April 22, 2019

Sri Lanka bombings: 290 dead, hundreds injured in church, hotel explosions on Easter Sunday

Stringer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- At least 290 people were killed and hundreds more injured on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka when attackers unleashed an apparently coordinated series of suicide bombings that simultaneously targeted Christian churches and luxury hotels, sending a wave a terror across the globe. Eight explosions took place miles apart, three at Christian churches holding Easter services and three at hotels, some commonly used by Western tourists. In addition to those who were killed..
April 22, 2019

Sri Lanka bombings: 207 dead, hundreds injured in church, hotel explosions on Easter Sunday

Stringer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more injured on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka when attackers unleashed an apparently coordinated series of suicide bombings that simultaneously targeted Christian churches and luxury hotels, and sent a wave a terror across the globe. The explosions took place miles apart, and the targets included three Christian churches holding Easter services and three hotels, some commonly used by Western tourists. In addition to tho..
April 21, 2019

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential election: Exit poll

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(KIEV, Ukraine) -- Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian with no political experience who plays the president on TV, has won Ukraine’s presidential election in a landslide, according to a national exit poll. The poll showed Zelenskiy receiving 73 percent of the vote, sweeping away Ukraine’s incumbent president, Petro Poroshenko, who conceded defeat on Sunday. At a campaign party at a bar in Kiev, packed with hundreds of journalists, Zelenskiy declared victory. As the exit p..
April 21, 2019

Sri Lanka bombings: World leaders, prominent figures condemn Easter Sunday bombings

Chamila Karunarathne/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- From the White House to the Vatican, world leaders condemned the string of bombings that killed more than 200 people in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday as many of the victims were in churches celebrating one of most important holidays in the Christian faith. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan shared his condolences with the Sri Lankan brethren while strongly condemning the horrific attacks that wounded another 450 people. "Strongly condemn..