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Easter

Major Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus

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Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

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This week, the world has been reeling from news of suicide attacks which have unfolded across Sri Lanka over Easter weekend. It has been..
4 hours ago • One News Page Staff
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the police chief and defense secretary to quit following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks on churches..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 hours ago

Bill Shorten has attended a prayer service in Darwin for victims and survivors of the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka.
Credit: SBS - Published 5 hours ago

The scale and sophistication of the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka suggested the involvement of an external group such as Islamic..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 hours ago

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the police chief and defense secretary to quit following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks on churches..
Credit: Reuters - Published 7 hours ago

The scale and sophistication of the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka suggested the involvement of an external group such as Islamic..
Credit: Reuters - Published 9 hours ago

Two Danish citizens are missing following the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, broadcaster TV2 reported on Wednesday citing Denmark's ambassador to India.
Credit: Reuters - Published 10 hours ago

Exclusive: Ranjith Weerasinghe is pleading with Australian doctors to examine his daughter after she received serious injuries in the Sri Lanka terror attacks.
Credit: SBS - Published 10 hours ago

Senior officials deliberately withheld intelligence about possible attacks on Sri Lanka, where a rash of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday killed at least 359..
Credit: Reuters - Published 10 hours ago

The United States had no prior knowledge of the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, but now believes there is ongoing..
Credit: Reuters - Published 11 hours ago

One of the nine bombers that detonated explosives in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday was a woman, deputy defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene told reporters on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 11 hours ago

Sri Lankan police said on Wednesday they had detained 18 more people for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, claimed by the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 12 hours ago

The death toll from the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose to 359, police said on Wednesday without providing any..
Credit: Reuters - Published 13 hours ago

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 16 hours ago

The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday that initial financial market pressures on Sri Lanka appear contained following "horrific" Easter Sunday bomb..
Credit: Reuters - Published 18 hours ago

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 18 hours ago

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people, coordinated attacks on churches and hotels that..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Prime Minister Scott Morrison attended a service at a Buddhist temple in Darwin with local Sri Lankans to offer support after the Easter Sunday terror attacks.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 day ago

Sri Lankans wept and prayed on Tuesday as they buried their dead from suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury hotels that killed 321..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Sri Lanka buried more of its dead on Tuesday from suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury hotels that killed 321 people in the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bomb attacks were retaliation for a recent attack on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on Tuesday, adding that two..
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Sri Lankan police are holding a Syrian national in custody for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, three government and military..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Sri Lankans woke to emergency law on Tuesday as authorities searched for those behind suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 290 people..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

A NSW woman allegedly was using her phone with three children not restrained properly.
Credit: SBS - Published 2 days ago

A fifth-grade student at an exclusive private school in Washington, D.C., and a Denver man on a business trip were among the U.S. residents killed in the Sri..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Sri Lankans scoured hospitals and morgues for missing loved ones on Monday, a day after suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

With its capital under curfew following devastating Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and upmarket hotels, Sri Lanka is filled with fear, horror and grief..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will declare a nationwide emergency from midnight on Monday following Easter Sunday suicide bomb blasts at churches and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Denmark's richest man Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife lost three of their four children in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, a spokesman for Povlsen's..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is restarting his election campaign after the Easter pause with a visit to Victoria, a key battleground alongside Queensland.
Credit: SBS - Published 3 days ago

Scott Morrison has returned to the campaign trail in Melbourne while Bill Shorten promises cash for regional tourism.
Credit: SBS - Published 3 days ago

The Murray-Darling Basin may be the centre of debate as the leaders return to the campaign trail after the Easter truce.
Credit: SBS - Published 3 days ago

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is restarting his election campaign after the Easter pause with a visit to Victoria, a key battleground alongside Queensland.
Credit: SBS - Published 3 days ago

British nationals were among the more than 200 people killed in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office said.
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that "several U.S. citizens were among those killed" in a series of bomb blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter morning..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Three Danish citizens were among more than 200 people killed in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, Denmark's foreign ministry said.
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Three Britons and two individuals holding joint United States and British citizenship were among more than 200 people killed in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

With no cathedral to go to, hundreds of Parisians gathered for Easter Sunday mass at the smaller Saint-Eustache catholic church on the city's right bank, and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the world's oldest and longest reigning living monarch, celebrated her 93rd birthday on Sunday by attending the traditional Easter..
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Pope Francis, in his Easter Sunday address, condemned as "such cruel violence" the bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 100 people and were timed to..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks that killed at least 138 people in three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka as "such cruel violence" and said he was..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

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