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Memoir Prince was writing before death to be released in October

April 23, 2019 17:44 PM

An unfinished memoir that Prince was writing before his 2016 death will be released in October, with previously unseen photos and other material rounding out the book, the publisher Penguin Random House said on Monday.

Sri Lanka detains Syrian in investigation of blasts; toll rises to 321

April 23, 2019 15:58 PM

COLOMBO, April 23: Sri Lankan police detained a Syrian among 40 people being questioned about the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, government and military sources said on Tuesday, as the toll from the coordinated bomb attacks rose to 321.

Northern Ireland police arrest woman, 57, over journalist killing

April 23, 2019 15:36 PM

BELFAST, April 23: Police in Northern Ireland on Tuesday announced the arrest of a 57-year-old woman in connection with the shooting death of journalist Lyra McKee during a riot in Londonderry last week.

Sri Lanka wakes to emergency law after Easter bombing attacks

April 23, 2019 12:30 PM

COLOMBO, April 23: Sri Lankans woke to emergency law on Tuesday as authorities searched for those behind suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 290 people at the weekend, with the focus turning to militants with links to foreign groups.

North Korea confirms leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia for summit with Putin

April 23, 2019 12:15 PM

SEOUL, April 23: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean state media confirmed.

Voting begins in third phase of India's mammoth general election

April 23, 2019 11:15 AM

NEW DELHI, April 23: Voting began in the third and largest phase of India’s staggered general election on Tuesday, including in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat and Kerala, where opposition Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi is contesting.

Life after death: Sherpa widows eye Everest to fight taboo

April 22, 2019 20:00 PM

KATHMANDU, April 22: Two Nepali Sherpa women hope to conquer Mount Everest next month, finishing off the job their husbands started in a bid to empower fellow widows and prove there is life after death.

Five Algerian billionaires arrested as part of anti-graft investigation

April 22, 2019 19:00 PM

ALGIERS, April 22: Five Algerian billionaires, some of them close to former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika who quit over mass protests, have been arrested as part of an anti-graft investigation, state TV said on Monday.

Sri Lanka says attacks carried out by suicide bombers, international network involved

April 22, 2019 17:40 PM

COLOMBO, April 22: Seven suicide bombers took part in the attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, an investigator said on Monday, while a government spokesman said an international network was involved.

Young confident misfiring Man United will be ready for City

April 22, 2019 15:50 PM

Manchester United’s players are well aware of the importance of Wednesday’s Premier League clash against champions Manchester City and need no extra motivation after a 4-0 hammering at Everton, defender Ashley Young said.

Sri Lanka attacks carried out by suicide bombers: investigator

April 22, 2019 15:02 PM

COLOMBO, April 22: Seven suicide bombers took part in the devastating attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, a senior investigator said on Monday.

Myanmar’s top court to rule on jailed Reuters journalists' appeal

April 22, 2019 14:10 PM

YANGON, April 22: Myanmar’s Supreme Court will rule on Tuesday on an appeal of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that has raised questions about the country’s transition to democracy.

Swedish teen climate activist joins London protest as arrests top 830

April 22, 2019 12:00 PM

LONDON, April 22: Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Sunday urged hundreds of climate-change protesters in London to never give up their campaign to save the planet as police arrests over disruptions to the city’s landmarks rose above 830.

Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide: exit polls

April 22, 2019 10:30 AM

KIEV, April 22: Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after exit polls showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at war.

Sri Lanka lifts curfew after bomb attacks kill 290, wound 500

April 22, 2019 10:00 AM

COLOMBO,  April 22: Authorities lifted a curfew in the Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after 290 people were killed and about 500 wounded by a string of bombings that tore through churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday.

UPDATE: Seven arrested as Sri Lanka bombings death toll passes 200

April 21, 2019 18:55 PM

COLOMBO, April 21: Seven people were arrested and three police officers were killed during a security forces raid on a house in the Sri Lankan capital several hours after the rash of attacks, some of which officials said were suicide bombs.

Sri Lanka police say another explosion near national zoo

April 21, 2019 15:04 PM

COLOMBO, April 21: Sri Lankan police on Sunday reported there had been a seventh explosion, the fourth at a hotel, following six reported at hotels and churches earlier in the day that killed nearly 140 people.

Pop singer Adele parts with husband

April 21, 2019 13:53 PM

British pop singer Adele and her husband have separated, her representatives said on Saturday. One of the most successful singer-songwriters of all time, Adele and water charity executive Simon Konecki met in 2011. They had a son a year later, and married in 2016.

UPDATE: Easter Day bombs kill 138 in attacks on Sri Lankan churches, hotels

April 21, 2019 12:40 PM

COLOMBO, April 21: Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.

Easter Day bomb blasts kill more than 20 in Sri Lankan churches, hotels

April 21, 2019 11:37 AM

COLOMBO, April 21: Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three hotels killed more than 20 people and wounded nearly 300, a hospital official and police sources said.