CAIRO (Aug. 12) - An Egyptian man killed his wife after she refused to make
him a cup of tea because she was too busy watching Wednesday's solar eclipse
on television, a newspaper said Thursday.

Abdel-Nasser Nuredeen from the Cairo working class district of Imbaba lost
his temper with his wife, Zeinab, and strangled her in the ensuing quarrel,
the semi-official newspaper al-Ahram reported.

When Nuredeen discovered that his wife was limp and lifeless, he carried her
to a nearby heart institute, but doctors told him she was dead. He confessed
to the crime and was arrested, the paper said.