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Buddha tattoo woman Naomi Coleman wins compensation

A woman who was deported from Sri Lanka for having a tattoo of the Buddha on her arm has won compensation.

Naomi Coleman, from Coventry, was detained for four days in April 2014.

The country’s Supreme Court said her treatment – during which a prison guard made sexually-explicit remarks to her and she was forced to give police money – was “scandalous and horrifying”.

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Exotic locations, alleged bungs, secret recordings and a basket of sausages: Putin’s friend and a no-show in court for Russia’s landmark state oil bribery case

Aleksey Ulyukayev trial over alleged attempt to solicit payment from powerful Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin in exchange for ending opposition to key merger splits Kremlin

The absence of state TV correspondents at the Zamoskvorechye courtroom offered the first clues. Defendant Aleksey Ulyukayev, Russia’s one-time Economics Minister, appeared shortly after 10am local time. But Igor Sechin – the head of state oil behemoth Rosneft, close confidante to the President Vladimir Putin and a key witness in the trial – did not follow him.

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The Top 10 Things To See And Do At Palolem Beach, Goa

Known for its chilled-out party vibe and tourist beaches, Goa is a popular destination for holidaying in India. With long stretches of coast there are many beach resorts to choose from, but not many retain such natural serenity as Palolem Beach. Visit Palolem for traditional culture, unmissable activities and  well deserved relaxation.

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Dalai Lama meets Indian guard from 1959 flight from Tibet

The Dalai Lama has come face to face with an Indian soldier who guarded him almost 60 years ago as he fled from Tibet to exile in India.

The Tibetan spiritual leader, 81, met Naren Chandra Das, 79, as he paid a visit to northeast India.

“Looking at your face, I now realise I must be very old too,” he said.

He first met the guard in 1959 after a gruelling two-week trek across the mountains from Lhasa, after a failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule.

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Ancient ‘lost continent’ fragment discovered in the Indian Ocean

A piece of crust that broke off from the supercontinent Gondwana approximately 200 million years ago has been found underneath the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, according to new research published this week in the journal Nature Communications.

The fragment appears to have broken off from the island of Madagascar when Africa, India, Australia, and Antarctic spilt apart and formed the Indian Ocean, lead author Lewis Ashwal, a professor at Wits University in South Africa and his colleagues reported in their study.

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New species of mosquito in Lanka

While the World Health Organization (WHO) has named Sri Lanka as a country that has completely eradicated Malaria, a new species of mosquito which is much harder to eradicate has been detected, Anti Malaria Campaign Director, Dr. Hemantha Herath said.

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