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US concerned by Sri Lanka snap polls

US concerned by Sri Lanka snap polls

Washington, Nov 10:  The United States voiced concern Saturday after Sri Lanka’s president ordered snap elections, as lawmakers warned that US aid was in question. President Maithripala Sirisena, who two weeks ago sparked a crisis by sacking the prime minister and installing former authoritarian leader Mahinda Rajapakse in his place, signed a decree for elections […]

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12 killed in California bar shooting: sheriff

12 killed in California bar shooting: sheriff

Thousand Oaks (US), Nov 8 :  Twelve people, including a police sergeant, were shot dead in a shooting at a nighttclub close to Los Angeles, police said Thursday. All the victims were killed inside the bar in the suburb of Thousand Oaks late on Wednesday, including the officer who had been called to the scene, […]

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58 combatants killed in fighting for Yemen’s Hodeida: Medics

58 combatants killed in fighting for Yemen’s Hodeida: Medics

Aden, Nov 8 : Dozens of combatants were killed as pro-government forces closed in on rebel forces in the heart of the Yemeni port city of Hodeida on Thursday, hospital sources said. Medics at hospitals inside the city reported 47 rebels had been killed in overnight ground fighting and air raids by a Saudi-led coalition supporting […]

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Kremlin says Mueller probe not Russia’s problem after Sessions sacked

Kremlin says Mueller probe not Russia’s problem after Sessions sacked

Moscow, Nov 8:  The Kremlin said on Thursday that the Washington investigation into alleged interference by Moscow in the 2016 US election was not Russia’s problem, after President Donald Trump sacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “This investigation is a headache for our American colleagues, it has nothing to do with us,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov […]

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Zimbabwe thrash Bangladesh for long-awaited Test win

Zimbabwe thrash Bangladesh for long-awaited Test win

Sylhet (Bangladesh), Nov 6 : Brandon Mavuta and Sikandar Raza shared seven wickets between them as Zimbabwe recorded their first Test win in five years with a thumping 151-run victory over Bangladesh on Tuesday. Debutant leg-spinner Mavuta claimed 4-21 and off-spinner Raza’s 3-41 as hosts Bangladesh were left chasing 321 runs on the fourth day in […]

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Facebook blocks 30 accounts ahead of US midterm elections: statement

Facebook blocks 30 accounts ahead of US midterm elections: statement

San Francisco, Nov 6 : Facebook said Monday it had blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 accounts on photo-sharing network Instagram over concerns they may be linked to foreign entities and aimed at interfering in US midterm elections. “On Sunday evening, US law enforcement contacted us about online activity that they recently discovered […]

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Iran vows to ‘proudly bypass’ US sanctions

Iran vows to ‘proudly bypass’ US sanctions

Tehran, Nov 5 :  Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic republic “will proudly bypass sanctions” by the United States that took effect on Monday targeting the country’s oil and financial sectors. “I announce that we will proudly bypass your illegal, unjust sanctions because it’s against international regulations,” Rouhani said in a televised speech. “We […]

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Ruthless South Africa thrash Australia by six wickets

Ruthless South Africa thrash Australia by six wickets

Perth, Nov 4 :  South Africa hammered Australia by six wickets in the first one-day international in Perth on Sunday, with a Dale Steyn-led pace onslaught exposing their batting frailties. Set 153 to win, Proteas’ openers Quinton de Kock (47) and Reeza Hendricks (44) helped secure victory with 124 balls to spare, leaving Australia with […]

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Egypt says police kill 19 jihadist suspects linked to Copt attack

Egypt says police kill 19 jihadist suspects linked to Copt attack

Cairo, Nov 4 : Nineteen suspected jihadists linked to a deadly attack on Coptic Christians in central Egypt have been killed in a shootout with police, the interior ministry said Sunday. Those killed in the exchange of fire were part of a cell that left dead seven pilgrims in Friday’s attack in Minya province, a statement […]

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Brazil will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem: Bolsonaro

Brazil will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem: Bolsonaro

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 2:  Brazil will move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has said, making the Latin American giant the largest country after the United States to make the controversial switch. “As previously stated during our campaign, we intend to transfer the Brazilian Embassy from Tel […]

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