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Tree that began 'weeping' on Good Friday draws hundreds of worshipers over Easter weekend

Tuesday 22:45 GMT

Hundreds of people paused to pray underneath a gum tree after it began leaking water on Good Friday — a mysterious occurrence many claimed to be divine intervention.

Local officials said they'd continue to monitor the tree to ensure it's stable and there are no other piping issues.

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Source: The Guradian

Sri Lanka attacker studied in UK, says minister, amid warning more bombers on loose

Today 08:05 GMT

One of the Sri Lanka bombers studied in the UK and Australia before carrying out the bombings, which may have been funded and inspired by Isis, the defence minister has said.

Eighteen suspects were arrested overnight, bringing the total number detained to 58, said police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara, but Sri Lanka’s prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, warned that several suspects armed with explosives were still loose.

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Wreck of Australian WWII ship discovered 77 years after it was torpedoed by a Japanese sub

Today 03:20 GMT

The wreck of an Australian freighter has been discovered 77 years after it was sunk by a Japanese submarine during World War II.

WRECK OF US WWII B-24 BOMBER DISCOVERED 74 YEARS AFTER IT PLUNGED INTO THE SEA OFF BERMUDA. “The Iron Crown is historically significant as one of only four World War II shipwrecks in Victorian waters and is the only ship to have been torpedoed by a submarine in Victorian waters,” said Peter Harvey, a maritime archaeologist with Heritage Victoria, in a statement. “Locating the wreck after 77 years of not knowing its final resting place will bring closure for relatives and family of those that were lost at sea, as well as for Australia’s maritime community.”

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Snake devours huge frogmouth outside woman's window, disturbing video shows

Monday 22:44 GMT

As she looked out of a window behind her, she was shocked to discover a large snake coiled around a tawny frogmouth — a stocky bird that resembles an owl.

It's one of the largest snakes in Australia and is a popular choice for a pet in the region, Northern Territory Government states online.

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Prince William wants Prince Harry, Meghan Markle 'as far away as possible': report

Sunday 21:48 GMT

A friend of William and Harry alleged, “In some ways it would suit William to get his brother out of the country for a few years and Meghan as far away as possible."

Prince William reportedly wants the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to go overseas and ensure that he and wife Kate Middleton stay in the spotlight. A new report claims that Prince William wants Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle "as far away as possible."

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Source: The Guradian

‘They’re not property’: the people who want their ancestors back from British museums

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

This week, the British secretary of state for culture, Jeremy Wright, ruled out any change in the law to allow national museums to return objects to their countries of origin.

“Thirty years ago, museums would probably be saying: ‘They’re in our collection, we own them and it’s really important that they’re here in this country for people to research and understand them.’” That view is echoed by Janet Dugdale, executive director at National Museums Liverpool, which includes the city’s World Museum, home to 40,000 objects of ethnographic significance including 10,000 from Africa and 6,000 from Oceania.

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Source: BBC

Ashton Turner in record fifth successive T20 duck - four of them first ball

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

Australian Ashton Turner became the first man in Twenty20 history to make five consecutive ducks as he fell first ball in the Indian Premier League.

His unbeaten one-day innings in March broke the run of T20 ducks, which began with a first-ball dismissal in the Big Bash League in February and was followed by a five-ball nought against India. The Royals, captained by Australian Steve Smith and featuring England all-rounder Ben Stokes and newcomer Jofra Archer, lost the match against Delhi Capitals by six wickets with four deliveries left.

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B.C. woman finally meets her Australian pen pal after nearly 60 years of friendship

Sunday 19:03 GMT

Nearly 60 years after first sending letters to each other across the Pacific Ocean, a B.C. woman has finally met her Australian pen pal in person.

The pair became fast friends after starting their correspondence when they were both 10 years old, sharing interests in music and hobbies throughout their adolescence and into adulthood. New Westminster woman shares letters from Terry Fox for the first time. “We were both mad Beatles fans,” Carpenter said with a laugh.

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IPL: Steve Smith leads Rajasthan Royals home in first game as captain

Sunday 20:53 GMT

Steve Smith made an unbeaten 59 in his first match since being appointed Rajashtan Royals captain after they sacked Ajinkya Rahane.

Australia batsman Smith, 29, was appointed Royals captain for last year's IPL but stood down following his year-long ban for ball tampering. He oversaw their pursuit of 162 to win by five wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Jaipur.

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