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President Putin has lofted off rumors about his health in his first public appearance in 10 days. The Russian leader said life would be boring without gossip, but failed to explain his absence in consolation of scheduled events. BBC news.
A court in Egypt has sentenced to death the most senior leader of Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie and 13 other key members of the banned movement. All 14 were found guilty of planning attacks against the state. Muslim Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organization in 2013.
1. consolation n. 安慰，慰问，起安慰作用的人
2. sentence v. 宣判，判决