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Policemen remanded into custody over fishmonger's death in Mahalla

Police man in front of the Interior Ministry headquarters in Cairo - REUTERS
10 Jun 2016
Five policemen have been remanded into custody for four days pending investigations into the death of a fishmonger during a brawl in the Zakaria area of Mahalla, in Gharbiya governorate.   The Attorney General of East Tanta ordered...
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Minya schools hit by power outage during final exams

09 Jun 2016
A number of schools in Minya were hit by a power outage during the high school final exams (thanaweya amma) on Thursday, with fans and lighting cutting out as students tackled the questions.   According to Minya Education Directorate...
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Mother detained after daughter dies during alleged circumcision procedure

Female genital mutilation (FGM)
09 Jun 2016
The mother of a 17-year-old has been detained for four days pending investigations into allegations that she subjected her daughter to female genital circumcision, resulting in her death. The order to detain the woman was issued by Suez...
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Noticeably cooler weather for most areas Thursday

A tourist walks past empty sunbeds on a beach in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on November 10, 2015 as tourist numbers dwindle following a suspected bomb attack on a Russian jet (AFP Photo/Mohamed el-Shahed)
08 Jun 2016
A noticeable drop in temperatures is forecast for Thursday, with highs of 33 degrees centigrade predicted for Cairo, 27 degrees in Alexandria and 31 degrees in Taba. Upper Egypt and parts of Sinai will be very hot, but will nevertheless...
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Judges rule that committee of experts must examine Tiran, Sanafir evidence

Tiran and Sanafir locate at the south entrance of the Gulf of Aqaba in the north part of the Red Sea.
 
08 Jun 2016
Judges from the State Council Aministrative Court have postponed hearings in a case challenging Egypt's recent maritime border agreement with Saudi Arabia, ruling that the evidence must be assessed by a tripartie committee of experts...
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Facebook should be blocked over exam leaks: Education Ministry

Education Minister al-Helaly al-Sherbiny
08 Jun 2016
Education Ministry Spokesperson Bashir Hassan has called for Facebook to be banned in Egypt to prevent the leakage of high school exams online.   Hassan said in a phone-in on al-Assema channel Tuesday that confronting the circulation...
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Police officer jailed for fabricating claims of drug crime

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07 Jun 2016
Beni Suef Criminal Court has sentenced a police officer to one year of rigorous imprisonment for fabricating allegations of drug-related crimes against a citizen.   The officer was found guilty of inventing charges against a young man...
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Driver from Qalyubia stabs colleague during quarrel

07 Jun 2016
A driver from the Shebin al-Qanater region of Qalyubia governorate stabbed a colleague several times during a quarrel on Monday, inflicting serious injuries.   The victim, Ahmed Rezq Baghdady, 39, was transferred to Banha University...
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Hot weather expected Wednesday

07 Jun 2016
Meteorologists are predicting hot weather on Wednesday for most parts of the country, with top temperatures reaching 38 degrees centigrade in Cairo and Lower Egypt, 39 degrees in Sharm el-Sheikh, 46 degrees in Luxor and 47 degrees in Aswan...
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Trial of Geneina, former CAO chairman, adjourned to June 21

Hisham Geneina
07 Jun 2016
After the trial of former Central Auditing Organization (CAO) Chairman Hisham Geneina began earlier on Tuesday, the New Cairo Misdemeanor Court have decided to adjourn the trial to June 21.   After being released on LE10,000 bail on...
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