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I'm Samantha Simmonds with BBC World News.
Egypt's president declares a three-month state of emergency.
It comes after 45 people were killed in two bomb attacks
Thousands attend a vigil against terrorism in Stockholm,
as a British man, Chris Bevington, is named as one of the four people
This is where the truck ended up, smashed against a department store
window. People have been coming to write messages of hope and defiance
on the boards and there have been more tributes to the victims.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge,
members of the British Royal Family attend a special commemoration
And: the Turkish Airlines flight that landed with more passengers
The Egyptian President, Abdul Fattah al Sisi, has announced
a state of emergency, following two bomb attacks
The attacks on two churches were deliberately timed for a day
when millions of Christians in the country were attending
services to mark Palm Sunday, one week before Easter.
So-called Islamic State say it was responsible for the blasts
- the latest in a series of attacks on Egypt's Christian minority.
29 people were killed in the first explosion in the Nile
While 16 more died in the second attack in Alexandria.
This report from our Middle East Correspondent, Yolande Knell.
Egyptian Christians had gathered to celebrate one
But this Palm Sunday brought violence.
The first deadly explosion was during mass at St
George's Church in Tanta, leaving blood everywhere,
Just hours later there was another attack here,
This time just outside the church, the dead included police officers
who had stopped the suicide bomber from entering.
The head of Egypt's Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros, had already left.
In Rome, at Palm Sunday prayers, Pope Francis condemned the bombings.
He's due to visit Egypt later this month.
A recent upsurge in attacks on Egypt's Coptic Christians
They are one of the oldest Christian communities in the world
and they make up one in ten of the country's mainly
In February hundreds fled the Sinai region following a threat
from the so-called Islamic State group which also claimed
And in December, nearly 30 were killed in this
Coptic leaders say Christians feel increasingly threatened.
I'm very blessed to be part of a church that has
faced discrimination systematically for decades.
And the response to that has always been quite gracious,
And I pray this continues, because if we get into a spiral
of violence more and more people will get hurt.
Egypt's government says the latest attacks are another failed attempt
to destroy national unity by causing religious tensions.
But Coptic Christians, grieving once again,
say much more needs to be done to make them feel safe
For more on these attacks, I'm joined by Doctor
He's a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council and
the Royal United Services Institute in London, as well as author
of A Revolution Undone: Egypt's Road Beyond Revolt.
Thank you very much for joining us. Tell us more about this state of
emergency. Wendy you expect it to come into force and how do you think
it will work? I think it comes into force immediately. How it actually
works is a question that is as yet unanswered. I am not sure what the
precise stipulations are going to be. The government is able under a
state news and see to do a number of different things. It's not clear
what they are going to do. -- a state of emergency. There has not
been any discussion around, for example curfews. They could easily
implement that but so far it hasn't been raised. There are different
effects that apply to the legal code but, as yet, it doesn't seem to be
entirely clear what they are going to change from what the status quo
is. What do you think will need to change to protect the 9 million
Coptic Christians in the country? There are two things. First, I think
it's about protecting Egyptians en masse, not just Coptic Christians,
because the whole country is at risk of militant attacks from terrorist
groups. What is specific that these attacks today is that they targeted
the Christian community, in particular, in Tanta and Alexandria,
and that comes after the declaration earlier this year of an increased
targeting of Christians in Egypt by Isis, by Daesh. I think that's
likely to continue. They've been singled out for targets by these
radical groups. Having said that, I'm not sure what can be done in
order to completely defend against such activities taking place. We saw
in Westminster that it's impossible to completely eliminate the risk of
terrorism. We've seem in Stockholm and other places around the world.
The question that remains is, particularly when it came to Tanta,
there are questions relating to whether or not there was a security
breach that was a result of some sort of failure within the system.
The head of security in that area, where Tanta is located, was
dismissed by the state today. That seems to indicate that some sort of
breach had taken place. With Alexandria, that's very different.
There was a huge security presence and seven police officers, men and
women, died as a result of their efforts to try and keep the suicide
bomber out of the church. They succeeded in doing that but they
lost their lives in the process and other people were killed at the end
of the day, there are certain things you can do security wise to minimise
the risk of attacks, but very little that I think you can do to
completely obliterated the risk of attacks. Thank you very much for
your thoughts. 20,000 people have gathered
in central Stockholm for a "lovefest" vigil to remember
the victims of Friday's Swedish police say the Uzbek suspect
was facing deportation and had expressed sympathy
with extremists groups. Talented, compassionate and caring,
Chris Bevington in the words of his father. He chose to marry and to
call Sweden home. He had young children and worked for the music
company Spotify. He was here, in Stockholm's crowded shopping streets
on Friday afternoon when a hijacked truck was turned into a weapon. A
Belgian, and to Swedish citizens were also killed. Today,
investigators revealed more about the man they think was at the wheel.
