Egypt lifts state of emergency

Egypt's military-backed government has announced it has lifted the country's three-month state of emergency and night-time curfew.

The measures were introduced on 14 August after security forces forcibly ended sit-ins in support of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and were due to last a month.

The government extended the measures for two more months on 12 September.

The move comes following a court ruling.

Mr Morsi appeared in court last Monday on charges of inciting murder.

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