Muslim Brotherhood to stage rally today, after death toll soars to 638 in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) - Weeping relatives in search of loved ones uncovered the faces of the bloodied, unclaimed dead in a Cairo mosque near the smouldering epicentre of support for ousted President Mohammed Mursi, as the death toll soared past 600 from Egypt's deadliest day since the Arab Spring began.
World condemnation widened for the bloody crackdown on Mr Mursi's mostly Islamist supporters, including an angry response from President Barack Obama, who canceled joint US-Egyptian military manoeuvres.
Violence spread on Thursday, with government buildings set afire near the pyramids, policemen gunned down and scores of Christian churches attacked.
As turmoil engulfed the country, the Interior Ministry authorised the use of deadly force against protesters targeting police and state institutions.