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ML820508   发表于 2012-6-4 10:32:31 | 显示全部楼层 | 阅读模式 | 跳转到指定楼层
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楼主真的是好人,天天都更新资料辛苦了,楼主如果没更能多更新一些就更好了
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The International Criminal Court says four members of its staff have been detained in Libya, where they had gone to meet Saif al-Islam, the son of the late Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi. The president of the ICC says he's very concerned for the safety of the four and has called for their immediate release. Anna Holligan reports from The Hague. ; D5 s4 O8 Y& W' l$ m0 D
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The president of the ICC, Sang-Hyun Song, says they've been unable to make contact with the four since they were picked up on Thursday. Earlier a spokesman for the Libyan authorities told the media they were being held after the lawyer appointed by the ICC to represent Saif al-Islam had tried to give him documents that they said would be dangerous to the safety of Libya. The ICC representatives were on an official visit to the western mountain town of Zintan when they were detained. Saif al-Islam is wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity, but the Libyan authorities want to hold the trial at home. 4 ]2 p6 Y% e# }

9 v/ q9 Q8 E7 }  MThe Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said Moscow will continue to oppose any attempt by the UN Security Council to sanction military intervention to resolve the conflict in Syria. He said that using external force to end the crisis could cause instability across the region.
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Spain has formally requested financial support from its partners in the eurozone to bail out its troubled banks. The Finance Minister Luis de Guindos told a news conference that the support would be in the form of a favourable loan. The BBC Madrid correspondent says Spain is under pressure to act quickly.
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- m+ j& _; {9 O: o+ ^* W4 e" pThe Spanish bailout request has been broadly welcomed. The president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, said he was confident that through bank restructuring and other ongoing reforms Spain could regain investor confidence and return to growth. The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said the bailout was big enough to restore credibility to Spain's banking system. Matthew Price reports from Brussels.
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1 g. x5 x' ?4 P& C& a4 l8 i; fThe Eurogroup issued a statement saying they supported Spain's efforts to structure its financial system, and they welcomed Madrid's intention to seek financial assistance to help bail out its banking sector. The financial assistance - it's now clear - would come from Europe's temporary bailout fund; and after its permanent mechanism is set up in July, from that as well, up to 100bn could be provided. The Eurogroup says it will be up to the European Commission along with other international organisations to decide what Madrid must do in return for the assistance. " S1 C" |% n, t; [6 S
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) g8 E" C6 R$ O% W9 hUnited Nations staff in Ivory Coast say a number of civilians were among the victims of an ambush on Friday, in which seven UN peacekeepers were killed. A UN official in Abidjan said at least eight civilians died in the attack close to the border with Liberia. Ivorian officials accused fighters based in Liberia of carrying out the attack, the worst since UN troops were deployed in Ivory Coast eight years ago.
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3 @+ r0 X( ~" L7 _4 b1 wOutwardly the signs are good. After his second spell in hospital in six months, Prince Philip walked out of the building and smiled and waved at reporters. Privately the royals and their advisers will have to decide what, if any, changes need to be made to the outstanding programme of events which have been planned for the Diamond Jubilee. Philip is meant to be by his wife's side on Tuesday at a garden party at Sandringham, her Norfolk estate. And they are due to travel afterwards to the East Midlands for two days of engagements. It's unlikely he'll be judged well enough to attend these events, but the no-nonsense prince has defied expectations and probably doctors in the past. : w4 W# u4 U# S- U  O6 N

