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Afghan children gather outside their homes at a slum area in Herat province in western Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Sardar)       —————————–   Letters From Families Motivate MH370 Search Crews CANBERRA, (Xinhua) – More than 10 months after Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared with 239 people on board, the agency in charge of the search mission [...]

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

People attend a demonstration to shut down the traffic protesting against racism and injustice to mark the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington D.C., the United States, Jan. 15, 2015. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)   ———————————   Middle East Quartet To Meet In Late January UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua) – The Middle East Quartet comprising the [...]

EU mourns Victims of Paris Newspaper Attack

Members of the European Parliament attend a mourning ceremony for victims of the January 7 attack against French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in front of the EU Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium, on Jan. 8, 2015. The attack left 12 people dead. (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan)   —————————————————————-   Egypt Court To Pass Verdict On Ex-President Morsi CAIRO, [...]

Pakistanis hold Protest To condemn Taliban Attack On School

A Pakistani child attends a protest to condemn last Tuesday’s Taliban attack on the Army Public School, in northwest Pakistan’s Peshawar. More then 140 people, the vast majority children, were killed at an army-run school in northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar in an attack by armed militants. (Xinhua/Umar Qayyum)       ————————————— More anti-terror [...]

Maldives: ‘Water Crisis’ Shows India’s Heart Is As Close As The Two Nations Are

For a third time in four decades or less, Fate ordained that India display the kind of closeness of heart with Maldives as geography too has made them to be. Responding to the Maldivian SOS without much ado or formality, as on the previous occasions, India continues to dispatch drinking water, and also operate ship-based [...]

Focused On Education

A girl reads a book during a class at a government school in northwest Pakistan’s Peshawar, Dec. 11, 2014. (Xinhua/Ahmad Sidique)       ————————————————–   Malaysia Summons Us Ambassador KUALA LUMPUR, (Xinhua) – Malaysia summoned US ambassador to Malaysia on Wednesday to explain the United States’ position on Malaysia’s decision to retain the Sedition [...]

Plight Of Onion Farmers

By Nirmala Kannangara in Dambulla - Pictures by Asoka Fernando Onion farmers in Dambulla accused the government of importing low quality big onions from India during the local harvesting season. For them there is no other option but to commit suicide as they are forced to sell their crop at a loss because of Indian big [...]

Christmas Tree With Waste Wood

A over-ten-metre tall Christmas tree built with waste wood is placed by local students at the city centre of Rakvere, Western Virumaa county of Estonia, Dec. 3, 2014. Local young students of Rakvere Professional School built the special wood tree with waste wood from the local mills. (Xinhua/Sergei Stepanov)   ————————————-     Nigeria Sign [...]

Lanka’s Gift To China

Cheif doctor Wu Huping (L) checks the eye condition of patient Qiu Baozhu after the cornea transplant operation at the Xiamen Eye Center of Xiamen University in Xiamen, southeast China’s Fujian Province, Nov. 27, 2014. A total of 10 corneas, presented by Sri Lanka as a gift to Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife [...]

Sri Lanka: Under Appreciation And More

By Rajeewa Jayaweera I read with interest the two part article titled ‘Sri Lanka: Under Appreciation And More’ in The Sunday Leader of 26 October 26 and November 2. The article justifies India’s past actions describing them as nothing but virtuous and portraying Sri Lanka as the villain. The article also goes to great lengths [...]

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