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Blasts at Sri Lanka hotels, churches kill more than 160

COLOMBO (AFP) – A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka yesterday, killing more than 160 people, including dozens of foreigners. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemned the attacks – the worst act of violence since the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war a decade […]

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Pope: Live for God, not wealth

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis led the world’s Roman Catholics into Easter at a vigil Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday night, urging the faithful to live not for transient things like wealth and success but for God. The largest church in Christendom was dark at the start of the long service as […]

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Guns, ammo seized in Malabon raid

Two firearms and several pieces of ammunition were seized by police during a raid in a house in Barangay San Agustin, Malabon City on Black Saturday. The owner of the house, who police identified as Billy Boy Balen, remains at large. Elements of the Malabon police Intelligence Branch and Police Community Precinct 6 conducted the […]

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Family of 5 nabbed in Marikina buy-bust

Five family members were arrested by the police in a buy-bust operation in Marikina City in the wee hours of Easter Sunday. Police identified the suspects as Romeo Villanueva, alias “Jun,” 49; Philip Villanueva, 24; Randy Villanueva, 33; Benny Villanueva, 21; and Anjo Flores, 31, all residents of Barangay Fortune. Investigation showed that around midnight […]

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Holy Week peaceful, orderly – PNP

A number of drowning and vehicular accidents and an explosion at a police station were recorded nationwide during the Lenten season this year but the Philippine National Police announced on Easter Sunday that the observance of the Holy Week has been generally peaceful and orderly. “The observance of Holy Week is generally peaceful and orderly,” […]

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Christine Silawan’ self-confessed killer charged

  CEBU CITY – The 43-year-old man who admitted killing Christine Lee Silawan was formally charged before the Lapu-Lapu City Pros­ecutor’s Office. A murder complaint was filed against Renato Llenes last Tues­day in a second case that was filed in relation to the gruesome mur­der of the 16-year-old girl. A separate murder complaint was earlier […]

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