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UK police probe mercenaries from Sri Lanka’s civil war

London police said on Monday (30) they have launched an investigation into alleged war crimes by British mercenaries who trained a security force accused...

People rush to Sri Lankan village to have ‘Covid-19 cure syrup’

THOUSANDS of people defied public gathering restrictions to descend on a small village in central Sri Lanka for a syrup that a self-styled holy...

New Zealand MP takes oath in Sanskrit

Dr Gaurav Sharm, on Wednesday took oath in Sanskrit in the New Zealand Parliament. Recently elected as the Member of Parliament, Sharma, 33, hails from...

Sonu Sood crowned top global Asian celebrity for 2020

INDIAN actor Sonu Sood, who won praise for his charitable work helping migrant workers in India during the pandemic, has been named the number...

Race, ethnicity to be included in Twitter’s hate speech rules

Twitter Inc has expanded its policy barring hateful speech to include “language that dehumanises people on the basis of race, ethnicity and national origin,”...

Preparations in full-swing as Cyclone Burevi nears Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA evacuated 75,000 people from homes on the east coast, where tropical cyclone Burevi, packing winds of 80 kph to 90 kph (50...

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...

Climate change could create 63 million migrants in South Asia by 2050

The growing impacts of climate change have already pushed more than 18 million people to migrate within South Asian countries, but that could more...

Israelis pay respects to 26/11 attacks victims

Israelis, and Indian students and caregivers paid respects to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in Jerusalem, Rehovot and Tel Aviv on...

‘Kung Fu nuns’ deliver aid, health advice in pandemic-hit Himalayas

Trekking for hours in the thin air of the Himalayas, hundreds of maroon-robed Buddhist nuns are carrying vital aid - and health advice -...