Easter Sunday explosions at multiple churches and hotels rock Sri Lanka, death tolls rises past 200

More than 200 people died and hundreds more injured after six nearly simultaneous explosions struck three churches and three luxury hotels in and just outside of Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday. They were followed hours later by two more blasts.

Airline passenger who demanded restroom assistance died on vacation in Thailand: reports

An overweight American airline passenger who insisted that a Taiwanese flight attendant wipe him during a restroom visit on a flight from Los Angeles to Taipei in January reportedly died of an unspecified illness while on a beach vacation on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand.

Ex-president: Peace possible when all Afghans sit together

Afghanistan's former president says he's saddened by the cancellation of wide-encompassing talks with the Taliban, stressing that peace won't be possible in his homeland, ravaged by more than 17 years of war, until Afghans from all walks of life sit together and negotiate.