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Opposition legislators suspended from Telangana Assembly

Opposition legislators suspended from Telangana Assembly

The suspension of nine Congress and two TDP MLAs for the day came as the Opposition members entered the well of the House. Congress MLA M Bhatti Vikramarka told PTI that their suspension and the defection of Opposition members into TRS were against democracy.


Papua New Guinea quake causes small tsunami, no damage

Papua New Guinea quake causes small tsunami, no damage

The USGS said on its website that "some casualties and damage are possible and the impact should be relatively localized". The magnitude-7.9 quake struck 46 kilometres east of Taron in Papua New Guinea. Tremors in this part of the world are fairly common, and earlier this month a magnitude-7.8 quake also hit close to the Solomon Islands . The quake was deep, at 61 miles (103km).


West African leaders aim to enforce Gambian election upset

West African leaders aim to enforce Gambian election upset

Opposition leader Adama Barrow was declared the victor of the presidential ballot and Jammeh initially conceded defeat, only to reverse his decision a week later, condemning "unacceptable errors" by election authorities and calling for a new vote.



Coalition Airstrikes Destroy Air Defense Weapon In Syria

Before the IS group retook the city, it had been the focus of Russian and Syrian counter-Islamic State operations and not an area were the U.S. coalition was particularly active. At a news briefing Wednesday, the top US commander for Iraq and Syria, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, said Russian forces needed to secure the area again.


President leaves for Malaysia

President leaves for Malaysia

The staff members of the Sri Lanka High Commission and their family members were also present at the Airport to welcome President Sirisena. The president is secluded to attend a cultural show and a food festival before heading back to Sri Lanka.