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290 killed in Easter Sunday explosions in Sri Lanka. Americans are among the dead

The attacks marked the worst day of violence since Sri Lanka's long civil war ended in 2009.

In China, tattoos border on illegal — and they’re his life’s work

Ma Chao has won awards for his full body tattoos depicting swashbuckling outlaws and heroes from ancient Chinese literature, mythical creatures like dragons and phoenixes and auspicious symbols such as koi fish.

Ukrainian comedian wins presidential election by a landslide

With polls showing a comedian with no political experience with a 45-point lead going into Sunday’s vote, incumbent President Petro Poroshenko started throwing Hail Marys.

Heroin used to pass through South Africa en route to Europe. Now much of it stays, with devastating effects

Twenty-five years after the end of apartheid, South Africa has a long way to go before the hopes of Nelson Mandela are realized. Now experts warn a heroin epidemic is imminent, a simmering crisis already hitting the country’s poorest and being overlooked by policymakers.

Egyptians appear likely to extend President Sisi’s rule in ongoing vote

Egyptians have been heading to the polls to vote on a package of constitutional changes to extend President Abdel Fattah Sisi’s rule to 2030 and enhance his power in a three-day referendum, expected to deliver an easy victory as opponents cry foul.

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