Three parties have asked the Supreme Court to declare President Maithripala Sirisena's actions as illegal after the president dismissed the parliament.
The spending binge has for years eclipsed Cyber Monday in the US for online purchases made on a single day. China's day is on November 11, or 'Singles' Day' since it's 11/11.
Myanmar's Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Win Myat Aye said Bangladesh will start repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya back to Myanmar on Thursday.
There were cheers and emotions as huge crowds paid tribute to the servicemen and women who gave their lives in the Great War.
Mangala Samaraweera from the country's largest United National party says the decision of President Maithripala Sirisena, who dismissed the entire parliament in a midnight manoeuvre, will be challenged in the court.
Lion Air’s Boeing Co. 737 MAX passenger plane crashed into the sea on October 29 just minutes after taking off from Jakarta en route to Bangka island near Sumatra, killing all 189 people on board.
Hundreds of men from Dulmial, a village located 150 kilometers south of Pakistan's capital Islamabad, fought for the British Raj in World War One and the villagers are proud of their sacrifice.
President Maithripala Sirisena signed a decree dismissing the island's 225-member assembly and scheduled parliamentary elections for January 5, nearly two years ahead of schedule.
Diwali, or the festival of lights, is observed by Hindus around the world every year with oil lamps, fireworks, prayers and songs as well as the exchange of gifts and sweets to mark the triumph of good over evil.
Members of Afghanistan's Peace Council, who met Taliban delegates in Moscow, repeat President Ashraf Ghani's offer of peace talks with Taliban without pre-conditions. Taliban says it will negotiate with US only.
A Somali man identified as Hassan Khalif Shire Ali set fire to a pickup truck in the centre of Melbourne city and stabbed three people, killing one, before he was shot by police in what they called a terrorist attack claimed later by Daesh.
More than 720,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar's northern Rakhine state after a heavy-handed army crackdown in August last year that survivors say involved mass rape and extrajudicial killings.
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