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Charting a third narrative for the Sri Lankan Civil War

Charting a third narrative for the Sri Lankan Civil War

Jeevan Thiagarajah says there are two sharply contrasting irreconcilable narratives of the last phase of the war against the LTTE and that an alternative must be considered.

Will the Fed increase interest rates?

Will the Fed increase interest rates?

US Fed chief Janet Yellen, experts believe, could announce rate increases to begin in 2015, marking the first time since 2006 the Federal Reserve has made such a move.

Brazil World Cup ‘best ever’ – experts

Brazil World Cup ‘best ever’ – experts

A FIFA study noted greater risk-taking by players and the growing role of goalkeepers to determine the outcome of matches.

Kerry urges Turkey to play bigger anti-ISIL role

Kerry urges Turkey to play bigger anti-ISIL role

Ankara responded by saying the "two countries will continue to fight terrorist organizations in the region as in the past".

EU imposes new sanctions on Russia

EU imposes new sanctions on Russia

Putin fired back at the EU and US on Thursday and said that they were to blame for the Ukraine crisis.

Liberia cites existential threat as Ebola deaths surge

Liberia cites existential threat as Ebola deaths surge

The World Health Organization now says that the death toll has nearly doubled in the past two weeks to reach 2,300 fatalities.

Weak job growth data stuns US markets

Weak job growth data stuns US markets

But some analysts say this is a minor bump as the US economy stabilizes following an otherwise robust summer.

No quantitative easing now, says ECB’s Draghi

No quantitative easing now, says ECB’s Draghi

The European Central Bank cut three interest rates, likely the last for some time, as calls for a stimulus plan grow.

Boko Haram captures towns in Nigeria’s north

Boko Haram captures towns in Nigeria’s north

The extremist group now appears to be trying to capture as much territory as possible in what it says will form an Islamic state.

Why Europe can’t avoid the ‘S’ word

Why Europe can’t avoid the ‘S’ word

The pressure is on for the European Central Bank to begin stimulus programs to buoy the eurozone economy.

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