Richter magnitude 6.2, east of Sulawesi, Indonesia
Monday, April 25, 2011 at 07:07:51 AM
Depth: 9.4 km (5.8 miles)
By SAAD ABDUL-KADIR – “BAGHDAD – At least seven people were injured when a bomb outside the entrance of a Baghdad church exploded on Easter Sunday, an Iraqi police official said.
The blast took place just yards (meters) from the Sacred Heart Church in Baghdad’s Karradah neighborhood. Shrapnel from the bomb struck the outside of the building, and at least four of the church’s windows were shattered. Shards of broken glass lay on the street in front of the building.
Like many Baghdad houses of worship, the church is surrounded by blast walls to protect it from such attacks.
The officer said no parishioners were inside and services had not been held in the building.” Read more.
John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”
Zechariah 13:6, “And one shall say unto him, What are those wounds in thy hands? And he will say, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.”
Speaking at a conference in Alexandria two days ago, Shater further said that the group is preparing to initiate an Islamic government to achieve progress based on Islamic principles, and that its objective is to establish an Islamic state and become world leaders.
Pointing out that no Sunni state currently has a regime with Islamic references, he urged Muslim scholars to contribute an workable, comprehensive, civilized Islamic model.
Asked about the recent resignations of some Brotherhood leaders, Shater said, ‘If two Brotherhood members have left, a hundred join every day.’” Read more.
By Yair Altman – “A group of Breslov Hassidim’s regular twilight visit to Palestinian controlled Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus came to a tragically violent end Sunday: According to one of the Breslovers, Palestinian police officers fired at the convoy as they were on their way in to the Tomb.
The fire continued as they drove out, killing Ben-Yosef Livnat, a 24 year-old father of four from Jerusalem and the nephew of Minister Limor Livnat, and injuring five others…
‘When we got back to the vehicles the police shot at the vehicles, they were screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’. It was crazy, they were shooting to kill. I screamed at the driver to drive out of there quickly. When we got to Har Bracha we attended to the wounded.’” Read more.
“PANTUKAN, Philippines, April 24 (Xinhua) — Survivors of the avalanche of mud in Philippines said Sunday over 60 people were buried alive in Friday’s landslide, and the number could be higher than what authorities had thought of.
Lambert Detros, 47, a small scale miner who suffered bruises and was confined at a local hospital, told Xinhua on Sunday that more than 60 people sleeping in tents were on site when the tragedy occurred.
‘More than 60 people were in the area when the landslide happened. I saw them before night time,’ Detros said in Filipino.
‘Stones rolling from hill woke me up. I look from my tent’s window and saw mud everywhere. I hurriedly ran but I was trapped. Later, my relatives pulled me from the mud,’ Detros added.” Read more.
Local woman Lisa Perry took several photographs of the dead fish, including some 18cm whiting.
The majority she found on her 2km walk past the surf club at 4pm were pilchards.
‘There were thousands of them,’ Ms Perry said.
‘When people saw me start taking photographs they came up and asked me if I knew what they were and what had happened.’” Read more.