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The opposition Nationalist candidate in Serbia, Tomislav Nikolic, has unexpectedly won the Serbian presidential election. Nick Thorpe reports from Budapest. * l2 A9 d5 D3 y+ I; _
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Tomislav Nikolic has claimed victory, and in his first remarks, said 'Serbia will not stray from its European path' – that is clearly an attempt to soothe observers in Western Europe and the United States who see him as an unknown quantity. Boris Tadic has now admitted defeat. As president, Boris Tadic has made major progress towards EU membership for Serbia – almost expected to win reelection by a small but comfortable margin. Mr Nikolic is a former Nationalist who had steered his progressive party towards the political center. 9 e# v* ~+ U( F% ~  d
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President Obama has warned of 'hard days ahead' for Afghanistan at the start of a Nato summit in Chicago to discuss future strategy for the country. Addressing a news conference with the Afghan President Hamid Karzai, President Obama said Nato was confidence it was going in the right direction. President Kaizai said Afghanistan came to the summit as a sovereign country, and was committed to the withdrawal of its Nato partners in 2014, but was also conscious of the challenges that would bring.
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"Afghanistan is fully aware of the task here and of what Afghanistan needs to do to reach the objectives that we all have a stable, peaceful and self-reliant Afghanistan."
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The Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 has died. Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was the only person found guilty of the attack on an American airliner over the Scottish town of Lockerbie that killed 270 people. He denied involvement, but was sentenced to life imprisonment. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Mr al-Megrahi was freed three years ago on compassionate grounds.
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The head of the United Nations nuclear agency, Yukiya Amano, says he hopes to achieve progress on the issue of inspecting Iran's nuclear program during his talks in Tehran on Monday. Speaking before he left Vienna for Tehran, Mr Amano said his visit would help reach an agreement. Bethany Bell reports from Vienna. , X4 k% L+ u6 [. d. G$ D1 G

1 H1 c$ R2 o- z: q; BFor more than four years, Iran has refused to provide the IAEA access to relevant sites, officials and documents. But now, Mr Amano says there's been good progress in their latest round of talks. He says he's hopeful his visit to Tehran could help reach agreement on clearing up the questions about Iran's nuclear program, although he admitted nothing was certain. Iran denies charges that it's working towards nuclear weapons.
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# D4 K% M9 P; S* O/ gA Syrian human rights group says at least 16 people have been killed in the government shelling of a village in the central province of Hama. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said some of the victims were children. The incident has not been independently verified. ' f3 x+ B- L# n4 y

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7 Q9 F: n# h4 s5 B  u: {Thousands of people left homeless by a powerful earthquake in northern Italy will be sleeping tonight in makeshift shelters as aftershocks continue to spread fear in the region. At least six people were killed and more than 50 injured. The magnitude six quake had its epicenter near the city of Modena. Our correspondent Alan Johnston is in a neighboring town.   n$ Y/ E- H3 ~" u; j
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Moments after we arrived, there was another aftershock. There was a sound of masonry crashing down a few streets away. In one square, an old club tower stood half-destroyed by the quake. A small crowd that gathered was looking on at the ruin. And just as we joined them, another aftershock struck. In front of us, what remained of the tower collapsed, tumbling down in a shower of bricks and timbers, and sending a great cloud of dust rolling across the square.
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Three trainee skydivers taking their first jump have died along with their instructor and pilot when their light aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from an airstrip in Bosnia. Bosnian police said the plane burst into flames. Families who had gathered to watch the jump witnessed the crash.
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The government of Pakistan has lifted a nationwide ban on the social media website Twitter within hours of imposing it. No reason was given for reversing the earlier decision, which wasn't explained either. But correspondents say the ban appeared to be linked to messages posted on Twitter which were deemed offensive to Islam about a competition on Facebook in 2010, inviting users to submit images of the Prophet Muhammad.
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People in the Dominican Republic have been voting to choose a new president in a tight race between two old political rivals. No major incidents have been reported, and turnout is expected to be high. Opinion polls suggest the candidate of the governing party, Danilo Medina, is likely to get most votes, but not enough to avoid a runoff next month.
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# s6 a! h" D' x6 iThe group Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular says it carried out a suicide bombing in the Yemen capital Sanaa that killed at least 90 soldiers. The group said it was revenge for what it called, the war waged by the Yemeni government and their American backers against its followers in southern Yemen. Sebastian Usher reports.
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The suicide bomb that hit a military parade rehearsal in the central of Sanaa was devastating. Yemen is used to violence and instability. But the force and symbolism of this attack has stunned Yemenis. Al Qaeda's threatened similar attacks if the new president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi doesn't stop the current military offensive in the southern Abyan province aimed at driving Islamist militants out of towns they've seized in recent months. A speech by the president has been read out on the state TV, vowing tougher action in response. But there has already been criticism that he didn't appear in person.
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5 O2 r/ d' {% ePresident Obama has reassured Afghanistan that it 'll not be left on its own after Nato hands over security responsibility to Afghan forces in 2014. Speaking at the Nato summit in Chicago, Mr Obama said a strategic partnership deal reached with president Hamid Karzai meant the way forward was clear for a long-term relationship with Afghanistan beyond 2014. ( h" U; ?2 U6 u' T1 j
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"We leave Chicago with a clear roadmap, our coalition is committed to this plan to bring our war in Afghanistan to a responsible end. We also agreed on what Nato's relationship with Afghanistan will look like after 2014. Nato will continue to train, advise and assist and support Afghan forces as they grow stronger." % m# P0 L" n2 d! l8 N2 D5 V0 a

, a4 z* z  x, ^" b& xHundreds of protestors in Mali have attacked the interim president Dioncounda Traore, beating him unconscious. The crowds stormed the presidential compound in the capital Bamako, angry that a deal, negotiated with the West African regional organization ECOWAS, would permit Mr Traore to stay in power longer than planned. Thomas Fessy reports. # X- q- x: h+ G% J) c
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Dioncounda Traore is fine. He's just suffered minor head injuries. One of his close aides told the BBC Mr Traore was beaten up by protesters who stormed the office. Witnesses said they'd heard gun shots and a military spokesman claimed three people were killed by the president's protection officers. Thousands of demonstrators took to the street to call for Mr Traore to step down at the end of his 40-day rule on Monday. This despised a last-minute deal between the regional bloc ECOWAS and the leader behind a coup two months ago which extended Mr Traore's mandate to a year. * T* `. s+ h3 P( x/ ]# ]2 C, w6 X" e9 \