, ~5 a/ \/ e5 U# m5 D* ^. s# K3 i; JEuropean football's governing body has announced that it's opening disciplinary proceedings against Russia after a series of incidents involving the country's fans in its Euro 2012 opener. A statement said the action was being taken because of the improper conduct of Russian supporters at yesterday's Euro 2012 match against the Czech Republic. 3 h1 Z( M8 m5 N( G+ N+ v
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In the European Football Championship, Denmark have caused a major upset in their opening match by beating the Netherlands. The score in the match in Kharkiv in Ukraine was 1-0. Germany have beaten Portugal 1-0 in Lviv in Ukraine.
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2 H* r: q2 N7 A! d& TAs fighting rages in many parts of Syria between the army and rebels, the United Nations envoy Kofi Annan has expressed grave concern at the escalating violence and the government's use of heavy weapons. He said many civilians were trapped. The United States said it feared the Syrian government was preparing a new massacre in al-Haffa in Latakia province. Jim Muir reports from Beirut. ) {! q2 V9 t' f# g" a& d
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Kofi Annan has clearly alarmed that the ceasefire he brought about in April has gone completely up in flames. He expressed grave concern, in particular, at the heavy bombardment of Homs by government artillery and the army's use of tanks and attack helicopters in Latakia province near the coast. These are all weapons Mr Annan wanted to see withdrawn to barracks as the very first steps in a pacification process. The United Nations military observers confirmed that attack helicopters were being used against Rastan, a rebel-held town just to the north of Homs. 0 O6 m, s% C7 }0 R6 {( Z" T+ [
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A convoy carrying the British ambassador to Libya has been attacked in Libya's second city Benghazi. An embassy spokesman described the incident as serious and said two protection officers were injured. Reports say the convoy was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade close to the British consulate office. There's been a spate of recent attacks against foreign targets in Libya. Last week, a roadside bomb went off near the US embassy in Benghazi.
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3 k8 u# V8 I4 g7 mThe United States has withdrawn its negotiators from Pakistan after talks failed over reopening Nato's supply routes to Afghanistan. Pakistan blocked the supply routes from Karachi last November after US forces mistakenly killed 24 Pakistani soldiers at a border post. From Washington, Kim Ghattas. $ {/ d7 f7 `! e- S; Q  J1 i" d6 \
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The talks started seven weeks ago and have been marred by other issues like American drone attacks, Pakistani pride and a general history of mistrust between the two countries. Pakistan has also been asking for $5,000 for each of the 5,000 trucks that made the journey on average before the closing. But traffic is expected to increase when troops start departing Afghanistan. In the meantime, Nato has reached a deal to bypass Pakistan and transport military equipment out through central Asian countries like Uzbekistan.
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Next month's summit of the African Union has been moved to Ethiopia after Malawi last week refused to host the gathering. Malawi said it didn't want the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to come to the summit, because he's wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court. Mary Harper reports. ( F# ~9 {7 G2 o3 r2 E
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The AU has insisted all along that President al-Bashir comes to the meeting. But Malawi, in particular its new President Joyce Banda, has been standing up to the AU. Mrs Banda has said welcoming the Sudanese president to Malawi risk damaging relations with donors. Malawi recognizes the ICC and is keen to restore foreign aid flows. These are restricted after donors accused her predecessor, President Bingu wa Mutharika, of political repression. Mary Harper.
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A spokesman for the Egyptian Interior Ministry has told the BBC that the former President Hosni Mubarak is suffering from problems with his breathing and blood pressure. But he denied reports that Mr Mubarak was in a coma. There have been conflicting reports about the state of the ousted leader's health since he was jailed for life last week for ordering the killing of protesters.
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Here in Britain, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has dismissed suggestions that the government was involved in a conspiracy with the tycoon Rupert Murdoch before the last election. Mr Osborne told an inquiry into media ethics, but he'd taken no view on a multibillion-dollar bid by Mr Murdoch's empire to gain control of the broadcaster BSkyB. # ]+ K7 `( q* |' G* E7 f6 S: R& f
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"The claim is that there is some vast conspiracy where the Conservative Party knows before the general election that News International wants to bid for more of Sky, that we sign up to some deals in return for their support. And then when we get into office, we hand over BSkyB. It is completely nonsense."
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6 x  k8 M$ g3 @5 G, j% lPlans have been approved to build the world's biggest optical telescope in Chile. The observatory to be constructed in the Atacama desert will have a main mirror 40m in diameter to collect light from the night sky. Astronomers say the extremely large telescope will provide insight into distant planets and the formation of galaxies. ' z- U2 U: B& T6 B. X6 C: V: q

9 F) p; _9 L- |6 M( y2 Y( eThe Nobel Foundation says it's cutting the amount of money at awards to Nobel Prize winners because of the economic crisis. The foundation says poorer economic conditions in recent years have meant the returns of receives on its capital have not kept pace with its costs. Future Nobel Prize awards will be cut by 20% to just over $1m.
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4 ~  b5 W! i7 o9 p" q  s( aOne of the two host countries, Ukraine, have won their opening match in the 2012 European Football Championships. They beat Sweden by 2 goals to 1 in Kiev. In the earlier match in Group D, France and England drew 1-1. 9 F. W1 y' n$ C
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& i5 K; Q0 [4 P2 A9 r, KCrowds have gathered in central Moscow for the first big rally by the opposition since Vladimir Putin was inaugurated as president in May. The organisers are calling for fresh elections. Our correspondent Damien McGuinness reports from among the demonstrators.
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It's a colourful mixed-up crowd of tens of thousands of anti-government protesters. From here, I can see communists, pro-Western liberals, gay rights activists. The only thing that really unites them all is their intense dislike of President Putin and their conviction that the Kremlin is unfairly trying to stamp out dissents by introducing harsh fines for unsanctioned protests and by raiding the homes of opposition leaders.
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There are reports of further unrest in the Burmese coastal state of Rakhine, where several people have been killed in clashes between Muslims and Buddhists. Security forces have been sent in to try to quell the violence, which was triggered by the recent rape and murder of a Buddhist woman. Anne Buzbee of our Asia desk reports.
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Gunfire has been heard and buildings set on fire with residents from both sides of the religious divide fleeing their homes. A state of emergency was declared on Sunday, but it seems that troops sent in are struggling to keep order. At least seven people have been killed since Friday, but some reports say many more have died. The unrest was sparked by the rape and murder of a Buddhist woman and the subsequent killing of 10 Muslims apparently in retaliation.
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; ?- ?# n5 r$ C5 Q* {# zThe Church said that by opening marriage to gay couples, an institution defined for centuries as exclusively between a man and a woman would have its meaning hollowed out and be reduced to the level of a content-free consumerist agreement. It insisted that the age-old idea of marriage as being for procreation and the requirement for it to be consummated would not apply to same-sex marriage. The Church claimed that separate religious and civil marriages would therefore be created with differing understandings of their purpose and character.
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+ N$ g2 R* O2 c* n" A7 D! ^The Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga, has asked the European Union's anti-piracy task force to help capture the Somali port of Kismaayo, the main stronghold of the Islamist militia al-Shabab. Mr Odinga said the aim was for African Union forces, which include more than 4,000 Kenyan troops, to reach Kisamaayo by August. The mandate of the EU task force was recently expanded to allow for land attacks against pirates.
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( Z9 F5 }9 p" |5 d+ yAn Australian woman has won a 32-year fight to prove that her baby daughter was killed by a wild dog. A coroner ruled that the child, Azaria Chamberlain, was carried off by a dingo from a camp site. Her mother, Lindy, was convicted of her murder in 1982, but later released when some of the baby's clothes were found in a dingo den nearby. Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton gave her reaction outside the coroner's court in Darwin. " v6 n7 E( j& g: _
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"Obviously, we're relieved and delighted to come to the end of this saga. We live in a beautiful country, but it is dangerous. And we would ask all Australians to be aware of this, and take appropriate precautions and not wait for somebody else to do it for them."
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/ w! x/ G0 x4 W) u4 b4 kThe United Nations secretary general has praised Sri Lanka for its progress on some key aspects of child welfare. He said the authorities had made serious efforts to trace thousands of children who were earlier recruited as fighters by the Tamil Tiger rebels. UN children's agency Unicef recently described as remarkable the progress made by Sri Lanka in child health and education since the end of its long-running civil war three years ago.
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On a night of high drama in Europe, the French president, seen as the new champion of growth, was handed a resounding yes by the French public. It's the first time in over 30 years the Socialists have taken the lower house, and it underlines yet again that across Europe people are turning against austerity. With control of both the senate and the lower house, Francois Hollande now has a mandate to spend and raise taxes. Though the Socialists' absolute majority ensures he can at least he take the more difficult decisions of spending cuts without the support of the hard-left. : V4 ?! i- Q; B  d: R
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A curfew has been imposed in Kaduna state in northern Nigeria after bomb attacks on at least three churches prompted retaliatory violence against Muslims. More than 20 people are reported killed and many others wounded. Blasts hit two churches in the town of Zaria and one in Kaduna city as services were taking place. In response angry Christian youths took to the streets of Kaduna attacking Muslims at random. It's the third Sunday in a row that churches have been bombed in northern Nigeria. % _2 i( O! |+ k4 q

