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Easter: Major Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus
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.

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Sri Lankan police hunt 140 people believed linked to Islamic State after Easter bombings

Sri Lankan police are trying to track down 140 people believed linked to Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of churches and hotels that killed 253..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lankan police release images of Easter bombing suspects

Police in Sri Lanka have released pictures of several key suspects as a manhunt continues in the wake of the deadly Easter Sunday attacks.
SBS - Published

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Sri Lanka Revises Death Toll From Attacks Down By 100 [Video]Sri Lanka Revises Death Toll From Attacks Down By 100

According to Reuters, Sri Lankan officials revised the death toll from Easter Sunday bombings down by about 100 on Thursday, blaming the difficulty in identifying body parts at bomb scenes. Deputy..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Sri Lankan Officials Revise Death Toll From Easter Bombings [Video]Sri Lankan Officials Revise Death Toll From Easter Bombings

According to Reuters, Sri Lankan officials revised the death toll from the Easter bombings. Sri Lanka's deputy defense minister said inaccurate data provided by morgues caused a discrepancy. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Authorities Revise Death Toll In Sri Lanka [Video]Authorities Revise Death Toll In Sri Lanka

According to Reuters, officials in Sri Lanka revised the death toll from Easter Sunday's deadly bombings. Over the weekend, terrorists attacked three churches and four hotels as Christian worshipers..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Foreign Office warns against non-essential Sri Lanka travel [Video]Foreign Office warns against non-essential Sri Lanka travel

The Foreign Office has warned against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday bombings. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: "Our hope is that it will be possible to change..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

Two Of The Bombers In Sri Lankan Attack Were From A Wealthy Family [Video]Two Of The Bombers In Sri Lankan Attack Were From A Wealthy Family

According to CNN, Two of the suicide bombers involved in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka were members of a prominent family in Colombo. The brothers, Imsath Ahmed Ibrahim and Ilham Ahmed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Sri Lankan President Asks Police Chief And Defense Secretary To Resign [Video]Sri Lankan President Asks Police Chief And Defense Secretary To Resign

According to Reuters, the president of Sri Lanka asked the police chief and defense secretary to resign following a deadly attack against Christians on Easter. At least 359 people were killed on Easter..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Details about Sri Lanka's 'well-educated' bombers emerge [Video]Details about Sri Lanka's 'well-educated' bombers emerge

Officials say they have identified eight out of the nine attackers behind Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings, that killed more than 350 people.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:37Published

Possible International Backing To The Easter Sunday Attacks In Sri Lanka [Video]Possible International Backing To The Easter Sunday Attacks In Sri Lanka

According to Business Insider, The US ambassador to Sri Lanka backed the idea that a foreign terrorist group may have been involved in the Easter Sunday bombings which have killed more than 350 in the..

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Ringleader believed to one of the suicide bombers [Video]Ringleader believed to one of the suicide bombers

The leader of one of the groups behind the Easter Sunday attacks was believed to be one of the suicide bombers, state mininster of defence Ruwan Wijewardena said.

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Suspected Sri Lanka church bomber seen on CCTV [Video]Suspected Sri Lanka church bomber seen on CCTV

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..

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Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Bombings [Video]Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Bombings

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Sri Lankan Bombings Believed To Be Revenge For New Zealand Mosque Killings [Video]Sri Lankan Bombings Believed To Be Revenge For New Zealand Mosque Killings

According to Reuters, a Sri Lankan official has issued a statement saying the devastating Easter bombings in Sri Lanka were retaliation for attacks on mosques in New Zealand. The Islamic State has..

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Father remembers young son killed in Sri Lanka blasts [Video]Father remembers young son killed in Sri Lanka blasts

Alex Arrow, the father of fifth-grade Washington, D.C. student Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa who was killed in the Sri Lanka Easter attacks, says his son had a brilliant mind and "was going to do great..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Colombo residents observe a moment of silence [Video]Colombo residents observe a moment of silence

People gathered to hold a moment of silence in remembrance of the Easter Sunday's attacks at 08:30 am local

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Sri Lanka Death Toll Reaches 300 [Video]Sri Lanka Death Toll Reaches 300

At least 300 people are dead and dozens more were injured after a series of explosions hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. Churches were bombed as worshippers attended Easter Sunday service. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Deadly Attacks In Sri Lanka Spell Trouble For Tourism Economy [Video]Deadly Attacks In Sri Lanka Spell Trouble For Tourism Economy

According to CNN Business, the series of deadly attacks in Sri Lanka over the weekend could damage Asia's fragile economies. The bombs that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Sri Lanka Attacks Likely the Work of Islamist Militants [Video]Sri Lanka Attacks Likely the Work of Islamist Militants

