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  • Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ
    Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

    SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation. …

  • Filipinos nailed to cross in Easter ritual frowned on by church
    Filipinos nailed to cross in Easter ritual frowned on by church

    Nearly 20 Filipinos and a Danish filmmaker were nailed to crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, a practice the Roman Catholic Church frowns upon as a distortion of the Easter message. The annual Philippine ritual draws thousands of spectators to San Fernando, 80 km (50 miles) north of Manila, to see penitents flagellate themselves and a series of crucifixions in a recreation of Christ's death on the cross. "It was a great experience between me and God," 48-year-old …

  • Filipinos se crucifican de verdad en Viernes Santo
    Filipinos se crucifican de verdad en Viernes Santo

    SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Filipinas (AP) — Creyentes en el norte de Filipinas se clavaron de verdad en cruces de madera al emular la crucifixión de Jesucristo ante la mirada de miles de espectadores locales y extranjeros que presenciaron estos ritos sangrientos anuales con motivo del Viernes Santo en el principal país católico romano de Asia. …

  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down
    NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. …

  • Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line
    Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line

    Designer Jimmy Choo unveiled a one-off range of shoes in Japan on Friday, made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there. "If you give money to them, money (will run out), but passing on the skill, the skill will remain. …

  • Centipede bursts out of snake, does Aliens proud

    On an otherwise ordinary day on May 24, 2013, Ljiljana Tomovic and colleagues were tagging reptiles on Macedonia’s Golem Grad, or Snake Island, when they came upon a ghastly sight: a dead 20.3 cm (7.9 inch) nose-horned viper, with its abdomen split open, and the head of a 15.4 cm (6 inch) centipede sticking out of the ruptured flesh. So munching on centipedes isn’t exactly new to nose-horned vipers. …

  • Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs
    Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state television says 14 people have been killed by a car bomb that exploded outside a mosque in a pro-government district of the central city of Homs. …

  • At least 12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident
    At least 12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

    At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed Friday by an avalanche in the most deadly mountaineering accident ever on the world's highest peak, officials and rescuers say. The men were among a large party of Sherpas carrying tents, food and ropes who headed out in bright sunshine in an early morning expedition ahead of the main climbing season starting later this month. "We have retrieved 12 bodies from the snow," Nepal tourism ministry …

  • Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings
    Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim government resigns. …

  • Storms threaten 2nd launch try to space station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is back on the launch pad in hopes of making a critical delivery to the International Space Station. …