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World Nov 17Former Sri Lankan defense chief wins presidential vote
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defense official revered by Sri Lanka’s ethnic majority for his role in ending a bloody civil war but feared by minorities for his brutal approach, registered a comfortable victory Sunday in the nation’s presidential election.
World Aug 06Troops lock down Kashmir as India votes to strip its status
Indian lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that strips the statehood from the Indian-administered portion of Muslim-majority Kashmir amid an indefinite security lockdown in the disputed Himalayan territory, actions that neighboring Pakistan warned could lead to war.
World Jun 12India braces for 2nd major cyclone this year
Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated as a severe cyclone in the Arabian Sea approached the western state of Gujarat.
World May 28Overcrowding on Mount Everest contributes to rise in deaths
Eleven people have died this season, the highest number since 2015.
World May 23India’s ruling party claims victory with substantial lead in votes
The election has been seen as a referendum on India's 68-year-old prime minister, whose economic reforms have had mixed results…
World Apr 27Sunday Mass canceled across Sri Lanka a week after bombings
Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses indefinitely across Sri Lanka and officials urged Muslims to stay home for Friday prayers in an extraordinary call by the clergy to curtail worship as fear of more attacks plagued the island nation after the…
World Apr 25Father of suspected Easter bombers arrested
The father of two of the suspected Easter suicide bombers was arrested Thursday on suspicion of aiding his sons, Sri Lanka's prime minister said, as businesses and religious leaders worried about a new attack four days after blasts killed more…
World Apr 23Sri Lanka minister says Easter bombings a response to New Zealand attacks
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A top Sri Lanka official on Tuesday called the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites “retaliation” for the shooting massacre by a white supremacist at two New Zealand mosques last month, as the Islamic…
World Apr 11Four killed as voting kicks off in India’s general elections
India's general elections is a six-week process that's seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.
World Dec 3016 dead in election violence as Bangladesh goes to the polls
More than a dozen people reportedly died in election-related violence in Bangladesh on Sunday, as voters went to the polls to decide whether to give Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a third consecutive term amid critics' claims that her leadership has…