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Sri Lanka attacks: Who are the victims?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A spate of attacks has claimed hundreds of victims across Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is in shock after a wave of bombings targeting churches and hotels left 290 people dead. Churches were hit during Easter services on Sunday in the cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa. Most of those killed are thought to be Sri Lankan nationals but officials say dozens of foreigners
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US to end sanctions waivers for major Iranian oil importers

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The sanctions on Iran's oil industry have led to a sharp downturn in the country's economy US President Donald Trump has decided that five large countries will no longer be exempt from penalties if they continue to import Iranian oil.The White House announced that sanctions waivers for China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey would not be renewed when they expired on 2 May.The
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Sri Lanka attacks: ‘International network’ linked to bombings

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAftermath of deadly Sri Lanka explosions A wave of bombings that killed 290 people in Sri Lanka on Sunday was carried out with the support of an international network, officials say.The government has blamed a little-known local jihadist group, National Thowheed Jamath, although no-one has yet admitted carrying out the attacks.Another 500 people were injured in the suicide attacks on churches
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Gorillas pose for selfie with DR Congo anti-poaching unit

[ad_1] Image copyright Ranger Mathieu Shamavu Image caption The gorillas are apparently trying to imitate humans Two gorillas have been photographed posing for a relaxed selfie with the rangers who rescued them as babies.The image was taken at a gorilla orphanage in Virunga National Park, DR Congo, where the animals were raised after poachers killed their parents.The park's deputy director told BBC Newsday that they had learned to imitate their
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Top climbers die in Canadian avalanche

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The group had been missing since last Wednesday whilst on an expedition in Banff National Park. Three professional mountaineers have been found dead after an avalanche at Canada's Banff National Park.Austrian climbers David Lama, 28, and Hansjörg Auer, 35, and US citizen Jess Roskelley, 36, had been attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peake.The group were reported missing last Wednesday and later
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Colombia landslide: At least 14 killed and five injured

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP At least 14 people have been killed by a landslide on Sunday in south-western Colombia, officials say.Five others were injured and several houses destroyed in the town of Rosas in the Cauca region. The landslide happened after days of torrential rains hit the region and authorities are continuing to search the rubble.Landslides are common in the Latin American country, especially during the annual rainy season. Image