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  • Senior Egypt Brotherhood leaders ordered freed -MENA

    CAIRO, July 5 (Reuters) - Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the released on Friday of two leading figures in the Muslim Brotherhood who were arrested following the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, the state news agency MENA said.

    The two were Saad El-Katatni, head of the Brotherhood's political wing and former speaker of parliament, and Rashad al-Bayoumi, one of the Brotherhood's deputy leaders. Both were arrested on Thursday.

    They remain under investigation for inciting violence.

    (Reporting by Tom Perry; Editing by Alastair Macdonald)
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Hong Kong riot police clear protest site, arrest student leaders

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police on Wednesday cleared one of the largest protest sites that has choked the city for months, arresting scores of pro-democracy activists in what could be a turning point in the fight to wrest greater political freedom from Beijing's control.