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Sri Lanka president usurped powers of MPs – Speaker

Sri Lanka's parliamentary speaker Karu Jayasuriya calls upon all public servants 'to refuse to execute any illegal orders they may receive, no matter from whom'

Sri Lanka's parliamentary speaker Karu Jayasuriya calls upon all public servants 'to ...

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Sri Lanka president usurped powers of MPs – Speaker

The opposition says thousands of its activists have been detained in recent months, ...

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Bangladesh opposition to challenge Hasina in election

Frenzied nights of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali turns the air in ...

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Delhi's toxic air spikes after Diwali firework frenzy

Asia Bibi's release comes a week after her acquittal in a landmark case that triggered ...

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Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi leaves jail, flies out of Multan

This is second tiger to be killed this week in India

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Another tiger killed in India after hunting controversy

Disputes erupt after the tiger's killing as media reports say it was shot in Yavatmal ...

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Man-eating tiger shot dead in India after massive hunt

Maulana Sami Ul-Haq, dubbed the 'Father of the Taliban,' is stabbed to death by unknown ...

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Pakistan buries 'Father of Taliban' as PM orders probe of killing

(UPDATED) Forty-eight-year-old Syachrul Anto dies in a search for the bodies of those ...

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Diver dies in search for Indonesia jet crash dead

'We are tolerating remarks against us but action can be taken according to the law and ...

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Pakistan military says 'patience' tested ahead of mass blasphemy protests

The speaker Karu Jayasuriya has met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to ...

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Sri Lanka president's climbdown offers hope of end to political crisis