demonstrators shot dead

La Paz, Protests continued in Bolivia on Friday after five demonstrators were shot dead in clashes with police as supporters of exiled former President Evo Morales gathered in a central town. The five protesters were shot on Friday during a …

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Protests erupt in Iran over fuel price hike


Tehran,  Protests have erupted across Iran after the country began rationing on the purchase of gasoline and substantially increased the price of fuel in a move aimed at assisting the needy, media reports said. The National Iranian Oil Products Distribution …

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90 arrested in Sri Lanka ahead of prez polls

Colombo,  At least 90 people have been arrested in Sri Lanka in connection with several crimes relating to the presidential election, which will be held in the island country on Saturday, police said on Friday. The police have received over …

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Israel-Gaza ceasefire strained by rockets, airstrikes

Jerusalem, Israel on Friday launched fresh air strikes on militant targets after renewed rocket-fire from Gaza, putting a day-old ceasefire under strain. The ceasefire came into effect on Thursday after two days of fighting between Israel and militants of the …

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‘Where were human rights when Hindus fled Kashmir?’

Washington,  In a strong defence of India’s move to abrogate special status for Jammu and Kashmir, a representative of the Kashmiri Pandit community told a US Congressional hearing that those talking of human rights violations in Kashmir today cannot ignore …

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We’ll leave EU by Jan 31, 2020: Johnson

London,  UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated on Friday that the country will leave the European Union (EU) by January 31, 2020, following the December 12 general election. “There is absolutely no reason why between January and the end of …

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Security tightened in Sri Lanka ahead of prez polls

Colombo,  Sri Lanka on Thursday beefed up security by deploying thousands of police officers across the country, ahead of a crucial presidential poll scheduled for Saturday, police said. Police Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara said that over 25,000 police officers were deployed …

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Hacker breaches US tech firm 20 times in 22 months

San Francisco,  A hacker got access to the personal information of a million consumers after infiltrating into the systems of a Utah-based technology company more than 20 times during a period of 22 months. The company, InfoTrax Systems, has now …

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