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BBC News with Marian Marshall.

The police in Northern Ireland say they're concerned about the escalation in attacks by dissident Republicans. A huge car bomb was left outside the headquarters of the Policing Board in Belfast on Saturday night. It caught fire but didn't explode. In a separate incident, four people were arrested after shots were fired at police. An independent commission recently warned that the paramilitary threat in Northern Ireland was at its highest level in six years. The chairman of the Policing Board, Barry Gilligan, said it wouldn't be deterred from its work.

“This attack last night was an attack upon the entire community. Because not only the 19 members of the Policing Board who work in that building, but also the staff who work in that building, they're working on behalf of the community. That's the first message. The second message is, we won't be deterred from doing
on.”

A leading Iranian reformist and former vice president has been sentenced to six years in prison for organizing mass protests after the disputed presidential election in June. Mohammad Ali Abtahi is the most senior opposition leader to be sentenced so far. Jim Muir reports.

“Mr. Abtahi was one of the most familiar figures during the two terms in office of the reformist president, Mohammad Khatami, who won a landslide victory in 1997. A genial figure with a modernist term of mind, he ran his own blog and website. After Mr. Khatami'
s withdrawal from the election race this June, Mr. Abtahi campaigned on behalf of one of the other opposition challengers, the former Speaker of Parliament Mehdi Karroubi. He was one of the first to be arrested after the disturbances broke out when it was announced that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won reelection with a surprisingly large majority.”

Iran has begun five days of large-scale air defense exercises to test its ability to protect its nuclear facilities from possible attack. A Revolutionary Guard commander said the exercises would show that Iran could annihilate Israeli planes if they are attacked. Israel hasn't ruled out military action to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes.

Scientists documenting marine life in the deepest parts of the oceans said they've identified more than 17,000 species. Staff working for the Census of Marine Life said the diversity of life in the deep sea was much greater than previously believed. Madeleine Morris reports.

“Over 17,500 creatures have now been cataloged inhabiting the dark waters below depth of 200 meters where natural life barely penetrates, the majority of them never before seen. As deep as five kilometers below the surface have pressures that would crush unprotected human, scientists found mud teeming with crabs, starfish and corals. Amongst the more unusual finds were two-meter-long cirrate octopod, an eight-
limbed creature nicknamed 'Dumbo' because of the large elephant ear-like fins it uses to swim. Scientists also saw a jelly fish as long as a blue whale.”

World news from the BBC.

The only cosmonaut in the Soviet space program who wasn't a member of the Communist Party, Konstantin Feoktistov, has died at the age of 83. Feoktistov was a crew member on the Voskhod spacecraft in 1964, the first mission where the crew traveled without space suits. He went on to help develop the Salyuts and Progress craft and the Mir space station.

Exit polls from Romania's presidential election suggest that president Traian Basescu is narrowly ahead of his Social Democrat challenger, Mircea Geoana. Nick Thorpe reports from Bucharest.

“Exit polls released within seconds of the end of voting gave President Traian Basescu 32.8%, Mircea Geoana 31.7% and Crin Antonescu 21.8%. If these figures are confirmed by the official count, Mr. Basescu and Mr. Geoana will now face each other in the runoff on the 6th of December. Parallel to the presidential vote, a referendum to reduce the size of parliament, also looks set to succeed. A tough fight can now be expected between the two main candidates for the 3 million votes which went to other candidates today.”

The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has arrived in the United States for talks that will cover Afghansitan, climate change and cooperation on nuclear energy. Before he left for Washington, Mr. Singh said it will be a catastrophe for much of Asia if the Taliban were victorious in Afghanistan.

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency has arrested a young man suspected of making tens of thousands of dollars in an internet fraud and then donating most of the money to his church. // allegedly conned several Germans and Americans
out almost 100,000 dollars by posing as an expatriate entrepreneur in Nigeria seeking a business loan. But investigators say he gave more than 80% of the proceeds to a church in Lagos as ties and offerings.

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BBC news with Marian Marshall

The police in Northern Ireland say they are concerned about the escalation in attacks by dissident republicans. A huge car bomb was left outside the headquarters of Police Boarding in Belfast on Saturday night. It caught fire but didn't explode. In a separate incident, 4 people were arrested after shots were fired at police. An independent commission recently warned that paramilitary threat in Northern Ireland was at its highest in 6 years. The chairman of the Police Board, Barry Gilligan said he wouldn't be deterred from its work.
   
This attack last night was targeted upon our entire community. Because not only the 19 members of the Policing Board who work in that building but also the staff who work in that building .They are working on the behalf of the community. That's the first message. The second message is we wouldn't be deterred from doing that.

