Sri Lanka bans face veils after attacks by Islamist militants

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  • April 29, 2019
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COLOMBO/KATTANKUDY: Authorities in Sri Lanka on Monday banned women from wearing face veils under an emergency law put in place after deadly Easter Sunday attacks by Islamist militants. The measures would help security forces to identify people as a hunt for any remaining attackers and their support network continues across the Indian Ocean island, authorities […]

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20 Indian students commit suicide after exam results

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  • April 29, 2019
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Another Intermediate student committed suicide in Telangana on Saturday, taking the toll to 20 since the Board of Intermediate Education last week announced the results, which were marred by goof-ups. In the latest incident, a 17-year-old girl immolated herself in Narayanpet district. Depressed after failing in one subject in the 12th standard examination, Sirisha committed […]

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The bodies of 15 people, including six children, have been discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of Sri Lanka. A police spokesman on Saturday said three suspected suicide bombers were among the 15 dead in the shoot-out, which came six days after the killing of 253 people […]

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Sri Lanka bombings: Who are the National Thowheed Jamath?

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  • April 26, 2019
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Sri Lankan authorities have pointed the finger of blame at an obscure group, the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), for carrying out a series of coordinated bombings on Easter Sunday killing more than 350 people. Police have arrested at least 76 people, including alleged NTJ members, in connection with the deadliest attacks in the South Asian […]

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Avengers: Endgame' gets leaked online

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  • April 26, 2019
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Los Angeles: Despite the makers and actors’ efforts to save Marvel’s much-anticipated film “Avengers: Endgame” from piracy, the movie has been leaked on several websites. The film’s leaked copy came from a Chinese theatrical screening which happened a day ago, variety.com reported on Wednesday. According to the piracy news site TorrentFreak, users in China began […]

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Boeing Co on Wednesday abandoned its 2019 financial outlook, halted share buybacks and said lowered production due to the grounding of its fastest-selling 737 MAX jet after two fatal plane crashes in five months had cost it at least $1 billion so far. The world’s largest planemaker is facing one of the biggest crises in […]

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CCTV shows bomber calmly entering Sri Lanka church

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  • April 24, 2019
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Chilling CCTV footage has emerged showing a suicide bomber calmly patting a child on the head and shoulder moments before he walked into a packed Sri Lankan church, unleashing carnage. The images capture the final seconds of serenity before the calm was shattered with a series of coordinated attacks that would between them claim more […]

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Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

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  • April 21, 2019
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CHICAGO: A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max’s flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities have confirmed participation in a technical review promised by the agency. Former National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Chris […]

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Sri Lanka's troubled recent history marked by war

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  • April 21, 2019
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: A series of blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, blamed on religious extremists, recalled the worst days of the country’s 26-year civil war. A look at a long and troubled history marked by ethnic and religious divides: YEARS OF WAR Sri Lanka, an island nation of some 23 million people, was […]

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India's Jet Airways suspends all operations

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  • April 18, 2019
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India’s debt-stricken Jet Airways grounded all of its operations Wednesday after failing to secure emergency funding from lenders, the carrier said in a statement. ‘Jet Airways is compelled to cancel all its international and domestic flights. The last flight will operate today,’ it said, adding that the decision would take ‘immediate effect.’ Jet had asked […]

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