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U.S. Condemns 'Heinous' Egypt Church Attack

The United States condemned Monday an attack on a Cairo church in which four Coptic Christians were killed, and backed Egyptian calls for those behind the shootings to be brought to justice.

"We strongly condemn the heinous attack on the Al-Adra church in Cairo," State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said.

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Egypt Hunts for Cairo Church Wedding Attacker

Police were hunting Monday for those behind a shooting spree at a church wedding that killed four people, in the first attack targeting Christians in Cairo since the ouster of Egypt's Islamist president.

An eight-year-old girl was among those shot dead at the Church of the Virgin in Cairo's working class neighborhood of Al-Warrak, while 17 others were wounded in the late Sunday attack, officials said.

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Police Fire Teargas as Islamist Students Protest in Cairo

Egyptian police fired teargas at Islamist students who pelted them with rocks during an anti-army protest in Cairo's Al-Azhar university on Sunday, an Agence France Presse reporter and the interior ministry said.

About 3,000 students initially blocked the main Nasr road leading to the Islamic university's campus, and clashed with police who arrived to persuade them to leave, the ministry said in a statement.

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Militants Launch Egypt Attacks after Deadly Clashes

Militants in Egypt launched three attacks on Monday, a day after dozens were killed in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

Two people were killed and around 50 injured when a car bomb exploded outside a security building in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, security and medical officials said.

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Egypt Forces Raid Brotherhood Newspaper HQ

Egyptian security forces have shut down the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood newspaper in Cairo after raiding it and confiscating material, the Islamist movement's website reported on Wednesday.

Tuesday's raid on Al-Hurriya Wal Adala's offices came a day after a Cairo court banned the Brotherhood and ordered its assets seized, delivering a vital blow to the movement of deposed president Mohammed Morsi.

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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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