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Sri Lankans have begun burying the victims of the Easter Sunday bombs as IS claimed responsibility.
Sri Lankans have begun burying the victims of the Easter Sunday bombs as IS claimed responsibility.

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IS claims Sri Lanka blasts, death toll 321

Jihadist group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people in what officials believe was retaliation for assaults on mosques in New Zealand.

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NZ yet to see link to Sri Lanka massacres

New Zealand has not seen any intelligence linking the deadly Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka with the mass shooting by a white supremacist in Christchurch last month, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's office says.

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Saudi Arabia beheads 37 'terrorists'

Saudi Arabia has beheaded 37 Saudi citizens in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes, publicly pinning one of the headless bodies to a pole as a warning to others.

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Myanmar Mine

More than 50 people are feared to have been killed in Myanmar when jade miners and machinery were buried under a mound of tailings late on Monday.

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Kim to meet Putin in Russia on Thursday

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian port of Vladivostok to discuss the international stand-off over Pyongyang's nuclear program.

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UK Trump

Buckingham Palace says US President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Egyptian voters back longer term for Sisi

Nearly 90 per cent of Egyptian voters have approved in a referendum constitutional changes that could see President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stay in power until 2030, the election commission says.

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Climbers drag tarps over gutted Notre-Dame

Professional mountain climbers have been hired to install synthetic, waterproof tarps over the gutted, exposed exterior of Notre-Dame Cathedral, as authorities race to prevent further damage ahead of storms that are rolling in towards Paris.

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Australian Associated Press