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Tamil Tigers acquitted in Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Court has ruled that the Tamil Tigers are not a criminal organisation and has acquitted 12 people of charges filed by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), swissinfo.ch reports. In its indictment, the OAG had accused the people of violating the Swiss Penal Code by raising funds for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) between

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London knife attacker identified as Usman Khan terrorism ex-convict

LONDON: British police named the man who stabbed two people to death in London on Friday in what the authorities called a terrorist attack as 28-year-old Usman Khan, who had been convicted of terrorism offences and was released from prison last year. “This individual was known to authorities, having been convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences,” Britain’s top counter-terrorism police

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PRIYANKA REDDY RAPE AND MURDER ACCUSED CONFESSES HOW THE CRIME WAS PLANNED

INDIA, Hyderabad- The brutal rape and murder of Dr. Priyanka Reddy has caused shock waves throughout India and now the Cyberabad police have cracked the case quickly and have arrested prime suspect a lorry driver Mohammed Pasha, Naveen from Gudigandla, cleaner Kesavulu, and an assistant named Siva. According to police reports Pasha has confessed how the crime was planned and

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Titan does a first, launches Tamil script embossed watch collection

For the first time in their 35-year-long history, well known watchmaker TITAN has launched a limited edition ‘Tamil Nadu Collection’ with ‘Titan’ brand embossed in ‘Tamil’ script as a tribute to the state of Tamil Nadu. The collection, which Titan says is a “celebration of Tamil Nadu’s culture, literature and architecture” comprises seven watches whose designs pay tribute to the state’s

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Cambodia to ban elephant rides at Angkor Wat temples

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia will ban all elephant rides at the country’s famed Angkor temple park by early next year, an official said Friday, a rare win for conservationists who have long decried the popular practice as cruel. The Angkor archaeological complex in northern Siem Reap attracts the bulk of the kingdom’s foreign tourists – which topped six million in 2018

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MIA on Assange: ‘No one has fought for us the way he has’

United Kingdom : British-Tamil rapper MIA has condemned the imprisonment of Julian Assange, saying the UK should appreciate the whistleblower as an asset while the US is wrong in its attempt to have him extradited. Speaking to Al Jazeera on 6th November by phone, after a protest event on Tuesday evening held in support of the WikiLeaks founder outside the

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US State Dept: Malaysia used as a “source-transit point” by Daesh and al-Qaeda terror groups

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia was not attacked by terrorist groups such as Daesh and al-Qaeda but was used by these organisations as a “source and transit point”, according to the United States Department of State’s Country Reports on Terrorism 2018. It said Malaysia was used as a transit point by suspected Daesh supporters deported from Turkey and individuals planning to

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London eelam Tamils stage protest over LTTE-related arrests in Malaysia

Unhappy over the unfair arrests of 12 Malaysian Tamils under charges of purported links to defunct terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a group of British-Tamil staged a demonstration outside the Malaysian High Commission in London yesterday. The protest, held at 4pm yesterday in Belgrave Square, was attended by nearly 100 members of the Eelam Tamil community who

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