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File photo of Rajapaksa, Sirisena and Wickremesinghe. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 16, 2018, 06.58 PM (IST)

UK PM May will face no confidence vote next week: Report

Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no-confidence vote next week with Conservative lawmakers expected to submit the 48 letters required to trigger a leadership contest on Friday, a reporter at the Daily Telegraph said.

Andhra CM has done the right thing by blocking CBI in his state: Mamata Banerjee

Hours after the news that Chandrababu Naidu led Andhra Pradesh government has withdrawn 'general consent' accorded to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to exercise its authority in the state broke out, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that her AP counterpart has done the right thing.

Sabarimala temple opens amid unprecedented security 

Amid high security, the Sabarimala temple re-opened on Friday evening for the two-month long pilgrim season, even as Ayyappa devotees are firm against permitting entry of menstrual age women into the shrine.

Sirisena says he won't suspend parliament after Rajapaksa loses confidence vote

Sri Lankan president on Friday said that he won`t suspend parliament "under any circumstances", after the prime minister he appointed lost his second confidence vote in three days.

Top UK court says to consider government appeal in Brexit reversal case

Britain's Supreme Court said on Friday it would consider whether to hear an appeal from the British government which wants to stop Europe`s top court from examining a case seeking to determine whether the country can unilaterally reverse Brexit.

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