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Sri Lanka Wakes To Emergency Law After Easter Bombing Attacks

COLOMBO:  Sri Lankans woke to emergency law on Tuesday as authorities searched for those behind suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 290 people at the weekend, with the focus turning to militants with links to foreign groups. No group has yet to claim responsibility for Easter …

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New Earthquake Of Magnitude 6.4 Strikes As Philippines Hunts For Survivors

Manila, Philippines:  Philippine rescuers were scrambling Tuesday to reach some two dozen people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a strong earthquake, as a powerful new tremor hit the nation. The US Geological Survey put the fresh quake on the central island of …

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Delegates Puzzled As Pak PM Imran Khan Talks About “Japan-Germany Border

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan misspoke on Monday while addressing a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a visit to Iran. In a video going viral online, he says that the East Asian island nation of Japan shares a border with the European country of Germany. While …

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Democratic Presidential Candidates Divided Over Impeaching Donald Trump

A group of Democratic presidential candidates were divided on Monday over whether Republican President Donald Trump should be impeached, reflecting a broader split in the Democratic Party over how to react to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian election meddling. Answering audience questions at a televised CNN event in …

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Facebook Hires High-Ranking Trump Official As General Counsel

San Francisco, United States:  Facebook said Monday it has hired a high-ranking US State Department lawyer credited with helping craft the controversial Patriot Act as the social network’s new general counsel. Jennifer Newstead will replace Colin Stretch, who announced in July that he planned to leave Facebook. Newstead will oversee …

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Microsoft Staff Criticise Jack Ma-Backed “996” China Work Culture: Report

San Francisco:  A group of Microsoft employees have come forward to support Chinese tech workers on the gruelling ‘996’ culture, writing a petition in defense of a trending GitHub repository that is being censored in China. In a letter written on web-hosting service Github, owned by Microsoft, the employees have …

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Sri Lanka Never Expected Bombings Of Such Magnitude: Defence Secretary

Colombo:  The Sri Lankan government never expected the Easter Sunday bombings of such magnitude, Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando said on Tuesday and asserted that it would have been “impossible” to protect a large number of churches in the country despite receiving prior intelligence about the attacks which killed 290 people, …

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Number Of Dead In Sri Lanka Blasts Rises To 310, 40 Arrested: Police

Colombo, Sri Lanka:  The toll from a string of deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 310, with several people dying of their injuries overnight, a police spokesman said Tuesday. Around 500 people were wounded in the blasts, Ruwan Gunasekera said in a statement. He added that …

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Number Of Dead In Sri Lanka Blasts Rises To 310: Police

Colombo, Sri Lanka:  The toll from a string of deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 310, with several people dying of their injuries overnight, a police spokesman said Tuesday. Around 500 people were wounded in the blasts, Ruwan Gunasekera said in a statement. He added that …

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$5-Trillion Fuel Exploration Plans ”Incompatible” With Climate Goals

Paris, France:  Plans by oil and gas majors to spend $4.9 trillion on fuel exploration are “poles apart” from the goal of the Paris climate deal to limit the global temperature rise, a new analysis showed Tuesday. As greenhouse gas emissions continue to climb annually, a string of warnings from …

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