Sri Lankan President appoints Tamil as Chief Justice

Sri Lanka on Friday appointed Justice K Sripavan, an ethnic-Tamil, its new Chief Justice, days after his predecessor Mohan Peiris was asked to resign following an uproar in the parliament over allegations he tried to help the former president retain power illegally.

China tells India don't fall into ‘trap’ laid by U.S.

China has offered to lift its strategic partnership with India to a “higher level,” and prompted New Delhi to avoid a “zero-sum trap” that was being set up by Washington and its allies.

India: Periyar tiger reserve wins NTCA award

The Periyar Tiger Reserve, spread over 925 sq.km. in Kerala, Southern India, bagged the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) biennial award on Tuesday for encouraging local public participation in managing the reserve.

Pakistan: About 311 Thar children died in 11 months

A latest report prepared by the provincial government vis-à-vis the drought situation in Thar shows that 311 children under five years of age have died between December, 2013 and November this year, it emerged on Sunday.

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