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Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mursi dies after court hearing

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:20
Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt's modern history, died on Monday aged 67 after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges, authorities said.

Egyptian authorities refuse Mursi's burial in family cemetery: son

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:20
Egyptian authorities have refused to allow President Mohamed Mursi to be buried at his family's cemetery, his son Abdullah Mohamed Mursi told Reuters on Monday.

'Horror movie' sex cult hid in 'cookie cutter' New York suburb: prosecutor

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:17
A reputed New York sex cult whose leader is accused of holding a woman hostage and having women branded with his initials carried out his crimes in an upstate subdivision that hid a "horror movie" reality, a federal prosecutor said on Monday.

U.S. fashion icon, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt dead at 95

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:14
Gloria Vanderbilt, the "poor little rich girl" who lived a life at the highest levels of fashion, society and wealth as an heir to one of the greatest family fortunes in U.S. history, died on Monday at the age of 95, her son, CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper, said.

CNN's Anderson Cooper remembers mom Gloria Vanderbilt as visitor from 'distant star'

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:14
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper remembered his mother, designer and society grand dame Gloria Vanderbilt, as a woman who endured a string of heartbreaks but still remained deeply in love with love.

Trudeau joins two million Canadians cheering Raptors in NBA victory parade

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:07
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among 2 million fans cheering the Toronto Raptors on Monday as the basketball team paraded through the city to celebrate its first NBA championship, a win that has united Canada.

'Systemic failure' of U.N. ahead of Myanmar military crackdown: review

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:04
There was a "systemic failure" of the United Nations in dealing with the situation in Myanmar ahead of a deadly 2017 military crackdown because it did not have a unified strategy and lacked Security Council support, according to an internal report.

S&P 500 ends up slightly as Fed meeting in view

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:03
The S&P 500 edged higher on Monday as investors awaited a Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to lay the groundwork for an interest rate cut later this year.

Warriors congratulate NBA champion Raptors in Toronto newspaper ad

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:02
The Golden State Warriors took out a full-page advert in the Toronto Star on Monday to congratulate a Toronto Raptors team that stopped them claiming a third consecutive NBA championship.

Justice Thomas urges U.S. Supreme Court to feel free to reverse precedents

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:45
Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted by enough of his fellow justices could result in more past decisions being overruled, perhaps including the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

Amnesty International urges fair Egyptian inquiry into Mursi's death

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:30
Amnesty International urged Egyptian authorities on Monday to investigate the death of former Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, who died suddenly aged 67 after collapsing in court in Cairo during a trial.

China stands by Hong Kong leader after days of street protests

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:27
China redoubled its support for Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday after days of protests against a planned extradition bill, and a source close to Lam said Beijing was unlikely to let her go even if she tried to resign.

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:23
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Taylor Swift releases song and petition calling for LGBTQ equality

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:17
Pop singer and songwriter Taylor Swift on Monday released a star-studded music video that scolded social media trolls and urged fans to sign a petition demanding U.S. legal protections for gays, lesbians and transgender people.

Muslim Brotherhood says Mursi death was 'full-fledged murder', calls for mass funeral in Egypt

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:55
The Muslim Brotherhood said on Monday that the death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursion Monday was a "full-fledged murder" and called on Egyptians to gather for a mass funeral.

U.S. denounces 'nuclear blackmail' as Iran plans to breach uranium limit

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:53
Iran announced on Monday it would soon breach limits on the amount of enriched uranium it can stockpile under a 2015 international agreement, in a new point of contention with the United States, which accused Tehran of "nuclear blackmail."

Harvard revokes Parkland shooting survivor's acceptance over racial slurs

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:48
Harvard University has rescinded its admission offer to a survivor of the 2018 massacre at a Florida high school over his past use of racial slurs in an online document posted on Twitter, the student said on Monday.

U.S. firms say China tariffs will raise costs, with few sourcing alternatives

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:37
A broad range of U.S. companies told a hearing in Washington on Monday that they have few alternatives other than China for producing clothing, electronics, and other consumer goods as the Trump administration prepares 25% tariffs on remaining U.S.-China trade.

Islamist Mursi briefly made history as Egypt's first democratically elected president

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:04
When Mohamed Mursi, a leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, broke out of jail during the final days of Hosni Mubarak's presidency in 2011, he little imagined that the following year he would be president and, another year on, behind bars again.

Qatar's emir offers condolences to former Egyptian president Mursi's family

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:54
Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, offered condolences in a tweet on Monday to the family of former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi "and the brotherly Egyptian people".