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No foreign judges, only foreign observers: PM

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By

The Government is agreeable to the presence of foreign observers and not to foreign judges to view the judicial procedures on human rights violations, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today. He was responding to a question asked by joint opposition parliamentary group leader Dinesh Gunawardane as to how the Foreign Affairs Minister was to

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Dissolving PNA, Appealing to UN Increase Pressure on Israel

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By

By Saud Abu Ramadan RAMALLAH, April 20 (Xinhua) — As the Middle East peace talks deteriorate, some officials in Ramallah are saying that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has only one major option left — to dissolve the Palestinian National Authority and thus render the Palestinian territories a state under occupation, a move that would “increase

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When Women Come Cheaper than Cattle

Mar 26th, 2014 | By

Danish Raza, Hindustan Times   March 23, 2014 Rubina appears much older than the 40 years she admits to. She does not look you in the eye; she is hardly audible, and often trembles. Her hut, on the outskirts of Guhana village in Haryana’s Mewat district, is surrounded by garbage heaps and excreta. There is no

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Jayalalithaa Hints at PM Ambitions

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday hinted at her prime ministerial ambitions once again when she promised to give a central government that performs and acts justly with all the states in the country. The AIADMK manifesto, released by Jayalalithaa just a day after she named all the candidates of

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Grisly story ends in shots 6,000 miles away

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

By Paul Duggan and Dan Morse The Washington Post | Posted 14 hours ago “A neighbor described the missing youth as a shy and conscientious teenager, the youngest of three children, who was ‘extremely handy with tools.’ “ — The Washington Post, Sept. 23, 1997 Samuel Sheinbein, then 17, a senior at John F. Kennedy

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News Roundup on 26.02.2014

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

Self-Proclaimed Protectors of Keiv look to Ukraine’s east KIEV, Feb 24 (Reuters) -Some wear black balaclavas and grubby army fatigues, others wield spiked iron clubs, all united in a common goal to protect Kiev in the power vacuum following the ouster of president Viktor Yanukovich. This self-styled defence force also has designs beyond the capital.

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Weekly News Roundup – 13-02-2014

Feb 14th, 2014 | By

By S. Skanda The daily Mail reported northern province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran as saying yesterday, the Tamil National alliance could participate in the Parliamentary select committee tasked with finding a political solution if the government put forward a basis for talks. He suggested the report compiled by Minister tissa Vitarana and the political package

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End female genital mutilation: join the Guardian’s campaign – video

Feb 13th, 2014 | By

Survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) from all over the world, including the UK, call for an immediate end to the practice. FGM – aimed at controlling women’s sexuality – dates back as far as ancient Egypt and has led to 130 million mutilated women and girls in the world today. These survivors offer a

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Appeasement is no answer to war crimes

Feb 7th, 2014 | By

Australian newspaper The Age published an editorial on 6 Feb calling upon the Australian government to take meaningful action towards bringing about an international investigation on Sri Lanka, stating that the international community has a duty to act on the reports of war crimes. Editorial In 1946, the International Military Tribunal sitting in Nuremberg was

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Holding Sri Lanka to Account – Editorial NYT

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

Washington is once again trying to put pressure on the government of Sri Lanka to commission a credible independent investigation of crimes and human rights abuses committed during the end of that country’s bloody civil war in 2009. It was a good move to send a senior American diplomat to the island nation last weekend

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