A leading Iranian reformist and former vice president has been sentenced to six years in prison for organizing mass protests after the disputed presidential election in June. Mohammad ali abtahi is the most senior opposition leader to be sentenced so far. Jim Muir reports.
   
Mr.Abtahi was one of the most familiar figures during the two terms in office of the reformist president Mohammad Khatami, who won a landslide victory in 1997.A genial figure with a modest turn of mind, he ran his own blog and website. After Mr.Khatami's withdraw from the election rises this June, Mr.Abtahi complained on behalf of one of other opposition challengers, the former speaker of parliament, Mehdi Karroubi. He was one of the first to be arrested after the disturbance broke out when it was announced president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won reelection with a surprisingly large majority.

Iran has began five days of large scale air defense exercises to test its ability to protect its new facilities from possible attack. A Revolutionary Guard commander said the exercises would show that Iran could annihilate Israeli planes if they attacked. Israel hasn't ruled out military action to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes.

Scientists documenting marine life in the deepest parts of the oceans said they've identified more than 17,000 species. Staff working for the census of marine life said diversity of live in the deep sea was much greater than previously believed. Madeleine Morris reports.

Over 17,500 creatures have now been catalogued inhabiting in dark waters below the depth of 200 meters, where natural light barely penetrates. The majority of them never before seen. As deep as 5 kilometers below the surface had pressures that would crush unprotected human. Scientists found // with crabs, starfishes, and corals. Amongst the most unusual finds were two-meter-long // octopod and 8 limbed creature nicknamed "Dumbo" because of the large elephant ear-like fins uses to swim. Scientists also saw a jelly fish as long as blue whale.


World news from the BBC


The only cosmonaut in the Soviet space program who wasn't a member of the communist party ,Konstantin Feoktistov has died at the age of 83.Feotistov was a crew member on the Voskhod space craft in 1964.The first mission where the crew travelled without spacesuits. He went on to help develop the Salyuts and Progress craft and Mir space station.

Ex-polls from Romania's presidential election suggest that president Traian Basescu is narrowly ahead of hi social democratic challenger ,Mircea Geoana.Nick Thorpe reports from Bucharest.

Ex-polls released within seconds of the ending of voting, gave president Traian Basescu 32.8%,Mircea Geoana 31.7%,and Crin Antonescu 21.8%.If these figures are confirmed by the official count, Mr.Basescu and Mr.Geoana would now face each other in the runoff on the 6th of December.Parallel to the presidential vote, a referendum to reduce the size of the parliament also look sad to succeed. A tough fight can now be expected between the two main candidates for these 3,000,000 votes which went to other candidates today.

The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has arrived in the United States for talks that would cover Afghanistan, climate change, and cooperation on nuclear energy. Before he left for Washington, Mr.Singh said it would be a catastrophe for much of Asia if the Taliban were victorious in Afghanistan.

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency has arrested a young man suspected of making tens of thousands of dollars in an internet fraud, and then donating most of the money to his church. // , alleged conned several Germans and Americans at almost 100,000 dollars by posing as an expatriate entrepreneur in Nigeria seeking a business loan. But investigators say he gave more than 80% of precedes to a church in Lagos as ties and offerings.


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BBC News with Marian Marshall.

The police in Northern Ireland say their concern about the escalation in attacks by dissident republicans. A huge car bomb was left outside the headquarters of a police in Borden Belfast on Saturday night. It caught a fire, but did not explode, in a separate incident four people were arrested after shots were fired at police. An independent commission recently warned that the paramilitary threatened Northern Ireland was at its highest level in six years. The chairman of police in board Beren Bligan said he would not be deterred from its work.

This attack last night was a attack upon the entire community, because not only the 19 members of policing placing board who work in that building, but also the staff who work in that building , they are working on behalf of the community, that is the first message, the second message is we will be deterred from doing on.

A leading Iranian reformist and former Vice President has been sentenced to six years in prison for organizing mass protests after the disputive presidential election in June. Mohammad Ali Abtahi is the most senior opposition leader to be sentenced so far. Jim Muir reports.

Mr. Abtahi was one of the most familiar figures during the two terms in office of the reformist president Mohammad khatami who won a landslide victory in 1997. A genial figure with the modernist term of mind he ran his own blog and website. After Mr.khatami’s withdraw from the election raised this June, Mr.Abtahi campaigned on behalf of one of the other opposition challengers, the former speaker of parliament Mehdi Karubi. He was one of the first to be arrested after the disturbances broke out when it was announced the president Mohammad Ahmad Nejad had won reelection with a surprisingly large majority.

Iran has begun 5 days of lager–scale air defense exercises to test its ability to protect its nuclear facilities from possible attack. A revolutionary guard commander said the exercises which show that Iran could annihilate Israeli planes if they are attacked. Israel hasn’t rolled up military action to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes.

