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The Latest: American killed in Sri Lanka was 'big-hearted'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 9:14pm

The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local):

A look at Sri Lanka's troubled recent history marked by war

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 8:33pm

A series of blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, blamed on religious extremists, recalled the worst days of the country's 26-year civil war.

A look at sites hit by Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 8:01pm

The Easter Sunday bombings were Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since the country's civil war ended a decade ago. Six near-simultaneous blasts targeted churches and luxury hotels in and near Colombo, the capital. A look at the sites targeted:

Utah faith, political leaders mourn deadly toll in Sri Lankan bombings

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Apr 21st - 5:10pm

Faith leaders and members of Utah's congressional delegation had messages of sympathy and support for Sri Lank following a series of a Easter bombings.

Paris Easter Mass honors firefighters who saved Notre Dame

Angela Charlton, The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 1:09pm

The archbishop of Paris and Catholics from around France and the world honored the firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral, praying Sunday at a special Easter Mass for a swift reconstruction of the beloved monument.

Salt Lake City blossoms with religious diversity

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 21st - 11:22am

Salt Lake City, heavily influenced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is often thought by outsiders as not being religiously diverse. The reality is much to the contrary.

Police say the death toll from the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka has increased to 290

Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 8:43am

Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ended a decade ago.

A look at the churches and hotels targeted in Sri Lanka

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 6:54am

Several near-simultaneous blasts tore through three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the bloodiest outbreak of violence in the South Asian country since civil war ended a decade ago.

A look at Sri Lanka's troubled recent history marked by war

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 5:59am

A series of blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, blamed on religious extremists, recalled the worst days of the country's 26-year civil war.

Pope denounces 'cruel violence' of Sri Lanka Easter attack

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 2:29am

Pope Francis denounced the "cruel violence" of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by lamenting the bloodshed and political violence afflicting many parts of the world.

US ambassador's Passover wishes in Polish met with anger

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 1:00am

The U.S. ambassador to Poland wished Jews a happy Passover in Polish, and the reaction was a wave of angry comments on Twitter.

Israeli election may have dimmed hopes for 2-state solution

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 12:14am

Is the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dead?

The Latest: Japan confirms 1 fatality in Sri Lanka blasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:21pm

The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local):

A van parked near a Sri Lankan church that was bombed on Easter Sunday has exploded, but no injuries have been reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 4:53am

A van parked near a Sri Lankan church that was bombed on Easter Sunday has exploded, but no injuries have been reported.

Polish church condemns beating of Jewish effigy in Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 12:21am

The Catholic Church in Poland poured scorn Monday on an anti-Semitic ritual enacted over the Easter holiday that involved an effigy of Judas represented by a stereotypical Jew being hanged, burned and beaten.

Sri Lankan government forensic analyst tells AP that 6 church, hotel bombings carried out by 7 suicide bombers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 11:59pm

Sri Lankan government forensic analyst tells AP that 6 church, hotel bombings carried out by 7 suicide bombers.

Sri Lanka state-run newspaper reports 129 dead in Easter Sunday blasts targeting 3 churches and 3 hotels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 12:43am

Sri Lanka state-run newspaper reports 129 dead in Easter Sunday blasts targeting 3 churches and 3 hotels.

A second explosion rocks St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo in Sri Lanka, north of capital Colombo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 10:33pm

A second explosion rocks St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo in Sri Lanka, north of capital Colombo.

An explosion hits church in Sri Lanka's a capital on Easter Sunday, causing casualties among worshippers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 10:23pm

An explosion hits church in Sri Lanka's a capital on Easter Sunday, causing casualties among worshippers.