Egypt sets Oct election date, after three years without parliament

Egyptian President al-Sisi waves as he arrives to opening ceremony of New Suez Canal, in EgyptBy Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting on Oct. 18-19, the election commission said on Sunday, the final step in a process to bring back democracy that critics say has been tainted by widespread repression. Egypt has been without a parliament since June 2012 when a court dissolved the democratically elected main chamber, dominated by the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, reversing a major accomplishment of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak. The election had been due to begin in March but was delayed after a court ruled part of the election law unconstitutional.

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Europe trades blame as migrants’ bodies pulled from Mediterranean

A Syrian migrant lifts a child over a fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border near AsotthalomBy Ahmed Elumami and Marton Dunai TRIPOLI/BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Seven people died when a boat carrying migrants sank off Libya's coast on Sunday, the second such fatal accident at sea within days, while European leaders struggled to find a coherent policy on the refugee crisis. The Italian coastguard said some 1,600 migrants had been rescued in the Mediterranean and brought to Italy over the weekend, showing the influx of people, mostly from Africa and the Middle East, remained strong. "We had reports this morning that there are seven bodies of illegal migrants that sank off Khoms (east of Tripoli) … but we don't have any details how many migrants were on board," said Mohamad al-Misrati, a spokesman for the Red Crescent in Tripoli.

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Neurologist, author Oliver Sacks dies at age 82 – Reuters

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Neurologist, author Oliver Sacks dies at age 82
Oliver Sacks, the neurologist who studied the intricacies of the brain and wrote eloquently about them in books such as "Awakenings" and "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," died on Sunday at the age of 82, his personal assistant said. The British
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