8 x8 Z4 b, L  ?- p) eThe Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is facing new criminal charges, this time in connection with his role at a big anti-government rally last month attended by tens of thousands of people. If convicted, Mr Anwar could be disqualified from running in elections which are expected to take place soon. / r) K/ K0 U8 k; }6 j0 h
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In a case that's become a cause celebre in the United States, a former student in New Jersey has been jailed for 30 days for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate. The 18-year-old roomate Tyler Clementi jumped to his death after learning that Indian-born Dharun Ravi had phoned him kissing another man.
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1 J+ E6 Z- n  f5 O6 S4 O. xThe Iranian government says it's sacked a diplomat accused of molesting at least four girls at a swimming pool in Brazil. The official, Hekmatollah Ghorbani, was arrested last month at a sports club in the Brazilian capital. He was freed later after invoking diplomatic immunity, but was recalled to Tehran. The Iranian Foreign Ministry says that an investigation found that his behavior was contrary to administrative regulations and Islamic morality.
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It's the largest ever share issue by a technology firm. It's the most talked-about stock market event of recent times. And it's got off to a poor start. Facebook shares only stayed above the 38- dollar offer price on Friday, thanks to repeated buying of the stock by the underwriters, the financial firms that managed the floatation. And now in the second day of trading, Facebook shares have already slumped below the launch price. It's early days yet, but it doesn't look good.
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The candidate of the governing party in the Dominican Republic Danilo Medina has declared victory in a close presidential vote. But the result is being contested by the opposition. Mr Danilo won 51%, avoiding a run-off next month. His main opponent, former president Hipolito Mejia received nearly 47% of the ballot but has not yet conceded. Rising crime, unemployment and inflation in the Dominican Republic were the main issues of the campaign .
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' B2 K4 y# D/ Z1 AActivists say more than 50 people have been killed and 100 wounded in fighting between government forces and rebels in Homs Province. They said 13 children were among the dead when the Syrian army shelled the town of Houla. Activists reported confrontations in other Syrian cities including Damascus. They said army tanks were deployed in Alepo contained demonstrators after Friday prayers. A spokesman for the international special envoy Kofi Annan said he would visit Syria soon but declined to specify the date, citing security reasons. : V5 f8 `9 `% `1 H% t% V. o

  f; {5 r" P/ h2 J. QOne of Spain's largest banks, Bankia, has asked the Spanish government for a bailout of 19 billion euros, almost 24 billion dollars. The bank also said it had revised last year's results to view a loss of more than 3.5 billion dollars instead of the previously announced profit of about the same amount. From Madrid, Tom Barridge reports. : `2 u! p, W% e& P. d
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The fact that trading in shares of Spain's fourth largest bank, Bankia, was suspended today, reflects the uncertainty over the bank's exposure to bad loans. The bank lent heavily during Spain's property boom before the market crashed four years ago. One thing now is clear. The Bankia will get loans totally 19 billion euros from the Spanish government. The Spanish State already has another 4.5 billion euros invested in Bankia. And as a result, it now controls 90% of the bank.
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9 O) [- N- K) y, s; zA deal has been agreed, which will give South Africa, Australia and New Zealand a share in being home to the world's biggest ever radio telescope. The telescope, called the Square Kilometre Array, comprises 3,000 antennas that will survey a billion galaxies that accelerate away from each other. Professor Bryan, Direct of the project, said it would investigate some of the fundamental mysteries of the universe. 8 b4 l, ]; u7 G3 F2 {2 h( e* n1 T3 d* U# n
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What is the nature of the dark matter and dark energy, the stuff that makes up 96% of the universe, and yet the stuff we know very little about. It also looks towards the very early and possibly of the universe of a few hundred thousand years after the big bang and looks at how stars and galaxies are formed from that at primordial chaos, and give us new insights into how we came to be our origins. ; x2 C, u* p! A
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Vatican police have arrested a man reported to be Pope Benedict's butler and in connection with theft of confidential documents from the Pope's private study. From Rome, here's David Willey.
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4 ^7 X( v, f# J1 \The string of secret Vatican documents has been systematically leaked to the Italian press in recent months. Last month, Pope Benedict appointed three senior Vatican cardinals to carry out investigation into how the documents fell into wrong hands. The suspect now being interrogated has been named by the Italian media as Paolo Gabriele, the Pope's private butler. They say Vatican police found a stack of secret documents in his home, just inside the walls of the Vatican city state. % S  C  ~, u0 y; d# ^& v
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With most votes counted after the first round at the presidential election in Egypt, unofficial results suggest the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi is ahead. John Leyne reports from Cairo.
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Counting is still continuing in Cairo but results from more than 90% of the country suggest that Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood is now decisively in the lead. Ahmed Shafiq, a former general who was President Mubarak's last prime minister, looks almost certain to join him in a round of election in the mid of June. So the two old power centers in Egyptian politics, the army and the Brotherhood, would go head-to-head in what could be a very polarised battle. + S  d' {4 o% T" l, L

+ k! o1 o; N: |8 bLebanese official say a group of Shia pilgrims kidnapped in Syria on Tuesday has been released. There were celebrations in the southern suburb of Beirut following the news of the 11 members on their way back to Lebanon via Turkey. A BBC correspondent in the Lebanese capital says the abduction of the pilgrims apparently by rebel fighters from the Sunni based opposition in northern Syria have threaten to cause further tension between Lebanese supports and opponents of the Syrian government. ' ~# m3 l9 z: a$ w( n+ }: D

4 K( F( L, k3 ~6 s6 I' {Officials in Sudan say government troops have captured two areas from rebels in Blue Nile State on the boarder with South Sudan. After a day's fighting, the rebel group SPLM-North denied the claims by the governor of Blue Nile State, who said clashes were continuing. Fighting in the region began shortly after South Sudan became independent last year.   T- h& U* i" M1 `7 L7 l

' c0 d7 }/ L# N3 q6 a/ HAnd the Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vetoed parts of a controversial bill, which regulates how much land farmers must preserve as forest. Among the 12 articles, which President Rousseff rejected, is an amnesty for illegal loggers. The powerful Brazilian farmer's lobby had argued that and easing of environmental restrictions would promote sustainable food production. But environmentalists have asked the president to veto the entire bill, saying it would lead to further destruction of the Amazon rainforest. 8 O+ [8 _. K! \3 n3 O

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这个资料GOOD  天天有更新吗?
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谢谢关注!是的,每天都有世界的新闻更新~~! 谢谢支持哦~
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欧洲年度歌唱大赛在阿塞拜疆举行
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United Nations' military observer mission in Syria major general Robert Mood has confirmed more than 90 people have been killed in the town of Houla. It's one of the bloodiest attacks since ceasefire was declared across the Syria last month. General Mood describes what the observers have seen.
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, W) d4 Y/ \$ Z2 u& E  DWe can verify that 32 children under the age of 10 and approximately additional 62 others were counted as dead. The observers also confirmed from the residential area where they saw the impact but they could verify the use of small arms, machine gun, artillery and tanks. Such indiscriminate and disproportional use of forces unacceptable and I would also say unforgivable.
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The UN Secretary General Ban Kim Moon and the international envoy Kofi Annan have condemned the killings in Houla as a flagrant violation of international law. They demanded the Syrian government immediately cease the use of heavy weapons in populated areas. ! Z* ^( D: V4 J! F
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House authorities in Chile have begun evacuation of nearly half a million alive pigs from the country's biggest processing plant. It follows a dispute with local people who complained about the smell. Gideon Long in Santiago has more.
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The pigs entered the plant in the town of Freirina in Northern Chile. Local say the stench is unbearable, and last week they successfully blocked the entrance to the site. Workers couldn't get in for five days. Some of the pigs died and the government has ordered the plant to be shut. The company that owns it is burying the corpse of dead animals in specially prepared pits. The surviving pigs are being taken to alternative plants while the site is disinfected. ( g1 R! a9 F- O0 d1 _4 {5 x: O
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Vatican police has formally charged Pope Benedict’s butler in a case concerning the theft of secret documents. The authorities are investigating how Italian newspapers have obtained documents that describe power struggles within the Church. David Willey reports.
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8 a) B! z  Z. `6 c  ITwo days after being detained by Vatican security, Paolo Gabriele, the Pope's private butler and vile has been formally charged with unlawful possession of secret documents taking from the Pope's apartment. A Vatican magistrate will now decide whether there is sufficient evidence to put Mr. Gabriele on trial. If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in jail. If the Vatican Penal code follows Italian law in imposing heavy penalties for the theft of state papers from the head of state. : s3 n. O" h4 _1 }* h9 N0 i
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At least five people have been wounded by two grenade attacks in Kenya close to the border with Somalia. Kenyan police said the explosions were entered a hotel used by government workers in the town of Wajer and the school of the IFO refuge camp. There have been a series of attacks in Kenya since the government sent soldiers into Somalia to combat the Islamist group al-Shabab.
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One of the unsuccessful candidates in the first round of Egypt's presidential election has called for a partial recount, saying the revolting irregularities. A spokesman for the leftist Hamdin Sabbohi, who came in third according to preliminary results, said that an appeal would be filed on Sunday to try to suspend the election run-off. As the result now stand , the second round will be contested for the former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq and Mohammed Mursi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate. 6 T  m* `8 s6 u6 t8 [4 j
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  n! i, x1 p: l) a0 V, P49 members of the Green Algeria Alliance and 11 members of smaller parties walked out of parliament's first sitting since election earlier this month. The election had been built as no alternative to the unrest that’s gripped to many parts of the Arab world over the last 18 months, but the turnout was low and made lack of interest and the feeling among many Algerians that the election will do little to ease unemployment and housing shortages.
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This year's Eurovision Song contest is taking place in the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan. Among the 26 contenders, there are six Russian grandmothers and the 76-year-old British vocalist Engelbert Humperdinck. On Friday, police detained dozens of anti-government protesters close to the venue in this area's capital Baku. Activist has criticized the human rights record of President Ilham Aliyev, his wife lied Azerbaijan's Eurovision organizing committee, his daughter is the host of the contest and his son in law is due to sing in the interval. - k4 e" b& E$ V+ _8 Q
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BBC国际奥委会与美国收入分配谈判取得进展
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, S2 ?. `5 P& {6 F# QA US Senate committee has cut aid to Pakistan by 33 million dollars a year in response to the jailing of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama Bin laden. Dr Shakil Afridi was sentenced to at least 33 years imprison for treason for helping the US to locate the Al Qaeda leader in the town of Abbottabad. From Washington, Jonny Diamond reports. 1 Y% y/ b. L4 N) F
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The Senate Appropriations Committee has cut the billion dollars that the US gives Pakistan annually by one million dollars for every year imprison that Dr Afridi was sentenced to. "A schizophrenic ally", one senator called Pakistan, "Allice in Wonderland", was how another described the talk of cooperation between Washington and Islamabad. The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee called Dr Afridi's imprisonment a very sad day.
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The International Criminal Court has cleared the way for the trial of four prominent Kenyans accused of crimes against humanity. The four suspects had challenged the court's jurisdiction to try them for allegedly orchestrating post-election violence in 2008 in which more than 1000 people were killed. Anna Holligan reports from the Hague. " K3 J7 t. S. k: Q: _5 Q8 J- F

