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Japanese PM Abe makes ritual offering at Yasukuni shrine
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering on Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine for war dead, a senior spokesman said, a day before he hopes to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a leaders' summit in Jakarta.

Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:05:05 GMT
-Sudan's president cancels trip to Indonesia
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir at the last minute canceled a trip to Indonesia for a summit this week, a government official said, in what would have been his first trip outside of Africa or the Middle East in nearly four years.







Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:23:40 GMT
-U.N. Security Council demands aid access for Syria's Yarmouk camp
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Monday demanded all parties to the Syrian civil war allow humanitarian aid to reach without obstruction the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus, a site that Islamist militants had recently seized.







Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:53:27 GMT
-Pope condemns killings of Ethiopian Christians in Libya
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis condemned the "continuing martyrdom" of Christians on Monday after 30 Ethiopians were shown being shot and beheaded in Libya on a video purportedly made by Islamic State militants.

Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:29:47 GMT
-Britain's John Major warns of a Labour-SNP deal: The Times
(Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister John Major will urge voters on Tuesday to reject a "weak and unstable" Labour government subjected to a "daily dose of political blackmail" by the Scottish National Party (SNP), the Times reported.







Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:28:09 GMT
-Migrants' bodies brought ashore as EU proposes doubling rescue effort
CATANIA, Italy/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations on Monday, as the first bodies were brought ashore of as many as 900 people feared killed in the deadliest known shipwreck of migrants trying to reach Europe.

Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:23:16 GMT
-Bomb explodes at Spanish embassy in Libyan capital
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A bomb exploded in front of the Spanish embassy in the Libyan capital late on Monday, residents said, the latest in a string of attacks on foreign missions in the North African country.







Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:57:17 GMT
-Mexico says to investigate reports of police killings
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government said on Monday it would investigate reports that federal police killed 16 unarmed people in two attacks in January, the latest allegations to raise the specter of abuses by Mexican security forces.

Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:49:52 GMT
-Japanese PM Abe makes ritual offering at Yasukuni shrine
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday sent a ritual offering to a controversial Tokyo shrine for war dead, Jiji news agency said, a day before he makes remarks at an international summit that will be watched for his stance on Japan's wartime history.







Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:47:34 GMT
-Migrants' bodies brought ashore as EU proposes doubling rescue effort
CATANIA, Italy/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations on Monday, as the first bodies were brought ashore of as many as 900 people feared killed in the deadliest known shipwreck of migrants trying to reach Europe.







Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:17:08 GMT
-Argentine prosecutor dismisses case against president
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine prosecutor on Monday dismissed allegations that President Cristina Fernandez tried to derail an inquiry into the bombing of a Jewish center in 1994, likely marking the end of the case.







Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:59:37 GMT
-Canada to issue passport to jailed Al Jazeera journalist Fahmy
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government said on Monday it is now able to issue a passport to Mohamed Fahmy, the Al Jazeera journalist and naturalized Canadian who had been jailed in Egypt and is awaiting retrial there.

Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:37:02 GMT
-U.S. fears new Greek law may ease guerrilla's jail terms
ATHENS (Reuters) - The United States expressed concern on Monday over a government-backed bill that paves the way for a member of Greece's most lethal guerrilla group to be released from jail.







Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:05:43 GMT
-Obama, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss need for military equipment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama met for more than an hour with Abu Dhabi's crown prince on Monday and discussed the conflicts in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Libya, and the United Arab Emirates' need for military equipment, the White House said.







Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:49:10 GMT
-U.S. says might talk to Iran about regional stability, cites Syria
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Monday it might talk with Iran about promoting regional stability, noting it had been open to including Iran in past efforts to achieve a Syrian peace deal if Tehran had altered its policy.

Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:36:42 GMT
-U.S. Navy sends more warships near Yemen in security move
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy has sent an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser into the waters near Yemen, officials said on Monday, heightening the U.S. maritime security presence as concerns mount over Yemen's escalating conflict.







Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:33:32 GMT
-Spy agency sees sharp increase in Canadians joining Islamic State
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The number of Canadians leaving to join militant groups in Iraq and Syria such as Islamic State has increased 50 percent in the past few months, a senior security official said on Monday.

Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:43:31 GMT
-Vehicle blast injures two in Israeli criminal incident: police
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An explosion in a parked vehicle in southern Israel on Monday wounded at least two people in a suspected criminal incident, police said.







Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:49:36 GMT
-Palestinian ministers cut short Gaza visit over dispute with Hamas
GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian cabinet ministers from the occupied West Bank cut short a visit to Gaza on Monday over disputes between their Western-backed Fatah movement and the Islamist group Hamas which dominates the territory, officials said.

Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:43:35 GMT
-U.S. says FBI head did not intend to suggest Poland role in Holocaust
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director James Comey did not intend to suggest in an article last week that Poland was responsible for the Holocaust during World War Two, a State Department spokeswoman said on Monday after Washington's ambassador was summoned over the remarks.

Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:10:05 GMT
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Sri Lanka want missing Cricket World Cup payments paid up by ICC
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Sri Lanka are demanding their World Cup handouts are honoured after the International Cricket Council bosses suspended payments in protest at changes to the island nation's governance of the sport. Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake sacked the previous ...
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-A tantalising tea break in Sri Lanka - Evening Standard

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The Holcim Foundation finally announced today the three winning projects for their global 2015 Holcim Awards. Every three years, the awards competition seeks architectural design interventions that address sustainable building and construction issues ...


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The island nation is focusing on north Indian states "primarily because of immense production capacities here for which we can offer perfect production distribution facilities in Lanka", Sudharshan Seneviratne, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India ...

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-Indians demand access to Lanka - Colombo Gazette

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Indians demand access to Lanka
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Indian-fishermen Over 100 fishermen from Tamil Nadu will meet Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj next Monday to give a petition demanding uninterrupted fishing rights in Sri Lankan waters, The Hindu newspaper reported today. According to ...

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-Cairn India pulling out of oil, gas explorations in Sri Lanka - Lankaweb

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Since Cairn India is reportedly to pull out of its offshore fuel and natural gas explorations within the Mannar Basin in Sri Lankan waters, it has been revealed that the government has been compelled to look for new entities to continue drilling these ...

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'Monkey Kingdom' review: The real primates of Sri Lanka
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The macaque monkeys of Sri Lanka. The similarities are obvious, although the differences are significant, too. The smaller wild creatures spend a lot less on keratin treatments, for one thing. Also: They're a lot more fun to watch. Their new ...
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