Egypt's Coptic Christian community held a funeral service today for 25 Christians killed as they worshipped at a chapel next to the faith's main cathedral in Cairo - one of the deadliest attacks against them by Islamist terrorists. A jihadist is believed to have lobbed the bomb over the wall, blowing out windows during Sunday Mass at a chapel adjacent to St Mark's Cathedral, seat of the ancient Coptic Christian church. The coffins of the victims were laid in front of the altar today (pictured) as the spiritual leader of Egypt's Orthodox Christians, Pope Tawadros II, led the service. The floor of the chapel was covered in blood (inset) after the attack.
Kanga-mew: Cat learns to get around by hopping like a kangaroo after its front legs were 'fried off' by electric shock
Able, a brown and white moggy, gets around by hopping like a kangaroo. The three-year-old cat's front paws and tail were fried off in an electric shock. He was found lying in an alley in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The accident was so loud that neighbours thought a bomb had gone off. It took two years for Able to fully recover but now he can jump onto high ledges.
'How many lives just for a coat?': 'Blood-soaked' animal rights activists stage 'heap of carcasses' lie-in during gruesome protest against fur trade
Dozens of campaigners stripped naked and piled together to imitate a heap of animal carcasses in an area popular with tourists in the Spanish city of Barcelona. In the middle of the activists, Luisa Escribano, 53, and her daughter Barbara, 21, held up a sign reading: 'How many lives just for a coat?' Each year over 60 million animals - including over 32 million in the EU - are killed around the world to make coats and other items from their skin, according to international animal rights group AnimaNaturalis which staged the demonstration.
The Hunt for Med October: US Navy searching for Russian 'carrier killer' submarines feared to have been sent after NATO warships in the Mediterranean
NATO forces in the eastern Mediterranean are reportedly hunting for Russian submarines which are capable of sinking aircraft carriers. A US Navy Poseidon P-8 jet (pictured, top left) has been overflying the area (inset) in a bid to the find the Oscar Class II submarine (bottom left), which was spotted in the vicinity of the French Navy's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier (right). The cat-and-mouse chase involving American planes and ships and Russian submarines has echoes of The Hunt for Red October, the Tom Clancy book which was later turned into a film starring Sean Connery as Soviet submarine commander Marko Ramius.
THIS is how you look after each glass of wine: Friends pose for a photo between drinks to show the effects of every tipple
Brazilian photographer Marcos Alberti captured in real-time the effects that wine has on you - and it's written all over your face. His viral project amassed more than 1 million views in its first week. In his project, '3 Glasses' he photographs his subjects when they first arrive, then after one, two, and three glasses of wine.
Apocalypse Aleppo: Drone footage reveals how bombed out buildings and destroyed roads are all that is left of the Old City that now lies under the Syrian army's control
Drone footage released by the Syrian army shows the devastating reality of Aleppo reduced to ashes at the hands of rebels. Though the city has largely been reclaimed, the effects of war remain prominent. Bombed-out buildings and destroyed roads, the result of ground fighting and air strikes, could be seen in the footage released on Thursday as the army pressed ahead with an offensive to retake all of Aleppo, once Syria's most populous city.
Bear-faced cheek! Two female bears engage in mighty battle after one rudely interrupts the other while she is fishing
The brutal fight took place on the banks of Lake Kurilskoe in Kamchatka, Russia and kicked off over a fish. It was captured by photographer Igor Ivanko who was looking the other when he heard a roar. The massive beasts squared up to each other and stood tall on their hind legs before exchanging blows.
Woman is crushed to death by a train after mugger pushes her off the platform while snatching her gold chain in India
A mugger has been charged with killing a 24-year-old bank clerk after she fell under a train during a robbery at a station in India. Sapna Shukla (circled, left) lost her balance and fell under the train at Kurla station in Mumbai after being attacked by a teenager who tried to steal a gold chain around her neck. Rafi Malik, 19, was arrested at the station after he was chased and confronted by other passengers (circled, right). BN Shukla travelled to Mumbai yesterday to collect the body of Miss Shukla (inset). He sobbed as he spoke rhetorically to reporters: 'They say she lost her balance. Was it her fault?'
Dramatic moment Russian special forces use a machinegun ROBOT as they 'take out' ISIS war lord behind deadly bombings
Dramatic footage shows anti-terror officers firing into a building after cornering Rustam Aselderov at a secret compound in the Russian city of Makhachkala. Moments later, a weaponised robot trundles into view (left and centre) and is manoeuvred to face the building before opening fire. Soldiers can be seen securing the area (right) after the robot's machinegun had ripped holes in the wall. Aselderov, also known as Sheikh Abu Mohammad al-Qadari, and four of his henchmen were 'neutralised' in the raid. The 35-year-old was said to be involved in blasts in the southern Russian city of Volgograd which killed 34 in 2013.
Welcome to Jihadi land! Iran opens theme park where children get to dress up as soldiers and pretend to attack Israel and other Western enemies
Run by the Iranian government, The City of Games for Revolutionary Children, in Mashad, teaches children to fight against enemies including Israel and the US. Young children as young as eight don military uniforms and fight 'battles', and visitors are encouraged to fire rubber bullets at an effigy of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Italian model provokes outcry after posing for naked photo... then revealing it was taken by her STEP-FATHER and her actress MOTHER who starred in Flash Gordon
Naike Rivelli (right and naked, left), daughter of Flash Gordon actress Ornella Muti (inset), is well known in Italy for posing for saucy photographs, but this one (left) was labelled 'very aembarrassing' and 'sad'. She posted one on social media of her standing on one leg in front of a mirror, hands covering her breasts and groin captioned: 'Who in the world took this picture of me? The man I don't have? The woman I don't have? The friends who aren't here right now? Who?' before revealing the photographers in an uncropped shot. Her mother's partner Fabrice Kerherve (left in left picture), wearing just underpants and a T-shirt, is taking the shot (left) seen earlier and her mother is lying under the dressing table snapping away with her phone.
'The divine intervention of God!' Bizarre dust and rain cloud forms a barrier between ISIS and Israel on the Syrian border
A huge cloud of dust and rain blew up along the border between Israel and ISIS last week, sparking online claims that it was a biblical storm. Eyewitnesses said the storm seemed to stop at the boundary and be unable to enter the Golan Heights, which tower above the rest of Syria and are occupied by Israeli troops. A video on Facebook shows the soldiers staring at wonderment at the strange phenomenon (pictured) and taking pictures (inset). But one online cynic said it was 'a long shelf cloud and nothing more'.