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World leaders react to deadly Sri Lanka blasts World leaders react to deadly Sri Lanka blasts

Hospital sources also said Japanese citizens were among those injured by the bombs which ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services


Sri Lanka explosions: Police chief warned of suicide attack threat days before blasts Sri Lanka explosions: Police chief warned of suicide attack threat

Pujuth Jayasundara sent an intelligence warning to top officers on April 11 setting out the threat


At least 189 killed in 8 blasts Sri Lanka explosions, hundreds injured At least 189 killed in 8 Sri Lanka blasts

Police officials say that at least 35 foreigners were among the dead


Indian PM Modi, celebrities condemn Sri Lanka church blasts

Indian PM Modi, celebrities condemn Sri Lanka church blasts

Sri Lankan-born Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez  condemned the Sri Lankan bombings


Pakistan PM Imran Khan reacts to Sri Lanka church blasts Imran Khan reacts to Sri Lanka church blasts

Over 500 have been wounded in the attack


Seven killed, 34 injured after bus rams into truck on Agra-Lucknow Expressway 7 killed as bus rams into truck in India

This is the second major accident on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in the past 10 days


People of UP ready to change PM: Mayawati People of UP ready to change PM: Mayawati

"Narendra Modi is moving about saying that the 22 crore people of UP made him the prime minister but the people are asking him as to why he betrayed them," says Mayawati 


Royals reportedly want Harry and Meghan ‘as far away as possible’ Royals reportedly want Harry and Meghan ‘as far away as possible’

A new report says the British royal family is scrambling to try to contain her popularity amid worries she could become “bigger than [Princess] Diana”


Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 93rd birthday Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 93rd birthday

The Queen, who has ruled Britain for more than 67 years, is expected to join a church service at the royal St George's Chapel inside Windsor Castle on her birthday


Toll rises to 156, hundreds injured in multiple blasts at Sri Lankan churches, hotels on Easter Sunday Sri Lanka multiple blasts: Death toll rises to 156

The first explosions on Sunday were reported at St Anthony’s Church in Colombo and St Sebastian’s in the town of Negombo just outside the capital


Egypt votes in referendum that could keep Sisi in power until 2030 Egypt votes in referendum

Sisi's supporters say the changes are necessary to give him more time to complete major development projects and economic reforms


#MeToo: India's top judge denies sexually harassing assistant #MeToo: India's top judge denies sexually harassing assistant

The 35-year-old woman, whose identity has not been publicly disclosed, wrote a letter to all 22 of the Supreme Court judges along with an affidavit detailing her allegations on Friday


138 dead, 400 injured as explosions rock Sri Lankan capital during Easter 138 killed in Sri Lanka multiple blasts during Easter Sunday

Media reports 25 people have also been killed in an attack on a church in Batticaloa in Eastern Province


EU can’t keep extending Brexit deadline: Juncker EU can’t keep extending Brexit deadline: Juncker

Juncker tells Germany’s Funke Media Group he hopes Britain will “make use of this time and not waste it again


Mount Agung volcano erupts on Indonesia's Bali Mount Agung volcano erupts on Indonesia

The volcano’s status remains on alert or level three of four possible levels and the authorities continue to impose a 4km exclusion zone


52 dead, 283 injured as six explosions rock Sri Lankan capital during Easter 52 dead in Sri Lanka churches blasts during Easter

The blasts hit several high-end hotels and one church in the capital, while two additional churches were targeted outside Colombo


20 dead, 280 injured as six explosions rock Sri Lankan capital during Easter 20 dead in Sri Lanka church blasts during Easter

Explosions have also hit three hotels in and around the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo


IAF recommends Wing Commander Abhinandan’s name for Vir Chakra medal IAF recommends Abhinandan’s name for Vir Chakra medal

The Vir Chakra is the third highest gallantry award in the military during times of war after the Param Vir Chakra and the Mahavir Chakra


Agent Orange: US to clean up toxic Vietnam War air base Agent Orange: US to clean up toxic Vietnam War air base

