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Sirisena’s party offers to form coalition govt in Sri Lanka

Sirisena’s party offers to form coalition govt in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) offered on Thursday to form a coalition government with this week’s winner of parliamentary elections, in a move that will pave the way for President Maithripala Sirisena to restart his stalled reform agenda. Sirisena had called the elections early after loyalists of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, also from the

US military deploys troops to help to tackle California wildfires

The US Army is sending hundreds of troops to help tackle wildfires raging across parched California, authorities have said, while also warning of the growing risk posed by drone pilots flying over affected areas. Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said 200 troops from Washington state would receive three days’ training before heading to

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