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Sri Lanka says militant group National Thowfeek Jamaath is suspected in Easter Sunday bombings

Sri Lanka says militant group National Thowfeek Jamaath is suspected in Easter Sunday bombingsThe bombing attacks in Sri Lanka killed at least 290 people, including Americans. Who is responsible? National Thowfeek Jamaath, a militant group.



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Louisiana church fires: Police arrest man over suspected arson attacks on black churches

Louisiana church fires: Police arrest man over suspected arson attacks on black churchesPolice have arrested a man suspected of setting fire to three predominately black churches in a southern Louisiana parish, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday."A suspect has been identified in connection with three church burnings in Opelousas, Louisiana, and is in state custody," David Joseph, the US Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, said in a statement.The suspect's name was not released.The sheriff's office in St. Landry Parish where the fires occurred declined to comment and referred questions to the fire marshal's office.Ashley Rodrigue, spokeswoman for the State Fire Marshal's Office, said there will be an announcement regarding the case at a press conference on Thursday attended by Governor John Bel Edwards and law enforcement officials.Authorities said this month they found suspicious "patterns" among fires that burned down three churches between 26 March and 4 April in the parish, about 100 miles (160 km) northwest of New Orleans.The fires destroyed St. Mary Baptist Church in the community of Port Barre, and Greater Union Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas, the seat of the parish, the Louisiana equivalent to a county.All the churches have mostly black congregants, raising authorities' suspicion that the fires could have been racially motivated hate crimes. (Reporting by Rich McKay, additional reporting by Gabriella Borter; editing by Darren Schuettler)Reuters



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Parents decry girl's death in suspected road rage shooting

Parents decry girl's death in suspected road rage shootingPHOENIX (AP) — The announcement Friday of an arrest in the fatal Phoenix road rage shooting of a 10-year-old girl in her family's driveway was of little comfort to her grieving parents.



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Dutch police arrest Turkish man suspected of killing three in tram shooting

Dutch police arrest Turkish man suspected of killing three in tram shootingPolice said the suspect, 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis, had been taken into custody after an hours-long manhunt and had earlier run-ins with authorities in the Netherlands. The city was put into lockdown after the shooting, shortly after the morning rush hour, which authorities initially said was an apparent terrorist attack. The Turkish intelligence agency said it is investigating whether the attack was personally motivated or an act of terrorism, President Tayyip Erdogan said.



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Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings

Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootingsTarrant, handcuffed and wearing a white prison suit, stood silently in the Christchurch District Court where he was remanded without a plea. Friday’s attack, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labeled as terrorism, was the worst ever peacetime mass killing in New Zealand and the country had raised its security threat level to the highest. Footage of the attack on one of the mosques was broadcast live on Facebook, and a “manifesto” denouncing immigrants as “invaders” was sent to politicians and media outlets and posted online via links to related social media accounts.



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Plane makes emergency landing after suspected fire, passengers evacuated

Plane makes emergency landing after suspected fire, passengers evacuatedAir Transat Flight 942 was on its way from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when it reported a possible fire in the cargo hold and was diverted to Newark.



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Heads bowed to the ground, suspected IS members surrender

Heads bowed to the ground, suspected IS members surrenderOUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Suspected Islamic State group members, including foreign fighters, sat in a long line in a field of bright yellow flowers, exhausted and hunched over as they were questioned and searched Thursday by U.S.-led coalition members and Kurdish fighters. They were the latest group to surrender from the besieged final pocket of Syrian territory held by the militant group.



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Suspected Bangladesh plane hijacker shot dead: army

Suspected Bangladesh plane hijacker shot dead: armyBangladesh commandos stormed a passenger jet in the country’s southeast Sunday and shot dead an armed man who allegedly tried to hijack the Dubai-bound flight, an army official said. The suspect, described by officials as a Bangladeshi man in his mid 20s, was shot as special forces rushed the Boeing 737-800 plane after it landed safely in Chittagong. The 134 passengers and 14 crew aboard the Bangladesh Biman flight BG147 were all rescued unharmed, officials said.



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Gory details emerge about missing woman's suspected demise

Gory details emerge about missing woman's suspected demiseDENVER (AP) — After months of mostly silence from authorities investigating the disappearance of a Colorado mother on Thanksgiving Day, grim details about her suspected demise emerged this week, including accusations that the woman's fiance beat her to death with a baseball bat while their baby was in the next room.



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Gory details emerge about missing woman's suspected demise

Gory details emerge about missing woman's suspected demiseDENVER (AP) — After months of mostly silence from authorities investigating the disappearance of a Colorado mother on Thanksgiving Day, grim details about her suspected demise emerged this week, including accusations that the woman's fiance beat her to death with a baseball bat while their baby was in the next room.



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