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UNP conspiracy to destroy the SLFP - Mahinda

01 May 2016 15:35:36 AdaDerana RSS

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party is now in danger of losing its identity as a political party, says former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE...

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Western Sahara: We Must Make Saharaouis Stakeholders

01 May 2016 15:33:56 Morocco World News

By Majid Morceli San Francisco - The latest UN resolution has vividly shown who are Morocco’s friends and enemies, as well as who is interested in keeping the conflict alive for eternity. Moroccan observers have been stunned by the Russians’ decision to vote for the UN resolution, assuming that the latest visit by the Moroccan king to Russia assured Russian backing on the North African kingdom’s sacred cause. What these analysts failed to take into account is that Russia cannot afford to upset Algeria, which has been one of its most profitable military clients for decades. While Morocco can also be a lucrative business for the Russians and a useful intermediary between Russia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), given Rabat’s latest disagreement with the United States, they may not see it wise to align themselves with a country with a long history as a US ally, which will alienate the Algerian regime, a sure and reliable ally. Moroccans do not understand the reason the United States refuses to go all out and support Morocco, a country that has been a strategic and staunch ally of the United States for decades and always supported the Americans regardless of the consequences. What Moroccans need to know is that the United States will only fully and unequivocally support one country and one country only and that is the state of Israel, but that's another topic. The United States still supports the Moroccan autonomy proposal, a proposal that Ban Ki-moon wants to do away with. The US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, said after the vote, “The policy of the United States regarding Western Sahara has not changed. We consider Morocco’s autonomy plan serious, realistic, and credible. It represents a potential approach that could satisfy the self-determination aspirations of the people of Western Sahara.” Morocco should focus on coming up with ideas to earn more support for the autonomy proposal, instead of focusing negatively on the debate between France and the US about the duration that the civilian section of MINURSO needs to return to full functionality. Even though the US sees their interests first and foremost, Morocco cannot afford to lose the backing of the US. What the US did with the latest UN resolution is indirectly signal to Morocco that it is unpleased with its attempt to get closer to the Russians and that, for these efforts, there would be consequences. The Russians proved the Americans right by not voting for the UN resolution. Morocco thought that a simple visit by the Moroccan king can change Russia's relationship with Algeria. Morocco relies heavily on other countries for help in its sacred cause; this has to change. It is time for Moroccans living in the Sahara to start defending their cause. Many of the Polisario leaders who have returned to Morocco advised that, unless Sahraouis take matter into their own hands, the problem will never get solved. Morocco needs to speed up regionalization and investments recently announced by the Moroccan king in order for the inhabitants of the Sahara to start believing that Morocco is serious about changing the status quo. The strategic alliance between Morocco and the GCC should serve as a golden opportunity to bring the king’s proposals to fruition and turn this relationship into a win-win situation for both sides. The GCC will profit from the return on their investments and Morocco would benefit from making the Sahara the gate of world investment in Africa. Making the Sahraouis the stakeholders in their day-to-day lives can accomplish more than support or lack thereof from any outside country. More importantly, Sahraouis in Tindouf will no longer be satisfied living in camps under a dictatorship and will eventually rise up and start demanding to join their brothers and sisters in Morocco’s southern provinces. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Morocco World News’ editorial policy The post Western Sahara: We Must Make Saharaouis Stakeholders appeared first on Morocco World News .

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Comelec Final testing sealing of vote-counting machines to be held this week

01 May 2016 15:33:25 Philippines News latest RSS headlines - Philippine

The Final Testing and Sealing (FTS) of the vote-counting machines (VCMs) will be held this week (May 2-6, 2016), according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec). ...

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Kulturfabrik: Out of this world with Out of The Crowd festival

01 May 2016 15:31:14

The 13th edition of the Out of the Crowd festival in Esch-sur-Alzette brought some nice surprises to festival-goers on Saturday. sums up the highlights.