Scientists documenting marine life in the deepest parts of the oceans say they have identified more than 17 thousand species, staff working for the sensors of marine life say the diversity of life in the deep sea was much greater than previous believed. Madeleine Morris reprts.

Over 17 and a half thousand creatures have now been cataloged in habiting the dark waters below depth of 200 meters when natural light barely penetrates. The majority of them never before seen. As deep as 5 kilometers below the surface, that pressures that would crush unprotected human.

Scientists found mud teeming with crabs, starfish and corals. Amongst the more unusual finds where two-meter- long cirrate octopod and eight-limed creatures nicknamed Dumbo, because of the large elephant ear-like fins it uses to swim. Scientists also saw a jelly fish as long as a blue whale.

Word news from BBC.

The only cosmonaut in the Soviet Space Program, who was not a member of the Communist Party, Konstantin Feoktistov, has died at the age of 83. Feoktistov was a crew member on the Voskhod spacecraft in 1964.The first mission where the crew traveled without space suits. He went on to help develop the Salyuts and Progress craft and Mir Space Station.

Exit polls from Romania’s presidential election suggested that president Traian Băsescu is narrowly ahead of his social democratic challenger, Mircea Geoană. Nick Thorpe reports from Bucharest.

Exit polls released within seconds of the end of voting gave president Traian Băsescu 32.8%, Mircea Geoană 31.7%, and Crin Antonescu 21.8%. If these figures are confirmed by the official count, Mr.Băsescu and Mr.Geoană will now face each other in the runoff on the 6th of December.

Parallel to the presidential vote, a referendum to reduce the size of the parliament also look set to succeed.A tough fight now be expected between the two main candidates for the 3 million votes which went to other candidates today.

The Indian Primer Minister Manmohan Singh has arrived in the United States for talks that will cover Afghanistan, climate change and cooperation on nuclear energy. Before he left for Washington, Mr. Singh said it will be a catastrophe for much of Asia, if the Taliban were victorious in Afghanistan.

Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency has arrested a young man suspected of making tens of thousands of dollars in an internet fraud, and then donating most of the money to his church.

? allegedly cons several Germans and Americans at almost 100 thousand dollars by posing as an expatriate entrepreneur in Nigeria, seeking a business loan. But investigators say he gave more than 80% of the proceeds to a church in Lagos as ties and offerings.

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The police in Northern Ireland say they are concerned about the escollation in attarts by dissident republicans. A huge car bomb's left outside the headerquarters of the police in Bordern Belfast on Saturday night. It caused fire but didn't explode. In a separate incident four people were arrested after shots were fired at police. An independent commission recently warned that the paraminitary threaten Northern Ireland was at its highest levels in 6 years. The chairman of the police in Bordern said he wouldn't be deterred from his work. The attack last night was a attack upon the entire community, because not only the 90 members were  who work at that building ,but also the staff who work in that building. They are working on behalf of the community. That's the first message. The second message is we won't be deterred from doing on.
A leading Iranian reformist and former vice-president has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for organizing mass protest after the disputed presidential election in June. Mahamud Aly is the most senior opposition leader to be sentenced so far. Jumir reports.
Mr Abtahi was one of the most familiar figures during the 2 terms in office of the reformist president Mahamud Hahtemi who won a landslide victory in 1997. A junior figure with the modernist talent of mind to run his won blog and website. After Mr / withdraw from the election crisis this June, Mr Abtahi campaign on behalf of one of the other opposition challengers ,the former speaker of parliament Mahdic Caroby. He was one of the first to be arrested after the disturbence's broke out when he was announced that president Mohammad had won the re-election with surprisingly large majority.
Iran has began 5 days of large scale air defence exercise to test its ability to protect its nuclear facilities from possible attack. A revolutionary guide commander said the exercises which show that Iran could annihinate Isreali planes if they are attacked. Isreal hasn't ruled out minitary action to stop Iran abtaining unclear weapons. Iran says its unclear program is strictly for peaceful purpose.
Scientists' documenting marine life in the deepest parts of the oceans say they've identified more than 17,000 species. Staff working for the sensors of marine life said the diversity of life in the deep sea was much greater than previously believed. Marter reports.
Over severnteen and a half thousand creatures have now been catalogued inhabiting the dark waters below depth of 200 meters where natural lignt barely penetrates and the majority of them never before seen. As deep as 5 kilometers below the surface has pressures that would crush unprotected human scientists found Martin with crabs ,starfish and corals. Among the most unusual finds were two-meter long / limed creature nicknamed Dumbo because of the large elephant-ear-like fins that used to swim. Scientists also saw a jalley fish as long as a blue whale.
World news from the BBC.
The only cosmonaut in the Soviet space program who wasn't a member of the communist party , Konstantin Feoktistov has died at the age of 83. Feoktistove was a crew member on the the Voskhod spacecraft in 1965.  The first mission where the crew travelled without spacesuits.  He went on to help develop the Soyouth and Pragrass craft and Mirre space-station.
Exit polls from Romania's presidential election suggest that president Traian Băsescu is now only ahead of his social democratic challenger Mircea Geoană. Nick Thorpe reports from Bucharest.
Exit polls released within seconds of the end of voting give president Traian Basescu 32.8 percent , Mircea Geoana 31.7 percent and Kreen 21.8 percent. If these figures are confirmed by the official counter , Mr Basescu and Mr Geoana will now face each other in the run-off on the 6 of December. Parallel to the presidential vote , a referendum to reduce the size of parliament also looked sad to succeed. A tough fight can now be expected between the two main candidates for the three million votes which went to other candidates today.

The Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh has arrived in the United States for takes that will cover Afhganistan , climate change , and cooperation on unclear energy. Before he left for Washington , Mr Singh said it would be a catastrophe for much of Asia , if the Taliban were victories in Afhganistan.
Nigaria's anti-corruption agency has arrested a young man suspected of making tens of thousands of dollars in a internet fraud and then donating most of the money to his church. Alcorol allegedly cons several Germans and Americans at almost one hundred thousand dollars as an expatriate entrepreneur in Nigeria, seeking a business loan. But investigators say he gave more than 80% of the proceeds to a church in Lagos as ties and offerings.

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BBC news with Marian Marshall.

The police in Northern Ireland say they are concerned about the escalation in attacks by dissident republicans. A huge car bomb were left outside the headquarters of the police in Belfast on Saturday night. It caught fire bud didn't explode. In a separate incident, four people were arrested after shots were fired at police. An independent commission recently warned the para-military threaten in Northern Ireland was at its highest level in six years. The chairman of the policing board Barry Gilligan said it wouldn't be deterred from its work.

This attack last night was the attack upon the entire community. Because not only the 19 members of policing board who worked at the building but also the staff who worked at the building. The are working on behalf of the community. That's the first message. The second message is we won't be deterred from doing that.

A leading Iranian reformist and former Vice President has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for organizing mass protests after the disputed presidential election in June. Mohammad Ali Abtahi is the most senior opposition leader to sentenced so far. Jeremy reports.

Mr. Abtahi was one of the most familiar figures during the two terms in office of the reformist president Mohammed Khatami who won a / victory in 1997. A / figure with modernist / mind he ran his own blog and website. After Mr. Khatami's withdraw from the election raised this June, Mr Abtahi campainged on behalf one of the other opposition challengers the former speaker of parliament Mehdi Karrubi. He was one of the first to be arrested after the disturbances broke out when it was announced President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has won re-election with a surprisingly large majority.

Iran has begun five days of large scale air defense exercises to test its ability to protect its new nuclear facilities from possible attack. A revolutionary guard commander said the exercises would show that Iran could / Israeli planes if they attacked. Israel hasn't ruled out military actions to stop Iran of turning nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes.

Scientists documenting marine life in the deepest parts of the oceans said they've identified more than 17,000 species. Staff working for the senses of marine life said the diversity of life in the deep sea was much greater than previously believed. Madeleine Morris reports.

Over seventeen and a half thousand creatures have now been cataloged inhabiting in dark waters below depth of 200 meters where natural light barely penetrates,the majority of them never before seen. At deepest five kilometers below the surface of pressures that crashed unprotected human, scientists found / with crab's star fishing corals. Among the most unusual finds were two meter long / and / nicknamed / because of the large elephant / fins used to swim. Scientists also saw a jellyfish as long as a blue-whale.

World news from the BBC.

The only cosmonaut of Soviet space program who wasn't a member of a communist party Konstantin Feoktistov has died at age of 83. Feoktistov was a crew member on the Voskhod spacecraft in 1964. The first mission where a crew traveled without spacesuit. / helped develop the / use of spacecraft and the air space station.

Expose from Romanian presidential election suggest that President Traian Basescu is now ahead of his social challenger Mirca Joana. Nick Thorpe reports from Bucharest.

Expose released within the seconds of the end of the voting gave President Traian Basescu 32.8%, Mirca Joanna 31.7% and / 21.8%. If these figures are confirmed by the official count, Mr. Basescu and Mrs Joanna will now face each other in the round-off on the 6th. December. / to presidential vote are referendum to reduce the size of parliament also look sad to succeed. A tough fight can now be expected between the two main candidates for the three million votes which went to other candidates today.

The India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has arrived United States for talks will cover Afghanistan, climate change and cooperation on nuclear energy. Before he left for Washington, Mr. Singh said it would be catastrophe for much of the Asia if Taliban / victorious in Afghanistan.