# F( {+ N4 ^2 hThe Kenyan defence lawyers claimed that the ICC prosecutors were wrong to describe organizational policy as a crime against humanity. On that basis, they argued that the trial should be held in Kenya rather than at the Hague. The four accused are deputy prime minister Uhuru Kenyatta, the former head of the civil service Francis Muthaura, another member of parliaments and a radio presenter. This ruling means the proceedings will continue and there will be hearings in just over two weeks time. The suspects are not required to appear at these hearings in person, but will be forced to come to the Hague when the trials begin.
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A rebel group in Syria, the Free Syrian Army, the FSA has confirmed to the BBC that Al Qaeda fighters are active inside the country. An FSA officer told the BBC that anti-government forces had been offered money and weapons by Al Qaeda but it had been rejected. Alastair Crooke, a former British intelligence officer who studies Islamist militants said they were increasing in number.
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* _4 c  H6 L/ D( Q0 L' yIn a statement at the end of talks, the lead negotiator for the world powers Lady Ashton said that her group put specific ideas on the table to Iran but no final agreement was reached.
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The president of Honduras Porfirio Lobo says that purge of the police forces are essential to guarantee the safety of the country. Mr Lobo spoke after the United States released a report saying curruption and human rights abuses were a serious problem in the Hondurean police. Mr Lobo has already replaced the head of the police.
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8 m8 e3 Y' y& ]8 F7 y4 t8 mThe International Olympic Committee and United States have reached a deal on sharing television and marketing revenues, clearing the way for American cities to apply to host the games. Details of the deal have not been published. But the IOC said it would come into place in 2020. ( M% P- \  a2 y) R/ Z
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8 f% |1 M8 k$ kNepal's Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has announced elections in six months' time. The country is in political crisis over the failure to agree a new constitution. Jill McGivering reports.
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6 Q# L9 Q7 C; z* o2 ]0 ANepal has been waiting for four years for its politicians to agree a new constitution. But a final deadline expired at midnight on Sunday without agreement, plunging the country into crisis. With the life of the current Assembly over, Nepal has entered a political vacuum. The prime minister addressed the nation to announce fresh elections in six months' time. For many in Nepal, frustrated with this lengthy stalemate, it's depressing news. Politicians still seem as divided as ever on a central issue whether states in a new federal system should or shouldn't be formed along ethnic lines.
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Tens of thousands of Georgians have attended a rally in Tbilisi to launch a new opposition alliance led by a billionaire businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili. It comes ahead of parliamentary elections in October. From Tbilisi, Damien McGuinness. ' ?. ?, f+ d5 L! g2 ~" w

& x1 q1 K6 I" `9 W% y2 z" tThis is the first time in years that so many government critics have taken to the streets in Georgia. Previous rallies have been undermined by a bickering and divided opposition, but Mr Ivanishvili has used his wealth to unite the opposition, and to bankroll a starting to look like a slick election campaign. His supporters accuse President Saakashvili of authoritarianism, and say he's not doing enough to tackle poverty and unemployment. ' R1 ?+ }# R* e' [; S

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0 K# O6 U" ^1 }; I: _, GOfficials in eastern Afghanistan say several member of the same family have been killed in a Nato airstrike. A spokesman for the governor of Paktia Province told the BBC that a mother and her children were amongst the dead. The village was bombed on Saturday night, he said. A spokesman for Nato-led forces said troops were involved in an operation in the area and called in air support. 9 b* ?7 n3 L5 r; A! ~

5 V% }6 X! }  J- o1 c, {Police in Bosnia have arrested a couple who were accused of keeping a teenage German girl as a slave. It's alleged that Milenko Marinkovic and his wife Slavojka subjected the girl to inhuman treatment for eight years. Neighbors told local television the pair had forced the girl to eat pig feed and pull them along in a horse cart. The 19-year-old has been placed in a safe house. . F. r8 u7 n! t+ q" ?: C$ h
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Michael Haneke's Love, or Amour, takes place in the apartment of an old couple as their lives reach their ends. Despite the gloomy-sounding theme, it was very well received by critics in Cannes. The 81-year-old Male Lead is Jean-Louis Trintignant, a feature of French cinema for half a century. Michael Haneke won the Palme d'Or with The White Ribbon in 2009, and now joins the likes of Francis Ford Coppola as a two-time winner of the top prize. ' D6 O! A7 k) Y

