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Sri Lanka: NZ Tamils felicitate Queen's Award couple

Queen’s Service award-winning Eezham Tamil couple in New Zealand, Mr. George Arulanantham and Ms. Anne Umadevi George, were felicitated by New Zealand Tamils at the Tamil Harvest Festival celebrated at Auckland on Saturday. NZ parliamentarian Ms. Denise Roche was Chief Guest to the function. This year’s Queen’s Service Medal was awarded to the couple honouring their long community service to refugees in New Zealand. While George Arulanantham’s contribution was related to social organisation and integration of Tamil refugees, Anne Umadevi George largely concentrated on the Tamil education of the refugee children. Both are engaged in community service since 1990s.

Read more: http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34821

 

Sri Lanka: Colombo backed Muslim group threatens Tamils to leave their lands in Batticaloa

A gang of Tamil-speaking Muslim persons with the backing of government politicians has been engaged in a campaign of threat against Tamil families of Upcountry origin residing in U'rukaamam in Kiththu'l area in the Ea'raavoor Chengkaladi DS division to leave their place and seek residence elsewhere. U'rukaamam-Kiththu'l area is located along Chengkaladi-Badulla highway (A-15). The villagers are of upcountry Tamil origin who fled from their area in the SL state-sponsored anti Tamil pogrom of 1957 and had settled in U'rukaamam-Kiththu'l area after clearing the forest. The villagers were also affected in 1983 anti Tamil ‘Black-July’ pogrom.

Read more: http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34820

   

Somalia hostages freed in US raid

Two foreign aid workers kidnapped three months ago are freed unharmed in a rare US military raid into Somalia during the night.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/world-africa-16714344

 
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Alan Carr wins chat show battle

Alan Carr wins the battle of the chat show hosts after beating Jonathan Ross and Graham Norton to the best talk show prize at the National TV Awards.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/entertainment-arts-16733588

   
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Libyan government concedes to restive town's demands

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya recognized a tribal-based local government in the former Gaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid on Wednesday, illustrating the power of tribal leaders over the fragile interim government.
 

Navy SEALs free hostages in Somalia

Two foreign aid workers kidnapped in Somalia last year were rescued during an operation early Wednesday, a Danish aid group said.

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/01/25/world/africa/somalia-aid-workers/index.html?eref=edition

   

Prisoner on run after gun threat

A prisoner is on the run after two officers were threatened at gunpoint on his arrival at hospital in Suffolk.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-england-suffolk-16733722

 

Lords reject child support plans

The government's welfare bill suffers another defeat in the House of Lords, this time over plans to charge single parents to use the Child Support Agency.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-politics-16734099

   
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Reuters Magazine: Return of the Activist

(Reuters) - Hundreds of miles and a vast ideological divide separate Cecily Friday from Tim Dake. But what they share is a passionate dislike and distrust of the American political elite. I caught up with Friday on a bitterly cold, rainy October night in Nashville. That same night state troopers had arrested 29 members of Occupy Nashville for
 

Republican hopefuls focus on Florida

Three of the four remaining Republican contenders are campaigning hard in Florida Wednesday, just less than a week before the key southern state holds its primary.

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/01/25/politics/campaign-wrap/index.html?eref=edition

   

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