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Toll in Sri Lanka bombings rises to 359

Risingbd Desk: The toll in a series of suicide bomb blasts on Easter Sunday targeting hotels and churches in Sri Lanka has risen to 359, police said Wednesday.

Sri Lanka vows to overhaul state security

International Desk: Sri Lanka's president has vowed to overhaul state security after several bomb blasts on Sunday killed 359 people and wounded about 500.

IS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka attacks

International Desk: Islamic state has claimed responsibility for coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka, the group’s AMAQ news agency said on Tuesday.

SL attacks retaliation for Christchurch terrorist shootings

Desk Report: The Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka were intended as retaliation for last month's attack against Muslims in Christchurch, according to initial investigations by the Sri Lankan government.

Sri Lanka bombings death toll rises to 310

International Desk: Sri Lankans have observed three minutes of silence at the start of a national day of mourning for the victims of Sunday’s bomb attacks.

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.