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Sri Lanka Catholic church 'forgives' 2019 Easter suicide bombers

Colombo - Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic Church said Sunday it had forgiven the suicide bombers behind the attacks that killed at least 279 people last Easter.

Germany's extreme right under pressure after attacks

Berlin - The extreme political right in Germany is on the defensive and stands accused of inciting last week's racist attacks in Hanau and others with its anti-migrant diatribes. Some have even asked that the hard right be subjected to police surveillance.

Paris synagogue bombing suspect sues Canada over extradition

Ottawa - A Lebanese-Canadian academic once accused of a Paris bombing in 1980 on Monday sued the Canadian government for having extradited him to France to face a failed prosecution.

Al-Shabaab militants claim huge Mogadishu bomb attack

Mugadishu - Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for Saturday's massive car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed 81 people, including two Turkish citizens.

Al-Shabaab militants claim huge Mogadishu bomb attack

Mugadishu - Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for Saturday's massive car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed 81 people, including two Turkish citizens.

Death toll in Somalia bombing climbs to 81: govt

Mugadishu - The death toll from a massive car bomb in the Somali capital has risen to 81, a government spokesman said Monday, as rescue workers pursued their search for the missing.

Turkish military plane evacuates Somalia bomb victims

Mugadishu - A Turkish military plane on Sunday evacuated 16 gravely wounded victims of a devastating bombing that killed 79 people and overwhelmed local health services, in the latest attack on a city dogged by insecurity.

Massive car bomb kills at least 79 in Mogadishu

Mugadishu - A massive car bomb exploded in a busy area of Mogadishu on Saturday, leaving at least 79 people dead and scores injured in Somalia's deadliest attack in two years.

Thousands sign Hiroshima petition to save A-bomb buildings

Apo - Thousands of people have signed an online petition against the planned demolition of two early 20th-century buildings that remained intact after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima devastated the Japanese city.

Trend in gang crime bombings rock Sweden

Stockholm - Sweden, often held up as a safe and peaceful utopia, has experienced an unprecedented wave of bombings this year as criminal gangs increasingly use explosives to settle scores.

Sri Lanka parliament blames president for Easter attack lapses

Colombo - A Sri Lankan parliamentary report accused President Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday of "actively undermining" national security and of failing to prevent the Easter Sunday bombings earlier this year that killed 269 people.

Mogadishu mayor wounded in blast at his office: official

Mugadishu - Mogadishu's mayor and other top government officials were wounded in an explosion at his offices in the Somali capital, his deputy told state radio Wednesday."The mayor was wounded in the blast and he is currently being treated.

Saudi Arabia extradites Sri Lankans linked to Easter attacks

Colombo - Five Sri Lankans wanted in connection with the Easter bombings that killed 258 people were arrested in Saudi Arabia and extradited Friday, police and Interpol said.

Sri Lanka DNA tests confirm Easter attacks ringleader was hotel bomber

Colombo - Sri Lanka's police Tuesday said DNA tests confirmed that the ringleader of the Easter attacks, Zahran Hashim, was one of the suicide bombers who blew himself up at the Shangri-La hotel.

Egypt condemns man to death for Cairo church attack

Apo - An Egyptian man was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging for a deadly attack on a Cairo church in 2017 claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, a judicial source said.

Sri Lanka Catholics say lonely prayers as churches close for second week

Negombo - Father Suranga Warnakulasuriya said prayers alone in his church Sunday, as Catholic services were suspended across Sri Lanka for the second straight week since the Easter suicide attacks.

What we know about the Sri Lanka bombers

Colombo - Sri Lanka's horrific Easter attacks that killed 253 people were orchestrated by a firebrand cleric who sought out young men from wealthy families and radicalised them into suicide bombers, according to initial evidence gathered by investigators.

Sri Lanka says radical leader killed in suicide hotel attack

Colombo - An extremist leader at the heart of Sri Lanka's Easter suicide bombings died in the attacks, the country's president said Friday as security forces guarded mosques for weekly prayers amid fears of reprisal strikes.

