Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
Theresa May has accused Labour of dragging its heels in the bid to find a cross-party compromise to deliver Brexit, even before the talks resumed after Easter “The... WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Independent
Sri Lankan local broadcasters have shown surveillance footage of a suspected bomber carrying a heavy backpack and walking on the street before heading into St. Sebastian Church, one of seven locations..
According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Islamic State claimed responsibility for a series of coordinated Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people. Officials reportedly believe that..
The World Coal Carrying Championships take place every Easter Monday since 1963 in the West Yorkshire village of Gawthorpe. The men, women and veterans race for over half a mile with a bag of coal on..
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According to Reuters, Pope Francis on Monday decried the attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed nearly 300 people over the weekend. The Holy Father called for universal condemnation of..
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Authorities lifted a curfew in Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after a string of bombings at churches and luxury hotels across the Indian Ocean island killed 290 people and wounded about..
Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people, coordinated attacks on churches and hotels that officials said were believed to be retaliation.. Reuters - Published
Sri Lankans wept and prayed on Tuesday as they buried their dead from suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury hotels that killed 321 people in the country's worst violence.. Reuters - Published
Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bomb attacks were retaliation for a recent attack on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on Tuesday, adding that two domestic Islamist groups were believed to.. WorldNews - Published
Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bomb attacks were retaliation for a recent attack on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on Tuesday, adding that two domestic Islamist groups were believed to.. Reuters - Published
As a state of emergency took effect Tuesday giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers, police arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by suicide bombers involved in.. WorldNews - Published
Sri Lankan police are holding a Syrian national in custody for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, three government and military sources told Reuters on Tuesday. Reuters - Published
Stocks in Asia rose marginally on Tuesday as many markets reopened after the long Easter break, while oil jumped to its highest this year as the United States tightened sanctions on Iran. Reuters - Published
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.. Reuters - Published
Asian shares were little changed on Tuesday, hovering not far from nine-month peaks hit last week, with concerns China may slow the pace of policy easing curbing the market's enthusiasm. Reuters - Published
The Sri Lankan government has said a small Islamist extremist group known as National Thowheed Jamath is likely responsible for a terror attack that killed at least 290 people. The attack was carried.. CBS News - Published
Another explosion went off Monday in Sri Lanka, as police diffused a bomb that didn't go off in the Easter Sunday suicide attacks. Several other bombs went off as planned the day before, leaving at.. CBS News - Published
Sri Lanka's abrupt shutdown of social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram and others in the wake of the string of deadly Easter terror attacks left worried friends and relatives in places like.. USATODAY.com - Published
Those behind the Sri Lanka blasts, whether part of an Islamic State module or any other module, whether from inside or out, will only feed on existing fissures, the best counter terrorism model is to.. Firstpost - Published
A fifth-grade student at an exclusive private school in Washington, D.C., and a Denver man on a business trip were among the U.S. residents killed in the Sri Lanka Easter attacks, a media report and.. Reuters - Published
At least nine bombs exploded in three Sri Lankan cities on Easter Sunday, claiming at least 290 lives. Officials are blaming the blasts on a local militant group. CBS News law enforcement analyst Paul.. CBS News - Published
By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI and KRISHAN FRANCIS COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan officials failed to heed warnings from intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a domestic radical.. WorldNews - Published
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, the country's.. USATODAY.com - Published
Sri Lankans scoured hospitals and morgues for missing loved ones on Monday, a day after suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury hotels killed 290 people and wounded about.. Reuters - Published
A nationwide emergency goes into effect at midnight, the Sri Lankan presidential office announced Monday, in the aftermath of devastating Easter Sunday attacks on hotels and churches that killed at.. France 24 - Published
"Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry has confirmed the death of one more individual - H Shivakumar - in the blasts yesterday, taking the total number of Indian deaths in the tragedy to 8 till now," the Indian.. IndiaTimes - Published
With its capital under curfew following devastating Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and upmarket hotels, Sri Lanka is filled with fear, horror and grief and tourists who have been flocking to.. Reuters - Published
The Sri Lankan government accepted on Monday - after speculations of foreign involvement - that all the attackers were local and part of Jamath, a Sri Lankan organisation. Police have so far arrested.. Firstpost - Published
Colombo, April 22: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will declare a nation-wide emergency from Monday midnight. The emergency will be imposed following a series of blasts that took place on.. WorldNews - Published
Sri Lanka blasts LIVE updates: Health Minister and the government spokesman, Rajitha Senaratne, also said that all suicide bombers involved in the blasts are believed to be Sri Lankan nationals. Firstpost - Published
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will declare a nationwide emergency from midnight on Monday following Easter Sunday suicide bomb blasts at churches and luxury hotels that killed 290 people.. Reuters - Published
Denmark's richest man Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife lost three of their four children in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, a spokesman for Povlsen's fashion firm said on Monday. Reuters - Published