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Egypt Unrest

  • Death toll from raid on Cairo protesters and clashes hits 149

    CAIRO - The death toll from a raid on supporters of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, in Cairo and other clashes nationwide has climbed to 149, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

    The official MENA news agency also quoted a ministry spokesman as saying 1,403 people were wounded.

    (Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
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Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

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