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Police in California say Rodney King, whose beating by police sparked the Los Angeles race riots of 1992, has died. Officials said Mr King, who was 47, was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool. They say there was no sign of foul play. Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles.
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0 r8 f2 A: d* ?+ cThe video footage of Rodney King's beating at the hands of four white police officers sent tensions within the African-American community in Los Angeles soaring. Their acquittal the following year sparked the LA riots, which killed more than 50 people and injured thousands more. After a high-speed chase, Rodney King, who was on parole, was stopped and then Tasered and beaten almost to death. In the years since, he'd struggled to live a stable life within the law, but had recently written a memoir of his life and was due to marry. $ p' Y% c2 _9 M4 g4 U7 C& Z
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Voting has ended in Egypt on the second and final day of the run-off to choose the next president. The Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi is running against Ahmed Shafik, who served as prime minister under Hosni Mubarak. Turnout was estimated at about 40%. 8 r$ D0 L5 T# d, {9 n- i
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The heir to the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud, has been buried in Mecca. King Abdullah and other senior members of the royal family attended evening prayers in the grand mosque in Mecca in the presence of Prince Nayef's body, which was wrapped in a brown cloak. The Saudis have not yet announced who will take his place as the next in line to the throne. 2 I; e' q& U9 j

% j1 j, k6 G/ W% M  L  wThe Argentine tennis player David Nalbandian has been disqualified during the final of a tennis tournament in London for accidentally injuring a line judge. After losing a game to his Croatian opponent Marin Cilic, Nalbandian attacked an advertising board, which hit the official and cut his leg.
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President Obama says he and the Russian leader Vladimir Putin have agreed on the need to end the violence in Syria. Mr Obama said both the United States and Russia wanted to see a political solution in Syria and would work with other international actors to try to achieve this. Sitting beside him, Mr Putin said that he had found many points in common on Syria during talks before the G20 summit in Mexico.
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World leaders meeting in Mexico have urged European countries to take all necessary measures to overcome the debt crisis in the eurozone. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that a new Greek government must honor commitments made to international lenders. Bridget Kendall reports.
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Whatever happens next in Greece, pressure in mounting on the eurozone at the summit to sort out its problems before they start to sink the world economy. A draft communication suggests G20 leaders will call on Europe to do whatever it takes to end the crisis. In the sidelines, President Obama has requested a meeting later tonight with European leaders that outlined American concerns. A numerous leaders expressed impatience and alarm at the lack of a quick and decisive solution. It's all criticism that has put EU leaders here on the defensive. The president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, said in some irritation, that EU leaders haven't come to Mexico to be given a lecture.
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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has appointed his half-brother, Prince Salman, as the new heir to the throne following the death of Crown Prince Nayef at the weekend. The announcement said that the prince would also continue his current post as defense minister. Sebastian Usher reports. 0 ~" i/ }- ]+ b: L; f$ m( [
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' X+ I3 W! ^# {4 RA senior Vatican official has spoken of a fierce attempt to sow divisions between Pope Benedict and his closest associates. Cardinal Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state, was responding to the recent leaking of sensitive documents. Cardinal Bertone rejected suggestions that senior clerics were behind the leaks.
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7 j( ^# F; K3 c7 A4 VPresident Obama's first choice to be the next American ambassador to Iraq, Brett McGurk, has withdrawn from the selection process. Mr McGurk, a long-time Iraq expert, said that he was stepping down in the interest of his family in the United States. Republican politicians had objected to his nomination, citing concerns about his judgment and passed allegations of impropriety. # P% C! W% z( c5 T/ f; Z  p6 F

