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Simon Gardner

Simon Gardner

    Sci-fi guru Arthur C Clarke dies at 90
    Sci-fi guru Arthur C Clarke dies at 90
    Pioneering science fiction writer and visionary Arthur C Clarke, best known for his work on the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, has died in his...
    Warring Sri Lanka marks 60 years of independence
    Warring Sri Lanka marks 60 years of independence
    With a parade of tanks, troops and rocket launchers, Sri Lanka on Monday marked its 60th anniversary of independence from Britain amid tight...
    Govt: Sri Lankan bus victims were shot
    Govt: Sri Lankan bus victims were shot
    Sri Lanka's military said on Thursday most of the 27 people killed in a bus ambush were shot by rebels as the passengers tried to flee rather than...
    Sri Lankans thank the gods for cinnamon
    Sri Lankans thank the gods for cinnamon
    Dancing to traditional drums behind an elephant draped in purple, Sri Lankan cinnamon growers are offering part of their crop to pagan gods in...
    Bhutto: Musharraf must step down
    Bhutto: Musharraf must step down
    Detained Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto called on Tuesday for military leader Pervez Musharraf to step down as president, isolating him...
    Pakistani police beat lawyers
    Pakistani police beat lawyers
    Pakistani police beat and arrested lawyers protesting for a second day on Tuesday against President Pervez Musharraf's emergency rule, while...
    Korean hostages set to fly home after Afghan ordeal
    Korean hostages set to fly home after Afghan ordeal
    Nineteen newly freed South Korean hostages were set to fly out of the Afghan capital on Friday after a six-week kidnap drama, sources close to the...
    Sri Lanka battles rebels at sea, troops ambushed
    Sri Lanka battles rebels at sea, troops ambushed
    Sri Lanka's navy clashed with Tamil Tiger rebels off the island's north-west coast on Saturday, each claiming to have sunk the other's vessels,...
    Sri Lanka fighting rages as military counts dead
    Sri Lanka fighting rages as military counts dead
    At least 43 Sri Lankan troops were killed and over 220 wounded in a fierce battle with Tamil Tiger rebels in the country's far north, the military...
    Muslims hacked to death in Sri Lanka, rebels blamed
    Muslims hacked to death in Sri Lanka, rebels blamed
    Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels hacked 10 Muslim labourers to death and badly wounded another in eastern Sri Lanka at the weekend, the army said on...
    Sri Lankans displaced by war face bleak future
    Sri Lankans displaced by war face bleak future
    Sheltering from the burning sun under a ragged awning in one of dozens of cramped refugee camps in Sri Lanka's war-ravaged east, 18-year-old...
    Sri Lanka pounds rebel positions after sniper attack
    Sri Lanka pounds rebel positions after sniper attack
    Sri Lanka's navy rained mortar shells on Tamil rebel positions in the island's restive east on Friday, after suspected snipers killed one sailor...