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10 international universities to open campuses in Sri Lanka
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka is opening up its public university system attracting significant investment with plans to allow 10 private universities to operate locally by 2020, an official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:20:03 PM

Sri Lankan opposition vows protests over casino bill
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka's opposition will stage a protest Thursday outside the proposed building site for three proposed casinos valued at $1.3 billion, including one from gaming mogul James Packer, an official said Wednesday, as parliament prepares to push through legislation delayed since last year.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:42:15 PM

Bhutan has made progress in universal health coverage: WHO
Paro (Bhutan), April 23 (IANS) Bhutan is one of the countries in South Asia which has made significant progress in all dimensions of universal health coverage, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:42:14 PM

Bangladesh court rejects Khaleda's plea to scrap indictment
Dhaka, April 23 (IANS) A court in Bangladesh Wednesday rejected Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia's request to scrap her indictment in the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:22:12 PM

Palestinian rivals agree on government formation, elections
Gaza, April 23 (IANS) The Hamas movement and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah Party agreed Wednesday to form a unity government and hold general elections, a senior Palestinian official said.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:36:06 PM

Syria announces name of first presidential candidate
Damascus, April 23 (IANS) The Syrian parliament Wednesday announced the name of the first candidate who registered for the presidential election, media reported.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:14:04 PM

Gas pipeline blown up in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) Suspected militants blew up a gas pipeline in Pakistan's Balochistan province Wednesday, an official said.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:10:04 PM

Golfer Jeev wins Asian Tour Lowest Putting Average award
Jakarta, April 23 (IANS) Indian veteran golfer Jeev Milkha Singh was given the Lowest Putting Average award with his 1.71 putts per green in regulation ratio at the 2013 Asian Tour Awards Night as the region's top performers were honoured.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:24:03 PM

Sindhu, Kashyap win in Badminton Asia Championships
Gimcheon (South Korea), April 23 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt made winning starts to their respective campaigns at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships being held in the Gimcheon Indoor Stadium here Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:14:04 PM

Sri Lanka suspends sending workers to Libya
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka Wednesday suspended sending its citizens for work to Libya due to the volatile situation in that country.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:00:05 PM

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