SL top security officials told to quit, toll 359 (Night Lead)

Colombo |Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the Defence Secretary and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to quit over mishandling of intelligence reports ahead of Easter Sunday suicide bomb

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Minor explosion reported in Sri Lanka

Colombo |Thursday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST

A minor explosion was reported on Thursday from a vacant plot of land in Pugoda on the outskirts of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, police said.

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How one church escaped suicide bombing in Sri Lanka

Colombo |Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST

The young suicide bomber who blew up at the Zion Church in Sri Lanka's Batticaloa town had intended to target another church before realizing that the Easter mass there had already ended and there wer

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SL Police carry out controlled explosion in Colombo

Colombo |Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST

The Sri Lankan police on Wednesday carried out a controlled explosion in the capital after a suspicious motorcycle was found parked on the main road.

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Sri Lanka fears dip in tourism post Easter bombings

Colombo |Wednesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST

The suicide bombings on churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka - in which nearly 360 people died - now threatens the economy of the island nation that is largely dependent on tourism

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Islamic State claims Sri Lanka bloodbath, toll 321 (Night Lead)

Colombo |Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST

The Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the horrific Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka as the death toll in the carnage climbed to 321, including 10 Indians, with Prime Minis

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Sri Lanka's President announces security shakeup

Colombo |Wednesday, 2019 9:15:06 AM IST

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena said on Tuesday that he would move quickly to restructure country's intelligence and security apparatus in response to a failure to act on warnings received

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6.3-magnitude quake hits Tibet

Beijing |Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 AM IST

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted Medog County in Nyingchi City on Wednesday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

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Morocco shared key intelligence with Sri Lanka, India on bombings (IANS Exclusive)

Rabat/Colombo/New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST

Morocco shared sensitive intelligence with Sri Lanka that helped Colombo identify the nine bombers and their handlers in the Islamic State, informed sources have indicated. The information was also sh

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Bangladesh PM's relative killed in Sri Lanka

Dhaka |Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST

An eight-year-old relative of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was among 321 people killed in the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka.

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SL blasts: 359 dead, FBI joins probe, 58 arrested (3rd Lead)

Colombo |Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST

The US Embassy in Sri Lanka has said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was on the ground in the island nation to assist with its probe into the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that has lef

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Coalition killed more Afghan civilians than rebels: UN

Kabul |Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST

Afghan and foreign troops killed more civilians than insurgent groups in the war-ravaged Afghanistan in the first three months of 2019, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.

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