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24 Venezuelan migrants missing after boat sinks: lawmaker 24 Venezuelan migrants missing after boat sinks: lawmaker

Venezuela is in the midst of a grave economic and political crisis


Sri Lanka president makes appeal for Muslims Sri Lanka president makes appeal for Muslims

President Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka has the capability "to completely control ISIS activities" in the country


Wanted leader behind Sri Lankan blasts died in hotel attack: President Wanted leader behind Sri Lankan blasts died in hotel attack

Sirisena did not immediately clarify what Hashim's role was in the attack on the Shangri-La, one of six bomb blasts that killed over 250 people on Sunday


Sri Lanka releases pictures of 6 suspects, including 3 women Sri Lanka releases pictures of 6 suspects

Nine suicide bombers, believed to be the members of local Islamist extremist group called National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), carried out a series of devastating blasts


Australia says Sri Lanka bombings had IS support

Australia says Sri Lanka bombings had IS support

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the attacks demonstrated a new front in fighting terrorism, that militants who fought in Syria and Iraq had returned home with skills to carry out attacks 


Pakistan PM in China for second official visit Pakistan PM in China for second official visit

The Prime Minister is due to deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the second Belt and Road Forum on Friday


Dubai's Burj Khalifa lights up with Sri Lanka flag Dubai's Burj Khalifa lights up with Sri Lanka flag

Apart from the Burj Khalifa, iconic landmarks in Abu Dhabi also lit up with the colours of Sri Lanka's national flag


Cyclone Kenneth: Storm-battered Mozambique hit again New cyclone batters Mozambique

The cyclone has brought 220km/h (140mph) winds and has already killed three people on the island nation of Comoros


Security heavy as Sri Lanka warns of further attacks Security heavy as Sri Lanka warns of further attacks

Heavy security is out on the streets of SL's capital after warnings of further attacks by the militant group blamed for the Easter bombing that killed at least 250 people


Death toll in Sri Lanka bombings revised down to 253 from 359 Death toll in Sri Lanka bombings revised down to 253 from 359

The toll revision will boost the pressure on a government already under fire over its apparent failure to act on intelligence about the attacks


Tenerife cave: Son leads police to bodies of mother and brother Tenerife cave: Son leads police to bodies of mother and brother

A little German boy's testimony led Spanish police to the bodies of his mother and 10-year-old brother in a cave on the island of Tenerife


Russia set to launch world’s first floating nuclear power plant Russia set to launch world’s first floating nuclear power plant

The unit is scheduled to be towed to the Russian port of Pevek in the summer, where it will operate as a floating nuclear power plant, replacing a traditional nuclear plant, Bilibino


Sri Lanka suspends visa on arrival programme after serial blasts Sri Lanka suspends visa on arrival programme after serial blasts

The tourism minister said the government did not want the facility to be misused as investigations found foreign links to the attacks on Easter Sunday


US election 2020: Joe Biden launches presidential bid US election 2020: Joe Biden launches presidential bid

In a video announcement, Mr Biden warned that the "core values of the nation... our very democracy, everything that has made America America, is at stake"


Congress names candidates for 3 West Bengal assembly seats Congress names candidates for 3 West Bengal assembly seats

The five assembly seats - Darjeeling, Islampur, Kandi, Habibpur (ST) and Bhatpara - fell vacant after the sitting MLAs resigned


Pakistan Christians honor Sri Lanka victims Pakistan Christians honor Sri Lanka victims

It was the first such gathering since Sunday, when suicide bombers attacked churches, hotels and other sites in Sri Lanka


Missing Indian expat confirmed dead in Sri Lankan blast Missing Indian expat confirmed dead in Sri Lankan blast

Juno is the General Manager IT Manager of Al Futtaim Group and is a father to two children who study in Dubai


11 Indians killed in Sri Lanka blasts 11 Indians killed in Sri Lanka blasts

Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said that as of Wednesday April 24, the number of foreign nationals who have been killed in the attack rose to 36


2 militants killed in encounter in J&K's Anantnag 2 militants killed in encounter in J&K's Anantnag

The militants fired upon the search party, following which the security forces retaliated, the official says


