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February 13, 2018 8:01 AM Commonwealth in secret succession plans

The Commonwealth has secretly begun considering who might succeed the Queen as its head, the BBC has learned. The issue is hugely sensitive because the role is not hereditary and will not pass automatically to the Prince of Wales on the Queen’s death. The Commonwealth has set up a “high level group” to look at the way the international organisation is governed 18

November 27, 2017 6:05 AM Miss South Africa is crowned Miss Universe 2017

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe 2017. Nel-Peters beat out first runner-up Miss Colombia Laura González and second runner-up Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett for the crown Sunday night in Las Vegas. Nel-Peters, 22, recently earned her degree in business management at North-West University. During a pre-taped interview 45

August 2, 2017 3:01 AM Djibouti: China Opens First Overseas Base in Djibouti

China has formally opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti with a flag raising ceremony and military parade. More than 300 people attended Tuesday's ceremony, including deputy Chinese naval commander Tian Zhong and Djibouti's defence minister, according to state media. The event was timed to coincide with the celebration of the 90th anniversary 4

July 30, 2017 9:16 AM Hambantota port will alleviate Sri Lanka's debt burden says minister

Sri Lanka's minister of ports and shipping, Mahinda Samarasinghe on Saturday welcomed the signing of the Hambantota deal arguing it would help to alleviate the country's considerable debt burden. "According to the ultimate agreement signed today, the Treasury will directly receive a sum of US$ 1.12 billion. In addition the Chinese Company has agreed 2

July 30, 2017 1:48 AM Sri Lanka signs port deal for China's one-belt one-road plan

Sri Lanka has signed a long-delayed billion-dollar deal that allows a Chinese state-owned firm to take over a loss-making port. The move worries many China-watchers, including India, Japan and the US. The deal was signed between two state firms - the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and China Merchants Port Holdings - to handle the commercial operations 25

July 2, 2017 10:58 PM Sri Lanka dengue crisis: Military troops deployed, University of Moratuwa closed

Sri Lankan military troops have been deployed to destroy mosquito breeding sites in the country as record numbers of dengue fever cases continue to mount. Twenty five teams will separately move into the worst-affected areas in and around Colombo and search for dengue breeding spots and other vulnerable areas. Through June 30, the Sri Lanka Epidemiology 29

June 10, 2017 5:22 AM Modi's foreign visits: With Kazakhstan, it is 62 in 3 years

In less than a week after returning from his four-nation tour to Germany, Spain, Russia and France, Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for a visit to Kazakhstan to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit where India has been inducted as a full member of the group. For those who have been following the prime minister's way of functioning and time in office 43

June 6, 2017 2:32 PM U.S. Stops Short of Threatening to Quit U.N. Human Rights Council

Her comments came in the first of two statements she was to deliver in Geneva during a one-day visit that was anxiously awaited by diplomats and rights organizations seeking clarity on whether the United States intended to remain a member of the pre-eminent international institution dealing with human rights. Less than a week after President Trump said he would 22

June 1, 2017 4:03 PM After Bomb Threat, Malaysia Airline Passengers Tackle Man — And Then Sit On Tarmac

Police board a Malaysia Airlines jetliner in Melbourne, Australia, after a man who said he had a bomb was tackled and tied up. Passengers are being praised for subduing a man who threatened to blow up their Malaysia Airline jet shortly after takeoff in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday. The plane safely returned to the airport, and by the time police arrived 6

June 1, 2017 8:11 AM 'Let's roll': Sri Lankan who 'threatened to blow up Malaysia Airlines plane' posted a video of him smoking CIGARS as he drove to the airport listening to gangster rap

A Sri Lankan man who allegedly attempted to hijack a Malaysia Airlines flight relaxed with a cigar and gangster rap music, just hours before threatening to blow up more than 300 passengers onboard. Manodh Marks allegedly claimed to have a bomb as he rushed towards the cockpit door of flight MH128, just minutes after take-off at 11.11pm on Wednesday night 2