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A Christian woman lights a candle at a vigil for the for the victims of bomb explosions in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, April 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
The Latest: Social media services blocked in Sri LankaA group that monitors internet censorship says Sri Lankan authorities have blocked most social media services in the country following attacks that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday.
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and his wife Olena Zelenska, right, greet their supporters at his headquarters after the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Ukrainians voted on Sunday in a presidential runoff as the nation's incumbent leader struggles to fend off a strong challenge by a comedian who denounces corruption and plays the role of president in a TV sitcom. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Ukraine: Exit poll has comedian routing incumbent presidentA comedian who plays an inexperienced president on Ukrainian TV looks poised to reprise the role in real life after an exit poll indicated he received nearly three out of every four votes cast in a runoff election Sunday
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
A woman checks lists before voting for the presidential election at a polling station in Skopje, North Macedonia, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Polls were opened early on Sunday in North Macedonia for presidential elections seen as key test of the government following deep polarization after the country changed its name to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece over the use of the term "Macedonia". (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
Renamed nation has 1st presidential vote as North MacedoniaVoters in North Macedonia had another chance to give an opinion on their country's new name as they cast ballots in a presidential election
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
ADDS DETAIL OF THE PLACE - This image made from video provided by Hiru TV shows damage inside St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast in Colombo, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Near simultaneous blasts rocked three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. (Hiru TV via AP)
Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri LankaMore than 200 people have been killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo on Easter Sunday
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
Which World Leaders Earn the Most? It Peaks at $1.7MWe already know it's good to be king or queen, but 24/7 Wall Street shows it's pretty good financially to be president or prime minister as well. Its list of the world's 20 best-paid political leaders shows that all make many times the average income of its citizens. The leaders'...
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Pope Francis celebrates Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope denounces 'cruel violence' of Sri Lanka Easter attackPope Francis has denounced the "cruel violence" of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Workers, top, fix a net to cover one of the iconic stained glass windows of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Sunday, April 21, 2019. The fire that engulfed Notre Dame during Holy Week forced worshippers to find other places to attend Easter services, and the Paris diocese invited them to join Sunday's Mass at the grandiose Saint-Eustache Church on the Right Bank of the Seine River. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Paris Easter Mass honors firefighters who saved Notre DameDisplaced by a massive fire, Notre Dame Cathedral's Paris parishioners are gathering to celebrate Easter in another church and to pray for a speedy reconstruction of the beloved monument
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Thousands of Moroccans wave Berber flags and hold photos of detained activists as they take part in a demonstration in Rabat, Morocco, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Protesters are condemning prison terms for the leader of the Hirak Rif protest movement against poverty and dozens of other activists. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
Moroccans protest prison sentences of anti-poverty activistsThousands of demonstrators in Morocco are condemning prison sentences given to the leader of the Hirak Rif anti-poverty movement and dozens of other activists
The Associated Press2 hours ago
It Was the Story of My Career. Except It Wasn't TrueThe deaths were horrible ones: 39 people died on March 24, 1999, in the Mont Blanc Tunnel, with many asphyxiating. A semi-truck carrying more than 20 tons of flour and margarine entered from the French side, intending to traverse its way beneath Mont Blanc for seven miles to the tunnel's...
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Dead bodies of blast victims are removed from St. Sebastian's Church  in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019.  More than hundred were killed and hundreds more hospitalized with injuries from eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside of Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday, officials said, the worst violence to hit the South Asian country since its civil war ended a decade ago. (AP Photo/Chamila Karunarathne)
A look at Sri Lanka's troubled recent history marked by warA look at Sri Lanka's troubled recent history marked by war as deadly violence explodes again
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this May 21, 2017 file photo, Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa speaks during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The king reinstated the citizenship of 551 people convicted amid a crackdown on dissent on the island. The surprise royal decree, announced Sunday, April 21, 2019, by the state-run Bahrain News Agency, gave no explanation for his decision. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Bahrain king reinstates citizenship of 551 amid mass trialsBahrain's king has reinstated the citizenship of 551 people convicted amid a crackdown on dissent on the island
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Turkey's main opposition leaders, Kemal Kilicdaroglu of Republican People's Party, CHP and Meral Aksener of Good (IYI) Party, right, speak to the media as their candidate for Turkish capital Ankara, Mansur Yavas, received the document confirming him as new mayor, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, April 8, 2019. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party is appealing the results of the local elections in Istanbul, where the opposition has a razor-thin lead. (AP Photo)
Protesters punch Turkish opposition leader at funeralA group of protesters have punched and hit the leader of Turkey's main opposition party during the funeral of a soldier slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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