Monday, 20 January 2020

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Sri Lanka’s new president suspends parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new president suspended parliament for a month from Tuesday ahead of snap elections he wants to call in March to consolidate his sweeping victory. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, elected president last month in a landslide, issued a proclamation overnight proroguing the legislature and said a new session will begin ...

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Vigils held for victims of London Bridge attack

LONDON: Tributes were paid to victims of the London Bridge terror attack, as the government said it was reviewing the early release from prison of dozens of convicted terrorists. Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, were commemorated in a service at Guildhall Yard in the City of London. They ...

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Turkish-backed rebels kill 8 civilians in Syria

More than eight civilians were killed and 10 others wounded on Monday in shelling by the Turkey-backed rebels in the countryside of Aleppo Province in northern Syria, state news agency SANA reported. The shelling, which targeted the city of Tal Rifat in the northern countryside of Aleppo, is part of ...

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Tunisian bus plunges off cliff, killing at least 24

AIN SNOUSSI: At least 24 Tunisians were killed and 18 more injured when a bus plunged into a ravine on Sunday, in one of the country s worst road accidents. The bus had set off from Tunis to the picturesque northern mountain town of Ain Draham, a popular autumn destination ...

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No terrorist motive in The Hague stabbing, say police

No indications have yet been found that the suspect of the stabbing in The Hague had a terrorist motive, the police of The Hague said on Sunday. The suspect, a 35-year-old man without a permanent residence, was arrested around 5:40 p.m. local time on Saturday at a homeless shelter in ...

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‘Convicted terrorist’ behind London Bridge knife attack

LONDON: A 28-year-old “convicted terrorist” was identified as the person behind the London Bridge knife attack that claimed two lives and injured three others, according to authorities Saturday. Metropolitan Police confirmed the identity of the male suspect, Usman Khan, who had been residing in the Staffordshire area. “This individual was ...

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Iraq’s PM to resign amid worsening crisis

BAGHDAD-Iraq’s prime minister said he would submit his resignation to parliament, a day after more than 40 people were killed by security forces and following calls by Iraq’s top Shiite cleric for lawmakers to withdraw support. The move by Adel Abdul-Mahdi 13 months after he took over as prime minister ...

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Gurudwara in UK’s slough displays Khalistan banners

Gurdwara Sri Singh Sabha in Slough, part of Greater London, displays two huge Khalistan banners in its main hall. It is one of the main gurdwaras of the area that elected first turban clad Sikh MP of the Britain, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi. Speaking to India Today, the former president of ...

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