10 must-reads for today

Chinese navy soldiers mooring the Korean Incheon-class frigate ROKS Gyeonggi FFG-812 at a port in Qingdao, China, yesterday. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Chinese navy soldiers mooring the Korean Incheon-class frigate ROKS Gyeonggi FFG-812 at a port in Qingdao, China, yesterday. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
PHOTO: REUTERS
PHOTO: REUTERS

Warships from Singapore, India, Australia and several other nations arrived in the Chinese port city of Qingdao yesterday to attend a naval parade, part of a goodwill visit as China extends the hand of friendship, despite regional tensions and suspicions. Tomorrow, China will mark 70 years since the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy.

Coordinated terror attacks in Sri Lanka yesterday left at least 207 people dead and hundreds injured. The blasts, some of which were suicide attacks, targeted churches where worshippers had gathered for Easter Mass and high-end hotels in Colombo frequented by foreign travellers. 

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe