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Egypt condemns 26 to death on Suez Canal plot charges

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An Egyptian court sentenced 26 people to death Wednesday for forming a "terror group" to target shipping passing through the Suez Canal, judicial sources said. 

File picture taken on June 13, 2013 shows a tanker sailing through the Suez Canal near the port city of Ismailia in Egypt

The death sentences on the defendants, all tried in absentia, came a day after the military-installed authorities named a new prime minister, who vowed to fight "terrorism" and lure back foreign investors and holidaymakers.

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