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Rights group demands trial of new Sri Lanka army chief for alleged war crimes

Rights group demands trial of new Sri Lanka army chief for alleged war crimes

Colombo, Jan 10 : A global rights group has demanded the international prosecution of Sri Lanka’s new Army Chief Major General Shavendra Silva over allegations of war crimes during the final military battle with the LTTE militant group in 2009. The Johannesburg-based International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) said Silva was named by a UN investigation […]

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Australian police arrest man for sending suspicious parcels to foreign consulates

Australian police arrest man for sending suspicious parcels to foreign consulates

Melbourne, Jan 10 :  A 48-year-old man has been arrested by Australian Police for allegedly sending dozens of suspicious packages reportedly containing asbestos to diplomatic missions here, including the Indian consulate. Savas Avan was arrested at his home in Shepparton on Wednesday night hours after at least 10 consulates in Melbourne were forced into lockdown […]

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Trump demands funding for US-Mexico border wall to end growing humanitarian crisis

Trump demands funding for US-Mexico border wall to end growing humanitarian crisis

Washington, Jan 9 :  President Donald Trump in a rare Oval Office address to the nation on Wednesday demanded funding for his long-promised US-Mexico border wall to halt “a growing humanitarian and security crisis” due to “uncontrolled and illegal” migration, but refrained from declaring a national emergency over the issue. Trump’s remarks came amid a […]

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No decision regarding declaring national emergency: Conway on Trump’s TV address

No decision regarding declaring national emergency: Conway on Trump’s TV address

Washington, Jan 9 :  Hours before US President Donald Trump’s “address to the nation” on his demand for a wall along the Mexico border, White House senior advisor Kellyanne Conway said that no decision has been made with regard to declaring a national emergency. However, he is most likely to make a strong case for […]

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Swaraj holds talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on key bilateral, regional issues

Swaraj holds talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on key bilateral, regional issues

New Delhi, Jan 9 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Wednesday held talks with her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif on a range of key bilateral and regional issues, including the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan. Zarif arrived here on a three-day visit on Monday. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the two ministers deliberated […]

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Suspicious packages found at Indian consulate and other diplomatic missions in Melbourne

Suspicious packages found at Indian consulate and other diplomatic missions in Melbourne

Melbourne, Jan 9 :  Suspicious packages were found on Wednesday at several diplomatic missions in Melbourne, including the Indian Consulate, prompting Australian authorities to launch a major emergency response. A major operation is underway after packages were delivered to at least  10 international consulates across Melbourne. Firefighters and Ambulance Victoria paramedics were attending the Indian […]

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Indian crosses UAE-Saudi border without documents; jailed

Indian crosses UAE-Saudi border without documents; jailed

Dubai, Jan 8: A UAE-based Indian man has been jailed in Saudi Arabia for entering the kingdom without proper documents, a media report here said Tuesday. Haris Poomadath, 28, a native of Kerala, went missing on December 8 from Abu Dhabi, Gulf News reported. He was found at a hospital in Al Ahsa in Saudi Arabia […]

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US planning a steel barrier rather than concrete wall: Trump

US planning a steel barrier rather than concrete wall: Trump

Washington, Jan 7 : The United States is now planning to install a steel barrier instead of a concrete wall along its border with Mexico, President Donald Trump said Sunday indicating his administration and the opposition Democratic party are closer to resolving their difference on the issue, which has led to a partial government shutdown for […]

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Lanka court dismisses plea to check Sirisena’s mental health

Lanka court dismisses plea to check Sirisena’s mental health

Colombo, Jan 7 :  A top Sri Lankan court Monday dismissed a petition seeking mental health assessment of President Maithripala Sirisena for his sacking of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister, a controversial decision which plunged the country into an unprecedented political crisis. On October 26, President Sirisena, 67, sacked Wickeremesinghe as Prime Minister and replaced […]

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China lodges ‘stern’ protest over US warship sailing through SCS

China lodges ‘stern’ protest over US warship sailing through SCS

Beijing, Jan 7 : China lodged a “stern” diplomatic protest with the US on Monday after its guided-missile destroyer sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea, asserting that America should stop such “provocative” action and create an enabling environment for successful negotiations on the ongoing trade dispute. The US guided-missile destroyer McCampbell sailed near […]