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Sri Lanka elects ex-Defence Chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa as its 7th Presid...

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Colombo/IBNS: Almost seven months after a series of bomb-blasts shook Sri Lanka, the island nation on Sunday elected former war-time defence chief Gotabaya Rajpaksa as its President. He will be sworn in as the seventh executive President of Sri Lanka on Monday.
Gas pipeline explosion in Chittagong leaves 7 dead
Chittagong/IBNS:  A gas pipeline exploded in Chittagong city of Bangladesh and left at least seven people killed and 15 others hurt, media reports said on Sunday.
Ex-Defence Chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka presidential poll
Colombo: Sri Lanka’s former Defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Sunday won the Presidential election, according to the preliminary results from the country’s Election Commission.  
Afghanistan: Takhar’s district police chief killed in Taliban ambush
Kabul/IBNS: In a Taliban ambush, the Takhar’s district police chief has been killed, media reports said.
Afghanistan: Death toll in Kabul blast touches 12
Kabul/IBNS: The death toll in the car bomb blast in Afghanistan's Kabul city has touched 12, media reports said on Friday.
Bangladesh: 8 bogies of Rangpur Express derail, 20 hurt
Dhaka/IBNS:  At least 20 people were hurt when eight bogies of Rangpur Express train derailed and two bogies caught fire in Bangladesh's Sirajganj area on Thursday, media reports said on Friday.
Nepal: Brazilian national arrested with cocaine from Tribhuvan International Airport
Kathmandu/IBNS:  The Narcotics Control Bureau with the support of Airport Customs Office in Nepal arrested a Brazilian national with 2.1 kilograms cocaine from capital city Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport on Wednesday, media reports said.
Bangladesh Abrar murder case: Charge sheet submitted against 25 people
Dhaka/IBNS: Bangladesh officials on Wednesday submitted a charge sheet against 25 accused in connection with the murder case of Buet student Abrar Fahad.
Afghanistan: Car bomb blast in Kabul leaves 7 people killed
Kabul/IBNS: A car bomb blast in Afghanistan's Kabul city left at least seven people killed and 10 others injured, media reports said.
Afghanistan government to release Anas Haqqani and two other senior Taliban leaders
Kabul/IBNS: Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday confirmed the release of  Anas Haqqani from Bagram prison, media reports said.
Bangladesh President leaves for four-day official Nepal visit
Kathmandu/IBNS/UNI: Bangladesh President M Abdul Hamid will reach Kathmandu on Tuesday on a four-day official visit during which he will meet his Nepal counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari.
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