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Colombo cracks down on protesters

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s military stopped scores of ethnic Tamil protesters from entering the capital on Wednesday before a Commonwealth summit as a British TV crew also faced problems traveling around the island.Roman Catholic priest Emmanuel Sebamali, who organized the visit by minority Tamils to the capital, said their buses were

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Australia PM moves to repeal climate tax

SYDNEY: Australia’s new conservative prime minister, Tony Abbott, moved Wednesday to abolish a carbon tax designed to combat climate change as his first major economic reform since taking office.Abbott said the Sept. 7 election which he won decisively had been a referendum on the future of the tax which was

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