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Apr 24, 2019

‘I have long dreamed of visiting': Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia for talks with Putin
The Kremlin has said no major agreements will be signed during Kim's meeting with Vladimir Putin, which is expected to take place behind closed doors.

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Apr 24, 2019

Can Macron quiet the ‘yellow vests' protests with his ‘Great Debate'? Tune in tomorrow.
This has been the world's biggest ‘deliberative democracy' exercise to date.

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Apr 24, 2019

Climate-change activists worldwide look to courts as a powerful new ally
Judges in several countries have ruled against governments or corporations, contributing to a growing consensus on the urgency of global warming.

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Apr 24, 2019

Hong Kong court imprisons ‘Umbrella Movement' leaders for up to 16 months
Professors Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man will serve 16 months imprisonment on public nuisance charges. A third founder, the 75-year old pastor Chu Yiu-ming, also received 16 months but will not serve time in jail due to his age and contributions to society.

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Apr 24, 2019

How will the African Union respond to the military overthrow in Sudan?
It has not responded consistently to unconstitutional changes in government.

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Apr 24, 2019

In Mexico, migrants turn to ‘The Beast' after highway raids
The train known as "The Beast" is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the practice of massive highway marches through Mexico

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Apr 24, 2019

For Sudan's protesters, another threat looms: Meddling by Saudi Arabia and the UAE
After the Arab Spring, Saudi Arabia and the UAE were accused of backing counterrevolutions to restore order in the region.

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Apr 24, 2019

Is China catching up to the United States in space?
Some of Beijing's space goals are of limited strategic or economic value.

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Apr 24, 2019

Kosovo women returned from Syria face house arrest
Kosovo prosecutors have requested the house arrest of 16 women repatriated from Syria, saying they are suspected of joining or taking part as foreign fighters there

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Apr 24, 2019

Lyra McKee: Funeral told death must bring change to NIreland
The leaders of Britain and Ireland will join hundreds of mourners at the funeral of Lyra McKee, the young journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week

Washington Post World News
Apr 24, 2019

President Trump is returning to the United Kingdom. So is the big fat orange diaper-wearing baby blimp.
For many, the blimp signifies that Trump is not welcome in the United Kingdom.

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Apr 24, 2019

Sri Lanka president demands top security officials resign in wake of Easter bombings
New information about the bombers shows many were affluent and educated.

Washington Post World News
Apr 24, 2019

Sudanese military invites protesters to talks amid tensions
Sudan's ruling military council has proposed a meeting with the organizers of the protests that toppled President Omar al-Bashir after they suspended talks with the generals over the weekend

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Apr 24, 2019

The Latest: Family of UK victim of Easter bombs pays tribute
The family of Lorraine Campbell, a British victim of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, has paid tribute to her

Washington Post World News
Apr 24, 2019

The U.N. wanted to end sexual violence in war. Then the Trump administration had objections.
On Tuesday, the U.N. Security Council was able to pass only a watered-down resolution to end sexual violence in conflict. European allies are furious.

Washington Post World News
Apr 24, 2019

Trump wants to push Iran to the point of no return
After unilaterally withdrawing from the nuclear deal, the United States placed sweeping sanctions on Iranian officials and sectors of the country's economy. Now, it's raising the stakes for other major powers.

Washington Post World News
Apr 24, 2019

US WWII bomb detonated in Germany, causing widespread damage
The detonation of an American World War II bomb in the southern German city of Regensburg early Wednesday has caused widespread damage to nearby houses

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

U.S. charges American engineer, Chinese businessman with stealing GE's trade secrets
The Justice Department's indictment links the alleged theft to China's global commercial ambitions.

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

Terror and trauma in Colombo: Sri Lanka's capital grieves
Seventy-two hours after the Easter Sunday attacks, bodies are piling outside the city's morgue.

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

Sri Lankan Easter bombings, claimed by ISIS, show the group maintains influence even though its caliphate is gone
The suspected suicide bombers had pledged loyalty to the Islamic State, which praised the attacks.

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

Saudi Arabia puts 37 people to death in largest execution in past three years
At least three of those executed were minors at the time of their alleged crimes, a human rights group said.

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Apr 23, 2019

Saudi Arabia puts to death 37 people in largest mass execution in past three years
At least three of those executed were minors at the time of their alleged crimes, a human rights group said.

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Apr 23, 2019

Protesters in London block traffic, deploy super glue and strip to call for climate action
Swedish activist teen Greta Thunberg joined ‘Extinction Rebellion' in pushing for a zero-carbon Britain.

