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Egypt's cabinet offers to quit after fresh wave of protests

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Egypt's cabinet offers to quit after fresh wave of protests

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After three days of bloody protests in Cairo against military rule, Egypt’s cabinet has offered to resign.

The news came as thousands of people poured into the capital’s Tahrir Square.

At least 33 people are thought to have been killed in the current clashes with security forces.

Demonstrators have been taking to the streets to demand a faster transfer of power to a civilian government.

It is the largest continuous protest since President Mubarak was toppled in February.

Egypt’s military council is said to be seeking agreement on a new prime minister, before it accepts the cabinet’s resignation offer.

Elections are due to get underway across the country next week.

But the army is expected to remain in power in Egypt until the next presidential poll, which may not take place until 2013.