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Air Canada plane landed short, hit antennas in Halifax accident
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - An Air Canada plane that suffered heavy damage in an accident in the east coast city of Halifax on Sunday landed short of the runway and hit an antenna array, losing its landing gear, safety officials said.

Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:37:53 GMT
-Major 7.7 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, tsunami warning issued
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.7 struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, official monitors said, and a tsunami warning was issued soon after.







Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:37:33 GMT
-Syria's Assad says Islamic State has expanded since start of U.S. air strikes
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a U.S. television interview that Islamic State, which has seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, has been gaining recruits since the start of U.S.-led air strikes against the militant group.

Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:35:51 GMT
-Elderly women in Tanzania fear spate of murderous witch hunts
TABORA, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A blood-stained machete outside a mud-walled shack in a remote Tanzanian village is a reminder of how Pili Kidawa narrowly escaped death after coming under attack from a mob of angry villagers accusing her of being a witch.







Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:18:18 GMT
-Sarkozy wins French local elections; far right makes limited gains
PARIS (Reuters) - The far-right National Front made only limited gains in French local elections won by a wide margin on Sunday by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's conservatives and their centrist allies.







Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:14:15 GMT
-British PM Cameron to meet queen, formally call knife-edge election
LONDON (Reuters) - Campaigning in Britain's closest national election in decades will start on Monday after Queen Elizabeth dissolves parliament at Prime Minister David Cameron's behest, teeing up an unusually fraught battle to govern the $2.8 trillion economy.

Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:05:15 GMT
-Air Canada plane landed short, hit antennas in Halifax accident
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - An Air Canada plane that suffered heavy damage in an accident in the east coast city of Halifax on Sunday landed short of the runway and hit an antenna array, losing its landing gear, safety officials said.







Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:57:38 GMT
-Iran, powers explore nuclear compromises, Israel alarmed
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers tried to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned that attempts to reach a preliminary deal by a deadline in two days could yet fall apart.







Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:45:11 GMT
-UK PM Cameron's Conservatives four points ahead of Labour: poll
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives have taken a four point lead over the opposition Labour Party on the eve of the start of official campaigning for a May 7 national election, a poll showed late on Sunday.

Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:56:59 GMT
-Fighting and air strikes across Yemen; dialogue remains distant
ADEN (Reuters) - Yemeni fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi clashed with Iranian-allied Houthi fighters on Sunday in Aden, the absent leader's last major foothold in the country.







Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:09:58 GMT
-Greek reform list yet to take shape as talks with lenders continue
ATHENS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greece and its international creditors continued talks through the weekend on reforms to unlock loans and Athens sounded an upbeat tone, but the lenders said it could take several more days before a proper list of measures was ready.

Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:04:40 GMT
-Suicide attack on Afghan MP kills three in Kabul
KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan member of parliament survived a targeted suicide attack in Kabul on Sunday but three people including a child were killed and eight others injured, police and government sources said.

Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:31:07 GMT
-Nigeria vote runs into second day after glitches, killings
ABUJA (Reuters) - Voting in Nigeria's tensest election since the end of military rule in 1999 spilled into a second day on Sunday after technical glitches hit voter ID machines and Islamist Boko Haram militants killed more than a dozen people in drive-by shootings.

Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:59:12 GMT
-French PM says far-right gains show lasting upheaval of politics
PARIS (Reuters) - The French far-right National Front's gains in local elections on Sunday are a sign of lasting upheaval in the French political landscape, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said.

Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:27:56 GMT
-Egypt lists top Brotherhood leader, 17 others as terrorists: state media
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's public prosecutor has listed the Muslim Brotherhood's leader and 17 other top members of the group as terrorists, state media said on Sunday, part of a sustained crackdown by the authorities on Islamists.







Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:17:46 GMT
-Sarkozy leads French local election, far-right makes voting gains: exit poll
PARIS (Reuters) - Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative UMP party and its allies led in the second and final round of French local elections on Sunday, a BFMTV exit poll by pollsters CSA showed.

Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:11:32 GMT
-Pakistan evacuates hundreds during pause in Yemen strikes: Saudi official
PESHAWAR (Reuters) - Pakistan evacuated about 500 of its nationals by plane from Yemen on Sunday during a brief pause in air strikes by a Saudi-led military coalition against Shi'ite Muslim Houthi forces, a Saudi military spokesman said.

Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:46:38 GMT
-Enemy fire, booby-traps delay Iraqi forces' advance in Tikrit
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces battled Islamic State militants in central Tikrit on Sunday as the United States and its allies provided aerial support and local officials warned that the battle to retake the Sunni Muslim city would not be quick.

Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:46:52 GMT
-Turkey detains five Dutch people seeking to enter Syria
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish security forces have detained five Dutch citizens who were trying to cross the border illegally from Turkey into Syria, the Turkish military said in a statement on Sunday.

Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:35:34 GMT
-Nigeria opposition protests presidential vote in oil state
PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Confusion and sporadic violence blighted Nigeria's tensest presidential election since the end of army rule, with opposition supporters disputing results on Sunday from a turbulent southern state even before they were announced.







Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:22:13 GMT
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Sri Lanka's pivot to India breaks China's dreams - Boston Globe (subscription)

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Sri Lanka's pivot to India breaks China's dreams
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-Sri Lanka road trip finds north and south still divided after civil war - Los Angeles Times

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Sri Lanka road trip finds north and south still divided after civil war
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-In the Hills of Sri Lanka's Tea Country - New York Times

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In the Hills of Sri Lanka's Tea Country
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Sri Lanka is a sunny heartbreak of a nation, a welcoming South Asian island country beset by three decades of ethnic war that came to an end in May of 2009, when the Sinhalese government routed the Tamil Tigers in a brutal show of overwhelming force.


-Sri Lanka's Sirisena Meets China's Xi Amid New Look at Ties - ABC News

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Sri Lanka's Sirisena Meets China's Xi Amid New Look at Ties
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Sri Lanka's new president held talks Thursday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid a push to recalibrate his predecessor's strongly pro-China policies and a review of major Chinese projects in the island nation. Maithripala Sirisena and Xi reaffirmed ...
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-Sri Lanka pledges 'political solution' in war-torn north - Daily Mail

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Sri Lanka pledges 'political solution' in war-torn north
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Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has pledged a "political solution" for the island's war-torn north, where ethnic minority Tamils have long demanded greater autonomy. During a two-day visit to the Tamil heartland of Jaffna, ...
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-In Sri Lanka, Elephants and Humans Struggle to Live in Close Quarters - CityLab

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In Sri Lanka, Elephants and Humans Struggle to Live in Close Quarters
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Elephants in Sri Lanka can have the demeanor of cranky wedding guests in a slow buffet line. They munch away at grass and leaves, kicking their heels back in annoyance at the pure white egrets standing behind them. Cross their path in a safari vehicle ...


-Dhaka bound Mihin Lanka forced to land at BIA (Watch Report) - Newsfirst

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Dhaka bound Mihin Lanka forced to land at BIA (Watch Report)
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A Mihin Lanka flight en-route to Dhaka from Colombo was forced to return to the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on Sunday due to a technical failure. According to passengers, the flight which was scheduled to take off at 7.30am took off at 9.30am.


-Sri Lankan president seeks to mend ties with China after port suspension - Reuters

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Sri Lankan president seeks to mend ties with China after port suspension
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COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena headed to Beijing on Wednesday seeking to end a stalemate over China's biggest investment project in the island which his administration has suspended over allegations of wrongdoing.
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-'No expired rice stocks' - Lanka Sathosa - The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka

'No expired rice stocks' - Lanka Sathosa
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"The Government of Sri Lanka, as a result of government to government agreement entered into with (the Government of) Bangladesh in December 2014, imported 25,000 MT of 'nadu' rice from Bangladesh in the first week of January 2015 for the domestic ...


-Barack Obama nominates Indian-American as ambassador to Sri Lanka, Maldives - Economic Times

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Barack Obama nominates Indian-American as ambassador to Sri Lanka, Maldives
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