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Embattled Rajapakse Bids For Third-Term Re-Election

Pic: www.naharnet.comCOLUMBO: Veteran Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse confirmed today he will seek an unprecedented third term in office, with snap elections expected early next year.

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Mexico President Declares Assets After Intense Public Pressure

Pic: ReutersMEXICO CITY: Mexico’s beleaguered President Enrique Pena Nieto made public all his personal assets yesterday as he struggles to quell a furore over a mansion his wife bought from a government contractor.

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Women Must Become Equal Partners For Rural Development In Asia-Pacific - FAO

Pic: womenrightsmovement.infoBANGKOK: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is calling for greater access to credit markets, improved recognition of rural women's legal rights, equal inclusion in decision making and general participation.

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‘Sewol’ Ferry Operator’s Chief Executive Officer Jailed For 10 Years

Lee Joon-seok, captain of sunken ferry Sewol, arrives at a court in Gwangju June 10, 2014. — Reuters pic SEOUL: The head of the company that operated South Korea’s ill-fated Sewol ferry was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday, after being convicted of manslaughter over the disaster that killed more than 300 people.

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Gunman Killed, Three Hurt In Shooting At US Varsity

Police investigating the shooting at the Strozier library at the Florida State University campus. — AP pic  FLORIDA: A gunman opened fire at a major university in Florida early Thursday, leaving three people injured, before officers killed the shooter,  police said.

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Chris Hemsworth Reveals What He Finds Sexy in This Heart-Melting Video

Pic: PeopleMagazine

Prepare to swoon. Chris Hemswroth, People magazine’s 2014 Sexiest Man Alive, is just as heart-meltingly charming and funny as he is handsome.

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UK Denies Controversial Pick-Up Artist Julien Blanc Entry

Pic: Youtube screenshotLONDON : Controversial "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc has been banned from entering the UK. The Home Office has refused the self-styled "dating guru" entry in the wake of widespread criticism of his techniques and advice. Blanc, from U.S.-based group Real Social Dynamics, suggests methods that have been condemned as sexually abusive.

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Australian Foreign Minister Warns UN Of “Young, Violent, Tech-Savvy” Terrorists

Filepic: www.watoday.com.auCANBERRA: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has used her position as chair of a United Nations Security Council meeting to warn against the growing threat of young and tech-savvy terrorists, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Swiss Billionaire Acquitted Over 3,000 Asbestos Deaths

Filepic: www.emirates247.comROME: Italy’s supreme court has overturned an 18-year prison sentence for Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny for causing 3,000 deaths linked to the use of asbestos in his factories.

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Miss Honduras And Sister Found Shot To Death

THE bodies of Miss Honduras and her sister were found buried not far from where they were last seen alive six days ago, police said Wednesday.

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