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TOP STORIES

GLOBAL

SRI-LANKA-BLAST

Easter Day bomb blasts kill more than 20 in Sri Lankan churches, hotels

COLOMBO - Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three hotels killed more than 20 people and wounded nearly 300, a hospital official and police sources said.

MYANMAR-JOURNALISTS

Myanmar’s top court to rule on jailed Reuters journalists' appeal

YANGON - Myanmar's Supreme Court will rule on Tuesday on an appeal of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that has raised questions about the country's transition to democracy.

U.S.

USA-IMMIGRATION-MILITIA

FBI arrests leader of U.S. 'patriots' stopping migrants at border

TAOS, N.M.- The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group who have been stopping migrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico.

USA-COLUMBINE

Doves, heartbreak and hope on 20th anniversary of Columbine High massacre

LITTLETON, Colo. - A week-long series of events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre culminated on Saturday with a remembrance ceremony celebrating the lives of the 13 victims slain in the rampage.

BUSINESS

USA-TRADE-CHINA-HUAWEI

U.S. intelligence says Huawei funded by Chinese state security: report

U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday, adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company in the West.

THOMAS-COOK-GRP-M-A

Irish Brexit border issue could endanger EU-U.S. trade deal - Congressman

DUBLIN - An influential U.S. congressman has warned the European Union that any Brexit arrangement that undermines Northern Ireland's 1998 peace agreement could endanger a proposed EU-U.S. trade deal, the Irish Times reported on Friday.

ENTERTAINMENT

PEOPLE-ADELE

Pop singer Adele parts with husband

LONDON - British pop singer Adele and her husband have separated, her representatives said on Saturday.

BOSNIA-HORSES-COMPETITION

Thousands cheer on horses in Bosnia log-towing contest

SARAJEVO - Several thousand people flocked to a private arena in northwest Bosnia on Saturday to cheer on their favorite horses during a traditional pre-Easter log-towing contest.

SPORTS

CRICKET-INDIA-IPL-SMITH

Australia's Smith says two weeks away from full recovery

MUMBAI - Steve Smith has laid to rest concerns about his fitness and form ahead of Australia's Cricket World Cup title defence and said he is two weeks away from completely recovering from the elbow surgery he underwent earlier this year.

SOCCER-ENGLAND-MCI-TOT-REPORT

Man City edge out Spurs to go top, Brighton scramble key point

LONDON - Phil Foden's first Premier League goal ensured Manchester City edged past Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on Saturday to return to the top of the Premier League and avenge their Champions League elimination by Mauricio Pochettino's side.

UPCOMING

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

USA-FED/RISK (GRAPHIC)

Financial market 'pause party' makes Fed rate cut less likely Risk-taking has been the rage since the Federal Reserve quit hiking interest rates at the end of last year. Stocks are back near record highs and investors are piling into junk bonds, a mood that may be welcomed by a president that has been demanding the Fed cut rates after markets fell sharply last year. But if anything the party mood on Wall Street makes it even less likely that the Fed will cut rates. 21 Apr 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

RELIGION

RELIGION-EASTER/POPE (PIX) (TV)

Pope Francis leads Easter mass in St. Peter's Square and reads his "Urbi et Orbi" message

Pope Francis leads Easter mass in St. Peter's Square and reads his "Urbi et Orbi" ("To the City and the World") message 21 Apr 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT

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