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A man collects plastic for recycling in a garbage dump in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in June 2017.

Sri Lanka is sending hundreds of tons of trash — apparently including rotten human remains — back to the UK, as Southeast Asia continues i...

Rich Western countries have been sending their rubbish to developing nations for decades, a practice which host countries are increasingly rejecting.
Nine Arches Bridge, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is making it cheaper to fly there in an effort to get people to visit after terrorist bombings killed more than 250 people

Sri Lanka was named Lonely Planet's best place to visit in 2019 before the bombings wounded its tourism sector.
Camille and Jean of @Backpackdiariez received mixed responses for this photo taken in Sri Lanka.

An Instagram travel couple who were criticized for taking a photo hanging out of a moving train say the image was an ‘optical illusion’

The couple told INSIDER that the photo was taken to make it look more dangerous that it was, as there was actually a wider bridge below.
Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena speaking to Sky News on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka’s president warned Easter attacks may be the start of new global ISIS strategy of targeting smaller countries rather than major Wester...

President Maithripala Sirisena told Sky News the Easter Sunday attacks on Columbo and Negombo could be the first in a new spree of ISIS attacks.

Experts say that ISIS’ leader is taking a big risk to capitalize on the Sri Lanka attacks — and that it’s a ‘big middle finger...

One expert described a new video as the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's "way of saying that he's still in control and is still calling the shots."
A Sri Lankan Muslim girl wearing the hijab walks through the streets of the eastern town of Kattankudi in Batticaloa on May 20, 2011.

Sri Lanka issues emergency ban on face coverings after deadly Easter bombings

The temporary measure was ordered by President Maithripala Sirisena, and also bans all types of face coverings that could hide someone's identity.
A Sri Lankan soldier stands guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 27, 2019, following a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.

A deadly shootout between Sri Lankan soldiers and suspected militants has killed at least 15 people, including civilians and children

Authorities in Sri Lanka have been conducting raids across the country after bombs erupted on Easter Sunday, targeting luxury hotels and churches.
People carry a coffin of a victim of multiple terror attacks during a funeral ceremony in Colombo, Sri Lanka on April 24, 2019.

Why the death toll from the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka was revised downward by roughly 100 people

A series of bombings hit Sri Lanka on Sunday, targeting luxury hotels and churches during the Easter holiday. The new death toll stands at 253.
Sri Lankan security personnel stand guard in front of St Anthony's Shrine two days after it was attacked as part of a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and hotels, in Colombo on April 23, 2019.

Sri Lanka has banned drones and is detonating suspicious items around its capital in the aftermath of deadly bombing that killed almost 360 people

Authorities are blaming local extremist group National Thowfeek Jamaath for the fatal blasts that ripped through churches and hotels on Easter Sunday.
Britain's Prince William attends an ANZAC Day service in Auckland, New Zealand April 25, 2019.

Victims of the Christchurch massacre loomed large as Prince William joined New Zealanders and Australians commemorating Anzac Day

Anzac Day honors Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought a battle on the Gallipoli peninsula on April 25, 1915. Thousands were killed.