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Facebook purges ads for illegal wildlife in Southeast Asia as online trade surges

YANGON (Reuters) - An ad showing a civet cat cowering in a cage being offered for sale on Facebook was just one of hundreds that the social media giant has removed in a crackdown on Southeast Asia's illegal wildlife trade during recent weeks.

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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Aug. 5

COLOMBO -- Sri Lanka's Elections Chief Mahinda Deshapriya on Wednesday said that the parliamentary elections held during the day ended peacefully as the voting concluded at 5 p.m. local time with over a 70 percent voter turnout reported from across the country.