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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...

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    Sri Lanka police say another explosion near national zoo

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 03:17pm on April 21, 2019

    Sri Lankan police on Sunday reported there had been a seventh explosion, the fourth at a hotel, following six reported at hotels and churches earlier in...

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    Comic poised to take over presidency in Ukraine vote

    Kiev. Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:55pm on April 21, 2019

    Ukrainians went to polls on Sunday in the second round of an extraordinary election with a comedian who plays a president on TV expected to win in a stunning rebuke to the political establishment.

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    Indian, Australian warships in China for naval parade

    Reuters. Qingdao | Updated at 12:36pm on April 21, 2019

    Warships from India, Australia and several other nations arrived in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao on Sunday to attend a naval parade, part of a goodwill visit as China extends the hand of friendship despite regional tensions and suspicions.

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    Blasts at Sri Lanka hotels and churches kill 207

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:48am on April 21, 2019

    A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing at least...

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    Gunmen kill 13 at Mexican bar

    Reuters . Mexico City | Updated at 01:37am on April 21, 2019

    Gunmen shot dead 13 people at a bar in the city of Minatitlan in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz, authorities said on Friday,...

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