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Apr 23, 2019

North Korea's Kim on way to Russia to meet Putin on Thursday
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on his way to Russia for a much-anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Apr 23, 2019

Maduro vs. Guaidó: Venezuela's dueling diplomatic corps in tug-of-war for embassies, access
Code Pink joins the battle for the country's future being waged in capitals around the world.

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Apr 23, 2019

Egyptians vote to extend their president's authoritarian rule and deepen his power
Results of a snap referendum mean President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi could remain in office until 2030. Opponents say the vote was rigged.

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

In Russia's Far East, both Kim Jong Un and Putin seek to send messages to U.S.
The Kremlin said no major pacts are planned for the first summit between Kim and Vladimir Putin. But the nuclear issue will top the agenda.

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

Brazilian court reduces sentence of ex-president da Silva
Brazil's second-highest court has reduced the sentence of incarcerated former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, opening the possibility he could be moved to house arrest later this year

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Apr 23, 2019

As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings
As the death toll from the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 321, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility and released images that purportedly show the attackers

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Apr 23, 2019

‘Torture is rife': Human rights experts warn against harsh crackdown after Sri Lanka bombings
"They have responded to terror threats in the past in a way that has not been rights-respecting," one human rights expert said of security forces.

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Apr 23, 2019

Amal Clooney seeking Islamic State woman for Yazidi crimes
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney says she is requesting the transfer of a female member of the Islamic State extremist group to face justice for crimes against women from Iraq's Yazidi minority and American hostage Kayla Mueller, who was killed in 2015

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Apr 23, 2019

Anguilla releases new details in US tourist murder case
Authorities in Anguilla have released new details in an investigation involving a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker, a case that has caused racial tensions on a Caribbean island that caters to wealthy vacationers

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Apr 23, 2019

AP Interview: Slovenia leader warns EU to counter populism
AP Interview: Slovenia leader says EU must counter populism, mounting influence of Russia and China

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Apr 23, 2019

AP Interview: Weber warns populists to back a united Europe
The leading conservative candidate in next month's European Parliament election tells The Associated Press that populist parties must back an "integrated" Europe to stay in his parliament group

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Apr 23, 2019

A conveyor belt of Sahara Desert sand is sweeping dust to Europe and the Arctic Circle
The dust has trekked as far poleward as Scandinavia, and could be swept back toward Greenland in the next 72 hours.

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Apr 23, 2019

Migrants fearful after hundreds arrested in Mexico raid
Central American migrants traveling through southern Mexico toward the U.S. on Tuesday are fearfully recounting a frantic escape from police after hundreds were detained in a raid

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Apr 23, 2019

Shut down social media if you don't like terrorism?
Sri Lanka's social media ban after the Easter bombings may have many unintended consequences.

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Apr 23, 2019

Syria calls Instagram account closure ‘war,' site says error
The Syrian Presidency says its official account on the social media site Instagram has been shut down, calling it an "unjustified" closure that is part of the war against the government of President Bashar Assad

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Apr 23, 2019

Trump's Gulf allies rush to defend strongman rule
True to form, the White House's closest allies in the Arab world side with autocratic military leaders in Libya and Sudan.

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Apr 23, 2019

Trump plans state visit to Britain in early June
The president will meet with the queen and hold a bilateral meeting with the prime minister, the White House said.

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Apr 23, 2019

Trump Town: Netanyahu wants to repay Trump's Golan move with a community named in his honor
It's one more sign of the flourishing relationship between the prime minister and president.

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Apr 23, 2019

UN adopts weak resolution on sexual violence in conflict
The U.N. Security Council has approved a watered-down resolution on combatting sexual violence in conflicts that eliminated long-used language on providing "sexual and reproductive health care" to survivors of rape and abuse to get U.S. support

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

What happened in Sri Lanka? Here's what you need to know.
These attacks come at a precarious political moment.

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

When hunger for fast Internet collides with U.S. concerns about Chinese spying
The Trump administration has demanded Huawei be left out of Germany's plans for 5G.

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Apr 23, 2019

Why some Sri Lankans welcomed the social media ban after bombings
"When the wrong thing goes around, emotions can be triggered and it can be taken out on any man on the street," one Sri Lankan told The Washington Post.

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

Myanmar's highest court rejects appeal by Pulitzer-winning journalists
The journalists' attorney said the pair see little point in any further appeals after their jailing for reporting on the massacre of Rohingya Muslims.

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Apr 23, 2019

Sri Lanka Easter bombings were retaliation for Christchurch mosque shootings, official says
The focus is now on a local Islamist militant group and the international assistance it may have had in planning and coordinating the attacks.

