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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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Death toll climbs from mudslides and floods in Sri Lanka

Death toll climbs from mudslides and floods in Sri LankaThe death toll from mudslides and floods in Sri Lanka has climbed past 200, with 96 others missing, the government said Wednesday. The Disaster Management Center said 203 people were confirmed dead. More than 77,000 have been displaced and over 1,500 homes destroyed since rains began inundating the southern and western areas of the Indian Ocean island nation last Friday.



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Floods In Sri Lanka Kill At Least 166, More Than 100 Missing

Floods In Sri Lanka Kill At Least 166, More Than 100 MissingMore than a half-million people have been displaced from their homes by the floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka in the worst torrential rains since 2003.



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Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island’s worst flooding in well over a decade, which has killed 169 people. The military said a lull in torrential monsoon rains had allowed it to deploy aircraft, boats and ground troops to evacuate people from flooded areas and deliver food and other essentials. The Disaster Management Centre said 169 people had been confirmed dead, most of them buried by landslides triggered by Friday’s intense rains.



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Storm toll reaches almost 200 in Sri Lanka and India

Storm toll reaches almost 200 in Sri Lanka and IndiaAn intensifying cyclone churned north towards Bangladesh on Monday (May 29) after heavy rain in Sri Lanka and thunderstorms in eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours forecast. Rough cut (no reporter narration)



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Death toll in Sri Lanka garbage mound collapse rises to 26

Death toll in Sri Lanka garbage mound collapse rises to 26COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a massive garbage mound near Sri Lanka's capital rose to 26 on Sunday, and activists said 20 more people could still be buried underneath the debris.



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Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' sought by Sri Lanka agents: lawyer

Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' sought by Sri Lanka agents: lawyerSri Lankan refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong have been targeted by agents from their home country, a lawyer and legislators said Thursday. The story of how impoverished refugees helped the former National Security Agency contractor, who in tiated one of the largest data leaks in US history, evade authorities in 2013 only emerged in September, propelling them into the media spotlight. Snowden’s former hosts Supun Thilina Kellapatha and ex-soldier Ajith Pushpakumara from Sri Lanka told reporters Thursday they were “scared and nervous” about the agents’ activities in Hong Kong.



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