Sri Lanka explosions: 50 killed as churches and hotels targeted

Media captionDeadly explosions strike across Sri Lanka At least 50 people are reported to have been killed and more than 200 injured in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. At least six explosions have been reported. Three churches in Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa were targeted during Easter services. The Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand […]

Ukraine election: Voters choose between comic and tycoon

Media captionPetro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelensky held a long-awaited head-to-head televised debate at Kiev’s Olympic stadium Ukrainians are heading to the polls in a run-off election to pick the country’s next president. Voters face a stark choice between tycoon Petro Poroshenko, the incumbent president, and television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, new to politics. The TV celebrity […]

South Korean arsonist kills neighbours fleeing fire – police

Image copyright Gyeongsangnam-do Fire Department/News1 Image caption The man set his own apartment on fire before stabbing his neighbours A South Korean man set his flat on fire and then stabbed building residents as they tried to flee, killing five people, police told local media. The youngest victim was a 12-year-old and 13 others were […]

Yemen war: Trump vetoes bill to end US support for Saudi-led coalition

Image copyright EPA Image caption Most of the civilian deaths in Yemen have been attributed to air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition US President Donald Trump has vetoed a bill passed by Congress to end support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Mr Trump described the resolution as an “unnecessary” and “dangerous” attempt to weaken […]

Notre-Dame cathedral: Macron pledges reconstruction after fire

Media captionPresident Macron has pledged the cathedral will be rebuilt French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame after a major fire partially destroyed the Paris landmark. Firefighters managed to save the 850-year-old Gothic building’s main stone structure, including its two towers, but the spire and roof collapsed. The fire […]

Pulitzers: Capital Gazette wins for coverage of newsroom massacre

Image copyright EPA A US local newspaper has won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a mass shooting in its own newsroom. But there was no celebration as the Capital Gazette in Maryland learned on Monday it had won the most prestigious prize in American journalism. Staff quietly hugged in memory of five colleagues slain […]

Julian Assange: Man ‘close’ to Wikileaks co-founder arrested in Ecuador

Image copyright AFP Image caption Interior Minister María Paula Romo said a person “close to Wikileaks” had been arrested A man with close ties to Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested while trying to leave Ecuador, the country’s interior ministry says. Interior Minister María Paula Romo did not name the man but said he […]

Jet Airways cancels international flights as crisis deepens

Image copyright Getty Images Jet Airways appears to have suspended all its international flights, raising fresh fears about the Indian airline’s survival. This comes after the carrier on Thursday grounded 10 more planes over unpaid fees to leasing firms. Carriers in India must maintain a fleet of least 20 aircraft to continue to operate international […]

Israel election: Netanyahu set for record fifth term

Image copyright EPA Image caption Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping to become Israel’s longest-serving PM PM Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to secure a record fifth term after almost complete results from Israel’s election suggest a new right-wing coalition. His Likud party is expected to finish with a similar number of seats as ex-military chief […]

Hong Kong ‘Umbrella’ protesters found guilty

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chu Yiu-ming, Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man (left to right) are known as the faces of Hong Kong’s Umbrella protests Nine pro-democracy activists have been found guilty of public nuisance charges for their involvement in mass rallies which called for greater autonomy from China. Among them are three prominent activists […]

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