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Official: Sri Lanka failed to heed warnings of attacks

Apr. 22, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan officials failed to heed warnings from intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a domestic radical Muslim group that officials blame for Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 200 people, the country's health minister said Monday. The coordinated...

The Latest: Sri Lanka diplomat says 8 Britons killed

Apr. 22, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 4 p.m. Sri Lanka's top diplomat in Britain says authorities know of eight British nationals killed in the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and hotels in and around Colombo. High Commissioner to the UK...

UN says death toll from fighting over Libya's capital at 254

Apr. 22, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The U.N. health agency says at least 34 more people have died in fighting for control of Libya's capital over the past two days, bringing the total to 254 dead so far, including civilians. The World Health Organization also said late Sunday that 1,228 have been wounded since the...

US tells Afghan president Qatar talks best chance for peace

Apr. 22, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Afghanistan's president over the weekend to express Washington's disappointment over the indefinite postponement of Afghan talks with the Taliban and to condemn the insurgent's latest "spring offensive," according to a statement Monday....

Rights group: Rebel land mines in Yemen hinder aid efforts

Apr. 22, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says the widespread use of land mines by Yemen's Houthi rebels not only kill civilians but block aid to the most needy, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis. Human Rights Watch says in a new report Monday that at least 140 people, including children, have been...

Sri Lanka's health minister says local militant group is behind Easter Sunday attacks

Apr. 22, 2019 4:44 AM EDT
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's health minister says local militant group is behind Easter Sunday attacks.

Afghan official: Explosion in coal mine kills 7 miners

Apr. 22, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says an explosion at a coal mine in the northern province of Samangan has killed at least seven miners. Hashim Bayan, a spokesman for the provincial police chief, says two other miners were injured in the blast on Monday morning in the remote Dar-i-Suf district....

A look at Sri Lanka's troubled recent history marked by war

Apr. 22, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — 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 troubled history marked by ethnic and religious divides: ___ YEARS OF WAR Sri Lanka, an island nation of some 23 million...

Sri Lankan government forensic analyst tells AP that 6 church, hotel bombings carried out by 7 suicide bombers

Apr. 22, 2019 1:59 AM EDT
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan government forensic analyst tells AP that 6 church, hotel bombings carried out by 7 suicide bombers.

The Latest: Ukraine comedian romping to presidential win

Apr. 22, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The latest on Ukraine's presidential runoff: (all times local): 3:55 a.m. With just over half of Ukraine's polling stations reporting, a comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV is cruising toward a landslide victory in Sunday's presidential...