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    Court rules against Sri Lanka president, impeachment edges closer

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 08:02pm on December 13, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court opened the way for potential impeachment proceedings against the president on Thursday, ruling that he broke the law by dissolving parliament...

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    Ankara train crash leaves nine dead, 47 injured

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 02:19pm on December 13, 2018

    Seven people were killed after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, the Ankara governor's office said, revising an...

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    BJP aware it must tackle problems after state poll setbacks

    Reuters. New Delhi | Updated at 01:59pm on December 13, 2018

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party officials are gathering on Thursday for talks on a general election due by May, with their deliberations overshadowed...

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    Floods kill 13 in central Vietnam

    Agence France-Presse . Hanoi | Updated at 12:21pm on December 13, 2018

    Floods caused by heavy downpours killed 13 people in central Vietnam, officials said Thursday, as farmers scrambled to save crops and livestock ahead of worse...

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    Ex-Trump lawyer jailed for three years

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:29am on December 13, 2018

    Donald Trump's former lawyer apologised Wednesday for covering up the ‘dirty deeds’ of his ex-boss as he was sentenced to three years for multiple crimes...

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    Theresa May wins Conservative Party vote of confidence

    Reuters . London | Updated at 03:12am on December 13, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May won a confidence vote from her party on Wednesday but 117 of her lawmakers said she was no longer the right leader to implement Britain’s exit from the European Union...

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    Climate talks must be rescued from failure, warns UN chief

    Agence France-Presse . Katowice, Poland | Updated at 02:15am on December 13, 2018

    ‘Key political issues’ deadlocking UN climate talks ‘remain unresolved’, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday after an unscheduled stop at the troubled negotiations in Poland....

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    PM May pledges to quit before next UK election

    Reuters . London | Updated at 02:14am on December 13, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May promised on Wednesday to step down before the next parliamentary election due in 2022, hoping to win over wavering lawmakers before a no confidence vote triggered by Brexiteers in her Conservative Party....

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    Sri Lanka parliament passes confidence vote backing ousted PM

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 01:13am on December 13, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s parliament on Wednesday passed a vote of confidence in its ousted prime minister, as it sought his reinstatement by the president to defuse a political crisis and avoid a government shutdown....

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    Indian voters boot out cow, happiness ministers in state elections

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:51am on December 13, 2018

    India’s only dedicated ‘cow minister’ has been dumped in state elections, ending a controversial tenure that saw hundreds of the sacred animals starve to death and poisoned on his watch....