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U.N. urges action from Maldives over trial of ex-president

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May 01, 2015 06:34 pm

MALE/GENEVA (Reuters) - A senior U.N. human rights official said on Friday she had visited jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed for two hours in detention and urged the...


Hundreds of students seek refuge outside U.S. embassy in Burundi

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May 01, 2015 06:24 pm

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Hundreds of students from a Burundi university shuttered by the government were seeking refuge outside the U.S. embassy in the capital on Friday, amid unres...


Woman who hit Venezuela leader with mango rewarded with new home

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April 29, 2015 02:14 pm

CARACAS (Reuters) - A woman who bashed President Nicolas Maduro on the head with a mango has been promised a new house for her troubles in a surreal tropical tale that has gone vir...


Bali Nine: Australian of Tamil origin to be executed tonight

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April 28, 2015 04:24 pm

(AFP) The mother of an Australian drug trafficker of Tamil origin on death row in Indonesia said on Tuesday he would be executed by firing squad at midnight local time (1am Wednesd...


Australia formally advised of imminent Indonesia executions-foreign minister

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April 28, 2015 06:59 am

SYDNEY, April 28 (Reuters) - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she had received a letter from her Indonesian counterpart late on Monday advising her of the imminent e...


Global warming to blame for most heat extremes - study

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April 28, 2015 06:48 am

(Reuters) - Global warming is to blame for most extreme hot days and almost a fifth of heavy downpours, according to a scientific study on Monday that gives new evidence of how ris...


Google executive dies in Everest avalanche

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April 27, 2015 07:42 am

A Google executive climbing Mount Everest died after he sustained a major head injury when his climbing team was caught in an avalanche caused by the powerful 7.8-magnitude earthqu...


Everest avalanche video: Camera captured moment of impact as wall of snow hit base camp

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April 27, 2015 07:15 am

Survivors of Saturday's huge avalanche on Mount Everest have recounted the horrifying moments a wall of snow and ice bore down on their camp. Eighteen people are so far known to...


Brazil to host first Indigenous Peoples World Games

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April 24, 2015 03:39 pm

(Reuters) - A year after hosting the soccer World Cup and a year before staging the Summer Olympics, Brazil is set to stage a new international event -- the Indigenous Peoples Wor...


Genome study reveals lonely end for the world's woolly mammoths

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April 24, 2015 03:08 pm

(Reuters) - The most complete genetic information assembled on woolly mammoths is providing insight into their demise, revealing they suffered two population crashes before a final...




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UZ Arts’ Moving Out 2019 on March 23 at Sura Medura Centre in Dodanduwa

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LBV and SL High Commission host forum on "Significance of Tripitaka as a World Heritage"

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London in association with the London Buddhist Vihara hosted a scholarly forum ...

5th Goût de France hits Sri Lanka on March 21 

Good France held in over 150 countries will involve chefs and restaurants from around the world celebrating French cu...



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