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‘Shaken, but not broken’

Terrorism | Christians in Sri Lanka reel from Easter attacks that underscored the reach of global terror 
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/25/19, 12:52 pm

Six days after a massive fire blazed through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, a gang of suicide bombers tore through Easter morning worship services in three churches on the South Asian island of Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka detains suspects, fears retaliatory attacks

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/25/19, 12:14 pm

Sri Lankan authorities on Thursday detained the father of two suspected suicide bombers on suspicion of aiding his sons in the Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 350 people. Former navy chief Jayanath Colombage confirmed police arrested Mohamed Yusuf Ibrahim, a prominent spice trader. His sons were among the nine bombers who targeted hotels and churches on Sunday in Sri Lanka as Christians gathered to celebrate Easter.

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Undeterred for democracy

Hong Kong | As a Hong Kong court sends four democracy activists to prison, their supporters vow to carry on the fight for free elections
by June Cheng
Posted 4/25/19, 11:48 am

Hundreds of supporters gathered outside Hong Kong’s largest prison, Lai Chi Kok Reception Center, Wednesday night at a candlelight vigil for the four pro-democracy activists sentenced to prison earlier in the day. Supporters wore yellow shirts that read, “I was not incited”: Some of the activists were convicted of antiquated “incitement to incite” public nuisance charges, according to Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP). 

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