Cops arrest 19 in southern Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested at least 19 people after violentclashes erupted in the southern Galle District Friday night. A police curfew which had been imposed in six areas...

Cops arrest 19 in southern Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested at least 19 people after violentclashes erupted in the southern Galle District Friday night. A police curfew which had been imposed in six areas across the Galle District was lifted on Saturday morning. A police official told Xinhua that the situation had not returned to normal and tight security wold remain across the district...

Moscow blocks extension of Syria chemical attacks probe

Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria. It is the 10th time Moscow has used its veto powers at the UN in support of its ally since the conflict began, reports BBC. US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, accused Russia of undermining the organisation's ability...

Trump reverses elephant trophy import policy

President Donald Trump has suspended the import of elephant hunting trophies, only a day after a ban was relaxed by his administration. Imports of trophies from elephants legally hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe had been set to resume, reversing a 2014 Obama-era ban. But late on Friday, President Trump tweeted the change was on hold...

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Five die as Kenya Police battle Odinga supporters

Five people have been killed in Kenya's capital Nairobi as police broke up crowds of opposition supporters. At least two of the victims were shot dead, reports said, while others may have been stoned to death by a mob. Riot police were present but did not use any live rounds, a police spokesman said, blaming the deaths on the crowd....

'Mugabe shall go'

Leaders of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's party are making plans to force him from office if the 93-year-old leader resists pressure from the army to quit, a senior party source said on Friday. The self-styled grand old man of African politics, the only leader Zimbabwe has known since independence in 1980, insists he is still in charge. But the source,...