CAIRO Leonard Floyd Youth Jersey , March 17 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat on Tuesday referred a policeman to criminal court over charges of shooting dead a female activist in January, official news agency MENA reported.
Shaimaa Sabbagh, a member of a leftist party, died of birdshot wounds she sustained during a protest on the eve of the fourth anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising that toppled autocratic longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak, a statement by the prosecutor's office said.
Sabbagh's death provoked international uproar as she was taking part in a peaceful rally.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had ordered an urgent investigation into the incident to hold those responsible accountable.
Police launched harsh crackdown on Islamists and activists after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, 2013 Eddie Jackson Youth Jersey , amid fears that the oppressive acts of security men against civilians, which triggered the 2011 uprising, would return.
Sabbagh's death was reportedly behind the sacking of interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim in a recent cabinet reshuffle.
Meanwhile, in a separate case, the prosecutor also ordered sending 16 other defendants to court over the killings of football fans in February.
LONDON, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong SAR is promoting its Scholarship for ""Belt and Road"" Students alongside an international education conference in Britain this week Tarik Cohen Youth Jersey , in a bid to attract foreign students to pursue undergraduate studies in Hong Kong, a Hong Kong official said Wednesday.
According to Hong Kong's Secretary for Education Eddie Ng Hak-kim, he talked to British officials about the new scholarship scheme during the conference, gaining very positive feedbacks from ASEAN countries, especially Vietnam.
The scholarship scheme, launched by the Hong Kong SAR government last year to support the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative Jordan Howard Youth Jersey , has been well received by several Belt and Road countries including Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.
In Indonesia, where the project was first started since last September, 10 scholarships were offered to local students who later have enrolled in undergraduate programs of publicly funded institutions in Hong Kong for three academic years starting from 2016.
Each of the awardees receives a scholarship of up to 120,000 HK dollars (15,462 U.S. dollars) per annum to cover tuition fees Mitchell Trubisky Youth Jersey , while each financially-needy awardee will be provided with a bursary of 50,000 HK dollars per annum.
This year, after Hong Kong reached an agreement on the scholarship scheme with Thailand, up to 10 Thai students would enjoy the award and begin their undergraduate studies in Hong Kong this September.
""Our next step is to focus on cooperation with Vietnam on this scholarship,"" Ng said. He believes this program can further internationalize and diversify the Hong Kong higher education sector and enrich the pool of human capital with talents with global vision and international networks.
He also mentioned that the scholarship awardees can act as ambassadors to strengthen exchanges and people-to-people bonds between Hong Kong SAR and countries along the Belt and Road routes.
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- At least 22 people in the United States have died in brutal cold weather following a massive winter storm causing the weather to become even more unbearable across the Northeast and Midwest of the country on Saturday.
Forecasters said that the frigid temperatures will make Saturday the coldest day of the week before a gradual warming trend begining Sunday.
On Saturday, more than 110 million people will be affected by either a wind-chill warning or a weather advisory Khalil Mack Youth Jersey , covering the geographical area from the Great Lakes to New England, they said.
Cities like Minneapolis and Boston are set to reach sub-zero temperatures Saturday with blistering wind-chills. Some affected areas could be as low as minus 40 degrees celsius, according to the U.S. National Weather Service.
CBS News has confirmed that at least 22 people nationwide have died from the recent blast of cryogenic-like-temperatures. One of such victims was a Wisconsin man reported missing late last month.
In one of the latest fatalities attributed to the weather, a car slid off an icy road, killing a pedestrian early on Friday in North Charleston, South Carolina James Daniels Youth Jersey , city officials said.
In Virginia, two died in the aftermath of a snowstorm this week, including a girl struck by a pickup truck while sledding and a 75-year-old man hit by a snow-plow while clearing the business parking lots, said local authorities.
Outside Boston, Massachusetts, a state Water Resources Authority worker collapsed into a snowbank while shoveling snow and died on Friday.
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The storm then swept in on Thursday with winds gusts exceeding 113km per hour, dumping more than a foot of snow across eight states before ending on Friday, local media reported.
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