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Poem comparing migrants to rats draws condemnation in Austria

iStock/Poligrafistka(NEW YORK) — The deputy mayor of an Austrian village has caused an uproar across the country’s political spectrum after he published a poem that seemed to compare migrants to rats. Christian Schilcher of the village Braunau am Inn, and a member of the Freedom Party, a far-right populist party, published a poem on Monday …

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ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings that killed over 300

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a wave of coordinated bombings at churches and high-end hotels across Sri Lanka. The terrorist organization offered no evidence to support that assertion, which was initially announced in a statement in Arabic published by its Amaq news agency on Tuesday, saying the attackers were …

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US ends waivers for Iran oil sanctions, tightening economic pressure on regime

CIL868/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. will no longer grant any waivers to countries to purchase Iranian oil, fully implementing the sanctions that President Donald Trump reimposed nearly a year ago when he withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal. The end of waivers means that those countries that continue to buy Iranian oil will face sanctions, according …

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Radical Muslim group blamed in Sri Lanka Easter bombings, 1 of 4 American victims identified

Stringer/Getty Images(COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — Members of a radical Muslim group have been identified as suspects in a series of Easter suicide bombings on churches and luxury hotels across Sri Lanka. Coordinated explosions erupted near simultaneously Sunday morning across the island nation off the southern tip of India, killing nearly 300 people, including at least …

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Sri Lanka bombings: 290 dead, hundreds injured in church, hotel explosions on Easter Sunday

Stringer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — At least 290 people were killed and hundreds more injured on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka when attackers unleashed an apparently coordinated series of suicide bombings that simultaneously targeted Christian churches and luxury hotels, sending a wave a terror across the globe. Eight explosions took place miles apart, three at Christian …

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Buckingham Palace responds to report Prince Harry, Meghan may move to Africa

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) — As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare for the birth of their first child, a new report claims the couple may raise their child for some time outside of the U.K. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly considering heading on a “sabbatical” for six months. Their likely destination is …

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Sri Lanka bombings: 207 dead, hundreds injured in church, hotel explosions on Easter Sunday

Stringer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more injured on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka when attackers unleashed an apparently coordinated series of suicide bombings that simultaneously targeted Christian churches and luxury hotels, and sent a wave a terror across the globe. The explosions took place miles apart, and the …

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Sri Lanka bombings: World leaders, prominent figures condemn Easter Sunday bombings

Chamila Karunarathne/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — From the White House to the Vatican, world leaders condemned the string of bombings that killed more than 200 people in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday as many of the victims were in churches celebrating one of most important holidays in the Christian faith. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan …

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Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential election: Exit poll

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(KIEV, Ukraine) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian with no political experience who plays the president on TV, has won Ukraine’s presidential election in a landslide, according to a national exit poll. The poll showed Zelenskiy receiving 73 percent of the vote, sweeping away Ukraine’s incumbent president, Petro Poroshenko, who conceded defeat on Sunday. …

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South Korea’s food waste reduction plans feature urban farming and modern garbage bins

ABC News(SEOUL, South Korea) — “Compost in my vegetable garden!” “No, mine first!” City farmers have been raising their voices to make sure their two-square-meter gardens are fertilized with compost made from food waste discarded from their homes. The Jugong apartment complex in Beondong, north of Seoul, began an eco-friendly urban farm last year August, …

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