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Father and husband of Australians killed in Sri Lanka describes terror horror

The father and husband of two Australians killed in the Sri Lanka terror attacks has described the moment he found his daughter dead and his wife dying next to her. 

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Perth couple named among Sri Lanka dead, remembered by loved ones as 'kindred spirits'

A British doctor and a retired firefighter who were living in Australia have been named as two of the eight Britons killed in the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka.

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What is the National Thowheeth Jamaath?

The little-known Islamist extremist group is thought to have orchestrated the bombings in Sri Lanka and to have ties with outside groups.

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Suspicion falls on Sri Lankan Islamist group

National Thowheeth Jamaath is a little-known group that security experts said promotes Islamist terrorist ideology.

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Royal family releases new photos for Prince Louis' first birthday

All the photos were taken this month by his mother Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, at the family's home in Norfolk.

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'Live in our hearts forever': Australians among the victims of Sri Lanka bombings

Manik Suriaaratchi and her 10-year-old daughter, Alexendria, are among nearly 300 killed in Sri Lanka by co-ordinated suicide bomber attacks which ...

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Why Indonesia rejected the path of strong-man politics

In many countries politics seems increasingly irrational, but Indonesia bucked the trend.

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If an Australian PM did 1/10th of Trump's alleged acts, he'd be out of office: Kevin Rudd

The former prime minister said special counsel Robert Mueller had presented "quite spectacular" evidence that Trump attempted to obstruct justice.

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Sri Lanka social media shutdown part of global discontent with Silicon Valley

A decade ago, Facebook, Twitter and social-media firms helped spearhead pro-democracy uprisings that toppled dictators in the Middle East. That's changed.

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Sri Lankan officials warned of potential attack 10 days before bombings, minister reveals

An April 11 letter from a police official not only named the little-known group believed to be planning an attack but also named individual members, ...

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Trump sues in bid to block congressional subpoena of financial records

The lawsuit seeks a court order to prevent Trump's accounting firm from complying with what his lawyers say is an improper use of subpoena power by ...

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'Panic mode': Witnesses describe aftermath of Sri Lanka bombings

As a series of bombs exploded across Colombo, people were left reeling.

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Best of the world: April 23, 2019

The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.

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Terror attacks in Sri Lanka raise the same awful questions

It is still too early to say who carried out the attacks and it is more than usually dangerous to speculate.

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'If we're not out in four hours bring beer': rescuers return to cave

Two of the Australian heroes of the Thai cave rescue, Richard Harris and Craig Challen, have returned to Tham Luang cave for the first time.

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Cool heads need to prevail in wake of Sri Lanka carnage

The world must hope that the dreadful events of Easter Sunday do not send Sri Lanka back to its violent past.

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Sri Lanka Easter Sunday attacks by numbers

Bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday shattering a decade-old peace. Here are some of the facts.

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'Absolute carnage': Australians in Sri Lanka describe chaos following blasts

A Melbourne man who was five to 10 metres from an explosion at the Shangri-La Hotel on Sunday has described how those around him were covered in blood as they fled to safety after the explosion.

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Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidency in a landslide

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday conceded defeat after a run-off vote that saw comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy secure the presidency.

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British woman killed, three others kidnapped in Nigeria

Kidnappings are rampant in Nigeria, where both locals and foreigners are targeted — mostly for ransom.

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Two Australians killed, two others wounded in Sri Lanka terrorist blasts

"We are seeing this massacre go from what was bad, very bad, to much, much worse," Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

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Notre Dame fire a warning bell. But will Europe listen?

In the wake of the fire last week that gutted Notre Dame, questions are being raised about the state of thousands of other cathedrals, palaces and ...

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Easter Sunday tragedy a 'terrorist attack by religious extremists'

Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardena said most of the blasts were believed to have been suicide attacks.

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What we know so far about the Easter Sunday attacks

Here is what we know so far about the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka.

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Life after death: Sherpa widows tackle Everest to fight taboos

The women hope by scaling the world's highest mountain they can upturn perceptions about a widow's worth and complete the unfinished ascent of their husbands, who died working as guides for foreign mountaineers.

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Sri Lanka searches for answers after Easter Sunday attacks

Sri Lanka has asked the world for help in investigating possible involvement by international terrorist groups in one of Asia's deadliest terrorist attacks in years.

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20 minutes of carnage: How the Sri Lankan bomb attacks happened

The coordinated attack started at breakfast time.

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