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On Camera, Alleged Suicide Bomber Pats Girl Before Entering Lanka Church

Negombo, Sri Lanka:  CCTV footage aired by a local Sri Lankan channel shows one of the alleged suicide bombers entering the St Sebastian Church in Negombo, moments before a blast ripped through the church during the Easter Sunday mass. The church in Negombo, just over 40 minutes from Sri Lanka’s …

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More Than 50 Feared Killed In Landslide At Myanmar Jade Mine

Yangon:  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 latest deadly accident in a notoriously dangerous industry. Dozens die each year in landslides caused by jade mining, a poorly regulated industry rife with …

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Sri Lanka Hotel, Attacked By Suicide Bomber, Closed Until Further Notice

Colombo:  Five-star hotel Shangri-La in Sri Lankan capital Colombo, that was attacked by a suicide bomber on Sunday killing several guests, will be closed till further notice, a senior hotel official said.  “We have decided that the hotel will be closed until further notice,” Mahika Chandrasena, Director of Public Relations …

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Two Muslim Brothers Were Sri Lanka Hotel Suicide Bombers: Sources

Colombo:  Muslim brothers carried out two of the hotel suicide blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, part of a wave of bombings that killed more than 320 people, police sources told AFP Tuesday. The brothers, sons of a wealthy Colombo spice trader, blew themselves up as guests queued for …

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Bombings That Killed Over 300

New Delhi:  The ISIS has claimed responsibility for the devastating Sri Lanka bombings that killed over 300 on Easter Sunday and injured over 500. Sri Lanka had earlier named the local Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama’ath, as the chief suspect, for the barbaric act that has sparked local and international …

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Sri Lanka Cricketer Was “Tired”, Skipped Church On Sunday, Escaped Death

Negombo, Sri Lanka:  Sri Lankan cricketer Dasun Shanaka barely survived one of the deadly blasts that killed more than 320 people in the island nation on Easter Sunday, and says the horrific scenes have left him “scared” to go out. The 27-year-old allrounder skipped Easter service at St Sebastian’s Church …

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At Least 45 Children Killed In Sri Lanka Attacks: UN

Geneva:  At least 45 children were among the more than 320 people killed in the suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, the United Nations said today. “The total now is 45 children who died,” UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac told reporters in Geneva, stressing that others “are wounded and are now …

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Colombo On High Alert After Reports Of Lorry And Van Carrying Explosives

Colombo:  Sri Lanka on Tuesday placed all police stations in Colombo on high alert as police were hunting for an unidentified container truck and a van, believed to be carrying explosives. A warning issued by the Director of Security at the Colombo Harbour said intelligence had found information that an …

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China Shows Off New Destroyer As Xi Jinping Views Naval Parade

QINGDAO, China:  China showed off the first of its new generation of guided missile destroyers on Tuesday as President Xi Jinping reviewed a major naval parade through mist and rain to mark 70 years since the founding of China’s navy. Xi is overseeing a sweeping plan to refurbish the People’s …

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China Shows Off New Destroyer As Xi Jinping Views Major Naval Parade

QINGDAO, China:  China showed off the first of its new generation of guided missile destroyers on Tuesday as President Xi Jinping reviewed a major naval parade through mist and rain to mark 70 years since the founding of China’s navy. Xi is overseeing a sweeping plan to refurbish the People’s …

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