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JFK assassination: Trump declassifies thousands of files

The US government has released 2,800 previously classified files on the assassination of President John F Kennedy in 1963, the BBC reported today. US President Donald Trump has said the public deserved to be “fully informed” about the event, which has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories. However, some …

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President halts issuing of licenses for cattle transport

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to temporarily suspend the issuing of licenses to transport cattle, the President’s Media Division said. “Incidents of illegal transporting of cattle are rapidly increasing and through these activities have a huge impact upon the dairy industry as well as agricultural needs.” Accordingly, until an …

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Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain

The Catalan parliament has voted to establish an independent republic in defiance of the Spanish government, which is expected to fire the region’s president and impose direct rule within the next few hours. On Friday afternoon, Catalan MPs voted for independence by a magin of 70 votes to 10. Two …

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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by two wickets in a sensational last over finish in the second Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi on Friday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Fast bowler Faheem Ashraf became the first Pakistan bowler to achieve a hat-trick which reduced Sri Lanka to …

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