By Bharatha Mallawarachi, Krishan Francis, Associated Press
More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen…
By Krishan Francis, Associated Press
Sri Lanka's president reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister on Sunday, nearly two months after firing him and setting off a long political stalemate in the South Asian island nation.
Sri Lanka has had no functioning government for nearly two weeks and is facing the prospect of being unable to pass a budget for next year.
By Harry Zahn, Erica R. Hendry, Joshua Barajas
These days, it’s hard to stop news from Washington, D.C., from flooding your news feed. We take a moment every week to bring you important stories beyond the White House and the Capitol. Here’s what we’re reading now.
By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Islamic State led a campaign of attacks last year by militant extremist groups on religious freedom in large swaths of the world, the State Department said in a report Wednesday, pointing to increasing threats to religious minorities…
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday championed the new Sri Lankan government's push for democratic reform and promised closer ties with the strategically located Indian Ocean nation.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Tuesday, Prime Minister Manuel Valls addressed the French National Assembly, saying France is at war with terrorism, not Islam or Muslims. Meanwhile, investigators probed deeper into the weapons and financing behind last week's terror attacks. Also,…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
On the day after Christmas 2004, a horrifying tsunami swept across the Indian Ocean. It claimed an estimated 230,000 lives. With no warning system in the Indian Ocean, scientists were helpless to provide an accurate warning in time. Ten years…
Jeffrey Brown talks to author Michael Ondaatje, whose new novel is "The Cat's Table."…
Students in Sri Lanka take part in a painting competition yesterday. Photo credit: Ishara S. Kodikara /AFP /Getty Images.
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