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Egypt freed and deported Australian journalist Peter Greste on Sunday after more than 400 days following a global outcry over his jailing on charges of backing the Muslim Brotherhood, but two colleagues remained in prison. Greste, an award-winning correspondent for Al-Jazeera English television, flew to Larnaca in Cyprus with brother Michael after his release from Cairo's Tora prison, interior ministry and airport officials told AFP. His brother Andrew told reporters in Brisbane Peter's excitement was "restrained", adding "he won't give up" until his colleagues were also freed. In Canberra, Prime Minister Tony Abbott spoke of his "personal delight and our nation's relief" at Greste's release, expressed his government's support for a free media and thanked Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.