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency has arrested a young man suspected making tens of thousands of dollars in an Internet fraud and end donating most of the money to his church. / allegedly conned several Germans and Americans at most 100,000 dollars by posing as an expatriate entrepreneur in Nigeria seeking a business loan. But investigators say he gave more than 80% of the proceeds to a church in / as ties and offerings.
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BBC news with Marian Marshall

The police in Northern Ireland say they are concerned about the escalation of attacks by dissident republicans. A huge car bomb was left outside the headquarters of Policing Board in Belfast on Saturday night. It caught fire but didn’t explode. In a separate incident, four people were arrested after shots were fired at police. An independent commission recently warned that the parliamentary treat in Northern Ireland was in its highest level in six years. The chairman of the policing board, Barry Gilligan, said it wouldn’t be deterred from its work.
This attack last night was an attack on the entire community, because not only the 19 members of the policing board who work in that building, but also the staff who work in that building, they are working on behalf of our community. That's the first message. The second message is, we won't be deterred from doing that.

A leading Iranian reformist and former vice president has been sentenced to six years in prison for organising mass protests after the disputed presidential election in June. Mohammad Ali Abtahi is the most senior opposition leader to be sentenced so far. Jim Muir reports.
Mr. Abtahi is one of the most familiar figures during the two terms in office of the reformist president Mohammad Khatami, who won a landslide victory in 1997. A genuine figure with a modernist term of mind, he ran his own blog and website. After Mr. Khatami’s withdrawal from the election races in June, Mr Abtahi campaigned on behalf of one of the other opposition challengers, the former speaker of parliament Mehdi Karroubi. He was one of the first to be arrested after the disturbance broke out when it was announced that President Mahmound Ahmadinejad has won the election with a surprisingly large majority.

Iran has begun five days of large scale air-defence exercises to test its ability of protect its nuclear facilities from possible attack. A revolutionary guard commander said the exercises would show that Iran can annihilate Israel planes if they attack. Israel hasn’t ruled out military action to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear programme is strategically for peaceful purposes.

Scientists documenting marine lives in the deepest part of the oceans say they’ve identified more than seventeen thousand species. Staff working for the Census of Marine Life said the diversity of life in the deep sea was much greater than previously believed. Madeline Morris reports.
Over 17,500 creatures have now been catalogue inhabiting the dark waters below the depth of 200 metres, where natural life barely penetrates, the majority of them never before seen. As deep as five kilometres below the surface where pressures that would crush unprotected human, scientists found mud teeming with crabs, starfish and corals. Amongst the more usual find were a two-metre-long sea octopod, an eight-limed creature nicknamed Dumbo because of the large elephant ear-like fins that it uses to swim. Scientists also saw a jelly fish as long as a blue whale.

World news from the BBC.

The only cosmonaut in the Soviet space programme who wasn’t a member of the Communist Party Konstantin Feoktistov, has died at the age of 83. Feoktistov was a crew member of Voskhod spacecraft in 1964, the first mission where the crew traveled without space suits. He went on to help develop Soyuz spacecraft and Mir space station.

Exit polls from Romania’s presidential election suggest that President Traian Basescu is narrowly ahead of his Social Democrat challenger Mircea Geoana. Nick Thorpe reports from Bucharest.
Exit polls released with seconds at the end of voting give President Traian Basescu 32.8%, Mircea Geoana 31.7% and Crin Antonescu 21.8%. If these figures are confirmed by the official count, Mr. Basescu and Mr. Geoana will now face each other in the runoff on the 6th of December. Parallel to the presidential vote, a referendum to reduce the size of the parliament also look set to succeed. A tough fight can now be expected between the two main candidates to the three million vote which went to other candidates today.

The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has arrived in the Untied States for talks that will cover Afghanistan, climate change and cooperation on nuclear energy. Before he left Washington, Mr. Singh said it would be a catastrophe for much of Asia if the Taliban were victorious in Afghanistan.

Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency has arrested a young man suspected of making tens of thousands of dollars in an Internet fraud and then donating most of the money to his church. Okoro Osagie allegedly conned several Germans and Americans of almost one hundred thousand dollars by posing as an expatriate entrepreneur in Nigeria seeking a business loan. But investigators say he gave more than 80% of the proceeds to a church in Lagos as tithes and offerings.

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BBC News with Marian Marshall.

The police in Northern Ireland say they're concerned about the escalation in attacks by dissident Republicans. A huge car bomb was left outside the headquarters of the Policing Board in Belfast on Saturday night. It caught fire but didn't explode. In a separate incident, four people were arrested after shots were fired at police. An independent commission recently warned that the paramilitary threat in Northern Ireland was at its highest level in six years. The chairman of the Policing Board, Barry Gilligan, said it wouldn't be deterred from its work.

