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South Lanka authorities were trying to head off bombers when they struck: official

1 hour 9 min ago
Sri Lanka's top defense official said on Thursday that security agencies had been working to stop militant attacks in the days before Easter Sunday bombings that killed 359 people, and he was resigning to take responsibility for the failure.

Goldman Sachs, Bank of England and Treasury targeted by climate activists in London

1 hour 17 min ago
More than 300 environmental activists sowed chaos through London's financial district on Thursday, gluing themselves to the stock exchange and blocking roads outside the Bank of England and major banks such as Goldman Sachs.

Britain's Hunt says he would choose no deal over no Brexit

1 hour 20 min ago
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday he would opt to leave the European Union without a deal if he was faced with a choice between a no-deal Brexit or not leaving the bloc at all.

Huge crowds greet India's Modi in his sacred city seat

1 hour 20 min ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi staged a show of strength on Thursday in his home city of Varanasi, one of the most sacred places for India's majority Hindu population, as the country's 39-day staggered general election neared its mid-point.

British Treasury targeted by climate-change activists

1 hour 23 min ago
Protesters from the environmental group Extinction Rebellion glued themselves to the British Treasury on Thursday on the final day of protests that have caused mass disruption in the British capital.

As war rages, Tripoli art gallery opens in rundown old city

1 hour 26 min ago
As a new war reached the Libyan capital, businessman Mustafa Iskandar opened an art gallery and cultural center, hoping to draw attention to a long-neglected old city in need of revival.

Britain's Hunt says next Conservative leader must believe in Brexit

1 hour 52 min ago
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday the next leader of the governing Conservative Party should be someone who believes in Brexit.

Britain's Hunt says he would choose a no-deal Brexit over no Brexit

2 hours 13 min ago
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday he would choose leaving the European Union with no deal if he was presented with the choice between no Brexit or leaving without an agreement with the bloc.

Cyclone Kenneth batters Comoros and heads to Mozambique

2 hours 15 min ago
Violent winds of up to 140 kph (87 mph) lashed the East African island nation of Comoros overnight, killing three people, authorities said on Thursday, as Cyclone Kenneth swept toward flood-battered Mozambique.

Rohingya should move to island to avoid landslides: Bangladesh minister

2 hours 19 min ago
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are at risk from landslides in the coming monsoon season and should be relocated to a remote island, the country's foreign minister said on Thursday, a move opposed by many refugees.

Brexit discontent drives new grassroots push for Scottish independence

2 hours 21 min ago
As Brexit gnaws at Britain's political structure, supporters of an independent Scotland are launching a new grassroots campaign aimed at convincing a large majority of Scots to back a split from the United Kingdom.

Violence flares in northern Kenya as pressure mounts on villagers

2 hours 25 min ago
Kenya's Chief Eipa Choro, 74, remembers when battles were fought with knives and spears. But now newcomers with far more firepower are taking lives in his region at the remote northern edge of the Rift Valley.

Sri Lanka's defense secretary quits following suicide bomb attacks

2 hours 38 min ago
Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando told Reuters on Thursday that he had resigned, taking responsibility for the suicide bomber attacks on the country last Sunday.

Tunisian police switch off broadcasts of private TV station

2 hours 44 min ago
Tunisian police stormed the offices of a private television station and cut it off the air on Thursday over accusations it had breached broadcasting rules, which the channel called an attempt to silence its voice criticizing the government.

India's Modi faces fight in Maharashtra state that could decide majority

3 hours 5 min ago
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party and a Hindu nationalist ally face a big electoral challenge in the critical western state of Maharashtra where rural distress, unemployment and drought may hurt Modi's bid for a second term.

Death toll in South Africa rains approaching 70, official says

3 hours 11 min ago
Almost 70 people have been killed in South Africa after torrential rains along the eastern coast, an official said on Thursday, and rescuers are still recovering bodies.

Ugandan mum of multiple quadruplets struggles to provide for 38 kids

3 hours 24 min ago
Mariam Nabatanzi gave birth to twins a year after she was married off at the age of 12. Five more sets of twins followed - along with four sets of triplets and five sets of quadruplets.

Britain condemns Russian over decree for east Ukraine passports

3 hours 47 min ago
Britain condemned a move by Russia to simplify the procedure for residents of separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine to obtain Russian passports.

Amnesty, monitors say U.S.-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Syria's Raqqa

3 hours 52 min ago
The U.S.-backed assault to drive Islamic State from its Syrian capital Raqqa in 2017 killed more than 1,600 civilians, 10 times the toll the coalition itself has acknowledged, Amnesty International and the monitoring group Airwars said on Thursday.

Sri Lanka on edge with scares, lock-downs and sweeps for bomb suspects

4 hours 7 min ago
Sri Lankan authorities locked down the central bank and shut the road leading to the jittery capital's airport because of a bomb scare on Thursday as more people were swept up in the search for those behind Easter Sunday bombings that killed 359.