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Sri Lanka lifts curfew as death toll from attacks rises sharply

Sri Lanka lifts curfew as death toll from attacks rises sharply

Authorities lifted a curfew in Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after a string of bombings at churches and luxury hotels across the Indian Ocean island killed 290 people and wounded about 500, but there were warnings more attacks could come.

Sudan’s army ruler vows to hand ‘power to the people’

Sudan’s army ruler vows to hand ‘power to the people’

Sudan’s military leader vowed yesterday he was committed to handing power to the people, as a sea of protesters outside army headquarters awaited the unveiling of a rival civilian council.

Top Democrats keep options open on Trump impeachment

Top Democrats keep options open on Trump impeachment

Top congressional Democrats yesterday left the door open to the impeachment of US President Donald Trump, but said they would first need to complete their own investigations into whether he obstructed justice in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

PM Khan in Iran for talks on security, ties

PM Khan in Iran for talks on security, ties

Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Iran yesterday to discuss security and regional issues, Iranian state TV reported, a day after Islamabad urged Tehran to act against militants behind killings in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province.

Exit poll shows comedian winning Ukraine election

Exit poll shows comedian winning Ukraine election

Ukraine entered uncharted political waters yesterday after an exit poll showed that a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at war.

Blasts at Lanka hotels, churches kill over 200

Blasts at Lanka hotels, churches kill over 200

More than 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago.

Bangladesh orders schools to set up anti-harassment units

Bangladesh orders schools to set up anti-harassment units

Bangladesh has ordered some 27,000 schools to set up committees to prevent sexual violence, an official said yesterday, after a teenager who accused a teacher of sexual harassment was burned to death.

Climate protesters seek talks with government

Climate protesters seek talks with government

Climate change protesters who have brought parts of London to a standstill yesterday said they were prepared to call a halt if the government will discuss their demands.

Tories ‘plan to vote for Brexit party in EU polls’

Tories ‘plan to vote for Brexit party in EU polls’

Conservative members and activists are likely to abandon the party in vast numbers in the European parliament elections in favour of Nigel Farage’s Brexit party, two surveys have suggested.

Queen celebrates 93rd birthday

Queen celebrates 93rd birthday

Britain’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, turned 93 yesterday.

Congress releases plan on national security

Congress releases plan on national security

The Congress yesterday released its plan on national security which emphasises on five key issues – assuming India’s rightful place in global affairs, securing the neighbourhood, internal security, protecting people and strengthening capabilities.

Pragya Thakur gets second EC notice for Babri remarks

Pragya Thakur gets second EC notice for Babri remarks

The Election Commission yesterday issued a show cause notice to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Bhopal, for her controversial remarks about the Babri Masjid demolition.

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