Freedom: Myanmar Reuters journalists get out of jail

Two Reuters journalists who had been jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar walked out of prison Tuesday, freed in a presidential amnesty after a global campaign for their release. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were mobbed by media as they stepped out of Yangon’s notorious Insein prison after their lengthy detention.

Myanmar: Two Reuters journalists leave prison

Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone wave their hands as they walk out of Insein prison after being freed in a presidential amnesty in Yangon. IMAGES of Reuters journalists leaving prison++ COMPLETES VID1340848_EN and VID1340854_EN ++

Israel and Palestine reach ceasefire after 2 days of mutual bombing

Hamas and Israel have reached a ceasefire agreement, according to Palestinian and other media, following two days of intense cross-border confrontation between Gaza and its neighbor, in which both sides suffered casualties.

The ceasefire was expected to go into effect at 4:30 am on Monday (01:30 GMT), according to the Times of Israel, which noted there had been no rockets for two hours before the announcement.
The deal, reportedly brokered by Egypt and the European Union, was also confirmed by a second Reuters source, as well as a TV station belonging to Hamas.

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‘The fight has just begun’: Will Assange be extradited to US?

The case regarding the possible extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has been adjourned until May 30, Reuters reports. It comes after Assange was given 50 weeks in jail for skipping bail in the UK.

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Sri Lanka blasts: Moment of van exploding near St. Anthony’s church

A bomb went off near a church in Sri Lanka as it was being defused, a witness has claimed. But local media say that it was a controlled explosion by police, following the horrific attacks that killed 290 people.

A van blew up when a police unit tried to defuse the explosives, a witness told Reuters.

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Sri Lanka blasts: Another explosion hits Colombo

A new bomb went off near a church in Sri Lanka when officials were trying to defuse it, reports say. That’s after the nation was hit with coordinated bombings on Easter Sunday, which killed 290 people and injured hundreds.

A van blew up when a police unit tried to defuse the explosive, a witness told Reuters.

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