“This attack last night was an attack upon the entire community. Because not only the 19 members of the Policing Board who work in that building, but also the staff who work in that building, they're working on behalf of the community. That's the first message. The second message is, we won't be deterred from doing that.”

A leading Iranian reformist and former vice president has been sentenced to six years in prison for organizing mass protests after the disputed presidential election in June. Mohammad Ali Abtahi is the most senior opposition leader to be sentenced so far. Jim Muir reports.

“Mr. Abtahi was one of the most familiar figures during the two terms in office of the reformist president, Mohammad Khatami, who won a landslide victory in 1997. A genial figure with a modernist term of mind, he ran his own blog and website. After Mr.
Khatami's withdrawal from the election race this June, Mr. Abtahi campaigned on behalf of one of the other opposition challengers, the former Speaker of Parliament Mehdi Karroubi. He was one of the first to be arrested after the disturbance broke
out when it was announced that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won reelection with a surprisingly large majority.”

Iran has begun five days of large-scale air defense exercises to test its ability to protect its nuclear facilities from possible attack. A Revolutionary Guard commander said the exercises would show that Iran could annihilate Israeli planes if they are attacked. Israel hasn't ruled out military action to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes.

Scientists documenting marine life in the deepest parts of the oceans said they've identified more than 17,000 species. Staff working for the Census of Marine Life said the diversity of life in the deep sea was much greater than previously believed. Madeleine Morris reports.

“Over 17,500 creatures have now been cataloged inhabiting the dark waters below depth of 200 meters where natural life barely penetrates, the majority of them never before seen. As deep as five kilometers below the surface have pressures that would crush unprotected human, scientists found mud teeming with crabs, star fishing corals. Amongst the more unusual find was two-meter-long
Cirrate Octopod
, an eight-limed creature nicknamed 'Dumber' because of the large elephant ear-like fins that uses to swim. Scientists also saw a jelly fish as long as a blue whale.”

World news from the BBC.

The only cosmonaut in the Soviet
Space Program, who wasn't a member of the Communist Party, Konstantin Feoktistov, has died at the age of 83. Feoktistov was a crew member on the Voskhod spacecraft in 1964, the first mission where the crew traveled without space suits. He went on to help develop the salyuts and progress craft and the Mir Space Station.


Exit polls from Romania's presidential election suggest that president Traian Basescu is narrowly ahead of his Social Democrat challenger, Mircea Geoana. Nick Thorpe reports from Bucharest.

“Exit polls released within seconds of the end of voting gave President Traian Basescu 32.8%, Mircea Geoana 31.7% and Crin Antonescu 21.8%. If these figures are confirmed by the official count, Mr. Basescu and Mr. Geoana will now face each other in the runoff on the 6th of December. Parallel to the presidential vote, a referendum to reduce the size of parliament, also looks set to succeed. A tough fight can now be expected between the two main candidates for the 3 million votes which went to other candidates today.”

The Indian Prime Minister
, Manmohan Singh, has arrived in the United States for talks that will cover Afghanistan,
climate change and cooperation on nuclear energy. Before he left for Washington, Mr. Singh said it will be a catastrophe for much of Asia if the Taliban were victorious in Afghanistan.

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BBC News with Marian Marshall.

The police in Northern Ireland say they're concerned about the escalation in attacks by dissident Republicans. A huge car bomb was left outside the headquarters of the Policing Board in Belfast on Saturday night. It caught fire but didn't explode. In a separate incident, four people were arrested after shots were fired at police. An independent commission recently warned that the paramilitary threat in Northern Ireland was at its highest level in six years. The chairman of the Policing Board, Barry Gilligan, said it wouldn't be deterred from its work.

“This attack last night was an attack upon the entire community. Because not only the 19 members of the Policing Board who work in that building, but also the staff who work in that building, they're working on behalf of the community. That's the first message. The second message is, we won't be deterred from doing on
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A leading Iranian reformist and former vice president has been sentenced to six years in prison for organizing mass protests after the disputed presidential election in June. Mohammad Ali Abtahi is the most senior opposition leader to be sentenced so far. Jim Muir reports.

“Mr. Abtahi was one of the most familiar figures during the two terms in office of the reformist president, Mohammad Khatami, who won a landslide victory in 1997. A genial figure with a modernist term of mind, he ran his own blog and website. After Mr. Khatami's withdrawal from the election race this June, Mr. Abtahi campaigned on behalf of one of the other opposition challengers, the former Speaker of Parliament Mehdi Karroubi. He was one of the first to be arrested after the disturbances
broke out when it was announced that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won reelection with a surprisingly large majority.”

