Egypt sentences 78 minors to prison over protests
An Egyptian court has sentenced 78 minors to prison for taking part in Muslim Brotherhood protests. The 78 boys aged between 13 and 17 appeared at the Alexandria juvenile court on Wednesday and were sentenced to either two or five years in prison. The boys were arrested for taking part in the protest to bring back former president Mohamed Morsi and were also charged with obstructing traffic. In total, a combined sentence of 340 years in prison was handed to the minors, the sentences can be appealed in court at a later date.
Police arrest man over fatal stabbing in NZ
Police have found the man believed to be responsible for the stabbing death of a person and the attack of two more people at Albany primary school in Auckland. 45-year-old Brent Scott was found by police early this morning after authorities launched a full scale search. Scott is believed to be the father of one of the students at Albany primary school and the student’s mother is believed to be one of the victims targeted in the attack. It is unclear yet if any charges have been made.
Hiker photographs the bear that killed him
Police have released photographs of a bear taken by a New Jersey hiker just moments before it killed him. 22-year-old Darsh Patel was hiking in the Apshawa Preserve in September when he was mauled to death by a grizzly bear. Police recently released photos from Patel’s phone showing the bear hiding behind a tree. West Milford police said that the bear was not interested in food, but was exhibiting stalker-like behaviour.
European union calls for 5000 doctors to fight Ebola
The European Union has called for 5000 doctors from European states to be sent to West Africa to help fight the Ebola virus. It is estimated that the European Union has spent $1.47 billion to help combat Ebola in Europe and surrounding countries. Over 15,000 people have been infected with the virus worldwide, with most cases in West Africa. It is unclear when the doctors will be deployed. – Daniel Stringer
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