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Sri Lanka’s Tourism Bounces Back After April Attacks – CBC The World This Weekend

COLOMBO – Three months after the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, the country’s tourist industry is struggling to rebuild. It has survived tsunamis, civil war and communal violence.  Many Sri Lankans, whose livelihoods rely on tourism, are hoping they

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Sri Lankans ‘Rise Up’ After Easter Sunday Bombings in Colombo – CBC The World This Weekend

COLOMBO – It’s been two months since a series of bombs exploded at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, killing more than 250 people. A small group of Islamist militants were behind the attacks. Since then life for Sri Lanka’s

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Sri Lankans Unite to Stop the Spread of Hate and Violence – CBC News

COLOMBO – Two months after Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings, Sri Lankans gathered at Colombo’s central park. They held a moment of silence before they denounced the country’s political leaders for spreading hate and communal violence. Rise Up Sri Lanka was

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Thailand’s Future Not Looking Forward – CBC The World This Weekend

BANGKOK – This week, Thailand’s 2014 coup leader Prayut Chan-ocha was re-appointed prime minister – completing his transition from military to civilian leader. The leader of the pro-democracy party that challenged him — now faces charges that risk the party’s future.

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A Syrian Refugee’s Journey – Southeast Asia Dispatches

KUALA LUMPUR – Syrian refugee Hasan Al Akraa has become something of a minor celebrity in his adopted home of Malaysia. The 19-year-old is a prominent face in the country’s refugee community. Since fleeing the Syrian civil war with his

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Thailand 2019 Election Report – CBC The World This Weekend

BANGKOK – Many Thai voters are hoping for change as they wait on the result of their election. It’s the first held in eight years and the first since Thailand’s 2014 coup. Millions of young people voting for the first time

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Thais Head to Polls in 2019 Election – CBC World Report

BANGKOK – Thailand goes to the polls Sunday. It’ss the country’s first election in eight years and follows the military seizing power in 2014. This story aired on CBC World Report Saturday, March 23, 2019.

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