We know the suspect showed sympathies for extremist
organisations, says the police chief. Among them, Islamic State. He
is a 39-year-old from Uzbekistan, although he hasn't been officially
named. He was on the security services' radar but they say he was
a marginal figure. His application to stay in Sweden was turned down
last summer and police were looking for him because he had avoided being
deported. This is where the truck ended up, smashed against a
department store window. People have been coming to write messages of
hope and defiance on the boards, and they have been more tributes to the
victims, too. Just yards away, a vigil, a chance
to share feelings and try and make sense of them. Sadness, anger, fear
of what might happen next. Quite emotional. I'm very sad, very angry,
but at the same time it's quite wonderful how people come together.
We stand here in solidarity, not just with those in Stockholm, but
around the world, with everyone. We need to feel the love and that we
are together in this and not afraid. There is pride as well in the
response so far. Spontaneous applause. Home's police officers and
a challenge to those who threaten the way of life here. -- some
spontaneous applause for Stockholm's police officers. This is a good
picture of how Sweden reacted. A display of multiculturalism,
kindness and tolerance, things which people recognise could now face a
threat. The US Secretary of State,
Rex Tillerson, has criticised Russia for failing to prevent last week's
poison gas attack Mr Tillerson did not accuse Moscow
of involvement in the attack but he said he would discuss
Russia's international obligations on chemical weapons when he visits
the country on Tuesday.He also clarified there is no change
in the US policy towards Syria. I think the President was very
clear in his message This strike was related
solely to the most recent, horrific use of chemical weapons
against women, children and as the President
said, even small babies. The strike was a message to Assad
that your multiple violations of agreements at the UN and under
the Chemical Weapons Charter in 2013, that those would not go
without a response in the future and we are asking Russia
to fulfil its commitment and we are calling on Assad to cease
the use of these weapons. Other than that, there is no
change to our military. David Willis is in
Washington for us. The US Secretary of State not
exactly trying to smooth a path ahead of his visit to Moscow, easy?
-- is he. Harsh criticism of Russia following the chemical weapons
attack last week, none of it harsher than that from the United States and
from the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. He went back to
criticising Russia today on the Sunday talk shows. Particularly
saying that Russia was complicit, if you like, although he didn't go
quite that far, in this chemical weapons attack, by failing to see
through the commitment it gave to the international community to lead
to the ending of the chemical weapons programme in Syria. As far
as that was concerned, Mr Tillerson said that Russia was either
incompetent or outmanoeuvred. He is due to visit Moscow in the next few
days, and he said he will be pressing Russia to live up to that
commitment it gave to the international community, and he will
also be urging Russia to re-examine its current relationship with the
administration of Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The next few days, that
meeting could also illuminate the sort of relationship the United
States will have with Russia going forward. It's almost expansionary,
just a few weeks ago, when he was first taking office, it looked as
though, as far as the Trump administration was concerned, that
Syria wasn't really America's problem, that China might turn out
to be the enemy of Russia the friend. A few weeks later, a lot of
that has changed, it seems. We also hear the winds of change from
another President Trump's top advisers, his national security
adviser, who was on one of the Sunday morning chat shows. He said
with regards to Syria that the restriction will try and change the
Assad regime and destroy Isis in Syria at the same time. That's a
massive shift in policy. Yes, although it's been tempered slightly
by remarks made by Tillerson. They are more or less in lockstep, these
administration officials, but there is some daylight between their
stances on these things. The American stance as far as Syria is
concerned, administration officials are keen to point out that that
remains unaltered, namely that American involvement in Syria is
chiefly aimed at rooting out and destroying so-called Islamic State
and, once that's achieved, then they plan to coordinate with the
international community and seek to engineer the removal of Bashar
al-Assad. But they are making the point that the cruise missile attack
launched by America a couple of days ago was a one-off, and it doesn't
change the basic policy, as far as the US is concerned in Syria.
According to US media reports, Donald Trump's deputy
national security adviser, KT McFarland, has been
Ms McFarland, who previously worked for Fox News, had been
The move comes days after Mr Trump removed his senior
strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council.
A car bomb attack targetting the new head of the Somali army has
killed at least 13 people in the capital Mogadishu.
A vehicle packed with explosives was driven towards a convoy carrying
Mohamed Ahmed Jimale, who was only appointed last week.
The car struck a packed minibus, which was destroyed.
The Islamist group al-Shabab said it carried out the attack.
Norway has raised its threat level, after the discovery of a home-made
bomb in the capital Oslo late on Saturday.
A 17-year-old Russian citizen has been detained in connection
The authorities say the man was known to them,
and had expressed support for Islamic State militants.
Stay with us on BBC News, still to come:
Can Sergio Garcia seal the deal? All the highlights from the Masters in
Augusta. Years of hatred and rage, as they
jump up on the statute. This became a massive demonstration of black
power, the power to influence. Today is about the promise of a bright
future, a day when we hope a line can be drawn under the bloody past.
I think that Picasso's works were beautiful. They were intelligent and
it's a sad loss to everybody who loves art.
