Alexandria church bombing death toll rises to 11

9 Apr

At least 11 people were killed in an Alexandria church bombing on Sunday, hours after a blast killed 25 worshippers in another church in Egypt, the health ministry said.Thirty-five people were wounded in the Alexandria blast at Saint Mark’s church wher…

Myanmar wedding boat toll rises to 30

9 Apr

Rescuers Sunday found more bodies from a boat accident in western Myanmar that has now claimed the lives of at least 30 people, most of them guests returning from a wedding.The boat, called “Silver Star” in Burmese, sank Friday evening in a river near …

First Palm Sunday since IS in Iraq’s main Christian town

9 Apr

Members of Iraq’s Christian minority celebrated Palm Sunday in the country’s main Christian town of Qaraqosh for the first time since it was retaken from the Islamic State group.Hundreds of faithful gathered in the town’s Tahira al-Kubra church for mas…

Stockholm truck attack suspect interested in IS, residency rejected

9 Apr

The suspected Stockholm truck attacker had shown interest in extremist groups and had his permanent residency application rejected in June 2016, Swedish police said on Sunday.”We know that he showed interest for extremist organisations like IS,” police…

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Iran’s Rouhani reaffirms support for Assad in call

9 Apr

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called Bashar al-Assad to reaffirm his support for the Syrian leader in the wake of a US missile strike, Rouhani’s office said on Sunday. “The nation of Iran will remain alongside the Syrian nation in fighting terrorism …

My future is tied to Wenger’s, says Ozil

9 Apr

Mesut Ozil wants Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s future to be cleared up before he commits himself to the club, the Germany playmaker indicated in a newspaper interview published on Sunday.Wenger, Arsenal’s manager for over 20 years, is out of contract…

Verstappen rockets to China Grand Prix podium

9 Apr

As Lewis Hamilton celebrated victory at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, much of the paddock talk was about Max Verstappen’s astonishing third place for Red Bull.The 19-year-old, whose aggressive driving has made him a Formula One fan favourite, blitz…

Man Utd flops letting Mourinho down – Ibrahimovic

9 Apr

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is giving “200 percent” for the club and is being let down by his underperforming players, according to top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.United are unbeaten in 20 Premier League matches, but lay seven points off the…

Serbian president-elect accused of poll fraud

9 Apr

Serbian president-elect Aleksandar Vucic’s main poll rival accused the former premier Sunday of “scandalous irregularities” in an election which handed him a first-round victory earlier this month.Pro-EU candidate Sasa Jankovic, who garnered 16 percent…

French Guiana faces shutdown call after protests

9 Apr

The movement behind more than two weeks of social unrest in French Guiana has called for a complete shutdown of the overseas territory from Monday, after a police officer was injured.Activists are protesting decades of under-investment in the French te…

France’s Macron unveils priorities as race tightens

9 Apr

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron detailed his priorities Sunday for his first few months in office if elected, as polls showed the unpredictable race tightening just two weeks before voting.Macron, 39, told the Journal de Dimanche newspa…

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US envoy says Syria’s Assad must go after ‘chemical attack’

9 Apr

Washington’s UN ambassador said that Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad cannot stay in power after a suspected chemical attack that prompted the first direct US military action against his government.Nikki Haley’s comments in an interview airing Sunday …

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China’s Lin grabs first ever win in Malaysia Open

9 Apr

China’s Lin Dan, a two-time Olympic champion, on Sunday engineered a brilliantly ruthless strategy against arch-rival Malaysian world number one Lee Chong Wei to win his first ever Malaysia Open badminton title. Showing no sign of fatigue, 33-year-old …

Top US diplomat Haley says no Syria peace with Assad

9 Apr

Coming closer to embracing regime change in Syria, the US ambassador to the United Nations said that with President Bashar al-Assad in power, Syria will not know peace, CNN reported Sunday.”There’s not any sort of option where a political solution is g…

