Dhaka: 8:35 PM, Mon, 22 Apr, 2019

Sri Lanka govt declares state of emergency

International Desk: Sri Lankan authorities have ordered a state of emergency to be introduced from midnight Monday following the deadly Easter attacks, the president’s office said.

24 arrested for Sri Lanka blasts

International Desk: Sri Lankan police have arrested 24 men in connection with bomb blasts on churches and hotels that killed nearly 300 people, officials said Monday (Apr 22).

Improvised bomb made safe near Colombo airport: Police

International Desk: An improvised pipe bomb discovered close to Colombo's main airport was successfully defused by the Sri Lanka airforce, police said.

Comedian Zelensky wins Ukraine election

International Desk: Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election, exit polls suggest.

Sri Lanka attacks death toll rises to 290

International Desk: The death toll from attacks on churches and luxury hotels across Sri Lanka rose significantly to 290, and about 500 people were also wounded, police said on Monday.

17 killed in Colombia landslide

International Desk: At least 17 people have been killed by a landslide on Sunday in south-western Colombia, officials say.

Shock in Sri Lanka after Easter Sunday carnage kills scores

International Desk: Sri Lanka is in shock after more than 200 people were killed in a wave of bomb blasts that hit churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday.

7 held as death toll in Sri Lanka blasts rises to 207

International Desk: At least 207 people have been confirmed dead and 450 others wounded in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

4 killed in 'foiled' attack on Saudi police station

International Desk: Four people have been killed as an attack on a police station in Saudi Arabia's central Riyadh province was foiled, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, citing sources.

SL police warned about attack before 10 days

International Desk: Sri Lanka police had alerted the nation about ten days before Sunday's serial blasts that terrorists would target prominent churches across the island nation. Security had also been increased shortly after the alert.

Death toll in Sri Lanka bomb attacks rises to 207

International Desk: Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels killed 207 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.

At least 138 dead as multiple blasts hit Sri Lanka churches

International Desk: At least 138 people are reported to have been killed in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.

Violence returns to streets of Paris

International Desk: Around 60,000 police and gendarmes were deployed in the French capital on Saturday to deal with the most violent "yellow vest" protest in recent weeks.

Explosion and gunfire near Afghan Info ministry building

International Desk: Gunmen have attacked the Afghan ministry of information in the centre of the capital Kabul, officials say.

India’s Judiciary under threat: Chief Justice

International Desk: The Supreme Court of India on Saturday morning constituted a special bench on the “independence of the judiciary”, to sit immediately to address a matter of “great public importance”.