The US has launched a multi-million dollar clean-up operation at an air base in Vietnam it used to store the notorious chemical Agent Orange


At least 80 injured as blasts hit two churches in Sri Lanka’s Colombo during Easter mass 80 injured in Sri Lanka churches blasts during Easter mass

It was not immediately clear if the blasts had caused casualties


Libya crisis: Clashes erupt south of capital Tripoli Clashes erupt south of Libyan capital

It comes after days of limited advances by either side, in clashes which have killed 220 people


India chief justice Gogoi accused of sexual harassment India chief justice Gogoi accused of sexual harassment

India's Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been accused of sexual harassment by a former Supreme Court employee


UN peacekeeper killed in Mali mine explosion

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali mine explosion

The blast hits part of the Egyptian contingent of the UN force close to the Burkina Faso border


Modi defends extremist woman candidate Modi defends extremist woman candidate

Rightwing extremist Pragya Thakur, who is out on bail on terror charges in Malegaon blast case, made BJP candidate


Ukraine election: Voters to choose between comic and tycoon Ukraine election: Voters to choose between comic and tycoon

Ukrainians will head to the polls shortly in a run-off election to pick the country's next president


Indian poll watchdog stops web series on Modi Indian poll watchdog stops web series on Modi

India's poll watchdog Saturday ordered producers to stop streaming a web series on Prime Minister…


India chief justice Gogoi accused of sexual harassment India chief justice Gogoi accused of sexual harassment

India's Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been accused of sexual harassment by a former Supreme Court employee


Peru’s Garcia denies corruption claims in suicide note Peru’s Garcia denies corruption claims in suicide note

Garcia (1985-90, 2006-11)and Kuczynski (2016-2018) are two of four former Peru presidents embroiled in various corruption scandals


Kabul attack: Explosion and gunfire near ministry building Attack on ministry building in Kabul

The blast happens in a busy area of central Kabul, near one of the city's most popular hotels, a couple of other ministries, and the presidential palace


Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

US Federal Aviation Administration says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities have confirmed participation in a technical review promised by the agency


110 Kosovars, mostly children and women, returned from Syria 110 Kosovars returned from Syria

More than 400 Kosovars initially joined extremist groups in Syria and Iraq, but none has left in the past three years, according to Kosovo authorities


Ferdous in Indian polls campaign: Modi criticises Mamata Banerjee Ferdous in Indian polls: Modi criticises Mamata

Ferdous Ahmed, a Bangladeshi film actor, joined Trinamool rallies in Raiganj on April 14 and 15 and solicited votes for the party’s candidate in the constituency Kanaia Lal Agarwal


Blind Japanese sailor completes non-stop Pacific voyage Blind Japanese sailor completes non-stop Pacific voyage

Mitsuhiro Iwamoto arrived at port in Fukushima in his 12-metre (40-foot) sailboat on Saturday morning, around two months after he left California


Unidentified gunmen kill 13 at Mexican party

Unidentified gunmen kill 13 at Mexican party

More than a quarter of a million people have been killed since 2006 when the government of then-president Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on drug traffickers


Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman may soon fly fighter planes again Abhinandan may soon fly fighter planes again

Varthaman created military aviation history by shooting down a Pakistani F-16 during a dogfight with the Pakistan Air Force over the Line of Control on February 27


Pope leads Way of the Cross procession in Rome Pope leads Way of the Cross procession in Rome

On Good Friday evening, Francis presided over the procession in front of the Colosseum


What a comedy TV series tells us about Ukraine and its high-stakes presidential race What a comedy TV series tells us about Ukraine and its high-stakes presidential race

Zelensky recently bested 38 other candidates in a national election -- and will face incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in a runoff vote on April 21 but he is still something of a political blank slate


Northern Irish police arrest 2 over killing of journalist 2 arrested over journalist murder in Northern Ireland

Lyra McKee, 29, a rising star of investigative journalism, was shot and killed, probably by a stray bullet aimed at police, during rioting Thursday night


Egypt begins vote on extending el-Sissi's rule Egypt begins vote on extending el-Sissi's rule

Egyptians are being asked to vote on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030

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