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Sri Lankan Government “Very Sorry” For Intel Failure Over Terror Attack

Colombo:  The Sri Lankan government has apologised for its failure to act despite receiving advance intelligence inputs about the possibility of terror attacks that rocked the island nation on Easter Sunday, killing 310 people. A series of eight coordinated blasts ripped through three churches and three high-end hotels frequented by …

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US Sanctions Over Iran Oil Will ”Intensify Mideast Turmoil”: China

Beijing, China:  China warned Tuesday that the US decision to impose sanctions on buyers of Iranian oil will “intensify turmoil” in the Middle East and in the international energy market. The White House announced Monday it was calling an end to six-month waivers that had exempted several countries — including …

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Sydney Opera House Gas Leak Triggers Evacuation Of 500 People

Sydney:  About 500 people were evacuated from the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday after an excavator cut a gas line, triggering a leak. Fire and Rescue New South Wales (NSW) was called to the Opera House at around 3 p.m. after the small excavator inadvertently cut the supply line, the …

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Probe Shows Sri Lanka Attacks “Retaliation For Christchurch”: Minister

Colombo, Sri Lanka:  An initial probe into deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people shows it was “retaliation for Christchurch,” the country’s deputy defence minister said Tuesday. “The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka (on Sunday) was in retaliation for …

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Sri Lanka Attacks “Retaliation For Christchurch”, Shows Probe: Minister

Colombo, Sri Lanka:  An initial probe into deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people shows it was “retaliation for Christchurch,” the country’s deputy defence minister said Tuesday. “The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka (on Sunday) was in retaliation for …

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Chinese People Love Peace: Xi Jinping As He Kicks Off Major Naval Parade

QINGDAO:  The Chinese people love peace and countries should not threaten each other with the use of force, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday as he kicked off a large-scale naval parade marking 70 years since the founding of China’s navy. Xi is overseeing a sweeping plan to refurbish the …

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World War II Ship Sunk By Japanese Submarine Found After 77 Years

Sydney, Australia:  An Australian freighter sunk by a Japanese submarine during World War II has been located “relatively intact” in waters off the country’s southeast coast, archeologists said Tuesday. The SS Iron Crown was hit by a torpedo on June 4, 1942 while carting ore in waters off Australia’s southern …

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10 Indians killed In Easter Blasts In Sri Lanka

Colombo:  A total of 10 Indians have died in the Easter Sunday serial bombings in Sri Lanka, the Indian High Commission here announced on Tuesday. “Regret to confirm the deaths of two more Indian nationals, A. Maregowda and H Puttaraju, in the blasts in Sri Lanka, taking the total number …

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Sri Lanka Falls Silent For 3 Minutes To Mourn Victims Of Terror Attack

Colombo, Sri Lanka:  Sri Lanka fell silent for three minutes Tuesday on a day of national mourning to honour more than 300 people killed in suicide bomb blasts that have been blamed on a local ISIS group. Flags were lowered to half mast on government buildings, and people bowed their …

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US Congress Must Take Steps Towards Impeaching Trump: Kamala Harris

Washington:  Democratic Senator and 2020 Presidential candidate Kamala Harris has said that the US Congress “should take steps towards” impeaching President Donald Trump in the wake of the release of Mueller report. “I think we have very good reason to believe that there is an investigation that has been conducted …

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