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Child-killing virus hits Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's health officials on Thursday warned that a virus affecting children was spreading in the island's south and five deaths had been reported.

Sri Lankan President calls for political unity after unrest

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday called for unity from all political parties after months of political instability in the island country.

Sri Lankan President reshuffles cabinet

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday reshuffled his unity government following months of political unrest between the two main coalition partners, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP).

Sri Lankan President grants amnesty to 432 prisoners

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena granted amnesty to 432 prisoners on Sunday in view of Vesak festival celebrated by the Buddhists in the country, a spokesman here said on Sunday.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

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IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...

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