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Egypt minister urges end to 'rumours' of police abuse

Egypt's interior minister pleaded on Sunday for an end to "rumours" of police abuse, saying his forces had never fired a single shot at protesters since the start of the 2011 uprising. Mohammed Ibrahim, who is facing an unprecedented strike by thousands of police officers across the country calling for his resignation, told reporters the media was waging an attack against the ministry and spreading lies. "We are the ones being hit with stones. We are the ones being hit with live bullets... this is putting too much psychological pressure on officers," Ibrahim said.

REFILE-Top Egypt archaeologist sees hope for future in past

(Fixes typo in paragraph 3) * Excavation, restoration work hit by Egypt unrest * Temples, tombs reopened to draw back cultural tourism * Minister says threat from radicals overblown By Tom Perry CAIRO, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The keeper of Egypt's archaeological treasures sees hope for the nation's future in its pharaonic past.
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