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Defying Trump, Iran says will boost missile capabilities

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September 22, 2017 03:22 pm

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran will strengthen its missile capabilities and will not seek any country’s permission, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday in a snub to demands f...


North Korea may consider H-bomb test in Pacific, Kim calls Trump 'deranged'

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September 22, 2017 03:17 pm

  SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to destroy the ...


Myanmar protesters try to block aid shipment to Muslim Rohingya

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September 21, 2017 12:44 pm

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Buddhist protesters in Myanmar threw petrol bombs to try to block a shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakhine state, where the United Nations has accused...


U.S. weighs whether to stay in Iran nuclear deal

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September 21, 2017 12:32 pm

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect ...


Islamists lure youngsters in the Philippines with payments, promise of paradise

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September 21, 2017 12:20 pm

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - When he saw his commander holding the severed head of one of his neighbors, teenage Islamist fighter Jalil knew it was time to escape from M...


South Korea approves aid to North Korea, North calls Trump 'barking dog'

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September 21, 2017 12:15 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea approved a plan on Thursday to send $8 million worth of aid to North Korea, as China warned the crisis on the Korean peninsula was getting more ser...


Exclusive: From Russia with fuel - North Korean ships may be undermining sanctions

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September 20, 2017 08:03 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) - At least eight North Korean ships that left Russia with a cargo of fuel this year headed for their homeland despite declaring other destinations, a ploy that ...


Hindus fleeing Myanmar violence hope for shelter in Modi's India

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September 20, 2017 03:23 pm

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar’s military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh are...


Strong quake near Mexico City kills at least 226, rescuers dig through collapsed buildings

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September 20, 2017 02:49 pm

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, including the cap...


U.S. and Iran argue over inspections at nuclear watchdog meeting

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September 18, 2017 07:34 pm

VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States and Iran quarreled over how Tehran’s nuclear activities should be policed at a meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Monday, in a ro...


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Sri Lanka’s first Social Innovation Lab to be established

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Research together with the United Nations Development Programme have come together to establish Sri Lank...

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In Pictures: TEDxColombo 2017 - 'Connecting Dots'

TEDxColomb's 2017 edition titled 'Connecting Dots' drew to a close recently. Captured here are images fro...

Shakespeare drama competition : Semi- Finals draw to a close

The semi-final round of the  44th installment of the Shakespeare Drama competition organised by the Colombo...

Finalists of the Girls category in the inter-school Shakespeare Drama competition announced

The three judges at the 44th Inter – School Shakespeare Drama competition revealed the finalists of the Girls C...

Semi-finals of the Shakespeare Drama Competition get underway

The 44 th annual Shakespeare Drama Competition organized by the Colombo YMCA and the Rotary Club of Colombo Nort...



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