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Move to Revoke self-government rule in Cataloniay

The Spanish government moved to activate a previously untapped constitutional article on Saturday so it can take control of Catalonia, illustrating its determination to derail the independence movement led by separatist politicians in the prosperous industrial region.

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy presides over a Cabinet meeting in Madrid, Spain, attended by Foreign Minister Alfonso Doslis, 2nd Left  Defence Minister Mario Dolores de Cospedal, 3rd Left Interior Minister Julan Ignacious Zodo at thr Monicio Palace Madrid on  Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.
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Foreign Secretary launches “Pakistan Alumni Society of Sri Lanka”

With the vision of “Re-Connecting the Alumni for Greater Collective Good”, the “Pakistan Alumni Society of Sri Lanka (PASS)” was launched recently at an impressive ceremony at a local hotel in Colombo

Foreign Secretary Ms  Tehmina Janjua addressing on the occasion
Foreign Secretary and Pakistan High Commissioner-designate with members of Interim Board of the society
Foreign Secretary speaking on the launching of Pakistan Alumni Society of Sri Lanka (PASS)
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Extend Parole of A.G. Perarivalan for Second Time - Arputhammal

With the parole period of A.G. Perarivalan, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, coming to an end on October 24, his mother, T. Arputhammal has appealed to the Chief Minister to extend the parole (ordinary leave) for another 30 days.

Perarivalan mother Arputhammal met CM Palaniswami on Sept 1 to thanked him for one-month parole. - File Photo
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Jaffna Student Union relaunched boycotting lectures

Dissatisfied with the response by President Maithripala Sirisena to the issue of political prisoners, students of all faculties of Jaffna University have decided to a boycott classes for five days.

Jaffna Student Union relaunched  boycotting lectures
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Afghanistan - Suicide bombers attack two mosques, at least 72 dead

Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said.

Afghanistan - Suicide bombers attack two  mosques, at least 72 dead
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Taj Mahal built on stolen land, says BJP leader

: A Bharatiya Janata Party leader claims to have access to documents that suggest the property where Taj Mahal was built was stolen by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan from kings of Jaipur.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal built on stolen land, says BJP leader
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Sri Lanka and U.S. Governments Launch ‘YouLead’ - Youth Employment Program

The governments of Sri Lanka and the United States launched the YouLead! initiative on October 19, a 1.8 billion rupee program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support youth employability, vocational skills development, and entrepreneurship. " class="caption" align="right" />

Dignitaries at the YouLead! launch from left Mr Charles Conconi, Project Director of YouLead!, Dr. Andrew Sisson, USAID Mission Director for Sri Lanka and Maldives, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Atul Keshap, and  Chandima Weerakkody, Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training
 U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Atul Keshap with Hon. Chandima Weerakkody, Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training, Hon. Karunarathna Paranavithana, Deputy Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training, Dr. Andrew Sisson, USAID Mission Director, and MR Rajendra Theagarajah, Chairman Celon Chamber of Commerce at the lighting of the traditional oil lamp.
The future of Sri Lanka depends on its youth gaining the skills and knowledge that will power the country’s prosperity,” said U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Atul Keshap at the launch of the 1.8 billion SLKR YouLead! project.
 “Educated, employed, inspired, and engaged youth will help to advance the development of this country…. with this as YouLead’s vision, let us now begin to support Sri Lanka's highly capable youth,” Dr. Andrew Sisson, USAID Mission Director for Sri Lanka and Maldives at the launch of the 1.8 billion SLKR YouLead! project.
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Pakistan Foreign Secretary called on the Prime Minister

Pakistan Foreign Secretary, Ms. Tehmina Janjua, who visited Sri Lanka for Foreign Secretary level Bilateral Political Consultations, called on the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Pakistan Foreign Secretary called on the Prime Minister
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Battle against SAITM is in final stage - GMOA says

While conducting a handbill distribution campaign themed, "Let us align with the final struggle to abolish SAITM" organized by the Anti-SAITM Union at the Fort Railway Station, yesterday, & Dr. Haritha Aluthge, Secretary to the GMOA, stated that the country has come to the final stage of defeating SAITM.

Battle against SAITM is in final stage - GMOA says
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Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia killed

Daphne Caruana Galizia, a prominent investigative journalist in Malta, has been killed, after a powerful bomb exploded in her car, police said, in an incident that stunned the small island country.

Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed after a powerful bomb blew up her car in Bidnija, Malta.  (Reuters)
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