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    Sri Lanka lowers blast toll to 253

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:35am on April 26, 2019

    Authorities in Sri Lanka on Thursday lowered the death toll in a spate of Easter bombings by more than 100 to 253, admitting some of...

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    Scared Muslim refugees flee Sri Lankan homes over attack fears

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:30am on April 26, 2019

    Hundreds of Muslim refugees in western Sri Lanka have taken refuge in mosques and a police station after facing intimidation following the deadly Easter bombings,...

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    Attacks carried out by nine suicide bombers

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 02:41am on April 25, 2019

    Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka on Wednesday of a band of nine, well-educated Islamist suicide bombers, including a woman, from well-to-do families who...

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    Earthquake rattles northeast India, Tibet

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2019

    A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh early Wednesday and was felt in neighbouring Tibet.The epicentre of the shallow quake was about...

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    Sri Lanka Muslims fear backlash after blasts

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2019

    Mohamed Hasan has barely left his home in Colombo since a string of deadly blasts hit Sri Lanka on Sunday, afraid he could be attacked...

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    Sri Lanka admits lapses over deadly blasts

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 06:11pm on April 24, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s government on Wednesday acknowledged ‘major’ lapses over its failure to prevent the horrific Easter attacks that killed more than 350 people, despite prior...

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    Bangladesh remembers Rana Plaza victims

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:01pm on April 24, 2019

    People from different walks of life on Wednesday paid homage to the people who died in the country’s worst ever industrial disaster that left over...

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    Sri Lanka widens dragnet, detains new suspects as death tolls go up

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 12:18pm on April 24, 2019

    A Sri Lankan security dragnet hunting those responsible for horrifying bombings that claimed more than 350 lives has scooped up a further 18 suspects, police...

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    Indians vote in third phase of election

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:05am on April 24, 2019

    Millions of Indians voted in the third and largest phase of a staggered general election on Tuesday, including prime minister Narendra Modi who cast his...

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    Over 50 feared dead in Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:03am on April 24, 2019

    More than 50 people were feared dead after a landslide in northern Myanmar engulfed jade miners while they were sleeping, local police said Tuesday, the...