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Pakistan’s ‘Father Teresa’ Abdul Sattar Edhi Dies

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Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, revered as a “living saint” in the South Asian nation, was buried on the outskirts of Karachi last week (Reuters). Edhi, 88, died from kidney failure, diabetes and high blood pressure on Friday (NewsWorldPost). His death triggered an outpouring of grief in the impoverished nation of 190 million for a […]

Coral Bleaching Hits the Maldives

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The once pristine coral reefs of the Maldives have been left devastated by one of the biggest coral bleaching events in history (Telegraph). The Indian Ocean archipelago is revered for its colorful coral gardens. However, some of the country’s most treasured reefs are now barely recognizable. The Ocean Agency, in partnership with Google, the University […]

India Puts Gujarat Lions on Trial

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Officials in India have “arrested” 18 lions as they try to locate a man-eater suspected of killing three people (BBC). Gujarati forest officials will test the lions’ prints and excrement in an attempt to identify the killer (GlobalTimes). The “guilty lion” will be sentenced to “zoo for life” while the others are released into the […]

Floods and Landslides Decimate Sri Lanka

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Torrential downpours in Sri Lanka have claimed the lives of 101 civilians as confirmed by the country’s Disaster Management Center (CNN). Twenty-one of Sri Lanka’s twenty-five districts have been critically affected as a result of the floods (TIME). In the central western district of Aranayake, villages remain completely buried (AJ). Inclement weather that triggered the […]