Israeli aircraft attack Hamas targets after rocket fired from Gaza

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February 27, 2017 07:58 pm

Israeli aircraft carried out a series of strikes in Gaza on Monday, wounding at least four people, witnesses said, after a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory hit an emp...

EU expands North Korea sanctions

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February 27, 2017 07:29 pm

The European Union imposed additional sanctions on North Korea on Monday over nuclear and ballistic missile tests carried out in defiance of the UN Security Council. The...

UN envoy decries violence against Rohingya in Myanmar

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February 27, 2017 07:04 pm

Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar have told how government forces gang-raped women, slit people's throats and threw children into burning houses, a UN envoy ha...

Iraqi forces seize key Mosul bridge

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February 27, 2017 06:32 pm

Iraqi forces seized a damaged Mosul bridge on Monday which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river, as thousands of civilians fled the fighting for Islamic ...

French election turns ugly as political attacks mount

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February 27, 2017 06:02 pm

Journalists accused of bias. Judges said to be taking orders from the president. The country in a state of “near civil war.” This isn't America's especiall...

U.S. considers quitting U.N. Human Rights Council : Report

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February 27, 2017 12:40 pm

The Trump administration is considering pulling the United States out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body that has been accused of being biased against Israel and...

Gazaś first English library to open window to the world

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February 26, 2017 01:57 pm

(AFP) Mossab Abu Toha has never actually left Gaza, instead devouring books as an escape. Now he is struggling to open the first English-language library in the beleaguered Pale...

China say North Korea's nuclear plan is a problem between U.S. and North Korea

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February 25, 2017 02:41 pm

(REUTERS) China on Friday dismissed renewed pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump over its role in North Korea, saying the crux of the matter was a dispute between Washingto...

First planned North Korea-U.S. contact in Trump administration canceled: WSJ

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February 25, 2017 02:32 pm

Plans for the first contact between North Korea and the United States after President Donald Trump took office were canceled after the U.S. State Department denied a visa for th...

Muhammad Ali Jr. detained by immigration officials at Florida airport

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February 25, 2017 02:00 pm

 The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials earlier this month at a Florida airport, according to a family friend, foreign medi...


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‘Rukshan Perera Live in Concert VII’ in March

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer, Rukshan Perera will be joined by a versatile set of musicians when he presen...

'Speculo 2017’ hosted by SriLankan Airlines

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Next edition of HSBC Colombo Fashion Week announced

HSBC Colombo Fashion Week announced its next edition – to be held from March 13-18, 2017. In its 14th year...

Indo-Sri Lankan film maker Anila SK's 'Orazhcha' to be screened

“Orazhcha” a film by Indo-Sri Lankan film maker Anila SK will  be screened at the Indian Cultural Ce...