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    Sri Lanka explosions: What we know about the bomb attacks on churches and Colombo hotels
     21 April 2019
    Sri Lanka's capital is rocked by six near-simultaneous attacks at churches and hotels on Sunday morning, followed by two further explosions mere hours later.
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    Boeing's billion-dollar bungle has tainted American aviation prestige — how will it recover?
    21 Apr: Two deadly crashes involving its latest 737 MAX jet are prompting some to consider how the darling of American aviation will survive this fatal blow and why it happened in the first place.... more
    Marvel's films leading up to Avengers: Endgame in 'real time' order, from Captain America to Infinity War
    21 Apr: Don't have a spare 45 hours to watch all of the Marvel movies before Avengers: Endgame? Catch up with this timeline of how the 21 films fit together in "real time", right down to the flashbacks and end scenes.... more
    Gorillas pose for selfie with anti-poaching officers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    21 Apr: An anti-poaching ranger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has described his striking selfie with a pair of endangered mountain gorillas, which has grabbed worldwide attention of social media, as 'just another day in the office'.... more
    Steve Smith scores IPL half-century after being named captain, leads Rajasthan Royals to victory
    21 Apr: Former Australian captain Steve Smith is promoted to captain of the Rajasthan Royals and rises to the occasion, scoring a half-century to lead his charges to victory.... more
    Musician Lewis Capaldi to have anxiety rooms for fans during his arena tour
    21 Apr: The musician, who has anxiety attacks himself, will provide qualified support officers and other assistance to help fans before and during his shows, under a new scheme he has called LiveLive.... more
    Notre Dame repairs see Paris split over whether to redesign or replicate cathedral spire and ceiling
    21 Apr: The restoration of the "soul of Paris" is shaping up to be one of France's most controversial national projects, with the nation split over whether the ceiling and spire should be rebuilt as exact replicas, or with a bold new design.... more
    From medieval chants to Handel's Messiah, here are four choral works to listen to this Easter
    21 Apr: There is so much Easter music, but here are the stories behind four important pieces you might hear this weekend — from medieval chants to Handel's Messiah.... more
    Large snake scales Detroit garage and slithers across roof as shocked crowd gathers
    20 Apr: Juliet's owner says the crowd of onlookers watching her slither across his roof has nothing to worry about from the massive python, who eats thawed rabbits and has never harmed anyone.... more
    Sri Lanka interviews dozens of aspiring hangmen after restoring death penalty
    20 Apr: Former recruits have failed to show up to work or quit after one look at the gallows, but Sri Lanka's President is determined to find two hangmen to send thousands of prisoners to their deaths.... more

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    Sri Lanka explosions: What we know about the bomb attacks on churches and Colombo hotels 23:37

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