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Indian court lifts ban on Chinese social media app TikTokAn Indian court has lifted its ban on Chinese social media video-sharing app TikTok on the condition that the platform popular with teenagers would not be used to host obscene videos
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
A burial worker uses a rock to install a wooden cross in to a newly raised mount covering a body during a mass burials for Easter Sunday bombings victims in Negombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the president's office said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Sri Lanka shakes up top security posts after deadly bombingsSri Lanka's president is shaking up the country's top security establishment after officials failed to act on intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before the Easter bombings that killed 359 people
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Sri Lankans pray during a ceremony to invoke blessings on the dead and wounded of Sunday Easter bombing by Buddhist monks at the Kelaniya temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the president's office said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
The Latest: Official: 1 suicide bomber studied in BritainA British security official has confirmed a report identifying one of the Sri Lanka suicide bombers as a man who studied in Britain between 2006 and 2007
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Man pleads guilty to shipping lizards from Philippines to USA New Hampshire man who smuggled rare lizards from the Philippines to the U.S. by hiding them in socks and placing them inside electronic equipment has pleaded guilty
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Health, Welfare and Labor Minister Takumi Nemoto, right, bows after Eugenics Protection Law was passed at parliament's upper house in Tokyo Wednesday, April 25, 2019. Japan's government apologized to tens of thousands of victims forcibly sterilized under the now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law and promised to pay compensation. (Toshiyuki Matsumoto/Kyodo News via AP)
Japan apologizes to forcibly sterilized people, vows redressJapan's government has apologized to tens of thousands of people forcibly sterilized under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law and promised to pay them compensation
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this photo released by  thePress office of the administration of Primorsky Krai region, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, center left, surrounded by Russian and North Korea's officials walks,  after arriving in Vladivostok, Russia, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia on Wednesday morning for his much-anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok. (Igor Novikov/Press Office of the Primorye Territory Administration via AP)
An upbeat Kim arrives in Russia, ready for his Putin summitNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in Russia a day before his much-anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Seoul lawmaker: Top Kim Jong Un adviser removed from postA South Korean lawmaker says that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's most trusted policy adviser apparently has been removed from one of his posts
The Associated Press3 hours ago
China charges former Interpol president with briberyChina has formally arrested former Interpol President Meng Hongwei on suspicion of accepting bribes
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Anusha Kumari, center, weeps during a mass burial for her husband, two children and three siblings, all victims of Easter Sunday's bomb attacks, in Negombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. In an instant on Easter Sunday, Kumari, 43, was left childless and a widow when suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack on churches and luxury hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Sri Lankan woman loses most of her family in Easter bombingsA Sri Lankan woman who survived the Easter bombings lost her husband, son, daughter, sister-in-law and two nieces
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Fire guts shanties in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee campAn official says a fire in a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh has destroyed more than two dozen huts and a mosque
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Family members gather at a funeral of Easter Sunday bomb blast victim at Methodist cemetery in Negombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Radicalization among Sri Lanka's Muslims was slow and steadyRadicalization among a sliver of Sri Lanka's Muslims has been a longtime concern, but political disarray and security lapses helped cultivate fertile ground for the militants to carry out their attacks
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Philippine president threatens to return garbage to CanadaThe Philippine president has threatened to ship containers of garbage back to Canada and dump some at the country's embassy in Manila if Canadian officials don't take back waste that Filipino officials say was illegally shipped to Manila years ago
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Vienna-based advocacy group honors Pakistani journalistVienna-based advocacy group honors Pakistani journalist known for critical reporting on country's powerful military
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Pakistan reports new cases, policeman killed in polio drivePakistan reports 2 new polio cases, gunmen kill another policeman escorting team vaccinating children
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Christians, hotel workers, tourists among Easter attack deadChristians, hotel workers, tourists among the dead in Sri Lanka attacks at churches, hotels on Easter Sunday
The Associated Press6 hours ago
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