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Over 600,000 tourists arrive in Sri Lanka so far in 2024

Colombo, Mar 30 (UNI) Over 600,000 tourists have arrived in Sri Lanka by March 27 this year, the latest statistics by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) showed.
The data released on Saturday showed that 608,475 tourists have arrived in Sri Lanka in the period, and 181,872 tourists have arrived in Sri Lanka between March 1 and March 27.
Russia, India, Germany, Britain, China and France are key source markets, according to the data.
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Bangladesh detective team to fly to Kolkata to probe Awami League MP's grisly murder

Bangladesh detective team to fly to Kolkata to probe Awami League MP's grisly murder

25 May 2024 | 7:36 PM

Dhaka, May 25 (UNI) A three-member team of detectives of Bangladesh Police is to leave for Kolkata, India, on Sunday to investigate the murder of Awami League parliamentarian Anwarul Azim Anar, the police said. Several influential businessmen are believed to be involved in Anar's killing, investigators said.

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Saudi Crown Prince calls up Iranian Interim President, in further thawing of ties

Saudi Crown Prince calls up Iranian Interim President, in further thawing of ties

25 May 2024 | 6:21 PM

Tehran, May 25 (UNI) Marking a further thaw in relations, Iran’s interim president Mohammad Mokhber received a phone call from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman offering condolences on the tragic death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a chopper crash and underlining that the cordial relations between Tehran and Riyadh will continue.

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Some 12 students injured in school rooftop collapse in Russia

25 May 2024 | 3:19 PM

Moscow, May 25 (UNI) About 12 children were injured at a school in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Saturday, where the wind blew off a part of the roof, and received shrapnel wounds of varying severity, the Krasnodar Territory prosecutor's office said.

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Four missing after China mined-out section collapses

25 May 2024 | 1:44 PM

Hohhot, May 25 (UNI) Four people are missing following a ground collapse at a mined-out section in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local authorities said Saturday morning.

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Australian minister urges Israel to abide by ICJ Rafah ruling

25 May 2024 | 1:03 PM

Canberra, May 25 (UNI) A senior Australian government minister has urged Israel to abide by an order from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to halt its military offensive in southern Gaza.

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