Iran has begun five days of large-scale air defense exercises to test its ability to protect its nuclear facilities from possible attack. A Revolutionary Guard commander said the exercises would show that Iran could annihilate Israeli planes if they are attacked. Israel hasn't ruled out military action to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes.

Scientists documenting marine life in the deepest parts of the oceans said they've identified more than 17,000 species. Staff working for the Census of Marine Life said the diversity of life in the deep sea was much greater than previously believed. Madeleine Morris reports.

“Over 17,500 creatures have now been cataloged inhabiting the dark waters below depth of 200 meters where natural life barely penetrates, the majority of them never before seen. As deep as five kilometers below the surface have pressures that would crush unprotected human, scientists found mud teeming with crabs, starfish and corals. Amongst the more unusual finds were two-meter-long sea octopod, an eight-limbed
creature nicknamed 'Dumbo' because of the large elephant ear-like fins it uses to swim. Scientists also saw a jelly fish as long as a blue whale.”

World news from the BBC.

The only cosmonaut in the Soviet space program who wasn't a member of the Communist Party, Konstantin Feoktistov, has died at the age of 83. Feoktistov was a crew member on the Voskhod spacecraft in 1964, the first mission where the crew traveled without space suits. He went on to help develop the Salyuts and Progress craft and the Mir space station.

Exit polls from Romania's presidential election suggest that president Traian Basescu is narrowly ahead of his Social Democrat challenger, Mircea Geoana. Nick Thorpe reports from Bucharest.

“Exit polls released within seconds of the end of voting gave President Traian Basescu 32.8%, Mircea Geoana 31.7% and Crin Antonescu 21.8%. If these figures are confirmed by the official count, Mr. Basescu and Mr. Geoana will now face each other in the runoff on the 6th of December. Parallel to the presidential vote, a referendum to reduce the size of parliament, also looks set to succeed. A tough fight can now be expected between the two main candidates for the 3 million votes which went to other candidates today.”

The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has arrived in the United States for talks that will cover Afghansitan, climate change and cooperation on nuclear energy. Before he left for Washington, Mr. Singh said it will be a catastrophe for much of Asia if the Taliban were victorious in Afghanistan.

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency has arrested a young man suspected of making tens of thousands of dollars in an internet fraud and then donating most of the money to his church. Okoro Osagie allegedly conned several Germans and Americans out
almost 100,000 dollars by posing as an expatriate entrepreneur in Nigeria seeking a business loan. But investigators say he gave more than 80% of the proceeds to a church in Lagos as ties and offerings.

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The police in Northern Ireland say they are concerned about the escalation in attacks by dissident republicans. A huge car bomb was left outside the headquarters of the Policing Board in Belfast on Saturday night. It caught fire but didn't explode. In a separate incident, 4 people were arrested after shots were fired at police. An independent commission recently warned that the paramilitary threaten in Northern Ireland was at its highest level in 6 years. The chairman of the Policing Board Barry Gilligan said it wouldn't be deterred from its work.
"This attack last night was an attack upon the entire community because not only the 19 members of the Policing Board who work in that building, but also the staff work in that building. They are working on behalf of the community, that's the first message. The second message is we won't be deterred from doing that."

A leading Iranian reformist and former vice-president has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for organizing mass protests after the disputed presidential election in June. Mohammed Ali Abtahi is the most senior opposition leader to be sentenced so far. Jim Muir reports.
Mr Abtahi was one of the most familiar figures during the 2 terms in office of the reformist President Mohammad Khatami who won a landslide victory in 1997. A genial figure with the modernist turn of mind, he ran his own blog and website. After Mr Khatami's withdrawal from the election races in June, Mr Abtahi campaigned on behalf of one of the other opposition challengers, the former speaker of parliament Mehdi Karroubi. He was one of the first to be arrested after those storms broke out when it was announced that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won re-election with a surprisingly large majority.

Iran has begun 5 days of large-scale air defence exercises to test its ability to protect its nuclear facilities from possible attack. A Revolutionary Guard commander said the exercises would show that Iran could annihilate Israeli planes if they attacked. Israel hasn't ruled out military action to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear programme is strictly for peaceful purposes.

Scientists documenting marine life in the deepest parts of the oceans say they have identified more than 17,000 species. Staff working for the Census of Marine Life said the diversity of life in the deep sea was much greater than previously believed. Madeleine Morris reports.
Over 17,500 creatures have now been catalogued inhabiting the dark waters below depth of 200 metres where natural light barely penetrates, the majority of them never before seen. As deep as 5km below the surface at pressures that would crush an unprotected human, scientists found mud teaming with craps, starfishes and corals. Amongst the more unusual finds were a 2-metre-long cirrate octopod, an 8-limbed creature nicknamed Dumbo because of the large elephant ear-like fins it uses to swim. Scientists also saw a jelly fish as long as a blue whale.

