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India's Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

May 23, 2019

By Alasdair Pal and Mayank Bhardwaj

NEW DELHI/AYODHYA (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security. 548 more words

Asia

Refugee Crisis in Sri Lanka

An article I wrote for the Daily Mirror on the refugee crisis in Negombo, Sri Lanka following the Easter Terrorist Attacks which killed 253 persons and injured more than 500 others. 1,349 more words

Writing

Chinese, Kyrgyz officials vow to enhance bilateral cooperation

Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) and Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Chyngyz Aidarbekov attend a signing ceremony of the Cooperation Program from 2020 to 2021 between Chinese Foreign Ministry and Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on May 21, 2019. 417 more words

Wicker ~ Diana Wallace Peach #writephoto

My mother despised the wicker witches on the neighbor’s farm. She made the sign of the cross when we scurried by on the straight and narrow path to church. 104 more words

Photography

EP elections: What role will populists play?

Populist, radical, extremist parties will probably become stronger in the European Parliament after the upcoming elections. Many observers say the most visible impact of their rise is that the mainstream parties in many countries adopted their rhetoric (and especially on migration rhetoric was also followed by action) to compete with them over voters. 1,778 more words

Politics