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Sri Lanka attacks: 'International network' linked to bombings (1 hour 43 minutes old)

Suicide bomb attacks on churches and hotels on Easter Sunday left 290 dead and hundreds injured.

British woman killed by gunmen at Nigerian holiday resort (6 hours old)

Faye Mooney, who was working in Nigeria, was one of two people shot dead by kidnappers.

UK weather: Hottest Easter Monday on record (1 hour 39 minutes old)

It has been the hottest Easter Monday on record in all four nations of the UK, the Met Office says.

Extinction Rebellion: Climate change protesters at Natural History Museum (4 hours old)

Extinction Rebellion protesters lay down underneath the blue whale skeleton in the Natural History Museum.

'Dark kitchens': Are they the future of takeaways? (3 hours old)

We take a look inside a hidden-away kitchen making takeaways customers can only access via an app.

Theresa May to face grassroots no-confidence challenge (3 hours old)

Conservative local associations are calling for Theresa May to resign over her handling of Brexit.

Marsden Moor fire 'started by barbecue' (1 hour 23 minutes old)

The fire on Marsden Moor is the second moorland blaze of the bank holiday weekend.

Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky wins presidency by landslide (9 hours old)

Political novice Volodymyr Zelensky wins by a landslide as incumbent Petro Poroshenko admits defeat.

Explosions heard in Derby city centre after blaze (1 hour 13 minutes old)

Police say the fire at a commercial building in Derby is not thought to be suspicious.

Three boats with 36 migrants found off Kent coast (3 hours old)

The Home Office says it has not yet confirmed the migrants' claims that they are Iraqi or Iranian.

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Sri Lanka authorities were warned of attacks two weeks ago, says minister (6 hours old)

More than 20 suspects arrested as death toll from Easter Sunday bombings rises to 290Sri Lanka bombings: latest updatesSri Lankan authorities received warnings two weeks before the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks that killed at least 290 people, a cabinet spokesman has said.“Fourteen days before these incidents occurred, we had been informed about these incidents,” Rajitha Senaratne told a press conference in the capital, Colombo, a day after the bombings, which also injured at least 500 people. Continue reading...

Sri Lanka bombings: doubts over Islamist group's potential role (6 hours old)

National Thowheeth Jama’ath blamed but attacks of this scale require huge organisationSri Lanka attacks – live updatesSri Lankan officials have blamed a small local group called National Thowheeth Jama’ath for the bomb attacks on Sunday. It is unclear whether this assertion is based on new information discovered by investigators since the atrocity or a notice circulated by Sri Lankan police 10 days before the blasts, which said the group was planning suicide attacks against churches.There is a similarly named Islamist organisation active on the island nation – the Sri Lanka Thowheeth Jama’ath.[...]

Sri Lanka needs exemplary leadership during this national catastrophe | Dilrukshi Handunnetti (2 hours old)

Bickering and passing the buck for government failures will not help either the country or families of bombing victimsThe bombings in Sri Lanka, targeting Christians as they prayed on Easter Sunday and tourists in hotels, have struck the country like a hammer blow a decade after its agonising civil war came to a close. The news of nearly 300 lives lost will have sent a shiver down the spine of all peace-loving Sri Lankans, bringing back memories of a violent past when terror attacks dominated the national agenda.For nearly three decades we were known as the place that gave birth to a ruthless [...]

Climate activists stage 'die-in' at Natural History Museum (4 hours old)

Police say than 1,000 arrests made in eight days of Extinction Rebellion protestsScores of environmental activists lay on the floor at the Natural History Museum in London as part of the eighth day of protests by Extinction Rebellion, which have brought chaos to the capital.As many as 100 of the group’s protesters participated in the “die-in” on Monday afternoon to raise awareness of the mass extinction of species. Continue reading...

