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UN says refugee numbers at record level

The number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level ever recorded.

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Albania claims historic win at Euro 2016

Armando Sadiku made history for Albania on Sunday as his goal secured a 1-0 win against Romania at Euro 2016 to give the Balkan nation their first ever victory at a major tournament.

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Minibus blast in Kabul kills several

A suicide attack on a minibus in Kabul has killed at least 14 people and injured several.
The bus, which was said to be carrying Nepalese security guards, was on a road to the eastern city of Jalalabad.
The attacker, who was on foot, waited for the bus as it left a compound, police said.


A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack, the first since the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
"The suicide bomber targeted a minibus of security guards of a foreign company, right now we are working to identify the nationalities of the victims," Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told the media.

Nepal Government presents a work plan

In Nepal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Agni Prasad Kharel presented the government’s work plan for implementation of the constitution at today’s meeting of the Legislature Parliament.

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Man charged with murder of British MP.

A man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting of Labour MP Jo Cox. West Yorkshire Police said Thomas Mair 52 has been charged with the murder of the 41-year-old. She was shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday.

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Chinese President Xi on a stste visit to Serbia


Chinese President Xi Jinping on a stste visit to Serbia said that China and Serbia are "all-weather friends" and have a "special brotherly bond," calling on both sides to expand their ties.Hailing the traditional friendship between the two countries, Xi told his Serbian counterpart that China-Serbia practical cooperation and people-to-people exchanges have yielded fruitful results.

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A man charged with murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.

A man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting of Labour MP Jo Cox.West Yorkshire Police said Thomas Mair, 52, has been charged with the murder of the 41-year-old.She was shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday.

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International Economic Forum commenced in Russia

The 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum opened in Russia with Russian President Vladimir Putin urging more global interaction to solve economic problems.The three-day forum attracted over 10,000 participants, including government and business leaders.The forum is a platform for sharing best practices and proposing solutions to a wide range of issues.

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Chinese President leaves for three nation visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing Friday morning for state visits to Serbia, Poland and Uzbekistan and attendance at a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Tashkent.

Xi will visit the three nations at the invitation of Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Uzbek President Islam Karimov.Invited by Karimov, Xi will attend the 16th meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State in Tashkent.

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Thai PM holds talks with Modi today


Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has arrived in India on a three-day visit with an aim to depeen bilateral cooperation in areas of trade and investment, defence, security and tourism.Chan-o-Cha will have extensive talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today during which both sides are likely to explore ways to expand maritime security cooperation, deal with threat of terrorism and boost trade.

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Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 76 runs.

 

Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 76 runs, under the Duckworth/Lewis method for rain-affected matches, to win the first one-day international in Malahide on Thursday.

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British MP dead after shooting attack.

 

An MP has died after she was shot and stabbed in a "horrific" assault in her constituency, police have said. Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was left bleeding on the ground after

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A special VAT is introduced to alcohol and tobacco products.

The government decides to introduce a special VAT tax procedure on Alcohol and tobacco products.

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Rio Olympic village

 

 

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach described the Rio Olympic village as "one of
the most beautiful" he had seen during Wednesday unveiling of the 835 million US-dollar complex.

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India's first National Civil Aviation Policy

 

The Indian government has approved the country’s first National Civil Aviation Policy for increasing air
connectivity, allowing new domestic airlines to fly abroad quickly and opening up

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A New World: official slogan for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The Rio 2016 organizing committee revealed the official slogan for the first Olympic and Paralympic Games in South America: "A New World"

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Sunrisers win thrilling IPL finale

Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers put up an incredible performance to ruin Virat Kohli's fairytale season

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Two giant Japanese companies are ready to invest in Sri Lanka.

 President Maithripala Sirisena met the Chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization Hiroyuki Ishige in line with the G-7 heads of statess summit yesterday.

They held a cordial discussion on ways to promote trade and investments between the two countries.  The Chairman of JETRO expressing his views regarding the Japanese products  said that the concept of ‘Japana Hapana‘ has created a such a positive impression for Japanese products and investments in Sri Lanka. Mr. Ishige further said that he is very keen to promote more investments in all series of areas especially in oil and gas industry, coconut industry including other plantation industries. Mr. Ishige positive responded to a request made by President Sirisena to obtain support for Oluwil and Galle Harbour expansion projects. They have also agreed to provide 20 boats to use in natural disasters and emergency situations in marine activities.

Sri Lanka tourism marks 50 years.

 

Sri Lanka tourism marks 50 years. Earlier referred to as the Ceylon Tourist Board, was the official government body responsible for all tourism related activities and development within the country.  

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President to leave for London.

President Maithripala Sirisena and the delegation will leave for London tomorrow to take part in the “Anti-Corruption Summit -2016” to be held in London on Thursday. The Summit commenced under the patronage of the British Prime Minister David Cameron is scheduled to be addressed by the President Sirisena.

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SL limps again Essex.


Sri Lanka has finished 42 for the loss of 2 wickets at stumps on day two of their first warm up match of the England tour against Essex played at Chelmsford. Sri Lankans trail Essex by 116 runs.

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