Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan police detained a Syrian among 40 people being questioned about the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, government and military sources said on Tuesday, as the toll from the coordinated bomb attacks rose to 321.

No group has claimed responsibility for

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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The world's recyclable plastic is being shipped to Asia where it is illegally dumped, buried or burned in the country with the lightest regulations, environmentalists warned on Tuesday calling for greater transparency in the global waste trade.

A report by

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Myanmar's top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the country's transition to democracy.

"They were sentenced for seven years and

Johannesburg, South Africa
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Photographs of South African children in after-school tutoring groups and a mother and son carrying seedlings are among 30-odd images lining the walls of the old Women's Jail, which once housed political prisoners like Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

The exhibition in Johannesburg's former prison

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British soap opera Coronation Street began a storyline on modern slavery on Monday, highlighting the plight of tens of thousands trapped in abusive work conditions across the country.

Campaigners and slavery survivors have praised the storyline, which revolves around a nail salon worker trafficked

Sydney, Australia

Rugby Australia has scheduled a code of conduct hearing for 4th May over Israel Folau's controversial social media comments, the governing body has said.

Israel Folou representing Australia in a game against England at Twickenham last November. PICTURE: REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, which killed 290 people and wounded nearly 500.

The emergency law, which gives police and the military

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Authorities lifted a curfew in Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after 290 people were killed and about 500 wounded by a string of bombings that tore through churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday.

There was still no claim of responsibility for the

Melbourne, Australia

The environment has emerged as a major issue for Australian voters, a poll showed on Sunday, but healthcare and the cost of living are the top concerns ahead of next month's elections.

For 32 per cent of Australians, access to affordable health services is the

Christian leaders from across the globe have joined in condemning the bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday in which more than 200 people were killed and more than 450 injured.

Among the targets were churches and hotels.

A relative of a victim of the explosion

Updated: 8:30am, 22nd April

More than 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10

The sign of the cross is appearing over cities in Australia's eastern states this Easter thanks to a skywriting campaign funded by Hillsong Church.

The "Cross Equals Love" campaign seen in the skies above Geelong in the state of Victoria on Saturday.

The "Cross Equals

Chicago, US

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, a Christian financial watchdog group, has terminated the membership of Harvest Bible Chapel.

The council pointed to “significant violations” of several of its financial standards in a written statement released Wednesday evening.

Harvest Bible

Vatican City

Pope Francis listened as a preacher denounced the widespread inequality in the world at a Good Friday service on the day Christians recall Jesus' death by crucifixion. 

During the "Passion of the Lord" service in St Peter's Basilica, songs in Latin recounted the last hours

Australian pop duo for KING & COUNTRY are among those making waves in the US.

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