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A rickshaw puller waits for passengers during rainy weather in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Bangladesh raised its storm danger signal to the highest level of 10 on Monday as a severe and intensifying cyclone churned towards its low-lying coas(...)

Mallavi Central College students Kaleirasi, L Sharaniya and Nishanthini during a Music Project violin lesson. Photograph: Joseph O’Connor

Indhumadhi sits on a small wooden stool proudly displaying a photograph of her son pictured in his school orchestra. Beside her, at her home in Mullai(...)

The lake’s shimmering fresh water  nourishes the surrounding fields, providing food for the villagers and guests.

Ulpotha’s rave reviews and gushing fans had us reaching for our credit cards and booking flights before we could say, “Namaste”, but as soon as I scru(...)

Isobel Joyce: battled bravely with a defiant 33 but Ireland slid to an 86-run loss in their Super Six clash in Colombo. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland Women’s hopes of World Cup qualification were ended by Pakistan after they slid to an 86-run loss in their Super Six clash in Colombo. Pakist(...)

Gate Guru: the app which estimates security wait time and  tells you of any gate changes or delays.

Tea Trail This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first tea bush plantation in Sri Lanka. To mark the occasion, a new excursion, hosted by Respl(...)

 Maldives president     Abdulla Yameen: Hours after an al-Jazeera  documentary airing corruption allegations against him was posted online, police raided a building in the capital, Malé, housing the “Maldivian Independent”, a newspaper accused of links to the former president Mohamed Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party. Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty

Authorities in the Maldives have raided the offices of a newspaper and a human rights NGO and cancelled the passports of fugitive opposition figures a(...)

Sharing profits: In Australia, Qantas employees got €2,020 each. Photograph: Getty Images

Share boost at airlines The airline industry has had incredible ups and downs over the years but it is known for sharing the good times. This year Ai(...)

Dil Wickremasinghe knew there was something different about her when she found herself daydreaming about Madonna “morning, noon and night”. At the age of 17 she told her parents she was a lesbian, but it didn’t go well.

Dil Wickremasinghe doesn’t have a typical migrant story. Born in Italy to Sri Lankan parents, she lived in the lap of luxury in Rome until she was 12 (...)

 Sri Lankan Special Task Force soldiers engage in relief and rescue efforts following a landslide in the village of Aranayake in central Sri Lanka. Photograph: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images

Sri Lanka’s government has raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding to 73, as soldiers continue searching for scores of people missing(...)

Sri Lanka armed forces personnel engage in rescue operations at the landslide area where 16 persons have been reported missing at Kalupahanawatte in Bulathkohupitiya, 97 kms towards the central hills from Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Hopes faded on Thursday for the survival of about 150 people trapped under the mud and rubble of two landslides in Sri Lanka, as heavy rain hampered (...)

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