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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka to hold snap presidential poll in January, per government spokesman - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka war crimes, rights abuses allegations

Sri Lanka to refuse visas to UN war crimes investigators, president says - @AFP

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Sri Lanka war crimes, rights abuses allegations

UN human rights chief says can conduct an investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka without visiting the country - @Reuters

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, IN

Sri Lanka's Under-16 cricket team asked to leave Chennai, India, due to security reasons - @IBNLiveRealtime

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Sri Lanka

#BREAKING: Federal Government confirms intention to send 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers to Curtin Detention Centre. - @abcnews

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Australia

Court in Australia blocks attempt to return 153 Sri Lankan asylum seekers to their government - @BBCBreaking

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Sri Lanka

#BREAKING High Court grants interim injunction to prevent the 153 asylum seekers being transferred to the Sri Lankan navy - @abcnews

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Australia

Asylum seekers intercepted traveling to Australia will be handed to police on return, Sri Lanka confirms - @Guardian

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Sri Lanka religious violence, June 2014

Fire guts Muslim shop in Sri Lanka amid ethnic tensions - @AP

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Sri Lanka religious violence, June 2014

Religious clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Sri Lanka leave 3 dead, at least 78 seriously injured, justice minister says - @AFP

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Sri Lanka war crimes, rights abuses allegations

Minority ethic Tamils say they had been banned from commemorating the deaths of their relatives 5 years ago in the final battle of a 26-year war with Sri Lanka's military, a charge denied by the army - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka war crimes, rights abuses allegations

UN human rights council agrees to establish international inquiry into alleged war crimes committed by both sides in Sri Lanka conflict - @Reuters

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka rejects calls for international investigation into human rights violations - @nytimes

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War in Afghanistan

Update: Afghanistan's President Karzai condemns deadly attack that left 19 dead, postpones planned trip to Sri Lanka - @AP

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South Korea

Pope Francis agrees to Sri Lanka trip, honors Korean martyrs - @AFP

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Sri Lanka war crimes, rights abuses allegations

US will table a UN human rights resolution against Sri Lanka, State Department official says - @Reuters

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Sri Lanka war crimes, rights abuses allegations

Top US envoy pushes for reconciliation in Sri Lanka which is under intense international pressure to investigate rights abuses during the final stages of the Sri Lanka's separatist war - @AFP

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India

Sri Lankan navy arrests more Indian fishermen as dispute continues - @IBNLive

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United Arab Emirates

Sri Lankan-born US national Shezanne Cassim jailed for 1 year by UAE court for releasing a YouTube parody video - @NBCNews

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Madi

Tropical Cyclone 06B develops over Bay of Bengal, just northeast of Sri Lanka and east of India - @breakingweather

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