Easter

Major Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus

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Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

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Sri Lankan officials revised the death toll from Easter Sunday bombings down by about 100 on Thursday, blaming the difficulty in identifying body parts at bomb..
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Facing public criticism for not acting against Islamist extremist groups in the island nation, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said some of the suspected attackers..
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The death toll in Sri Lanka's Easter Day attack is around 100 fewer than the 359 originally thought, a two top government officials told Reuters on Thursday.
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The death toll in Sri Lanka's Easter Day attack is around 100 fewer than the 359 originally thought, a top health official told Reuters on Thursday.
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Sri Lankan PM issues warning after Easter bombings
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Britain said on Thursday it was advising against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 359 people, adding that..
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At least 58 people have been detained in connection with the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, among the world's worst terrorist attacks since 9/11.
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The UK advises against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka after the Easter Sunday bombings.
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Despite the arrest of dozens of suspects in Sri Lanka's Easter massacre, the nation remained fearful over the possibility of new attacks this weekend.
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Sri Lanka has banned the use of drones and unmanned aircraft following the massive Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 350 people
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Sri Lankan authorities locked down the central bank and shut the road leading to the jittery capital's airport because of a bomb scare on Thursday as more people..
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - As evidence emerges that Islamist militant groups planned and carried out the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 350 people in Sri..
11 hours ago • WorldNews
A picture is emerging of the group behind the Easter Sunday bombings that left 359 people dead.
12 hours ago • BBC News
Sri Lanka has banned the use of drones and unmanned aircraft following the massive Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 350 people and injured more than 500..
13 hours ago • WorldNews
Sri Lankan authorities swept up more people, including foreigners, for questioning on Thursday as they probed deeper into the Easter Sunday bombings, which..
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As mourners buried the remains of Christian worshippers killed by the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, hundreds of Muslim refugees fled Negombo..
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New surveillance footage shows two of the bombers who killed hundreds in Sri Lanka. Video shows the moments before the deadly attack on Easter Sunday. Elizabeth..
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's president shook up the country's top security establishment after officials failed to act on intelligence reports warning of..
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An official says the government must answer for its failure to prevent the Easter Sunday bombings.
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Sri Lanka’s president has demanded that the defense secretary and national police chief resign after the Easter Sunday suicide bombings.
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This week, the world has been reeling from news of suicide attacks which have unfolded across Sri Lanka over Easter weekend. It has been..
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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the police chief and defense secretary to quit following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks on churches..
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Bill Shorten has attended a prayer service in Darwin for victims and survivors of the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka.
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The scale and sophistication of the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka suggested the involvement of an external group such as Islamic..
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Nation still getting to grips with huge loss -- and government failures -- as Muslim community worries about backlash after Easter attack
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The mortal remains of nine out of 10 Indians killed in the massive Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka have been sent to India
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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the police chief and defense secretary to quit following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks on churches..
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A Sri Lankan minister had said earlier this week that India and the United States had provided information before the bombings on three churches and three hotels..
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Senior officials deliberately withheld intelligence about possible attacks on Sri Lanka, where a rash of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday killed at least 359..
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The scale and sophistication of the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka suggested the involvement of an external group such as Islamic..
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Two Danish citizens are missing following the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, broadcaster TV2 reported on Wednesday citing Denmark's ambassador to India.
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Further details emerge of the attackers behind the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 359 people.
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Exclusive: Ranjith Weerasinghe is pleading with Australian doctors to examine his daughter after she received serious injuries in the Sri Lanka terror attacks.
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Senior officials deliberately withheld intelligence about possible attacks on Sri Lanka, where a rash of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday killed at least 359..
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The United States had no prior knowledge of the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, but now believes there is ongoing..
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One of the nine bombers that detonated explosives in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday was a woman, deputy defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene told reporters on..
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Nearly 60 people have been detained since the Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka, which ripped through high-end hotels and churches packed with Easter worshippers in the..
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Sri Lankan police said on Wednesday they had detained 18 more people for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, claimed by the..
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The toll in a series of suicide bomb blasts on Easter Sunday targeting hotels and churches in Sri Lanka has risen to 359, police said Wednesday, adding that 18..
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The death toll from the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose to 359, police said on Wednesday without providing any..
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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on..
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The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday that initial financial market pressures on Sri Lanka appear contained following "horrific" Easter Sunday bomb..
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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on..
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Theresa May has accused Labour of dragging its heels in the bid to find a cross-party compromise to deliver Brexit, even before the talks resumed after Easter..
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In the CCTV footage, the suspected bomber can be carrying a backpack as he enters the church on Easter Sunday.
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Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people, coordinated attacks on churches and hotels that..
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Theresa May has accused Labour of dragging its heels in the bid to find a cross-party compromise to deliver Brexit, even before the talks resumed after Easter
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Singer Kelly Clarkson said she is very busy and she took the time to shop at Target and put the Easter baskets together.
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The death toll in the Sri Lanka attacks on Easter Sunday has climbed to at least 321. CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports from Negombo..
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Here's What We Know So Far About the Decade's Worst Terror Attack
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison attended a service at a Buddhist temple in Darwin with local Sri Lankans to offer support after the Easter Sunday terror attacks.
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Sri Lankans wept and prayed on Tuesday as they buried their dead from suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury hotels that killed 321..
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In some places, the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka struck entire families. (April 23)
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Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bomb attacks were retaliation for a recent attack on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on Tuesday, adding that two..
3 days ago • WorldNews
Sri Lanka buried more of its dead on Tuesday from suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury hotels that killed 321 people in the..
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Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bomb attacks were retaliation for a recent attack on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on Tuesday, adding that two..
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As a state of emergency took effect Tuesday giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers, police arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly..
3 days ago • WorldNews
Sri Lankan police are holding a Syrian national in custody for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, three government and military..
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Stocks in Asia rose marginally on Tuesday as many markets reopened after the long Easter break, while oil jumped to its highest this year as the United States..
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Sri Lankans woke to emergency law on Tuesday as authorities searched for those behind suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 290 people..
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A NSW woman allegedly was using her phone with three children not restrained properly.
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Asian shares were little changed on Tuesday, hovering not far from nine-month peaks hit last week, with concerns China may slow the pace of policy easing curbing..
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The Sri Lankan government has said a small Islamist extremist group known as National Thowheed Jamath is likely responsible for a terror attack that killed at..
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Six JD(S) members among 8 Indians killed in Easter attacks
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Another explosion went off Monday in Sri Lanka, as police diffused a bomb that didn't go off in the Easter Sunday suicide attacks. Several other bombs went off..
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