% H" L2 w0 |! H" p$ ^6 U! @8 nWith most votes counted in Egypt's presidential election, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Mursi, appears to be heading for a narrow victory. His supporters are already celebrating in Tahrir Square in Cairo, although the official result is not due until Thursday. The ruling military council has restated its commitment to hand over power at the end of this month despite accusations from opposition groups that it staged a coup by giving itself sweeping new powers. Mona Makamebiet is on the advisory panel to the ruling military council.
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"What is happening now is a potential power struggle over these years of authority between Egypt's two strongest forces. They are not new. There've been two strongest rival forces for the past 60 years. So the question is how will the Muslim Brother(hood) get along with the generals, because they seem to be wiling to get into a confrontation." 3 W. j6 }5 G; f$ T

: F7 X9 s( ^1 H$ h' MThe European Union has said that there has been a tough exchange of views on the opening day of talks about Iran's nuclear program. An Iranian negotiator said the talks, which have been held in Moscow, were serious and constructive. Iran has been asked to suspend any enrichment of uranium above the level needed for a power generation. For its part, Iran wants an end to sanctions and recognition of what it says is its rights to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes.
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音频材料播放器在哪里。。?
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2 r3 i+ z- F# B6 M1 b% a) ]9 }0 \1 `With the Supreme Constitutional Court surrounded by barricades and with soldiers and police keeping out protesters, the judges gave what may be the most important ruling in their history. First they confirmed that Ahmed Shafik can stand in this weekend's presidential election despite a law banning former Mubarak regime officials. Then the real bombshell - the court ruled that the parliamentary elections last year were unconstitutional. The chief judge then made it clear he believed parliament should be dissolved and the whole election rerun. The Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi said that the decision had to be respected though another senior Muslim Brotherhood figure condemned it as a full-fledged coup and vowed to fight it whatever the cost. 9 V$ _9 y# F0 J: w& I, X% ^6 G

% h; [1 R' F; J. t' ~" `UN monitors in Syria say there was a strong stench of dead bodies in the air as they finally managed to enter al-Haffa, the mountain town where both sides have predicted a massacre. After days of heavy fighting between government forces and opposition fighters, the observers said the town appeared deserted. Most government institutions have been set on fire, shops have been looted and private homes ransacked. They said the number of casualties in the town remained unclear. " _. T" r& N6 |

/ ~2 F" a+ N) f  Y7 W. j+ F; LA former Texas billionaire has been sentenced to 110 years in prison for swindling thousands of investors. The financier, Allen Stanford, had been found guilty in March of defrauding investors from more than 100 countries of $7bn. From Washington, Jonny Dymond.
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"I did not run a Ponzi scheme." Allen Stanford told the court. "I did not defraud anyone." But the judge did not agree. The prosecution had asked for a 230-year sentence. In the end, it got just under half that, but Mr Stanford can now expect to die in prison. He was convicted in early March on 13 counts of wire and mail fraud, obstruction and money laundering. His knighthood has already been stripped from him. His victims have little hope of recovering their money.
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5 J, p, ^/ j8 S  c4 T$ ?; LThe Libyan Supreme Court has revoked a controversial law that made it a crime to glorify the country's former leader Muammar Gaddafi. The law, which was introduced last month, also criminalised what were called attacks against Islam. Rana Jawad in Tripoli has more. ( {- \( u1 M: K# [7 u
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Though some Libyans welcomed the law, many condemned it, including international human rights watchdogs, who described it as draconian and reminiscent of old ways. Much of the controversy surrounded articles that also criminalised any attack against the 17 February revolution that toppled Colonel Gaddafi, the state and its institutions or Islam. The head of Libya's Human Rights Council told the BBC Thursday's ruling would instil more trust in the judiciary.
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An official dinner in Switzerland for the Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been cancelled after she complained of jet lag and exhaustion. A spokesman for the Swiss foreign ministry said she was simply tired. Ms Suu Kyi is on her first visit to Europe for 24 years. On Friday, she's due to travel to Norway to receive a Nobel peace prize she was awarded in 1991. / t9 s* S- C7 h) r" @
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5 f% Y/ e3 K2 d* L5 `0 K- X. @- t& {Turkey has described the shooting down by Syria of a Turkish reconnaissance jet as a hostile act of the highest order, but said that it would not go to war over it. Turkey has requested a meeting of Nato members on Tuesday to discuss its response. Jonathan Head reports from Istanbul. . N" r" z1 v4 m; I
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" P" F4 I% }" ~+ z5 @6 KIn his resignation letter to the prime minister, Vassilis Rapanos said he was stepping down due to ill health. He'd been hospitalized over the weekend after apparently fainting. But there is speculation that he was unhappy with the makeup of the cabinet, and that other reasons may lie behind that decision. It spells more yet more turbulence for the new government after the prime minister himself was admitted to hospital for an eye operation, forcing Greece's international lenders to delay their visit to Athens originally planned for today. Several names have now been touted as Mr Rapanos's replacement, including the former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos. " i4 v# W4 p0 J6 E

