Sri Lanka BOMBING: Shocking video footage shows moment blast RIPS through church

At least 138 have been killed and more than 400 injured following a series of attacks targeting churches and hotels around Sri Lanka’s capital and in the city of Negombo, according to local police. Video footage from Twitter of St. Anthony’s church in Kochikade in Columbo shows an explosion rip through the church. The blasts were reported in Colombo and […]

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U.S. urges Sudan's military to step aside, make way for civilian-led transition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Thursday called on Sudan’s military to step aside and make way for a peaceful civilian-led transition, as protesters in Khartoum kept up demands for the country’s transitional military council to hand over power to civilians. “The will of the Sudanese people is clear: it is time to move toward a transitional government […]

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ISIS RETURNS: Lone wolves urged to attack during Easter weekend

A blood-chilling footage was shared on a propaganda group on the messaging app Telegram to urge radicalised ISIS followers and lone wolves to launch attacks against the west during the upcoming Easter festivities. The video, lasting a little more than a minute, includes images of the attack taking place in Barcelona in the summer of 2017 mixed with images of […]

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Netanyahu passes threshold for nomination as Israel's premier

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s president said on Tuesday a majority of parliament members had advised him to have Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu form a government after the April 9 election, effectively ensuring his nomination. In office for the past decade, Netanyahu won a fifth term despite an announcement by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s in February that he intends to charge […]

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U.S. to use all economic, political tools to hold Maduro accountable: Pompeo

BOGOTA (Reuters) – The United States will continue to use all economic and political tools at its disposal to hold Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accountable for a worsening crisis in his country, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. Pompeo made the comments in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, the final stop of a three-day trip to […]

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Hungary elections: Another populist test for Europe?

Amid rising populism and anti-migrant sentiment, Hungarians will head to the ballot box on Sunday. With Hungarians slated to head to the polls on Sunday, the country’s parliamentary elections have been billed as another test for Europe in the face of rising anti-migrant populism. Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who heads the increasingly far-right Fidesz party, has spearheaded his campaign for […]

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China files complaint against US over trade dispute

China has filed a trade complaint with the World Trade Organization against the US. At issue is US President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States would impose new tariffs on imported steel and aluminium. Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that his government would “significantly lower” tariffs on vehicle imports this year as part of efforts to further […]

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Somalia warns Dubai Ports World against violating its sovereignty

State-owned port operator should rethink its deal with breakaway region and work with the government, says Somali FM. Somalia’s foreign minister said Dubai state-owned port operator DP World should reconsider its contract with the breakaway region of Somaliland and work with federal authorities so the East African country’s sovereignty is not violated. “We are asking DP World to reconsider these […]

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South African township squalid and neglected despite 25 years of black rule

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Johanna Ditsela lives within sight of the gleaming skyscrapers of South Africa’s main financial district, but has existed in squalor for 30 years. Unemployed and in her 50s, she picks her way along a stream full of sewage, dead rats and empty beer bottles to reach the cramped concrete and corrugated iron shack that she shares with […]

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