The post-credits of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has something new

(CNN)SPOILER ALERT: If you want to go into “Avengers: Endgame” as innocent and fresh as a newly-bloomed heart-shaped herb, turn back now! This post contains minor spoilers and we don’t want you to get angry! We wouldn’t like you when you’re angry.“Avengers: Endgame” is going to be a lot. By the end of it, you’ll probably have had a long cry and will definitely need a long bathroom break. The good news is, there isn’t any mid-credits or end-credits scene to wait for (be sure to kindly inform the people stubbornly waiting…

The portrait of a hero

On Saturday afternoon, another 43-degree burning summer’s day in Delhi, a lean and lanky young man, standing near the dressing room inside Feroz Shah Kotla, is attracting passersby’s attention with the portrait of Virat Kohli he’s holding up.

Voting starts in Spain with suspense high after tense campaign

MADRID (Reuters) – Voting started on Sunday in Spain’s most divisive and open-ended election in decades, set to result in a fragmented parliament in which the far-right will get a sizeable presence for the first time since the country’s return to democracy. After a tense campaign dominated by issues such as national identity and gender equality, the likelihood that any coalition deal will take weeks or months to be brokered will feed into a broader mood of political uncertainty across Europe. At least five parties from across the political spectrum…

‘Adequate resources to meet contingencies’

The government will take every possible measure to bring back the economy to where it was before the Easter attack. The country was at a turning point when it faced the terrorist attack and it is a big blow to the economy in particular to the tourism industry, Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera told the media on Friday in Colombo. “We assure that the country is in a position to meet all its debt obligations. We have no intention of seeking further funding from the IMF,” he said. “We are…

Father, two brothers of Sri Lanka suicide bombings mastermind killed: relative, police sources

The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house two days ago, police sources and a relative of the suicide bombers told Reuters on Sunday. Zainee Hashim, Rilwan Hashim and their father Mohamed Hashim, who were seen in a video circulating on social media calling for all-out war against non believers, were among 15 killed in a fierce gun battle with the military on the east coast on Friday, four police sources said. Niyaz Sharif, the…

Australian PM promises migration cut, refugee freeze if re-elected

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, trailing in opinion polls ahead of a May 18 election, on Sunday campaigned on the hot-button issue of immigration, promising to cut annual migrant numbers and freeze the country’s refugee intake. The pace of migration and the over crowding of Australia’s major cities is a sensitive issue amongst voters in a nation where 29 per cent of the 25.3 million people were born overseas and where migration levels now outstrip the birthrate. “Managing our population growth is very important to the quality…

Churches fall silent in Sri Lanka a week after attacks

Sri Lanka has been on high alert since the attacks on Easter Sunday, with nearly 10,000 soldiers deployed across the island to carry out searches and hunt down members of two local Islamist groups believed to have carried out the attack. The government has said the attacks were carried out by nine well-educated Sri Lankans, eight of whom have been identified. Authorities have detained more than 100 people, including foreigners from Syria and Egypt, since the bombings in three churches and four hotels, most of which were in the capital.…