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Stories with place: Sri Lanka
  • The movies that will keep buzzing after Cannes 
    Updated: May-25-15 8:40 am

    CANNES, France - The Cannes Film Festival is a grand hierarchy with strictly defined elevations of movies and media access, where films are met by high praise or lowly boos. And so there was a strange fittingness that the scandal of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, where all status is measured, came down to the importance of a few inches.

  • Sri Lankan immigrant drama 'Dheepan' finds a home at Cannes 
    Updated: May-21-15 1:10 pm

    CANNES, France - Before making the Sri Lankan immigrant drama "Dheepan," French director Jacques Audiard acknowledged he couldn't have even found his characters' native country on a map.

  • Tamil leaders honor dead from Sri Lankan war at battle zone story has photos
    Updated: May-18-15 1:04 pm

    MULLIVAIKKAL, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil politicians, religious leaders and civilians gathered Monday under heavy surveillance at memorial ceremonies on the battleground where thousands died in the final days of the decades-long civil war that ended in 2009.

  • China, India have many rivalries, some areas of cooperation 
    Updated: May-14-15 2:25 am

    BEIJING - India's prime minister is visiting China this week to build friendship between the two Asian giants despite a long history of disputes and rivalries, along with some areas of cooperation, especially in the economic sphere.

  • Maldives court orders opposition leaders detained 
    Updated: May-02-15 4:04 pm

    MALE, Maldives - A court in the Maldives on Saturday ordered three opposition leaders and 172 of their supporters detained further after they were arrested for violence during a protest demanding the president to resign and freedom for a jailed ex-president.

  • Kerry says Yemen not yet a failed state, seeks peace talks 
    Updated: May-02-15 9:46 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Yemen can avoid ending up a failed state.

  • Kerry pledges closer US ties with reform-minded Sri Lanka story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 9:37 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday championed the new Sri Lankan government's push for democratic reform and promised closer ties with the strategically located Indian Ocean nation.

  • Kerry travels to Sri Lanka to cheer on democratic reforms 
    Updated: May-01-15 12:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - John Kerry is making the first visit to Sri Lanka by a U.S. secretary of state in a decade, seizing a rare opportunity to champion democratic reform and to tighten ties at a strategic crossroads in the vast Indian Ocean.