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Associated Press/Photo by Tarek el-Gabbas (file)

Ousted Egyptian President Morsi dies during trial

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/17/19, 01:20 pm

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi collapsed during a court session on Monday and died, state media reported. Egyptian state television said Morsi, 67, was in a Cairo court for an espionage trial when he blacked out. He had just addressed the court, claiming he had “many secrets.” Responders took his body to a hospital.

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Associated Press/Photo by Khalil Hamra

Israel and Gaza agree to cease-fire

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/06/19, 11:15 am

Israel and Gaza reached a fragile truce on Monday after at least 27 people died in the bloodiest weekend in the region since 2014. Hamas, the Islamic militant group in control of Gaza, launched hundreds of rockets toward Israel, which retaliated with airstrikes. Twenty-three Palestinians died in the clashes. At least four Israelis died, the first since a war in 2014.

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Associated Press/Photo by Eranga Jayawardena

An outpouring of grief in Sri Lanka

International | The Easter attacks are the deadliest ever carried out by ISIS
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/24/19, 12:32 pm

SRI LANKA: Grief can’t be contained by Tuesday’s national day of mourning, as many families are burying their dead. Listen. Police in Sri Lanka say the death toll has climbed to 359 people—making the Easter attacks the single deadliest terror incident carried out by Islamic State anywhere.

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