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Easter attacks in Sri Lanka kill at least 138, injure scores more

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Shattered roof tiles and shards of glass littered the floor, along with chunks of plaster blasted from the walls by the explosion. Three hotels within Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo - The Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury Hotel - were also attacked with bombings as reported by the Guardian . Read More »

Saudi Arabia executes 37 in connection with terrorism - state media

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The executions took place in Riyadh, the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, central Qassim province and Eastern Province, the agency said. The report didn't state how the death penalty was implemented, but executions in Saudi Arabia are known to be carried out by beheading with sword or shooting, sometimes in public. Read More »

Israeli forces demolish home of Palestinian man in occupied West Bank

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In Jerusalem district, Israeli police rounded up two Palestinian teens, both aged 15, from Shufat refugee camp in Jerusalem. Israeli forces bulldozed the home of Saleh Barghouti in the West Bank village of Kobar early Wednesday. That really shouldn't come as much of a surprise, considering that Yasser Arafat previously turned down a final status agreement offered by former-US President Bill Clinton and then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak that met 95 percent of Palestinian demands, ... Read More »

More than 200 killed in Easter Sunday terror attacks across Sri Lanka

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Simultaneous blasts in Sri Lanka have killed at least 140 people in Sri Lanka. Dozens were killed in one of the blasts at St. Sebastian's Gothic-style Catholic church in Katuwapitiya, north of Colombo . Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis said on Monday, after the first two days of Pesach: "I have emerged from the peace of our Passover festival to learn of the horrific Easter Sunday massacre, targeting Christians across Sri Lanka". Read More »

Ali Khamenei names new chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guards

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The announcement was made by the country's state TV without providing a reason for the re-shuffle. It comes days after the United States designated the guards as a foreign terrorist organization . While he will not be a policy maker - the Guards answer directly to Khamenei - he will be a high-profile and pugnacious figure as Iran pushes back against new USA pressure on the force. Read More »

UNSC strongly condemns 'heinous and cowardly' terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka

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The AP reports that Wijewardene provided no evidence to back his retaliation claims, which came as the Islamic State or Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the bombings. SRI LANKAN PRIME MINISTER RANIL WICKREMESINGHE, using another acronym for ISIS, which claimed responsibility for the blasts. The explosions took place during busy Easter services at Christian churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo and in three five-star hotels in the capital. Read More »

Wisconsin man, 24, wins $763 million jackpot

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I just can't believe an ordinary guy like me would ever be in this position ... 'I am extremely excited for the victor and for our state. But, I will say that the two-dollar ticket you buy is worth the chance to change your life forever. The secret is out! "I want to take a break, let it sink in", Franco said. Franco says he quit his job two days after finding out the big news. Before winning, he said he was concerned about getting his bank account to $1,000. Read More »

Hillary Clinton Says Trump 'Certainly' Should Have Been 'Indicted — IRONY ALERT

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On the question of whether Trump's actions were criminal, Pelosi responded that it "remains to be seen" after Congress can see the rest of the report, sans redactions. The former Democratic presidential candidate stopped short of calling for immediate impeachment proceedings, however, and said Congress should instead conduct a serious analysis of whether President Donald Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors. Read More »

In Balasore, PM Modi attacks Congress for not demonstrating country’s defence capability

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The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has aggressively pushed Modi's national security record as it seeks to deflect opposition accusations of economic mismanagement, inadequate job creation and widespread farm distress. The blast was claimed by an Islamist militant group based in Pakistan. Earlier today, a Congress delegation, led by party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi met the Election Commission alleging that PM Modi violated the poll code by taking out a long procession and ... Read More »

Twitter shares surge as Trump accuses it of 'political games'

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The meeting , which was organized by the White House last week, came hours after Trump again attacked the social media company over his allegations it is biased against conservatives. "We are reducing the burden on victims and, where possible, taking action before abuse is reported". As for the future, Dorsey says Twitter is working to make the service more conversational, highlighting the launch of the public prototype app (twttr). Read More »

Sri Lanka attacks: Islamic State group claims responsibility

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The IS statements came after Sri Lanka's government said initial investigations suggested the attack had been carried out as "retaliation" for shootings at two mosques in New Zealand last month that killed 50 people. The rest of the attackers targeted hotels. The U.N. Children's Fund said 45 children were among the dead. Explosions occurred in eight different locations in Sri Lanka. Read More »

Israel's Netanyahu wants to name Golan settlement after Trump

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Last month, Netanyahu traveled to the White House to meet with Trump about the decree to recognize Golan as Israeli territory. He signed the actual proclamation on March 25 when Netanyahu visited the White House, in a move seen by some as timed to help the Israeli premier in his re-election bid. Read More »

Lindsey Graham Predicts House Dems' 'Stampede To Impeach' Trump

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In June 2017, Trump directed McGahn to tell the then-acting attorney general that Mueller had conflicts of interest and must be removed, the report said. Details from the Mueller report could be folded into those efforts, reinforced by new revelations and amplified by committee hearings and witness testimony. Read More »

Kate Middleton's secret hobby unearthed on Prince Louis’ 1st birthday

And, as you can see from the adorable pics, Prince Louis looks just like his older brother Prince George . (REX/Shutterstock) Prince Louis looks the spitting image of his brother Prince George . And the little prince is wide awake in his first-ever portrait. "What a cutie", another person said . Prince William and Kate also acknowledged the horrific attacks, saying that the "senseless" acts of the bombers leaving 290 dead and 500 injured on Easter Sunday were "horrifying". Read More »

