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Egypt brings forward presidential poll amid protests

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour has said there will be presidential elections before the next round of parliamentary polls, reversing the order of an earlier roadmap. The announcement comes after at least 49 people were killed in protests.

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Egyptian riot police 'fire live rounds' to clear streets

Egyptian riot police have clashed with anti-government protesters on the streets of Cairo.

A witness reported that they fired live rounds into the air to disperse several hundred protesters, as well as tear gas and bird shot.

Footage also showed security forces arresting several men, reported to be supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

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