Government sources say lethal attacks carried out by local Islamists with foreign support. 290 people have been confirmed killed and another injured in suicide-attacks on churches and hotels.
Also, reunion of Thai schoolboys with the divers who rescued them, and how two gorillas 'posed' for selfie with anti-poaching unit in DR Congo.
More than two hundred die and hundreds more are injured in eight blasts which targeted busy luxury hotels and Easter services at churches. Also: a comic actor has won Ukraine's presidential election run-off, and there’s mistrust in Sudan over who will rule the country after months of unrest.
Prosecutors in Sudan say former president Omar al-Bashir is being investigated for money laundering after a hoard of cash was allegedly found hidden in sacks at his home. Also: Teenage migrants make the dangerous crossing from Morocco to Spain, and a Japanese man has become the first blind sailor to cross the Pacific Ocean – six years after being capsized by a whale.
David and Louise Turpin have been sentenced to life in prison by a California court for shackling, starving and abusing 12 of their 13 children for years. Also: Ukraine's presidential candidates trade insults at a stadium debate, and Paris marks Good Friday in the wake of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.
Dissident Republicans are being blamed for killing 29-year-old Lyra McKee in Derry. Also: A church wall has collapsed in the South African province of KwaZulu Natal killing thirteen worshippers. Plus, a YouTube climbing star and two friends are feared dead after an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies.