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Egypt's President Mursi claims new powers

Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi has issued a declaration banning challenges to his decrees, laws and decisions.

The declaration also says no court can dissolve the constituent assembly, which is drawing up a new constitution.

Mr Mursi's supporters say the move is designed to protect Egypt's revolution but opposition groups have called for mass protests on Friday.

Farhana Darwood reports.

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