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Khashoggi’s body parts found in garden of Saudi consul general’s home – sources

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

RT.com  Body parts belonging to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found, according to Sky News sources, who added that he had been cut up” and his face disfigured.” With no photographic evidence to support the Sky News sources’ claim, gruesome and unverified images of body parts – supposedly Khashoggi’s – have been making the […]

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Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights and the US – EDITORIAL

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Daily Mirror Liberal-minded Sri Lankans have for long looked on the US as a bastion of democracy, a defender of freedom, democratic values and a promoter of human rights the world over. The various statements made by the different arms of the US government condemning perceived human rights violations -as during Sri Lanka’s […]

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Maldives opposition claims presidential election victory

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA NEWS Solih, candidate from the coalition of opposition parties, calls for ‘just and peaceful society’ after claiming victory. Maldives opposition has claimed victory in the tense presidential election after its officials and an independent newspaper reported results from 90 percent of the ballot boxes which showed Ibrahim Mohamed Solih bagging 58 percent of the votes. […]

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As Maldives goes to presidential polls today, India has reason to be worried

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Courtesy scroll.in Another term for Abdulla Yameen could mark the death of the strategic Indian Ocean nation’s India-first foreign policy. On September 21, Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives, told a press conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he is living in exile, that he expects his opposition coalition to win the presidential election […]

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PENNSYLVANIA IS TRYING TO LOOSEN SEX ABUSE LAWS AFTER SCATHING REPORT ON 300 CATHOLIC PRIESTS

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

By Carter Sherman  Courtesy Vice News One Catholic priest raped a 7-year-old girl while she was in the hospital after getting her tonsils out, then raped her again when she was 13. Another raped an altar boy hundreds of times, reportedly telling him, This is what all good altar boys do.” Yet another regularly raped five sisters […]

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As presidential election nears, “nationalistic” Maldivian regime gets tough with India

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

By P.K.Balachandran/BDNew24.com Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 12: With the Presidential election due in a little more than a month, the ruling Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) led by President Abdulla Yameen, appears to be stepping up its nationalist rhetoric to contrast with the internationalism of the opposition coalition led by the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP). […]

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US-led coalition admits use of white phosphorus in Mosul amid mounting criticism

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Courtesy RT A New Zealand general has confirmed that the US-led coalition fighting in Mosul has used munitions loaded with white phosphorus. It comes amid mounting criticism over the use of the multipurpose weapon, which can be extremely dangerous to civilians. Over the past few weeks an increasing number of claims have pointed to the […]

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‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Amnesty Demands Independent Probe of Civilians Massacred During US ‘Annihilation Tactics’ in Raqqa

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Courtesy Common Dreams “How can the coalition avoid inflicting high civilian death tolls in the future without accounting for what went wrong in Raqqa? A destroyed car is seen in the western neighborhood of Jazrah on the outskirts of Raqqa, Syria on October 30, 2017. (Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images) Amnesty International on Monday […]

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Soon, Indians Visiting Sri Lanka To Be Exempted From Visa

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Courtesy  NDTV COLOMBO:  India topped the number of tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka at 206,337 followed by the Chinese tourist whose figures stood at 136,294. Indian tourists visiting Sri Lanka may soon be exempted from visa requirement as the government is mulling granting visa free entry to visitors from countries like India and China, Tourism […]

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For the first time, three Hindus win from unreserved constituencies in Pakistan elections

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Karachi, July 28 (Geo TV): For the first time in Pakistan’s history, three minority candidates (all Hindus) were elected on general seats in the National Assembly and the Sindh Assembly. Interestingly, all three candidates were contesting on the ticket of Pakistan Peoples Party. People voting in favor of these candidates shows that the people of […]

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Ian Paisley Jr has been suspended from the House of Commons and the DUP

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Courtesy The Journal The suspension follows Paisley’s failure to declare two family holidays that were paid for by the Sri Lankan government. DUP MP IAN Paisley has been suspended from the House of Commons for 30 sitting days. The suspension will come into effect in early September and Paisley’s salary will be withdrawn. He has […]

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Netanyahu: Trump & Trudeau asked Israel to evacuate White Helmets from Syria

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

 Courtesy RT US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked Israel to evacuate the members of the controversial Western-backed White Helmets group from Syria, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has revealed. “President Trump and also Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, as well as others, requested us to help take out from Syria hundreds of […]

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IGP: We’ll investigate Deputy CM’s alleged links to LTTE

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Courtesy The Star SUBANG JAYA: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy’s alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will be investigated, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. The Inspector-General of Police said the matter had turned into a case of interest”, especially after 53 police reports were lodged on the matter. […]

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Britain headed for status of ‘colony’ to EU, Boris Johnson says in resignation statement

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Courtesy RT Britain is headed for the status of “colony” to the European Union, Boris Johnson has warned, just hours after news broke of his resignation as foreign secretary. “We are truly headed for the status of a colony – and many will struggle to see the economic or political advantage of that particular arrangement,” Johnson […]

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Mother of missing Indigenous woman hits feds, RCMP with $600M class action

Monday, July 9th, 2018

by Janice Dickson The Canadian Press News Jul 05, 2018 OTTAWA — A Regina mother whose daughter went missing in 2007 is launching a multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit against the federal government and the RCMP, alleging a “negligent” and “lackadaisical” approach to investigating missing and murdered Indigenous women. Danita Faith has been missing for more than […]

