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Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri LankaGlyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy across the globe and is classified by the World Health Organization as “probably” being carcinogenic. A California court on Tuesday found that Roundup was a “substantial factor” in Edwin Hardeman, 70, getting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after spraying the weedkiller on his garden for decades.



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PHOTOS: Anti-Muslim violence flares in central Sri Lanka; Buddhists burn homes and shops

PHOTOS: Anti-Muslim violence flares in central Sri Lanka; Buddhists burn homes and shopsReligious violence flared in central Sri Lanka Wednesday despite a state of emergency, with Buddhist mobs sweeping through towns and villages, burning Muslim homes and businesses and leaving victims barricaded inside mosques.



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Sri Lanka blocks social media as anti-Muslim rioting flares

Sri Lanka blocks social media as anti-Muslim rioting flaresMULLEGAMA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Religious violence flared anew in the hills of central Sri Lanka on Wednesday despite a state of emergency, with Buddhist mobs sweeping through towns and villages, burning Muslim homes and businesses and leaving victims barricaded inside mosques.



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Sri Lanka arrests 19 after Buddhist-Muslim violence; four injured

Sri Lanka arrests 19 after Buddhist-Muslim violence; four injuredBy Shihar Aneez COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between “extremists” from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday. Tension has been growing between the two communities this year, with some hardline Buddhist groups accusing Muslims of forcing people to convert to Islam and vandalizing Buddhist archaeological sites. Some Buddhists nationalists have also protested against the presence in Sri Lanka of asylum seekers from mostly Buddhist Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority.



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Sri Lanka remands militant monk for attacking refugees

Sri Lanka remands militant monk for attacking refugeesA Sri Lankan court on Monday remanded in custody a Buddhist monk charged with leading a mob which evicted Rohingya refugees, including 16 children, from a UN-protected shelter.



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British journalist in Sri Lanka croc attack 'drowned'

British journalist in Sri Lanka croc attack 'drowned'A British journalist believed to have been attacked by a crocodile in Sri Lanka died of drowning, police said Saturday following a post-mortem examination. The body of 24-year-old Paul McClean, who worked for the Financial Times, was found Friday in a coastal village lagoon a day after he went missing. British media reports said McClean was holidaying in Sri Lanka with friends.



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Crocodile suspected in death of UK reporter in Sri Lanka

Crocodile suspected in death of UK reporter in Sri LankaCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan navy divers on Friday found the body of a British journalist who is believed to have been attacked by a crocodile while holidaying with friends on a beach.



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Crocodile suspected in death of UK reporter in Sri Lanka

Crocodile suspected in death of UK reporter in Sri LankaCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan navy divers on Friday found the body of a British journalist who is believed to have been attacked by a crocodile while holidaying with friends on a beach.



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Reporter, 24, Dragged to His Death by Crocodile While Vacationing in Sri Lanka

Reporter, 24, Dragged to His Death by Crocodile While Vacationing in Sri LankaPaul McLean was on vacation when the beast is believed to have dragged him into a river.



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Body of British journalist killed by crocodile found in Sri Lanka

Body of British journalist killed by crocodile found in Sri LankaSri Lankan police Friday found the body of a 24-year-old British journalist, Paul McClean, who is suspected to have been killed by a crocodile. Divers found McClean’s corpse in the mud of a lagoon in the coastal village of Panama, 360 kilometres (225 miles) east of the capital Colombo by road, a police spokesman said. “There were six or seven wounds on his right leg,” a police official told AFP.



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