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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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In tearful ceremony, Sri Lanka Catholics mark one month since bombings

Weeping Sri Lankan Catholics lit candles and prayed in a memorial service outside a bombed church on Tuesday, one month after Easter bombings by Islamist militants killed more than 250 people.
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China trip and son's wedding: Sri Lanka leader denounced after Easter bombings

After coming under fire for not acting on warnings about Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is now facing criticism over his leadership in the..
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Sri Lanka Catholics mark one month since bombings [Video]Sri Lanka Catholics mark one month since bombings

eeping Sri Lankan Catholics lit candles and prayed in a memorial service outside a bombed church on Tuesday, one month after Easter bombings by Islamist militants killed more than 250 people. Havovi..

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Sri Lanka: Curfew lifted amid religious tension [Video]Sri Lanka: Curfew lifted amid religious tension

Government minister says 'Buddhist extremists' are behind the anti-Muslim attacks this week, following the Easter Sunday attacks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Sri Lanka unrest: Violence against Muslims increase [Video]Sri Lanka unrest: Violence against Muslims increase

Leaders warn that violence will not only increase tension but also hinder the investigation into the Easter bombings.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:42Published

Sri Lanka blocks social media after worst anti-Muslim unrest since Easter bombings [Video]Sri Lanka blocks social media after worst anti-Muslim unrest since Easter bombings

Sri Lanka on Monday temporarily blocked some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst unrest since..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Sri Lankan Authorities Arrest Scholar For Alleged Links To Bombing Ringleader [Video]Sri Lankan Authorities Arrest Scholar For Alleged Links To Bombing Ringleader

According to a report by Reuters, Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings,..

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Sri Lanka Says More Islamist Militant Attacks Cannot Be Ruled Out [Video]Sri Lanka Says More Islamist Militant Attacks Cannot Be Ruled Out

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that investigators have dismantled a large part of the network linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings, but..

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Sri Lanka Police Arrest Two People In School Re-Opening Conflict [Video]Sri Lanka Police Arrest Two People In School Re-Opening Conflict

According to Reuters.com, "Sri Lanka police arrested two men after a personal feud led to clashes between two sectarian groups in a beachside resort north of the capital, the site of one of the..

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Sri Lanka Police Discover Islamist Training Camp [Video]Sri Lanka Police Discover Islamist Training Camp

Reuters reports Sri Lankan police on Sunday discovered a 10-acre camp in the eastern town of Kattankudy, where Islamist militants linked to the deadly Easter attacks are believed to have practiced..

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Sri Lankan President Vows Stability In Wake Of Deadly String Of Bombings [Video]Sri Lankan President Vows Stability In Wake Of Deadly String Of Bombings

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, Sri Lanka President said that security forces would 'eradicate terrorism' following devastating suicide attacks on Easter Sunday and restore stability..

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Gets Engaged [Video]New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Gets Engaged

The 38-year-old's chief press secretary, Andrew Campbell, confirmed to CNN that the couple became engaged over the Easter holiday last month. There was no sign of the news on Ardern or Gayford's..

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Trump says he mourns for Christians and Muslims killed in recent attacks [Video]Trump says he mourns for Christians and Muslims killed in recent attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump participated in a dinner for the National Day of Prayer in Washington D.C., saying he mourned for Christians recently murdered during the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka..

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U.S. diplomat warns of more attacks in Sri Lanka [Video]U.S. diplomat warns of more attacks in Sri Lanka

The U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka said on Tuesday that some of the Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were likely still at large and could be planning more..

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Wife, Daughter of Sri Lanka Bombings Mastermind Will Survive Blast [Video]Wife, Daughter of Sri Lanka Bombings Mastermind Will Survive Blast

According to Reuters, the wife and daughter of the suspected mastermind of suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday escaped with minor injuries from an explosion at a safe house. Mohamed Zahran..

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Sri Lanka bans face veils after Easter bombings [Video]Sri Lanka bans face veils after Easter bombings

Muslim religious body welcomes short-term move amid fears a prolonged ban could fuel tensions in multi-faith nation.

