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Sri Lanka's central bank urges ATM customers to use microchip cards to avoid fraud

COLOMBO, Feb 7 (Bernama) -- Sri Lanka's Central Bank on Thursday urged customers withdrawing cash through the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) network to use cards with an electronic chip (EMV) to avoid fraud, according to Xinhua news agency.

Flights cancelled, roads closed as heavy snowfall hits Indian-controlled Kashmir

SRINAGAR (Indian-controlled Kashmir), Feb 7 (Bernama) -- Heavy snowfall Thursday hit Indian-controlled Kashmir, leading to closure of roads and cancellation of flights, Xinhua news agency reported officials as saying.

Sri Lankan President will impose death penalty on drug traffickers in 2 months

Convicted drug traffickers will soon have a date with the hangman’s noose.

Nine die in house fire in Philippines

Nine people died when fire razed a house in Pasay City in the Philippine capital on Thursday morning, the Philippine Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said.

S Korea to spend US$12 billion in border areas with N Korea for next decade

The South Korean government said on Thursday that it will spend 13.2 trillion won (US$12 billion) in border areas with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for the next decade.

3 in family meet fiery end in S. Korea dwelling blaze

A septuagenarian, wife and the couple’s daughter met a fiery end when fire engulfed a multi-family dwelling in South Korea Thursday, according to a local media report.

N Korea newspaper calls for concerted efforts to secure water supplies amid dry spell

North Korea's main newspaper called Thursday for concerted efforts to ensure water supplies in agriculture and other sectors, saying it is an urgent priority amid an unusually dry winter, Yonhap news agency reported .