( k# p6 `& v$ {* e- l# w9 ]The United States Supreme Court has upheld a key part of Arizona's immigration law, which allows state police to stop and check the identity of anyone who might be in the country illegally. President Barack Obama said he was concerned about the practical impact of the law, which gives police the right to demand proof of US citizenship from suspects even without probable cause. Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer welcomed the ruling.
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"Arizona did not ask for this fight, nor did it seek out the task of having to confront illegal immigration. We cannot forget that we are here today because of federal government has failed the American people regarding immigration policy. So today is a day when the key components of our efforts to protect the citizens of Arizona, has unanimously been vindicated by the highest court in the land." 2 M4 }2 U% G* }# j' q, j$ U) ^

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$ b9 t; ?8 ^  {% T, ?& _2 H1 d# xBolivian police officers who are on strike over low pay have clashed with supporters of the president Evo Morales in Bolivia's main city La Paz. About 500 government supporters marched to the city's main square where twice as many police had rallied to demand a salary increase. The officers used tear gas to drive back the government supporters. ) b* r3 J8 a8 G3 k" f
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Three policemen have been shot dead at Mexico City's international airport. Police said the officers had been sent to detain suspects in a drug-trafficking case. Travellers dived for cover when the suspects opened fire, killing two officers; a third died in hospital. The suspects got away.
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The Ugandan Red Cross fears that many people may have died in a landslide in the east of the country. At least 15 homes were buried in the area near Mount Elgon National Park. Gabriel Gatehouse reports.
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The landslide started in the early afternoon after days of heavy rainfall. Houses in at least two villages are reported to have been swept under a torrent of mud. The Red Cross said its workers had managed to pull a number of people to safety, but that many more were feared buried. This is an area prone to landslides – partly due to deforestation on the coffee-producing slopes of Mount Elgon. In 2010, thousands of people were forced to flee their homes after a mudslide killed more than 350 people.
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4 K% Z8 ]' }9 ^; k) sAnd in Tennis, the five times Wimbledon champion Venus Williams has lost her first round match and is out of the competition. It's the first time the American has lost in the opening round since her debut at Wimbledon 15 years ago. The men's world No 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia began the defense of his title by beating Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero.
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这些都有直播么》?
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" J+ ?- {0 T! z3 S    点击“听力音频材料”进入后有时间显示的,最近的日期就是最新的,BBC不是每天都会有最新的新闻,没有的时候,就会放一些原来的,主要是给需要练习听力的同学们学习的,谢谢关注
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The United States has eased some restrictions on investment in Burma because of the political reform process there, but the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said American sanctions were only being suspended conditionally. The European Union has already taken similar action on its sanctions on Burma. Mrs Clinton, who was speaking after talks with the visiting Burmese Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin, also announced the appointment of the first US ambassador to Burma for 22 years. Here's our State Department correspondent Kim Ghattas.
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. r) I' U" e& G- cThe Obama administration has appointed Derek Mitchell, its Burma envoy, as an ambassador to the country. Mrs Clinton said restrictions will be eased on US investments in the impoverished, isolated country. She called on American companies to invest in all sectors of the Burmese economy but to do so responsibly. American sanctions on Burma will be suspended conditionally, not completely lifted. Mrs Clinton said the laws would stay on the books as an insurance policy. An arms embargo remains in place. Washington wants to make sure that steps towards democracy in Burma are irreversible. ) O, s7 I  A. I% A% i* q/ |0 q

* Q* p" O' o2 H+ n6 jThe social networking company Facebook has priced its initial share offer at $38 per share, ** the value of the company more than $100bn. Shares are expected to soar when trading begins in New York on Friday. The offering would raise as much as nearly $18.4bn for the company and existing shareholders. Facebook has grown into the world's largest social network with 900 million users. 7 l( p( E+ H" ?: k
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0 N3 k4 s: M. c"Right now, the judge will consider the prosecution's submission. He will also consider the defence request. They did request six months in their motion of Tuesday. And they will decide how much of an impact this disclosure error will have and how long a delay it will warrant."
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The head of Syria's main opposition body, the Syrian National Council, says he will resign amid growing criticism and rifts within the group. Burhan Ghalioun said he'd step down once a replacement was found. Jonathan Head reports. ! V* I% e0 A& a6 r5 H# ~  T
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Only two days after he was re-elected as president of the Syrian National Council, Burhan Ghalioun has offered to resign. He said he wasn't leading the SNC for any personal gain and did not want to be a cause for division. This follows a threat to withdraw from the SNC by one of its biggest factions, the Local Coordination Committees - a network of activists operating inside Syria. They accuse the SNC leadership of incompetence.
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7 `: W/ Y& ^1 U* n, f! ^' {) EOfficials in Honduras say inmates have taken control of a prison in the city of San Pedro Sula. At least one person was killed and 10 injured when prisoners opened fire on each other on Wednesday. Guards have surrounded the prison, but are said to be trying to "avoid a bloodbath". 1 ?- _! }) [! i9 ?, A6 ^8 `
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Donna Summer dominated the charts in the 1970s and 80s. She was known as the queen of disco, and her music defined the era. This was one of her biggest hits. Other songs like MacArthur Park and She Works Hard for the Money were also hugely successful. Donna Summer won five Grammy awards and had more than 30 No. 1 singles and albums. She was still performing until recently and had been working on a new album. She leaves a legacy of some of the 20th century's most memorable pop hits.9 X* ?1 @% F0 n1 W