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Sri Lanka On Alert For Attacks By Militants In 'Uniforms' [Video]Sri Lanka On Alert For Attacks By Militants In 'Uniforms'

According to reuters, Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday’s suicide bombings are planning imminent attacks and could be dressed in military..

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Tourist arrivals in Colombo to drop by 50 percent after bombings: Sri Lanka tourism chief [Video]Tourist arrivals in Colombo to drop by 50 percent after bombings: Sri Lanka tourism chief

Tourist arrivals in Colombo will fall by 50 percent over the next two months following the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lanka’s Tourism Bureau Chairman Kishu Gomes..

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Sri Lanka bans face veil as security officials warn of 'imminent attacks' [Video]Sri Lanka bans face veil as security officials warn of 'imminent attacks'

Sri Lanka banned women from wearing face veils as security officials warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday's bombings are planning ' imminent attacks.'

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How laid-back Sri Lanka became a soft target [Video]How laid-back Sri Lanka became a soft target

A week after the Sri Lanka bombings on Easter Sunday, some are questioning whether political rifts led to security lapses. Joe Brock and Lucy Fielder report.

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'A generation lost': The victims of Sri Lanka bombings [Video]'A generation lost': The victims of Sri Lanka bombings

Here are the stories of some of the 253 people who died in the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan President Bans Islamist Groups Suspected On Role In Bombings [Video]Sri Lankan President Bans Islamist Groups Suspected On Role In Bombings

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has banned two Islamist groups suspected of being behind a series of bombings on Easter Sunday that claimed the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Children among 15 killed in Sri Lanka shoot-out [Video]Children among 15 killed in Sri Lanka shoot-out

Sri Lankan troops raided what they suspected to be a safe house linked to Easter Sunday bombings that killed hundreds. They said 15 people, six of them children, were killed in a shoot-out. Lucy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

Soldiers in gun battle with Easter bombing suspects [Video]Soldiers in gun battle with Easter bombing suspects

Police exchange gunfire with suspects during a raid in the Eastern Province, confiscate suicide vests

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published

Sri Lanka bombings: 15 bodies found after raid [Video]Sri Lanka bombings: 15 bodies found after raid

Sri Lankan security forces have found 15 bodies, including six children, after militants linked to the Easter bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid on their house in the country's..

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Sri Lanka's Buddhists mark somber Vesak after Easter Sunday attacks

Buddhist Sri Lankans marked the festival of Vesak in low key celebrations on Saturday amid heightened religious tensions in the Indian Ocean nation following the deadly Easter Sunday attacks that..
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What they left behind: Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombing victims

In Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, a lane that used to be alive with the sound of children playing is silent.
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Sri Lanka's tourism suffers after blasts

Sri Lanka was the Lonely Planet guide's top travel destination for 2019, but since the Easter attacks on churches and luxury hotels, foreign tourists have fled. (May 16)
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Sri Lankan army defends rehiring major amid outcry from rights groups

Sri Lanka's army on Thursday defended its decision to reinstate an intelligence official arrested in 2017 on suspicion he attacked journalists, saying he is the right person to investigate the Easter..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka says hardline Buddhist groups likely to blame for anti-Muslim attacks

Sri Lanka said on Wednesday that hardline Buddhist groups were likely to blame for a wave of anti-Muslim riots that swept the island this week in apparent retaliation for Easter bombings by Islamist..
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Taylor Swift is obsessed with Easter eggs, and it's ruining her new music

Swift's new music roll-out has been almost entirely focused on the hidden clues in her Instagram posts, music videos and even her stilettos.
USATODAY.com - Published

Sri Lanka police arrest 23 for targeting Muslims after Easter bombings

Sri Lankan police arrested 23 people on Tuesday in connection with a spate of attacks on Muslim-owned homes and shops in apparent reprisal for the Easter bombings by Islamist militants that killed more..
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Exclusive: Sri Lankan software engineer, under Indian surveillance, key in Easter attack

A Sri Lankan software engineer suspected by authorities in Sri Lanka of having provided technical and logistical support to the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was monitored by Indian intelligence..
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