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South Korean president visits Iran to boost ties

01 May 2016 15:29:35 FOX News

South Korea's president has arrived in Tehran in the first such high-level visit since the two nations established diplomatic ties in 1962.

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North Korea party congress to show unity around Kim Jong Un

01 May 2016 15:29:33 FOX News

North Korea is preparing to hold a once-in-a-generation congress of its ruling party that is intended to rally the nation behind leader Kim Jong Un and could provide an important glimpse into Kim's plans for the country's economy and military.

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Kenya officials: Death toll of collapsed building up to 16

01 May 2016 15:22:26 FOX News

Kenyan rescuers are continuing to search for survivors of a residential building that collapsed Friday as officials said the death toll rose to 16 and 73 people are missing.

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Taxi stuck in Hong Kong traffic? Cabbies want to charge you more

01 May 2016 15:21:56 South China Morning Post - News feed

Taxi passengers will pay more when cabs are stuck in traffic under proposals to raise fares. The meter would jump every 45 seconds when stationary instead of every minute, so a 10-minute delay downtown would cost HK$24 instead of HK$16.

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March 14 Shiite party protests Hezbollah role in Syria

01 May 2016 15:20:51 The Daily Star >> News >> Lebanon News

A couple dozen members of a mostly-Shiite March 14 party gathered in Downtown Beirut Sunday to condemn Hezbollah’s military intervention in the Syrian war.

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Machnouk's brother laid to rest day after falling from balcony

01 May 2016 15:20:50 The Daily Star >> News >> Lebanon News

The eldest brother of Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk was laid to rest in Beirut on Sunday, a day after he plunged to his death after falling from his apartment’s balcony.

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Swansea beat weakened Liverpool and secure Premier League status

01 May 2016 15:19:48

Swansea secured their Barclays Premier League status as a weakened Liverpool side suffered a 3-1 defeat before their European showdown with Villarreal. Andre Ayew's brace took him into double figures for the season and Jack Cork added a beauty as Swansea, 2-0 ahead at the interval, ended a run of five straight defeats to Liverpool and claimed four successive top-flight home wins for the first time since 1982. Christian Benteke, on as a substitute, gave Liverpool hope with his ninth goal of season, but defender Brad Smith's dismissal 14 minutes from time for two bookable offences ended the comeback. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp obviously had the Europa League semi-final second leg with Villarreal on his mind as he made eight changes from the side which had lost the first game in Spain on Thursday. Only Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren and Philippe Coutinho remained and Swansea, one point from safety at kick-off, took advantage of the unfamiliar Liverpool line-up to clinch a sixth straight season of top-flight football. This was Liverpool's first game on British soil since an inquest ruled on Tuesday that 96 of their supporters were unlawfully killed at Hillsborough in Sheffield 27...

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Death toll from building collapse in Kenya rises to 16

01 May 2016 15:19:47

The death toll from a collapsed six-storey building in Nairobi has risen to 16 from 12, the Kenya Red Cross said, but officials declined to be drawn on how many more people might be still under the rubble. The 198-room building in Huruma in eastern Nairobi collapsed on Friday night after heavy rain and rescue work is continuing. President Uhuru Kenyatta, who visited the site of the collapse, told officials "to undertake an immediate survey of all the houses in the area to find out those which are at risk of collapsing". He also ordered the arrest of the owners of the building, which had been condemned by the authorities. "Those people who have died in Huruma have died an unnecessary death. That death is a product of corruption. And that is what we must fight in Nairobi," legislator Johnson Sakaja said during Labour Day celebrations in the capital. The Kenya Red Cross said in a statement 16 deaths had been confirmed and 135 people injured and treated for their injuries. "Search and rescue operations are ongoing to rescue survivors that may still be trapped under the rubble," it said. Neither the Kenya Red Cross nor the National Disaster Operation Centre - which is leading the...

