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    Sri Lanka parliament sacks Rajapakse, leaving power vacuum

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:03am on November 14, 2018

    Sri Lanka's parliament will meet under tight security Wednesday, after the top court ruled its dissolution illegal and opened the door to a vote on...

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    SA countries for common regional policy to cut labour migration costs

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:45am on November 14, 2018

    Migration experts from South Asian countries Tuesday called upon the governments of the labour sending states in the region to unitedly adopt a common regional...

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    Sri Lanka Supreme Court restores sacked parliament

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 07:43pm on November 13, 2018

    Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena's dissolution of parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections next year. The...

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    Suu Kyi beckons investors to Myanmar despite troubles

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 01:24am on November 13, 2018

    Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday implored foreign investors to take a punt on her country — Southeast Asia’s ‘final frontier’ — but warned...

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    100,000 police deployed as volatile Indian state votes

    Agence France-Presse . Raipur | Updated at 01:18am on November 13, 2018

    Tens of thousands of armed police were on duty Monday as a restive Indian state wracked by violence went to the polls....

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    Suspension of Sri Lanka parliament challenged in court

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 03:07pm on November 12, 2018

    Supporters of Sri Lanka's fired prime minister and a top election official on Monday challenged in court the president's sacking of parliament, upping the ante...

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    Lanka speaker urges officials to defy president orders

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:28am on November 12, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s speaker on Sunday accused president Maithripala Sirisena of usurping parliament and urged public servants to defy his ‘illegal orders’, as the president scrambled...

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    Legal challenge as Sri Lankan political turmoil deepens

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on November 11, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s largest party announced Saturday a legal challenge to president Maithripala Sirisena’s sacking of parliament, a move that has plunged the Indian Ocean island...

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    Sri Lanka president short of votes in crisis campaign

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo, Sri Lanka | Updated at 12:35am on November 10, 2018

    Two weeks into a showdown between rival prime ministers, the Sri Lankan president’s party admitted for the first time Friday that it does not have...

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    Aid groups say Rohingya 'terrified' about Myanmar repatriation

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:26pm on November 09, 2018

    A plan to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar was premature and the refugees were ‘terrified’ about leaving Bangladesh where they sought refuge, dozens...

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