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Sri Lanka attacks: 'International network' linked to bombings (1 hour 56 minutes old)

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

Iran oil: US to end sanctions exemptions for major importers (1 hour 35 minutes old)

The move, which could affect five countries, is intended "to bring Iran's oil exports to zero".

Gorillas pose for selfie with DR Congo anti-poaching unit (8 hours old)

They were trying to imitate the rangers who raised them, a park official said.

Ritual beating of Judas effigy 'anti-Semitic' (4 hours old)

An effigy beaten by children in a Polish town has stereotypical Jewish features.

Australian father and son lifesavers drown in tourist rescue bid (2 hours old)

Ross and Andrew Powell had been trying to save a tourist off Australia's southern coast.

Philippines earthquake: Five deaths reported on Luzon (1 hour 4 minutes old)

The magnitude 6.1 earthquake leaves a trail of destruction in its wake.

Tesla says investigating car explosion in Shanghai (12 hours old)

A video circulating on Chinese social media appears to show a parked Tesla car erupting into flames.

Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky wins presidency by landslide (8 hours old)

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

Top climbers die in Canadian avalanche (1 hour 27 minutes old)

The group had been missing since last Wednesday whilst climbing Howse Peake in Banff National Park.

Game of Thrones: Amazon error as second episode is uploaded early (6 hours old)

German customers were able to view the second episode of the current series six hours early.

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Brunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU (4 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 (3 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 5 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 4.53pm BST During an Easter Egg roll at the White House, Donald Trump looked up from his coloring and said that one of the children there told him to building the wall.White House Easter Egg Hunt, Trump style: "During the event the president looked up at one point while coloring the cards with the kids and said one of the children told him to build the wall," per pooler @lizcgoodwin. 4.51pm BST The Supreme Cou[...]

Brexiters' language worsens threats against MPs – Nicky Morgan (6 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 (9 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...

Kalashnikovs and no-go zones: east Burkina Faso falls to militants (6 hours old)

Locals say they live in fear of violence and face harsh punishment for breaking rules When a stranger arrives in Bartiébougou, the Kalashnikov-wielding men in charge check his ID. But first they check his forehead. They are looking for the indent left by a beret – an instant indication he is a soldier and therefore an enemy spy.Like much of eastern Burkina Faso, the government has no control over what happens in Bartiébougou; local militants, backed by west African extremist groups, do. Continue reading...

Lyra McKee: friends stage protest outside offices of Saoradh (1 hour 39 minutes 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 a continuing revulsion against 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...

British woman Faye Mooney killed by kidnappers in Nigeria (18 hours old)

Gunmen also kill Nigerian man and abduct three others near northern city of KadunaSri Lanka attacks – live updatesThe family of Faye Mooney, a 29-year-old British aid worker killed in Nigeria by kidnappers, have paid tribute to her bravery and belief in societal change that “took her to places others feared”.A Nigerian man was also shot dead in the attack on a holiday resort in northwestern Nigeria, 37 miles (60km) south of Kaduna, in which three other people were abducted late on Friday evening, local police and the British high commission said. Continue reading...

Facebook profits likely to fall after fake news and privacy scandals (2 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 (2 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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