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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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Australian firm Canstruct takes up toxic contract profiting from the abuse of refugees

Australian firm Canstruct takes up toxic contract profiting from the abuse of refugees The civil engineering company Canstruct International Pty Ltd (‘Canstruct’) has taken on a toxic contract to run facilities on Nauru where the Australian government has trapped refugees in a system that amounts to torture, Amnesty International said today.

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New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program DV-2019

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017 will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered.

New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program DV-2019
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Japan Bank for International Cooperation to continue its support to Sri Lanks

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) reiterated their support for Sri Lanka's economic program during a meeting with Minister of Finance and Media Mr, Mangala Samaraweera.

Japan Bank for International Cooperation to continue its support to Sri Lanks
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Bangladesh Defense Adviser meets Secretary

Commodore Syed Maksumul Hakim, the Defence Adviser of the High Commission of Bangladesh in Sri Lanka called on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC today (17th October).

Bangladesh Defense Adviser meets Secretary
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