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Mubarak Headed to Jail Hospital

Ex-president deemed healthy enough to travel

(Newser) - Egypt's prosecutor general ordered today that former president Hosni Mubarak to be moved from his hospital in a Red Sea resort town to a military facility, the state news agency reported. Prosecutor General Abdel-Maguid Mahmoud said Mubarak was originally supposed to be moved to Cairo's Tora prison hospital,... More »

Mubarak Has a Death Wish: Official

Ex-president wants to die in Egypt, says Saudi official

(Newser) - After Hosni Mubarak's ouster, speculation swirled that he and his fortune might flee to a Gulf state —but the truth is, he wants to die in Egypt ... in the near future, says an official. "He is not dead but is not doing well at all and refuses to... More »

Drunk Man Kills Shark, Saves Egyptian Beach Resort

Blacked-out Serbian hailed as a hero

(Newser) - A Serbian man is being hailed as a hero after killing—accidentally—a shark that had been terrorizing an Egyptian resort town . Dragan Stevic was black-out drunk when he vanquished the predator that has killed one beachgoer and injured four. He went with friends to the beach after a long... More »

Egypt Catches Killer Shark, Still Hunting Another

Sharm el-Sheikh beaches remains closed

(Newser) - Egyptian authorities have captured a Mako shark that, according to US and Egyptian experts, mauled two tourists last week at the Sharm el-Sheikh resort on the Red Sea. They believe another shark involved in recent tourist attacks remains at large, the governor tells the AP . More »

US Shark Experts Called to Deadly Egypt Beaches

American researchers to decide when it's safe to go back in the water

(Newser) - Egypt's tourist authorities have called in a trio of American experts after a series of shark attacks that marine biologists have likened to the plot of Jaws. Four tourists were mauled last week and another one was killed after authorities declared beaches in the Sharm el-Sheikh area safe. Authorities say... More »

Why Was Dangerous Shark Beach Reopened?

Authorities accused of ignoring warnings they caught the wrong shark

(Newser) - Critics claim Egyptian authorities were warned that they may have caught the wrong shark after four people were attacked last week—but they reopened the beach anyway, only to see a tourist killed yesterday. The 70-year-old German woman was killed while snorkeling just one day after the waters at Sharm... More »

Shark Attack, Fifth in a Week, Claims Red Sea Tourist

German woman dies after arm is torn off

(Newser) - A shark tore the arm off an elderly German tourist at an Egyptian Red Sea resort, killing her almost immediately, security and diving officials said today, only days after sharks badly mauled four other European tourists in the waters. The German woman was swimming in the waters off Sharm el-Sheik,... More »

Egypt Hunts Shark After Tourists Savaged

Red Sea beaches closed after swimmers lose limbs

(Newser) - Egypt has closed beaches in the Sharm el-Sheik resort area while it hunts a shark that savaged three Russian tourists and a Ukrainian. The shark attacked swimmers near a Red Sea beach on Tuesday, biting both of one tourist's arms off, the Telegraph reports. Another tourist had to be resuscitated... More »

Cruise Ship Crash in Egypt Kills 3

Costa Cruises blames 'unexpected wind blow' for fatal accident

(Newser) - A cruise ship sailing from Dubai to Italy with 1,437 passengers aboard crashed while docking today in Egypt, killing three crew members. Three passengers and another crew member were taken to the hospital in Sharm el-Sheik, a popular tourist destination on the Red Sea. Costa Cruises’ CEO says poor... More »

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