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IS claims Sri Lanka suicide attacks

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IS claims Sri Lanka suicide attacks

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for Sunday's devastating series of suicide attacks in Sri Lanka which killed at least 321 people, according to the extremist group's propaganda agency.

Date of publication: 23 April, 2019

'Wasteman' Trump to make UK state visit in June

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'Wasteman' Trump to make UK state visit in June

US President Donald Trump is due to visit the UK in June, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

At least 45 children killed in Sri Lanka attacks

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At least 45 children killed in Sri Lanka attacks

The UN said at least 45 children were killed in the devastating Sri Lanka attack, reports confirmed on Tuesday, as the total death toll rose to ...

'Wealthy family terror cell' masterminded Sri Lanka attacks

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'Wealthy family terror cell' masterminded Sri Lanka attacks

The sons of a wealthy Colombo spice trader were among suicide bombers who hit ...

Syrian regime apologises for controversial broadcast - of cartoon

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Syrian regime apologises for controversial broadcast - of cartoon

A Syrian regime-operated television channel has apologised for broadcasting an 'offensive scene' - but the scene wasn't one of destruction or civilian deaths.

Activists condemn proposed change to Canada's asylum law

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Activists condemn proposed change to Canada's asylum law

Refugee advocates and legal experts have sounded the alarm about a proposed change to Canada's asylum system.

UK clubs will participate in Amnesty's 'Football Welcomes'

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UK clubs will participate in Amnesty's 'Football Welcomes'

Using the loved game of football as a tool for social change, Amnesty International's 'Football Welcome' weekend celebrates the contribution of refugees to the game.

Myanmar's Supreme Court rejects appeal of award-winning Reuters reporters

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Myanmar's Supreme Court rejects appeal of award-winning Reuters reporters

Myanmar's Supreme Court rejected the latest appeal Tuesday by two Reuters journalists who were jailed for seven years for their coverage of the ...

Sri Lanka attacks 'retaliation for Christchurch': official

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Sri Lanka attacks 'retaliation for Christchurch': official

Sri Lanka's state minister of defence said an initial probe showed the deadly Easter Sunday attacks were a response to the Christchurch mosque ...

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Yemen central bank will supply banks with foreign currency

Yemen's central bank is split in two, reflecting the war which pits the Saudi-backed government against Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

Syrian regime bombardment of Idlib province kills civilians

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Syrian regime bombardment of Idlib province kills civilians

More civilians have died in Syrian regime and Russian bombardments of opposition Idlib province.

India finds alternative suppliers to compensate Iran oil losses

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India finds alternative suppliers to compensate Iran oil losses

India will receive supplementary supplies from other major oil producing countries to recompense the loss of Iranian oil.

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Israel army to probe shooting of fleeing Palestinian teen

Israel's military said Monday it would investigate the shooting by troops in the occupied West Bank of a fleeing 16-year-old Palestinian detainee.

Netanyahu's son's Israeli occupation excuse? 'No P in Arabic'

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Netanyahu's son's Israeli occupation excuse? 'No P in Arabic'

Yair Netanyahu, son of the re-elected Israeli premier, also accused ...

Egypt to announce referendum results by 27 April

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Egypt to announce referendum results by 27 April

Egypt’s National Elections Authority (NEA) spokesman Judge Mahmoud Al-Sharif said that the final results of the referendum will be announced by 27 April.

Colombo detains Syrian in Easter Sunday blasts investigation

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Colombo detains Syrian in Easter Sunday blasts investigation

Government and military sources said a Syrian man was being investigated for the devastating Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, as the toll continued to rise.

Trump to Congress: 'You can't impeach me'

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Trump to Congress: 'You can't impeach me'

Trump urged to Congress that he cannot be impeached as the Muller report investigating his allowing of Russian involvement in the 2016 elections continues.

Woman pleads guilty to planning attacks for Islamic State

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Woman pleads guilty to planning attacks for Islamic State

The mother of seven used hacked social media accounts to discuss possible attack with members of IS.

Hundreds of displaced Syrians leave besieged Rukban camp

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Hundreds of displaced Syrians leave besieged Rukban camp

Around 50,000 civilians live in the remote camp, most of them internally displaced people (IDPs) from Homs, Deir az-Zour, and Deraa - 80 percent ...

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Iran threatens to shut Strait Hormuz following US sanctions

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has once again threatened to close a vital shipment channel after an announcement by the US that it will not renew oil sanctions exemptions.

UN envoy for Libya in Tunis for talks

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UN envoy for Libya in Tunis for talks

The UN envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame, met on Monday with Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemales Jhinaoui to discuss the crisis in the neighbouring North African state, a UN spokesman said.

Trump's Yemen veto was 'pockets over people'

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Trump's Yemen veto was 'pockets over people'

Congress, not the president, must vote and sign off on US participation in armed conflicts around the world.

Imogen Lambert

Gaza paying tragic price for Great Return marches

As Gaza's Great return marches continue, Palestinians despair over casualty numbers, with some warning against encouraging further protests.

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