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Islamic State publishes photo it says shows the 8 Sri Lanka bombers

The suicide bombings that killed more than 300 people in Sri Lanka on the weekend were carried out in revenge for last month's attacks on two mosques in New Zealand, the government said on Tuesday, citing an initial police probe. On Tuesday afternoon, however, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told a press conference that the person depicted in the CCTV video was thought to be a suspect. Read More »

USA presidential candidate Sanders calls Israel's government 'racist'


Last month, Netanyahu traveled to the White House to meet with Trump about the decree to recognize Golan as Israeli territory. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a proclamation signed by U.S. "You've been an outspoken critic of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , yet Israel is also one of America's most important allies in the world". Read More »

Lindsey Graham Predicts House Dems' 'Stampede To Impeach' Trump


The subpoena angered Republicans and functioned as a reassurance to impatient Democrats who have called for Mr Trump's impeachment . "Nobody disobeys me", Mr Trump said when asked if he was anxious about his orders not being followed. Pelosi has been trying to tamp down impeachment expectations for weeks, believing that an attempt to remove President Trump from office would fail in the Republican-controlled Senate and would only energize President Trump's base ahead of next year's ... Read More »

New IRA admits responsibility for killing Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee


Police in Northern Ireland on Sunday released without charge two teenagers arrested in relation to the killing of a journalist during a riot in Londonderry. Journalist Lyra McKee smiles outside the Sunflower Pub on Union Street during a portrait session in Belfast, Northern Ireland May 19, 2017. The death of Ms McKee has caused widespread outrage amongst political and community leaders and sparked SDLP leader Colum Eastwood to call for talks between the Northern Ireland parties to ... Read More »

Orphaned gorillas strike a pose in park ranger's selfie

The photo has been shared by 21,000 Facebook users and has received 16,000 likes so far. Many wondered if the photo was real and the park clarified how the gorillas were much at ease in presence of humans. "Simply stunning photo. Thank you for sharing & proving we can all live peacefully together", one person commented. All of the rangers go through an extensive six-month training regime to become guardians of the park. Read More »

Elizabeth Warren releases sweeping student debt cancellation and free college plan


For households between $100,000 and $250,000, the debt cancellation decreases by $1 for every $3 in income. Warren wrote that this would include private student loan debt , too, but didn't go into specifics. Numerous proposals in Warren's higher-education plan are focused on racial and socioeconomic equity. As IJR previously reported , former "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe has been working to get more students to consider going to trade school. Read More »

North Korea Confirms Kim Jong Un "Soon" To Visit Russia


In the interview, Bolton said the US would need "a real indication" that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ready to give up his nuclear weapons before Trump will meet with him for a third summit. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) meets with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono in Moscow on January 14, 2019. Following the Hanoi summit, Russia's former North Korean ambassador Gleb Ivashentsev, said Kim forced "the head of the largest imperialist nation to negotiate with him as an ... Read More »

Donald Trump to Make Full State Visit to United Kingdom in June


During Trump's visit last July, protesters turned out by the thousands to voice their displeasure with Trump, citing his policies on immigration, his statements about the European Union and United Kingdom and his criticisms of several British politicians, including the prime minister and London Mayor Sadiq Khan . Read More »

Woman accused of dumping bag of puppies near dumpster arrested


While at Culwell's house, authorities also discovered approximately 30 dogs inside, who were all taken into custody and are now being cared for at a shelter in Thousand Palms, Welsh says. The woman, who has not been named, could face seven felony counts of animal cruelty and a maximum of six years holed up in the slammer if convicted. Read More »

U.K.'s May under fire as Parliament returns from Brexit break


British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a news conference following an extraordinary European Union leaders summit to discuss Brexit , in Brussels, Belgium, April 11, 2019. "I think there's a groundswell among activists across the country who feel very much like we do". Responding to the challenge posed by Mr Farage and his Brexit Party, Mr Corbyn told the Sunday Mirror that Labour was not "worried about him", dismissing his platform as "simple populism". Read More »

