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Pope condemns Sri Lanka Easter attacks as ‘such cruel violence’

The Pope describes the attacks as 'such cruel violence' while world leaders react.

Suicide bomber blows himself up in 8th Sri Lanka blast

The blast was the latest in a string targeting mostly hotels and churches that have killed around 160 people in a single day.

Macedonians vote in election dominated by splits over name change

The polls did not go well as Macedonians were disappointed with the lack of foreign direct investments and a high unemployment rate.

Germany’s Leica moves to distance itself from Tiananmen video

Mention of the June 4, 1989, event is heavily censored in Chinese news and social media, as well as related dates, names and symbols.

Japan’s Abe sends offering to controversial shrine for war dead

In late 2013, Shinzo Abe sparked widespread international outrage when he visited the shrine.

Myanmar’s top court to rule on jailed Reuters journalists’ appeal

Outlining their grounds of appeal in March, the reporters' lawyer cited lack of proof of a crime and evidence that the pair were set up by police.

Easter Day bombs in Sri Lanka churches, hotels kill 156

The death toll continues to rise, with 156 killed. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks.

Second man dies after shooting outside Australian nightclub

Six people were injured in the shooting that occurred outside the Love Machine club last Sunday morning.

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali mine explosion

Saturday's attack came as President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita pursued consultations to pick a new prime minister.

Polanski sues US motion picture academy for reinstatement

Roman Polanski is suing the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to reverse his expulsion, saying he was never given a hearing.

Air strikes and explosions hit Libyan capital

The Libyan National Army force loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar started an offensive two weeks ago.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests

SpaceX said its teams are investigating the cause of the anomaly, and are working closely with NASA partners.

Germans injured in Madeira bus crash flown home

Investigators are still trying to determine why the vehicle crashed off the road.

FAA sets multi-nation review of Boeing’s troubled Max planes

The review is to begin April 29 and is expected to take 90 days.

FBI arrests armed group member stopping migrants at southern US border

Larry Hopkins had represented himself as the commander of the United Constitutional Patriots, a group who voluntarily detains asylum seekers from Central America.

UK PM May to be told to quit by top Conservative

Britain was originally due to leave the EU on March 29, but that deadline was pushed back to April 12 and then again to Oct 31.

China tightens rules on human gene and embryo trials

He Jiankui, received global condemnation for using a technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 to alter the embryonic genes of twin girls born in November.

Heavy clashes erupt in southern suburbs of Libya capital

The death toll in Libya has rose to 220.

Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

The Yellow-vest protestors now stood at 9,600 people across France.

London climate protest arrests top 700

Some 700 Extinction Rebellion environmental protestors have been arrested while 28 have been charged in connection with the protests.