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Sri Lankan president’s brother sworn in as PM

November 21, 2019

Sri Lanka’s newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sworn in as prime minister his brother and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, capping a victorious return to power of the siblings credited with a military victory over Tamil rebels – but also implicated in human rights violations.

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Pakistan calls for resumption of full cricket tours

October 1, 2019

The return of limited-overs international cricket to Pakistan after a 10-year absence following a terrorist attack targeting a foreign team has coincided with a renewed plea from the country’s cricket chief to recommence full, in-bound tours, including Test matches.