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    Sri Lanka Warns of More Suicide Bombers as Police Scour Capital

    The Islamist group behind the Easter Sunday bombings is planning more attacks, the police said, as they mounted a massive manhunt and locked down much of Colombo.

    By Jeffrey Gettleman, Dharisha Bastians and Mujib Mashal

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      Sri Lanka Suicide Bombers Included Two Sons of a Spice Tycoon

      The aura of success surrounding Mohammad Yusuf Ibrahim, head of a Sri Lanka spice empire, crashed on news that two of his sons were Easter Sunday bombers.

      By Jeffrey Gettleman, Dharisha Bastians and Kai Schultz

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    In Russia, Political Criticism Is a 4-Letter Word (and a $470 Fine)

    A Russian court fined a man $470 for calling President Vladimir Putin a vulgar form of the word dimwit, under a new law against obscene criticism. The man, using obscenities, said he was unrepentant.

    By Andrew E. Kramer


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    A Chinese Tycoon Sought Power and Influence. Washington Responded.

    Ye Jianming courted the Biden family and networked with former United States security officials. Today, his empire is crashing down in court.

    By Alexandra Stevenson, David Barboza, Matthew Goldstein and Paul Mozur


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    After Meeting Kim, Putin Supports North Korea on Nuclear Disarmament

    President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia undercut President Trump’s position on disarmament, saying North Korea needs stronger security guarantees.

    By Andrew E. Kramer and Choe Sang-Hun

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    Outrage Grows as Russia Grants Passports in Ukraine’s Breakaway Regions

    The United States, Germany and France joined Ukraine in condemning the Kremlin’s move to fast-track Russian citizenship for some residents of separatist areas.

    By Neil MacFarquhar

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    American Arrested Over 20-Acre Cannabis Plantation in Myanmar

    Facebook photos led the police to the large cannabis operation near Mandalay. Its supporters said it was an industrial hemp operation. The authorities said it was still illegal.

    By Tiffany May and Saw Nang

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    Over 20 Million Children a Year Miss Out on First Dose of Measles Vaccine

    Over eight years to 2017, a Unicef report found, nearly 170 million children worldwide failed to receive the first of two doses.

    By Iliana Magra

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    Japanese University Says It Won’t Hire Teachers Who Smoke

    The move by Nagasaki University is a once-unthinkable decision in a country that has just recently cracked down on its heavy-smoking ways.

    By Daniel Victor

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    Joe Biden, Facebook, N.F.L. Draft: Your Thursday Briefing

    Here’s what you need to know.

    By Chris Stanford

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    On Sale in Kabul: Mementos of America’s War in Afghanistan, for $2 or Less

    Challenge coins are handed out to commemorate American military campaigns. But the trinkets carry different weight when displayed beside tokens from earlier wars that failed.

    By Christopher Jones

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    Sri Lanka, Trump, Scotland: Your Thursday Briefing

    Let us help you start your day.

    By Melina Delkic

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    A Kremlin Offer of Expedited Citizenship Challenges Ukraine

    President Vladimir Putin simplified citizenship for people in separatist-held regions of Ukraine — a move that could intensify the five-year conflict in the country’s east.

    By Alan Yuhas

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    Measles Outbreak Infects 695, Highest Number Since 2000

    The outbreak, linked to skepticism about vaccines, has led to extraordinary measures, including $1,000 fines and bans on unvaccinated children in public.

    By Donald G. McNeil Jr.