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Melioidosis kills half the people it infects, but you’ve probably never heard of it

Melioidosis kills half the people it infects, but you’ve probably never heard of it

Every morning, Prasart Songsorn used to wake before dawn to head out to the fields before the tropical sun and oppressive humidity made it impossible…
Sri Lanka Declares State of Emergency After Mob Attacks on Muslims

Sri Lanka Declares State of Emergency After Mob Attacks on Muslims

Sri Lankan soldiers and police officers outside a vandalized building in Digana, a suburb of Kandy, on Tuesday after mob attacks there.
Sri Lanka Declares State of Emergency After Mob Attacks on Muslims

Sri Lanka Declares State of Emergency After Mob Attacks on Muslims

Sri Lankan soldiers and police officers outside a vandalized building in Digana, a suburb of Kandy, on Tuesday after mob attacks there.
Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after communal violence

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after communal violence

Unrest between Sinhalese and Muslims spreads after arson attacks and riots in central KandySri Lanka has imposed a nationwide state of emergency for the first time since the civil war era in response
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Sam Nunberg now open to playing ball with Mueller, North Korea apparently willing to consider "denuclearization," Paul Ryan denounces Trump's tariff plan, and more.
Anti-Muslim Attacks Have Triggered a State of Emergency in Sri Lanka

Anti-Muslim Attacks Have Triggered a State of Emergency in Sri Lanka

Buddhist mobs have burned Muslim-owned shops and homes
In Sri Lanka, Facebook Contends With Shutdown After Mob Violence

In Sri Lanka, Facebook Contends With Shutdown After Mob Violence

Sri Lanka this week sought to block access to Facebook in order to stem mob violence directed at its Muslim minority.
In Sri Lanka, Facebook Contends With Shutdown After Mob Violence

In Sri Lanka, Facebook Contends With Shutdown After Mob Violence

Sri Lanka this week sought to block access to Facebook in order to stem mob violence directed at its Muslim minority.
In Sri Lanka, Facebook Contends With Shutdown After Mob Violence

In Sri Lanka, Facebook Contends With Shutdown After Mob Violence

Sri Lanka this week sought to block access to Facebook in order to stem mob violence directed at its Muslim minority.
Sri Lanka Blocked Facebook This Week for Allegedly Spreading Hate Speech and Violence

Sri Lanka Blocked Facebook This Week for Allegedly Spreading Hate Speech and Violence

The government of Sri Lanka ordered internet and mobile service providers to temporarily block Facebook and its subsidiaries WhatsApp and Instagram, as well as separate messaging service Viber, this
Sri Lanka accuses Facebook over hate speech after deadly riots

Sri Lanka accuses Facebook over hate speech after deadly riots

Social network blamed for contributing to anti-Muslim riots that left three people deadThe Sri Lankan government has accused Facebook of failing to control rampant hate speech that it says contributed
Saffron Curtain: How Buddhism Was Weaponized During the Cold
War

Saffron Curtain: How Buddhism Was Weaponized During the Cold War

Of the world’s major faiths, Buddhism is often characterized as being a religion of peace, tolerance, and compassion. The Western encounter with Buddhism has largely been distilled through yoga, the
China and Russia accused of waging 'war on human rights' at UN

China and Russia accused of waging 'war on human rights' at UN

The two countries lobbied to cut funding for human rights monitors and for a senior post dedicated to human rights workChina and Russia are leading a stealthy and increasingly successful effort at the
Will No One Protect This Aspiring Martial Artist From Himself?

Will No One Protect This Aspiring Martial Artist From Himself?

Here are the facts: Sri Lanka recently became one of the latest countries to launch a show in Simon Cowell’s Got Talent! series, which is aptly called Sri Lanka’s Got Talent!; Sudarshana Deshappriya
Recruiters order Sri Lankan women to take birth control before working in Gulf

Recruiters order Sri Lankan women to take birth control before working in Gulf

Agencies offer guarantee that women desperate to support families devastated by conflict will not fall pregnantSri Lankan women who take up domestic work in the Middle East to support families
Xi’s Long March on American Democracy

Xi’s Long March on American Democracy

The United States can’t sit back and watch as China quietly colonizes the West.
Op-Ed Columnist: Risotto From Sri Lanka Is Just as Good

Op-Ed Columnist: Risotto From Sri Lanka Is Just as Good

From left: Mariano and Manola Arcelloni, Gowry Ariharan and Ramesh Kumar Balakrishnan.

China’s reported military overture to Vanuatu is sparking fears in Australia and beyond

For decades, Australia has enjoyed one clear benefit from its remote location: No major military power has posed a nearby threat. In the years ahead,…
The Interpreter: Where Countries Are Tinderboxes and Facebook Is a Match

The Interpreter: Where Countries Are Tinderboxes and Facebook Is a Match

A Buddhist mob set fire to Muslim-owned shops and homes in Digana, Sri Lanka, in March.