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Two monks hospitalised after brawl in Sri Lankan Parliament
COLOMBO, JUNE 8. Chaos and disorder ruled the Sri Lankan Parliament today over the swearing-in of a Buddhist monk as an MP. The entire day's proceedings were marred after a brawl in the well of the Parliament. In the melee, the ceremonial mace, ...

Nine Iraqis killed, many wounded in Mosul blast
MANAMA, JUNE 8. A series of strikes across Iraq on Tuesday killed 14 Iraqis and left scores wounded. Six troops belonging to the U.S.-led occupation forces were killed while disposing of ammunition from an Iraqi depot in the Polish-run occupation ...

France, Germany promise support
UNITED NATIONS, JUNE 8. The United States called for a vote on Tuesday on a revised U.N. resolution defining the new Iraqi Government's powers. The measure appeared to have overwhelming support after a last-minute U.S. compromise won the backing ...

14 U.S. soldiers killed in attack, says Taliban
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 8.Taliban insurgents claimed to have killed 14 U.S. soldiers in an overnight attack in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province, the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported today. A Taliban spokesman, Mufti Latifullah Hakeemi, told ...

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    Rights groups criticise U.K. Government for arms exports to India, Pakistan
    LONDON, JUNE 8. The British Governmentis being criticised for continued sale of arms to potentially "unstable'' regionssuch as the Indian subcontinent and West Asia, and to countries accused of human rights abuses. The criticism follows the ...

    China affirms relevance of Panchsheel
    SINGAPORE, JUNE 8.China today affirmed the enduring relevance of the five principles of peaceful coexistence to the global political order. The principles, enunciated primarily as a Sino-Indian initiative 50 years ago, have often figured ...



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