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One-legged Egyptian soccer players aim for a league of their own

CAIRO: A group of Egyptian soccer players have formed a team for one-legged players, hoping to start league for disabled players in the country. “The Miracle Team,” consists of twenty-five players from across Egypt who meet twice a week to train on a pitch in Cairo. While the team began training in freestyle soccer - a non-competitive art where players perform tricks with a ball - they soon decided to aim higher. “I started bringing the people in and coach Yousry, the team coach, called me to start training me on…

This Egyptian woman is believed to be the world’s fattest

CAIRO: A 36-year-old Egyptian woman, believed to be the fattest female in the world, has reached 500 kgs weight. According to Metro, Iman Ahmad Abdulati, who is from Alexandria in northern Egypt, has not left her home for 25 years - since she was 11-years-old - because of her weight problem. After years of desperate attempts to deal with the issue, her sister Chaymaa' Ahmad Abdulati has now gone public with the problem in the hope of getting help. She never attended school because of her weight problem. Mother and…

Egyptian court confirms death sentences against Brotherhood leader, 200 supporters

CAIRO: An Egyptian court confirmed on Saturday death sentences against the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 182 supporters, a strong sign that the crackdown on the group will continue under new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Mohamed Badie and other defendants were charged over violence that erupted in the southern Egyptian town of Minya following the ouster, led by former army chief Sisi, of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, a senior Brotherhood member, last July. One police officer was killed in the violence. The…