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Half a Million Displaced by Floods in Sri Lanka

Sun, 28 May 2017 20:48:30 GMT

Flooding and mudslides in Sri Lanka over the weekend left more than 150 people dead and almost half a million displaced after the worst torrential rains to hit the tropical island nation since 2003.



Muslim Women in India Challenge ‘Instant Divorce’ Law

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:12:51 GMT

Neeha Khan, whose husband divorced her with a letter that repeated the word “talaq” three times, looking at her wedding album at her home in suburban Mumbai, India.Local Muslim authorities defend the traditional practice, in which a man can divorce his wife by saying “talaq” three times. But women do not have the same right.


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Bangladesh Orders Statue of Woman at Supreme Court Put Back Up

Sun, 28 May 2017 18:21:27 GMT

A statue of a blindfolded woman holding the scales of justice was reinstalled in a less prominent place near the Bangladeshi Supreme Court in Dhaka, the capital.Two days after giving in to Islamist pressure, the authorities flip-flopped, saying the statue should be re-erected in a less prominent place.


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Floods in Sri Lanka Displace Half a Million

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:41:33 GMT

Residents along the banks of three rivers were ordered to evacuate, and more rain is expected in the coming days.



Philippine Military Recovers 16 Bodies in City Besieged by ISIS-Linked Militants

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:41:04 GMT

Residents on Sunday peered at bodies of people believed to have been killed by militants in Marawi City in the southern Philippines.The discovery underlined the civilian toll from the fight to retake control of Marawi City from the clutches of militants as fighting continued for the sixth day.


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Over 100 Are Killed in Floods and Mudslides in Sri Lanka

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:08:48 GMT

A flooded area in Kalutara, Sri Lanka, on Friday.Officials said at least 122 were killed and nearly 100 were missing after two days of torrential rains, which displaced around 270,000.


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