Moscow slams London after British FM cancels visit

9 Apr

Russia slammed London on Sunday after British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancelled a scheduled visit to Moscow over its support for the Syrian regime, claiming Britain has “no real influence” internationally.The cancellation “once again confirms d…

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Swedes to hold peace vigil after truck attack, probe deepens

9 Apr

Thousands of people were to gather in central Stockholm on Sunday for a “Lovefest” vigil against terrorism, as police pursue their investigation into this week’s deadly truck attack.Shocked by Friday’s attack that left four dead and 15 injured — for w…

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At least 15 dead in Egypt church bombing: state media

9 Apr

A bomb blast at a church north of Cairo killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens who had gathered for Palm Sunday mass, state media reported, in the latest apparent attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians.Some 40 people were wounded in the blast, which…

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Paris marathons won by husband and wife Lonyangata, Rionoripo

9 Apr

Kenya’s Paul Lonyangata won the 41st Paris marathon on Sunday with his wife Purity Rionoripo taking the women’s race.Lonyangata recorded his biggest career win in a time of two hours six minutes and 10 seconds.His compatriot, pre-race favourite Stephen…

UN pushes Myanmar to release detained Rohingya children

9 Apr

The UN children’s agency UNICEF has called on Myanmar’s government to release Rohingya children detained as part of a sweeping military campaign in Rakhine state.More than 600 people were arrested in an army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in the north o…

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Norway police destroy ‘bomb-like’ device in Oslo

9 Apr

Norwegian police said Sunday they had destroyed a suspect “bomb-like” device in the capital Oslo and made one arrest, on the heels of a deadly truck attack in neighbouring Sweden killed four people.”Bomb disposal officers carried out a controlled explo…

Formula One: Hamilton roars to victory in China

9 Apr

Lewis Hamilton powered to victory in a chaotic Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday, taking swift revenge for his defeat by Sebastian Vettel in the Formula One season-opener.The Briton, who started on pole, steered his Mercedes to his fifth Chinese…

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At least 13 dead in Egypt church bombing: state media

9 Apr

At least 13 people were killed Sunday when bomb blast went off in the vicinity of a church in the Egyptian city of Tanta north of Cairo, state media said.Some 40 people were also wounded in the blast, which struck as Egypt’s Coptic Christian community …

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Super Rugby to be cut to 15 teams – governing body

9 Apr

Two South African teams and one from Australia will be axed from the 2018 Super Rugby competition, governing body SANZAAR said on Sunday.The current 18-team competition will be streamlined to a three conference, 15-team format with five teams from New …

Lewis Hamilton roars to victory in Chinese Grand Prix

9 Apr

Lewis Hamilton powered to victory in the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, taking swift revenge for his defeat by Sebastian Vettel in the Formula One season-opener.The Briton, who started on pole, steered his Mercedes to a crushing Shanghai win, beating Ve…

Come See Who Wears the Pants in The Marriage of Figaro

9 Apr

Ever see a woman playing a man’s role? How about a woman playing a man’s role dressed as a woman? Director Ray Buffer says, you are in for even more outrageous complications than that, in Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”.

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Rare one-horned rhino killed by poachers in Nepal

9 Apr

Poachers have shot dead a one-horned rhinoceros at a national wildlife park in Nepal, officials said Sunday, spotlighting the threat faced by the rare animals.Officials on Saturday found the male rhino with its horn gouged out in Chitwan National Park,…

Business as usual for healthy Durant and red-hot Warriors

9 Apr

Kevin Durant scored 16 points in his return from injury as the Golden State Warriors won their 14th straight with a 123-101 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.Durant also finished with a game-high 10 rebounds and six assists as he played…

High-fives and presidential portraits at Pyongyang Marathon

9 Apr

Hundreds of foreigners lined up in Pyongyang’s Kim Il-Sung Stadium on Sunday ahead of the Pyongyang Marathon, the highlight of the isolated country’s annual tourism calendar.The 40,000-plus capacity ground was packed for the event, the crowd warmly app…