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Electoral Code: Bulgaria Eases Restrictions on Polling Stations Abroad

01 May 2016 15:16:06 (Sofia News Agency)

Bulgarian lawmakers have backtracked on a blanket ban on opening polling stations outside of Bulgaria's diplomatic missions to other countries. Under the new rules approved on Thursday afternoon, the restrictions will not be in force for the territory of the EU where there are embassies or consulates. In EU countries where no diplomatic missions of Bulgaria are present, stations will be opened where at least 100 Bulgarian nationals have submitted an inquiry. In non-EU countries (such as the US, Canada, Russia, and Turkey), polling stations can also be opened outside embassies, but only a single station located in cities whose population is bigger than 1 million if there is no diplomatic mission of Bulgaria in the respective city. MPs modified the controversial Electoral Code amendment following mass protests from Bulgarian communities abroad. The Patriotic Front, a nationalist coalition that has no ministers in the cabinet but backs the governing minority coalition, was adamant a restriction to the number of missions would curb the influence of voters in Turkey, where tens of thousands of Bulgarian nationals have traditionally cast ballots in favor of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), with some now possibly switching to the new DOST party. However, Bulgarians living in Western Europe or the US, whose combined number outweighs those in Turkey, said the move restricted their options to cast a ballot, especially in light of another decision by Parliament which made voting compulsory. Vast sections of the new amendments, including a ban on publishing results of opinion polls throughout an election campaign, sparked outrage from the public, prompting emergency talks of political leaders with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov to discuss possible concessions. On Thursday, the last workday of the week as Orthodox Easter holidays begin the next day, lawmakers had fervent discussion on election laws being in a hurry to pass all the required texts of the electoral code. It was the opening of polling stations abroad, rules for holding referendums, and the implementation of voting with electronic machines that raised tensions among lawmakers during and following a meeting of the Legal Affairs Committee around noontime. A number of lawmakers objected to the decisions of the committee whose report had been submitted to the floor of Parliament, claiming that the committee had held no session over the past few days. According to Parliament Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva, the mysterious committee meeting had been held before 10:32 local time on Thursday morning - the moment it was tabled. The holding of any session at the Legal Affairs Committee was contested by MPs from both the opposition and parties that are in or back the cabinet.

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Hurricanes romp to victory over Lions (SA Rugby (Pty) Ltd - South Africa Rugby Football Union)

01 May 2016 15:15:25 - Africa News

(Source: SA Rugby (Pty) Ltd - South Africa Rugby Football Union) The Emirates Lions suffered their third loss of the season when they came up short 50-17 against the Hurricanes at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.Despite a late spirited fightback from the hosts, the flamboyant attacking flair of the visitors was too much for the side from Johannesburg.The 'Canes outscored the home side by seven tries to three with the accurate boot of Beauden Barrett, including six conversions and a penalty, adding to the woes of a shocking defensive effort from the Lions. Five tries in the first half for the Hurricanes courtesy of Julian Savea, Matt Proctor, a brace from Cory Jane and one from Reg Goodes...

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Third Season Ticket Phase Ends Today (Macclesfield Town FC Ltd)

01 May 2016 15:15:23 - Africa News

(Source: Macclesfield Town FC Ltd) Not only does this week mark the end of the 2015/16 season, but it also the end of the third season-ticket phase for the 2016/17 year. Supporters have until...

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Yellow-and-Blue Saturday – Match Results April 30, 2016 (Maccabi Tel-Aviv)

01 May 2016 15:15:21 - Africa News

(Source: Maccabi Tel-Aviv) Beitar Tubruk 0:2 Maccabi 'Shachar' Tel Aviv The young Yellow-and-Blue fell to Tubruk in Netanya yesterday afternoon. Maccabi 'Shachar''s counterparts scored an early goal and held off the visitors while scoring a late insurance marker to collect the three point just...

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01 May 2016 15:15:20 - Africa News

(Source: Hull FC) Image Copyright: Hull FC Super League Ltd. By Hull FC Media | 01/05/2016 Hull FC made it seven wins from their last eight matches on Friday night with a 28-26 win against Catalans, but head coach Lee Radford still wants to see more from his team. The Black and Whites again impressed in patches as they earned another hard-fought victory against Super League's form side, The Dragons, themselves flying...

