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Blasts at Sri Lanka hotels and churches kill 156

Blasts at Sri Lanka hotels and churches kill 156
Colombo - 

A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners.

UN condemns Taliban's spring offensive in Afghanistan

United Nations - 

The United Nations Security Council condemned Afghanistan's Taliban on Monday for announcing a spring offensive and called on all parties to instead seize the opportunity to begin talks.

Seals, caviar and oil: Caspian Sea faces pollution threat

Seals, caviar and oil: Caspian Sea faces pollution threat
Baku - 

Seals waddling along the waterfront were once a common sight in Baku Bay, the Caspian Sea home of Azerbaijan's capital.

International sorrow as fire ravages Notre-Dame in Paris

Paris - 

International leaders voiced their sorrow and solidarity with the French people as fire ravaged the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday.

UK's May warns deal with opposition only way to secure Brexit

UK's May warns deal with opposition only way to secure Brexit
London - 

Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday defended her decision to turn to Britain's main opposition to get her EU divorce deal approved, warning without cross-party consensus Brexit could "slip through our fingers".

Did India's Modi fulfil his economic promises?

Did India's Modi fulfil his economic promises?

Mumbai - 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power five years ago on a business-friendly manifesto that promised to shake up Asia's third-largest economy and boost employment.

Poor hit hardest by air pollution in Europe

Poor hit hardest by air pollution in Europe

Copenhagen - 

Coal, old cars, wood-burning stoves -- Europe's "serious problem" of air pollution affects its poorest inhabitants despite an overall improvement, European Environment Agency chief Hans Bruyninckx tells AFP in an interview.

Bangladesh arrests owners of blaze-hit Dhaka tower

Bangladesh arrests owners of blaze-hit Dhaka tower

Dhaka - 

Police in Bangladesh said Sunday they had arrested the owners of an office tower in Dhaka that caught fire earlier this week, killing 26 people and renewing the country's debate over lax safety standards.



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