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    Sri Lanka detains nearly 100 in anti-Islamist swoops

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:45am on May 27, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s military has detained nearly 100 suspects during four days of search operations against remnants of an Islamist group blamed for the Easter attacks...

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    Run-machine Kohli eyes WC glory as captain

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    Virat Kohli’s reputation as one of cricket’s great entertainers is well-established, but the India star will not be completely satisfied until he leaves an indelible...

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    Malinga keeps Sri Lanka dreaming

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    Lasith Malinga will be one of the World Cup’s oldest players but the Sri Lanka paceman shows no signs of slowing down as he bids...

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    ‘Don’t be too optimistic’: Huawei employees fret at US ban

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    While Huawei’s founder brushes aside a US ban against his company, the telecom giant’s employees have been less sanguine, confessing fears for their future in...

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    India’s beleaguered Jet Airways founder held at airport

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    Indian Immigration authorities on Saturday stopped former Jet Airways chief Naresh Goyal and his wife from travelling to London, an official said, a month after...

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    China digs in for protracted trade fight with US

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    China is digging in for a tough period of deteriorating ties with the United States, fanning the flames of patriotism with Korean War films, a...

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    Modi kept his job, Indians worry about theirs

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    Asad Ahmed, one of about 1.2 million young Indians entering the cutthroat job market each month, diligently scribbles notes at a computer class in New...

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    5 economic challenges for India’s Modi

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    With Hindu nationalist prime minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party securing a landslide win in the Indian elections, AFP looks at the key...

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    Diop makes history as first black woman to win big at Cannes

    Agence France-Presse . Cannes | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    The first black women director ever to compete for the top prize at Cannes in its 72-year history took its second prize Grand Prix Saturday...

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    Banderas wins Cannes ‘best actor’

    Agence France-Presse . Cannes | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas has portrayed Zorro and Pablo Picasso but he is above all the go-to actor of Oscar-winning director Pedro Almodovar, who launched...

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