The latest spree of violence against Muslims, who make up less than 10 per cent of Sri Lanka's 22 million people, follows the deadly Easter bombings by militants.
Hundreds gather in Colombo in a first major vigil and memorial since April 21 Easter bombings that killed 257 and wounded nearly 500 people.
Muslims in Sri Lanka are concerned that the short-term ban on the face veil could lead to the further marginalisation of Muslims in society.
Multiple dwellings and houses collapsed in the mudslides triggered by days of rains, said KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services spokesman Robert McKenzie.
Global terror groups are relying on the power of online networks to drive discussions and shape opinions - often without any inkling of their real motives.
A journalist was killed while covering rioting in the border town of Londonderry.
A massive fire consumed Notre Dame Cathedral, gutting the roof of the Paris landmark and stunning France and the world, but firefighters managed to save the shell of the stone structure and its two main bell towers from collapse.
The European Parliament's resolution on Turkey's European Union accession talks reads more like a personal attack than a research-based text.
Around 600 Palestinian Christians in Gaza are seeking permits to enter Israel to perform a pilgrimage to Jerusalem this Easter, but Israel says many Palestinians overstay permitted time.
Carnival in Haiti goes back to 1804 and not even the country's devastating 2010 earthquake was enough to eliminate celebrations.
Four months after the September election that left Europe's largest economy in an unprecedented state of political limbo, Germany's two largest parties are trying to hammer out a deal that will bring an end to the impasse.
As he led the Easter Mass in St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis spoke of the war in Syria. Worshippers were subjected to heightened security measures.
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