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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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Morsi supporters gather for Ramadan prayers

Thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi gathered overnight in Cairo, repeating their demands that he be returned to power.

The protests come as the interim president appointed a new prime minister. Economist Hazem el-Biblawi has said he will offer ministerial posts to members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the transitional government, state media reports.

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