The Morning Scroll: Over 200 Killed In Sri Lanka Bombings & Beyoncé To Release Two More Projects With Netflix

Morning! While you were sleeping (or staying up to binge-watch Friends for the tenth time) (or pulling an all-nighter in the library), a few things went down that you'll probably want to know about. So grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and get scrolling.

What In The World 

Over 200 hundred people were killed with at least 100 wounded in a series of bombings in Sri Lanka that hit churches and hotels on Easter Sunday.

The wave of at least eight bombings on Sunday is considered the deadliest day of violence the country has seen since it was entangled in civil war in 2009, The Washington Post reports. According to The New York Times, at least 207 people were killed and 450 were injured. Authorities believe this was a coordinated attack carried out by a single group of people, a police spokesperson told The Times. At least 36 foreigners from Britain, India, Portugal, Turkey, and the Netherlands were among those killed, The Guardian reported.  

As of Sunday evening, the Associated Press reports, no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks. 

The government has issued a nationwide curfew and has blocked multiple social media sites in order to increase security and stop the spread of misinformation, The Post reports. Sites like YouTube, Instagram, and WhatsApp is already down. 

The churches targeted in Sunday’s deadly bombings included St. Anthony’s Shrine, St. Sebastian's Church, Zion Church, The Associated Press reports. The publication also reported that the Shangri-La Hotel, the Kingsbury Colombo Hotel, and the Cinnamon Grand Colombo Hotel were also targeted. The final explosion went off near the Dehiwala Zoo and outside the private residence of Dematagoda’s Mahawila Gardens, CNN reported.

Sri Lanka police were reportedly running an operation at the private residences when the blast happened, The Guardian reported. The attack may have been caused by a suicide bomber, and the police have currently arrested three people who are suspected to be connected to the attacked.

Rumor Has It 

It’s time to get ready for some more Bey time. Beyoncé and Netflix have reportedly partnered up for not just one, but two more special projects, according to Variety.

Many details are still unknown about the three-project deal, but it reportedly had a hefty price tag. Queen Bey will release two more projects in a $60 million deal, Variety reported. 

The singer recently released Homecoming, which took audiences behind the scenes of her iconic, two-hour Coachella performance in 2018. The documentary showed the entire performance but also gave viewers a look into the rehearsals and what was done to pull off such a large performance.

She also surprised fans with a 40-track album, also called Homecoming. The tracks are mostly live songs from Coachella, and it includes two bonus songs called “Before I Let Go” and “I Been On.”

If you need me, I’ll be counting down the minutes until the next project is released. 

News You Can Eat

Rumor has it that Mint Dark Chocolate KitKat’s will be in our hands this winter. 

According to Delish, food Instagrammer Markie Devo released a photo of the packaging of Kit Kat Duos. The duos featured a mint creme on top and a dark chocolate bottom. 

The new Kit Kats will reportedly be released in December 2019. But Hershey has yet to confirm that this is coming out. So, all you mint-flavor enthusiasts will have to wait patiently. 

Happy Thoughts

Happy Earth Day everyone! 

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