Brexiters' language worsens threats against MPs – Nicky Morgan (7 hours old)

Former minister’s comments come as PM faces renewed plots to depose herNicky Morgan has blamed the language used by some vehement Conservative Brexiters of helping to inspire threats against MPs, as Theresa May prepares for the return of parliament against a backdrop of renewed plots to depose her.Amid signs that Tory MPs will be no more united on Brexit when the Commons returns on Tuesday than before the Easter recess, Morgan, the former education secretary, criticised an article by her backbench colleague, William Cash. Continue reading...

Huge area of Yorkshire moorland destroyed by fire (3 hours old)

National Trust says blaze above village of Marsden was started by a barbecueThe National Trust has said it is “devastated” after more than 280 hectares (700 acres) of moorland – home to an endangered species of bird – was destroyed in a fire started by a barbecue.An area above the village of Marsden, West Yorkshire, was engulfed in flames as temperatures soared on Easter Sunday. Continue reading...

Polly Higgins, lawyer who fought for recognition of 'ecocide', dies aged 50 (5 hours old)

Campaigner and barrister attempted to create a law to criminalise ecological damagePolly Higgins, one of the most inspiring figures in the green movement, has died aged 50.Higgins, a British barrister, led a decade-long campaign for “ecocide” to be recognised as a crime against humanity. She sold her house and gave up a high-paying job so she could dedicate herself to attempting to create a law that would make corporate executives and government ministers criminally liable for the damage they do to ecosystems. Continue reading...

Brunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU (5 hours old)

Kingdom’s mission to bloc calls for tolerance and understanding over penal codeBrunei has written to the European parliament defending its decision to start imposing death by stoning as a punishment for gay sex, claiming convictions will be rare as it requires two men of “high moral standing and piety” to be witnesses.In a four-page letter to MEPs, the kingdom’s mission to the EU called for “tolerance, respect and understanding” with regard to the country’s desire to preserve its traditional values and “family lineage”. Continue reading...

Lyra McKee: friends stage protest outside offices of Saoradh (2 hours old)

Supporters of killed journalist daub red paint on republican party’s Derry headquartersFriends of the journalist Lyra McKee have staged a protest outside the Derry offices of Saoradh, a republican party that reflects New IRA thinking, underlining continuing revulsion towards the group after her killing.McKee, an investigative journalist and author, was standing beside a police Land Rover observing a riot in the Creggan area of Derry last week when she was shot dead. She was 29. Continue reading...

Ukip MEP candidate blamed feminists for rise in misogyny (2 hours old)

Carl Benjamin made remarks after 2014 US murders by man who blamed women who rejected him sexuallyA leading Ukip candidate for the European elections argued that feminism was responsible for a rise in the number of men carrying out mass murders, because the killers felt disenfranchised and “out of options”, it has emerged.Carl Benjamin, a social media activist who previously tweeted “I wouldn’t even rape you” to the Labour MP Jess Phillips, argued in a now-deleted YouTube video that feminism had caused male mental health to deteriorate, prompting more mass killings. Continue reading...

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Firefighters are now battling THREE separate moorland wildfires (1 hour 5 minutes old)

In the past 24 hours, fires have broken out at Delph near Saddleworth Moor on the outskirts of Manchester, on Marsden Moor in West Yorkshire, and in Tintwistle in Derbyshire.

British dad's daughter confirmed dead along with wife and son after he searched morgues for them (1 hour 10 minutes old)

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Nicholson was seen walking the streets of Colombo hunting for his loved ones after the Sri Lanka bombings. His wife, son and daughter have all been confirmed dead.

Edward and Sophie Wessex relax with children Louise and James in the grounds of Windsor castle (1 hour 16 minutes old)

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by their son Prince Edward and his family as the royals made the most of the Easter sunshine with activities in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Security bill for Harry and Meghan's Africa move could top £1million (1 hour 22 minutes old)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly considering a 'sabbatical' overseas, possibly in Botswana or South Africa, to work on behalf of the Commonwealth and charity engagements.

Thug who brutally beat his ex to 'stop her having children' is jailed for more than two years  (2 hours old)

Thomas Skelton, 30, was initially jailed in January for 10 weeks at Oxford Magistrates Court for brutally beating the woman in Grove, Oxfordshire.

Queen deeply saddened by Sri Lanka attacks offers condolences (2 hours old)

Prince William and Kate condemned the 'senseless' acts of the suicide bombers that left 290 dead and 500 injured in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday and said their 'hearts go out' to the victims' families.

Road rage thug, 60, who stabbed motorist for beeping at 'dangerous driving' is jailed for 16 years (2 hours old)

Flynn Prevost, 60, was driving through Epping, Essex, when he ruthlessly stabbed another motorist before speeding away from the scene, leaving his victim fighting for his life.

Balaclava-clad 'burglar' is caught on CCTV attacking tracking device to car (2 hours old)

The clip, which was filmed in Manchester, shows a man clamber underneath the car as it parked in the street. After seeing the incident on CCTV, the owners had a look and found the tracker.

Chris Grayling 'told officials to postpone revealing a major rail project was delayed' (2 hours old)

Leaked emails suggest Mr Grayling wanted the announcement to be delayed by 24 hours to dodge a grilling from Labour MPs in the Commons and apparently got his wish.

Former Eggheads star CJ de Mooi reveals he is dying of AIDS after a 30-year battle (2 hours old)

Former Eggheads quiz show star CJ de Mooi has thanked fans for their support after he shared the news with them he was 'dying of AIDS' and faces being homeless.

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Sri Lanka attacks: Eight Britons killed in explosions (1 hour 6 minutes old)

A British mother and her two children died in the attack, while her husband survived.

Extinction Rebellion: Climate change protesters at Natural History Museum (4 hours old)

Extinction Rebellion protesters lay down underneath the blue whale skeleton in the Natural History Museum.

UK weather: Hottest Easter Monday on record (1 hour 39 minutes old)

It has been the hottest Easter Monday on record in all four nations of the UK, the Met Office says.

Canoeist dies during annual Devizes to Westminster race (3 hours old)

The race from Wiltshire to London is considered to be one of the world's toughest endurance challenges.

Theresa May to face grassroots no-confidence challenge (3 hours old)

Conservative local associations are calling for Theresa May to resign over her handling of Brexit.

Marsden Moor fire 'started by barbecue' (1 hour 23 minutes old)

The fire on Marsden Moor is the second moorland blaze of the bank holiday weekend.

British woman killed by gunmen at Nigerian holiday resort (6 hours old)

Faye Mooney, who was working in Nigeria, was one of two people shot dead by kidnappers.

Explosions heard in Derby city centre after blaze (1 hour 13 minutes old)

Police say the fire at a commercial building in Derby is not thought to be suspicious.

Three boats with 36 migrants found off Kent coast (3 hours old)

The Home Office says it has not yet confirmed the migrants' claims that they are Iraqi or Iranian.

Stephen Lawrence Day: Doreen Lawrence calls for schools to tackle racism (3 hours old)

The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence calls for schools to teach tolerance at an early age.

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World news | The Guardian

Brunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU (5 hours old)

Kingdom’s mission to bloc calls for tolerance and understanding over penal codeBrunei has written to the European parliament defending its decision to start imposing death by stoning as a punishment for gay sex, claiming convictions will be rare as it requires two men of “high moral standing and piety” to be witnesses.In a four-page letter to MEPs, the kingdom’s mission to the EU called for “tolerance, respect and understanding” with regard to the country’s desire to preserve its traditional values and “family lineage”. Continue reading...

Climate activists stage 'die-in' at Natural History Museum (4 hours old)

Police say than 1,000 arrests made in eight days of Extinction Rebellion protestsScores of environmental activists lay on the floor at the Natural History Museum in London as part of the eighth day of protests by Extinction Rebellion, which have brought chaos to the capital.As many as 100 of the group’s protesters participated in the “die-in” on Monday afternoon to raise awareness of the mass extinction of species. Continue reading...

