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Ferguson protests raise international concern

FERGUSON, U.S. — Chinese and Russian officials are warning of a potential humanitarian crisis in the restive American province of Missouri, where ancient communal tensions have boiled over into full-blown violence. 713 more words


Hundreds line up for water in Liberian slum sealed off due to Ebola risk

MONROVIA, Liberia – Hundreds of residents of a Liberian slum lined up to receive rice and water from government officials Thursday in their neighbourhood which was sealed off from the rest of the capital in an attempt to halt the spread of Ebola. 616 more words


Army Marks World Nature Conservation Day planting trees & Cleaning Environment

To mark the World Nature Conservation Day, soldiers of the Security Force Jaffna conducted many echo-friendly projects encompassing the whole peninsula on Monday (28). Removing plastics and polythene wastes on the beach and land by the soldiers serving in respective areas took place with the help of civilians and different organizations. 76 more words

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Strength of the Maoist groups is around 8,500: Government

“As per available reports, the estimated armed cadre strength of the Left Wing Extremist groups is around 8,500. However, their support base is in larger number,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju informed Rajya Sabha in a written reply. 179 more words


US Coaches Here to Train Jaffna Football Players

Making a history in the field of football in Jaffna, a team of experienced coaches and players from the USA arrived in Jaffna to conduct coaching camps for youths and schoolchildren this week. 179 more words

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"Gender has always been a component of the way [Boko Haram] violence has happened, and it’s become more explicitly so"

This post is part of a series of interviews with subject matter experts on the northeast of Nigeria and the ongoing militant violence. TAP hopes these interviews will contribute to an issue-driven conversation on what relevant actors in the region can do to help stop the violence and improve well-being of Nigerians living in violence-prone areas. 2,544 more words

Media Workshop for SF - J Officers Successfully Ends

The six day training programme organized by Security Force Jaffna (SF – J) for senior Army officers serving in Jaffna on Mass Communication and Mass Media successfully ended on 19th July with award ceremony at Kankesanthurai Thalsevana Holiday Resort. 94 more words

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