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New IRA claims responsibility for North Ireland Journalist Lyra McKee's death

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:58
A dissident Republican group called the New IRA has admitted responsibility for the killing of Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee during rioting last week and apologized to her family, according to The Irish News, which published the statement from the group on Monday.

Confusion and blame in Sri Lanka after bloody Easter Sunday attacks

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:58
More than 300 people have been reported dead in the attacks, with hundreds more injured. As the death toll threatens to rise even further, Sri Lankan officials have veered from promising to pull the nation together, to tearing each other down.

Live updates: Sri Lanka mourns as investigation into deadly blasts continues

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 09:52
It's a national day of mourning in Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday hotel and church bombings that killed at least 290 people. Follow here for the latest.

Could the Sri Lanka bombings have been stopped?

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 01:47
When a series of suicide bombs tore apart churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, most of the country -- and the rest of the world -- was taken completely by surprise. But in the capital, Colombo, it was not a shock to everyone.

Easter bombings leave Sri Lankan Christians in shock

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 00:46
During Sri Lanka's decadeslong civil war, St. Sebastian's Church in Katuwapitiya had armed guards. But in recent years, there have been only security cameras, the threat of violence replaced by one of burglary.

Philippines rocked by deadly 6.1-magnitude earthquake

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 23:46
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Bodega on the Philippine island of Luzon on Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Sri Lanka only too familiar with deadly violence

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 22:44
When the luxury Shangri-La hotel opened in Colombo in late 2017, it pointed to the relative calm that had emerged in the aftermath of Sri Lanka's decadeslong civil war.

What we know so far about the Sri Lanka attack victims

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 20:40
While the overwhelming majority of those killed in Sunday's bomb attacks were Sri Lankans, there were also victims from across the world, from the United States to China, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Turkey.

Sri Lanka bombings death toll rises to 290

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:36
Eight coordinated explosions that tore through churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday have killed at least 290 people and injured another 500, in what officials have called a "brand-new type of terrorism."

A tragic Holy Week culminates in an Easter Sunday horror

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:03
It has been a testing week for Christians everywhere.

How the Sri Lanka attacks unfolded

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 00:29
A wave of attacks in Sri Lanka left at least 207 people dead and hundreds more injured on Easter Sunday after a series of explosions tore through churches and hotels on what should have been a day of rest and worship.

A series of bomb blasts struck luxury

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 19:25
A series of bomb blasts struck luxury hotels and churches across Sri Lanka early Sunday. At least 140 people were killed and 560 injured in the coordinated terror attacks, which have put the entire country on lockdown.

Explosions rock at least three churches and two hotels in Sri Lanka, police say

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 13:22
At least 25 people were killed and more than 150 people were injured when explosions rocked at least three churches and two hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday morning as Christians celebrated Easter, authorities said.

The pig farmer who became an internet sensation in China

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 11:22
Wu Nengji documents his daily life on a farm in self-deprecating videos published on Kuaishou. This streaming platform has become an outlet for China's rural and down-and-out youth. Many have millions of followers.

After 600 years, Japan recognizes its indigenous Ainu

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 07:19
Growing up in Japan, musician Oki Kano never knew he was part of a "vanishing people."

Xi Jinping is determined to end all poverty in China by 2020. Can he do it?

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 08:54
In the small village of Gaibao, locals are filming short videos of their unspoiled and idyllic countryside on the Kwai streaming app.

Every year a Filipino man marks Good Friday with an actual crucifixion. He just did it for the 33rd time

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 22:50
It's part of a tradition in the fervently Catholic nation, where the devoted also drag heavy crosses or crawl on bloodied hands and knees through the streets.

How bitcoin could change the art world

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 21:48
British artist David Hockney smashed records last year when his "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" sold at auction in New York for $90 million.

US bitcoin trader could face death penalty over Thai 'seastead'

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 19:49
An American bitcoin trader and his girlfriend could face the death penalty after they were accused of threatening Thailand's sovereignty by building and living in a "sea home" off the coast of Phuket.