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Egypt sentences 75 to death over clashes, photojournalist gets 5 years

Amnesty International said the sentences, linked to clashes in 2013 between security forces and supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, amounted to “a mockery of justice”. Photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid was among 739 defendants on trial, most of them charged with killing police and vandalising property. The journalist, widely …

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Egypt unearths ancient artefacts ‘hidden’ in WWII

Pots and other receptacles dating back to Greek, Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras were discovered “during restoration work” in a garden inside the Greco-Roman museum of Alexandria in northern Egypt, the ministry said in a statement. “These pots were most probably hidden by (British) archaeologist Alan Rowe and employees in …

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