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China sentences 6 foreigners for drugs; Canadian gets death

BEIJING — A court in southern China has handed down sentences to at least six foreigners involved in a global methamphetamine operation, including a Canadian sentenced to death.

The Jiangmen Intermediate People’s Court on Tuesday sentenced 11 people who produced more than 63 kilograms (139 pounds) of the illegal drug. Among them were one American and four Mexicans.

Sri Lanka minister says Easter bombings are a response to NZ attacks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—Sri Lanka's state minister of defence said today that the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites was “carried out in retaliation” for the shooting massacre at two New Zealand mosques last month, as the Islamic State group sought to claim responsibility for the attack.

Sri Lanka minister: Easter bombings a response to NZ attacks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s state minister of defence said Tuesday that the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites was “carried out in retaliation” for the shooting massacre at two New Zealand mosques last month, as the Islamic State group sought to claim responsibility for the attack.

Catholic town at centre of attacks

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka—The seaside Sri Lankan fishing town of Negombo has long been called “Little Rome,” a reference to its abundance of churches and its place at the centre of the country's small Catholic community.

Today, it was a town in mourning.

Small white flags flew in house after house near St. Sebastian's Church, a sign that someone who lived there had died.