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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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Seven killed in anti-government protests in Egypt

Seven people have been killed in Egypt during anti-government marches - three years after the fall of autocrat President Hosni Mubarak.

Anti-government protesters and members of the Muslim Brotherhood flee after teargas were fired by riot police during clashes. Credit: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Security forces used teargas and some fired automatic weapons in the air to try to prevent demonstrators opposed to the government reaching Tahrir Square.

Earlier a car bomb exploded near a police camp in the Egyptian city of Suez, security sources said.

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