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Russia terror attack: Death toll rises to 115

The death toll in the terror attack in Moscow's Crocus City Hall has risen to 115, according to the…

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Thailand demanded a gift elephant back from Sri Lanka after the elephant ended up enslaved in a logging camp

The 29-year-old elephant was gifted to Sri Lanka back in 2001, but was returned on Friday after the…

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Sri Lanka says it is 'bankrupt' as financial crisis ravaging the country deepens

Sri Lanka blames the crisis on the pandemic but experts say its economy has tanked due to mismanage…

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Sri Lanka's president is stuck in his own country after airport staff blocked him from fleeing amid an economic crisis

Immigration officers refused to enter the airport's VIP suite to stamp President Gotabaya Rajapaksa…

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Photos show how protesters occupying the luxurious residences of Sri Lanka's president and PM have made themselves at home

Protesters who have occupied Sri Lanka's presidential and prime ministerial residences say they wil…

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People are waiting in line for days to get gas in Sri Lanka as the country's economic crisis deepens

Sri Lanka is facing one of the worst economic crises in modern history, with its government lacking…

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Sri Lanka president fled to the Maldives on a military jet after being forced out of office over economic crisis

Gotabaya Rajapaksa flew with his wife and two security personnel, the air force said. He leaves beh…

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Sri Lanka's president asks Vladimir Putin for help to import fuel as its economic crisis deepens

Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he had a "very productive" phone call with the Russian president after the …

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U.S. Dollar hits over 300 against Sri Lankan rupee for the first time

Sri Lankan banks on Tuesday said the US dollar reached over 300 against the country's rupee, LKR, f…

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SIMPLY PUT: Why Sri Lanka is going through an economic meltdown

India’s southern neighbour is now struggling to provide electricity, fuel and basic essent…

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Investors are having a 'panic attack' about the bond market

"Coming out of the last FOMC meeting two weeks ago, I think that's really when the bond market brok…

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With special charter flights and more, Operation Ajay aims to bring back Indians from war-torn Israel

India on Wednesday announced launching "Operation Ajay" to facilitate the return from Israel of tho…

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Sri Lanka raises fuel prices to a new record high

With the latest price hike on Monday, the price of Octane 92 petrol rose by 33.1 per cent to a reco…

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Bankrupt Sri Lanka, which has said it has less than a day of fuel left, is looking to buy cheap Russian oil

On Sunday, Sri Lankan energy minister Kanchana Wijesekera said there was less than a day's worth of…

Huileng Tan   


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Sri Lankan zoo animals face the heat of financial crisis as authorities run out of money to feed them

Amid the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka, the island nation's Department of Zoology has inform…

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A 683-pound giant blue sapphire — thought to be one of the largest in the world — is heading to auction and is expected to fetch millions

The massive sapphire has been dubbed the "Queen of Asia," and was found in the southern city of Rat…

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Sri Lanka is running out of food, medicine, gas, and money but the tourists just keep coming

"I was just there, didn't even notice. I had an amazing three weeks," one woman wrote on Facebook i…

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Sri Lanka will use tea to pay off its $251 million oil debt to Iran

Sri Lanka is undergoing severe financial stress, highlighted by a fall in foreign-exchange reserves…

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A former Maldives minister, Sri Lankan politicians, and a Buddhist monk were arrested over child sex exploitation in Sri Lanka

32 people were arrested over child sex trafficking in Sri Lanka, police said on Monday. 22 of them …

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Sri Lanka prohibits handlers from 'drunk driving' on elephants, bans putting baby elephants to work

The new regulations released also mandated that logging elephants are only allowed to work up to fo…

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