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The former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic has gone on trial at The Hague on war crimes charges. General Mladic, who's now 70, faces 11 charges, including genocide and the massacre of more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995. The BBC's Allan Little was in court.
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* N- b& _  H  |% r, v. T"We have always made clear that the eurozone, that Europe, needs to stick together. But solidarity is not a one-way street. The Greek people must know what they are voting on. It's not about party politics, but about Greece's future in Europe and with the euro."
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After naming Jean-Marc Ayrault as his prime minister on Tuesday, President Hollande has now drawn up the whole of his government. The most eye-catching appointments are at the foreign ministry, where Laurent Fabius takes over - he was once France's youngest ever prime minister - and at the finance ministry, where the new chief is Pierre Moscovici. He's a former European affairs minister, a fluent English speaker and a close ally of Francois Hollande.
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The Italian authorities say Umberto Bossi, the founder of the opposition Northern League, is to be investigated for fraud. Mr Bossi resigned last month after allegations that state funds meant for electoral campaigning were used to renovate his home and pay for cars and travel for his sons. The family denies this. For years, Mr Bossi portrayed himself as a champion of northern Italy against what he alleged was the corruption of the south. 2 W' c% B  P" Q; o6 k
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  @0 W) x, \0 R' c, [/ e, SThe Congolese army is continuing to hunt down General Ntaganda, who is believed to be in the Virunga National Park, home to the rare mountain gorillas. He's wanted by the International Criminal Court for recruiting child soldiers.
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The FBI director in the United States, Robert Mueller, has condemned recent leaks of information about an al-Qaeda plot to put an explosive device aboard a plane bound for the US. Mr Mueller confirmed that the affair was under investigation. The leaks last week revealed that a British national working undercover in Yemen had volunteered to carry a bomb before turning the device over to the US authorities.   D/ O' K- N; Y- i; J" p$ D
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Brazil has inaugurated a truth commission created to investigate abuses of human rights, including those committed under military rule. In a ceremony attended by all living former Brazilian presidents, the current leader Dilma Rousseff said the Brazilian people deserved to know the truth. A military-era amnesty means there will be no trials.
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7 P/ f7 k; O2 x1 g0 qThe new French President Francois Hollande has stressed the need for growth in Europe at a news conference in Berlin with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Addressing the deepening crisis in the eurozone, he said everything must be put on the table at a forthcoming European Union summit. Mr Hollande, who has opposed some of the austerity policies backed by Mrs Merkel, reaffirmed France's commitment to a strong relationship with Germany. , n1 A! o( V+ Q0 J2 J
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Both leaders said they wanted Greece to remain a member of the eurozone as doubts continue about its future at the single European currency. Earlier, the latest effort to form a new government in Greece failed. The country now appears to be heading towards fresh elections with a formal announcement expected on Wednesday. The parties remain deeply divided over whether to continue with austerity measures linked to the international bailout. 9 |2 G0 }0 A$ A& j' A$ i  Q

4 ^( t, V6 \" q3 IThe Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to attend a Nato summit in Chicago this weekend to discuss Afghanistan's future. The Nato invitation came as Pakistani civilian and military leaders met to consider reopening the alliance's supply route to Afghanistan, which closed after the death of Pakistani soldiers in Nato airstrikes. Jonathan Marcus reports.
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The Vatican says it's received an unconditional apology from the Italian clothing company Benetton in a legal settlement over a controversial advertising campaign depicting Pope Benedict appearing to kiss a Muslim cleric. From Rome, David Willey.
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The official Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, said that a legal settlement had been reached with an unconditional apology by Benetton for publishing a provocative image of Pope Benedict apparently kissing an imam, the grand sheikh of the al-Azhar mosque in Cairo. Benetton has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum of money to a Vatican charity in recognition of the legal settlement.
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$ {5 m$ a5 s( JThe former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper empire, Rebekah Brooks, has been charged along with her husband, Charlie Brooks, with conspiring to pervert the course of justice. Prosecutors accuse the couple and four other former employees of News International of concealing evidence from a police investigation into the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World newspaper.
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One person has been killed and several wounded in an attack on a restaurant in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa. One gunman is reported to have opened fire when guards prevented him and two accomplices from entering the building. The gunmen then threw two grenades and fled. It's unclear who carried out the attack.
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& y4 F7 M/ ?- j3 Z5 c8 r' d- p, `It's reported that the American FBI has launched an investigation into the $2bn trading loss suffered last week by America's largest bank, JPMorgan Chase. The move follows news that the US finance regulator has also started investigations into the cause of the loss. A BBC correspondent in New York says the FBI's involvement suggests a maybe criminal inquiry. 8 H0 e# p, ], d. k& S$ o5 R
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; U( a+ I& n& ]. H$ U5 P$ t, N1 H- k% sThe authorities in Mexico have discovered 49 mutilated bodies dumped on a highway near the northern city Monterrey. Security officials say the bodies have been decapitated and have their hands cut off, ** it difficult to identify them. Will Grant reports from Mexico City.
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This latest massive killing is the third of its kind in Mexico a little more than a week. The gruesome discovery prompted a huge deployment of the police and the armed forces in the early hours of Sunday morning, as forensic teams worked to recover and identify the remains. At this early stage in the investigation, there is no indication of which group might have carried out the attack. But a similar event in 2010 in the state of Veracruz was blamed on fighting between the country's violent drug cartels, particularly the vast criminal network of Los Zetas. / o+ b1 n$ ]; v5 V5 c1 N8 n( i

