Reuters

At least 22 members of Indian security forces were killed in a central Indian state by Maoist fighters, in one of the bloodiest attacks by the extreme left-wing insurgent group this year, officials said on Sunday.

Security personnel belonging to the Central Reserve Police Force's elite CoBRA

Sofia, Bulgaria
Reuters

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will have difficulty holding onto power, after a surge of votes in an election on Sunday for anti-establishment and anti-corruption parties that want him out.

Parallel count of the vote by pollsters forecast his centre-right GERB party to remain the

Nairobi, Kenya
Reuters

Eritrean forces have started withdrawing from the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry said, following mounting reports blaming the Eritreans for human rights abuses including rape, looting and killings of civilians.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also described an upsurge of fighting in

Caracas, Venezuela
Reuters

Venezuela will ask the United Nations to help remove landmines in its territory that it says have been deployed by "irregular" armed groups near the Colombian border, President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday. 

Maduro's government on Thursday said two soldiers were killed by a land

New York, US
AP

A prayer bench used by Rev Mychal Judge, a Fire Department chaplain killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on 11th September, 2001, was driven to the New York area on Sunday to join the collection of the Sept 11 Memorial

Jakarta, Indonesia/Dili, East Timor
Reuters

Flash floods unleashed by torrential rains killed 41 people on the Indonesian island of Flores on Sunday, the disaster management agency BNPB said, and at least three more were reported killed in neighbouring East Timor.

At least 49 families were hit on Flores,

Jerusalem, Israel
Reuters

With Jerusalem emerging from COVID-19 curbs and the faithful flocking there again, Easter Sunday brought a message of renewal from the traditional site of Jesus' death and resurrection.

Deserted a year ago after the pandemic hit, the Church of the Holy Sephulchre was attended by

Vatican City
AP

Pope Francis in his traditional Easter Sunday address denounced as “scandalous” how armed conflicts continue to rage even as the coronavirus pandemic has triggered severe social and economic suffering and swollen the ranks of the poor. 

Francis tempered his “Urbi et Orbi″ address (Latin for

Reuters

Opponents of military rule in Myanmar inscribed messages of protest on Easter eggs on Sunday while others were back on the streets, facing off with the security forces after a night of candle-lit vigils for hundreds killed since a 1st February coup.

In the latest in a

London, UK
Reuters

Thousands of demonstrators joined rallies across Britain on Saturday against a proposed law that would give police extra powers to curb protests, with some scuffles breaking out following a march in London.

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill aims to toughen measures officers can

Pemba, Mozambique
Reuters

Luisa Jose, a 52-year-old mother of five, says she came face-to-face with Islamic State-linked insurgents when they attacked the gas hub town of Palma in northern Mozambique 10 days ago.

"I was running to save my life...they were coming from every street," she told Reuters

London
Reuters

A Roman Catholic church in London said on Saturday it would complain to the police after officers shut down a Good Friday service on the grounds it broke COVID-19 lockdown rules limiting the size of congregations.

Footage on social media showed two officers entering the Christ

Mexico City
Reuters

Gunmen kidnapped a Haitian pastor and three others during a ceremony that was streamed live on Facebook, media reported on Friday, with the footage widely shared on social media in a country plagued by soaring violence.

In the video, two choir members can be seen

Vatican City
Reuters

Pope Francis, leading an Easter vigil service scaled down due to COVID-19, said on Saturday he hoped the dark times of the pandemic would end and that people could rediscover "the grace of everyday life".

This year has been the second consecutive Easter that all

Paris, France
AP

The rector of Notre Dame said on Friday that the burned-out Paris cathedral and its esplanade could remain a building site for another “15 or 20 years".

Rector Patrick Chauvet spoke to The Associated Press following Good Friday ceremonies, including venerating the “Crown of Thorns”

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