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Court orders retrial for three jailed journalists

An appeals court has ordered a retrial in the case of three imprisoned Al-Jazeera English journalists.

The decision came after a hearing at Egypt's Court of Cassation that lasted a few minutes.

Canadian-Egyptian Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian Baher Mohammed all have been held since their arrest in December 2013.

Their arrests came after the overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood member.

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