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Struggling Kohli mutes TV to silence critics

  Out-of-form Virat Kohli says that he has a sure-fire way of drowning out his growing number of critics — he just mutes the television. The...

Sri Lanka’s new prime minister struggles to form united government

  Sri Lanka’s new prime minister struggled Friday to forge a united government and forestall an imminent economic collapse as opposition lawmakers refused to join...

Local elections: Johnson suffers heavy losses in London

  BRITISH prime minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party lost control of traditional strongholds in London and suffered losses elsewhere in local elections, early results on Friday...

Endured spurt in online abuse during Trump presidency: Sadiq Khan

  LONDON mayor Sadiq Khan said he endured heightened online racist abuse when Donald Trump was the American president. His comment at Stanford University in California...

South Asia pummelled by heatwave that hits 50C in Pakistan

  South Asia was in the grip of an extreme heatwave on Friday, with parts of Pakistan reaching a temperature of 50 degrees Celsius as...

Sri Lanka orders ‘offensive’ to prevent ‘anarchy’

SRI LANKAN police have been ordered to go on the offensive and use live ammunition to prevent “anarchy”, a top official said on Wednesday...

Queen misses parliament opening for the first time in nearly 60 years

  HEAD of state Queen Elizabeth II missed Tuesday’s (10) ceremonial opening of the UK parliament for the first time in nearly 60 years, handing the duty...

Covid, pandemic and lockdown: how 2020 changed the world

When the world celebrated the dawn of a new decade with a blaze of firework parties and revelry on January 1, few could have...

Sri Lanka bans ex-prime-minister, allies from leaving country

  A Sri Lankan court on Thursday banned former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, his politician son Namal and 15 allies from leaving the country over...

Narendra Modi calls for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine

  INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (3) appealed for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine, even as his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen hoped New...