Morsi Supporters Remain in Protest Camps
Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi are defiantly remaining at their protest camps in Cairo, despite days of warnings that the government would soon move on the sites.
Large crowds of pro-Morsi protesters were at the camps Monday night, chanting, waving flags and holding up signs of the man they say should be reinstated as president.
Saba Mahmood, associate professor of anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, told VOA ((English to Africa)) the interim government has not broken up the camps because the resulting bloodshed would be a "very serious political cost."
But she says Mr. Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood is facing bigger stakes than getting him back in office, after the arrests of other key members of the group and moves to freeze assets it uses for political work and providing services to the community.
China Reports 44th Death from H7N9 Bird Flu
Chinese state media say another person has died from a new strain of the bird flu that has now claimed the lives of 44 people.
The official Xinhua news agency says a 61-year-old man from northern China's Hebei Province died Monday of multiple organ failure. It says he tested positive for the H7N9 virus on July 20.
China has reported 134 infections of the virus since it first appeared in March. That includes a case in southern Guangdong Province, which was mentioned in the Xinhua report.
Beijing has called off its emergency response to H7N9, which has not spread rapidly and has been mostly contained to eastern China. Only one case has been reported outside the mainland, in Taiwan.
The new strain of avian influenza has so far been more lethal in confirmed cases than another strain, the H5N1 virus, which has killed more than 360 people in the past decade. But there is concern the new virus could mutate and be able to spread more easily.