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Sri Lankan parliament passes no-confidence motion against new govt

Sri Lankan parliament passes no-confidence motion against new govt

Sri Lanka's parliament Wednesday passed a no-confidence motion against controversial newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cabinet of ministers amid chaotic scenes, officials said.

Survey shows Filipinos more satisfied with Duterte govt than any other

Survey shows Filipinos more satisfied with Duterte govt than any other

Public satisfaction with the performance of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government rose in December to the highest level on record since one of the country's top pollsters ...

Govt to review all mines as environmentalist takes the helm

Govt to review all mines as environmentalist takes the helm

The Philippines will review all mines operating in the country, the new mining minister said yesterday...

Govt ending culture of impunity with speedy war crimes trial

Govt ending culture of impunity with speedy war crimes trial

Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) 1 last week sentenced a man from Habiganj district to death ...

Govt is pampering militants by blaming opposition: BNP

Govt is pampering militants by blaming opposition: BNP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, yesterday accused the government ...

Govt appeals for up to $2bn in foreign flood aid

Govt appeals for up to $2bn in foreign flood aid

Sri Lanka appealed yesterday for foreign aid to recover from massive floods that caused an estimated $2bn worth of damage and claimed more than 100 lives.

French govt breaks union-led blockades

French govt breaks union-led blockades

France’s government stepped up efforts yesterday to break blockades and strikes at refineries

Poland’s govt defiant as Brussels steps up pressure

Poland’s govt defiant as Brussels steps up pressure

Poland’s prime minister appeared to escalate a conflict with the European Commission yesterday...

Govt denies rumours of expelling Indian envoy

Govt denies rumours of expelling Indian envoy

Nepal has rubbished rumours of plans to expel Indian ambassador Ranjit Rae following the cancellation

Govt still seeks $1bn in Marcos wealth 30 years after his ouster

Govt still seeks $1bn in Marcos wealth 30 years after his ouster

The Philippines is still seeking to recover about $1bn worth of assets accumulated by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos through 100 court cases at home and overseas, a government official said yesterday.

Govt to auction at least three gold mines this year

Govt to auction at least three gold mines this year

India is planning to auction at least three gold mines in 2016, a top government official said, opening up the sector to private firms for the first time ever in a bid to slash imports of the metal that cost the government $36bn last year.