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Archbishop of Colombo accuses Sri Lankan government of stalling investigations into Easter bombings

The head of Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church accused the government of stalling investigations into Easter Sunday bombings two years ago that killed 279 people. Even after arresting 200 people within days of the attacks, no one has been charged yet. Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith on Wednesday said he was “deeply saddened” by […]

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Italy enters 3-day lockdown to try to prevent surge in Covid-19 cases over Easter

Italy entered a strict three-day lockdown to try to prevent a surge in Covid-19 cases over Easter. All regions are now in the “red zone” – the highest tier of restrictions – as the country battles a third wave, with about 20,000 new cases a day. Red zone restrictions normally mean all non-essential travel is […]

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Brisbane exits 3-day snap lockdown ahead of Easter weekend

Brisbane exited its snap three-day lockdown on Thursday after only one local Covid-19 case was reported in the previous day. The outbreak in Queensland’s capital has grown to 16 infections in total. State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the low number of new infections meant the lockdown could be lifted in time for the Easter holiday […]

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Sri Lanka marks Easter Sunday attack anniversary

Church bells have rung out across Sri Lanka, marking one year since more than 250 people were killed by a group of suicide bombers. But there are no other large-scale events planned to remember the men, women and children – from worshippers celebrating Easter in church to tourists enjoying breakfast in hotel restaurants – whose […]