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Jiang Zemin, China’s former president, dies

30 Nov 2022 | 4:27 PM

Beijing, Nov 30 (UNI) Jiang Zemin, China’s former president who oversaw the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001, died on Wednesday in Shanghai, the state media reported. He was 96.

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TV doctor Ranj Singh blasts ‘racist joke’

30 Nov 2022 | 4:13 PM

London, Nov 30 (UNI) TV doctor Ranj Singh has criticised the British Curry Awards for its all-white judging panel and an alleged racist joke.

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World Bank assures support to Sri Lanka

World Bank assures support to Sri Lanka

30 Nov 2022 | 2:19 PM

Colombo, Nov 30 (UNI) The World Bank has promised continued support to Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said in remarks published on Wednesday.

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Alzheimer's drug hailed as breakthrough

30 Nov 2022 | 1:43 PM

London, Nov 30 (UNI) The first drug to slow the destruction of the brain in Alzheimer's has been heralded as momentous.

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Rajapaksas' overseas visits cost Rs 43 mn

30 Nov 2022 | 1:39 PM

Colombo, Nov 30 (UNI) The Sri Lankan government spent Rs 43 million on visits abroad by ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his disgraced brother and former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in just one year.

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Indians rescue 4 SL fishermen in sea for 63 days

30 Nov 2022 | 1:17 PM

Colombo, Nov 30 (UNI) A group of four Sri Lankan fishermen who set sail on September 25 and got lost in the sea for 63 long days have been rescued by the Indian Coast Guard, it was reported on Wednesday.

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Cambodia's martial art in UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list

30 Nov 2022 | 9:41 AM

Phnom Penh, Nov 30 (UNI) Kun Lbokator, Cambodia's traditional martial art, has been inscribed on the UNESCO's representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity, said a press statement from Cambodia's Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.

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5 killed as tour bus drops off cliff in Indonesia

29 Nov 2022 | 5:05 PM

Jakarta, Nov 29 (UNI) A tour bus rolled off a 30-meter cliff in the Indonesian province of North Sumatra, leaving at least five people dead and 12 others wounded on Monday evening, local police said on Tuesday.

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Asim Munir takes charge as army chief of Pakistan

Asim Munir takes charge as army chief of Pakistan

29 Nov 2022 | 5:02 PM

Islamabad, Nov 29 (UNI) General Asim Munir on Tuesday took charge as the 17th army chief of Pakistan in a ceremony held in the military's general headquarters in Rawalpindi in the country's eastern Punjab province.

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300 people killed in recent unrest in Iran

300 people killed in recent unrest in Iran

29 Nov 2022 | 4:37 PM

Tehran, Nov 29 (UNI) At least 300 have been killed in recent unrest in Iran following mass protests triggered by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who passed away while in police custody, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), said on Tuesday.

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Musk feuds with Apple over Twitter advertising

Musk feuds with Apple over Twitter advertising

29 Nov 2022 | 2:49 PM

Los Angeles, Nov 29 (UNI) Elon Musk has said Apple has halted most of its advertising on Twitter and accused the company of threatening to remove the platform from its app store.

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Giant Shark stalks prey on Dubai beach

Giant Shark stalks prey on Dubai beach

29 Nov 2022 | 2:30 PM

Dubai, Nov 29 (UNI) There were terrifying moments when a giant shark stalked a prey a few feet from horrified swimmers in the busy Dubai beach.

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Tamils fleeing Sri Lanka: Minister

29 Nov 2022 | 1:52 PM

Colombo, Nov 29 (UNI) Tamils are fleeing Sri Lanka's north and east due to the dire economic situation in the country, Foreign Minister Ali Sabry said in remarks published on Tuesday.

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Officers charged after black man paralysed

29 Nov 2022 | 1:37 PM

Washington, Nov 29 (UNI) Five police officers in the US state of Connecticut have been charged after a man they arrested was partially paralysed in the back of a police van.

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SL diplomat arrested for human trafficking

29 Nov 2022 | 1:30 PM

Colombo, Nov 29 (UNI) A Sri Lankan diplomat posted in Oman has been arrested on charges of sexual harassment and human trafficking, it was reported on Tuesday.

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