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Protests continue over Mubarak sentence
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Thousands of protesters returned to Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday, angry at the sentence of Muburak.

Warning of a renewed revolution, many demanded that Mubarak must face the death penalty for his treatment of the protesters during the January 2011 uprising, and pledged to protest until those who died received justice.

Others demanded that the presidential election due to take place later this month be called off. Many of the protesters expressed dismay at the two current frontrunners - Ahmed Shafiq, former prime minister during Muburak's era, and Mohamed Mursi, of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Reports emerged of protesters raiding Shariq's campaign office and burning his posters, whilst chanting, "Fayoum says Ahmed Shafiq feloul" - refering to him being part of the Mubarak era.

Protesters have called for further marches to take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, reported Reuters.

 
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Hundreds of Sinhala nationalists protest against UN human rights chief
Waving Sri Lankan flags, protestors threw shoes and slippers at photographs of UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein before burning posters with his image on Saturday. [more]

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UNP, SLFP agree on no international element ot accountability process
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Swaraj says India 'fully satisfied' with Sri Lanka's programme - Daily Mirror

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Sri Lankan police construct Buddhist shrine in Jaffna

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India to renovate schools and hospital in North-East
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UN Human Rights chief says he will 'listen to everything' as he arrives in Sri Lanka
Welcoming @UNHumanRights Chief #Zeid to #SriLanka with Foreign Minister @MangalaLK pic.twitter.com/IbLcN5jlst

— Una McCauley (@unamccauley) February 6, [more]

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Indian FM discusses political solution and militarisation with TNA
India's minister of external affairs, Sushma Swaraj, met with a delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Friday. [more]


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