The Delphi Murders: Indiana State Police to announce new direction for investigation


The new composite sketch of the suspect released on Monday depicts a man younger than the person depicted in a previously released composite sketch , which police said is now considered "secondary". "And remember, he is walking on the former railroad bridge, and because of the deteriorated condition of the bridge the suspect is not walking naturally, due to the spacing between the ties", he said. Read More »

Western Christians mark Easter at al-Quds Holy Sepulchre


In a goodwill message to mark Easter , Razak said its celebration offered Christians opportunity to chart a new beginning, considering the successful conduct of the general election and the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. The western and eastern faiths mingled there in a packed crowd. "Let us spread the word of resurrection and the victory of Jesus, and let us do well and hope that our places are secured in eternal life with the King", he said. Read More »

Ax found at Brooklyn building where woman was partially decapitated


News 12 is told that Rivera was almost decapitated. Police have found a person of interest after two women were attacked with an ax inside a NY apartment. Rivera's family says they believe Brown was the surviving victim's boyfriend. The 21-year-old was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition. Read More »

Woman caught on camera dumping puppies behind store in Coachella


Soon after, a passerby rummaged through the trash, found the bag, and brought it into the store. "The good Samaritan played a major role in saving these puppies' lives", Mr Mayer said . The severity of the charges she faces wasn't immediately clear; California's animal cruelty laws give leeway to prosecutors and allow for both misdemeanor infractions and felony charges in cases of animal abuse. Read More »

Sri Lanka explosions: What we know so far


It is unclear whether the information related to Sunday's bombings . After the second wave of bombings, Sri Lanka's defense ministry ordered a nighttime curfew across the country, and authorities "temporarily" blocked access to social media websites and applications "in order to prevent incorrect and wrong information being spread", Udaya R. Read More »

Fed up with status quo, Ukrainians tipped to elect comedian as president


Mr Zelenskiy, who is 41 years old, became famous in Ukraine for his comic portrayal of a high school teacher who becomes president after a video of him denouncing corruption goes viral. "The stabilization of Ukraine and peaceful conflict resolution are as important to me as the implementation of centralized judicial reforms, decentralization and the fight against corruption", Merkel said. Read More »

Arrests Made After Shooting of Irish Journalist


Her death, which follows a large auto bomb in the city in January, raised fears that small marginalized militant groups are trying to exploit political tensions caused by Britain's decision to leave the European Union. The New IRA is a nationalist group protesting the 1998 Good Friday Agreement that put an end to a almost 30-year period of violence and terrorist attacks in Northern Ireland . Read More »

Trump sues to block Democrats’ subpoena for financial information

The subpoena demands that Trump's longtime accountant supply the committee with financial information, annual statements, periodic financial reports, and auditor's reports for Trump and seven of his companies from 2011 to 2018. 'It is no secret that the Democrat Party has made a decision to use its new House majority to launch a flood of investigations into the president's personal affairs in hopes of using anything they can find to damage him politically, ' they wrote Jerry Bernstein, ... Read More »

Philippine quake knocks over building, at least 2 dead


Five people were killed when at least two buildings collapsed, a local official said. "Rescuers have been dispatched and people say they hear screaming from the rubble", she said. The USGS initially said the magnitude was 6.4 but later downgraded it slightly. The quake prompted many residents to flee their homes and interrupted Manila train service. Read More »

Why Easter Sunday is important for Christians across the world


Akanmu urged Christians to have faith in the power that resurrected Jesus Christ from the dead, live patiently and trust in God despite their plights. Ayokunle urged all Nigerians to imbibe the teachings of Jesus Christ so as to drive out vices such as hate speech, bigotry, corruption, banditry and terrorism. Read More »

