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At Least 29 Killed as Divided Egypt Marks 2011 Uprising

At least 29 people were killed in clashes in Egypt Saturday during rival rallies on the anniversary of the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak, underscoring the country's violent polarization.

Three years after Egyptians rose up to demand the overthrow of Mubarak, thousands of demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square chanted slogans backing another military man, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as police clashed with Islamists and activists elsewhere.

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Assailant Hurls Small Bomb at Cairo Police Building

An assailant threw a small bomb at a Cairo police building Saturday, police said, as rival demonstrators prepared to commemorate the 2011 uprising and a day after a spate of deadly bombings.

The small "incendiary bomb" lodged on the wall of the police training center and exploded without causing any casualties, a police official said.

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Six Killed in Four Cairo Bombings

A suicide car bomber struck Cairo police headquarters Friday, the first of four blasts in Egypt's capital that killed six people on the eve of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.

The bombings, all targeting the police, came as street clashes between Islamist supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi and backers of the military killed eight people, a day before planned rallies to mark the revolt that drove Hosni Mubarak from power.

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Gunmen on Motorbikes Kill Five Egypt Police

Masked gunmen on motorbikes killed five Egyptian policemen when they opened fire on a checkpoint south of Cairo on Thursday, the interior ministry said.

The ministry said two policemen were also wounded in the attack in the province of Beni Suef, which came two days ahead of the commemoration of the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising.

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Egypt Jails 3 for Defacing Memorial to Protest Dead

A Cairo court jailed three people for two years Wednesday for destroying a monument to those killed in mass protests that unseated two Egyptian presidents since 2011, judicial sources said.

The monument was built by the military-installed authorities in Cairo's Tahrir Square -- epicenter of the revolt that ousted long-time ruler Hosni Mubarak in early 2011.

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Experts: Egypt Brotherhood Charities May Impact Referendum

A crackdown by Egypt's authorities on the Muslim Brotherhood has left hundreds of Islamic charities struggling for funds, with experts warning the move could impact this week's referendum on a new constitution.

The Tuesday-Wednesday vote has been billed as the first step in Egypt's democratic transition after the military overthrew Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July following huge protests against his one-year rule.

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Morsi Trial Delayed to Feb. 1 after Court Absence

An Egyptian court on Wednesday adjourned the murder trial of deposed President Mohammed Morsi to February 1, citing "weather conditions" that prevented the Islamist's transport to court from prison.

It had been scheduled as the second hearing in Morsi's trial, after an initial court appearance in November in which he denounced the tribunal and insisted he was still the country's president.

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Egypt's President Visits Coptic Cathedral, Pope 

Egypt's interim president on Sunday made a rare visit to see the pontiff of the nation's Orthodox Christians at St. Mark's Cathedral, the papal seat in central Cairo, according to a brief statement by the church.

The highly symbolic visit to Pope Tawadros II by Adly Mansour was made ahead of the Coptic Christmas, which falls on Tuesday.

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Deadly Clashes Kill 13 as Morsi Backers Rally in Egypt

At least 13 people were killed Friday in clashes across Egypt as police dispersed thousands of protesters demanding the reinstatement of deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, the health ministry said.

The protests came after an Islamist alliance that backs Morsi called for demonstrations ahead of a new hearing on Wednesday in a trial of the ousted president.

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Egypt Christians Hope for Peace after Months of Unrest

- Egypt's Christians rang in the new year Wednesday with prayers for peace after months of unrest, but expressed no regrets over backing the military's overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's 86 million people and constitute the largest Christian community in the Middle East, have long complained of official discrimination and feared attacks by radical Islamists.

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