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First Tamil in 32 years to lead Sri Lanka opposition

PROGRESS: Rajavarothiam Sampanthan
A Tamil lawmaker became leader of the opposition in Sri Lanka's parliament for the first time in 32 years on Thursday (3), in the latest sign of progress towards ethnic reconciliation on the once bitterly divided island. Rajavarothiam Sampanthan is the first lawmaker from the ethnic minority to lead the opposition since 1983, when Tamil legislators resigned...

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Indian village council denies ordering rape of sisters

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Pakistan has eliminated "almost all" militants from China's Uighur ethnic minority on its territory, the country's president said on Wednesday (2), as China conducts a crackdown within its own borders. President Mamnoon Hussa More News »
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