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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in British jail for skipping bail

Julian Assange broke bail to enter the Ecuadorean embassy almost seven years ago.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces sentencing over bail-jumping

Assange fled to the embassy in 2012 after a British judge ordered his extradition to face Swedish allegations of sexual assault and rape, which he strongly denied.

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says foreign mastermind may be behind Easter Sunday bombings: TV reports

Sirisena also warned it may be possible Islamic State has launched a "new strategy" by targeting smaller countries, according to a TV report on Wednesday.

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Japan welcomes Reiwa ‘New Year’ with hopes for peace, prosperity

Japan is marking the imperial transition with an unprecedented 10-day holiday that some analysts say will give the economy at least a short-term boost.

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Four members of Sikh family shot dead in US; Sushma Swaraj tweets not a hate crime

Four members of a Sikh family, including three women, have been fatally shot in their home in the US, authorities said.

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Japan’s new emperor Naruhito assumes post; pledges to work as symbol of the people

New Emperor Naruhito vowed Wednesday he would always stand with the Japanese people, as he prayed for world peace in his first address to the nation after ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne.

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Japan’s new emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

A more extravagant enthronement is set for Oct. 22, which will involve visits from heads of state and government from around the world, a series of banquets and a parade through the streets of Tokyo.

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Two dead in US university campus shooting

Two people were killed and at least four wounded in a shooting Tuesday at the University of North Carolina's Charlotte campus.

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Solar power in sub-Saharan Africa: Roadblocks ahead

During the past two decades, African countries have initiated and concluded large electrification projects on borrowed funds, however the development has been skewed - less money went in augmentation

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End of an era as Japan’s emperor Akihito abdicates; son Naruhito to take Chrysanthemum Throne

Despite near-constant rain in Tokyo, several hundred wellwishers congregated outside the Palace during the historic ceremony attended by around 300 people, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and arou

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Chinese President Xi Jinping urges youth to ‘love’ the Communist Party

Xi delivered his hour-long plea at the Great Hall of the People to commemorate the May Fourth Movement, a landmark protest against colonialism and imperialism that rocked China in 1919.

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Sri Lanka lifts social media ban imposed after Easter Sunday blasts

Social media had remained blocked in Sri Lanka where a string of powerful blasts tore through three churches and as many luxury hotels on April 21, killing 253 people and injuring more than 500 others

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42 foreigners killed in massive Easter Sunday blasts: Sri Lanka foreign ministry

Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said that as of Monday April 29, the number of foreign nationals who have been killed in the attack rose to 42.

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Suspected explosive device found, man arrested in New Zealand’s Christchurch

New Zealand police said on Tuesday a man was arrested and bomb disposal officers found a package with a suspected explosive device at a vacant property in Christchurch, where 50 people were killed in

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Sri Lanka maintains high alert after Easter Sunday bombings for fresh attacks ahead of Ramadan

Sri Lankan security forces maintained a high level of alert on Tuesday after the Easter Sunday bombings, officials said, amid intelligence reports that Islamist militants were planning fresh attacks b

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US President Donald Trump sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One in bid to block Congress subpoenas

US President Donald Trump, along with his family and businesses, on Monday sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to stop them from complying with Congressional subpoenas issued as part of a

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena assures hoteliers maximum financial help to revive tourism

The Easter Sunday blasts were the first time that tourists were specifically targeted. Following the bombings, the US, Britain, Australia, India and Israel warned their nationals against visiting Sri

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World sees ‘groundswell of intolerance’, hate-based violence against various faiths: UN chief Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' remarks have come in the wake of a series of attacks against mosques, synagogues and other places of worship in the recent past, including the Easter Sunday bomb

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Pentagon to send 320 more troops to US-Mexico border

The US Defence Department announced Monday it would deploy around 320 additional troops to the southern border with Mexico to support immigration officials.

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End of an era: Japan’s emperor Akihito kicks off abdication rites

Akihito's efforts won him widespread respect, and recent media surveys have shown public support for the imperial family at 80 per cent, the highest ever for the institution.

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Joe Biden says Donald Trump abused his office, ignored most Americans

The former vice president told hundreds of supporters and labour activists that Saturday's deadly shooting at a California synagogue proves a new that the country is "in a fight for its soul."

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Sri Lanka’s face veil ban takes effect under new regulation after Easter Sunday bombings

The President has taken this decision to establish a peaceful and cohesive society which does not inconvenience any community people as well as ensure national security.

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Sri Lankan intelligence receives inputs of attacks on Buddhist temples by female bombers

Sri Lankan authorities say that there was one women among the nine bombers who carried out the country's worst terror attack, killing 253 people and injuring over 500 others.

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena suspends defiant police chief over Easter Sunday bombings

Senior Deputy Inspector General CD Wickremaratne has been appointed as the acting police chief.

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Sri Lanka’s face veil ban takes effect under new regulation after deadly Easter Sunday bombings

Muslims account for 10 per cent of the population and are the second-largest minority after Hindus. Around seven per cent of Sri Lankans are Christians.

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Pakistan says it is on the road to major change, but few are fully persuaded

Pakistan says it is tired of conflict, opposed to extremism, open for peace talks and clamping down on corruption. It also insists it is run by politicians, with the military partnering rather than do

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Dike breached, thousands evacuated near Montreal as floods worsen

The barrier protecting Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, just west of Montreal, gave way Saturday night, causing a surge of water of up to 1.5 meters (five feet) to crash through the area.

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