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World T20 cricket: Sri Lanka crush Windies to top group

Sri Lanka are on the brink of the World Twenty20 semi-finals after thrashing West Indies by nine wickets to go top of their Super Eights group. The Windies limped to…

36 Australia bound people intercepted

Sri Lanka Navy intercepted 36 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler on 30thSeptember 2012. The trawler named “ABI” was intercepted by a Fast Naval Patrol Craft attached…

Palestine seeks UN non-member status

New York – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the UN Thursday that he has begun consultations to get Palestine accepted as a non member state of the world body. He…

The curious case of a CM turned historian….

The special exhibition of rare photographs from the archives of The Hindu at the AIFACS gallery in New Delhi on Saturday had Sheila Dikshit identifying a historic personality when everyone…

US blocks Chinese firm’s investment in wind farms

President Barack Obama has stopped a Chinese company from building wind turbines in the US state of Oregon, citing national security concerns, his administration said. Ralls Corp, a private Chinese…

Refugees return

Another group of 28 Sri Lankan boat people have expressed their willingness to return To Sri Lanka, abandoning their attempt to seek residence in the country, the Australian government said.…

Pakistan endorses drones, rejects method: Khar

Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said  that Pakistan did not disagree with the use of drones to kill militants but could not approve its illegal method. “What the drones are…

China’s first aircraft carrier enters service

China’s first aircraft carrier has entered into service, the defence ministry says. The 300m (990ft) Liaoning – named after the province where it was refitted – is a refurbished Soviet…

LTTE continues to be a threat, says Union government

Justifying the continuation of the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Union government on Friday asserted that the banned organisation continued to be a threat to…

Top Gear presenters agree to deal

Jeremy Clarkson and his fellow Top Gear hosts are to remain with the show for at least another three years following a new contract with the BBC. The corporation’s commercial…

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