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State of emergency in Egypt after ISIS church bombings

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ATTACKED. A general view shows people gathering outside the Mar Girgis Coptic Church in the Nile Delta City of Tanta, 120 km (75 miles) north of Cairo, after a bomb blast struck worshippers gathering to celebrate Palm Sunday on April 9, 2017. Khaled Desouki/AFP

The attacks come weeks before a planned visit by Catholic Pope Francis intended to show support for Egypt’s Christian minority

CAIRO, Egypt (Apr. 10, 2017) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a 3-month state of emergency following twin church bombings by the Islamic State group that killed dozens on Palm Sunday, April 9, the deadliest attacks on the minority in recent memory. Continue reading State of emergency in Egypt after ISIS church bombings

Millions in US brace for monster blizzard

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PREPPING FOR THE STORM. A picture made available on January 21, 2016 of fire truck drives down a snow-covered road during snowfall, in downtown Washington, DC, USA, late January 20, 2016. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA
Forecasters say the US capital and the surrounding area could see up to two feet of snow accumulate in a short time from Friday to Saturday, January 22 to January 23, coupled with fierce winds

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Jan. 22, 2016) — The eastern US braced Friday, January 22, for a monstrous blizzard that has prompted thousands of flight cancellations and the looming shutdown of Washington’s public transportation system.

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Obama anger at Michigan water crisis

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The Flint Water Plant tower is shown January 13, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images/AFP
Obama says, ‘You can’t short-change basic services that we provide to our people’

DETROIT, USA (Jan. 21, 2106) — US President Barack Obama expressed anger Wednesday, January 20, at a high-profile health scare in Flint, Michigan, where lead-tainted water is believed to have sickened residents.

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