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Bus crash kills at least 17 in Bolivia Bus crash kills at least 17 in Bolivia

Police Commander Vladimir Calderón says the bus tumbled down a roughly 1,000-foot (300-meter) deep ravine in the northern town of Yolosa


Blast in van near Colombo Church when officials defused bomb Blast in van near Colombo Church when officials defused bomb

Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links


Sri Lanka failed to heed warnings of attacks Sri Lanka failed to heed warnings of attacks

The U.S. said "several" Americans were among the dead, while Britain, India, China, Japan and Portugal said they, too, lost citizens


Six Indians killed in Sri Lanka blasts Six Indians killed in Sri Lanka blasts

The blasts targeted St Anthony's Church in Colombo, St Sebastian's Church in the western coastal town of Negombo and another church in the eastern town


Sri Lanka declares national mourning day on Tuesday Sri Lanka declares national mourning day on Tuesday

The decision is taken at the national security council which convened under the chair of President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday morning


Sri Lanka's Christians afraid to attend church after blasts Sri Lanka's Christians afraid to attend church after blasts

The government said Monday it believed the National Thowheeth Jama'ath was behind the attacks


Asos billionaire loses three children in Sri Lanka attacks Asos billionaire loses three children in Sri Lanka attacks

His family were visiting the country over the Easter holiday. The names of the children have not been made public


Strong quake sends Philippine workers fleeing buildings Strong quake sends Philippine workers fleeing buildings

A powerful earthquake rocked the Philippines on Monday, sending thousands of people fleeing high-rises in Manila as buildings shook


Sri Lanka to declare emergency from midnight Sri Lanka to declare emergency from midnight

The special measures are being brought in "to allow the police and the three forces to ensure public security


87 bomb detonators found at Colombo bus station: Police 87 detonators found at Colombo bus stand

A statement says police find the detonators in Colombo a day after a string of attacks on churches and hotels that killed nearly 300 people


Iran, Pakistan to set up border 'reaction force' after attacks Iran, Pakistan to set up border 'reaction force' after attacks

Islamist as well as ethnic Baloch separatists operate in Balochistan, Pakistan's poorest province


Local Islamist group behind blasts, says Sri Lanka government Islamist group behind blasts: Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka government believes local Islamist extremist group -- National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) -- is responsible for the deadly suicide bomb attacks


US warns of possibility of more attacks in Sri Lanka US warns of possibility of more attacks in Sri Lanka

On Easter Sunday, a series of bombs exploded at churches and luxury hotels in the country, killing nearly 300


US increasing pressure on use of Iranian oil US increasing pressure on use of Iranian oil

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference to announce the Trump administration's plan to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization," at the U.S.


Fire breaks out at Mumbai’s Crawford Market Fire breaks out at Mumbai’s Crawford Market

The fire, which was reported to be of level two or not a major incident, was first noticed at around 10:50 am at the Super Shopping market complex on 255 Abdul Rahman Street, behind the Jumma Masjid


Investigator: 7 suicide attackers behind 6 Sri Lanka blasts Investigator: 7 suicide attackers behind 6 Sri Lanka blasts

Easter Sunday bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites that killed hundreds of people was Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ended a decade ago


Death toll of clashes in Libya's capital rises to 254: WHO Death toll of clashes in Libya's capital rises to 254: WHO

20,000 people were forced to flee their homes since the armed conflict started


Pakistan PM Imran Khan makes first visit to Iran Pakistan PM Imran Khan makes first visit to Iran

Iran and Pakistan share a long border that runs nears the volatile southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan


7 dead, 12 injured in stampede during temple ceremony in Tamil Nadu 7 dead, 12 injured in stampede in India

The stampede occurrs when the priest started distributing the coins and a section of devotees surged forward to collect them


24 arrested over Sri Lanka Easter attack 24 arrested over Sri Lanka Easter attack

A nationwide curfew imposed shortly after the blasts was lifted early Monday


Morocco protests: Thousands demand release of activists Morocco protests: Thousands demand release of activists

Protesters have been pictured with flags, banners and pictures of the jailed activists, who are members of Hirak Rif - or the "Rif Movement"


Two men released without charges after death of journalist in Northern Ireland Two men released without charges after death of journalist in Northern Ireland

Two teenagers who had been arrested in connection with the killing of investigative journalist Lyra McKee were released without charges on Sunday


Pakatan’s focus on manifesto says Mahathir Pakatan’s focus on manifesto says Mahathir

A year into its leadership, Pakatan Harapan is focusing on what it can actually achieve from its manifesto


Sri Lanka attacks: Death toll soars to 290 Sri Lanka death toll soars to 290

About 500 people are injured and dozens of foreigners are among the dead


Turkish opposition leader attacked at soldier’s funeral Turkish opposition leader attacked at soldier’s funeral

The leader of Turkey's main opposition party has been attacked by protesters at a military funeral in Ankara


Possible intel failures to be examined in Sri Lanka blasts Possible intel failures to be examined in Sri Lanka blasts

The nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites was Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war that ended a decade ago


Landslide kills at least 17 in Colombia town, injures 5 Landslide kills at least 17 in Colombia town, injures 5

Officials said rescue workers were continuing their search for victims, removing earth and debris with heavy machinery


Sri Lanka bombings put Christians on frontline of religious divides Sri Lanka bombings put Christians on frontline of religious divides

The US State Department's most recent report on religious freedom says the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka has documented "97 incidents" of attacks on churches


Comedian Zelensky 'wins Ukraine president election' Comedian Zelensky 'wins Ukraine president election'

The 41-year-old is best known for starring in a political satirical drama in which his character accidentally becomes Ukrainian president


UN, world leaders condemn blasts in Sri Lanka UN, world leaders condemn blasts in Sri Lanka

UN chief Guterres reiterates the "support and solidarity of the UN, with the people and the Government of Sri Lanka


Sudan's army ruler vows to hand 'power to the people' Sudan's army ruler vows to hand 'power to the people'

New army ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan also pledges to respond to demonstrators' demands within a week


Sri Lanka blasts: Death toll jumps to 207, 7 suspects arrested Sri Lanka blasts: Death toll jumps to 207, 7 arrested

Sri Lanka's defense minister says seven suspects have been arrested following series of deadly bombings


Saudi, UAE pledge $3 bn financial aid for Sudan Saudi, UAE pledge $3 bn financial aid for Sudan

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Sunday announced financial support of three billion dollars…


Sri Lanka attackers must be 'punished mercilessly': Cardinal Sri Lanka attackers must be 'punished mercilessly': Cardinal

Sri Lanka's most senior Catholic figure Malcolm Ranjith calls on the government to find the attackers behind deadly blasts and punish them mercilessly


Four militants dead after attack on Saudi security forces Four militants dead after attack on Saudi security forces

Sunday's attack takes place in a majority Sunni region


New blast in Sri Lankan capital, two dead: police spokesman New blast in Sri Lankan capital kills 2

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera says the blast hit a hotel in the southern Colombo suburb of Dehiwala


Sri Lanka declares curfew, blocks social media Sri Lanka declares curfew, blocks social media

According to media report, the death toll in the multiple blasts had risen to 185 even as two fresh explosions occurred in two Colombo neighbourhoods in the afternoon


Sri Lanka blasts: India monitoring situation, says Sushma Swaraj Sri Lanka blasts: India monitoring situation, says Sushma

The High Commission of India in Colombo has been tweeting emergency helpline numbers 


Another explosion near national zoo: Sri Lanka police Another explosion near national zoo: Sri Lanka police

The latest blast to be reported was at a hotel near the national zoo, which is in an area close to the capital Colombo

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