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3 T- O. L: ]" r+ {3 w( l" Y! d- ^. v3 ?Harrowing eyewitness accounts have been emerging from the Syrian town of Houla, where more than 100 people were killed on Friday, in what the United Nations is calling a 'brutal massacre'. Several survivors spoke to the BBC. One said only four of her 20 family members survived after Alawite militia and Syrian security forces burst into the house with knives and Kalashnikov automatic rifles. The international envoy to Syria Kofi Annan, who's in Damascus, said he was shocked and horrified by the killings. At the same time, violence across Syria shows no sign of easing as Jim Muir reports. 8 w  q8 t2 `# |3 X& l2 o
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Activists reported clashes and deaths in at least seven different parts of the country as the fallout from the Houla massacre continue to be felt both in Syria and around the world. Kofi Annan arriving in Damascus said it was a critical moment. He would be having serious and frank discussions with President Assad, he said, trying to persuade him to take bold steps to prove he was serious about peace. He will be pressing Mr Assad to make good on his earlier promise under the peace plan to withdraw his military and their heavy weapons back to barracks. 6 [. q' b. P* G
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4 a# N9 T  P# ?5 l. X- NA fire at a shopping mall in the Qatari capital Doha has killed at least 19 people. It's believed the fire started at a nursery. Caroline Hawley reports. 0 r1 L9 s1 z+ w  Q5 Y- _4 k
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Official say the fire broke out at the Gympanzee nursery on the first floor of the vast shopping mall. Emergency services had to break through the roof to reach the children who'd been trapped when a staircase collapsed. But the firefighters were too late to save seven young girls and six boys who died with four of their teachers. Questions have been asked about safety procedures at the popular Italian-theme shopping mall, which builds itself as the largest family entertainment destination in Doha.
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/ ~, M# P9 q9 b7 {! V' DSome news just in. Fire has broken out at a campaign office in Cairo of the presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq. Television pictures showed a sizable blaze, but there's no indication so far of the cause. Details are still coming in. Mr Shafiq, the last prime minister under Hosni Mubarak, is one of the two men confirmed to fight a runoff election next month.
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Two Israeli police officers have been convicted of negligent homicide over the death of a Palestinian man whom they abandoned by the side of the road even though he was seriously injured. The policemen had taken custody of Omar Abu Jariban who'd crashed the stolen car several weeks earlier. He'd been treated in hospital, but was still in a weak physical state. The senior of the two policemen ordered him to be dumped by the road where he died.
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2 a; I$ `1 o2 I7 ?7 tThe family of Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor jailed for 33 years for working for the United States, have insisted he was wrongly convicted. They say they'll turn directly to Pakistan's top judge to allow a swift appeal. Dr Afridi was asked by the CIA to run a fake vaccination program in Abbottabad last year. The aim was to collect DNA samples to confirm that Osama Bin Laden and his family were living in a compound there. His sentencing has widened a serious diplomatic rift between Pakistan and the United States.
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3 T2 D/ j. N; s7 I1 E0 sSecurity experts say they've uncovered malicious software which has been collecting private data in computers across the Middle East for several years. The international cyber security firm Kaspersky said the malware, dubbed Flame, collected huge amounts of sensitive information by taking screenshots, recording audio conversations and intercepting keyboard strokes. Here's Rory Cellan- Jones.
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- ^( ?' {$ T; RThis attack appears designed to collect information rather than cause damage. The researchers say more than 600 specific targets have been hit, ranging from individuals to business and government systems. The malware is capable of recording audio from a computer's microphone or collecting screenshots, and then sending the material back to the attackers. Kaspersky says it believes the malware has been in use for at least two years, and it looks as though it may be state-sponsored.
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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno Ocampo, has emerged as the frontrunner to become lead investigator at Fifa, the governing body of international football. He's due to leave the ICC next month. To restore an image tarnished by corruption, Fifa is to split its ethics committee into two parts: one investigative, one judicial. Reports say Fifa officials want Mr Ocampo to lead the investigations arm. He made his name in his native Argentina, prosecuting former military leaders. 8 Q) m" f" m& `
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$ Y0 E. f  F. L. wThe United Nations human rights office says its investigations into the killings in Houla show that the majority of the victims, including children, were summarily executed. A UN spokesman said its monitors in Syria found that fewer than 20 died from artillery fire. He said eyewitnesses had blamed pro-government militias.
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A top Vatican official has called the recent series of leaks of confidential papal documents a 'brutal personal attack' on Pope Benedict. He said they included private thoughts and even strong criticism from people who had written to the Pope in confidence. The documents allege corruption and bitter power struggles to the high level in the Roman Catholic Church. David Willey is in Rome. " P( k0 @4 D! S9 R; J
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The Vatican is undergoing the biggest scandal of Pope Benedict's 7-year pontificate, and, one of its potentially most damaging scandals of modern times. For the first time, the official newspaper the Holy See, L’Osservatore Romano, has given its account of the theft in an interview with Archbishop Angelo Becciu, the No.3 of the Vatican. Publication of these letters was a criminal act than usual gravity, the archbishop said. The archbishop said he was sad that a distorted image of the Vatican had been put around by the media. , H# o5 {' x$ h: K7 s* `% E! k

7 _# n: a  S3 V' W' V% d$ cAn earthquake in northern Italy has killed 16 people. The epicenter was near Modena, close to a similar quake nine days earlier. Factories and a warehouse collapsed, crushing employees. Several churches were wrecked. A parish priest was killed by a falling beam as he tried to rescue a statue of the Virgin Mary. Several hundred people were injured. Among them was a woman pulled out alive after being buried under rubble in her kitchen for more than 12 hours. 7 {, H/ g7 d1 E! y9 [

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Six retired Turkish generals, including the former heads of the army and air force, have been arrested in connection with a bloodless coup that toppled an Islamist government in 1997. It's the fifth wave of arrests in the last two months relating to the overthrow of former Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan 15 years ago. Two of the generals are already in custody accused of plotting to overthrow the current government. 8 C+ q6 G# v- C9 U
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3 ~: L4 d: }" K, {1 yMario Monti, the Italian prime minister, delivered his stinging message with a proviso that it was not a government proposal, rather a question he was asking as a passionate follower of football. Still, it illustrated his deep unease on a scandal which has tarnished the reputation of the game in Italy. Around 50 people have been arrested as part of a widespread probe into match-fixing which began last year. The Lazio captain Stefano Mauri and the Juventus coach Antonio Conte have become the latest high-profile names to become embroiled in the investigation. 4 V! o3 k, }' M8 \* G5 m& N/ a
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The Spanish company Repsol has announced it's pulling out of Cuba after failing in a recent attempt to find oil of the island. A spokesman said the company assessed the high costs and low success rate involved in offshore drilling and decided it wasn't worth continuing. Repsol is likely to be replaced by the Malaysian company Petronas. Cuba's Communist government is relying on potentially huge offshore oil and gas reserves to provide a much needed boost for the economy.
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Three cars and a lorry were wirelessly linked to each other to track a lead vehicle. Volvo says the system allow drivers to work on their laptops or read a book when connected together.
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8 v) V$ C8 i$ _" R$ W9 Y"[The] killing of 49 children has rightly shocked the delegations here as it's shocked people around the world. And the idea of publishing findings and naming people is to hold them to account and to let them know that they will be held to account." Russia, China and Cuba all voted against the resolution, claiming it was biased because it referred to the deaths in Houla as the work of pro-regime elements. - o6 G  W% r. ]% |& j+ a1 D
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& ~7 M8 x& v/ v4 J5 [There have been sharp falls in share prices in the United States and Europe following a weak official report on the US jobs market. Earlier figures had confirmed signs of a slowdown in China. Here's our economics correspondent Andrew Walker.
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United States business did manage to create some new jobs last month, but not enough to keep up with a growing population. It could be a sign that the recent upturn in the labour market is faltering. A survey of industrial values in China confirmed earlier evidence that the sector is slowing. Europe's problems are hardly news, but further market pressure on Spanish government debt added to the gloom. At the same time, interest rates on the debts of the United States and Germany fell. They are seen as safe investments so that fall in rates is a sign of financial market nerves.
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# ]# S( A5 p$ k4 V  F  g8 h"The ratification of this stability treaty would also mean that Ireland and other eurozone countries can now put in place good housekeeping rules aimed at ensuring that responsible budgeting becomes the norm throughout Europe."
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A judge in the American state of Florida has suspended the bail granted to a neighbourhood watch volunteer who's been charged with killing an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin. The judge said the accused, George Zimmerman, had deceived the court by saying he had no money when in fact he had access to more than $100,000. He has pleaded not guilty to murder and says he acted in self-defence. * n) M* m, I" `$ T' w
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Police in Canada have identified the victim of a grisly murder as a 33-year-old Chinese student named Jun Lin. They think he was killed and dismembered at a Montreal apartment by an actor in pornographic films, Luka Rocco Magnotta, with whom he was having a relationship. The murder investigation began on Tuesday when police found a human torso in a suitcase behind Mr Magnotta's home. Montreal police commander Ian Lafreniere gave more details. 3 p( s8 t, U4 e! ]0 W  `% v6 K& Z

