Gotabaya to address Lankan Parliament 3 January

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is slated to make his inaugural address to Parliament on January 3 during a ceremonial sitting before the new session commences later that day Continue Reading

Congo: 20 killed in militants attack

Militants killed 20 people, most of them hacked to death, in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Beni region in the latest attack by an armed group blamed for massacres that have sparked angry protests.

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CEO of Pakistan newspaper accused of rape

Reputed Pakistani film-maker Jamshed Mahmood Raza has accused the Chief Executive Office of English-language newspaper Dawn of raping him 13 years ago. Continue Reading

Al-Shabaab owns attack on Mogadishu

Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for Saturday’s massive car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed 81 people, including two Turkish citizens. Continue Reading

Brazil fines Facebook for data leakage

Brazil has fined Facebook USD1.65 million for improperly sharing users’ data in a case linked to the global Cambridge Analytica scandal. Continue Reading

Russia, Ukraine reach gas transit deal

Moscow and Kiev on Monday signed a five-year agreement on the transit of Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine, after months of difficult talks but just ahead of a looming New Year deadline.

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Texas gun laws saved lives in church attack: Trump

US President Donald Trump on Monday said gun laws in the state of Texas saved lives when a church security officer shot dead a gunman who killed two during a service Continue Reading