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New York Times exposes its own hypocrisy with cartoon of Trump & Putin as gay lovers

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Danielle Ryan Courtesy RT A recent cartoon produced by the New York Times depicts Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin as gay lovers. It was clearly intended to be hilariously funny while also making a salient political point. In reality, it does neither. The cartoon is part two of a three-part series called ‘Trump Bites’ from critically-acclaimed animator Bill […]

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India named as most dangerous country for women

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Courtesy Times (UK)  India is the most dangerous country in the world for women, according to a study by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. More than 500 experts on women’s issues took part in a survey covering areas such as healthcare, discrimination, cultural traditions, sexual and non-sexual violence and human trafficking. Not enough was being done […]

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Yameen says he will take more foreign loans if needed for development

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Male, June 24 (AVAS): The Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Sunday declared that he is not afraid to take more loans if these are needed for the development in the island nation. I will take on more loans to fulfill the needs of the people,” he said promising more development projects ahead of […]

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Einstein the Anti-Racist? Not in His Travel Diaries

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

By Yonette Joseph and Tiffany May Courtesy The New York Times LONDON — In 1922, the same year he received the Nobel Prize in Physics, Albert Einstein set out with his wife Elsa on a five-and-a-half-month odyssey of discovery of a new world: the Far East and Middle East. Along the way, he was feted by a Japanese empress and […]

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India, the only country not to support China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Qingdao Declaration

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Qingdao, June 10 (The Hindu): India was the only country in the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on June 10 which refused to endorse China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)  for which Beijing has signed pacts with nearly 80 countries and international organisations. A declaration issued at the end of the two-day […]

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Bombing Syria – Bill Maher New Rules on Bombing Random countries

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

 

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Almost half of US families can’t afford basics like rent and food

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

by Tami Luhby  Courtesy CNN The economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life. Nearly 51 million households don’t earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a studyreleased Thursday by the United Way […]

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The Skripal Case and Bombing Syria: Six Things We Learned About Modern Britain

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Neil Clark Courtesy RT To have been in ‘democratic’ Britain for the past eight weeks has been quite an educational experience. We’ve seen how the NeoCon Establishment works, how dissent is policed, and how ‘gas-lighting’ techniques are used to try and make us think we’re going crazy for questioning the ‘official narrative’ — a narrative which we know just […]

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Amber Rudd resigns as home secretary

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Windrush deportation row Courtesy BBC Home Secretary Amber Rudd has resigned, Downing Street has said, after claims she misled Parliament over targets for removing illegal migrants. Ms Rudd, who was due to make a Commons statement on Monday, was under pressure to resign over the Windrush scandal. She faced criticism over the existence of Home Office […]

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No attack, no victims, no chem weapons: Douma witnesses speak at OPCW briefing at The Hague (VIDEO)

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Courtesy RT Published time: 26 Apr, 2018 16:21Edited time: 26 Apr, 2018 18:28 Get short URL Witnesses of the alleged chemical attack in Douma, including 11-year-old Hassan Diab and hospital staff, told reporters at The Hague that the White Helmets video used as a pretext for a US-led strike on Syria was, in fact, staged. […]

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Karnataka elections: How Sri Lankan repatriates will influence Sullia polls

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Sharan Poovanna Courtesy Livemint.com Community leaders of Sri Lankan repatriates in Karnataka are trying to bring everyone under one umbrella to gain better leverage to bargain for their cause Though Tamil repatriates were granted citizenship, the authorities are clear that only employment was part of their rehabilitation and not homes. Sullia: Tea and rubber estate workers, who […]

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Pakistan: Minorities under Collusive Terror 

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Tushar Ranjan Mohanty Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management At least two members of the Christian community, Rashid Khalid and Azhar Iqbal, were killed and another five were injured in a firing incident near a church in the Essa Nagri area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, on April 15, 2018. Quetta’s Deputy Inspector General […]

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Roger Waters claims Syria’s White Helmets a ‘fake organization’

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

By TOI STAFF Echoing Assad regime, Pink Floyd co-founder claims rescue group spreads propaganda for ‘jihadists and terrorists’ Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters denounced the White Helmets civil defense group in Syria as a fake organization” that spreads propaganda for jihadists and terrorists.” Rogers made the comment Friday at a concert in Barcelona, when he said […]

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Syria: Latest case of using a “false flag” or “fake news” to unleash war

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

By Editor Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The airstrikes carried out by the US, UK and France on alleged chemical weapons facilities in Syria on April 14, are yet another instance of how the US (and its allies) use false flags” or fake news” to unleash military action to serve their geo-strategic interests, writes P.K.Bala.chandran in DailyFT. The US has been […]

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RT visits hospital seen in Douma ‘chemical attack’ video, talks to boy from footage (VIDEO)

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Courtesy RT Edited time: 20 Apr, 2018 13:51 Get short URL RT Arabic has traveled to the Douma hospital shown in footage of the aftermath of the alleged chemical weapons attack. The crew talked to a boy featured in the video, who recounted the events. Hassan Diab, 11, appears to be the trembling boy seen […]

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