% ?' _3 m+ g; d) |) mThe chief executive of the Internet giant Yahoo, Scott Thompson, is stepping down following accusation that he lied about having a computer science degree in his job application. He's being replaced for the time being by the firm's head of global media, Ross Levinsohn. Our Washington correspondent Jonathan Blake explains. ' l8 h6 z1 h! t* g) G8 K. u

- t1 B. L$ A2 |Scott Thompson has, it seems put information on his biography that turned out not to be true. He claimed to have an accounting and computer science degree, when in fact, he only has a degree in accounting. And Yahoo has, in the last few days, made it clear that that information was incorrect. What is not clear is whether he put it there deliberately or it came from somewhere else. Scott Thompson himself blames a headhunting company. But that headhunting company has denied that claim.
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The army in Uganda says it has captured a senior commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army, a group that has been killing and abducting people for more than 20 years. Military officials say Caesar Achellam, described as one of the top 5 LRA leaders, was caught in an ambush in the Central African Republic.
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The English Premiership football season has ended in dramatic fashion with Manchester City taking their first title in 44 years. They were trailing Queen's Park Rangers as their final game went into injury time, which would have given the title to their close rivals, Manchester United. But City scored twice in the dying minutes to snatch victory. The BBC's Mike Ingham was watching. 7 O( X6 J, X' j9 h: s3 b0 \" H. T) v
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The season comes down to these moments now. And in goals Aguero. Ohhh! AGUERO HAS SCORED FOR MANCHESTER CITY! SERGIO AGUERO, WITH SECONDS TO GO, HAVE (has) ENDED 44 YEARS OF HEARTBREAK. What a moment for the son-in-law, for Diego Maradona, for the people kissing and hugging in front of us. Manchester City beat QPR by 3 goals to 2, and right at the end, the man from Argentina – it looks like he's done it. Mike Ingham
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2 ?. b1 w8 p2 Z2 Y, RCrucial talks in Greece to try to form a new government are to resume on Monday. President Karolos Papoulias spent much of Sunday in talks with leaders of the country's smaller parties after failing to persuade the three main political parties to form an emergency coalition. The BBC correspondent in Athens says these negotiations are the last chance to avoid fresh elections, which could bring an anti-bailout party to power and risk Greece leaving the eurozone. " F3 [  e: m9 f# `6 A
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% ]5 U% d4 G8 n& N# B% u$ O) R0 cSupport for Chancellor Merkel's party fell from about a third of voters to a quarter. The Social Democrats and Greens, in contrast, maintained their share of the vote after campaigning for public spending. At the end of it all, the signal sent can't be anything but worrying for Chancellor Merkel as she tries to maintain her coalition in the national parliament, the Bundestag.
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President Obama's counter terrorism advisor, John Brennan, has arrived in Yemen for talks as the two sides step up their offensive against al-Qaeda-linked insurgence in the country. Yemen is attempting to wrest back control of the south from militants.
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Tens of thousands of people have joined marches in Spain to mark the birth a year ago of a protest movement against economic austerity. The main rally by the activists known as “the outraged” is in the central square in Madrid from where Guy Hedgecoe reports. 9 c3 H0 }. E9 j/ ]; ?8 x- [
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There was a festive atmosphere around Madrid as protesters marched from different neighborhoods into the centre of the city. There was singing and chanting and, on a hot spring day, lots of playful costumes. But what they are protesting against is very serious. "Los indignados", or the "outraged", feel the economic crisis has been woefully mismanaged. In the past they have been criticised for failing to offer concrete proposals. But they believe that Spain's current economic woes give them renewed momentum. 8 o2 L8 y3 n7 K
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A little-known militant group that’s been linked to al-Qaeda says it carried out two suicide bomb attacks in the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday. At least 55 people died. The al-Nusra Front made the claim in a video posted on its website. Jonathan Head reports.
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The group that has said it carried out the Damascus bombings first came to light in January when it posted a similar video statement on the internet, admitting responsibility for an earlier attack. Its statements echoed those of other jihadist Islamic groups. And the latest bomb attack was certainly similar to some in Iraq which have been blamed on al-Qaeda. But little else is known about al-Nausra who leads it, what its ideology is, and where it originated are just guesswork at the moment. * _  }, H' C+ z
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Police in Nigeria say they’ve arrested a senior commander of the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram. They say the commander, Suleiman Mohammed, was the sect’s operational leader in the northern city of Kano. Will Ross reports from Lagos.
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The Nigerian police are describing the arrest as a significant development. They say Suleiman Mohammed was a senior Boko Haram commander based in the northern city of Kano. It’s been the scene of several deadly attacks including one on the church service two weeks ago that left 16 people dead and another in January which killed more than 180. It has, however, been impossible to independently verify whether or not Suleiman Mohammed is indeed a key figure in the Boko Haram group.
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Military officials in Yemen say at least 10 al-Qaeda militants have been killed in two area attacks thought to be from US unmanned planes in the south of the country. There has been no confirmation from Washington and the US has not officially acknowledged the use of drones in Yemen. On Thursday, eight al-Qaeda militants were killed in missile strikes. 9 t0 k1 O  {3 m! J

