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July 8th, 2013
06:08 AM ET

Shooting outside Republican Guard HQ – Reza Sayah reports

CNN is reporting breaking news from Cairo where deadly protests erupted early this morning.

Egyptian security forces opened fire on protesters outside the Republican Guard Headquarters, where deposed former President Mohammed Morsy is reportedly being held.

Health officials say at least 42 people are dead and hundreds wounded.

CNN’s Reza Sayah is monitoring developments live from Cairo.

Follow along on CNN.com as the story develops.


Filed under: Egypt • Protests • World
July 5th, 2013
06:43 AM ET

Missing child Madeleine McCann still alive?

CNN is reporting a stunning development in the case of missing child that drew worldwide attention in 2007.

Madeleine McCann was 3 years old when she disappeared while on vacation with her family in Portugal, 6 years ago.

Her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann have since campaigned tirelessly to keep her in the public's memory, while raising Madeleine's two siblings.

Now British police say they have new leads and they believe Madeleine may be alive.

Atika Shubert is following the story.

British police are reopening the investigation, called Operation Grange. “They want to question 38 people across Europe, including 12 British nationals who they believe were in Portugal at the time,” Shubert reports.

"There is no clear definitive proof that Madeleine McCann is dead,” says DCI Andy Redwood of the Metropolitan Police. “So, on that basis, I still genuinely believe that there is a possibility that she’s alive."

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July 5th, 2013
06:13 AM ET

Morsy under investigation – Reza Sayah reports

The tense situation in Egypt grows even more fragile this morning.

Removed from power Wednesday night, deposed President Mohamed Morsy is now in military custody along with several top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.

While opponents of Morsy and the Brotherhood are celebrating the events of the past week, supporters are calling for mass protests.

Reza Sayah is live in Cairo with the latest.

“One day after the armed forces toppled him from power, Egypt's top prosecutor banned Morsy from leaving the country, then launched an investigation into accusations that the former president incited deadly violence,” Sayah reports.

“More than 30 Muslim Brotherhood leaders, also in custody and facing charges.”

Interim President Adly Mansour reached out to the president's supporters after being sworn in on Thursday, inviting the Muslim Brotherhood to help build the nation.

But many among the Brotherhood are not swayed.

“Instead they're planning a day of protests,” Sayah says, “calling it ‘Friday of Rejection.’” Those demonstrations are set to begin after Friday prayers.

“Some of the most hard-lined supporters of the Brotherhood, Mr. Morsy, have made provocative statements saying they’re prepared to die," Sayah says. "Others Brotherhood leaders are saying keep things peaceful.”

Follow along on CNN.com as the news develops.

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Filed under: Coup • Egypt • Revolution • World
July 4th, 2013
08:51 AM ET

White House calls for democracy in Egypt – Athena Jones reports

The Obama Administration is closely watching the developments in Egypt.

The president released a statement urging the Egyptian people to be responsible for determining the country's future.

His statement read in part: “I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible...”

CNN's Athena Jones is covering the implications of that live in Washington.

Morsy was Egypt's first democratically elected president, “and this administration has stressed the importance of the democratic process in Egypt,” she reports.

“What's notable here in the president’s statement is, he did not say the democratically elected government, but a democratically elected one, which doesn't mean Morsy's government.”

The president also refrained from calling the situation in Egypt a coup. Jones explains the legal reasons.

Follow along on CNN.com as the story develops.

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July 4th, 2013
08:51 AM ET

Clashes, confusion after Morsy removed from office – Reza Sayah reports

CNN is following a country in chaos this morning.

Events in Egypt are moving swiftly after the military ousted Mohamed Morsy from power Wednesday night and reportedly placed him under house arrest.

A new leader was sworn in just moments ago. General Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi, Chief of Egypt's Armed Forces announced that Adly Mansour, the head of Egypt's highest court will replace Morsy as interim president.

But clashes followed the announcement of a coup. Egyptian state television reports that at least 32 people were killed and more than 340 wounded.

CNN's Reza Sayah
is in Cairo following the developments on the ground.

“Droves of military convoys flooded the streets of Egypt's capital, propelling the nation on a road toward change,” Sayah reports.

“While the military's coup was met with cheers in Tahrir square, across the Nile River supporters of the deposed president chanted ‘down with the military’ and ‘the square has a million martyrs’…denouncing his ouster.”

Follow along on CNN.com as the story develops.

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June 28th, 2013
06:35 AM ET

NSA leaker waiting on safe passage to Ecuador from Russia – Phil Black reports

CNN is following the trail in Russia today where NSA leaker Edward Snowden is holed-up this morning.

Snowden, considered a fugitive from justice in the U.S., is believed to be waiting for safe-passage to Ecuador, but the government there says it won't be forced into a decision concerning Snowden's asylum request.

CNN's Phil Black is following developments live in Moscow.

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June 28th, 2013
06:22 AM ET
June 28th, 2013
06:09 AM ET

Nelson Mandela's health critical but stable – Robyn Curnow reports

Ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in a South African hospital today. Outside, well-wishers sang and prayed, as word emerged that the 94-year-old's condition had stabilized.

CNN’s Robyn Curnow reports that the anti-apartheid leader’s condition does however remain critical but stable this morning. She is live in Pretoria with the latest.

“It's important to note Nelson Mandela is still on life support,” Curnow reports. “He needs help breathing.”

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June 27th, 2013
05:19 AM ET

President Obama in Senegal – Brianna Keilar reports

President Obama is in Senegal today for the first leg of his trip to Africa.

CNN’s Brianna Keilar is traveling with the president and joins "Early Start" live from the capital of Dakar with details on his trip.

June 26th, 2013
07:00 AM ET

President heads to Senegal, Tanzania, and South Africa in diplomatic trip

President Obama heads overseas to Africa today. His trip will take him to Senegal, Tanzania, and South Africa, making it his second visit to sub-Saharan Africa since taking office.

CNN reporters around the globe are following the agenda.

The president will spend seven days on the continent as he plans to meet with the leaders of those countries to focus on diplomacy and bridge building. But he has no plans, for now, to see ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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