November 14th, 20131324By Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez
Sri Lanka's president defended his government's human rights record on Thursday, saying he had "nothing to hide", but on the eve of a Commonwealth summit in Colombo he faced fresh questions over the treatment of ethnic minority Tamils.
Mahinda Rajapaksa said a system was in place to deal with...
November 8th, 20131133By Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal
Sri Lanka on Friday denied refusing visas to a delegation from an international human rights group ahead of a Commonwealth summit in Colombo, saying its permission had not been sought for the overseas visitors.
Sri Lanka hosts the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting next week and...
October 17th, 20131754By Peter Griffiths
Britain's decision to set aside worries about Sri Lanka's human rights record and back its selection as host of a Commonwealth leaders' meeting showed a lack of principle, a panel of lawmakers said on Thursday.
The Sri Lankan government has faced condemnation of its rights record, in particular for its final...
October 10th, 20131420By Sven Nordenstam and Niklas Pollard
Canadian Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for her tales of the struggles, loves and tragedies of women in small-town Canada that made her what the award-giving committee called the "master of the contemporary short story".
"Some critics consider her a Canadian Chekhov,"...
August 6th, 20131053By Nemanja Bjedov
Marcos Baghdatis lost to Italian Fabio Fognini 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 in the opening round of the ATP World Tour 1000 Masters Rogers Cup in Montreal on Tuesday evening.
After winning for the first time on the tour since February, last week in Washington, the 28-year-old Cypriot returned to his former slump, recording his...
July 11th, 20131080By Julie Gordon
Residents of the town of Lac-Megantic in Quebec were coming to grips on Thursday with the reality that 50 of their own were most likely dead in the aftermath of the worst railway disaster in North American in more than two decades.
Five days after a train hauling 72 cylinders of crude oil jumped the track and...
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