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Sri Lankan economy has “completely collapsed”, says Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s prime minister says its debt-ridden economy has collapsed after months of food, fuel and electricity shortages, and the island nation of South Asia cannot even buy imported oil. “We are now facing a much more serious situation than the simple shortages of fuel, gas, electricity and food. Our economy has completely collapsed. …

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UK mom holiday horror as 2-year-old girl dies of bed bugs in Turkey

A devastated mom spoke of the traumatic moment when her two-year-old daughter contracted a deadly infection while at a five-star resort. A devastated mom talked about the traumatic moment when her two-year-old girl was attacked by a little girl on vacation and died. Allie Birchall was struck by a bacterial infection while staying at a …

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McGowan’s slow lifting of COVID-19 restrictions made Perth a less sustainable city: The Global Sustainability Index

The slow return of COVID restrictions by the WA has led Perth, once a jealous destination, to plummet into the global scale of sustainability, but Prime Minister Mark McGowan has stood firm in his response to the pandemic. The city was ranked sixth last year with the highest living potential in the world. But what …

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Ecuador faces food and fuel shortages as the country is rocked by violent protests | Ecuador

Violent protests against the economic policies of Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso have paralyzed the capital and other areas, but the government on Wednesday rejected their terms for dialogue. Quito is facing food and fuel shortages after 10 days of protests in which protesters occasionally clashed with police. After officials rejected the terms of the talks, …

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Russia could cut off gas supplies to Europe altogether, planning to redirect trade and oil to BRICS countries

Russia could cut off gas supplies to Europe altogether as it seeks to bolster its political leverage amid the crisis in Ukraine, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said, adding that Europe must prepare now. Basic points: Europe needs emergency plans, says IEA chief Russia is in the process of changing its …

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Australia’s Afghan community devastated by deadly earthquake mobilizes to raise funds

Afghans have described scenes of “destruction” following a deadly earthquake that killed 1,000 people in a war-torn country. Basic points: A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has devastated the Afghan diaspora Afghanistan’s ambassador to Australia says death toll could reach 2,500 Australians crowdfund to help victims in Taliban-controlled country Rescuers are digging into the rubble with their …

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Russia-Ukraine briefing: Why tensions between Russia and Lithuania are rising

New tensions between Moscow and the West are rising after Lithuania’s decision to stop transporting certain goods through its territory to the Russian region of Kaliningrad as part of European Union sanctions on the Kremlin. The Kremlin warns that it will reciprocate the sanctions imposed by its invasion of Ukraine in a way that will …

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What do we know about the earthquake in Afghanistan and why is the region so vulnerable?

More than 1,000 people have died after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook a city in Afghanistan yesterday. It was the deadliest earthquake in the country since 2002. The top Taliban leader has called for international help, but what help is there? What do we know about where it hit? Most of the deaths were in …

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