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Purring Jaguares put eleven tries over Kings (SA Rugby (Pty) Ltd - South Africa Rugby Football Union)

01 May 2016 15:15:19 - Africa News

(Source: SA Rugby (Pty) Ltd - South Africa Rugby Football Union) Jaguares scored eleven tries as they sealed their debut home victory in Super Rugby, running out 73-27 winners over the Southern Kings on Saturday. Leonardo Senatore starred with three tries in the game while Juan Martín Hernández, Santiago Cordero, Nicolás Sánchez, Manuel Montero, Matías Alemanno, Emiliano Boffelli and Martín Landajo were also scorers for the hosts. In reply the Kings went over on four occasions with Chris Cloete, Stefan Watermeyer, Thembelani Bholi and Steven Sykes on the board. Many were expecting a comfortable night for Jaguares and so it proved as right from the kick-off they looked set to run away with...

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Four players on show in the ticket office this Friday (Port Vale (Valiant 2001) Football Club Limited)

01 May 2016 15:15:18 - Africa News

(Source: Port Vale (Valiant 2001) Football Club Limited) After just missing out on a play-off spot this season, boss Rob Page is confident, given the tools, Vale can make a successful push next season....

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Stormers denied by last-gasp Waratahs try (SA Rugby (Pty) Ltd - South Africa Rugby Football Union)

01 May 2016 15:15:17 - Africa News

(Source: SA Rugby (Pty) Ltd - South Africa Rugby Football Union) A late converted try from Michael Hooper helped the Waratahs defeat the DHL Stormers 32-30 in a tight Super Rugby clash at Newlands on Saturday. Stormers wing Leolin Zas was sent off for a dangerous tackle in the second-half but the 'Tahs had to wait until the 78th minute to secure victory when Hooper powered over, with Bernard Foley kicking the key points. The Australian side's other tries came from Kurtley Beale, Israel Folau and Rob Horne while Schalk Burger and Pieter-Steph du Toit (2) got the Stormers' five-pointers, with Jean-Luc du Plessis slotting 15 points. It had looked like the...

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FC Barcelona's win over Betis, on social media (FCB - Fútbol Club Barcelona)

01 May 2016 15:15:16 - Africa News

(Source: FCB - Fútbol Club Barcelona) Terms and conditions Information about Spanish Act 15/1999 on the protection of personal data (Articles 5, 6 and 11) and Spanish Law 34/2002 of 11 July, services of information society and electronic commerce. Personal data provided on this form will be included in a file...

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Win a VIP day at Ewood (Blackburn Rovers Football & Athletic plc)

01 May 2016 15:15:14 - Africa News

(Source: Blackburn Rovers Football & Athletic plc) We would like to invite your school, any individual, group or organisation to create a piece of artwork encapsulating the theme 'A matchday at Ewood'. The winner(s) will have their...

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Alitalia significantly reduces losses by €381 million in 2015 (Etihad Airways PJSC)

01 May 2016 15:15:13 - Africa News

(Source: Etihad Airways PJSC) 29 Apr 2016 09:00 Rome, 29 April 2016 - Alitalia confirmed today it is on track to become profitable by 2017, as it reduced its losses by € 381 million in 2015 compared to the previous year. Significant reduction in losses from €580 million in 2014 to €199,1 million for 2015 Ongoing focus on cost control and efficiencies Investment of €400 million in 2016 will deliver significant benefit to business and customers between 2016 and 2020 This important result for 2015 comes as the airline announced its first full reporting year under a three-year turnaround Industrial Plan. After posting total revenues of € 3,312.4 million in 2015, Alitalia was able to report a net...

