1. EGYPT’S OUSTED PRESIDENT MORSI DIES IN COURT DURING TRIAL
Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, died from a sudden heart attack during a court session.
According to a judicial official, the 67-year-old Morsi had just addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he is kept in during sessions and warning that he had “many secrets” he could reveal. He was “very calm and organized,” before collapsing a few minutes afterward.
One of his defense lawyers, Kamel Madour told the media, in his final comments, he continued to insist he was Egypt’s legitimate president, demanding a special tribunal.
Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood accused the government of “assassinating” him through years of poor prison conditions. In a statement, the group demanded an international investigation into Morsi’s death and called on Egyptians to protest outside Egypt’s embassy across the world.
2. TRIPLE SUICIDE ATTACK KILLS AT LEAST 30 IN NORTHEAST NIGERIA
At least 30 people were killed in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigerian state of Borno, which is claimed to be the biggest mass killing this year by Daesh militants.
According to an emergency service official, around 8 p.m on Sunday it was reported that there was a very loud explosion in Konduga village. The explosion killed over 30 and injured over 42.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which prompted President Muhammadu Buhari to call for security to be stepped up in areas where large groups gather.
3. TWO STRONG QUAKES HIT SOUTHWEST CHINA, KILLS 11
Two strong earthquakes shook the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan on Monday, killing 11 people with 122 people injured in a part of the country frequently affected by strong tremors.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the first magnitude 5.9 quake was followed around 30 minutes later by one registering 5.2, both at a depth of 10 km and centered near Changning county.
Chinese state media said tremors were felt in major cities in the region, including in the Sichuan provincial capital Chengdu and the metropolis of Chongqing.