Riot police line up outside the police academy in Cairo
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Egypt unrest: Mohammed Morsi absence halts Cairo trial

8 January 2014 Last updated at 11:18 GMT

The trial of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi has been adjourned after officials said bad weather had stopped his helicopter from taking off.

Other defendants arrived at the police compound by helicopter but Mr Morsi was still said to be in Alexandria.

One of them shouted in court that the ex-president had refused to attend.

Orla Guerin reports.