World News Briefs -- April 26, 2019

ABC News Online: Sri Lanka searching for 140 people with suspected Islamic State links as 10,000 troops deployed

Sri Lankan authorities are searching for about 140 people suspected of links with the Islamic State (IS) group following the deadly Easter Sunday attacks, the country's President has said.

IS has claimed responsibility for the coordinated suicide bombings that targeted churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Sunday killed at least 253 people and injured about 500. Authorities earlier revised down the death toll from 359.

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Syria drawdown raises security risks for US troops.

Syria: West practicing economic 'terrorism' against Damascus.

Thousands of migrants rounded up in southern Yemen: IOM.

London meeting to discuss 'next steps' for Yemen peace process.

Iraq, Kurdistan to discuss 50% increase in oil production.

Iran TV pulls game shows amid religious gambling row.

Saudi Arabia put crucified body on public display after 37 executions.


Handshake of the iron fists: China and Russia cosy up to one another during the Belt and Road summit in Beijing as US snubs the event.

Sri Lanka hunts 140 suspected IS militants for Easter bombings.

Sri Lanka has banned drones and is detonating suspicious items around its capital in the aftermath of deadly bombings that killed at least 359 people.

North Korean leader Kim leaves Vladivostok following summit with Putin.

North Korean leader warns of a return to tension, blames U.S. 'bad faith'.

Afghanistan's grand assembly for troubled peace process.

Outcry mounts over deaths in custody in Myanmar's Rakhine State.

China's Belt and Road is 'green and clean,' says Xi.

New Zealand man pleads guilty to spreading video of mosque attacks.

Japan's emperor to abdicate, first time in 200 years.


Exclusive: Libya's U.N.-backed government readies new war funding but hopes vital business to continue.

Thousands protest against Algeria's ruling elite.

Egypt referendum firms up Sisi rule as regional unrest flares.

Morocco announces wage deal as teachers' protests continue.

Mozambique hit by strongest cyclone in recorded history.

In new S. Africa, some in 'Coloured' community nostalgic for apartheid.


Deal reached for Northern Ireland power-sharing talks .

France's Macron promises tax cuts in response to protests.

Italian center-left party presents candidates to EU election.

Hungary denying food to asylum seekers, say human rights groups.

Russian 'agent' Maria Butina faces sentencing in US. Admitted Russian agent Butina sentenced to 18 months, deportation.

SAS pilot walkout leaves thousands stranded.


Trump contradicts McGahn, says he didn't ask for Mueller's firing.

Trump: 'No money was paid' to North Korea for Otto Warmbier.

Trump says he appreciated statements made by Russia's Putin about North Korea.

Biden makes Trump 'look very young,' US president says.

Dem race shows signs it could get nasty.

FBI director lashes China over economic espionage.

Mass breakout: 1,300 Cubans escape from immigration centre in Mexico.

Central American migrants continue to face crackdown in Mexico.

US tells pro-Maduro protesters to leave Venezuelan embassy.

Brazil must not become a 'gay tourism paradise', says Bolsonaro.

Americans' stress, worry and anger intensified in 2018 (Gallop Poll).


Sri Lanka says militant leader killed in Easter bombings.

Moscow warns of ISIS & Al-Qaeda terrorist camps in Latin America.

Islamic State’s feud with al-Qaeda puts Australia at risk as rivals jostle to become king of the jihadis.


Uber aims for $90bn stock market debut.

Japan's prime minister talks trade with EU leaders.

US economy grew at 3.2 percent in first quarter, exceeding expectations.

Regulators around the world are circling Facebook.

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