Religious strife

Fresno police members walk near a shooting scene Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Fresno, Calif. (John Walker/Fresno Bee/via AP)
April 18, 2017 - 6:38 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting near a Catholic Charities facility in downtown Fresno, California (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says one of its employees was killed during a shooting in downtown Fresno that left two others dead. Police say the PG...
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Fresno police members walk near a shooting scene Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Fresno, Calif. (John Walker/Fresno Bee/via AP)
April 18, 2017 - 5:51 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting near a Catholic Charities facility in downtown Fresno, California (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Authorities say the man accused of shooting and killing three people in central California fired 16 rounds in one minute. Fresno Police Chief Jerry...
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Christian pilgrims light candles during the Easter Sunday procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many Christians to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem, Sunday, April 16, 2017. Millions of Christians around the world are celebrating Easter commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
April 16, 2017 - 11:10 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians celebrated Easter on Sunday across the Middle East, where many are struggling to maintain their embattled communities in the face of war, religious violence and discrimination. Thousands of worshippers flocked to Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the...
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Women cry during the funeral for those killed in a Palm Sunday church attack in Alexandria Egypt, at the Mar Amina church, Monday, April 10, 2017. Egyptian Christians were burying their dead on Monday, a day after Islamic State suicide bombers killed at least 45 people in coordinated attacks targeting Palm Sunday services in two cities. Women wailed as caskets marked with the word "martyr" were brought into the Mar Amina church in the coastal city of Alexandria, the footage broadcast on several Egyptian channels. (AP Photo/Samer Abdallah)
April 10, 2017 - 11:21 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian Christians were burying their dead Monday after Islamic State suicide bombers killed at least 45 people in attacks on Palm Sunday services in two cities, as a state of emergency went into effect amid fears of further violence. At least 17 people were killed at St. Mark's...
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Blood stains pews inside the St. George Church after a suicide bombing, in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, Egypt, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in the northern Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing over 40 people and wounding scores more in assaults claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
April 09, 2017 - 4:29 pm
TANTA, Egypt (AP) — 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 group...
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A man sits on a bench outside a church after a bomb attack in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, Egypt, Sunday, April 9, 2017. The attack took place on Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week leading up to Easter, when the church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta was packed with worshippers. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
April 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the bombing of two churches in Egypt (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has declared a state of emergency for three months after two suicide bombings killed scores of Christians in two church attacks on Palm Sunday. El-Sissi accused...
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A man sits on a bench outside a church after a bomb attack in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, Egypt, Sunday, April 9, 2017. The attack took place on Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week leading up to Easter, when the church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta was packed with worshippers. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
April 09, 2017 - 2:27 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the bombing of two churches in Egypt (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Israeli security officials have asked Israeli tourists in the neighboring Sinai peninsula in Egypt to return home immediately. Israel's anti-terrorism office issued the recommendation on Sunday, citing what...
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This frame grab from video shows an ambulance outside Saint Mark's Cathedral following a suicide bombing that killed several people, just after Coptic Pope Tawadros II finished services, in the coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Bombs tore through two Egyptian churches in different cities as worshippers were marking Palm Sunday, both claimed by the Islamic State group. (AL-MASRY AL-YOUM, via AP)
April 09, 2017 - 1:38 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Sunday's bombings of two Coptic churches in separate cities claimed by the Islamic State group are the latest attacks on Egypt's embattled Christian minority, increasingly targeted by IS and affiliated militants. The Copts have long been a favored target of extremists — they were...
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People clean up debris after an explosion hit Saint Mark's Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria, the historic seat of Christendom in Egypt, Sunday, April 9, 2017, killing several people, just after Pope Tawadros II finished services. Bombs tore through two Egyptian churches in different cities as worshippers were marking Palm Sunday, both claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Hazem Gouda)
April 09, 2017 - 12:01 pm
TANTA, Egypt (AP) — Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100 in an assault claimed by the Islamic State group. The blasts came at the start of Holy Week leading up to...
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A man sits on a bench outside a church after a bomb attack in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, Egypt, Sunday, April 9, 2017. The attack took place on Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week leading up to Easter, when the church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta was packed with worshippers. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
April 09, 2017 - 9:00 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the bombing of two churches in Egypt (all times local): 3 p.m. The Islamic State group has claimed the bombing of two Egyptian churches in separate cities, which killed at least 37 people and wounded around 100. The claim was published by the militant group's Aamaq news...
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