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Sri Lanka customs seize ‘offensive’ Buddha aprons

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's customs authorities on Thursday impounded a consignment of aprons from India featuring images of the Buddha, saying the novelty garments were "offensive to Buddhists". Spokesman Dharmasena Kahandawa said it was an…

Kofi Annan to advise Myanmar on Rohingya community

YANGON: Former UN chief Kofi Annan will advise Myanmar's new government on resolving conflicts in Rakhine, a region divided on religious grounds and home to the stateless Muslim Rohingya, it was announced Wednesday.