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Egypt extends state of emergency

Egypt, under military rule after a coup toppled its democratically elected president, has extended its state of emergency for two months, state news outlet Egynews reported Thursday, citing a spokesman for the interim president.

Cairo has witnessed wide unrest on its streets since former President Mohamed Morsy was ousted in July and an interim administration was installed by the military.

A crackdown last month by Egyptian authorities on Morsy supporters left hundreds of people dead.