FBI Announces Arrest of Man Whose Armed Civilian Group Detains Migrants


While the group believes their harsh tactics are legal and necessary to stop what President Trump calls an " invasion " over the U.S. southern border, UCP's methods have not been welcomed by New Mexico Gov. "Threatening innocent children and families fleeing violence and seeking asylum is unacceptable and flies in the face of our values as a state and a nation", they said in a joint statement on Twitter on Friday. Read More »

£1m boost for black churches hit by racist arson attacks


Prosecutors have filed hate crime charges against the white man suspected of setting fire to three African American churches in Louisiana . A judge in the U.S. The fires, all started with gasoline, occurred in and around Opelousas, about 60 miles west of Louisiana's capital city of Baton Rouge. About a week later, on April 2 and 4, Greater Union Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church caught fire, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office said then . Read More »

Three children of Asos billionaire killed in Sri Lanka attacks


Sebastian Church, Monday, April 22, 2019 in Negombo, Sri Lanka . Anders Holch Povlsen, 46, is a fashion mogul - one of the names behind global retail giants ASOS and Bestseller. " We ask that you please respect the family's privacy and we therefore have no further comment ". Bestseller also owns more than a dozen brands, including Jack & Jones and Vero Moda. Read More »

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly attack on Afghan ministry


Among the eight people killed were four civilians, three members of the Afghan security forces and all the four attackers, according to the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs. The Ministry of Interior said in a statement that the attack has ended. Panicked workers inside the 18-storey building, believed to be Kabul´s tallest, moved up to the top floor as gunmen and Afghan security officials battled lower down. Read More »

Abductors of Kajuru Castle workers demand N60m


A Kaduna state police spokesman said: "Some suspected kidnappers armed with unsafe weapons gained entry into a recreational resort called Kajuru Castle in the Kajuru local government area". "They took away about five other persons since last night but one person among them escaped", he said. Some heavily armed men suspected to be kidnappers had invaded the Kajuru Castle Resort, shooting sporadically. Read More »

Pakistan wants Iran to take action against Ormara attack terrorists


Pakistani premier Imran Khan is due to arrive in Tehran on Sunday for a two-day visit. It has also been decided that aerial surveillance of the Pak-Iran border will be done through helicopters, he added. According to diplomatic sources, border security issues will be on top of PM Khan's agenda in Tehran, especially the April 18 terror attack in Ormara in which 14 armed forces personnel were killed. Read More »

Sudanese authorities arrest members of Bashir's party


The SPA held talks with the military on Saturday and more are planned. The aid from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates is the first major publicly announced assistance to Sudan from Gulf states in several years. "What we want from them is a timetable to hand over power, so things don't drag on", said Ahmed al-Rabia, a leader of the umbrella group of unions for doctors, engineers and teachers. Read More »

What We Know About the Mueller Report


This is the end of my presidency'. They will likely issue a subpoena for the full report and have called on Mueller to testify before Congress next month. The report confirmed Russian interference, but found no evidence of collusion , not by the Trump campaign or any other American national. They included no questions about obstruction of justice , as was part of an agreement with Trump's legal team. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Her 93rd Birthday With Royal Family at Easter Service

In in birthday message previous year, Mrs May praised the Queen's "service, dedication (and) constancy" as head of the 53-nation, British-led Commonwealth since 1952. Here's to the birthday Queen. She also celebrated her birthday more than a month later in June at the Trooping the Colour parade , an event which has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years. Read More »

UK police say total of climate activists arrested passes 750


On Saturday afternoon, police managed to successfully clear demonstrators in the junction at Oxford Circus, which was reopened to traffic, while dozens of officers carried out arrests on Waterloo Bridge and slowly removed campaigners who had attached themselves to a truck acting as a stage. Read More »

Mali’s government resigns as anger mounts over massacre


It was noted that a new prime minister will be appointed and a new government will be established "very soon" following consultations with the government and opposition, the statement added. The instability that affects Mali began with a coup in 2012, when rebel Tuareg groups, along with jihadist organisations, took control of the north of the country for 10 months. Read More »