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Passport Power: Sri Lankan passport ranked 97th in the world

Sri Lanka ranks a dismal 97th in “passport power” in a world ranking based on the number of countries a Sri Lankan national can visit without...

Indian star slams Uber after ‘scariest experience’ in London

Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has warned Uber users against the ride-hailing app in London after suffering "the scariest experience" with a driver in the...

Sri Lanka ex-minister held over phone recording scandal

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a former minister who allegedly recorded 100,000 phone calls, the sometimes lewd and compromising contents of which were leaked...

Threat from ISIS not on battlefield but in civilian spaces: Book

The immediate threat from ISIS is not on the battlefield anymore, but in civilian spaces, says a new book which seeks to explore the...

Xi vows to bolster ties with Myanmar to ‘new level’ as China eyes opening...

President Xi Jinping on Friday vowed to take China's ties with Myanmar to a "new level" during his maiden visit, which aims at boosting...

China-bound scorpions seized in Sri Lankan airport sting

Sri Lanka's customs on Monday arrested and fined a Chinese man accused of trying to take 200 venomous scorpions out of the country in his...

Over 130 dead as severe weather hits Pakistan, Afghanistan

Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather killed more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, leaving others stranded by heavy snowfall,...

Indian Coast Guard eyes 200 ships, 100 aircraft inventory by 2025

The Indian Coast Guard has planned to acquire 16 advanced light helicopters apart from 50 vessels to its fleet as part of its vision...

Tamil communities cook up sweet rice dishes for Pongal fest

Tamil communities in India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday were celebrating Thai Pongal, a Hindu harvest festival.Devotees offered gifts, prayed in temples and cooked the Pongal dish, as...

Pakistan court revokes coup leader Musharraf’s death sentence, guilty verdict

Pakistani high court on Monday revoked a guilty verdict and death sentence handed down to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason, declaring that the formation...