COLOMBO (The Island/ ANN) - The delegation of the European Union in Sri Lanka as well as diplomatic missions of Canada and Norway, have written to President Maithripala Sirisena to verify the "worrying information in the public domain about the intention of the Sri Lankan government to resume implementing the death penalty after a moratorium of more than 40 years."
COLOMBO (The Island/ ANN) - Justice and Prisons Reforms Minister Thalatha Atukorale says that on the list of death row prisoners selected for hanging, the first one is a woman.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Bilateral military exchanges between Pakistan and Iran have been very rare due to mutual mistrust.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Why is it that the likes of Maryam always get blamed in tricky situations while the men walk away unscathed?
COLOMBO (The Island/ ANN) - Implementation of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s pledge to hang convicted drug peddlers who were continuing their business from prison, remains in the balance with moves underway to strengthen preventive measures, Government sources said yesterday.
BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Leaders of the Brics countries are expected to coordinate as they cope with the challenges of de-globalisation, unilateralism and protectionism while shaping their consensus in further boosting economic growth, speakers said on Tuesday at an event organized by China Daily. Their opinions were presented at the third edition of Vision China, a series of talks organised by the newspaper, at the Gallagher Convention Center in Johannesburg, days ahead of the Brics summit in the city.
BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - China can continue with its sound growth momentum in 2018 by boosting investment and facilitating reform and opening-up during the second half of this year, the nation’s top economic regulator said. The country is on track for hitting its economic growth target of about 6.5 percent for the year, despite uncertainties triggered by a trade dispute with the United States, Yan Pengcheng, a spokesman for the National Development and Reform Commission, told a news conference on Tuesday.
CHIANG RAI, Thailand (The Nation/ANN) - The 13 Wild Boars will sit down for a tightly controlled interview with the media for the first time Wednesday evening.
PHUKET, Thailand (The Nation/ANN) - Police suggest Boat sank quickly after owners cut costs, compromising safety.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Peace and reconciliation remain a long way off, but at least the warring sides are talking.
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