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Egypt's Mursi 'reaching out for a compromise'

26 November 2012 Last updated at 07:19 GMT

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi is due to meet senior judges to try to ease the crisis over the extension of his powers.

A decree giving him sweeping new powers was announced on Thursday, sparking violent nationwide protests and leading to a 9% drop in Egypt's stock market.

The BBC's Jon Leyne in Cairo says that it appears President Mursi is now "reaching out for a compromise".