Donald Trump sues House oversight chairman to block subpoena of his finances – live (1 hour 13 minutes old)

The filing by Trump says: ‘Democrats are singularly obsessed with finding something they can use to damage the President politically’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.47pm BST Philip Klein argues in an op-ed in the Washington Examiner that Elizabeth Warren’s plan to cancel student debt is a slap in the face to people who have worked hard to pay off their loans.New post: "Elizabeth Warren's plan to cancel student loan debt would be a slap in the face to all those who struggled to pay off their loans" https://t.co/4g6No2MRVmimagine if someone looked you in the eyes and said[...]

Brexiters' language worsens threats against MPs – Nicky Morgan (7 hours old)

Former minister’s comments come as PM faces renewed plots to depose herNicky Morgan has blamed the language used by some vehement Conservative Brexiters of helping to inspire threats against MPs, as Theresa May prepares for the return of parliament against a backdrop of renewed plots to depose her.Amid signs that Tory MPs will be no more united on Brexit when the Commons returns on Tuesday than before the Easter recess, Morgan, the former education secretary, criticised an article by her backbench colleague, William Cash. Continue reading...

Baby dies in arms of passenger on AirAsia flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth (10 hours old)

Perth woman flight says two-month-old girl with her Saudi parents had been restless from take-offA two-month-old baby has died in the arms of a fellow passenger following a medical emergency onboard an AirAsia flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth.The child had been on the AirAsia flight D7236 with her Saudi parents, according to another passenger, Perth woman Nadia Parenzee, who said the baby had died in her arms. Continue reading...

Chelsea Manning to remain in jail after appeals court denies bail request (1 hour 48 minutes old)

Manning has been detained since March after declining to answer questions in connection with the investigation into WikiLeaksA federal appeals court on Monday denied a request by the former US army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail on bail, and upheld a lower court’s decision to hold Manning in civil contempt for refusing to testify before a grand jury. Related: Chelsea Manning: supporters demand release from solitary confinement Continue reading...

Ugandan police detain Bobi Wine and fire teargas at supporters (1 hour 47 minutes old)

Police reportedly pull Wine from car after shutting down concert by pop star turned MPUgandan police have detained the pop star turned MP Bobi Wine after shutting down one of his concerts and firing teargas at his fans, according to the singer’s wife and his supporters.The high-profile government critic was pulled from his car by baton-wielding police as he tried to make his way to the concert venue in southern Kampala on Monday, they said. Continue reading...

Lyra McKee: friends stage protest outside offices of Saoradh (2 hours old)

Supporters of killed journalist daub red paint on republican party’s Derry headquartersFriends of the journalist Lyra McKee have staged a protest outside the Derry offices of Saoradh, a republican party that reflects New IRA thinking, underlining continuing revulsion towards the group after her killing.McKee, an investigative journalist and author, was standing beside a police Land Rover observing a riot in the Creggan area of Derry last week when she was shot dead. She was 29. Continue reading...

Facebook profits likely to fall after fake news and privacy scandals (3 hours old)

Analysts predict first quarterly drop in earnings since 2015 on $3bn rise in turnover Facebook is this week expected to report a rare decline in profits after a string of privacy breaches and fake news scandals.With its founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg under pressure to clean up the social network, analysts predict the company’s net profit will drop to $4.7bn (£3.6bn) in the first quarter, from nearly $5bn a year ago. Continue reading...

Tesla investigates video of Model S car exploding (3 hours old)

The video, widely shared on China’s Twitter-like Weibo, shows the parked EV emit smoke and burst into flames seconds laterTesla has sent a team to investigate a video on Chinese social media which showed a parked Tesla Model S car exploding, the latest in a string of fire incidents involving the company’s cars.The video, time stamped Sunday evening and widely shared on China’s Twitter-like Weibo, shows the parked EV emit smoke and burst into flames seconds later. A video purportedly of the aftermath showed a line of three cars completely destroyed. Continue reading...

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