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  • Film-makers apologise for white cast
    Selma director Ava DuVernay has welcomed an apology by film-makers accused of "whitewashing" forthcoming adventure movie Gods of Egypt.
    BBC News.  Sun, 29 Nov 2015 13:59:57 GMT.
  • 4 Egyptian Police Officers Killed Near Cairo in Drive-By Shooting
    Masked gunmen on a motorcycle fired on a security checkpoint. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:33:14 GMT.
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  • VIDEO: Is there a 'hidden chamber' in King Tut's tomb?
    The BBC's Orla Guerin reports from King Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor in Egypt as speculation mounts about a hidden chamber inside.
    BBC News.  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:29:39 GMT.
  • Egypt: 90 Percent Chance of Hidden Rooms in Tut Tomb
    Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:54:18 -0500.
  • Egypt says 90% chance of hidden rooms in King Tut tomb
    Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 per cent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:46:57 EST.
  • Africa: Egypt, Mali, Nigeria Make Changes to Squads
    [CAF] Three teams namely Egypt, Mali and Nigeria have made changes to their squad lists ahead of the opening matches of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations Senegal 2015.
    All Africa.  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 07:41:49 GMT.
  • 4 Egyptian Police Killed in Drive-by Shooting Near Cairo
    A drive-by shooting killed four Egyptian police near a famed historical site on the outskirts of Cairo on Saturday and a military helicopter crashed due to a "sudden technical failure" northeast of the capital, officials said. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 07:41:38 -0500.
  • Militants Attack Hotel in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Killing at Least 7
    Egypt’s Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the assault at the hotel in El Arish, which was housing judges who were monitoring parliamentary elections.
    Kareem Fahim.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:39:03 GMT.
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  • Egyptians head to polls again to elect new parliament
    Egyptians began voting Nov. 22 across 13 of the country's 27 provinces in the second phase of parliamentary elections after a low turnout marred the first stage in the absence of any strong opposition
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 22 Nov 2015 10:26:00 +0200.
  • Egypt Should Get Over Its Irrational Denial That An ISIS Bomb Blew Up The Russian Airliner
    Officials from a number of Western governments have stated that it was most likely an ISIS bomb that blew up a Russian Metrojet charter plane two weeks ago shortly after take-off from Sharm el-Sheikh. ...
    By Charles Tiefer.  Forbes.  Tue, 17 Nov 2015 23:26:00 GMT.
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Facts About Egypt

The Arab Republic of Egypt, located in northeast Africa, is governed by a People's Assembly and by a President who appoints a Prime Minister and a Cabinet.  Egypt's capital city is Cairo, and its currency is the Egyptian Pound.  The primary spoken language of Egyptians is Arabic and, in 2007, Egypt's estimated population was 80,335,000.

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