• Sri Lankan Army soldiers march during the Independence Day celebration parade in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. A Tamil-language version of Sri Lanka's national anthem was performed at the country's independence ceremony on Thursday, lifting an unofficial ban in another step toward post-civil war ethnic reconciliation. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    Sri Lanka lifts unofficial ban on Tamil national anthem

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Tamil-language version of Sri Lanka’s national anthem was performed at the country’s independence ceremony on Thursday, lifting an unofficial ban in another step toward post-civil war ethnic reconciliation.

  • Pakistan security forces kill 5 separatists in Baluchistan

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani forces have killed five suspected separatists in the southwestern Baluchistan province.