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A week after the Easter Sunday attacks, Sri Lanka is no closer to understanding or healing

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 09:23
After any terrorist outrage, the first question that is always asked is, could the carnage have been prevented? In Sri Lanka, still reeling from a devastating series of bombings on Easter Sunday that left more than 250 people dead and at least 500 wounded, the answer is surely a resounding yes.

Centuries ago, women ruled Japan. What changed?

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 09:23
The long-term survival of the world's oldest monarchy will depend on a schoolboy when Japan's current emperor abdicates next week, reviving calls for an end to laws that bar women from the throne.

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Sat, 04/27/2019 - 14:10

15 people killed in police raid on home of suspected terrorists in Sri Lanka

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 12:07
At least 15 people are dead and two or more suspected terrorists on the run after a shootout between police and alleged militants in eastern Sri Lanka late Friday.

China's recycling ban has sent America's plastic to Malaysia. Now they don't want it

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 08:07
Dozens of laborers and factory operators sit hand-cuffed in rows on the pavement at an industrial park in Malaysia.

Kim Jong Un Fast Facts

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 02:01
Read CNN's Kim Jong Un Fast Facts and learn more about the leader of North Korea.

North Korea Fast Facts

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 02:01
Read CNN's North Korea Fast Facts to learn about the history, population and geography of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Sri Lanka bombers' mentor is dead, but his memory still stokes fear

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 00:01
Zahran Hashim preached hate and violence for years. On Easter Sunday, he put his words into action.

Explosions during Sri Lanka raid

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 23:00
Sri Lankan security forces exchanged gun fire and found explosives, ISIS flags and uniforms while conducting raids Friday. Three explosions also took place during the raid, police said. Follow here for the latest.

ISIS flags and explosives found in Sri Lanka raids

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 23:00
Sri Lankan security forces were involved in a shootout and seized bomb-making equipment during raids in the eastern part of the country Friday, as they searched for suspects linked to the Easter Sunday bombings.

Women account for 13 of Japan's 18

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 18:56
Women account for 13 of Japan's 18-member imperial family. Here's a look at the imperial women, who are barred from inheriting the throne and must relinquish their royal status if they marry commoners.

Prince William visits Christchurch massacre mosque

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 17:54
Britain's Prince William has visited a mosque in New Zealand where 42 people were killed in March, saying "the forces of love will always prevail over the forces of hate."

China's billion-dollar Belt and Road party: Who's in and who's out

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 16:53
Leaders from across the world have arrived in Beijing for the second Belt and Road Forum, drawn by the possibility of billions of dollars in Chinese funding for infrastructure projects.

The case against cats: Why Australia has declared war on feral felines

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 16:53
They're cute, they're fluffy, and they're public enemy number one in Australia.

Kim Jong Un accuses US of acting in 'bad faith'

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 13:47
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that he believes the United States acted in "bad faith" at the Hanoi summit, North Korean state media reported.

Sri Lanka wary of new attacks as Friday prayers begin

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 10:45
The prime minister told CNN on Thursday that security forces were still in the process of picking up terrorist "sleepers."

Death toll in Sri Lanka Easter attacks lowered by more than 100

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 01:36
The Sri Lankan Health Ministry on Thursday revised the death toll of Easter Sunday's deadly terror attacks, lowering the number of those killed to 253.

South Korean politician locked in office for 6 hours by rival lawmakers

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 23:34
Chae Yi-bai was locked in his office in an effort to prevent him attending a meeting ahead of a major vote on expanding proportional representation.

Why the Vladivostok summit is a coup for Vladimir Putin

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 21:31
Russian President Vladimir Putin can be forgiven for appearing slightly weary at the banquet he hosted Thursday for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: The venue in the far eastern city of Vladivostok is seven time zones ahead of Moscow.

Prince William shares Maori greeting with Jacinda Ardern on New Zealand visit

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 16:29
The Duke of Cambridge was greeted by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with a Maori nose press, or hongi, as he was welcomed in Auckland Thursday.