Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
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Reuters reports Pope Francis led services on Good Friday which he dedicated to migrants and the victims of human trafficking. Marking his seventh Easter as the Roman Catholic leader, Pope Francis led a..
Scotland Yard has warned environmental protesters will face a "robust response" if they target Heathrow Airport, ruining families' Easter holiday breaks. The force said it has "strong plans" in place..
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Pope Francis waved palm and olive branches in St. Peter’s Square for this Palm Sunday. For Christians, Palm Sunday is the day Jesus rose into Jerusalem and was called a Messiah. According to Reuters,..
The Mayor of London has said the Conservative Government has forced City Hall to fight crime with 'one hand tied behind our backs', claiming a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government would be safer for the..
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Marcus Hutchins has admitted US malware charges (Picture: PA) A British computer expert who was hailed as a hero for shutting down a cyber attack on the NHS has admitted writing malware used to steal.. WorldNews - Published
Theresa May wore a hi-visibility jacket to help marshal a Good Friday race in her constituency, after returning from her Easter holiday in Wales. A smiling prime minister handing out water to thirsty.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Independent
Thirteen people were killed in a south-eastern province of South Africa during an Easter service after a church wall collapsed on them late on Thursday following days of heavy rains and strong winds,.. Reuters - Published
A strange political spat in Germany emerged on Thursday after the youth chairman of the center-left Social Democrat party said he wouldn't attend a party but "anyone who wants to go to a nightclub.. WorldNews - Published
U.S. stocks eked out gains in volatile trading on Thursday, ahead of a long Easter weekend, as strong results from industrials countered another drop in healthcare stocks, with investors shrugging off.. Reuters - Published
Environmental activists plan to expand their protest to Heathrow as hundreds of thousands of passengers fly out to and from the airport over the Easter weekend. The airport said it is “working with.. WorldNews - Published
A gauge of global stocks erased this week's gains on Thursday after underwhelming manufacturing surveys from Asia and Europe and continued weakness in U.S. healthcare shares spurred profit-taking ahead.. Reuters - Published
U.S. stocks were flat in volatile trading on Thursday, ahead of a long Easter weekend, as another drop in healthcare stocks blunted gains from upbeat industrial earnings and robust retail sales data. Reuters - Published
Global shares erased this week's gains on Thursday after weak manufacturing surveys from Asia and Europe stoked fears of a widespread slowdown in growth, adding to profit-taking ahead of the long.. Reuters - Published
Dozens of barefoot penitents in the Philippines whipped themselves and carried large wooden crosses in sweltering heat on Thursday as they participated in a ritual ahead of Easter in Asia's biggest.. Reuters - Published