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Rajapaksa criticises UN findings on Sri Lanka war crimes COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa criticised on Tuesday the findings of a UN probe into war crimes and called on the government to reject the report, which called for suspects to be prosecuted by a hybrid court with international judges. Rajapaksa won the 26-year war against Tamil Tiger separatists in 2009, but his military was accused of killing thousands of civilians during the final weeks of the conflict. The UN report found "patterns of grave violations" between 2002 and 2011 and said it was likely that tens of thousands lost their lives in the final stages of the war. Rajapaksa, who was defeated in a January poll, said his government did not cooperate with the probe mainly because it was instituted outside the established procedure of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). "The investigation on Sri Lanka was not carried out by an independent Commission of Inquiry, but ...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi begins election bid with first rally LOIKAW: Thousands thronged to see Aung San Suu Kyi's first rally on Thursday as the Myanmar opposition leader launched her bid for historic November elections by touring a remote eastern region seen as a stronghold of the ruling party.Suu Kyi urged voters to think of future generations in her debut campaign speech to a rapt audience in Kayah state, many wearing the colourful traditional dress of local ethnic groups, as her party's first nationwide election ...
China to cap 2015 local government debt at 16 trillion yuan: Xinhua BEIJING: China's parliament approved on Saturday a cabinet plan to cap total outstanding local government debt at 16 trillion yuan ($2.5 trillion) this year, the official Xinhua news agency reported.China, whose cooling economy has spooked investors worldwide, has long sought to deal with a mountain of local government debt - a legacy of unbridled spending during the global financial crisis. It was estimated by the audit office at 17.9 trillion yuan ($2.9 trillion) at the ...
Thai court indicts previously acquitted British activist BANGKOK: A Thai court Monday indicted a British labour rights activist in a case linked to a report he co-authored alleging severe labour abuses in Thailand's food industry, a key supplier to Western supermarkets.Andy Hall, 34, had previously been acquitted by a court last year on a defamation charge pursued by Thailand's Attorney General.But Natural Fruit, the company at the heart of the dispute, has filed a string of its own criminal and civil cases ...
Maldives ex-president Nasheed back in jail COLOMBO: Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has been thrown back in jail a month after his 13-year prison sentence was commuted to house arrest, his party said Monday.The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) said police and prison officials clashed with supporters as they removed Nasheed from his home in the capital Male and took him to the high security prison island of Maafushi on Sunday night."Nasheed's transfer back to jail is in clear breach of the ...
Nepal police arrest 30 in protest against new constitution KATHMANDU: Nepalese police arrested 30 demonstrators in the capital on Sunday for trying to enforce a nationwide strike, the latest in a string of protests against the new constitution."We have arrested 30 demonstrators in Kathmandu for trying to block roads, vandalise vehicles and close shops," police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam told AFP. The protesters were from Nepal's federation of indigenous nationalities, which called a nationwide strike against the borders of new provinces proposed in the ...
Japan protests Russian PM's visit to disputed island TOKYO/ITURUP: Japan on Saturday lodged a protest over Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's visit to one of four disputed Pacific islands which have strained ties between the two countries since the end of World War Two.The decades-old argument over the territory, claimed by both states, could set back Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to court resource-rich Russia and keep the door open to dialogue, despite the Ukraine crisis.The islands are known in Russia as ...


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