UPDATE: Egypt’s Local News Digest June 16: Dozens of Egyptian inmates released as per Sisi’s pardon
Egyptian Thanawya Amma continue their final exams

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Dozens of Egyptian inmates released as per Sisi’s pardon

Egypt’s prison authority pardoned 110 prisoners from completing the rest of their jail terms, Youm7 reported Thursday citing an Interior Ministry statement.

The authority also paroled 139.The amnesty is part of a presidential decree to pardon some convicts that was issued in March on the occasion of Sinai Liberation Day.

Thanawya Amma chemistry, philosophy exams answers leaked

Answers to the Thanawya Amma chemistry and philosophy exams were posted on a Facebook page only 15 minutes after the exam had started on Thursday, Youm7 reported.

The answers were posted on “Shawming Byghashish Thanawya Amma” page known for leaking examination papers and answers.

Slight increase in temperatures on Friday

Weather forecasters are predicting a gradual increase in temperatures across the country on Friday.

Cairo will see 36 C during the day while it will reach 30 C in Alexandria.

Wreckage of crashed EgyptAir  jet spotted: investigation committee

The wreckage of the crashed EgyptAir plane A320 was found by the John Lethbridge, one of two ships hired by Egypt to search for the debris of the ill-fated jet, announced Egyptian investigators in a Wednesday statement.

The statement said that the ship spotted the debris in “several main locations” and reportedly sent images of the wreckage to an Egyptian committee that was assigned to investigate into the plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, and believed to have killed all 66 people on board.

79,162 ‘unsafe’ housing units in Cairo, Alexandria: CAPMAS

A report released by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) stated the number of “unsafe” slum areas across Egypt reached 351 areas, including 23,136 housing units that are categorized as “very dangerous.”

The report said that Cairo alone has 72,312 unsafe housing units, while Alexandria has 6,850. Building collapses usually occur in Egypt, with reasons indicating construction violations largely exist. Between July 2012 and June 2013, 392 residential buildings collapsed, resulting in 192 deaths, according to the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR.)

Masked men shot dead 2 policemen at home in Arish

Two policemen were shot dead at their home in Arish city, North Sinai after four masked men stormed their residence and opened fire at them, a media official at the Ministry of Interior told Youm7.

Free liver transplants for children with cancer, liver fibrosis: Gov’t

The Ministry of Health has announced that it will carry out liver transplants for children who suffer liver cancer or fibrosis by the end of 2016, adding that the operations will be “free of charge.”

The ministry said that the operations will be carried out for children with urgent cases, adding that each operation will cost 200,000 EGP.

Dabaa power transformer plant to be established in June

ِA power transformer plant will be established by the end of this month to feed the Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and a residential city scheduled to be built in the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh, chairman of Beheira Company for electricity distribution Mohamed Abdel Aleem told Youm7. The to-be-constructed residential city will host residents had been displaced in 1980s from Dabaa area for the plant construction. The NPP is scheduled to inaugurate by 2020.

Court rejects appeal against mother’s detention in fatal circumcision case

A Suez court rejected Thursday an appeal against the detention of a mother who is accused of manslaughter over her 17-yr old daughter’s death undergoing illegal female genital mutilation surgery.

Intisar, the mother of Mayar Mohamed, was ordered detention for 15 days pending investigations; her trial is scheduled for June 23. The doctor who performed the operation is wanted by the police but still at large. The defendants include five other doctors and officials at the privately-owned hospital where the operation was carried out on 17-year old twin sisters, killing one.

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