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Sri Lankas Governing Party Claims Victory in Provincial Election In the election in Uva Province, which was seen as a test of President Mahinda Rajapaksas re-election prospects, the governing party secured a majority of seats, but its margin of victory was smaller than in 2009.
New York Times | 4 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Hagino snatches swimming gold from Sun, Park INCHEON, South Korea (AP) The Asian Games saw its first major upset Sunday as Japan's Kosuke Hagino stole the thunder from one of swimming's biggest rivalries by winning the 200-meter freestyle final ahead of China's Olympic champion Sun Ya
Yahoo! News | 8 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Afghan presidential rivals sign unity deal Power-sharing agreement between rival candidates ends months of crisis after disputed presidential polls in June.
Al Jazeera | 10 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
North Korea: American wanted fame An American sentenced in North Korea ripped up his visa so he could go to prison and expose human rights violations there, state media said Saturday. | 21 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Provincial Vote Is Seen as a Test for Sri Lankas President The candidates for chief minister of Uva Province are seen as proxies for President Mahinda Rajapaksas coming battle for re-election.
New York Times | 23 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
New Zealands Ruling National Party Is Re-elected The party of Prime Minister John Key cruised to victory with a historic level of support, winning 48 percent of the vote.
New York Times | Sep 20, 2014 4:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New Zealand PM wins third term in office With most votes counted, John Key's National Party leads with 49 percent as opposition leader concedes defeat.
Al Jazeera | Sep 20, 2014 11:36 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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New Wrinkle in Afghan Vote Thats Been Anything but Smooth In negotiations over the disputed presidential election, Abdullah Abdullah, who is widely expected to lose, has insisted that the count not be made public.
New York Times | Sep 20, 2014 10:32 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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F1 strugglers still targeting 2015 participation SINGAPORE (AP) As speculation grows about the imminent exit of three struggling teams from Formula One, two of the under-pressure outfits have said they intend to still be in the sport in 2015.
Yahoo! News | Sep 20, 2014 10:19 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Australia weighs tougher anti-terrorism laws Prime minister to seek sweeping counterterrorism powers in parliament after authorities claim to have foiled ISIL plot.
Al Jazeera | Sep 20, 2014 07:49 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend