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Sirisena and Xi Jinping during national anthem

China offers Sri Lanka olive branch and warnings

CHINESE President Xi Jinping worked to mend relations with Sri Lanka on Thursday (March 26) as state-run media warned the island nation's new government against shutting off billions in investments from Beijing. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is on his first state visit to Bei

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25/03/2015
President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lankan leader to renegotiate China deals on visit

SRI Lanka's new president will use a visit to Beijing to renegotiate more than $5.3 billion-worth of Chinese deals signed by his ...

19/03/2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Modi pips Xi in diplomacy, says survey

INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pipped Chinese President Xi Jinping to secure the top rank in handling domestic and internat ...

18/03/2015
Dr Minoti Apte

Indian researcher wins woman of the year 2015 in NSW

A 56-YEAR-OLD Indian pancreatic cancer researcher in Australia has been named New South Wales Woman of the year 2015 for her contrib ...

13/03/2015
Modi greets Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena

Modi in landmark visit to steer Sri Lanka away from China

NARENDRA Modi began the first official visit by an Indian premier to Sri Lanka in nearly three decades on Friday (March 13), looking ...

07/03/2015
Mohamed Nasheed, first electe president of Maldives

Modi 'skips Maldives' after unrest: diplomatic source

INDIA'S Prime Minister Narendra Modi will skip the Maldives on a regional tour this month due to political unrest following the ...

04/03/2015
Nurse Saldanha

Royal prank radio station faces losing licence

AN AUSTRALIAN High Court ruling on Wednesday (March 4) opened the door for a radio station at the centre of a royal hoax call contro ...

02/03/2015
China's Premier Li Keqiang (R) shakes hands with Samaraweera

Sri Lankan doubts on loans, submarines seen as rebuff to Beijing

IF LAST week's visit to Beijing by Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera was meant to allay fears that the island nati ...

28/02/2015
Mohamed Nasheed, Maldives' first elected president

Maldives police detain 31 Nasheed supporters

MALDIVES police said on Saturday (February 28) they arrested 31 supporters of former president Mohamed Nasheed during a mass rally i ...

27/02/2015
Former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto

Seminary students involved in Benazir's killing: court told

STUDENTS of a prominent seminary run by a cleric known as the “father of the Taliban” were involved in the 2007 assassin ...

27/02/2015
Samaraveera & Chinese Premier Li

Sri Lanka says China to be consulted on any project re-think

SRI LANKA will not make any decision on Chinese projects it is reviewing until it consults China, Sri Lanka's foreign minister s ...