US calls for Morsi's release

The US State Department has called on Egypt to release the deposed president Mohamed Morsi from detention.

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At least 30 dead in Egypt clashes overnight

At least 30 people have been killed across Egypt as Islamists opposed to the overthrowing of President Mohamed Morsi took to the streets to vent their fury at what they say was a military coup.

Across the country, clashes erupted as Morsi supporters tried to storm local government buildings or military facilities, battling police or Morsi opponents. At least 30 people were killed throughout the day in Egypt, with 210 wounded, Heath Ministry official Khaled el-Khatib said.

At least 30 dead in Egypt clashes overnight. Credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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