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Last updated: Friday, May 22, 2015 8:00:03 PM

No international investigators to probe war allegations: Sri Lanka
Colombo, May 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday said that he will not allow international investigators into the country to probe allegations over the war against the Tamil Tiger rebels.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 5:42:12 PM

Sri Lanka continues to probe alleged coup attempt
Colombo, May 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Wednesday said that it was still investigating allegations of an alleged coup attempt during the January 8 presidential elections.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 5:30:05 PM

Karzai voices concern over intelligence sharing MoU with Pakistan
Kabul, May 20 (IANS) The signing of an agreement between Pakistan and Afghanistan envisaging intelligence sharing between the two neighbours has sparked off controversy with former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai expressing deep concern at the development.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 4:38:03 PM

Gatlin 'fine' with Beijing meet organisers
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) American star sprinter Justin Gatlin said on Wednesday that he was fine with Beijing World Challenge organisers, less than 24 hours after claiming he was "kicked out" of the event.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 4:06:04 PM

Iran not to succumb under pressure in n-talks: Khamenei
Tehran, May 20 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Tehran would not accept "unreasonable demands" by world powers during negotiations over its disputed nuclear programme, and ruled out letting inspectors interview its atomic scientists.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:56:18 PM

Teacher killed, students injured in Syria mortar attack
Damascus, May 20 (IANS) A mortar shell slammed into a school in an upscale neighbourhood in Syria's capital Damascus on Wednesday, injuring 23 students and killing one female teacher, media reported.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:52:18 PM

China vows massive investment to improve internet services
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) China vowed on Wednesday to invest hundreds of billions of yuan in the coming years to increase internet speed and expand broadband access in rural regions, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:52:17 PM

Palestinians to prosecute Israel at ICC
Ramallah, May 20 (IANS) A senior Palestinian diplomat announced on Wednesday that the Palestinians will file two suits against Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on June 25.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:50:05 PM

Japanese economy registers 0.6 percent growth in January-March
Tokyo, May 20 (IANS) The Japanese economy gathered pace in the first quarter of 2015, registering 0.6 percent growth, the government said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:46:21 PM

Chinese daily warns against internet
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) The Chinese military's mouthpiece newspaper has warned about the possibility of "Western hostile forces" using the internet to foment revolution in China.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:34:02 PM

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