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Sri Lanka: Suicide bomber's family also killed in blasts

Colombo, Apr 23: The wife and sister of the suicide bomber at the Shangri La Hotel in Sri Lanka were also killed in a separate suicide blast after a bomber blew himself up causing the concrete floor of a two-storey building to crash on them in a suburb in northern...


'Where is God?': Sri Lankans stunned after blasts

Colombo, Apr 22: As Shantha Prasad carried children wounded in Sri Lanka's deadly attacks into a Colombo hospital, memories of the country's deadly civil war flooded back.

"I carried about eight wounded children yesterday," he told AFP on Monday, a day after a string of blasts hit hotels and...

Lanka terror: Ninth bomb defused near Colombo airport

Colombo, Apr 22: An improvised pipe bomb discovered close to Colombo’s main airport was successfully defused by the Sri Lanka airforce, police said.

A police source told news agency that a “homemade” pipe bomb had been found late Sunday on a road leading towards the main terminal, which remains...

Sri Lanka: Terror death toll rises to 290, about 500 injured

Colombo, Apr 22: At least 290 are now known to have died in a series of bomb blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, in the worst violence to hit the island since its devastating civil war ended a decade ago.

Eight apparently co-ordinated explosions...

Blasts hit churches, hotels across Sri Lanka; Over 200 killed, 500 injured

Colombo, Apr 21: At least nine foreigners were among over 200 people killed in six near simultaneous and coordinated explosions that rocked three churches and three luxury hotels frequented by tourists in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, in one of the deadliest blasts in the country's history, officials said....


Bhopal tragedy in UN list of major industrial accidents

United Nations, Apr 20: The 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy which killed thousands of people is among the world's "major industrial accidents" of the 20th century, a UN report has said, warning that 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases each year.

The report released by the...

Malian PM resigns as anger mounts over massacre

Bamako, Apr 19: Mali's prime minister resigned along with his entire government on Thursday following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the centre of the country and a massacre last month that left 160 people dead.

A statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's office said...

Israeli President formally asks Netanyahu to form next government

Jerusalem, Apr 18: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday formally handed Benjamin Netanyahu his letter of appointment to start building a coalition government following last week's general election.

In a televised ceremony, Rivlin told Netanyahu, that in his consultations with all parties elected to the incoming 120-seat parliament, "65...

Vijay Mallya expresses sympathy with Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal

Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya has once again attacked the government for discriminating between public sector and private airlines while extending solidarity with crisis-hit Jet Airways and its founder Naresh Goyal.

In a series of tweets, Mallya said he was sorry that so many airlines had bitten the dust...

Deeply Moved By Outpouring from India after Notre Dame Fire: French Envoy

New Delhi, Apr 16: French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler Tuesday said he was "deeply moved" by the emotional outpouring of people of India in the wake of the massive fire at the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

The over 800-year-old cathedral, a World Heritage Site, is considered...