According to Reuters, experts on Monday have said that coordinated Easter Sunday bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka had the hallmarks of militant groups Islamic State or al Qaeda. No group..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Sri Lanka PM Not Alerted to Warning of Attack Because of Feud [Video]Sri Lanka PM Not Alerted to Warning of Attack Because of Feud

According to Reuters, a rift between Sri Lankaโ€™s president and prime minister came under scrutiny on Monday a day after a series of deadly bomb blasts, with questions over how the government handled..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Hottest Easter Monday on record across UK [Video]Hottest Easter Monday on record across UK

All four of the UK nations have recorded their warmest Easter Monday on record, the Met Office has said. The Met Office said a high of 25C was recorded in England, with top temperatures in Scotland,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Young women 'watered like plants' in ancient Easter tradition [Video]Young women 'watered like plants' in ancient Easter tradition

The so-called "watering" of the women on Easter Monday is an old fertility rite that dates back to pre-Christian times.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

The World Coal Carrying Championships [Video]The World Coal Carrying Championships

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

London gun salutes celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 93rd birthday [Video]London gun salutes celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 93rd birthday

Gun salutes rang out in Hyde Park and the Tower of London in the British capital on Monday to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's birthday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Pope Francis Condemns Sri Lanka Attacks [Video]Pope Francis Condemns Sri Lanka Attacks

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

7 Suicide Bombers Killed 290 People In Sri Lanka [Video]7 Suicide Bombers Killed 290 People In Sri Lanka

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK says eight British nationals killed in attacks [Video]Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK says eight British nationals killed in attacks

Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to the UK, Manisha Gunasekera, said eight British nationals were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:18Published

 

Sri Lankans urged to avoid mosques, churches amid fears of more attacks

Muslims in Sri Lanka were urged to pray at home on Friday and not attend mosques or churches after the State Intelligence Services warned of possible car bomb attacks, amid fears of retaliatory..
Reuters - Published

PM stirs national security beef with Labor

Scott Morrison says a Sri Lanka-based Islamic terrorist organisation with links to Islamic State was behind the Easter Sunday bomb blasts.
SBS - Published

Islamic group behind Sri Lanka bombing: PM

Scott Morrison says a Sri Lanka-based Islamic terrorist organisation with links to Islamic State was behind the Easter Sunday bomb blasts.
SBS - Published

Sri Lanka revises death toll from attacks down by 100

Sri Lankan officials revised the death toll from Easter Sunday bombings down by about 100 on Thursday, blaming the difficulty in identifying body parts at bomb scenes for the earlier inaccurate number.
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka attack death toll between 250-260, not 359: officials

The death toll in Sri Lanka's Easter Day attack is around 100 fewer than the 359 originally thought, a two top government officials told Reuters on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

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

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..
Reuters - Published

Foreigners caught up as Sri Lanka searches for clues to Easter Sunday bombings

Sri Lankan authorities swept up more people, including foreigners, for questioning on Thursday as they probed deeper into the Easter Sunday bombings, which killed 359 people in potentially the..
Reuters - Published

Muslims flee, Christians grieve in Sri Lankan town torn by violence

As mourners buried the remains of Christian worshippers killed by the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, hundreds of Muslim refugees fled Negombo on the country's west coast where..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka Attacks: What Do We Know?

sri lanka attacks: what do we know?
by Stephanie Boyd - This week, the world has been reeling from news of suicide attacks which have unfolded across Sri Lanka over Easter weekend. It has been reported that more than 350 people lost..
One News Page Staff - Published

Sri Lankan president asks police chief, defense secretary to quit following attacks

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the police chief and defense secretary to quit following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 359 people,..
Reuters - Published

Shorten prays for Sri Lanka attack victims

Bill Shorten has attended a prayer service in Darwin for victims and survivors of the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka.
SBS - Published

Scale, sophistication of Sri Lanka attack point to foreign links: U.S. ambassador

The scale and sophistication of the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka suggested the involvement of an external group such as Islamic State, the U.S. ambassador said on..
Reuters - Published

Foreign groups likely behind Sri Lanka attacks, U.S. ambassador says

The scale and sophistication of the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka suggested the involvement of an external group such as Islamic State, the U.S. ambassador to said on..
Reuters - Published

Two Danes missing after Sri Lanka hotel blast: TV2

Two Danish citizens are missing following the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, broadcaster TV2 reported on Wednesday citing Denmark's ambassador to India.
Reuters - Published

Father of Australian injured in Easter Sunday blast wants to bring her home 'as soon as possible'

