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President's coalition secures a majority in parliament, according to official results.
President's party secures a majority of the seats in parliament, according to results.
Governing party spokesman says victory in sight but doubts two-thirds majority.
President expected to tighten his grip on power when final results are released.
President expected to tighten his grip on power when the final results are released.
President's ally switches sides as opposition alleges violent plot to steal vote.
Sri Lanka's new president, Mahinda Rajapakse, has pledged to bring peace to the nation torn by ethnic violence, and offered an olive branch to the Tamil Tigers at his inauguration.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse is to be sworn in as president after a close-fought election campaign in which he pledged to take a tough line against Tamil Tiger rebels.

Sri Lankans have begun casting their votes in a close-fought presidential poll seen as a referendum on how to turn a truce with Tamil rebels into lasting peace and dev

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The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Colleagues of detained Al Jazeera journalists press demands for their release, 100 days after their arrest in Egypt.
Mehdi Hasan discusses online freedoms and the potential of the web with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
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Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.