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Apr 23, 2019

Putin views launch of new submarine to carry nuclear drones
Russian President Vladimir Putin has watched the launch of a new submarine intended to carry prospective underwater nuclear drones capable of causing a devastating tsunami

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

Reuters journalists in Myanmar give up on courts after latest appeal is denied
The journalists' attorney said the pair see little point in any further appeals after their jailing for reporting on the massacre of Rohingya Muslims.

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Apr 23, 2019

Revulsion in Northern Ireland over riot, fatal shooting
The dramatic riots in Londonderry are starkly reminiscent of the violence that plagued Northern Ireland for decades before the 1998 peace agreement, and the result just as tragic, with the death of a young journalist apparently hit by a stray bullet

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes; most Shiites
Saudi Arabia has beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes

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Apr 23, 2019

A billionaire's children, a D.C. fifth-grader, a celebrity chef: the victims in Sri Lanka
The majority of the victims were Sri Lankan, many of them Christians worshiping at churches in three cities when bomb blasts splintered pews and collapsed ceilings.

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

Bishop critical of Nicaragua's Ortega leaves for Vatican
A Roman Catholic Bishop outspoken in criticizing Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has left for the Vatican after being called there indefinitely by Pope Francis

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Apr 23, 2019

In Sri Lanka's ‘Little Rome,' anger and apprehension as villagers bury their dead
The highest-ranking Catholic official in Sri Lanka called for "merciless punishment" but told the faithful to remain calm.

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

ISIS claimed the Sri Lanka church attacks, but there are still many unanswered questions
The extremist group may have claimed responsibility, but the extent of its involvement, if any, is unclear.

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Apr 23, 2019

Egypt voters approve referendum extending president's rule
Election officials say voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030

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Apr 23, 2019

Children beat effigy of Judas in Poland, amid persistence of ‘medieval anti-Semitism'
With anti-Semitic attacks on the rise across Europe, there was widespread condemnation this week over the revival of a tradition to which Jewish organizations reacted with "disgust and outrage."

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

Christianity under attack? Sri Lanka church bombings stoke far-right anger in the West.
The theme of Christianity under attack has been a recurring one for many activists in the United States and Europe.

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

At least four Americans are among the dead in Sri Lanka bombings, State Department confirms
At least 290 people are dead and 500 are injured.

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

After winning Ukraine's presidency, actor who played the part on TV faces reality
The politically untested Volodymyr Zelensky faces enormous challenges in a country weighed down by war with Russian-backed separatists and endemic corruption.

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

Egyptians get food parcels and free rides to keep President Sissi in power longer
A three-day referendum on constitutional amendments, including one to extend Sissi's term, ended Monday.

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

Egyptians get food, free rides for vote on keeping Sissi in power longer
A three-day referendum on constitutional amendments, including one to prolong President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi's rule, ended Monday.

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Apr 23, 2019

Death toll rises to 311 in Sri Lanka bombings
The focus is now on a local Islamist militant group and the international assistance it may have had in planning and coordinating the attacks.

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Apr 23, 2019

He promised ‘hugs, not bullets.' Now Mexico's AMLO is facing an outcry over soaring violence.
A brutal birthday-party massacre has become a problem for Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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Apr 23, 2019

North Korea's Kim to meet Putin at crucial diplomatic moment
North Korea confirms leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin in a summit that comes at a crucial moment for tenuous diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear arsenal

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

Police say death toll in Sri Lanka bombings rises to 310 and 40 suspects have been arrested as military given new powers
Police say death toll in Sri Lanka bombings rises to 310 and 40 suspects have been arrested as military given new powers

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

Powerful earthquake shakes Philippines, killing 8 north of Manila
Manila residents described it as the strongest quake in years, and Clark International Airport, about 50 miles northwest of Manila on the main island of Luzon, had to be closed after part of its ceiling caved in.

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Apr 23, 2019

Powerful earthquake shakes Philippines, killing eight north of Manila
Manilans live in fear that one day "the Big One" will devastate their city.

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Apr 23, 2019

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters
Myanmar's Supreme Court has rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

Mexican president faces outcry over soaring violence
Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised "hugs, not bullets," but a massacre at a birthday party has revived a sense that the country is spinning out of control.

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Apr 23, 2019

Migrants anxious after Mexican authorities raid caravan
Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. now carry the added anxiety of the pursued after Mexican authorities detained hundreds in a surprise raid on a caravan in Mexico's south

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Apr 23, 2019

Sri Lanka is all too familiar with suicide bombing
Sri Lankans did not invent suicide bombing, but this deadly method of attack was a gruesome staple of the country for decades.

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Apr 23, 2019

Sri Lanka's gantlet of grief: Home after modest home turned into makeshift funeral parlors
Grief mingles with fear for a Christian minority that had enjoyed peaceful coexistence for years.

