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Sri Lanka identifies group suspected in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka identifies group suspected in Easter bombings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The co-ordinated Easter Sunday bombings that ripped through Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels, killing more than 200 people, were carried out by seven suicide bombers from a domestic militant group named National Thowfeek Jam

Ex-Alabama officer pleads guilty to assaulting detained man

TALLASSEE, Ala. — A former Alabama police officer has admitted to slamming a compliant handcuffed man into the ground and then slamming the man's head into his patrol car.

Former Alaska baseball star killed in California accident

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A former Alaska high school baseball star has died after being struck by a car in California. The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday that 19-year-old Sladen Mohl of Girdwood, Alaska, died Thursday night in Torrance, California.
Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ende
Comedian headed for landslide victory in Ukraine

Comedian headed for landslide victory in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine — A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV cruised toward a huge landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election Sunday in what was seen as a reaction against the country's entrenched corrupt
Voters offered rides, food in Egypt referendum on el-Sissi

Voters offered rides, food in Egypt referendum on el-Sissi

CAIRO — Egyptian pro-government media, business people and activists urged a "yes" vote Sunday on constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.
Pope denounces 'cruel violence' of Sri Lanka Easter attack

Pope denounces 'cruel violence' of Sri Lanka Easter attack

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis denounced the "cruel violence" of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by lamenting the bloodshed and political
Paris Easter Mass honours firefighters who saved Notre Dame

Paris Easter Mass honours firefighters who saved Notre Dame

PARIS — The archbishop of Paris and Catholics from around France and the world honoured the firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral, praying Sunday at a special Easter Mass for a swift reconstruction of the beloved monument.
Michelle Branch, Black Keys' Patrick Carney tie the knot

Michelle Branch, Black Keys' Patrick Carney tie the knot

NEW YORK — Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys are married.
Bahrain king reinstates citizenship of 551 amid mass trials

Bahrain king reinstates citizenship of 551 amid mass trials

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Bahrain's king on Sunday reinstated the citizenship of 551 people convicted and stripped of their nationality amid a series of mass trials conducted as part of a yearslong crackdown on dissent.
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