, ]5 {" ^1 C1 N8 q: e" r/ R2 e$ o"On the crime scene, we did find some body parts also, but it's not over, we're still missing parts. I know it might look very graphic to tell you this, but there are still some parts that we're missing at this moment." There's now an international warrant for Luka Rocco Magnotta's arrest. & o% w8 c8 X+ l" X1 j' T

3 h) e1 I  j7 X  E7 V# g1 A  rAn adviser to a minister in the Chinese security ministry is reported to have been arrested on suspicion of spying for the United States. According to Reuters, the adviser was recruited by the CIA after having an illicit love affair and was then blackmailed into providing intelligence on China's espionage activities. 6 ?7 E- L7 {/ y

5 n6 a- w- o9 Z- KOne of the most senior Sri Lankan Buddhist monks in Britain has been jailed for sexually abusing a child 35 years ago. Venerable Pahalagama Somaratana was sentenced to seven years in prison. He was cleared of charges of rape in another case.
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( A' u2 z$ m6 r' A4 I: c5 @Tens of thousands of Egyptians are gathered in Cairo and across the country to protest against the verdicts on the former President Hosni Mubarak and his co-defendants. In Alexandria, Egypt's second city, and in Qena, in the south, protesters demanded the execution of those charged. Protesters in Tahrir Square waved flags and chanted "Revolution, revolution". Mr Mubarak and his hated former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly were sentenced to life for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising. However, six security chiefs were acquitted, and Mubarak and his sons were cleared of corruption. Political groups have called for a massive turnout to denounce what they see as undue leniency. Our Cairo correspondent Jon Leyne assesses the trial and how it could affect the forthcoming second round of the presidential election.
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2 G# ~8 ]% T( T( QA verdict that was meant to bring closure for Egypt is in danger of just reopening old wounds and dividing the country once again. It is above all a really confusing ruling: why convict the former president for ordering the killing of protesters, then acquit those further down the chain of command who logically would have had to carry out the orders. Egyptians naturally suspected conspiracy, the hand that the old regime had played, but maybe it was just where the evidence led in what was certainly a very flawed trial, so to the presidential election in two weeks' time. One candidate, former general Ahmed Shafik, has called for the verdict to be respected. The other candidate, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, has called for mass demonstrations against it.
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The conflict in Syria has led to fighting between rival factions in neighbouring Lebanon. Ten people are reported to have been killed and more than 20 wounded in the city of Tripoli. Jim Muir reports from Beirut. 5 f; d8 `6 U# Z. }$ }2 R" G) p

" {8 m, @0 [% d( Z0 \8 ~  vThe Tripoli clashes, involving small-arms fire, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, erupted on Friday night and continued into Saturday despite efforts by the authorities to calm the situation and insert security forces to keep the two sides apart. It's the most intensive flare-up since tensions over Syria broke into violence in Tripoli last month when 10 people were killed over nearly a week. The fighting is between local Alawites, who support the Alawite-dominated regime in Syria, and Sunnis, who back the Syrian uprising and have been accused of allowing guns to be smuggled to the mainly Sunni rebels across the border.
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8 i3 A0 t+ {8 ~: [, d6 `. H6 S: dPakistani officials say American air strikes have killed two suspected militants in the tribal region of South Waziristan. Reports say the men were senior commanders linked to a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, headed by the warlord Mullah Nazir. It was the sixth American drone attack in Pakistan in two weeks. In April, the Pakistani parliament demanded the US stop such attacks.
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The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says there's been a sharp increase in the number of refugees arriving in South Sudan, fleeing fighting north of the border. Between 2,000 and 4,000 people are crossing daily from Blue Nile province to escape fighting between the government in Khartoum and rebel forces. Here's our Africa editor Martin Plaut.
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Three giant camps in South Sudan are already hosting 70,000 people who fled from the north. They bring with them tales of attacks by air and land by the Sudanese armed forces. Many of the children arrive severely sick and malnourished, but the camps are already stretched to breaking point. Having adequate water supplies and ** room for this fresh influx will be hard. - n- |9 M3 E$ z2 S/ ^& ?! B
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Four days of celebrations have begun in Britain to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen's reign. The formal ceremonies opened with a 41-gun salute outside the Tower of London to mark the anniversary of her coronation. The Queen herself went to the races and saw the horse Camelot win the Epsom Derby. Nicholas Witchell was there.
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In 1900, a horse called Diamond Jubilee won the derby. One hundred and twelve years later, the derby marked the official start of the Diamond Jubilee weekend of celebrations. Tomorrow 1,000 boats will form up on the Thames in the biggest river pageant for several centuries. On Monday, stars will be performing at a concert outside Buckingham Palace. And on Tuesday after a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral, the Queen will ride in a carriage procession from parliament back to the palace. ! t# y# c) R4 E9 Y4 V* X+ y3 y
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8 K! a% ]1 {. U, pOn crashing, the plane burst into flames, and there were chaotic scenes as people rushed to the area, black smoke billowing in the air. There were at least 150 people on board. None of them survived. The plane first tore into a printing works before hitting residential buildings. It's not yet clear how many people died on the ground. It's not known what caused the crash, which happened in overcast weather. Last month, a similar Dana airplane, possibly the same one, developed a technical problem and was forced to make an emergency landing in Lagos.
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Saudi Arabia has dismissed a speech from the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in which he repeated that the conflict in Syria was the result of foreign interference. The Saudi foreign minister accused Mr Assad of playing for time by accepting but not implementing a UN-backed peace plan.   i' W8 T* I& ^$ u4 a
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The United States-based group Human Rights Watch says it has new evidence that the Rwandan military is aiding rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It says Rwanda also offered shelter to the rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda, who's wanted by the International Criminal Court. Gabriel Gatehouse reports.
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Human Rights Watch claims that Rwandan military officials have provided between 200 and 300 recruits to the Congolese rebellion since it began at the end of March. Human Rights Watch says Rwanda has also provided the rebels with ammunition and weapons. The leader of the mutiny, General Bosco Ntaganda, is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes. Human Rights Watch says that the general was allowed to cross over into Rwanda on at least one occasion in the past few weeks to meet with Rwandan military officials. The Rwandan government has categorically denied any involvement in the mutiny.
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The mountains of garbage that lay on the banks of the Guanabara Bay and along the mangroves have severely contaminated the area. The landfill, however, was also a source of revenue for more than 1,600 scavengers. All of them will receive compensation of approximately $7,000 and have been promised professional training to find work.
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( t: h4 P- Y  I) P8 A5 O/ y3 `8 TA top Colombian drug lord, Diego Perez Henao, has been arrested by police in neighbouring Venezuela. He was the leader of Los Rastrojos, a drug cartel that has grown quickly in the past four years, exporting tonnes of cocaine to the United States via Mexico. Arturo Wallace reports from Bogota.
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The news of the arrest was very well received in Colombia, where President Juan Manuel Santos turned to his Twitter account to thank the Venezuelan authorities for their collaboration. And the Venezuelan Minister of the Interior, Tareck el Aissami, said the idea was to turn Mr Perez Henao over to Bogota. According to the local police, Mr Perez Henao controlled half the members of the paramilitary criminal organisations involved in drug trafficking in Colombia. And the US State Department had offered a $5m reward for any information leading to his arrest. / x' U, R$ ?: [# h" n) g
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+ m; Z# k0 a. e0 nA neighbourhood watch volunteer accused of murdering an unarmed black teenager in Florida in the United States is back in jail after having his bail revoked. George Zimmerman was ordered to hand himself in after a judge found he'd lied to the court about his finances. Mr Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, arguing that he acted in self-defence. - t$ L, v" \# m9 R6 g. K* z