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Apr 23, 2019

Myanmar's highest court rejects appeal seeking to dismiss case against Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters journalists
The court's rejection further dims hope of a quick or early release for the two Reuters journalists, who were arrested while reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims.

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

Sri Lanka arrests 40 suspects after bombings, toll up to 310
Police arrest 40 suspects as emergency takes effect giving the military war-time powers; death toll of Easter bombings rises to 310

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Apr 23, 2019

Sri Lanka blames local Islamist extremist group for Easter bombings that killed 290; U.S. offers FBI assistance in probe
Authorities say the \National Thowheed Jamaath group may have had foreign help.

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Apr 23, 2019

Sri Lanka, like world, again sees scourge of suicide bombing
The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka are a bloody echo of decades past in the island nation, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil war helped develop the suicide bomb vest

Washington Post World News
Apr 23, 2019

Vietnam just observed its highest temperature ever recorded: 110 degrees, in April
Temperatures are normally in the 80s at this time of year.

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Apr 23, 2019

The weather stations that monitor climate change are at risk. This is why.
When weather stations are at risk amid civil war and other conflicts, we lose valuable data.

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Apr 23, 2019

U.S. to impose sanctions on allies in drive to push Iranian oil sales to zero
The secretary of state said the Trump administration will not grant waiver extensions that would allow countries to keep buying oil.

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Apr 23, 2019

Sri Lankan police investigating obscure local Islamist group in Easter Sunday bombings
Questions about the government's failure to act on prior intelligence are growing.

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Apr 23, 2019

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir jailed these protesters. They're back on the street with new demands.
Two freed protesters join others calling for civilian rule while recounting a system of torture and abuse.

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

The Latest: Australia confirms 2 dead in Sri Lanka bombings
Two Australian citizens died and another two were injured in the Sri Lankan bomb blasts

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

Spain's rural regions become fierce battleground for votes
Spanish politicians are swapping campaign buses for tractors, buddying up with hunters and inspecting home-grown tomatoes in Spain's often-neglected rural regions as they hunt for votes in Sunday's general election

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

Sri Lanka's health minister says local militant group is behind Easter Sunday attacks
Sri Lanka's health minister says local militant group is behind Easter Sunday attacks

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

Comic Zelenskiy wins Ukraine presidential vote in landslide
Results from nearly all polling stations show TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won the Ukrainian presidential runoff vote in a landslide

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

Cambodian and Thai leaders mark reopening of rail link
The leaders of Cambodia and Thailand have met to mark the ceremonial reopening of a rail link that will restore train service between the two countries after more than four decades

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

At least 290 killed in Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels
The blasts in the churches took place about 8:45 a.m. in the cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa. More than 450 people were injured.

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

After years of repression, Ethiopia's media is free — and fanning the flames of ethnic tension
Ethi­o­pia will hold its first free elections in 15 years next year, and there are fears that the toxic media environment could lead to violence.

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

Coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka rank high on list of deadly recent attacks
The attacks also stand out in that they occurred in three cities across the country.

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

Death toll in the Sri Lanka bombings jumps to 290
Authorities say they defused a bomb close to Colombo's airport, potentially another target.

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky unseats incumbent in Ukraine's presidential election, exit poll shows
The strategically pivotal country becomes the latest to turn to a politically untested leader.

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

During Easter season, some Russians look to strengthen bonds with Syria's embattled Christians
Russians groups, with the blessing of the Kremlin, have styled themselves as the protectors of Syria's ancient Christian communities

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

Sri Lanka's long, tragic history of violence
Sri Lanka's civil war was fought largely along national and ethnic, not religious, lines.

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

Sri Lankan government blocks social media and imposes curfew following deadly blasts
The block comes amid a string of deadly explosions that killed more than 200 people.

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

Sri Lanka timeline: How eight explosions wrought devastation on Easter Sunday
Across Sri Lanka on Sunday morning, travelers and worshipers awoke to celebrate a holy resurrection. Then the explosions began.

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

Sri Lanka's bloody Easter puts spotlight on a new terror threat
Experts suspect the deadly series of bombings can't just be the work of "local" actors.

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

Mueller report highlights scope of election security challenge
"There's clearly a lot to do before 2020," one analyst says.

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

Taliban meets with women's rights activists, others after talks with Afghan officials collapse
About 20 Afghan emigres from Europe and the United States, including three women, privately met Taliban representatives in Qatar, speaking for more than six hours.

Washington Post World News
Apr 22, 2019

Taliban speaks with women's rights activists, emigres after offIcial talks fold
About 20 Afghan emigres from Europe and the United States, including three women, privately met Taliban representatives in Qatar, speaking for more than six hours.

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