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Sri Lanka hits out at US over rights resolution

02/02/2014 4:33am
Sri Lanka on Sunday reacted sharply to a move by the United States to sponsor a third resolution at the United Nations human rights body criticizing its post-war reconciliation, saying it could polarize the island nation.

Afghan presidential election campaign kicks off

02/02/2014 7:46am
Campaigning officially opened Sunday in Afghanistan's presidential election, with 11 candidates vying to succeed President Hamid Karzai in polls seen as a crucial test of whether the country can ensure a stable political transition.