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Firefighters · Cairo
Egypt: Dozens killed in Coptic church fire in Cairo
NEW: President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi calls Pope Tawadros II to offer condolences. At least 41 people were killed in a fire at a Coptic Orthodox church in Cairo. Witnesses say people jumped from upper floors of the church to escape the flames. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known.See the Story
43% Center coverage: 154 sources
US & Canada · Los Angeles
Climate change doubles likelihood of ‘megaflood’ in California: study
The likelihood of a “megaflood” occurring in California has doubled due to climate change, according to a new study published on Friday. The study, published in the Science Advances journal, found an increased likelihood of runoff water occurring from harsher storms, creating the threat of debris flows and landslides later, according to a press release from the University of California, Los Angeles.See the Story
80% Center coverage: 50 sources
US & Canada · Palm Beach
Trump lawyer in June said classified material had been returned, the New York Times reports
A lawyer for former U.S. President Donald Trump signed a statement in June that said all classified material held in boxes at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence had been returned to the government, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The statement was signed after Jay Bratt, a top national security official in the U.S. Department of Justice, visited Trump's South Florida beach club on June 3. Trump is under federal investigation for possible violations of the Espionage Act.See the Story
45% Left coverage: 38 sources
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Middle East · Cairo
Egypt appoints 13 new ministers in Cabinet reshuffle
The Egyptian parliament approved a major government reshuffle Saturday. It was the largest change since current Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli was appointed in 2018. None of the major cabinet posts, including the interior minister, foreign minister, finance minister or defense minister were affected. The official appointment of the new ministers is expected to be made by President el-Sissi at the presidential palace Sunday.See the Story
39% Left coverage: 18 sources
Terrorist Attack · Jerusalem
Five Americans among injured in Jerusalem shooting attack
NEW: The suspect is an Israeli citizen from East Jerusalem, a security source tells CNN. NEW: He had a criminal record and had spent time in prison, the security source says. Two of the victims are listed as in serious condition, while the other six victims are mildly and moderately injured. One of the wounded was pregnant, and underwent an emergency caesarean operation.See the Story
47% Left coverage: 15 sources
International · Tijuana
Hundreds of Mexican National Guard troops sent to Tijuana over cartel-fueled violence
At least 11 people, including a child and a radio presenter, were killed in a wave of violence. Tijuana, Mexicali, Rosarito and Ensenada all reported violent incidents. Troops were deployed Friday to Ciudad Juarez, across from the US city of El Paso, Texas.See the Story
39% Right coverage: 13 sources
Middle East · Afghanistan
She fled Afghanistan with her law degree sewn into her dress. Many of her colleagues were left behind
Fawzia Amini was a senior judge in Afghanistan's Supreme Court. The Taliban shuttered the Elimination of Violence Against Women Court she headed. She and her family were forced to flee Kabul last August. About 80 female judges are still in the country, some of whom have gone into hiding.See the Story
67% Center coverage: 3 sources
FBI removed documents from Trump's home while investigating possible Espionage Act violations
The Department of Justice is investigating whether former President Donald Trump broke three laws. One of the laws relates to the removal of information pertaining to the US national defense. The other two laws relate to the handling of government records. If convicted of violating the Espionage Act, it carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.See the Story
43% Left coverage: 7 sources
Middle East · Egypt
Egypt’s Sisi appoints Major General Mahmoud Abdel-Qader as Commander of Air Force
Mahmoud Fouad Abdel-Gawad is the new commander of the Air Force. He succeeds Lieutenant-General Mohamed Abbas Helmy, who has been sworn in as Minister of Civil Aviation. Fouad graduated from the Air College in 1987, where he rose to all the positions within the Air force.See the Story
100% Right coverage: 1 sources
International · Atlanta
Responding to FBI search, Trump and allies return to his familiar strategy: flood the zone with nonsense - Egypt Independent
Donald Trump and his allies in Congress and right-wing media have returned to his preferred strategy for communicating in a crisis. Trump has attempted to flood the zone with such a quantity and variety of lies, conspiracy theories and distractions that Americans will tune out, turn away or cease to know what is true and not.See the Story
No toxic found for fish die-off in Oder river: Polish minister
An unknown, highly toxic substance in the Oder river appears to be the cause of a mass die-off of fish. Analysis of river water from Monday showed evidence of synthetic chemical substances. It remains unclear how the substance entered the water. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the waterway would take years to return to normal.See the Story
100% Right coverage: 1 sources