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Sri Lanka minister says attacks were retaliation for Christchurch atrocities

Emily Schall and Krishan Francis, Associated Press
Sri Lanka's state minister of defence has said the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites in the South Asian nation was "carried out in retaliation" for the shooting massacre at two New Zealand mosques last month, according to a statement.

Notre Dame cathedral fire 'fully extinguished'

By Press Association Reporters
Firefighters have fully extinguished a catastrophic fire at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral that has left France mourning the devastation of its cultural and historic "epicentre".