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Power not a blessing but a curse, says Egypt's ruling military

Egypt's ruling military has apologised for the deaths of about 38 protesters in clashes with police, as protests continue in Cairo and other cities.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf) said it regretted "the deaths of martyrs from among Egypt's loyal sons".

The violence, which began on Saturday, is the worst since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February.

Scaf also said elections would start as scheduled on Monday. There had been speculation that they might be delayed.

The BBC's Jon Leyne reports from Cairo.

  • 24 Nov 2011
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