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Curfew after pro-government supporters attack protesters in Sri Lankan capital
Sri Lanka's capital is under curfew after ruling party supporters attacked crowds protesting at the government's handling of the economic crisis.
At least 20 people were injured in the violence outside the prime minister and president's offices in Colombo.
Police fired tear gas and water cannon at government supporters after they breached police lines and attacked people using sticks and poles.
Soaring prices and power cuts have led to mass protests since last month.
The island nation is facing its worst economic crisis since gaining independence from Britain in 1948.
The government has requested emergency financial help. Many Sri Lankans want President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to go.
Israel Tells U.S. It Killed Iranian Officer, U.S. Official Says
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Cost of living: SSE boss defends 23% rise in annual profits and dismisses calls for windfall tax
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Chelsea FC takeover official as government approves sale
"We are satisfied the proceeds of the sale will not benefit Roman Abramovich or other sanctioned individuals," Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said.
British software company Access worth £9bn as Singapore takes stake
Loughborough-based The Access Group is finalising a deal that will see it become more highly valued than FTSE-100 software giant Sage.
Chinese takeover of UK's largest microchip producer faces national security review
A review of the reported £63m deal had been demanded by MPs while a former National Cyber Security Centre chief had warned it posed a greater threat to British interests than Hu...
M&S pulls out of Russia and warns of hit to sales due to cost of living crisis
The retailer joins a growing list of big brands, including McDonald's and Starbucks, that have decided to withdraw from Russia over the war in Ukraine.
Cosmetic surgery adverts targeting teenagers banned
The new rules apply to all media and cover procedures that are designed to change a person's physical appearance - including breast augmentation or reduction, "tummy tucks", eye...
Cost of living: Petrol price reaches new record high at 170p a litre and diesel at 181p, data shows
AA fuel price spokesman Luke Bosdet says it is "particularly galling" when supermarkets of the same brand charge "significantly more" at one location compared with another in th...
‘Shireen Abu Akleh’s life matters,’ Al Jazeera tells UN
At informal UN Security Council meeting on press freedom, Al Jazeera’s Abderrahim Foukara urges independent probe.
US official defends Iran deal but says return ‘tenuous at best’
US envoy for Iran tells lawmakers if Iran wants IRGC ‘terror’ label removed, it must offer non-nuclear concessions.
Five Turkish soldiers killed in northern Iraq
Turkey says its soldiers were killed during clashes with fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
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