Sri Lanka troops join hunt for bomb attack suspects

Colombo - Sri Lanka deployed thousands of additional troops countrywide overnight to help police hunt for suspects in the Easter Sunday suicide blasts that killed nearly 360 people, a spokesman said Thursday.

Sri Lanka detains new suspects amid frantic hunt for bombers

Colombo - A Sri Lankan security dragnet hunting those responsible for horrifying bombings that claimed more than 350 lives has scooped up a further 18 suspects, police said Wednesday, as pressure mounted on politicians to explain why no one acted on intelligence...

'Saddest day' as Sri Lanka mourns blast victims

Negombo - Devastated relatives collapsed into the arms of bystanders at memorial services Tuesday, as Sri Lanka began burying victims of deadly weekend suicide blasts that claimed over 320 lives.

Previous deadly attacks at Easter

Paris - After a series of explosions ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing more than 150 people, here are some previous cases of deadly violence at Easter:- Egypt, 2017, 45 dead -On April 9, 2017 two churches are bombed on P...

Easter blasts at Sri Lanka hotels and churches kill at least 207

Colombo - A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing at least 207 people, including dozens of foreigners.

Hundreds hurt as blasts hit Sri Lanka churches, hotels

Colombo - A string of blasts hit high-end hotels and churches in Sri Lanka on Sunday, injuring hundreds of people as worshippers attended Easter services.

French court jails brother of jihadist killer for 30 years

Paris - A Paris appeal court on Thursday handed a 30-year jail term to Abdelkader Merah, brother of a French jihadist who shot dead seven people, finding him guilty of being an accomplice in the 2012 murders.

France jails 'jihadist' woman accused over foiled terror attack

Paris - One of three women allegedly involved in a foiled plot in 2016 to blow up a car packed with gas canisters near the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was on Friday sentenced to eight years in prison by a French court for earlier offences.

Blast in rebel-held Yemen capital killed 14 schoolchildren: UN

Sanaa - An explosion near two schools in the rebel-held Yemeni capital killed 14 children and wounded 16, the UN said Tuesday, but the cause of the weekend blast remains unclear.

20 years on, Serbian victims of NATO bombings feel forgotten

Surdulica - On the outskirts of the southern Serbian town of Surdulica a black cross looms above a grave covered in a tangle of weeds.

Iran Guards: Pakistani behind suicide attack on troops

Tehran - The suicide bomber who carried an attack that killed 27 members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards last week was a Pakistani national, the elite force said Tuesday.

Twin bombing kills 24 in Syria's Idlib: monitor

Beirut - A double bomb attack in Syria's jihadist-held city of Idlib on Monday killed 24 people, including four children, a war monitor said.
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A wounded baby receives treatment at al-Shifa hospital, in Gaza City, on July 18, 2014
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A Palestinian family leaves their house in Gaza City after it was damaged in an Israeli air strike on July 10, 2014
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Young relatives of four boys, all from the Bakr family, killed during Israeli shelling, cry during their funeral in Gaza City, on July 16, 2014
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Angry youth riot in Nairobi's Eastleigh neighborhood
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PEACEFUL: The finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon is seen 54 minutes before the first of two bombs planted by brothers Tamerlan and Dhzokhar Tsarnaev exploded, killing three and injuring more than 260. A policeman was killed a few days later during the hunt for suspects.
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WORSHIP: Minarets of several mosques are visible in this view of Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, taken in 2009.
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A photographer captures the chaos moments after a bomb explodes at the Boston Marathon
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A downtown photo of Jos, the Plateau State capital, north central Nigeria
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A Palestinian boy shows a flyer dropped over Gaza City by the Israeli army urging residents to evacuate their homes, on July 16, 2014, in Gaza City
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The ionosphere of Earth is the layer of ionized atmosphere above the stratosphere that extends into space. This layer is important for dynamics that can affect the atmosphere below as well as out in the magnetosphere.
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