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Source: The Guradian

Sri Lanka bombings – a timeline and visual guide

Today 06:04 GMT

However, the Easter Sunday bombings have been described by Sri Lankan officials as “a brand new type of terrorism”, while the death toll puts the attacks on a par with the deadliest atrocities since 9/11.

During its civil war (1983-2009), many terror attacks in Sri Lanka were attributed to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, or the Tamil Tigers). According to the Global Terrorism Database, among the deadliest were an attack on Buddhist worshippers in May 1985 (146 killed), an ambush of three buses in April 1987 (126 killed) and an attack on two mosques in August 1990 (112 killed).

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Britney Spears comments on rumors, death threats in Instagram post

Today 08:05 GMT

Britney Spears responded to rumors she’s being held against her will at a wellness center and said her family is receiving death threats in a video posted to Instagram Tuesday evening.

BRITNEY SPEARS' MOTHER LYNNE POSTS CRYPTIC MESSAGE, 'LIKES' COMMENTS THAT SAY 'GIVE' SINGER 'BACK HER FREEDOM'. Fans began the #FreeBritney based on unfounded rumors that the 37-year-old pop star was being held against her will at a mental health institution by her father, Jamie Spears.

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Source: BBC

Prince's unfinished memoir set for release

Today 06:04 GMT

Random House described The Beautiful Ones as "the deeply personal account of how Prince Rogers Nelson became the Prince we know: The real-time story of a kid absorbing the world around him and creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and the fame that would come to define him". The memoir, which is named after a track on the Purple Rain album, will include an introduction by New Yorker writer Dan Piepenbring - who Prince had chosen as his collaborator, describing him as "a good critic" who was "not a 'yes' man at all".

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Source: DW

Sri Lanka: More arrests as death toll grows

Today 08:05 GMT

Security forces in Sri Lanka used emergency powers to conduct overnight raids and detained 18 new suspects in connection with the deadly Easter Sunday bombings, officials said Wednesday.

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she has not yet seen any evidence of the link between the terror strikes in Christchurch and the ones in Sri Lanka. The government also said the group likely had "international support" from larger terror networks.

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American father mourns the death of 11-year-old son in Sri Lanka attack

Today 08:05 GMT

One moment Alex Arrow was texting with his 11-year-old son Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa who was headed to breakfast at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday morning; the next his phone was ringing incessantly with the unfathomable news that his only child was gone.

Kieran was one of an estimated 45 children killed in a string of coordinated terrorist attacks that ripped through Sri Lanka on Sunday, and one of four U.S. citizens who lost their lives after seven suicide bombers detonated at five-star hotels and churches commemorating Easter morning.

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Source: Global News

Man charged in death of Nova Scotia man in Mexico

Today 08:05 GMT

A man has been charged with homicide in relation to the death of Bruce Allen, who was found dead in his apartment in Progreso, Mexico on Friday.

The Yucutan Peninsula is statistically one of the safest areas in Mexico, but Steele says there are still crimes of opportunity. A Facebook post on Saturday from someone claiming to be Allen’s lawyer said Allen and his partner were “victims of a thwarted robbery, of a man who decided to take the life of another.”

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Source: DW

Sri Lanka mourns bombing victims as death toll tops 300

Today 06:04 GMT

Authorities in Sri Lanka had received warnings about an upcoming attack weeks before the coordinated bombings killed hundreds on Easter, officials said.

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Security forces arrested 40 people over a series of terror strikes in Sri Lanka, including the driver of a van allegedly used by suicide bombers, officials said on Tuesday.

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Source: The Guradian

Brunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU

Monday 15:25 GMT

Brunei has written to the European parliament defending its decision to start imposing death by stoning as a punishment for gay sex, claiming convictions will be rare as it requires two men of “high moral standing piety” to be witnesses. In a four-page letter to MEPs, the kingdom’s mission to the EU called for “tolerance, respect and understanding” with regard to the country’s desire to preserve its traditional values and “family lineage”.

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Source: Global News

Miramichi, N.B. community in mourning after death of four teens in crash

Tuesday 20:00 GMT

Police say Logan Matchett, 17, of Strathadam, N.B.; Avery Astle, 16, of Strathadam N.B.; Cassie Lloyd, 17, of Escuminac, N.B.; and Emma Connick, 18, of Barnaby, N.B., were transported to the Miramichi Regional Hospital but died due to their injuries.

A New Brunswick town is in mourning after four teenagers from the area were killed in a single-vehicle crash over the long weekend. Police in Miramichi, N.B., say the teens died on Saturday when their vehicle veered off of Nelson Road, south of Route 118, at approximately 10:30 p.m. Atlantic time.

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Source: Fox News

2017 Delphi murders of 2 teenage girls moving in 'new direction,' Indiana State Police say

Monday 05:08 GMT

The unsolved 2017 murders of two teenage girls in Indiana that drew nationwide attention is set to move in a "new direction," according to officials.

POLICE WON'T SAY IF 1988 INDIANA COLD CASE SUSPECT LINKED TO 2017 DELPHI MURDERS OF TWO TEENAGE GIRLS. The teens were reported missing on Feb. 13, 2017, after were dropped off at the Delphi Historic Trails in the early afternoon and were not heard from in hours.

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Source: The Guradian

We need to talk about death: I was not prepared for how lonely grief would be

Tuesday 12:41 GMT

At the time it made me feel like I was responsible for not being able to snap back to my old self, for not being able to simply smile at the good memories.

Three notes of music, a particular song, an administrative issue, practically anything would make me scared or angry or frustrated.

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Source: DW

Sri Lanka bombings: Death toll rises to 290

Tuesday 04:14 GMT

The number of people killed in Sunday's bomb attacks across Sri Lanka has risen to 290 and the number of wounded to more than 500, police said Monday.

The attacks, which targeted Christian churches and hotels popular with foreigners, amounted to the deadliest violence to hit Sri Lanka since a civil war ended 10 years ago. No one has yet claimed responsibility, but police said they had arrested 13 Sri Lankan citizens in connection with the blasts.

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Source: Common Domain

More Americans under the age of 40 are having heart attacks

Monday 09:53 GMT

Heart-attack rates are rising for adults under age 40, researchers found after comparing data of heart attack survivors ages 41 to 50 with those survivors who were 40 and younger.

Over 600,000 people die annually from heart disease, which encompasses heart attacks plus several other types of conditions. About 735,000 Americans suffer heart attacks every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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