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Sri Lanka deputy defense minister one of nine bombers was a woman

April 24, 2019 - 2:09am
One of the nine bombers that detonated explosives in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday was a woman, deputy defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene told reporters on Wednesday.
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Sri Lanka says 60 people arrested since Easter Sunday blasts

April 24, 2019 - 1:53am
More than 60 people have been arrested since the rash of Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed at least 359 people, the leader of the country's parliament said on Wednesday.
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More detentions as death toll in Sri Lanka attacks rises to 359

April 24, 2019 - 1:27am
Sri Lankan police said on Wednesday they had detained 18 more people for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, claimed by the Islamic State group, as the death toll climbed again to 359.
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Sri Lanka police carry out controlled explosion near Colombo cinema

April 24, 2019 - 1:26am
Sri Lankan police said on Wednesday they carried out a controlled explosion of a suspicious motorscooter parked near the popular Savoy cinema in the capital Colombo.
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North Korea's Kim enters Russia for summit with Putin

April 24, 2019 - 1:26am
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the border into Russia on Wednesday by train, Russian media reported, for his first trip there aimed at galvanizing support from President Vladimir Putin while nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo.
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Four Hong Kong 'Occupy' leaders jailed for 2014 democracy protests

April 24, 2019 - 1:20am
A Hong Kong court jailed four leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy "Occupy" movement on Wednesday amid heightened concerns over the decline of freedoms in the China-ruled city nearly five years after activists took to the streets in mass protests.
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Fear consumes Sri Lankan blast survivor after scenes from hell

April 24, 2019 - 1:02am
Ab Nirmala had just recounted how a day earlier she had found her daughter alive amid the body parts and bloody corpses strewn across the nave of St Anthony's Church, when a car exploded outside her home, plunging the 54-year-old woman deeper into the trauma consuming all of Sri Lanka.
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Asian shares fall despite strong Wall Street; dollar near 22-month high

April 24, 2019 - 12:29am
Equity markets in Asia faltered on Wednesday, amid losses in South Korea and worries that China has put any further stimulus on hold as the economy shows signs of regaining its footing.
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Explainer: What was Hong Kong's 'Occupy' movement all about?

April 24, 2019 - 12:16am
Occupy Central is the name given to the protests that paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for 79 days in late 2014.
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Hong Kong pro-democracy 'Occupy' activists jailed for role in mass protests

April 24, 2019 - 12:16am
A Hong Kong court on Wednesday jailed key leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy "Occupy" movement in a move that highlights political divisions nearly five years after protests rocked the China-ruled city.
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Death toll from Sri Lanka bombing attacks rises to 359: police

April 24, 2019 - 12:14am
The death toll from the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose to 359, police said on Wednesday without providing any further details.
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Asian shares up after Nasdaq, S&P 500 hit record highs

April 23, 2019 - 9:18pm
Equity markets in Asia rose on Wednesday morning after upbeat earnings helped the Nasdaq and S&P 500 indexes reach record closing highs on Wall Street overnight, while oil retreated from its near six-month highs.
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Exclusive: Sri Lanka was warned of threat hours before suicide attacks - sources

April 23, 2019 - 8:50pm
By Shihar Aneez, Ranga Sirilal, Joe Brock and Sanjeev Miglani
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New Zealand PM says no intelligence linking Sri Lanka attacks to Christchurch

April 23, 2019 - 8:47pm
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for deadly shootings on a mosques in Christchurch.
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Kremlin says North Korean leader Kim to meet Putin in Russia on Thursday

April 23, 2019 - 8:19pm
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear programme, a Kremlin official said.
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In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

April 23, 2019 - 8:09pm
It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On a recent morning, the Rohingya refugee leaned back on a plastic chair in the Bangladesh camp where he lives, and translated the latest warning, sent over the WhatsApp messaging app.
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IMF: Initial Sri Lanka market pressures seem contained, tourism action needed

April 23, 2019 - 7:11pm
The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday that initial financial market pressures on Sri Lanka appear contained following "horrific" Easter Sunday bomb attacks but decisive policy and security actions are needed to shore up the island's all-important tourism sector.
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Boeing sees FAA approving software fix in May, MAX ungrounding in July: sources

April 23, 2019 - 7:06pm
Boeing Co has told some 737 MAX owners it is targeting U.S. Federal Aviation Administration approval of its software fix as early as the third week of May and the ungrounding of the aircraft around mid-July, two sources told Reuters.
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Treasury's Mnuchin misses congressional deadline to hand over Trump tax returns

April 23, 2019 - 7:06pm
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin failed to meet a final congressional deadline on Tuesday for turning over President Donald Trump's tax returns to lawmakers, setting the stage for a possible court battle between Congress and the administration.
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New Zealand has no intelligence linking Sri Lanka attacks to Christchurch: PM

April 23, 2019 - 7:05pm
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for deadly shootings on a mosques in Christchurch.
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