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Six things you need to know about Sri Lanka’s bombings Coordinated bombings rock churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing at least 290 people.

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Six things you need to know about Sri Lanka’s bombings Coordinated bombings rock churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing at least 290 people.

M A relative of a victim of the explosion at St Anthony’s Shrine reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo [Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters] A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through several high-end hotels and three churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing nearly 300 people and wounding 500 others. It was the first […]

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220 killed, over 1,000 wounded in battles for Libya’s capital last 2 weeks, UN says

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220 killed, over 1,000 wounded in battles for Libya’s capital last 2 weeks, UN says

Fighting between rival Libyan forces for control of Tripoli escalated in the past couple of days, a spokesman for the self-styled Libyan National Army said Saturday, as the death toll rose to at least 220, including combatants and civilians, since the LNA declared a major military offensive to take the capital earlier this month. Fighting […]

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Srilanka:138 killed in explosions

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Srilanka:138 killed in explosions

12:30 At least 138 people were killed while many others were injured in the six explosions today, National Hospital Director Anil Jasinghe said. He said 49 people were killed in Colombo, 62 in Negombo and 27 in Batticaloa. In Colombo, over 200 were injured, while 110 injured in Negombo. Dr. Jasinghe said 67 were injured […]

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Sudan probes al-Bashir after ‘large sums of cash found at home’ Al-Bashir charged with money laundering and possession of large sums of currency without legal grounds, Reuters reports

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Sudan probes al-Bashir after ‘large sums of cash found at home’ Al-Bashir charged with money laundering and possession of large sums of currency without legal grounds, Reuters reports

Al-Bashir’s family said the former president had been moved to Kobar prison in Khartoum [File: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters] Sudan‘s public prosecutor has begun investigating deposed President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds, a judicial source told Reuters news agency on Saturday. The source said that […]

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Pompeo says he won’t resign from nuke talks, despite North Korean demand

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Pompeo says he won’t resign from nuke talks, despite North Korean demand

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not step down from his role in the negotiations with North Korea, despite calls from Pyonyang for him to step aside and let someone “more mature” take over. “Nothing’s changed. We’re continuing to work to negotiate. I’m still in charge of the team,” Pompeo said in Washington, at […]

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Citizen’s arrest or kidnapping? US militias told to stand down after catching 300+ migrants (VIDEOS)

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Citizen’s arrest or kidnapping? US militias told to stand down after catching 300+ migrants (VIDEOS)

FILE PHOTO © Reuters / Rick Wilking US authorities are warning wannabe vigilantes against taking the law into their own hands after an armed militia group detained over 300 migrants earlier this week at the Mexican border in what they claimed was a citizen’s arrest. “These individuals should not attempt to exercise authority reserved for […]

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Trump praises Libya’s Haftar for ‘fight against terror, securing oil fields’ in phone call: White House

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Trump praises Libya’s Haftar for ‘fight against terror, securing oil fields’ in phone call: White House

Trump (L) and Haftar The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar and discussed “ongoing counterterrorism efforts” by the leader of a military assault on the capital of Libya in opposition to the country’s internationally recognized government. A White House statement said Trump “recognized Field […]

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Trump praises Haftar in apparent reversal of US policy on Libya In apparent reversal of US policy, Trump praises Haftar for fighting ‘terrorism’ and securing Libya’s oil resources

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Trump praises Haftar in apparent reversal of US policy on Libya In apparent reversal of US policy, Trump praises Haftar for fighting ‘terrorism’ and securing Libya’s oil resources

Libyan protesters attend a demonstration to demand an end to the Khalifa Haftar’s offensive against Tripoli [Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters] Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on Friday after US President Donald Trump praised Libya’s Khalifa Haftar amid a military assault by the renegade general to seize the capital. A White House statement said […]

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Mother urges federal government to secure release of two Canadian women detained in Somaliland

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Mother urges federal government to secure release of two Canadian women detained in Somaliland

The mother of one of the two Canadian women detained in Somaliland since January is pleading with the government in Canada to secure their release. Maymona Abdi, 28, and Karima Watts, 23, were arrested by police in January in Hargeisa, the most populous city in Somaliland. They face the prospect of 40 lashes each as […]

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North Korea using Russia as leverage for nuclear talks

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North Korea using Russia as leverage for nuclear talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. / AFP-Yonhap North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will come to Russia later this month to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Kremlin. This will be Kim’s first visit to Russia after seizing power in December 2011. It fuels speculation that the North is […]

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