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    Sri Lanka president seeks talks to end power struggle

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:51pm on November 18, 2018

    Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday called crucial talks with political leaders in a bid to end a power struggle with the prime minister...

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    Trumps says final conclusions on Khashoggi killing in days

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:55am on November 18, 2018

    The United States will make final conclusions by early next week over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, president Donald Trump said Saturday, following reports that...

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    Cyclone Gaja leaves 35 dead

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:00am on November 18, 2018

    At least 35 people were killed in the severe cyclonic storm Gaja that battered Tamil Nadu coast Friday, reports The Indian Express....

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    12 Asian nations adopt Kathmandu Declaration

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan on return from Kathmandu | Updated at 12:33am on November 18, 2018

    The sixth Ministerial Consultation of the 12-nation Colombo Process ended in Kathmandu Friday adopting a 27-point declaration with a call to the member states to take collective steps to ensure the rights of workers and safe and dignified labour migration....

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    Solih sworn in as Maldives president

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:23am on November 18, 2018

    Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was inaugurated Saturday as the new president of the Maldives after the opposition united to dislodge pro-China strongman leader Abdulla Yameen in September elections....

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    Massachusetts to start selling marijuana

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    Massachusetts is joining the growing list of US states where Americans can walk into a shop and legally buy recreational marijuana, with two stores due...

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    May takes pot-shot at plotters

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May on Saturday told the plotters planning to overthrow her that their alternative Brexit plans would not make all the problems...

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    Rouhani sees Iran, Iraq ties

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    Iran and Iraq could raise their annual bilateral trade to $20 billion from the current level of $12 billion, president Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday,...

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    CNN reporter returns to White House

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    The White House agreed Friday to allow CNN reporter Jim Acosta back in after a judge ruled that the star journalist was improperly banned following...

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    US votes against UN censure of Israel

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    For the first time, the United States voted Friday against an annual UN resolution condemning Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights, dropping its practice of...