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Morsi concessions as Egypt army urges crisis talks

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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said through his premier on Saturday he was ready to make what appeared to be key concessions to the opposition, after the army warned talks must avert a "disastrous" worsening of a weeks-long crisis. 

An opposition protestor stands on top of a railway pole outside the Egyptian presidential palace in Cairo. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said through his premier on Saturday he was ready to make what appeared to be key concessions to the opposition, after the army warned talks must avert a "disastrous" worsening of a weeks-long crisis.

Prime Minister Hisham Qandil said Morsi had agreed to "modify" a controversial November 22 decree giving him expanded powers, and that he wanted to discuss postponing a referendum due next week on a controversial new constitution.

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