Government and politics

Sri Lankan army soldiers secure the area around St. Sebastian's Church damaged in blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. More than hundred were killed and hundreds more hospitalized with injuries from eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside of Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday, officials said, the worst violence to hit the South Asian country since its civil war ended a decade ago. (AP Photo/Chamila Karunarathne)
April 22, 2019 - 3:15 am
Sri Lankan authorities flicked the off switch on most social media after Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels killed hundreds of people, a dramatic reaction that reflects distrust in the capability of American internet companies to control harmful content. The block on social media...
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A Sri Lankan man cries while looking for the bodies of his family members killed in yesterday church blasts in a mortuary in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, April 22, 2019. Easter Sunday bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites that killed hundreds of people was Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ended a decade ago. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
April 22, 2019 - 2:55 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Australia's prime minister says two Australian citizens died and another two were injured in the Sri Lankan bomb blasts. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the two Australians killed were...
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Sri Lankan air force officers and clergy stand outside St. Anthony's Shrine, a day after a blast in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, April 22, 2019. Easter Sunday bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites was Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ended a decade ago. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
April 22, 2019 - 1:42 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The coordinated Easter Sunday bombings that ripped through Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels were carried out by seven suicide bombers, a government investigator said Monday. An analysis of the attackers' body parts made clear that they were suicide bombers, said...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2019, file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference to announce the Trump administration's plan to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization," at the U.S. State Department in Washington. The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran. U.S. officials say Pompeo plans to announce on Monday, April 22, that the administration will not renew sanctions waivers for the five countries when they expire on May 2. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 21, 2019 - 11:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran. Officials say Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to announce on Monday that...
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Sri Lankan Army soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. A Sri Lanka hospital spokesman says several blasts on Easter Sunday have killed dozens of people. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
April 21, 2019 - 8:28 pm
Sri Lankan authorities blocked most social media after Easter Sunday attacks killed more than 200 people, with officials saying the temporary move was meant to curtail the spread of false information and ease tensions. The NetBlocks observatory said it detected an intentional blackout of popular...
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A Sri Lankan man walks across a deserted street during a curfew in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. More than two hundred people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
April 21, 2019 - 8:16 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 5 a.m. Japan is confirming one of its citizens was killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka and at least four were wounded. Foreign Minister Taro Kono offered his condolences to all the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 18, 2019, file photo, a striking worker walks outside a Stop & Shop supermarket in Revere, Mass. Stop & Shop supermarket workers and company officials said Sunday, April 21 they've reached a tentative contract agreement. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
April 21, 2019 - 8:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Stop & Shop supermarket workers and company officials reached a tentative contract agreement Sunday that includes wage increases for all associates and maintains health coverage, according to news releases from both parties. The company said the agreement ends employee strikes...
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Blood stains are seen on the wall and on a Jesus Christ statue at the St. Sebastian's Church after blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. More than two hundred people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo)
April 21, 2019 - 4:58 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in nine bombings that rocked churches, luxury hotels and other sites in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ago...
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Sudanese protesters chant slogans during a rally outside the army headquarters in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Sudan's military ousted President Omar al-Bashir following four months of street protests against his rule, then appointed a military council it says will rule for no more than two years while elections are organized. Protesters fear the army, dominated by al-Bashir appointees, will cling to power or select one of its own to succeed him.(AP Photo)
April 21, 2019 - 2:09 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Latest on Sudan, where protests drove long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir from power earlier this month (all times local): 9 p.m. The organizers of Sudan's protests say they have suspended talks with the ruling military council because it has failed to meet their demands...
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Sudanese protesters chant slogans during a rally outside the army headquarters in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Sudan's military ousted President Omar al-Bashir following four months of street protests against his rule, then appointed a military council it says will rule for no more than two years while elections are organized. Protesters fear the army, dominated by al-Bashir appointees, will cling to power or select one of its own to succeed him.(AP Photo)
April 21, 2019 - 10:52 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese protest organizers say they will announce a civilian transitional council on Sunday in a bid to "exert more pressure" on the military to hand over power following the overthrow of long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month. The Sudanese Professionals...
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