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The first blast occurred in the Mar Girgis Coptic Church in Tanta, killing at least 27 people while the second blast occurred several hours later in Saint Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria, leaving 17 dead. Coptic churches and homes have been set on fire, members of the Coptic minority have been physically attacked, and their property has been looted, rights group Amnesty International reported in March.
  • U.S., Canada, Mexico partner for joint 2026 World Cup bid

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    Canada put on a women's World Cup . Meaning that this bid's biggest challengers would come from Africa or South America. Gulati said the US looked into making a solo bid - similar efforts to land the 2018 and 2022 World Cups failed - but he said he believed the proposal had a greater chance to be selected in coordination with Canada and Mexico.
  • Egypt declares state of emergency after ISIS bombing kills 44

    Egypt declares state of emergency after ISIS bombing kills 44

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    It's risky to be a Christian in the Middle East, as the deadly Palm Sunday bombings of Coptic churches in Egypt show. ISIS, on the other hand, issued a statement via the Telegram messaging platform and said the suicide bombers behind the Palm Sunday attacks were Egyptian nationals.
  • Turkey's Erdogan says emergency rule could be extended upon expiry

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    After a failed coup in July past year to topple Erdogan, Turkey had blamed Fethullah Gulen Terrorist Organisation (FETO) for it and said the outfit has "infiltrated" India. Military courts, which have convicted officers and even sentenced former prime minister Adnan Menderes to death following the 1960 coup, would in the future not be allowed.
  • Israel Police: Palestinian stabs woman in Jerusalem

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    A British woman who was stabbed to death in Jerusalem has been named as Hannah Bladon. Update 4.55pm: A 57 year-old Palestinian man has been arrested after a British woman was fatally stabbed in Jerusalem . The statement deals with Russian concerns over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and expresses concern that "Palestine and Israel have not held political negotiations for almost three years, and the situation on the ground has been deteriorating".
  • Sweden attack suspect had been told to leave the country

    Sweden attack suspect had been told to leave the country

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    Swedish Prosecution Authority spokeswoman Karin Rosander said a second person has been arrested in connection with the attack and is suspected of terrorist offences, including murder. "Unfortunately, this type of low-tech attack is something we have been discussing for years", he said, adding that the police, SAPO and other government agencies had always been preparing, resulting in a well-coordinated response on Friday.
  • Syrian Allies Vow Strong Response to US Aggression in Future

    Syrian Allies Vow Strong Response to US Aggression in Future

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    The country's government denies using nerve gas. Yet, Tillerson was surprisingly visible during last week's announcement of the response to the gruesome chemical attack, fielding questions from reporters on and off camera, and then captured in an official White House photo seated next to President Donald Trump as they heard the result of the 59 cruise missiles that struck a Syrian military base.
  • Trump's reversals come after crash course on the issues

    Trump's reversals come after crash course on the issues

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    Trump's threat to slap harsh tariffs on Chinese goods has given way to a bid to mend fences with Beijing . Cutler said she believes the Trump administration was surprised by the complexity of implementing its economic policy, particularly on trade, and that action has been curbed by the necessity of accommodating both global allies and lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
  • Former NFL player is acquitted of double murder charges

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    Jurors in Boston reached the verdict after six days of deliberations, acquitting Hernandez of first-degree murder, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a unsafe weapon and witness intimidation but convicting him of unlawful possession of a gun .
  • Trailblazing judge found dead on Hudson River bank

    Trailblazing judge found dead on Hudson River bank

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    Ms Abdus-Salaam, who was born in Washington DC, was appointed to the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, in 2013. The body has been identified by her family, but police officers have not speculated on the cause of death, as her body shows no immediate signs of trauma.
  • Trump threatens to undermine Obamacare to get Democrats to negotiate

    Trump threatens to undermine Obamacare to get Democrats to negotiate

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    Instead, they're still struggling to plug the gaps on their health care bill, with GOP leaders introducing a new legislative patch late last week. Trump's administration has threatened to stop making the payments. According to analysts, Congressional aides and lobbyists, the changing focus may delay a tax bill package until later in 2017 or even 2018. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told CNBC in a video posted Wednesday that "it's too early to say" if the White ...