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Sri Lanka attacks: Mass funeral on day of mourning

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mourners attended a funeral near St Sebastian Church in Negombo The first mass funeral has begun in Sri Lanka as the country marks a day of mourning for the victims of Sunday's bomb blasts.The death toll of the attacks on churches and hotels has increased to 310, police said on Tuesday. The country has observed three minutes of silence and a state of emergency
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SS Iron Crown: WW2 shipwreck found off Australia

[ad_1] Image copyright NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA Image caption The SS Iron Crown was sunk by a torpedo in World War Two The wreck of an Australian ship sunk by a Japanese submarine in World War Two has been found after 77 years, officials say.The SS Iron Crown, a naval freight ship, was hit by a torpedo off the state of Victoria in 1942, killing 38 people. Its five remaining
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Myanmar top court rejects Reuters journalists’ appeal

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in prison for more than a year Myanmar's top court has rejected an appeal by two Reuters journalists jailed on charges linked to their reports on the Rohingya.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were sentenced to seven years last September in a case condemned around the world.They had revealed that state security forces executed 10
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Sri Lanka attacks: Family attends funeral

[ad_1] Monique Allen was killed in one of the attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.She was on holiday with her three sons and husband, Lewis, when the Cinnamon Grand hotel was bombed. The rest of the family, who live in Thailand, survived the attack. Speaking at her funeral, Mr Allen recalls searching for his wife in the immediate moments after the attack. Read More: Sri Lanka faces bomb warnings
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African women on the shame of hair loss

[ad_1] Image copyright Bandile Image caption Bandile says giving her hair a break could have prevented her baldness Years of styling, braiding, pulling, relaxing and sewing in weaves have left a 31-year-old aspiring South African model with a balding head."Every time I took out my weave at the salon, I would have them chemically 'relax' my hair and would then put on another weave on the same day - I
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Pedro Sánchez: Spain’s accidental PM on a roll

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption From crushing defeat to top of the polls - the prime minister's fortunes have utterly reversed Less than a year ago, Pedro Sánchez was lagging in the polls as the leader of Spain's opposition, bruised by two resounding electoral defeats. Yet he goes into this Sunday's general election as prime minister – and is widely tipped to secure the first victory for his Spanish
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Innovative child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

[ad_1] Image copyright D Poland/PATH Image caption The vaccine has already been tested in smaller trial programmes A large-scale trial of what has been called the world's first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children is due to start in Malawi.The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites.Earlier, smaller trials showed that nearly 40% of the 5-to-17-month-olds who received
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Kim-Putin: North Korean and Russian leaders ‘to meet for first time’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Similar 'tough guy' optics from the two leaders but very different agendas There is growing speculation that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will travel to Russia this week for his first ever meeting with President Vladimir Putin. Neither date nor time have been officially announced, but Russia has confirmed the two will meet "in the second half of April".Any meeting between the old allies
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My lifelong obsession with ‘resurrecting’ classic cars

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCharles Palmer and his 1950 Riley 2.5 litre coupe Charles Palmer shifts effortlessly through the gears of his 1950 Riley 2.5 litre coupe as he takes it out for a spin in rural Perthshire.The 79-year-old could not be happier. He is driving his favourite classic car from a stunning private collection which includes a Mark VI Bentley, a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud
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India election 2019: Rahul Gandhi faces crucial ballot in Wayanad

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rahul Gandhi is contesting from southern India for the first time Tens of millions of people are preparing to cast their votes in the third phase of India's marathon seven stage election - but the reality is, all eyes will be on one man.India's main opposition leader Rahul Gandhi is appearing on the ballot in Wayanad, Kerala, for the first timeBut while a