Sri Lanka

  • Chief May 7, 2019

    All Directly Involved in Sri Lanka Attacks Dead or Arrested, Police Say

    Two bomb experts were among the suicide attackers who struck churches and hotels on Easter in Sri Lanka and all those directly involved in the bombings are either dead or under arrest, police said. Acting police chief C.D. Wickramaratne also said in a statement late Monday that explosives the Islamic State-linked group stacked for use in more attacks have been...

  • Twitter Apr 29, 2019

    ISIS Leader Appears to Emerge in New Video

    The leader of the Islamic State group is purportedly seen publicly for the first time in 5 years in a video released by the extremist group’s propaganda arm. The video released by Al-Furqan on Monday appears to show Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with a bushy grey and red beard, wearing a black robe with a beige vest and seated on the...

  • NBC News Apr 21, 2019

    Easter Sunday Bomb Blasts Kill More Than 200 in Sri Lanka

    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. Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena described the blasts as a terrorist attack by religious extremists, and police said 13 suspects...

  • New Jersey Apr 21, 2019

    Easter Services Take Place at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Amid Increased Police Presence

    The NYPD increased its presence as parishioners went to St. Patrick’s Cathedral to celebrate Easter Sunday.

  • Apr 21, 2019

    Easter Services at St. Patrick’s Amid NYPD Presence

    Parishioners heading to Easter services at St. Patrick’s Cathedral will see an increased police presence. Ken Buffa reports.

  • United States Mar 1, 2018

    Facebook Says It Won’t Separate News Feed After All

    Facebook announced Thursday that it won’t be splitting the News Feed into two after all, CNBC reported. The social media site said it was ending testing of the change, which would have pushed publisher content onto a second feed away from posts by family and friends. “People don’t want two separate feeds,” Adam Mosseri, Head of News Feed, said in...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jul 12, 2017

    Elephant Rescued From Sea

    Strong currents carried an elephant offshore near Sri Lanka Tuesday and the local navy sprang into action to save it. A team of divers was able to carefully direct the elephant toward the coast from deep water using ropes. Once safely ashore, the animal was handed over to local wildlife officials for observation and care.

  • animal Jun 1, 2017

    More Than 20 Beached Whales Saved in Sri Lanka

    A pod of more than 20 pilot whales became beached on the northeastern coast of Sri Lanka Wednesday. The country’s Navy personnel and local residents helped save the whales by pushing them out to deeper waters.

  • NBC News May 16, 2016

    Preakness 2016: 5 New Horses to Watch

    Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will face a slew of new challengers in the Preakness next Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

  • NBC Apr 17, 2017

    100 Feared Dead After Huge Sri Lanka Garbage Dump Collapse

    Some 100 people remained trapped Monday under mud and debris left by a landslide at a huge garbage dump in Sri Lanka’s capital Friday, according to NBC News and wire reports. The 300-foot-high dump caught fire that evening as the nation celebrated its new year’s day. Then the dump collapsed onto homes nearby. Authorities are trying to determine how many...

  • food Feb 10, 2016

    Elephant Rampages in Indian Town, Smashing Homes

    A wild elephant rampaged through an Indian town on Wednesday, smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running before the animal was tranquilized to be returned to the forest....
    As the frightened elephant ran amok, trampling parked cars and motorbikes, crowds of people gathered to watch from balconies and roof tops. Some followed from a distance as the elephant moved...

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