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25 January 2011 Last updated at 21:09 ET Jon Leyne says the anger of protesters took police by surprise (The mobile phone footage in this video was sent to the BBC by members of the public) At least three people are reported to have been killed during a day of rare anti-government protests in Egypt. In Cairo, where the biggest rallies were held, state TV said a policeman had died in clashes. Two protesters died in Suez, doctors there said. Thousands joined the protests after an internet campaign inspired by the uprising in Tunisia.
19 January 2011 Last updated at 11:00 ET Relatives of a man who set himself on fire in Cairo on Tuesday protest after reportedly being denied access to visit him in hospital. A man has died after setting himself on fire in Egypt's northern port city of Alexandria. Officials say the 25-year-old unemployed man - Ahmed Hashem el-Sayed, who had suffered third-degree burns - died in hospital.
18 January 2011 Last updated at 07:06 ET By Kathryn Westcott BBC News Mohamed Bouazizi's mother and sister Leila (right) visited President Ben Ali at the end of December Self-immolation is a rare form of political protest, but in the past few days a number of incidents of men setting themselves alight have been reported in North African countries - Algeria, Egypt and Mauritania. These reports come in the wake of the self-immolation of 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia in December. The fact that his protest against local authorities helped set off a popular revolt has prompted commentators to ask whether the incidents in the other countries, although isolated, were inspired by the Tunisian event and whether the protesters were aiming to set off a similar chain of events in their nations.
3 February 2011 Last updated at 13:23 ET Events in Tunisia and Egypt have sent shock waves throughout the Arab region The Arab world has been transfixed by the recent dramatic events in Egypt and Tunisia.
17 January 2011 Last updated at 01:17 GMT By Jon Leyne BBC News, Cairo A handful of protesters gathered outside the Tunisian embassy in Cairo If Tunisia is to be the first of a series of dominos, the first of many Arab autocracies to collapse, there is no sign yet of the contagion spreading to Egypt.