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  • Friday prayer, Sunday services canceled across Sri Lanka after Sunday's bombings

    Date: 2019-04-25 15:45:07 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:44 - ID:7916569

    COLOMBO, April 25 (MENA) - Friday prayer for Muslims and Sunday services for Roman Catholics have been canceled across Sri Lanka, the New York Times reported Thursday. The move comes amid fears that the Easter Sunday bombings that hit the country ....

  • Xi meets Azerbaijani president

    Date: 2019-04-25 07:24:45 GMT - China - World - SN:13 - ID:7915642

    BEIJING, April 25 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping had talks with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev ahead of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, set for Beijing on April 25-27, Xinhua reported. Azerbaijan is an ....

  • All Sri Lanka Catholic church services suspended

    Date: 2019-04-25 06:59:36 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:11 - ID:7915589

    COLOMBO, April 25 (MENA) - All of Sri Lanka's Catholic churches have been ordered to stay closed and suspend services until security improves after deadly Easter bombings, Channel News Asia reported Thursday quoting a senior priest. "On the ....

  • Minor explosion in garbage dump behind Pugoda Court in Sri Lanka

    Date: 2019-04-25 06:33:32 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:9 - ID:7915514

    COLOMBO, April 25 (MENA) - A minor explosion occurred behind the Pugoda Court earlier Thursday, Colombo Gazette reported. Sri Lankan police said the explosion occurred in a garbage dump and that there were no injuries. Investigations have been ....

  • Sri Lanka bans drones, looks for bombs 4 days after attack

    Date: 2019-04-25 06:15:49 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:5 - ID:7915558

    COLOMBO, April 25 (MENA) - Sri Lanka has banned drones and unmanned aircraft as authorities continue controlled detonations of suspicious items four days after a series of suicide bombing attacks killed more than 350 people in and around the capital ....

  • Trump says to ask Supreme Court to intervene if Democrats move against him

    Date: 2019-04-24 19:31:57 GMT - USA - World - SN:75 - ID:7915376

    WASHINGTON, April 24 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that he would ask the Supreme Court to intervene if Democrats move to impeach him - a notion that legal experts said showed a misunderstanding of the Constitution, The ....

  • 28 huts, mosques destroyed in Rohingya refugee camp fire in Bangladesh

    Date: 2019-04-24 18:34:29 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:68 - ID:7915226

    DHAKA, April 24 (MENA) - A total of 28 huts and mosques were destroyed on Wednesday in a fire that engulfed the Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh. A senior government official in Cox’s Bazar said the firefighters managed to contain ....

  • Up to 20,000 extremists enter EU annually -- Russia

    Date: 2019-04-24 17:13:08 GMT - Russia - World - SN:58 - ID:7915188

    MOSCOW, April 24 (MENA) - Up to 20,000 extremists enter the European Union (EU) under the guise of refugees every year, Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) spokesman Maj. Gen. Sergey Kovalyov said at the Moscow Conference on ....

  • US builds nuclear shield to deliver surprise nuclear strike on Russia — Russian general

    Date: 2019-04-24 15:56:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:56 - ID:7915072

    MOSCOW, April 24 (MENA) - The US is deploying missile defense systems near Russia’s borders with the goal of obtaining the potential to deliver a surprise nuclear strike on Russia, TASS quoted First Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff’s Main ....

  • Death toll from Sri Lanka bombing attacks rises to 359: Police

    Date: 2019-04-24 05:41:04 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:6 - ID:7913875

    COLOMBO, April 24 (MENA) - The death toll from the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose to 359, Channel News Asia reported Wednesday. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera released the toll but did not give a ....

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