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Leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement jailed for 16 months

1 hour 27 min ago
A prominent group of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were handed sentences of up to 16 months in prison on Wednesday for their role in the "umbrella movement" rallies in 2014.

Duterte threatens 'war' against Canada over trash shipped to Philippines

5 hours 28 min ago
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to "go to war" with Canada if the country doesn't take back tons of trash a Canada-based company had shipped to Manila several years ago.

Search effort closing in on missing Japanese stealth fighter

7 hours 28 min ago
Search efforts may be closing in on the wreckage of a Japanese F-35 stealth fighter that crashed into the Pacific Ocean two weeks ago, perplexing investigators and raising questions about the reliability of world's most-advanced warplane.

More than 50 jade mine workers trapped by 'mud lake'

12 hours 28 min ago
More than 50 people are missing and feared dead after a mudslide buried workers at a jade mine in Myanmar's Kachin State, according to reports.

Kim Jong Un leaves for summit with Putin, North Korea says

13 hours 29 min ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is headed to Russia for his summit with Vladimir Putin, the North Korean state news agency KCNA said Wednesday.

ISIS suspect gave advance warning of Sri Lanka bombings, source says

18 hours 30 min ago
Early warnings from India's intelligence services to Sri Lankan officials ahead of the Easter Sunday bombings were based on information gleaned from an ISIS suspect, CNN has learned.

Death toll rises to 16 after 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Philippines

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:11
At least 16 people have died after the Philippines was rattled by two major earthquakes, authorities in the country said on Tuesday.

Myanmar court rejects final appeal from jailed Reuters journalists

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 18:02
Myanmar's top court rejected the appeal of two Reuters journalists to have their convictions and seven-year prison sentences overturned on Tuesday, in a case that has raised fears over shrinking press freedoms in the country.

New IRA claims responsibility for North Ireland Journalist Lyra McKee's death

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:58
A dissident Republican group called the New IRA has admitted responsibility for the killing of Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee during rioting last week and apologized to her family, according to The Irish News, which published the statement from the group on Monday.

Confusion and blame in Sri Lanka after bloody Easter Sunday attacks

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:58
More than 300 people have been reported dead in the attacks, with hundreds more injured. As the death toll threatens to rise even further, Sri Lankan officials have veered from promising to pull the nation together, to tearing each other down.

Live updates: Sri Lanka mourns as investigation into deadly blasts continues

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 09:52
It's a national day of mourning in Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday hotel and church bombings that killed at least 290 people. Follow here for the latest.

Could the Sri Lanka bombings have been stopped?

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 01:47
When a series of suicide bombs tore apart churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, most of the country -- and the rest of the world -- was taken completely by surprise. But in the capital, Colombo, it was not a shock to everyone.

Easter bombings leave Sri Lankan Christians in shock

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 00:46
During Sri Lanka's decadeslong civil war, St. Sebastian's Church in Katuwapitiya had armed guards. But in recent years, there have been only security cameras, the threat of violence replaced by one of burglary.

Philippines rocked by deadly 6.1-magnitude earthquake

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 23:46
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Bodega on the Philippine island of Luzon on Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Sri Lanka only too familiar with deadly violence

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 22:44
When the luxury Shangri-La hotel opened in Colombo in late 2017, it pointed to the relative calm that had emerged in the aftermath of Sri Lanka's decadeslong civil war.

What we know so far about the Sri Lanka attack victims

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 20:40
While the overwhelming majority of those killed in Sunday's bomb attacks were Sri Lankans, there were also victims from across the world, from the United States to China, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Turkey.

Sri Lanka bombings death toll rises to 290

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:36
Eight coordinated explosions that tore through churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday have killed at least 290 people and injured another 500, in what officials have called a "brand-new type of terrorism."

A tragic Holy Week culminates in an Easter Sunday horror

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:03
It has been a testing week for Christians everywhere.

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