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Bwoglines: Terrorist Bombings Weaken The Recovery Of The Sri Lankan Civil War Edition

Read up on what’s going on in the world before you dash to class.

Happening in the world: On Easter Sunday, terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka killed at least 207 people and wounded up to 250 others. The series of 9 bombings targeted Christian churches and hotels in various cities of Sri Lanka: Colombo, Negombo, and Batticaloa. (CBS)

Happening in the US: In more than 240 New England Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. stores, workers of the UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) have stopped striking after reaching a deal with the company. The strike began 11 days ago, when the new contract from Stop & Shop asked the workers to pay more for their health insurance. The recently established deal is said to bring pay raises, an extension of pension benefits, and a redefinition of the workers’ health insurance. (NBC)

Happening in New York City: Last week, the New York City Council passed a bunch of bills, together called the Climate Mobilization Act, which will force large buildings in the city to follow strict environmental regulations. Trump’s many buildings in the city, deemed the least energy efficient, will now have to go green. (CBS)

Happening on campus: Tonight at 8 PM, the Columbia University HeForShe group will be holding a general body meeting discussing the elements of white feminism, and its resulting ramifications on campus. Here’s the Facebook event

Overheard: “I remember when my pet turtle was eaten by my neighbor.”

Song of the day: “Butterflies” by Kacey Musgraves.

The City of Colombo via Wikimedia.

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  • anon says:

    @anon Anti semitic events get so much publicity, especially in the US, but anti Christian and anti Catholic violence and discrimination are far more common.

  • Fixed it for you says:

    @Fixed it for you On Easter Sunday, ISLAMIC terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka killed at least 207 CHRISTIANS and wounded MORE THAN 250 others.

    “As Sri Lanka began to hold funerals for victims of the Easter Sunday bombings, among the deadliest terrorist attacks of the last decade, authorities on Monday named a domestic Islamist extremist group as perpetrator of the six coordinated suicide bombings at churches and hotels.

    Government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said a group called National Thowheeth Jamaath — whose members had previously been arrested for defacing Buddhist statues — was behind a total of eight blasts in multiple cities Sunday that killed 290 people and wounded hundreds.”

    source: LA TIMES

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