Exclusive: Ranjith Weerasinghe is pleading with Australian doctors to examine his daughter after she received serious injuries in the Sri Lanka terror attacks.
SBS - Published

Top Sri Lankan officials deliberately withheld intelligence on attacks: minister

Senior officials deliberately withheld intelligence about possible attacks on Sri Lanka, where a rash of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday killed at least 359 people, the leader of parliament said on..
Reuters - Published

U.S. believes there is ongoing terrorist plotting in Sri Lanka: envoy

The United States had no prior knowledge of the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, but now believes there is ongoing terrorism plotting in the country,..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka deputy defense minister one of nine bombers was a woman

One of the nine bombers that detonated explosives in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday was a woman, deputy defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene told reporters on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

More detentions as death toll in Sri Lanka attacks rises to 359

Sri Lankan police said on Wednesday they had detained 18 more people for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, claimed by the Islamic State group, as the death toll climbed..
Reuters - Published

Death toll from Sri Lanka bombing attacks rises to 359: police

The death toll from the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose to 359, police said on Wednesday without providing any further details.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand PM says no intelligence linking Sri Lanka attacks to Christchurch

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka was in retaliation..
Reuters - Published

IMF: Initial Sri Lanka market pressures seem contained, tourism action needed

The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday that initial financial market pressures on Sri Lanka appear contained following "horrific" Easter Sunday bomb attacks but decisive policy and security..
Reuters - Published

IS claims Sri Lanka blasts, as government says probe making progress

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

PM attends Sri Lankan service in Darwin

Prime Minister Scott Morrison attended a service at a Buddhist temple in Darwin with local Sri Lankans to offer support after the Easter Sunday terror attacks.
SBS - Published

'We are shell shocked': Relatives bury dead in Sri Lanka amid new security fears

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 bomb attacks were revenge for N.Zealand mosque killings: minister

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

Sri Lanka detains Syrian for questioning over attacks: sources

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

Sri Lanka wakes to emergency law after Easter bombing attacks

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

Woman hit with 28 demerit points in one go over Easter weekend

A NSW woman allegedly was using her phone with three children not restrained properly.
SBS - Published

Washington student, Denver man among the dead in Sri Lanka blasts

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

'We kept calling her': Sri Lankans scour hospitals, morgue for loved ones

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

Sri Lanka's bomb carnage casts pall over tourism revival

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

Sri Lanka to declare emergency from midnight after Easter Day blasts

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

Three children of Danish billionaire killed in Sri Lanka attacks

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

Easter drowning toll reaches seven, including two lifesavers


SBS - Published

PM offers love, faith in time of despair

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is restarting his election campaign after the Easter pause with a visit to Victoria, a key battleground alongside Queensland.
SBS - Published

Coalition facing questions over water buybacks as Easter truce ends

Scott Morrison has returned to the campaign trail in Melbourne while Bill Shorten promises cash for regional tourism.
SBS - Published

Environment back in focus as campaigning resumes

The Murray-Darling Basin may be the centre of debate as the leaders return to the campaign trail after the Easter truce.
SBS - Published

Morrison returns to Victoria for campaign

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is restarting his election campaign after the Easter pause with a visit to Victoria, a key battleground alongside Queensland.
SBS - Published

Britons among those killed in Sri Lanka attacks: UK Foreign Office

British nationals were among the more than 200 people killed in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office said.
Reuters - Published

U.S.' Pompeo: Americans were among those killed in Sri Lanka attacks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that "several U.S. citizens were among those killed" in a series of bomb blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter morning that killed more than 200 people and..
Reuters - Published

At Easter mass, Parisians pray for Notre-Dame's swift restoration

With no cathedral to go to, hundreds of Parisians gathered for Easter Sunday mass at the smaller Saint-Eustache catholic church on the city's right bank, and prayed for the swift restoration of..
Reuters - Published

Queen celebrates 93rd birthday at Easter service

Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the world's oldest and longest reigning living monarch, celebrated her 93rd birthday on Sunday by attending the traditional Easter service at Windsor Castle.
Reuters - Published

Easter marred by Sri Lanka bombs, pope says in condemning blasts

Pope Francis, in his Easter Sunday address, condemned as "such cruel violence" the bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 100 people and were timed to coincide with the most important day in the..
Reuters - Published

Pope condemns Sri Lanka Easter attacks as 'such cruel violence'

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks that killed at least 138 people in three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka as "such cruel violence" and said he was close to the Christian community, hit..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Reaction to Sri Lanka attacks

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of..
Reuters - Published

Bombs kill 138, wound hundreds in Easter attacks on Sri Lanka churches, hotels

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of..
Reuters - Published

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