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Sri Lanka digs moat around landfill to keep out hungry elephants

Sri Lanka digs moat around landfill to keep out hungry elephants

Sri Lanka's government is digging a moat around one of its landfills to keep out hungry elephant herds and reduce conflicts between the animals and villagers.

Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild elephants

Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild elephants

Sri Lankan authorities on Monday began investigating the deaths of wild elephants in the east of the island after pulling seven carcasses out of a marsh, a minister said.

Bangladesh president rejects mercy appeal of HuJI leader

Bangladesh president rejects mercy appeal of HuJI leader

A top Islamist extremist under sentence of death has lost his last hope of avoiding the gallows after Bangladesh’s president rejected a mercy plea, an official said yesterday.