8 S; [. V$ J2 H6 a. W: J9 M# K9 ^' eQueen Elizabeth has led the largest river pageant in London for more than 300 years as part of celebrations to mark her Diamond Jubilee. Thousands of people braved cold and rain to line the banks of the River Thames to see the royal barge at the head of a flotilla portraying Britain's nautical history. Queen Elizabeth is the first British monarch to celebrate a reign of 60 years since Queen Victoria in the 19th century.
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The United States says an American drone attack in Pakistan has killed al-Qaeda's second-in-command Abu Yahya al-Libi. It stressed that this was the second time in a year the US had taken out such a senior figure. Senior officials described Abu Yahya al-Libi as one of the group's most experienced and versatile leaders, and said there was no one who came close in terms of replacing him. The White House spokesman Jay Carney said al-Libi's death had dealt a heavy blow to the organisation. 1 ?5 S$ f" a$ D$ b4 N2 N: T- b
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"His death is part of the degradation that has been taking place to core al-Qaeda during the past several years, and that degradation has depleted the ranks to such an extent that there is now no clear successor to take on the breadth of his responsibilities. And that puts additional pressure on al-Qaeda's post-bin Laden leader, Zawahiri, to try to manage the group in an effective way."
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7 P# Z  Q; O7 O+ U, K4 u% @Earlier, hundreds of thousands cheered the monarch as she appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, and a flypast by the Royal Air Force roared overhead. Jane Peel watched the events.
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It was the climax of four days of celebrations: the appearance of the Queen on the Buckingham Palace balcony and an RAF flypast, which included World War II aircraft, and the Red Arrows trailing red, white and blue smoke. Tens of thousands of well-wishers stood in the rain, waving Union flags. Earlier, the Queen attended a thanksgiving service at St Paul's, at which the archbishop of Canterbury paid tribute to her 60 years of service and offered prayers for Prince Philip. With her consort being treated in hospital, the Queen was accompanied by her eldest son and his wife for the open-topped carriage procession back to her London home.
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The United Nations says the Syrian government has agreed to allow aid agencies to set up field operations in four provinces that have seen the most intense violence. A UN aid official said the government agreed in writing to allow convoys with supplies to go into Homs, Idlib, Deraa and Deir al-Zour. He said that implementation would be a test of the good faith of the Syrian authorities.
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0 \" o. u6 g* C8 PThousands of Egyptians are in Tahrir Square in Cairo to protest against what they see as lenient sentences for the ousted President Mubarak and several of his closest aides. The protesters are urging a renewal of the revolution that toppled Mr Mubarak, who on Saturday received a life sentence but not the death penalty many Egyptians demanded. Two of the unsuccessful contenders in the first round of presidential elections have joined the protest. ! f- }5 ?+ x( I+ c/ i
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The European Financial Stability Facility is a fund set up to bailout eurozone economies which run into trouble. The admission by a Cypriot government spokesman that Cyprus may have to tap into it adds to the speculation which has been gathering pace over the past few days that the country could have to seek aid. The economy of Cyprus has been particularly affected by the worsening situation in Greece. Cypriot banks are exposed to Greek bonds to the tune of nearly $30bn. That's more than the entire economic output of Cyprus.
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6 j) l" R. B* U2 E* S( _8 G: sThe international envoy Kofi Annan has warned that the crisis in Syria could spiral out of control and called for substantial pressure on Damascus to end the violence. Mr Annan made his comments during a closed-door briefing to the United Nations Security Council. Reporting from the UN, Barbara Plett.
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Kofi Annan acknowledged to UN member states that his peace plan for Syria isn't working. In a closed-door briefing to the Security Council, diplomats say he called for substantial pressure on Damascus to end the violence. Diplomats have said another idea is to create a contact group of world and regional powers to press for a political transition. To succeed, Mr Annan said, the international community must act as one and act now, but it's the council's divisions that have been on display. In a strongly worded statement, the United States called on all nations to abandon support for the government of President Bashar al-Assad, while Russia and China repeated their opposition to any outside intervention or forced regime change. * g% R  U/ m' C$ D0 |# G4 a
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; J! r2 o" s& f  X"But every time that there is a meeting at the Security Council, there is a spread of lies, and we see this scenario, we saw them for long. Mr president called this occurrence in certain parts of my country is truly an atrocious massacre. It is unjustifiable." 1 h1 a& G5 p  r1 J; `$ B8 S
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After weeks of deadlock, Egypt's ruling military council and political parties have solved the dispute over the panel which will write the new constitution. Bethany Bell reports from Cairo.
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: C6 m3 N. m4 gThe UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Navi Pillay has said US drone attacks in Pakistan raise serious questions about compliance with international law. Speaking in Pakistan, Mr Pillay expressed concern about drone attacks being conducted outside a transparent military chain of command. Washington insists the strikes will continue.
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Britain has said its government minister will boycott England's group matches in Ukraine in the Euro 2012 football tournament which starts on Friday. Several European countries, including Britain, have expressed concern about the imprisonment of the former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. She was jailed for seven years last October for abuse of power. But she says President Viktor Yanukovych has taken revenge on her for leading the Orange Revolution.
