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April 18, 2017 4:49 AM Asean condemns attack on Egypt churches

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) condemned on Tuesday the recent attacks on two churches in Egypt, which left more than 40 people dead. “The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) strongly condemns the bombings of two Coptic churches in Egypt on 09 April 2017 which claimed many innocent lives and wounded many others,” an Asean 6

April 10, 2017 10:10 PM Pope’s Egypt visit to go ahead despite bombings

VATICAN CITY/ALEXANDRIA: Pope Francis will visit Egypt as planned this month despite the weekend bombings of two Coptic Christian churches that killed 44 people, a Vatican official said. This comes as the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars on Monday strongly condemned the two church bombings claimed by Daesh, saying the attacks represented a “criminal 9

April 10, 2017 11:48 AM Egypt's Christians bury dead after church bombings

A video has emerged showing the moment a bomb detonated at St. George's Church in the city of Tanta. The video, which was being broadcast live on the church's YouTube channel, shows a choir singing on Palm Sunday before an explosion is heard. (April 9) CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian Christians were burying their dead on Monday, a day after Islamic State suicide 19

April 10, 2017 8:13 AM 3-month state of emergency in Egypt after church bombings kill 44

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a three-month state of emergency following twin church bombings by the Islamic State group that killed dozens on Palm Sunday, the deadliest attacks on the minority in recent memory. The attacks in the Nile Delta cities of Tanta and Alexandria followed a Cairo church bombing in December and came weeks 17

April 10, 2017 12:31 AM Suicide bombers kill 44 at Palm Sunday services in Egypt

TANTA, Egypt -- Suicide bombers struck hours apart at two Coptic churches in northern Egypt, killing 44 people and turning Palm Sunday services into scenes of horror and outrage at the government that led the president to call for a three-month state of emergency. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the violence, adding to fears that extremists 8

April 9, 2017 11:52 PM Egyptian Christians recall horror of Islamist bombing of church

TANTA, Egypt — Coptic Christian worshippers in Egypt spoke of horrific scenes on Sunday after a bomb ripped through their church during a service, mangling bodies and destroying pews. “There was a violent explosion near the altar,” Edmon Edward told AFP. “Suddenly everything became black, people flew over each other,” he said. He had been attending Palm Sunday 4

March 27, 2017 10:41 AM WATCH: Rufa Mae flaunts post-baby bod, admits depression

MANILA -- Sexy comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto has lost 40 lbs. a month after giving birth to daughter Alexandria Athena, her first child with husband Trev Magallanes. In a post on Instagram, Quinto said she is now down to 147 lbs. in just one month and this helped boost her confidence amid bouts of post-partum depression. "Sa kakaiyak ko halos araw-araw 5

March 15, 2017 2:01 PM From ‘fake news’ to no news: Tillerson leaving press behind on Asia trip could send message to China

As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Asia on Wednesday for his first major trip, one of his loudest messages could be one that goes unspoken. State Department officials said Tillerson’s focus during meetings in Japan, South Korea and China will be on North Korea’s nuclear threat, as well as trade and economics. But his aversion to dealing with U.S. journalists 12

March 9, 2017 6:16 AM U.S. women go on strike to show economic clout

PHILADELPHIA – Many American women stayed home from work, joined rallies or wore red Wednesday to demonstrate how vital they are to the U.S. economy, as International Women’s Day was observed with a multitude of events around the world. The Day Without a Woman protest in the U.S. was put together by organizers of the vast women’s marches that drew more than 1 million 6

March 8, 2017 11:24 PM Women stage strikes in U.S. to demonstrate economic clout, protest Trump

PHILADELPHIA – Many American women stayed home from work, joined rallies or wore red Wednesday to demonstrate how vital they are to the U.S. economy, as International Women’s Day was observed with a multitude of events around the world. The Day Without a Woman protest in the U.S. was put together by organizers of the vast women’s marches that drew more than 1 million 11