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    Lanka Catholics slam govt over Easter attacks probe

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:43pm on April 21, 2021

    The head of Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday accused the government of stalling investigations into Easter Sunday bombings two years ago that killed...

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    Xi to attend online Biden climate summit

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:41pm on April 21, 2021

    China’s president Xi Jinping will attend US president Joe Biden’s virtual climate summit this week, Beijing said Wednesday, as the world’s top polluting nations seek...

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    Religious freedom in India deteriorates further: US

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:05pm on April 21, 2021

    A US commission on Wednesday recommended for the second year in a row that India be placed on a blacklist for religious freedom, saying the...

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    Russia detains Navalny allies ahead of Putin speech

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 07:46pm on April 21, 2021

    Russian police detained aides of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and raided his offices Wednesday ahead of nationwide protests called for the day of President Vladimir...

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    India Covid outbreak set new record with over 2000 deaths in 24hr

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:21pm on April 21, 2021

    India’s brutal new Covid outbreak set new records on Wednesday with more than 2,000 deaths in 24 hours as hospitals in New Delhi ran perilously low on oxygen...

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    Former Minneapolis cop Chauvin convicted in Floyd murder case

    Agence France-Presse . Minneapolis, United States | Updated at 10:52am on April 21, 2021

    Derek Chauvin, a white former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted Tuesday of murdering African-American George Floyd after a racially charged trial seen as a pivotal test of police accountability in the United States...

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    Black teenage girl shot to death police in Ohio

    Agence France-Presse . Washington, United States | Updated at 04:26pm on April 21, 2021

    Police in the United States state of Ohio fatally shot a Black teenager who appeared to be lunging at another person with a knife, less than an hour before former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd...

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    Chemical weapons watchdog weighs Syria sanctions

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 11:51pm on April 20, 2021

    World powers urged the global chemical weapons watchdog on Tuesday to hit Syria with unprecedented sanctions for alleged toxic gas attacks and for failing to...