Most Shared Stories Tagged: Sri Lanka

Conflict & Justice

Thousands displaced in Sri Lanka violence

Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the BBC's Charles Haviland in Sri Lanka about the latest chapter in the country's 25-year civil war. The Sri Lankan military is fighting its way into the last slice of territory held by Tamil Tiger rebels. Tens of thousands of civilians are trying to flee the area, and there are fears that many civilians have been killed.

Conflict & Justice

Asian island nation

In the Geo Quiz we're searching for the jungles of Mullaitivu this time. These jungles are found at the northern end of an island nation in the Indian Ocean. It's an area that was scarred by a civil war that dragged on for 25 years.

Global Scan

The US government is spending millions to save a few dozen fish

In Death Valley, Nevada, there's a hole that is home to just a few dozen fish. But these aren't any fish — they were at the center of an environmental debate over endangered species that went to the Supreme Court some 40 years ago. Meanwhile, a British man gets a new bionic hand for less than $500. And Denmark is considering a ban on elective circumcision. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

A Sri Lankan girl living in Lebanon isn't really a citizen of either country

Rainey’s parents came to Lebanon from Sri Lanka 20 years ago to get away from their country’s civil war. In fact, Lebanon has become something of a haven for a quarter million migrant workers from Asia and Africa, who tend to be employed as maids, trash collectors, and gas station attendants. They come to escape economic and political hardship back home.

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