Russian clerics not to seek leniency on blogger arrested for playing Pokemon Go in church
Sep07

Russian clerics not to seek leniency on blogger arrested for playing Pokemon Go in church

The Russian Orthodox Church is not going to ask the court for leniency for a blogger arrested for playing the popular Pokemon Go game in a church in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, a local clergyman said on Tuesday. Ruslan Sokolovsky, 21, was placed under arrest for two months on September 3, some three weeks after he posted a video on YouTube showing him catching pokemon in the Church on Blood in Honor of All Saints Resplendent in...

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France church attacker urges assaults on coalition states
Jul29

France church attacker urges assaults on coalition states

Islamic State’s Aamaq news agency released a video of one of two teenagers who killed a priest in a church in France this week calling for more attacks in France and other countries of a coalition waging a campaign against the militant group. In the 2-1/2 minute video, Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean, 19, urged fellow Islamic State supporters to “strike the coalition countries”, in retaliation for what he said were...

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Knifemen shot dead in French hostage siege
Jul26

Knifemen shot dead in French hostage siege

Two knifemen have been shot dead after taking hostages in a church in France, local media have reported. A priest, two nuns and several worshippers were involved in the incident in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, south of Rouen, in Normandy. According to unconfirmed reports, the hostage takers were shot dead by police. The French Police Nationale gave no details about the situation but sent a Tweet urging media not to cross security tape at...

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