A state of emergency has been declared in Egypt after
at least 40 people were killed in two separate attacks
And Swedish police say the Uzbek man suspected of carrying out Friday's
deadly lorry attack in Stockholm was wanted for deportation.
Commemorations have been taking place in northern France to mark
the centenary of the battle of Vimy Ridge.
The four-day battle was one of the fiercest
Thousands of Canadian forces under British command died.
Duncan Kennedy reports from Vimy Ridge.
It was the battle that defined a nation, in a conflict whose
Today's commemoration at Vimy Ridge was a chance for Canada to remember
those who fell here and those who rose to the
The burden they bore and the country they made.
Because this, too, is why we're here.
More than 3500 Canadians died in the four days it took
An event later described as the moment Canada came of age.
Today, beneath a World War I fly-past, Prince William
and Prince Harry laids boots and poppies, as symbols
The Canadians at Vimy embodied the true north, strong and free.
In nearby Arras, Scottish losses in the wider fight
That he lay down his life for his friends.
The daily rate of casualties was greater than at the Somme.
Among those to die was 26-year-old Sergeant David Wood from Edinburgh.
We would not be here without them, we would not be free to do
They fought and died for us and we have got to remember
There are no more combat veterans alive from the First World War.
Vimy Ridge and Arras are among the final great
acts of commemoration, to honour their sacrifice,
mourn their loss, and remember their lives.
Duncan Kennedy, BBC News at Vimy Ridge.
The final round of The Masters is moving ahead at pace
with a clutch of players well placed to win the Green Jacket
The overnight leaders, the joint leaders, Justin Rose and Sergio
Garcia, who went in on six under. Justin Rose remains six under
through six. Sergio Garcia leads by two. Paul Casey, a fast mover, four
under for his round today. He has a chance. Rickie Fowler, also an four
under. Manchester United are now
21 matches unbeaten in the English Premier League
after they defeated bottom club Sunderland 3-0
at the Stadium of Light. Zlatan Ibrahimovich opened
the scoring on the half hour mark before Sunderland were reduced
to 10 men when Sebastien Larsson Henrik Makahtarian doubled United's
lead less than a minute after the break before
Marcus Rashford added a 3rd late on moving
Jose Mourinho's side up to 5th. We want to fight in the Premier
League until it is not mathematically possible, but
apparently we cannot win it. In the Europa League, we can. We have eight
teams in competition and a quarterfinal, and it's a competition
that we can win. During this match, we had lots of players that were not
here today. And the most important thing was, after the three points,
not have more injuries. The hardest thing when you are a
manager is when you are losing all the time, and at the moment we are.
That is hard. I have worked at teams which a won a lot of games, but at
the moment it's tough, but it is tough for the players. They care,
and at the moment we are not doing as well as we should be.
Everton were 4-2 winners against Leicester with Belgium
striker Romelu Lukaku collecting two.
Leicester had been 2-1 up after ten minutes but were trailing
by half-time as Lukaku made it 23 in the league so far this season,
while Leicester lost their first match under
Craig Shakespeare since he took over.
We scored at 4-2 and then we controlled the game and had some
great football. I think it's one of the most complete performances of
the team of the season. We have really comfortable feeling, playing
at home. With the support of the fans. It's a tough stadium to come.
That's what we like, to have it. And to put the pressure on every
opponent, and the next one is next week.
In Italy's Serie A, Roma have maintained their chase of Juventus
Did it remains that way, it would open up a 7-point gap.
To motor sport and Lewis Hamilton has won the Chinese Grand Prix
He led from pole to finish for his first win of the year.
It gives him a share of the championship lead
with Sebastian Vettel, who finished in second with Red Bull's Max
Verstappen moving up from 16th on the grid to finish third
as the teams now move to Bahrain for next weekend's third
To two wheels, and in the MotoGP Championship Yamaha rider
Maverick Vinales has won the Grand Prix of Argentina
extending his lead in the World Championship, having also
triumphed in the season-opener in Qatar.
The Spanish rider inherited the lead on the third lap when world champion
and pole-sitter Marc Marquez crashed out on his Honda.
Italian Valentino Rossi, racing in his 350th Grand Prix,
took second place on his Yahama ahead of Britain's Cal
Sergio Garcia still leads by two strokes. Eight under in his final
round at the Masters. It's always nice to be bumped up to
first class on a flight, but maybe not when it's such a surprise as
this. For a crew of a Turkish airlines flight, it meant having to
look after one more passenger after they helped a woman having a baby on
board. That's one flight none of those on
board will forget in a hurry. Congratulations.
The Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al Sisi has announced
a state of emergency, following two bomb attacks
The attacks on two Coptic churches were deliberately timed for a day
when millions of Christians in the country were attending
So-called Islamic State says it was responsible for the blasts.
The state of emergency announced by President Sisi will last
for three months and will expand police powers of arrest
It's expected to get underway immediately. Stay with us here on
BBC world news.