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1.Report exposes rights abuse by Sri Lankan forces post war

A report by rights groups on Friday said there was enough evidence that the Sri Lankan military was still waging a war against Tamils.The report — published by the UK Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and the International Truth & Justice Project, Sri Lanka — is one of the first documents to detail alleged rights abuse by the Sri Lankan armed forces in the post-war context

2.China satellite finds object near jet search area

A satellite image released by China on Saturday offers the latest sign that wreckage from a Malaysia Airlines plane lost for more than two weeks could be in a remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean where planes and ships have been searching for three days.

3.Gupta should pay $13.9m penalty, says SEC

U.S. regulator SEC has asked an appeals court to affirm a district court’s decision that the India-born former Goldman Sachs director, Rajat Gupta, pay a $13.9-million penalty and be banned for life from serving as director of a public corporation

4.Osama story blanked out

The article that was blanked out was “What Pakistan knew about Bin Laden” by Carlotta Gall which appeared earlier in other editions on the front page and can be viewed online. The article, which is an extract from her forthcoming book, is continued on page two but in the edition in Islamabad, there is a full-page advertisement for The Express Tribune, which is the paper’s partner. It is printed in three cities in Pakistan.

5.Maldives ruling coalition gets majority in parliamentary polls

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen’s party, with the help of its coalition partners, has attained majority in parliament in elections held over the weekend, an official said here on Sunday.The Maldivian parliamentary elections, which were held amidst the controversial removal of the head and deputy of the country’s Elections Commission, concluded largely peacefully on Saturday.

Heavy clashes in Syria near Turkish border

Activists and state media say Syrian troops are battling opposition fighters for control of a border post on the Turkish frontier.Rebels have been on the offensive since Friday in the border area of northwestern Latakia province, where they have captured a crossing point into Turkey.Meanwhile, Syrian military says Turkey has shot down a Syrian warplane near the countries' border.


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