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  • Sources: Two Muslim brothers were Sri Lanka hotel suicide bombers

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    Sources: Two Muslim brothers were Sri Lanka hotel suicide bombers

    COLOMBO, April 23 — Muslim brothers carried out two of the hotel suicide blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, part of a wave of bombings that killed more than 320 people,...

  • Iran lawmakers authorise firm action against US 'terrorist' acts

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    Iran lawmakers authorise firm action against US 'terrorist' acts

    DUBAI, April 23 — Iran’s parliament passed a bill today requiring the government take firm steps to respond to “terrorist actions” by US forces, state TV reported,...

  • Former French PM Fillon to face trial over fake jobs

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    Former French PM Fillon to face trial over fake jobs

  • Anti-Brexit party launch as MPs return from break

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    Anti-Brexit party launch as MPs return from break

  • China shows off new destroyer as Xi views naval parade

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    China shows off new destroyer as Xi views naval parade

  • Singapore’s finance minister Heng named deputy PM

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    Singapore’s finance minister Heng named deputy PM

  • Minister: Sri Lanka bomb attacks were revenge for N. Zealand mosque killings

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    Minister: Sri Lanka bomb attacks were revenge for N. Zealand mosque killings

  • Modi casts vote on India’s ‘Super Tuesday’

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    Modi casts vote on India’s ‘Super Tuesday’

  • New IRA apologises for journalist’s killing, police arrest woman

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    New IRA apologises for journalist’s killing, police arrest woman

  • Sri Lanka detains Syrian in investigation of blasts; toll rises to 321

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    Sri Lanka detains Syrian in investigation of blasts; toll rises to 321

  • Hundreds evacuated after gas leak at Australia’s Sydney Opera House

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    Hundreds evacuated after gas leak at Australia’s Sydney Opera House

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  • Sri Lanka minister: PM not alerted to attack because of feud

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    Sri Lanka minister: PM not alerted to attack because of feud

  • Trump sues to block subpoena for financial information

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    Trump sues to block subpoena for financial information

  • China says wants ‘tranquility’ ahead of new warships reveal

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    China says wants ‘tranquility’ ahead of new warships reveal

  • Arrests at London climate-change protests top 1,000

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    Arrests at London climate-change protests top 1,000

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    More than 50 believed killed in collapse at Myanmar jade mine

    NAYPYITAW, April 23 — More than 50 people were feared to have been killed in Myanmar when jade miners and machinery were buried under a mound of tailings late yesterday, a...

  • New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

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    New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

    PORAC (Philippines), April 23 — Philippine rescuers were scrambling today to reach some two dozen people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier...

  • ‘Saddest day’ as Sri Lanka mourns blast victims

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    ‘Saddest day’ as Sri Lanka mourns blast victims

    NEGOMBO, April 23 — Devastated relatives collapsed into the arms of bystanders at memorial services today, as Sri Lankans mourned the worst violence since the end of a civil war...

  • Japan victim of S. Lanka bomb a ‘bridge’ between communities

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    Japan victim of S. Lanka bomb a ‘bridge’ between communities

    TOKYO, April 23 — The only Japanese victim of the Sri Lankan suicide bombings was a married mother of two young children who had lived in Colombo for four years and taught...

  • Stubbed out: Japan university stops hiring smoking professors

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    Stubbed out: Japan university stops hiring smoking professors

    TOKYO, April 23 — A Japanese university has stopped hiring professors and teachers who light up, officials said today, as the nation steps up an anti-smoking campaign ahead of...

  • Ruling party, longtime leader back loyalist for Kazakh presidency

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    Ruling party, longtime leader back loyalist for Kazakh presidency

    NUR-SULTAN, April 23 — Kazakhstan’s ruling party nominated a loyalist to the country’s long-time leader as its presidential candidate today, setting the stage for a smooth...

  • Vietnamese ex-president who ousted Khmer Rouge dies aged 99

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    Vietnamese ex-president who ousted Khmer Rouge dies aged 99

    HANOI, April 23 — General Le Duc Anh, a Communist party hardliner and former Vietnamese president who led the invasion of Cambodia which led to the fall of the Khmer Rouge...

  • Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg dies at 98

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    Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg dies at 98

    BRUSSELS, April 23 — Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Jean, who oversaw the transformation of the Grand Duchy into an international financial centre before abdicating and handing over...

  • New IRA admits responsibility for killing N. Ireland journalist, say media

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    New IRA admits responsibility for killing N. Ireland journalist, say media

    LONDON, April 23 — Dissident republican group the New IRA today admitted responsibility for killing Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee during rioting in Londonderry last week,...

  • Sri Lanka wakes to emergency law after Easter bombing attacks

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    Sri Lanka wakes to emergency law after Easter bombing attacks

    COLOMBO, April 23 — Sri Lankans woke to emergency law today as authorities searched for those behind suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 290 people at...

  • Myanmar’s top court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

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    Myanmar’s top court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

    NAYPYITAW, April 23 — Myanmar’s top court today rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a...

  • Singapore Peeping Tom’s conditional warning based on ‘high likelihood of rehabilitation’

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    Singapore Peeping Tom’s conditional warning based on ‘high likelihood of rehabilitation’

    SINGAPORE, April 23 — National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate Nicholas Lim, who filmed a female student while she was taking a shower last year, was given a...

  • Chinese people love peace, Xi says as kicks off major naval parade

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    Chinese people love peace, Xi says as kicks off major naval parade

    QINGDAO, April 23 — The Chinese people love peace and countries should not threaten each other with the use of force, President Xi Jinping said today as he kicked off a...

  • Voting begins in third phase of India’s mammoth general election

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    Voting begins in third phase of India’s mammoth general election

    NEW DELHI, April 23 — Voting began in the third and largest phase of India’s staggered general election today, including in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of...

  • Frantic hunt for survivors after powerful Philippine quake

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    Frantic hunt for survivors after powerful Philippine quake

    PORAC (Philippines), April 23 — Philippine rescuers were scrambling today to reach dozens of people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a...

  • Death toll from Colombia landslide rises to 28

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    Death toll from Colombia landslide rises to 28

    BOGOTA, April 23 — The death toll from a weekend landslide in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca has risen to 28 people, the country’s disaster relief agency said...

  • Census question at heart of crucial US top court battle

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    Census question at heart of crucial US top court battle

    WASHINGTON, April 23 — The subject seems technical but the stakes are enormous today when the Trump administration and its opponents cross swords at the US Supreme Court over a...

  • US Democrats to continue probes of Trump amid no consensus on impeachment

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    US Democrats to continue probes of Trump amid no consensus on impeachment

    WASHINGTON, April 23 — US House Democrats are divided over whether to proceed directly to impeach President Donald Trump after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe,...

  • Trump: Congress ‘can’t impeach’ him

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    Trump: Congress ‘can’t impeach’ him

    WASHINGTON, April 23 — US President Donald Trump said yesterday that Congress “can’t impeach” him over the findings of the Mueller report into Russian election meddling...