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India joins UK, Aus to help poor nations combat climate change

A number of countries including Canada, Britain and Australia have pledged nearly USD 2.5 billion to help the poor countries fight global warming.

CHOGM leaders must press Lanka on human rights: HRW

Leaders of Commonwealth countries attending the CHOGM summit must press host nation Sri Lanka on its human rights record and demand accountability, a prominent rights group has said.

British royal succession rules to change

British PM said Commonwealth countries have agreed to remove gender discrimination in the order of succession to the throne.

Commonwealth seeks to avoid slide into irrelevance

Sri Lanka, at war with Tamil Tiger rebels for a quarter of a century, rejects outside interference in its human rights affairs.

Commonwealth can lead again: Queen Elizabeth II

The Commonwealth has an opportunity to lead once more, this time in the fight against climate change, Britain`s Queen Elizabeth II said as she opened the summit of the 53-nation group.

Commonwealth should "shame" undemocratic members: Report

The Commonwealth must do more to promote democracy and get tough on autocratic regimes, even if that means publicly "shaming" some of its members, said a report to be presented to its political leaders on Monday.