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Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to major social media sites

Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to major social media sites

The Sri Lankan government declared a curfew with immediate effect, junior defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene

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Scores missing, 13 dead in Congo boat accident: president Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting: WHO Military ousts Sudan's Bashir; protesters demand civilian government Escalating Libya conflict prompts international alarm Thousands of Sudanese press on with rally outside army HQ Libya in focus at G7 foreign ministers meeting, minus Pompeo

Middle East

U.N. urges resolving fate of 2,500 foreign children at Syria camp Thousands flee Tripoli homes as battle rages on outskirts Israel's Netanyahu wins re-election, main challenger concedes defeat Fighting in northwestern Syria strains truce, kills 13 Iran floods death toll reaches 70 Thousands protest at Israel-Gaza fence amid cease-fire deal

Europe

Macedonians vote in election dominated by splits over name change Ukraine votes in second round of presidential elections German Nazi camp guard, 92, charged as accessory to thousands of murders U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends seven years holed up in Ecuador embassy Anti-government protests spread across the Balkans Croatia ex-PM Sanader jailed for $2.5 million bribe

Asia - Pacific

Singapore, Malaysia reach deal to end months-long airspace dispute Thai king revokes royal decorations of ousted ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra China probes factory blast as death toll rises to 47 Many dead in New Zealand after gunmen attack mosques Toxic air tears apart families in Mongolia Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing's 737 MAX 8 as concerns mount

US & Canada

U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends seven years holed up in Ecuador embassy US asks UN Security Council to meet on Venezuela aid Trump says IS territory in Syria nearly eliminated

Latin America & Caribbean

Thousands protest against Honduras president Argentine unions, workers stage rainy pushback against austerity measures US asks UN Security Council to meet on Venezuela aid

South Asia

Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to major social media sites Bombs kill 138, wound hundreds in Easter attacks on Sri Lanka churches, hotels Peace hopes suffer setback as Taliban-Afghan talks derailed

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