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One dead as gunmen open fire at Sri Lanka election rally COLOMBO: Unidentified gunmen opened fire at an election campaign rally in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday, killing a woman and wounding at least 12 people, police said.The attackers sprayed bullets into the crowd just after Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake left the venue, marking the first major violence ahead of the August 17 parliamentary elections."The gunmen travelled in two vehicles and escaped in the same vehicles after the shooting spree," police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera told AFP."A woman was killed and 12 wounded persons have been admitted to the Colombo National hospital."Election monitors expressed surprise at the shooting in Colombo, where security is tight and campaigning had been mostly peaceful."We are puzzled by this latest turn of events in Colombo because so far it has been relatively calm and even the level of violence in other areas has been very low," said Keerthi Tennakoon, head of the Campaign for Free ...

Iran launches charm offensive among wary Gulf Arabs DUBAI: Iran's foreign minister began a charm offensive in the Gulf on Sunday to defend a nuclear deal seen by some Arab states as heralding greater Iranian support for armed groups and governments opposed to the hereditary monarchies.Most Gulf Arab states are worried that Iran's July 14 accord with world powers will hasten detente between Tehran and Washington, emboldening Tehran to increase backing for Middle Eastern allies at odds with Gulf Arab countries.The minister, Mohammad ...
India PM promises billions to Bihar as elections loom PATNA: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took his political campaign to the impoverished state of Bihar, promising billions of dollars for infrastructure projects as he seeks to win support ahead of crucial elections there.Modi committed to allocate funds amounting to some $5.8 billion over five years to help develop the eastern state, as he addressed a gathering in state capital Patna. The Hindu nationalist premier also launched railway, highway, gas and energy projects, ...
Maldives sacks vice-president for 'treason' COLOMBO: The Maldives parliament has sacked the country's vice-president and accused him of treason, as international concern mounts over the state of democracy on the honeymoon islands.Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday evening to oust Mohamed Jameel, who was the running mate of President Abdulla Yameen in a controversial 2013 election but has now fallen out with him.The 45-year-old, who was abroad at the time of the vote, was also accused of colluding with the opposition, ...
27 crushed to death in India holy river stampede GODAVARI: A stampede on the banks of a holy river killed at least 27 pilgrims Tuesday in southern India, signalling a tragic beginning to a religious festival season, officials said.The stampede broke out at around 8:00 am (0230 GMT) in Rajahmundry, on the border of the twin states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, about two hours after the start of the Maha Pushkaralu festival which sees thousands of people bathe in the waters of the ...
Roadside bombs kill 12 civilians in Afghanistan: officials KABUL: At least 12 civilians were killed in twin roadside bomb blasts in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, blaming the attacks on the Taliban as the militants intensify their summer offensive. A roadside bomb ripped through a passenger van on Saturday in Tagab district of Kapisa, an often restive province in the mountains east of the Afghan capital Kabul, killing 10 civilians and wounding six others, provincial officials said. "A civilian van travelling from Kabul to ...
Bomb kills three children in south Afghanistan: officials KANDAHAR: Three children were killed on Saturday when a bomb exploded in the restive southern Afghan city of Kandahar, officials said.The victims, all under the age of 10, had entered an empty shop to shelter from the hot summer sun when a bomb hidden inside went off, killing three and wounding six other children, according to provincial police spokesman Zia Durani."The explosives had been hidden in the shop and went off as the kids, all ...


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