Sri Lanka arrests 40 suspects after bombings, toll up to 310

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — As a state of emergency took effect Tuesday giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers, police arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by suici...

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal cr...

Sri Lanka, like world, again sees scourge of suicide bombing

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The deadly Easter attacks in Sri Lanka are a bloody echo of decades past in the South Asian island nation, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil war helped...

Survivor of Sri Lanka bombing fears returning to church

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — St. Sebastian's Church in Sri Lanka's Negombo city was packed when Nilantha Lakmal arrived with his wife and three daughters for Easter Mass. The pews alrea...

A Catholic town at the center of Sri Lanka's deadly attacks

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The seaside Sri Lankan fishing town of Negombo has long been called "Little Rome," a reference to its many churches and its place at the center of the country's small Catholi...

Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings

Sri Lankan authorities flicked the off switch on most social media after Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels killed hundreds of people, a dramatic reaction that reflects accumulated distrust ...

A look at Sri Lanka's troubled recent history marked by war

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A series of blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, blamed on religious extremists, recalled the worst days of the country's 26-year civil war. A look at a tr...

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka's deadliest violence si...

A look at the churches and hotels targeted in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Several near-simultaneous blasts tore through three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the bloodiest outbreak of violence in the South Asian coun...

A look at Sri Lanka's troubled recent history marked by war

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A series of blasts in and outside Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday, blamed on religious extremists, recalled the worst days of the country's 26-year civil war. Here is a ...

Fo Guang Shan monks in southern Taiwan pledge Notre Dame assistance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fo Guang Shan Monastery (佛光山寺) in southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City has offered to help with the reconstruction of Notre Dame in “numerous ways,” accordin...

2019 winners in journalism and arts

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners: JOURNALISM Public Service South Florida Sun Sentinel for examining mistakes by school and law enf...

The Latest: 2 newspapers cited for reporting on Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have been awarded Pulitzer Prizes for ...

Photo of the Day: Getting soaked in suds at New Taipei City water festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Crowds were soaked in suds during the New Taipei City Water Festival in New Taipei on Sunday (April 14). Sunday's festivities were celebrated by Taiwan's Burmese com...

Dalai Lama's health improves after being hospitalized for chest infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dalai Lama is "doing much better" after being rushed to hospital earlier this week, said a spokesperson. The Tibetan spiritual leader was admitted to a Ma...