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Hughes Solely Focused On The Job At Hand (Derby County Ltd)

01 May 2016 15:15:12 - Africa News

(Source: Derby County Ltd) The Rams hit the road on Bank Holiday Monday for their final scheduled away league fixture of the campaign to take on a Brighton & Hove Albion side locked in a three-way battle for promotion to the top flight, kick-off: 2:30pm. For Hughes, personally, he has great memories of Derby's previous clashes with Brighton, having scored a notable back-heeled effort against the Seagulls in the Second-Leg of the Play-Off Semi-Finals two years ago. Hughes feels that those meetings with the Seagulls will prove to be vital when Derby's play-off campaign gets underway in...

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"Getting runs in a situation like that is more satisfying" (ECB - England and Wales Cricket Board)

01 May 2016 15:15:09 - Africa News

(Source: ECB - England and Wales Cricket Board) Worcestershire batsman Joe Clarke will be blogging exclusively for throughout the season. In the second instalment, he discusses taking on the Specsavers County Championship Division Two pace-setters, the merits of club cricket and making runs under pressure. We've got a big game starting tomorrow, effectively our first home game of the season at New Road after we were completely washed out against Kent - and we're all looking forward to facing an Essex team who are flying high with two wins out of three. But I'm really grateful to our director of cricket, Steve Rhodes, for letting me prepare with a club game for Wellington. I think...

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Under 16’s & 18’s Enjoy Training Session With First Team Staff (North Wales Crusaders)

01 May 2016 15:15:08 - Africa News

(Source: North Wales Crusaders) By: admin, May 1, 2016 COMMUNITY, NEWS NORTH Wales Crusaders Under 18's and Under 16's took part in a training session led by first team coaching staff. The session consisted of talks on team bonding and nutrition...

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An Interview With U-17 Assistant Coach Damjan Ratkovic (FFBH - Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina)

01 May 2016 15:15:07 - Africa News

(Source: FFBH - Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina) 30.04.2016 Today, we talked with an assistant coach in the cadet national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Damjan Ratkovic, who is preparing the young team at the FFBIH training center in Zenica for the upcoming...

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MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v Liverpool (Swansea City Association Football Club Ltd)

01 May 2016 15:15:05 - Africa News

(Source: Swansea City Association Football Club Ltd) Swansea City will be hoping to bounce back from consecutive defeats when they face Liverpool on Sunday (12pm). The Swans welcome Jürgen Klopp's side to the Liberty Stadium as they look for a positive result after recent defeats against Newcastle and Leicester. Last weekend's 4-0 loss at the King Power Stadium was Swansea's biggest of the season, and they will...

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Al-Nahedh: Growth in KFH-Turkey’s Contributions in Bilateral Relationships between GCC and Turkey (Kuwait Finance House KSC)

01 May 2016 15:15:04 - Africa News

(Source: Kuwait Finance House KSC) Post Date : 01/05/2016 Al-Nahedh: Growth in KFH-Turkey's Contributions in Bilateral Relationships between GCC and Turkey At Turkish Arab Economic Forum in Istanbul KFH-Turkey Seeks to be one of the top 10 banks in Turkey Group CEO at Kuwait Finance House KFH Mazin Saad Al-Nahedh said that (KFH-Turkey) is the biggest participation bank with % 35 shares in assets, %37.5 shares in credits and %37.9 in deposits in Turkish participation banking sector. It has a pioneer role in participation banking supporting real sector of Turkish...

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Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion (A) (Derby County Ltd)

01 May 2016 15:15:03 - Africa News

(Source: Derby County Ltd) Leading up to the match, and during the game itself against Chris Hughton's promotion-chasing side, we will be using the hashtag #BHAFCvDCFC across all of our social media networks throughout the course of the fixture. We want the Derby County supporters to get involved in the build-up to the game, by sending us your pictures, videos (Vines) and comments including the aforementioned hashtag. Midfielder Bradley Johnson will be assessed ahead of Derby County's Sky Bet Championship clash with Brighton & Hove Albion. Johnson has missed the last four matches with a knee injury, which he suffered during the 4-0 victory over Hull City at the iPro Stadium on April 5. He...

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