Dart In Sri Lanka

  • The first jet carrying equipment and members for Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team, or DART, landed in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Saturday.

    DART's primary goal is to help with water purification efforts and to establish medical clinics. The plane carried about 180,000 pounds of tents and food.

    The team will bring four water purification machines to the area, which can treat a total of up to 200,000 litres a day.Full story
  • The official number of dead from last month's earthquake and tsunami in south Asia grew to more than 156,000 Sunday with the discovery of thousands of corpses in debris along the western coast of Sumatra. More than two thirds of the victims from the Dec. 26 disaster were from Indonesia.Full story
  • Two hand grenades hurled in a rare clash between Christians and Hindus killed at least three people and injured 37 others in a part of eastern Sri Lanka where international aid workers are helping tsunami victims, police said. No aid workers were reportedly injured or near the explosions at the time, officials said.Full story
  • Voting to elect a new Palestinian president has been extended for two hours because of the heavy turnout, election officials said Sunday. About 1.8 million people are eligible to cast ballots. Full results of the vote will be released Monday.Full story

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