Tuesday, Jul 23 2019 | Time 08:04 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Venezuela hit by new blackout
  • Trump agrees to telecom chiefs' request for timely licensing decisions on sales to Huawei
  • Iranian deputy FM to submit Rouhani’s letter to Macron – Foreign Ministry
  • Servant of the People winning Ukrainian election with 43 10pc as 90 89pc of votes counted
  • US Envoy heads to Afghanistan, Qatar to facilitate peace process - State Dept
  • US spy plane puts commercial flights at risk: Venezuela
  • Macron wants more European cooperation for new "solidarity mechanism" on migration
  • Turkey to launch operation in Syria if safe zone not established: FM
  • Trump says White House, Congress reach 2-year budget deal
  • Hong Kong police make 6 arrests over 'Unlawful Assembly' after weekend protests
  • Greece's conservative gov't wins confidence vote
  • US condemns Venezuela's 'Provocative Actions' against Navy Aircraft on mission - Bolton
  • UK threatens Iran with larger military presence by West in Gulf
  • Trump says US having "positive correspondence" with N Korea
  • Pompeo says spent more time with North Korea’s Kim than any other American
World


Sri Lanka serial blasts: Nearly 140 killed, 500 injured

Sri Lanka serial blasts: Nearly 140 killed, 500 injured

Colombo, Apr 21 (UNI) At least 140 people were killed and more than 500 hospitalised in multiple explosions that hit two Catholic churches here in the national capital on Sunday morning, as worshipers had gathered in large numbers to attend the Easter services.

A total of six blasts reportedly took place on Sunday in Sri Lanka, hitting three churches and three hotels in the country's capital of Colombo and other cities, local media reported.

The first blast occurred at 0845 hrs in St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade and the other at St Sebestian's Church in Katuwapitiya, Katana.

Shortly after those blasts were reported, police confirmed three hotels in the capital had also been hit, along with a church in the town of Batticalao, in the east of the country.

The police said explosions also occurred at Shangri-La Hotel and Kingsbury Hotel in the capital.

As per initial reports the injured have been shifted to nearby hospitals.

It is reported that 24 people were killed in Colombo while 27 people died following the blast at the Zion Church while the number of deaths from the explosions in Negombo stands at 62.

Of the victims, 13 foreigners have been admitted to the Colombo General Hospital while some are reported among the victims.

An emergency meeting headed by the country's Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been called to assess the situation.

PM Wickremesinghe has also strongly condemned the 'cowardly' attack on the its people and has urged all Sri Lankans to remain united in this tragic time.

"Please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation. The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation." he said in a tweet.

UNI XC JAL SNU 1332

More News
Iran tanker seizure: May to chair Cobra meeting on crisis

Iran tanker seizure: May to chair Cobra meeting on crisis

22 Jul 2019 | 7:45 PM

London, Jul 22 (UNI) British Prime Minister Theresa May will chair the government's emergency committee Cobra on Monday after a British-flagged tanker was seized by Iran in the Gulf.

see more..
UN nuclear watchdog chief Amano dead

UN nuclear watchdog chief Amano dead

22 Jul 2019 | 5:25 PM

United Nations, Jul 22 (UNI) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief, Yukiya Amano, is dead.

see more..
Pak PM to meet Trump in bid to mend ties

Pak PM to meet Trump in bid to mend ties

22 Jul 2019 | 5:10 PM

Washington, Jul 22 (UNI) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is due to visit the White House for his first face-to-face talks with US President Donald Trump.

see more..

Tory leadership contest: Voting to close

22 Jul 2019 | 4:49 PM

London, Jul 22 (UNI) Voting will close later in the Conservative leadership contest, with the UK's next prime minister set to be announced on Tuesday.

see more..
Polish abuse scandal: Victims take on Catholic Church

Polish abuse scandal: Victims take on Catholic Church

22 Jul 2019 | 2:20 PM

Warsaw, Jul 22 (UNI) Marek Mielewczyk was a 13-year-old altar boy when a priest asked him to come to his presbytery.

see more..
image