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  • More than 700 persons killed, wounded in Sri Lanka blasts -- toll

    Date: 2019-04-22 05:13:30 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:2 - ID:7910238

    COLOMBO, April 22 (MENA) - At least 290 people have been killed and 500 injured by a series of eight explosions targeting churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday night, The Guardian reported Monday. Most of the dead are believed to have been ....

  • Investigators to probe ‘overseas links’ as 8 arrested over Sri Lanka blasts - PM

    Date: 2019-04-21 21:32:02 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:117 - ID:7910172

    Colombo, April 21 (MENA) - Eight explosions took place in the island nation on Easter Day, hitting several churches with Catholic worshipers and hotels in the country's capital Colombo and other cities, Sputnik reported. According to Sri Lanka's ....

  • Vatican Pope laments Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka

    Date: 2019-04-21 15:38:18 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:86 - ID:7909548

    VATICAN, April 21 (MENA) - Pope Francis of Vatican lamented the Easter Sunday attacks on several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, which killed at least 207 people and wounded hundreds, Vatican News reported. “I wish to express my heartfelt ....

  • Sri Lanka explosions: 207 dead, 450 injured

    Date: 2019-04-21 14:29:45 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:77 - ID:7909283

    COLOMBO, April 21 (MENA) - At least 207 people have been killed in a series of Easter Sunday explosions targeting churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, Sky News reported. A police spokesperson said that more than 450 people have been injured. Six ....

  • Trump offers condolences over Sri Lanka deadly blasts

    Date: 2019-04-21 13:08:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:60 - ID:7909154

    WASHINGTON, April 21 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump expressed his condolences to those impacted by a string of deadly blasts in Sri Lanka. While offering his condolences he initially claimed incorrectly that millions had died in the South ....

  • Sri Lankan defense min.: 7 suspects arrested in connection with deadly blasts

    Date: 2019-04-21 12:58:23 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:59 - ID:7909153

    COLOMBO, April 21 (MENA) - Sri Lankan Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said seven people have been arrested in connection with a string of terrorist bombings which ripped through the country Sunday morning leaving hundreds of people dead and ....

  • Sri Lankan govt declares nationwide curfew after string of 8 explosions

    Date: 2019-04-21 10:01:02 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:28 - ID:7908627

    COLOMBO, April 21 (MENA) - Sri Lanka declared a nationwide curfew after a string of eight explosions, mostly in Colombo, left at least 185 people dead and over 400 injured on Easter Sunday, authorities said. The curfew will start at 6 p.m. local ....

  • 129 killed, 400 injured in 3 blasts in Sri Lanka

    Date: 2019-04-21 07:45:45 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:14 - ID:7908329

    COLOMBO, April 21 (MENA) - More than 120 people, including nine tourists, have been killed on Sunday after explosions ripped through three five-star hotels and three churches in Sri Lanka, The Sun reported. About 450 others are said to be injured ....

  • Explosion, gunfire heard in Kabul

    Date: 2019-04-20 08:25:42 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:14 - ID:7906464

    KABUL, April 20 (MENA) - Sounds of sporadic gunfire followed by an explosion were heard close to the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology in Kabul city, according to security officials. Spokesman for the Ministry of Interior ....

  • Mali PM resigns after Ogossagou massacre

    Date: 2019-04-19 15:29:39 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:57 - ID:7905880

    LONDON, April 19 (MENA) - Mali's prime minister resigned along with his entire government on Thursday following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the center of the country and a massacre last month that left 160 people dead, ....

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