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Worst mass shootings in the modern United States

Washington, United States | AFP | A gunman killed 26 worshippers at a rural Texas church on Sunday. Here are some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the past three decades. – Vegas concert: 58 killed – A 64-year-old man whose father had been on the …

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Texas church shooting: what we know

Sutherland Springs, United States | AFP | A black-clad gunman armed with an assault rifle opened fire on a small-town Texas church during Sunday morning services, killing 26 people and wounding 20 in the last mass shooting to shock the United States. Here’s what we know so far about the attack. …

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Monaco poor box thief caught red-handed

Nice, France | AFP | In Monaco, home to the super-rich on the French Riviera, a worker at the cathedral was caught literally red-handed stealing from the poor box. In early 2016, a newly arrived priest at the cathedral started to suspect the sexton of pilfering after noticing a drop …

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Twelve killed in Nigeria church shooting

Warri, Nigeria | AFP |  Twelve worshippers were shot dead at a church in southeast Nigeria on Sunday, with authorities suggesting the bloodshed was due to a local feud. At around 6:00 am (0500 GMT), five gunmen opened fire at St. Philip’s church in Ozubulu, near the city of Onitsha, …

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Tribal militia kidnap two Catholic priests in DR Congo

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  Tribal militia forces have kidnapped two Roman Catholic priests in the troubled North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Monday. Kidnappings are frequent in this eastern part of the DRC, related to communal conflict between the Nande and Hunde tribes …

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DRC bishops urge opposition supremo Katumbi’s return

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  DR Congo’s influential Catholic bishops have urged authorities to allow prominent opposition politician Moise Katumbi to return from exile, calling his criminal conviction a “farce”. In a confidential report seen by AFP on Wednesday, the Congolese Episcopal Conference (CENCO) demanded that the government reverse …

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Egypt arrests church bombings suspect

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egyptian police on Tuesday arrested a man wanted for alleged involvement in twin church bombings this month claimed by the Islamic State group, an official said. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Ali Mahmoud Mohamed Hassan, one of 19 suspects whose names police made public …

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At least 25 dead in blast at Cairo church

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | A bombing in a Cairo church on Sunday near the headquarters of the Coptic pope killed at least 25 people, state media reported. It was the deadliest suspected attack on the country’s beleaguered Christian minority in recent memory. The explosion ripped through the church around …

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