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.
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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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..
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..
Sri Lankan police are trying to track down 140 people believed linked to Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 253, as shooting erupted in the.. Reuters - Published
Shooting erupted between security forces and a group of men in eastern Sri Lanka during a search and cordon operation related to the Easter Sunday attacks, a military spokesman said. Reuters - Published
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
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
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
Britain said on Thursday it was advising against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 359 people, adding that terrorists were very likely to try to.. Reuters - Published
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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