Modi, Rahul to address rallies in Maharashtra on Friday Modi, Rahul to address rallies in Maharashtra on Friday

More than 3.11 crore voters spread across these seats located in North Maharashtra, Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and parts of Western Maharashtra, are eligible to cast their vote


Sri Lanka Catholic churches halt public services over security fears Sri Lanka Catholic churches halt public services over security fears

Security forces also made fresh arrests overnight over the attacks


Trump immigration plan may increase visas for highly skilled workers Trump immigration plan may increase visas for highly skilled workers

The immigration plan would either leave the number of highly skilled visas each year at the same level or raise it slightly


Afghan official says Taliban ambush police convoy, kill 9 Taliban kills 9 policemen in Afghanistan

The insurgents did not immediately comment on the Farah attacks


War in Iraq a mistake, John Kerry says at UAE fair War in Iraq a mistake, John Kerry says at UAE fair

During a session at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair highlighting his memoir 'Every Day is Extra', Kerry said that the world is witnessing far less state-on-state violence, and more non-state actor violence, posing a global challenge for the future


11 die as elevator cable snaps at work site in north China 11 die as elevator cable snaps at work site in north China

Recent months have been particularly deadly for Chinese workers, underscoring shoddy enforcement of safety regulations and a desire by management to cut corners as the economy slows


Pakistan PM Imran Khan gets trolled for viral video Pakistan PM Imran Khan gets trolled for viral video

He made a factually incorrect statement during his visit to Iran this week


Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops to look for bombing suspects Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops

The government has acknowledged “major” lapses over its failure to prevent the horrific attacks despite receiving specific intelligence warnings


Migrant boy, 3, found crying and alone on US border

Migrant boy found alone on US border

He underwent a medical examination at a local hospital and was found to be in a "good condition" with no injuries


Charity 'Sunshine' Tillemann-Dick: Opera singer with transplanted lungs dies

Opera singer with transplanted lungs dies

Tillemann-Dick was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension in 2004, forcing her to undergo two emergency lung transplants needed to save her life


Mortal remains of 5 Indian victims of Sri Lanka blasts brought home Mortal remains of 5 Indian victims of Sri Lanka blasts brought home

Karnataka Home Minister M B Patil received the mortal remains at the airport


This photo went viral when a woman 'smiled in the face of bigotry' This photo went viral when a woman 'smiled in the face of bigotry'

The picture went viral on the picture-sharing platform, with more than 100,000 likes, and on Twitter, where it was liked more than 150,000 times


Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un pledge stronger ties in Vladivostok Kim and Putin pledge stronger ties at summit

The talks in Hanoi with US President Donald Trump failed to reach a deal on North Korea's nuclear programme


Prince William given Maori greeting in New Zealand William given Maori greeting in New Zealand

The duke is also expected to visit emergency services personnel and Muslim community leaders


Blast again in Sri Lankan capital Blast again in Sri Lankan capital

The blast comes at a time of high tension in Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday suicide bomber attacks on the island state that killed 359 people


Australian election: The 'unlikely' group calling for climate action Australian election: The 'unlikely' group calling for climate action

Australia has just experienced its hottest summer and a succession of extreme weather events - making climate policy a key issue in May's national election


Sri Lankan woman loses most of her family in Easter bombings Sri Lankan woman loses most of her family in Easter bombings

Anusha Kumari, weeps during a mass burial for her husband, two children and three siblings, all victims of Easter Sunday's bomb attacks


Sudan military says 3 members of ruling council resign Sudan military says 3 members of ruling council resign

The announcement came after generals met with leaders of an opposition group that had suspended talks over the weekend while accusing the military of failing to make a clean break with al-Bashir's regime


British expat dead, Indian colleague missing in Sri Lanka blasts British expat dead, Indian colleague missing in Sri Lanka blasts

Campbell, 55, who used to work as the IT director at Al Futtaim Group and  Juno Srivastava, 42, an Indian national


Russia offers passports to people in eastern Ukraine territories Russia eases passport rules for east Ukrainians

The move is seen as a challenge to Volodmyr Zelensky, the former comedian elected president this weekend

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