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LAST_UPDATEMon, 29 May 2017 11pm

Tropical Cyclone 02B Develops In The Bay Of Bengal

This year's rainy season has arrived with a vengeance across Sri Lanka. At least 146 people have died in the floods and mudslides that have ensued, according to official figures.

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Prayer Instead Of Medical Care: Idaho Woman Wants Her Parents Prosecuted

Mariah Walton grew up struggling for every breath. Now 20, she awaits a heart and lung transplant, in part because of a congenital heart defect she said could have been fixed — if her parents had only taken her to a doctor.

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India Imposes Ramadan Curfew In Kashmir After Violence

Thousands of people on Sunday defied a strict curfew across most of Indian-administered Kashmir to attend the funeral of a top rebel commander killed by security forces.

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British Airways Cancels More Flights In Heathrow

British Airways has resumed some flights from Britain's two biggest airports after a global computer system failure, but thousands of travellers face further chaos with about 40 flights cancelled from London's Heathrow airport.

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Palestinian Judge Bans Divorce During Ramadan

The head of Palestinian Islamic courts on Sunday told judges not to grant divorces over Ramadan, fearing the month-long fast could spark rash words that would be regretted later.

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Morocco: Al-Hoceima Remains Tense Over Protest Arrests

The situation in the northern Morrocan city of Al-Hoceima remains tense on Sunday following the arrest of at least 20 protesters over the weekend by security forces.

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Mississippi Shooting Rampage Leaves Eight Dead

A man who apparently got into a dispute with his wife and in-laws was arrested in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including a sheriff's deputy.

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Egypt Blocks Financial Newspaper Website

Egypt has blocked the website of one of its most prominent financial newspapers, the paper's owner said on Sunday, expanding a media blackout initiated last week to curb what authorities called support for "terrorism" and fake news.

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Christians Caught Up In Philippines' Urban Battle With Islamists

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ILIGAN CITY, PHILIPPINES: Bishop Edwin Dela Pena was sipping coffee after dinner in a southern Philippines coastal town last Tuesday when he received a phone call: it was from one of his diocese priests, who sounded panicky and distressed.

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Merkel Says EU Cannot Fully Rely On The US Or UK

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged European Union nations to stick together in the face of emerging policy divisions with the US, Britain's decision to leave the bloc, and other challenges.

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