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Three party leaders attempted to form a government to fill the power vacuum to stave off fresh elections. All three failed. Now the president will have his turn, summoning all parties to request an emergency government of national salvation. If as expected that fails too, Greece will stumble towards a new election. According to opinion polls, a party that wants to tie up the country’s loan agreement with Brussels and turn its back on austerity could come first. But European leaders have said Greece must stick to the bailout and its cost cutting path. ; d& Q5 U  [$ J; j

- Z. e& M# [1 P) C: s5 ?7 m0 m4 yIn Britain, nine men have been arrested in connection with anther sexual grooming inquiry in Rochdale in Greater Manchester. Police said that the men aged between 24 and 38 have been questioned on suspicion of sexual activity with the child. The arrests come just days after the nine men from the same area were convicted of being part of a child exploitation ring.
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A British Military Train which linked West Germany to West Berlin during the Cold War has made a commemorative run today, 21 years after its last journey. Almost every day for four decades, the train travels through communist East Germany, demonstrating its passengers’ right of access to the divided city which lay deep behind the Iron Curtain. Retired British officers on today’s train recalled the professionalism of those running the service. . L  c' b+ I+ b7 v9 k* s( j$ e2 Y

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The Security Council issued a strong condemnation of the attacks, but gave no sign it was ready to admit the failure of peace efforts. Instead, it called on all parties to keep their commitments to stop the violence and reaffirm support for the peace plan of the special envoy, Kofi Annan. Syria's ambassador, Bashar al-Ja'afari, told the council his country had evidence that foreign fighters and groups linked to al-Qaeda were behind a growing number of terrorist operations. He repeated accusations that some regional countries were arming and financing Syrian rebels, and he urged the council to exert maximum pressure on those states to end such support.
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$ u' w" ^1 g( v! l" C- ^/ I, xMillions of Egyptians are watching their country's first live television debate between presidential candidates. Two front-runners, the former head of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, and the moderate Islamist, Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, are going head-to-head. Yolande Knell has been watching.
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( N1 j+ f# I$ _/ E8 K* zSeveral polls suggest that Amr Moussa and Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh are closely leading the presidential race. This high-profile debate, shown on two private TV networks, was a chance for the two to confront each other – in a style that's new to the Arab world. Each was asked a wide range of questions, including how their powers should be limited as president to ensure they did not turn into a dictator. They were also allowed to challenge each other. Amr Moussa attacked the record of his rival as a former leading member of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood, while Mr Aboul Fotouh called the former foreign minister a 'remnant of the ousted regime'.
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9 ^9 T4 \9 U0 v2 x; w, ]Reports in the United States suggest that an undercover agent who helped foil a bomb plot by infiltrating al-Qaeda in Yemen was a British man. The bomb was hidden in underwear and intended to be detonated on board a passenger plane flying to the US, but instead, the would-be suicide bomber gave the device to US intelligence. Here's Gordon Corera. + n1 h5 Y' s) Y9 c, \$ d( z! C
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The official response from British sources is to neither confirm nor deny that the agent who infiltrated al-Qaeda in Yemen was a British national. US reports claimed that the individual was of Middle Eastern origin, but held a British passport. That person managed to convince al-Qaeda in Yemen that he was willing to carry out an attack using an underwear bomb, but instead, delivered the device to the US. When the story initially emerged, the US said that international partners had played a crucial role, and there have been indications that British intelligence was involved from early on.
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" B, W- `% e; ^, p( \  [The President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, has told neighboring South Sudan that his country will respond vigorously to attacks on his territory. In a televised speech, he warned South Sudan against supporting rebels oppose to his government. He said that if they did, he'd respond by backing rebels in the south. "If they want tit for tat", the president said, "we are ready."
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A sheriff in the US state of Arizona, who's known for his tough stance on immigration, is being sued by the federal authorities. Sheriff Joe Arpaio's department is accused of racially profiling Latinos during their patrols. From Washington, Paul Adams has more.
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The Department of Justice began investigating Joe Arpaio almost four years ago, following allegations that his police officers were discriminating against Latinos. Last December, the department accused him of fostering a culture of disregard for basic constitutional rights. Months of subsequent negotiations failed to result in a deal to train the sheriff's officers in how to avoid racial profiling while conducting routine traffic stops. The sheriff accuses federal government of undermining his authority, and says he's not afraid of going to court.
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! {5 r( a& l4 P( ZThe Olympic torch has been lit at an elaborate ceremony in Greece before it begins its journey to London for the Games which start in July. Actresses dressed as priestesses in queen pleated robes performed ritual dances at the ceremony at the site of the ancient Games in Olympia. The torch was lit by the sun's rays reflected from a parabolic mirror. The flame will be carried around Greece for eight days before being flown to Britain.   P$ z0 o3 w- i' q* s* Y$ g, m0 z

, K9 B7 ?# h/ E' u8 bArcheologists working in Guatemala say they've discovered the oldest calendar yet from then ancient Maya civilization in Central America. They found that it undermines the idea that the Mayans predicted the world would end in 2012. Hieroglyphs on the 9th century calendar uncovered in the ruins of the ancient city of Xultun predicted at least another 7,000 years. 8 R; z- }8 ^: }  P/ ~
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