Friday, April 26, 2019
Colombo: Two days after a series of eight blasts in multiple parts of Sri Lanka shook the world, CCTV footage of an alleged suicide bomber going into the St. Sebastian Church where one of the blasts took place has been released by a regional Sri Lankan channel named Siyatha. The...
An initial probe into the multiple blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people shows that it was "retaliation for Christchurch" terror attacks in New Zealand, said the country's Deputy Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene on Tuesday. "The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka was...
Islamabad: Pakistan criticised New Delhi for arresting and confining separatist leader Muhammad Yasin Malik in connection with a case related to the alleged funding of militant and separatist groups in Jammu and Kashmir. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested JKLF chief Malik on April 10 after a special NIA court...
Colombo: Seven suicide bombers were involved in a series of eight devastating blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 290 people and wounding 500 others in the worst terror attack in the country's history, authorities said on Monday. The blasts targeted St...
Colombo: Sri Lanka's police chief made a nationwide alert 10 days before Sunday's (April 21) bomb attacks in the country that suicide bombers planned to hit "prominent churches", according to the warning seen by AFP. Police chief Pujuth Jayasundara sent an intelligence warning to top officers on April 11 setting...
Six near simultaneous blasts hit three churches and three hotels frequented by tourists in Sri Lanka on Easter on Sunday, in which 49 killed, nearly 300 people injured, officials and police said. The blasts occurred at around 8.45 a.m. (local time) as the Easter on Sunday masses were in progress...
Colombo: Sri Lanka's local media on Sunday reported that multiple explosions have taken place in the country's capital of Colombo. Explosions in at least three churches and two five-star hotels have been reported. Quoting police officials, a Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) report said that a blast had taken place in a church...
Two Indian nationals have been apprehended by the patrol agents at the US-Mexico border in Arizona after they got stranded while trying to enter America illegally, authorities said. The duo, including a Sikh man, called for help using technology installed in remote locations to help people in distress. Agents assigned to the Ajo Border Patrol Station rescued the...
A blind Japanese sailor completed his non-stop Pacific voyage on Saturday, local media reported, becoming the first sightless person on record to navigate a vessel across the vast ocean. Mitsuhiro Iwamoto arrived at port in Fukushima in his 12-metre (40-foot) sailboat on Saturday morning, around two months after he left...
Kosovo on Saturday repatriated 110 of its citizens from Syria, mostly mothers with their children having followed their partners who went to join jihadist groups in the war-torn country. "Today, in the early hours of the morning, a very sensitive and important operation was conducted with the help of the United States in...