Egyptian court accepts Hosni Mubarak appeal

Egypt's Appeals Court has accepted an appeal by ousted former president Hosni Mubarak and his former interior minister, allowing him to be retried over the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising.

Mubarak and former interior minister Habib al-Adli were sentenced to life in prison in June last year in a court ruling that saw them responsible for the deaths of protesters killed by security forces trying to quell the uprising.

The court also ordered a retrial.