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Sri Lankan minister says attacks carried out by local suicide bombers

The coordinated Easter Sunday bombings that ripped through Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels, killing more than 290 people, were carried out by seven suicide bombers from a domestic Islamist terror group named National Thowfeek Jamaath, a government official said Monday. All of the bombers were Sri Lankan citizens, but authorities suspect foreign links, Health…

Protesters break off from military leaders, seek alternative

Protest leaders in Sudan have said they have broken off contact with the ruling military council that replaced ousted leader Omar al-Bashir. They accused it of being composed of “remnants” of Mr Bashir’s regime. Thousands of protesters have gathered outside army HQ in Khartoum for a meeting to announce a civilian council they now want…

Death toll in Sri Lanka’s bomb blasts soars to 290

The death toll in Sri Lanka has soared to 290 after a wave of blasts hit churches and luxury hotels across the country on Sunday. Police said that 24 people have been arrested, but it is not yet known who carried out the attacks. About 500 people are injured and dozens of foreigners are among…

207 killed in Sri Lankan Easter bomb blasts, scores injured

At least 207 people were killed and hundreds were injured in a series of bombing attacks on several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka throughout Easter Sunday, police and officials said. Sri Lanka’s defense minister said seven suspects have been arrested. The first six blasts were triggered almost simultaneously on Sunday morning. Three high-end hotels…

29 die in Madeira bus mishap

At least 29 people have died after a bus carrying German tourists plunged off a road and overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Another 27 were injured in the accident near the town of Caniço. The accident happened at 18:30 (17:30 GMT) when the driver lost control of the bus at a junction and…

Girl killed herself after intense social media activity, inquest finds

. Twelve-year-old Jessica Scatterson was emotionally overwhelmed, coroner says A 12-year-old schoolgirl who killed herself was “emotionally overwhelmed” and influenced by her intense use of social media, a coroner has said. Jessica Scatterson, from Dallam in Warrington, was discovered in her bedroom, surrounded by soft toys and with “RIP” written on her heel, two days…

Israeli president taps Netanyahu to for coalition govt

President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday officially tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with assembling a coalition to govern the 21st Knesset with a plea to Israel’s leader to soothe social divides after a combative election campaign. “In democracies, the majority decides. And in these elections, the majority spoke its part,” Rivlin said at a press conference…

Pulitzer: Capital Gazette wins US top media prize

A US local newspaper has won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a mass shooting in its own newsroom. But there was no celebration as the Capital Gazette in Maryland learned on Monday it had won the most prestigious prize in American journalism. Staff quietly hugged in memory of five colleagues slain when a gunman…

Norte-Dame Cathedral: Macron promises to rebuild after fire incident

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame after a major fire partially destroyed the Paris landmark. Firefighters managed to save the 850-year-old Gothic building’s main stone structure, including its two towers, but the spire and roof collapsed. The fire was declared under control almost nine hours after it started,…

With all votes counted, Netanyahu wins election in Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was confirmed as the big winner of Israel’s general elections on Thursday night, when the Central Elections Committee published the completed tallies of Tuesday’s election, a full 60 hours after the polling stations closed. The delay was caused by extra time spent Thursday checking and rechecking the “extra” votes cast by…

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