Oklahoma

Ex-U president accused of sexual harassment

A former University of Oklahoma student alleges he was touched and kissed inappropriately by former school President David Boren nearly a decade ago, when he was a teaching aide for Boren. The allegations by Jess Eddy appear to be at the center of a law firm’s investigation for the school into whether Boren sexually harassed male subordinates. State authorities also are investigating the claims. Boren has denied any inappropriate conduct. He was OU president from 1994 until 2018.

Georgia

State House passes ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban

Bucking intense opposition from abortion rights groups and doctors, the Georgia House gave final approval to a “fetal heartbeat” abortion ban to outlaw nearly all abortions in the state. The bill now goes to GOP Gov. Brian Kemp, who supports it.

Mozambique

Cholera cases after cyclone increase to 139

Cholera cases in Mozambique among survivors of a devastating cyclone have shot up to 139, officials said, as nearly 1 million vaccine doses were rushed to the region and health workers desperately tried to improvise treatment space for victims. The disease is a major concern for the hundreds of thousands of cyclone survivors in the southern African nation now living in squalid conditions in camps, schools or damaged homes.

Egypt

Blogger released from prison after five years

One of Egypt’s most renowned political activists and bloggers, Alaa Abd El Fattah, was released from prison after serving five years for taking part in an unauthorized protest of military trials for civilians and related charges.

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