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    CAIRO, July 4 (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces arrested the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday in the northern city of Marsa Matrouh following the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, security sources said.

    Police tracked Mohamed Badie to the city, which is near the Libyan border but did not believe he was trying to flee the country, the sources said.

    The prosecutor's office ordered his arrest earlier on Thursday, along with his influential deputy Khairat el-Shater.

    Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad said he could not confirm whether Badie had been arrested.

    (Reporting by Cairo bureau; Editing by Paul Taylor)
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Islamic State presses assault on Syrian border town, Kurds warn Turkey

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT - Islamic State insurgents pushed on with their assault on a Syrian border town on Thursday despite coalition air strikes meant to weaken them, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey and dragging Ankara deeper into the conflict.