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Sri Lanka imposes curfew as South Asia steps up coronavirus battle
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Sri Lanka imposes curfew as South Asia steps up coronavirus battle

COLOMBO/RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (Reuters) — Sri Lanka imposed a nationwide weekend curfew on Friday as South Asian countries escalated efforts to…
Monsoon rains wreak flood havoc across South Asia
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Monsoon rains wreak flood havoc across South Asia

Survivors scrambled for higher ground as torrential monsoon rains swept away homes and triggered landslides across South Asia Tuesday, with…
Escalating Sri Lankan anti-Muslim riots claim first life
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Escalating Sri Lankan anti-Muslim riots claim first life

Parts of Sri Lanka were under indefinite curfew Tuesday and social media off-limits after a man was killed by sword-wielding…
Easter bombers all killed or arrested: Sri Lanka police chief
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Easter bombers all killed or arrested: Sri Lanka police chief

Sri Lankan security authorities have either killed or arrested all the jihadists responsible for the Easter suicide bombings that left…
Bangladesh PM says ‘conscience is clear’ as opposition claims election rigged
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Bangladesh PM says ‘conscience is clear’ as opposition claims election rigged

  Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday rejected calls for a new vote after being declared landslide winner in…
Five killed as Bangladesh votes after violent campaign
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Five killed as Bangladesh votes after violent campaign

  Five people were killed in election-related violence in Bangladesh Sunday as voters went to the polls following a campaign…
600,000 deployed for Bangladesh vote marred by violence
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600,000 deployed for Bangladesh vote marred by violence

  Bangladesh tightened security Saturday for an election expected to see Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina win a record fourth term…
Bangladesh’s most celebrated swimmer hangs up trunks at 67
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Bangladesh’s most celebrated swimmer hangs up trunks at 67

  After nearly half a century navigating Bangladesh’s thousands of miles of rivers, the country’s most celebrated swimmer has hung…
Sacked Sri Lankan PM’s residence becomes symbol of power struggle
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Sacked Sri Lankan PM’s residence becomes symbol of power struggle

  The banquet hall at Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister’s official residence is packed with supporters — many sleeping on…
Myanmar army chief must be prosecuted for ‘genocide’: UN probe
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Myanmar army chief must be prosecuted for ‘genocide’: UN probe

  United Nations investigators on Monday called for an international probe and prosecution of Myanmar’s army chief and five other…
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