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Sri Lanka marks day of victory
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday pledged to resolve the “problems faced from terrorism” by the people in the North by the end of the year and asserted that there could be no imported solution to the ...
Execution by firing squad in the U.S.
Washington:On Friday Ronnie Lee Gardner, a death-row inmate in the state of Utah, was executed by a five-man firing squad. This is only the third time in 33 years that this method of execution has been used in the U.S. Gardner (49) was ...
Nobel-winning novelist Saramago dead aged 87
MADRID:Nobel literature prize winner Jose Saramago, who left his native Portugal after arguing with his country's government, died on the Canary island Lanzarote aged 87, his Spanish publisher said on Friday. Mr. Saramago, whose novels ...
More sanctions on Iran
U.S. Treasury clamps down on its finances
Refugees return to Kyrgyzstan
MOSCOW: Uzbek refugees who had fled the ethnic violence in south Kyrgyzstan across the border to Uzbekistan began returning home as the situation in the region continued to stabilise. Almost 5,000 refugees crossed back the Uzbek border ...
Sweden's future queen to marry commoner
STOCKHOLM: Wedding fever has gripped Sweden this week amid frenzied last-minute preparations for Crown Princess Victoria's nuptials on Saturday with her former personal trainer Daniel Westling after more than eight years of ...
Fischer's body may be exhumed
REYKJAVIK: Iceland's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the remains of chess legend Bobby Fischer can be exhumed for a paternity test to settle a dispute over his estate, public broadcaster RUV reported. The Supreme Court overturned a ...
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