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Here's the edition for Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019.

Attacks in Sri Lanka: What we know so far about the bombings

Apparent terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday have left nearly 300 people dead in churches and hotels in the island nation. Here’s what we know about the attacks and the local context

New IRA admits responsibility for killing Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Dissident republican group the New IRA on Tuesday admitted responsibility for killing Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee during rioting in Londonderry last week, in a statement to The Irish News.

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Myanmar's top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about t...

Sri Lanka security brief warned of attacks on churches

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The warning in the April 11 letter was plain: A local group was planning a suicide terror attack against churches in Sri Lanka.Priyalal Disanayaka, the deputy...

Beyond the HeadlinesImportant stories from below the fold.

The existential crisis facing North Korean schools in Japan

Around 70 Joseon schools in Japan have funding slashed by the government and are targeted by nationalist organisations.

Flores: Biden's jokes about permission to hug draw a rebuke

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Nevada Democrat who accused Joe Biden of touching her without permission says the former vice president has been "so incredibly disrespectful" by joking about the...

FRANCE 24 speaks to Alaa Salah, the new face of Sudan's protest movement

Alaa Salah is a Sudanese woman who gained internet fame after images of her leading protest chants against President Omar al-Bashir went viral. FRANCE 24 spoke to her about the demonstrations and what...

Science and TechnologyBehind the scenes of our daily lives.

Bug in French government’s WhatsApp replacement let anyone join Élysée chats

Researcher found bug in email validation that let him log in and join "rooms" in Tchap app.

Fortnite is getting an Avengers: Endgame crossover this week

Two of the biggest properties in entertainment are meeting once again: a mysterious Avengers: Endgame-themed update is coming to Fortnite on April 25th.

Tesla has three of the 11 most popular cars shared on Turo

EV supply grew 1.6x faster than hybrid or internal combustion engine vehicles in 2018.

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Questions and AnswersWhat are people asking about today?

Ramy Youssef: What does it mean to be an Arab American?

There’s a growing cultural shift in American Muslim identity being forged by millennials. For actor and comedian Ramy Youssef it’s about his Arab American Muslim experience, which he uses as the basis...

Hamilton Mourão: Loyal deputy to Brazil’s Bolsonaro or dangerous rival?

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s first months in office were marked by infighting within his administration. He now finds himself competing with his own vice president, Hamilton Mourão, a hardline...

Red or black? Experiencing Thailand's military drafting

Lottery for military draft takes place each April. While some step forward willingly, others want it abolished.

What does Steve Bannon want with this Italian monastery? Inside his fledgling school for populism

The propagandist who helped bring Donald Trump to power wants disciples who can spread his brand of nationalism across Europe – and they’re starting in a remote mountain redoubt in Italy. The Globe we...

BusinessMoving finance and global economics today.

Ahold says Stop & Shop strike will hurt 2019 margins

Dutch supermarket group Ahold, warned on Tuesday that a strike at its Stop & Shop chain in the United States would hurt its underlying 2019 profit margin. <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters...

Kraft Heinz's CEO is the latest victim of Big Food’s exodus of leaders

Food companies have struggled to create growth on their own, and there is little left for them to buy.

Apple will release a 5G iPhone in 2020 with chips from Qualcomm and Samsung, top analyst says

A 5G-equipped iPhone with a faster cellular internet connection would give consumers a reason to upgrade from older models.

SportsHeadlines from international leagues and competitions.

Harper ejected for yelling at umpire from dugout

Bryce Harper was tossed in the top of the fourth inning at Citi Field after chirping from the bench after he struck out looking on a high fastball.

NFL Draft 2019: The colourful and controversial Combine questions faced by prospects

"What kind of fruit would you be? Is your mother a prostitute?" The colourful, controversial inquisition that faces NFL draft prospects.

Chelsea 2-2 Burnley: Blues up to fourth after draw with Clarets

Chelsea move into fourth position in the Premier League as they are held by Burnley in a thrilling game at Stamford Bridge.

EntertainmentNews from the world of music, TV and cinema.

Ahead of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Cinematic Universe movies ranked by EW grade

From 'Iron Man' to 'Captain Marvel,' here's how our critics have evaluated the Marvel canon.

Roseanne Barr Comes Out as Queer in Video Rant: "I Put the Q in LGBTQ"

Roseanne Barr shared some personal news in a now-deleted YouTube video on Sunday. The Roseanne star came out as queer towards the end of a diatribe about the derogatory word "f-g"...

9-1-1 recap: Did our first responders just rob a bank?

On 9-1-1, our first responders get caught up in an elaborate bank heist scheme and it could spell trouble for Bobby.