Friday, July 19, 2019

At least 207 dead in Easter Sunday Sri Lankan bombings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Suicide bombers struck churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing more than 200 people and injuring 450. (Washington Post)
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  • A look at the churches and hotels targeted
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    Public remains in the dark about Toronto attacks

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    Terror mayhem in Melbourne

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