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  • 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings
    • A series of explosions at churches and hotels in four cities in Sri Lanka, including the nation's commercial capital and largest city Colombo, kills at least 300 people and wounds around 500. Sri Lankan officials claim that no specific group has claimed responsibility but are saying that the work is that of Islamic extremists. (BBC)
    • The Sri Lankan government temporarily blocks access to all social media platforms to stop the spread of "false media reports" about the attacks. (The Washington Post)
    • U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stated that several United States citizens were killed in the attacks and Sri Lanka's Foreign Ministry officials have stated that at least five of the victims were of British nationality. (CNN)
  • Four attackers are killed in a failed attack on a police station in Zulfi, Saudi Arabia. The attackers had machine guns, bombs, and petrol bombs. (Al Jazeera)

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  • Singapore's non-oil exports slumped in March, according to numbers released by Enterprise Singapore. This was the biggest year-on-year monthly drop since October 2016. The slump in the export of electronics was especially marked. (The Strait Times)

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  • Yale University researchers led by professor Nenad Sestan announce, through the Nature journal, that they successfully partly revived the brains of deceased pigs, four hours after death occurred. However, there were no signals from the brains that would indicate awareness or consciousness. (NPR)
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