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. O  R+ w' h& h( [Britain has accused Argentina of trying to harm the economic development of the Falkland Islands. The minister responsible for ties with Latin America, Jeremy Browne, highlighted Argentine attempts to impede oil exploration of the islands. He called it 'domineering behavior' by a powerful nation against the small and vulnerable population. Argentina claims sovereignty over the islands it calls the Malvinas.
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The helicopter left on Wednesday night from the Madre de Dios region in the jungle. It was going to the city of Cusco in the Andes. It was expected to land in the evening. But it never arrived. And the police said that the airport in Cusco lost contact with the crew. A search and rescue operation is underway. It's believed that the helicopter went missing in a high mountainous area that is regularly covered in clouds, which would make it difficult to locate.
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) o& r6 H0 U  w. a7 qThe mite, Varroa destructor, is the single biggest killer of honeybees worldwide. The researchers worked in Hawaii where Varroa only emerged in the last five years. This gave them a unique natural laboratory where they could monitor the beginning of an infestation. This revealed that the Varroa mites spread one specific lethal strain of deformed wing virus. The virus itself is untreatable, but identifying it could mean that beehives can be screened so only those that are irreversibly infected need to be destroyed.
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. }/ P; w; \. z6 c6 DUnited Nations monitors have finally been able to enter the Syrian village of Qubair, the scene of Wednesday's alleged massacre by a pro-government militia. A BBC reporter travelling with them has described the scene of devastation: one house contained pieces of brain and congealed blood while in another the stench of burnt flesh still hung in the air. The findings were confirmed by Sausan Ghosheh, a spokeswoman who visited Qubair with the monitors.
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0 F$ j9 X- W! YThe United States has expressed concern about reports that Russia could be helping Syrian institutions evade financial sanctions. After a visit to Moscow, David Cohen, a top US Treasury official, told the BBC he was concerned about reports that Russian banks are offering assistance to the Syrian central bank. He said there's evidence that financial sanctions against Syria are having an impact, but said the US is worried that Russia's close economic ties with Syria are undermining the sanctions programme.
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8 B7 M$ m7 N6 oThe International Committee of the Red Cross says a million and a half people in Syria are in need of relief aid because of the conflict. That's half a million more than the UN's estimate. John McGuire is a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross. ' x/ a! E$ r1 H6 c. q& V& b( \3 k
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"We're particularly concerned about the high number of civilian casualties. The civilians seem to be disproportionately caught up in the fighting. We're also concerned that people are unable to access medical services they need in those areas where the fighting is particularly intense. We're not even able to get food in there."
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0 x2 M3 g& L% n  O% v. xPresident Obama has said European leaders must act urgently to solve the financial crisis facing the continent. He warned that the solutions would be hard but said they could be found, and stressed that Europe's leaders understood the seriousness of the situation and the need to act now. Paul Adams reports. : R0 \" N& [; W" M. w9 ~9 z
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This isn't the first time Mr Obama has sounded a note of impatience at the inability of European leaders to chart a way out of their debt crisis. Speaking to reporters at the White House, he did his best to sound optimistic. European leaders knew there were specific steps, he said, that they could take right now to stabilise the situation, including injecting capital into weak banks and laying out a vision for a stronger eurozone. But the president urged them to think about ways to generate jobs and growth too. The sooner they acted, he said, the quicker people and markets would regain confidence.
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The United Nations says seven of its peacekeepers have been killed in an ambush in the southwest of the country near the Liberian border. All seven were from Niger. The UN recently strengthened its presence in the area.
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  y/ c8 m& m( G3 V  `Suicides among American troops on active service have surged this year, far outstripping the number killed in Afghanistan. Figures released by the Pentagon show suicides averaging one a day in the first five months of this year, 50% more than deaths in action. The reasons for the increase are not fully understood. There's also been a rise in sexual assaults, domestic violence and alcohol abuse.
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A court in New York has sentenced the notorious Jamaican drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke to 23 years in prison. Coke had pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy to commit assault. He was extradited from Jamaica nearly two years ago after a bloody standoff between government forces and gunmen loyal to him in a poor neighbourhood of Kingston. Nearly 70 people died during four days of fighting.
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Britain has signed a deal with Mauritius allowing suspected pirates caught by its Royal Navy to be transferred to the Indian Ocean Island to face prosecution. Peter Biles reports.
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Mauritius is the latest country to agree to take suspected pirates for prosecution. There's no international legal system for people accused of piracy, but Britain has been working with countries in and around the Indian Ocean to deal with the threat. The British government says today's agreement with Mauritius is a significant step forward. It comes after two international conferences on Somalia this year. And according to Prime Minister David Cameron, it's another sign that countries in the Indian Ocean region are stepping up their efforts against piracy.
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The European Football Championship has begun in Warsaw with an opening ceremony followed by the first match between Greece and the co-hosts Poland. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. In Wrocław, in southern Poland, Russia beat the Czech Republic 4-1. Games will also be played in Ukraine. Both Poland and Ukraine hope the tournament will be a showcase for their nations, but there's been controversy over racist football fans. * c6 t5 ^$ A" x
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