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    Sri Lanka government says local Islamist group behind blasts

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 04:16pm on April 22, 2019

    The Sri Lankan government believes a local Islamist extremist group called the National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) was behind the deadly suicide bomb attacks that...

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    Islamists blamed as SL blasts kill 290

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on April 23, 2019

    Sri Lanka said Monday it believed a local Islamist extremist group was behind deadly suicide bomb blasts that killed nearly 300 people, as it ordered a national state of emergency beginning midnight....

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    Three children of Danish billionaire killed in Sri Lanka attacks

    Reuters . Copenhagen | Updated at 03:24pm on April 22, 2019

    Denmark’s richest man Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife lost three of their four children in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, a spokesman for...

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    Terrorists continue plotting Sri Lanka attacks: US

    Reuters | Updated at 01:16pm on April 22, 2019

    The United States State Department said in a revised travel advisory ‘terrorist groups’ were continuing to plot possible attacks in Sri Lanka after 290 people were...

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    Colombian landslide kills 17

    Reuters . Bogota | Updated at 01:13pm on April 22, 2019

    Seventeen people have been killed and five injured in a landslide in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, the country’s disaster...

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    Bombings put Lankan Christians on frontline of religious divides

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 12:13pm on April 22, 2019

    The Easter Sunday attacks on three churches in Sri Lanka mark a devastating escalation of violence against a Christian minority that has been targeted in the past, but never to such brutal and deadly effect.

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    Sri Lanka Easter attack toll hits 290

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 09:34am on April 22, 2019

    At least 290 are now known to have died in a series of bomb blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, in the worst violence to hit the island since its devastating civil war ended a decade ago...

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    Sri Lanka bomber queued at hotel buffet then unleashed devastation

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 06:41pm on April 21, 2019

    The suicide bomber waited patiently in a queue for the Easter Sunday breakfast buffet at Sri Lanka's Cinnamon Grand hotel before setting off...

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    Seven arrested as Sri Lanka blasts death toll passes 200

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 06:07pm on April 21, 2019

    Seven people were arrested and three police officers were killed during a raid on a house in Colombo on Sunday as the death toll from a rash of bombings at...

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    Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to social media

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 04:21pm on April 21, 2019

    The Sri Lankan government declared a curfew with immediate effect, junior defence minister Ruwan Wijewardene said on Sunday, following eight...