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Sri Lanka declares December 30 as national day of mourning for ex-PM Wickremanayake

Updated: Dec 28, 2016 11:36 IST      
Sri Lanka declares December 30 as national day of mourning for ex-PM Wickremanayake

Colombo [Sri Lanka], Dec.28 (ANI): The Sri Lankan government has declared December 30 as the national day of mourning for the death of former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake. Earlier, the day of mourning was fixed for December 31.

According to the Colombo Post, the funeral of Wickremanayake, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 83, will be held in Horana on December 31 with full state honors on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena.

His mortal remains will be kept in the Sri Lanka Parliament complex from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. for parliamentarians to pay their respects. (ANI)

Russian probe: Mueller briefed on secret Comey memos

Updated: May 23, 2017 21:42 IST     

New York [U.S.A.], May 23 (ANI): Robert Mueller, the former FBI director now overseeing the Department of Justice's investigation into the Trump team's connections with Russia in the 2016 elections has been briefed on the contents of the memos related to former FBI Director James Comey's conversations with President Donald Trump.

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Trump 'hopeful' of brokering Middle-east peace deal

Updated: May 23, 2017 21:03 IST     

New York [U.S.A.], May 23 (ANI): With an aim to resolve the Middle-east conflict, U.S. President Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to advance the peace process.

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Manchester attack: One arrested as terror raids continue

Updated: May 23, 2017 20:23 IST     

New York [U.S.], May 23 (ANI): The Greater Manchester Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the Manchester Arena bomb attack on Tuesday even as Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the "sickening cowardice" of the perpetrator.

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Manchester [U.K.], May 23 (ANI) : Calling it among the worst terrorist incidents in Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May said that she chaired an emergency Cobra meeting in which she discussed full details of Manchester attack which is being treated as an "appalling terrorist attack."

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Manchester [U.K.], May 23 (ANI) : British Prime Minister Theresa May said UK Police have identified the Manchester Arena attacker, but added that it is too early in the investigation to release his name.

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Manila [The Philippines], May 23 (ANI) :Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday made it clear that Manila does not have the cruise missile to hit China, and therefore, is focused on developing cooperation with China, ASEAN and Russia.

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Manchester [U.K.], May 23 (ANI) : Following the devastating terror attack at the Manchester Arena which left 22 people dead, the city's Arndale Shopping Centre was evacuated after rumours of a bomb threat.

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London [U.K.], May 23 (ANI) :South Korea's military fired warning shots on Tuesday after an unidentified object was spotted over the border with Pyongyang.

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Manchester [U.K.], May 23 (ANI) : Expressing "absolute solidarity" with the U.K. population, United States President Donald Trump has characterised Manchester terror attack's perpetrators as "evil losers, citing he would "call them from now on losers because that's what they are."

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): German Ambassador to India Martin Ney while condemning the Manchester Arena terror attack in England, assured that Berlin stands united with its allies to fight the menace of terrorism.

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Taliban kills 11 Afghan soldiers in attack on military base

Updated: May 23, 2017 14:14 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], May 23 (ANI): At least 11 Afghan soldiers were killed and nine others injured in a Taliban attack on a military base in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

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London [UK], May 23 (ANI): The Manchester Police confirmed on Tuesday that a lone male suicide bomber was behind the explosion that killed at least 22 people, including children, during an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

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Manchester blast: Indian High Commission opens helpline

Updated: May 23, 2017 12:06 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Following the explosion at the Manchester Arena, England, the Indian High Commission in London has issued a Public Response Unit number and urged any Indians affected by the blast to get in contact.

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Trump in Bethlehem to meet Palestinian president

Updated: May 23, 2017 11:47 IST     

Dubai [U.A.E], May 23 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump will be meeting with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday on the second leg of his first visit to the Middle East. He is accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump.

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Passenger wearing 'Trump hat' kicked off UA flight

Updated: May 23, 2017 11:37 IST     

New York [U.S.], May 23 (ANI): An passenger wearing a Trump campaign "Make America Great Again" red hat has been kicked off a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to Newark on Sunday, after a crowd of passengers jeered in the terminal, "Lock him up! Lock him up!"

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Peshawar [Pakistan], May 23 (ANI): The assembly in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province has unanimously passed a joint resolution demanding the immediate hanging of former Indian naval officer and alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.

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First hearing begins for ousted South Korean President

Updated: May 23, 2017 11:24 IST     

Seoul [South Korea], May 23 (ANI): A Seoul court on Tuesday began the trial of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye over a string of corruption allegations involving her longtime friend and former aides.

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Pak Senate panel demand death penalty for ex-TTP spokesperson

Updated: May 23, 2017 10:59 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 23 (ANI) A Pakistan Senate panel has strongly criticized the government's 'special treatment'for former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan, and demanded that he treated as a terrorist, and be given the death penalty as per the laws of the land.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], May 23 (ANI): Pakistan has again requested The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) to expedite the hearing of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, whose execution was stayed by the court on May 18.

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New Delhi [India]: U.S. President Donald Trump's Deputy Assistant Sebastian Gorka has suggested that the deadly blast at Manchester arena could be timed with the date of another fatal attack in the U.K. four years ago.

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