New information about the bombers shows many were affluent and educated.

This is the first time Kim and Vladimir Putin will meet, but no major agreements are expected. 

Anti-Beijing sentiment is still brewing five years after the mass protest.


The suspected suicide bombers had pledged loyalty to the Islamic State, which praised the attacks.

Seventy-two hours after the Easter Sunday attacks, bodies are piling outside the city’s morgue.

The Kremlin said no major pacts are planned for the first summit between Kim and Putin. But the nuclear issue will top the agenda. 

The highest-ranking Catholic official in Sri Lanka called for “merciless punishment” but told the faithful to remain calm.

The journalists’ attorney said the pair see little point in any further appeals after their jailing for reporting on the massacre of Rohingya Muslims.

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Manilans live in fear that one day “the Big One” will devastate their city.

Questions about the government’s failure to act on prior intelligence are growing.

Authorities say the \National Thowheed Jamaath group may have had foreign help.

The Christian minority faces violence and discrimination in Sri Lanka, but attacks on this scale are without precedent.

The blasts in the churches took place about 8:45 a.m. in the cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa. More than 450 people were injured.

About 20 Afghan emigres from Europe and the United States, including three women, privately met Taliban representatives in Qatar, speaking for more than six hours.

Four attackers also were killed in the hours-long battle at the Ministry of Telecommunications complex, according to Afghan officials.

Organizers called off the talks amid disputes over the size and composition of the Afghan government’s delegation.

The rebuff came as the Kremlin announced plans for Kim Jong Un to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.

An unprecedented meeting set to begin in Qatar on Friday was called off amid internal disputes in Kabul and Taliban complaints.

Indian election rules mandate that no voter should have to travel more than 1.24 miles to cast a ballot.

Growth was a surprisingly good 6.4 percent in the first quarter, data showed, though it was fueled largely by unsustainable government spending.

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