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UK issues Sri Lanka travel warning to Britons after bombings

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The Foreign Office has warned Britons against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday terror attacks and what it calls the “current evolving security situation”. Nine bombers carried out a series of blasts targeting churches and hotels in the country on 21 April, killing around 250 people – including eight Britons Read More

Clinking glasses & swapping swords: Watch highlights from Kim’s summit with Putin (VIDEOS)

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Kim Jong-un arrived in Russia on Wednesday for a short visit, traveling in his trademark train and with his famous running bodyguards in tow. From sword swaps to salty starts, here are some of the highlights so far of his trip. The short official visit got off to a traditional start with ‘karavai,’ a type Read More

Belarus halts transit of Russian crude to Poland & on to Europe, cites quality concerns

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The transfer of Russian crude oil into Poland and further into Europe through one of the pipeline branches going through Belarus has been suspended after Warsaw refused to process the oil in its refineries citing its poor quality. Poland has stopped accepting Russian crude arriving through Belarus at the Adamovo hub since 10.00 pm Warsaw Read More

‘Water is life’: unexpected rainfall revives Iraq’s historic marshlands

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CHIBAYISH MARSHES, Iraq (Reuters) – This time last year, most of Iraq’s historic marshlands were dry, desiccated by upstream damming and a chronic lack of rainfall. A flock of buffaloes is seen during the sunset at the Chebayesh marsh in Dhi Qar province, Iraq April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani Now, local farmers are counting their Read More

FAA paves way for Alphabet unit to make first U.S. drone deliveries

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FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Wing Aviation unit on Tuesday got the okay to start delivering goods by drone in Virginia later this year, making the sister unit of search engine Google the Read More

Taliban tell police to leave S. Waziristan ahead of Pakistan PM’s visit

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The Taliban in South Waziristan have reportedly warned police to leave the area within three days, and ordered locals to cut communication with authorities and stay away from an upcoming visit by Pakistan’s prime minister. The message was delivered via Urdu-language pamphlets distributed in Wana, the district headquarters of South Waziristan, on Sunday night ahead Read More

TED 2019: How to kill a zombie rumour and fix Facebook

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From so-called zombie rumours – viral online stories that refuse to die – to the difference between misinformation and fake news, much of the talk at TED 2019 has been about the need to improve online conversation. And this is not just because it would be nice to counter the vast amounts of online lies Read More

Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake

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A rescuer assists a search dog as they try to reach survivors at a collapsed four-storey building following an earthquake in Porac town,, Pampanga province, Philippines, April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez PORAC, Philippines (Reuters) – Rescue teams in the Philippines searched for signs of life beneath the rubble of a collapsed four-storey commercial building on Read More

Emergency powers imposed after Sri Lanka bomb attacks

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Emergency powers have come into force in Sri Lanka following a series of bomb attacks on Easter Sunday. The powers, which came into place at midnight local time on Monday, will allow police and the military extensive powers to detain and interrogate suspects without court orders. A government minister said militant group National Thawheed Jama’ut Read More

Sri Lanka: Emergency powers imposed after bomb attacks

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Emergency powers will come into force in Sri Lanka from midnight on Monday, following a series of bomb attacks on Easter Sunday. The powers will allow police and the military extensive powers to detain and interrogate suspects without court orders. Sri Lankan police are to investigate whether warnings of attacks were ignored or missed before Read More