A park ranger’s selfie with two orphaned gorillas goes viral

After the image began gaining widespread attention online, park officials took to Instagram to verify the photo and share more background on the sensational moment. Innocent Mburanumwe, deputy director of Virunga National Park, told BBC Newsday that, in the picture, the apes look like humans, "like soldiers saluting a flag". Read More »

Elizabeth Warren proposes wiping out student loan debt

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According to the details provided by Warren, her student debt cancelation plan has a one-off price tag of $640 billion to the government. It would also cancel some debt for those with household incomes between $100,000 and $250,000. Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, has proposed the College for All Act, for instance, a cost-sharing program that would send $47 billion a year to states who agree to increase their higher-education funding. Read More »

Scotland to be hotter than Morocco today as country continues to sizzle

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Britain could see a record-breaking Easter weekend , with temperatures on track to break national records. It comes after Easter Saturday became the warmest day of the year so far when the temperature hit 25.5C in Gosport, Hampshire. Some rain in north-west Scotland on Saturday was the exception. Roberts said cloud and rain would disappear by Monday. In Northern Ireland, temperatures reached a height of 21.4°C and in Wales things heated up to 23.5°C. Read More »

Labour Party must back another referendum on Brexit says Tom Watson

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The country will now not withdraw from the bloc potentially until Oct 31, prolonging the political uncertainty, to the dismay of business leaders. The prime minister, who will chair cabinet on Tuesday morning as talks restart with Labour on the possibility of a Brexit compromise , is also set to face a no-confidence motion from Conservative members. Read More »

Christians in Rapid City celebrate Easter Sunday

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Meanwhile, the city police, along with intelligence officials, have alerted all the State's police units to take precautionary measures and thwart any untoward incidents. In the faith, Jesus is the son of God, who was sinless. They urged Christians to shun the devil and do well as there is life after death. The Balogun General of Epe, Chief Lanre Razak, has urged Christians to imbibe the virtues of love, faith, trust, selflessness and perseverance demonstrated by Jesus Christ, in order to ... Read More »

Over 200 Killed After Explosions in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka lies off the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. "During the 30-year terrorist war there were indiscriminate attacks on all institutions, they (the Tamil Tigers) did not spare any in their path towards a separatist state, but we were victorious in defeating terrorism", he added. Read More »

Ukrainians react as comedian wins presidential election

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He swiftly conceded defeat and congratulated Zelkensky. Mr Poroshenko campaigned on the same promise he made when he was elected in 2014: to lead the nation of 42 million into the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. There was no immediate comment from President Vladimir Putin. "People showed that they want change", 28-year-old Karina told AFP. In a case of life imitating art, the comedian who stars as the fictional head of state has upended Ukraine's political ... Read More »

Christians fill pews across Hudson Valley during Easter

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It is also an opportunity to recognize the foundational contributions Christian Canadians of all backgrounds have and continue to make in Canada. He was buried in a tomb and the tomb was guarded and an enormous stone put over the entrance, so that no-one could steal the body. Read More »

Five dead as buildings collapse in Philippine quake

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Media reported some structures had collapsed and the Clark International Airport , a former USA military base, had suffered some damage and had closed. There were too many people going down the stairs, so we waited for our turn. The quake struck 60 km (37 miles) northwest of the capital, Manila , at a depth of 40 km (25 miles), the U.S Geological Survey (USGS). Read More »

Armed border militia member accused of detaining migrants arrested in New Mexico

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Larry Mitchell Hopkins , 69, of Flora Vista, New Mexico , was arrested for allegedly being a felon in possession of a weapon, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Hopkins was previously arrested in OR in 2006 on suspicion of impersonating a police officer and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Read More »

GoFundMe Campaign Raises $1M for Black Churches Burned in Louisiana

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On April 15, Holden Matthews pleaded not guilty to three counts of arson as well as three hate crime charges prosecutors filed the same day, according to CBS News . Mary Baptist Church, Greater Union Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church - in St. Landry Parish , a county about 60 miles (97 km) west of Baton Rouge, burned down between March 26 and April 4. Read More »

Tripoli forces repel Libyan National Army push on the capital

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Most of the global community has urged for a peaceful resolution to the intense fighting which has ensued in the African nation for long. At least 2,000 people protested on Tripoli's central Martyrs' Square on Friday against Haftar and his offensive , with some criticising Trump's call to the warlord who launched a campaign from his eastern Libyan base to take Tripoli, disregarding a United Nations peace initiative to bring all parties in the Libyan conflict to the table. Read More »

Sri Lanka attacks: 3 children of Scotland's biggest landowner Anders Povlsen killed

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The Danish businessman published an open letter about his plans to "rewild" his vast estates in Scotland , where he is the biggest private landowner. It is to be mentioned here that authorities lifted a curfew in Sri Lanka, a day after 290 people were killed and about 500 wounded by a string of bombings that tore through churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday. Read More »

Islamic State claims Kabul attack that killed 7

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The Taliban issued a statement denying they were behind the attack, the latest in a series of militant attacks that have killed hundreds of people in Kabul over recent years. The explosion, in one of the main commercial areas of the city, was also close to the heavily fortified Serena hotel, one of the very few Kabul hotels still used by foreign visitors. Read More »

Briton killed in Kajuru attack

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Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, with foreigners and high-profile Nigerians frequently targeted. The British High Commission in a statement by the Head of Communications, Policy and Corporate Lead, Department for International Development, David Smith, in Abuja on Sunday, explained that the deceased Briton's next-of-kin had been notified. Read More »