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Backstory: Finding some solace amid the bloodshed in Christchurch and Colombo

03 May 2019

COLOMBO The island nations of New Zealand and Sri Lanka are separated by some 6,600 miles (10,600 km) of ocean. But in just over a month's time, each has seen mass killings that generated similar headlines.

RPT-INSIGHT-"Black sheep": The mastermind of Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombs

27 Apr 2019

KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka, April 26 Mohamed Hashim Mohamed Zahran was 12 years old when he began his studies at the Jamiathul Falah Arabic College. He was a nobody, with no claim to scholarship other than ambition.

'Black sheep' - The mastermind of Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombs

26 Apr 2019

KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka Mohamed Hashim Mohamed Zahran was 12 years old when he began his studies at the Jamiathul Falah Arabic College. He was a nobody, with no claim to scholarship other than ambition.

Special Report - Shattered sanctuary: In Christchurch, an imam seeks to rebuild

21 Mar 2019

CHRISTCHURCH Ibrahim Abdelhalim was at his mosque last week in the Linwood neighbourhood of Christchurch, New Zealand, delivering a prayer as he usually does on Friday afternoons. The 67-year-old grandfather had already spoken about "tasting the sweetness of faith" as a Muslim obedient to God and willing to serve humanity.

New Zealand begins funerals for mosque shooting victims, PM visits school

20 Mar 2019

CHRISTCHURCH The bodies of victims from New Zealand's mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch's Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday - the first burials of the 50 victims. | Video

'You are safe now': moments of heroism in Christchurch massacre

17 Mar 2019

CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON As New Zealanders struggled to cope with the deadly mayhem in Christchurch, stories of heroism have emerged from the tragedy, including a worshiper who chased away the gunman armed only with a credit card machine. | Video

'You are safe now': moments of heroism in Christchurch massacre

17 Mar 2019

CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON As New Zealanders struggled to cope with the deadly mayhem in Christchurch, stories of heroism have emerged from the tragedy, including a worshiper who chased away the gunman armed only with a credit card machine. | Video

'You are safe now': moments of heroism in Christchurch massacre

17 Mar 2019

CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON As New Zealanders struggled to cope with the deadly mayhem in Christchurch, stories of heroism have emerged from the tragedy, including a worshiper who chased away the gunman armed only with a credit card machine. | Video

Special Report: In a Muslim lawyer's murder, Myanmar's shattered dream

13 Dec 2018

YANGON As Ko Ni walked out of Yangon International Airport on a warm January afternoon in 2017, the legal adviser to Myanmar's ruling party had reason to smile.

Special Report - Dangerous News: How two young reporters shook Myanmar

08 Aug 2018

(Reuters) YANGON, Myanmar - Late in the afternoon of Dec. 12 last year, Wa Lone's cell phone rang. It was a man named Naing Lin, a lance corporal in Myanmar's 8th Security Police Battalion.

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