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South Africa fall short of world-record run chase in first Test

South Africa fall short of world-record run chase in first Test

South Africa fell eight runs short of a world-record run chase but secured a draw in the first Test against India in Johannesburg by finishing on 450-7. “Everyone was pretty…

Thai protesters block poll registration stadium

Thai protesters block poll registration stadium

Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand have surrounded the stadium where candidates were due to register to stand in February’s elections. They say political reform is needed before elections take place. On…

Sri Lanka speaker participates at SAARC Conference

Sri Lanka speaker participates at SAARC Conference

The Maldives is hosting the 7th Conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians (ASSP) at Bandos Island Resort and Spa. President Abdulla Yameen inaugurated the three-day conference yesterday evening,…

Pakistan speaker meets Sri Lankan President

Pakistan speaker meets Sri Lankan President

Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan Sardar Ayaz Sadiq paid a courtesy call on Sri Lankan President  Mahinda Rajapaksa at Sri Lankan parliament on Friday.  During the meeting, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq conveyed…

Iranian navy ships are in Colombo

Iranian navy ships are in Colombo

Two ships accompanied by a submarine belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Naval Force arrived at the Port of Colombo on Friday while on a voyage in the Indian Ocean.…

SAARC parliamentarians conference kicks off in Maldives

SAARC parliamentarians conference kicks off in Maldives

Speakers and parliamentarians from South Asian countries gathered in Maldives Saturday for the seventh South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) speakers and parliamentarians’ conference. The first session of the…

Graeme Swann: England spinner retires from cricket during Ashes

Graeme Swann: England spinner retires from cricket during Ashes

England and Nottinghamshire off-spinner Graeme Swann has announced his immediate retirement from cricket. The 34-year-old has taken only seven wickets during this winter’s Ashes series defeat and has ruled himself…

Paul Rudd to play Ant-Man in new film

Paul Rudd to play Ant-Man in new film

Paul Rudd will star as Ant-Man, the latest Marvel comic book hero to get the big screen treatment. The Anchorman 2 and Knocked Up star will play bio-chemist Dr Hank…

China denounces Japanese military strategy

China denounces Japanese military strategy

China has denounced Japan’s new national security strategy, accusing it of military expansion. Defence Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said in a statement that the move would increase regional tensions, state news…

Great movies will emerge from Saarc: Nasser

Great movies will emerge from Saarc: Nasser

Seasoned Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah says “we are too happy with ourselves” but the future belongs to Saarc nations like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in terms of good…