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Dozens Arrested as Egypt Army Storms Islamist-Held Town

Troops on Monday stormed a town in central Egypt held for the past month by hardline Islamists, arresting dozens accused of burning churches and terrorizing residents, officials said.

Soldiers and police entered Delga in Minya province just after dawn, firing tear gas and searching homes for suspects, a security official told Agence France Presse.

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Chaos and Grief at Overwhelmed Cairo Morgue

Outside a morgue in Egypt's capital, a woman mediates between her parents. Her mother cannot believe the decomposing body before them is their son. Her father insists that it is.

"What's going on? Why hasn't anyone claimed this body," shouts one man, a surgical mask pulled below his mouth.

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Egypt Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up Cairo Clashes

Egyptian police fired tear gas to break up clashes between supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and residents of a central Cairo neighborhood, Agence France Presse correspondents said.

The clashes began when dozens of religious scholars affiliated with Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood entered the ministry of endowments and were ordered out by police, a security official said.

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Morsi Loyalists in Egypt Call for New Rallies

Islamist supporters of Egypt's deposed leader Mohammed Morsi planned new rallies on Friday as the interim premier suggested a crackdown on their protest camps was imminent.

Morsi supporters called for marches to begin after the Muslim Friday prayers at noon (around 1000 GMT) as the nation rested on the second day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

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Morsi Backers Defy Government Calls to Clear Streets

Thousands of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi Thursday celebrated Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, defying government calls for them to leave the streets.

However there was no immediate sign that the government was readying to carry out its threat made Wednesday to remove Islamist protest camps set up to demand Morsi's reinstatement following his ouster by the army on July 3.

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15 Cairo Street Vendors Killed in Fight

At least 15 people were killed on Monday night in a brawl between Cairo street vendors over space, including 13 who were burned to death, a security source told Agence France Presse.

The source said two people died of gunshot and stab wounds in an initial brawl in central Cairo, and 13 more were killed after the shop they took refuge in was set on fire.

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Interior Minister Says Cairo Pro-Morsi Demo to be Ended 'Legally'

A long-running sit-in in Cairo by supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi will be ended "in the framework of the law," Egypt's Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said early Saturday.

In a telephone interview with satellite television station Al-Hayat, he was asked about the sit-in at Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya square.

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Pressure Mounts for Morsi Release as Egypt Clashes Kill 10

Pressure grew Tuesday on Egypt's new leaders to release Mohamed Morsi from detention as clashes between supporters and opponents of the deposed Islamist president left 10 people dead.

The deadly clashes which also wounded dozens broke out on Monday, raged through the night and were continuing on Tuesday, a day after Morsi's family vowed to sue the military over his ouster.

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401 Arrested over Cairo Clashes that Left 7 Dead

Egyptian security forces arrested more than 400 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in one part of Cairo alone following deadly clashes overnight, a security source said on Tuesday.

The 401 arrests were all made in the central Ramses area, where two people were killed in late-night violence, the official MENA news agency quoted the security source as saying.

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U.S. Orders Evacuation of Egypt Embassy, Paris 'Takes Note' of Vote Promise

The United States on Wednesday ordered the mandatory evacuation of its embassy in Cairo, just hours after the Egyptian military ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Asked if reports of the evacuation were true, a U.S. official told Agence France Presse "yes."

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