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COLOMBO -- A curfew was imposed by the police in Sri Lanka on Monday after tensions arose due to clashes between protesters in the capital Colombo.

On Monday morning pro-government protesters held a demonstration opposite the Temple Trees, the official residence of prime minister, urging Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa not to resign. (Sri Lanka-Protest)

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has imposed a ban on the export of sugar to stabilize prices and control hoarding of the commodity in the country, the Prime Minister's Office said on Monday.

The prime minister said the first priority is to fulfill the domestic demand and stabilize the prices of sugar for the people, the office said in a statement. (Pakistan-Sugar Price)

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CANBERRA -- South Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in overcoming drug resistance in patients with rare blood cancer.

In a study published on Monday, the team from the University of South Australia (UniSA) and SA Pathology's Center for Cancer Biology said they have found a way to suppress a protein that boosts resistance to drugs used to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. (Australia-Cancer Treatment-Research)

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TOKYO -- Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi departed Monday for South Korea for a two-day trip during which he will attend the inauguration ceremony of South Korea's next president Yoon Suk-yeol.

Hayashi's visit will mark the first by a Japanese foreign minister to South Korea since June 2018. (Japan-South Korea-President Inauguration)

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