What will Kim do next? Sixth nuclear test seen critical for North Korea

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August 17, 2017 02:35 pm

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States. Now comes the hard part of ...

Financial criminals must pay back with interest

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August 16, 2017 03:24 pm

The last few weeks have been a guessing game of whether Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake would throw in the towel or face the ignominy of being removed from office in the fall...

Sri Lanka’s Hambantota gambit

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August 16, 2017 06:55 am

Sri Lanka’s pact with China for Hambanbota port may well be a case of strategic deception, and not just a political balancing act between India and China. The foll...

Is China harboring strategic ambitions for Sri Lankan's Hambantota Port?

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August 14, 2017 02:17 pm

  While Sri Lanka says the port deal with China is a means to claw itself  out of debt, China says it’s a strictly commercial deal for one of its state f...

Sidath Wettimuny writes into the Readers Forum on ‘Dr’ Aliyantha White

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August 13, 2017 10:17 am

The following letter was sent into the Readers Forum of The Sunday Times by former cricketer Sidath Wettimuny. The letter is reproduced here : I had the good for...

Your views : On Ravi Karunanayake's resignation

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August 11, 2017 04:29 pm

  Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that the resignation of Ravi Karunanayake from the post of Foreign Minister signified the new political culture...

Is it ever too late to learn? Thai granny completes university degree at 91

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August 11, 2017 02:57 pm

A 91-year-old woman from Thailand who says it's "never too late to study" has completed her bachelor's degree after more than 10 years of work. Accordi...

Bras full of plants popping up in the UK

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August 11, 2017 02:04 pm

Bras full of plants are popping up all over Northampton in the UK, here's why. The hanging "bra-skets" are a full-frontal floral assault on the senses crea...

Where is Guam and why is North Korea threatening it with missile strikes?

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August 10, 2017 11:23 am

Guam, a 210 sq mile (544 sq km) sovereign US territory in the western Pacific Ocean, is used by the US as a strategic military base. Almost a third of its land is controlled by ...

China leaning on Singapore to keep ASEAN calm over South China Sea: sources

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August 08, 2017 05:56 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is worried it could face fresh criticism over its actions in the South China Sea when Singapore becomes chairman of the Association of South East Asi...

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Eight SSPs promoted to DIG

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South Korea vessel of Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) in Colombo

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'Write' magazine a platform for budding young writers across the island

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