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    Facebook Dispute Blamed for Fresh Violence in Sri Lanka

    The social network’s been accused of failing to stamp out sectarian hate speech, and now online taunts are believed to have sparked more attacks. A crowd of men threw rocks at mosques and Muslim-linked businesses in the western city of Chilaw Sunday, prompting police to impose a curfew. The latest violence follows the deaths of 100 in a Christian-Muslim clash in nearby Negombo last week.

    Will peace return? After deadly Easter attacks killed more than 250 people, authorities worry sectarian violence will continue — and they’ve given police sweeping arrest and detention powers to tamp it down.

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