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The only cosmonaut in the Soviet Space Programme, who wasn't a member of the Communist Party, Konstantin Feoktistov has died at the age of 83. Feoktistov was a crew member on the Voskhod spacecraft in 1964, the first mission where the crew travelled without space suits. He went on to help develop the Salyut in progress craft and the Mir space station.

Exit polls from Romania's presidential election suggest that President Traian Basescu is now rarely ahead of his Social Democrat challenger Mircea Geoana. Nick Thorpe reports from Bucharest.
Exit polls released within seconds of the end of voting gave President Traian Basescu 32.8%, Mircea Geoana 31.7% and Crin Antonescu 21.8%. If these figures are confirmed by the official count, Mr Basescu and Mr Geoana will now face each other in the run-off on 6th December. Parallel to the presidential vote, a referendum to reduce the size of parliament, also looks set to succeed. A tough fight can now be expected between the 2 main candidates for the 3 million votes which won to other candidates today.

The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has arrived in the United States for talks that would cover Afghanistan, climate change and cooperation on nuclear energy. Before he left for Washington Mr Singh said it would be a catastrophe for much of Asia if the Taliban were victorious in Afghanistan.

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency has arrested a young man suspected of making tens of thousands of dollars in an Internet fraud and then donating most of the money to his church. Okoro Osagie allegedly conned several Germans and Americans out of almost 100,000 dollars by posing as an expatriate on / in Nigeria seeking a business loan. But investigators say he gave more than 80% of the proceeds to a church in Lagos as tithes and offerings.

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The police in Northern Ireland say they are concerned about the escalation in attacks by dissident republicans. A huge car bomb was left outside the headquarters of Policing Board in Belfast on Saturday night. It caught fire but didn’t explode. In a separate incident, four people were arrested after shots were fired at police. An independent commission recently warned that the parliamentary threat in Northern Ireland was at its highest level in six years. The chairman of the policing board, Barry Gilligan, said it wouldn’t be deterred from its work.

This attack last night was an attack upon the entire community, because not only the 19 members of the policing board who work in that building, but also the staff who work in that building, they are working on behalf of our community. That's the first message. The second message is, we won't be deterred from doing that.

A leading Iranian reformist and former vice president has been sentenced to six years in prison for organising mass protests after the disputed presidential election in June. Mohammad Ali Abtahi is the most senior opposition leader to be sentenced so far. Jim Muir reports.

Mr. Abtahi was one of the most familiar figures during the two terms in office of the reformist president Mohammad Khatami, who won a landslide victory in 1997. A genuine figure with a modernist term of mind, he ran his own blog and website. After Mr. Khatami withdraw from the election races in June, Mr Abtahi campaigned on behalf of one of the other opposition challengers, the former speaker of parliament Mehdi Karroubi. He was one of the first to be arrested after the disturbance has broke out when it was announced that President Mahmound Ahmadinejad has won the election with a surprisingly large majority.

Iran has begun five days of large scale air-defence exercises to test its ability to protect its nuclear facilities from possible attack. A revolutionary guard commander said the exercises would show that Iran can annihilate Israel planes if they attack. Israel hasn’t ruled out military action to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear programme is strictly for peaceful purposes.

Scientists documenting marine lives in the deepest part of the oceans said they’ve identified more than 17,000 species. Staff working for the Census of Marine Life said the diversity of life in the deep sea was much greater than previously believed. Madeline Morris reports.

Over 17,500 creatures have now been catalogued inhabiting with dark waters below depth of 200 metres, where natural life barely penetrates, the majority of them never before seen. As deep as 5 kilometres below the surface that pressures that would crush unprotected human, scientists found mud teeming with crabs, starfish and corals. Amongst the more usual finds were a two-metre-long sealed octopod, an eight-limed creature nicknamed Dumbo because of the large elephant ear-like fins that it uses to swim. Scientists also saw a jellyfish as long as a blue whale.

World news from the BBC.

The only cosmonaut in the Soviet space programme who wasn’t a member of the Communist Party Konstantin Feoktistov, has died at the age of 83. Feoktistov was a crew member of Voskhod spacecraft in 1964, the first mission where the crew traveled without space suits. He went on to help develop the Soyuz and progress craft and Mir space station.

Exit polls from Romania’s presidential election suggests that President Traian Basescu is narrowly ahead of his Social Democrat challenger Mircea Geoana. Nick Thorpe reports from Bucharest.

Exit polls released within seconds at the end of voting give President Traian Basescu 32.8%, Mircea Geoana 31.7% and Crin Antonescu 21.8%. If these figures are confirmed by the official count, Mr. Basescu and Mr. Geoana will now face each other in the runoff on the 6th of December. Parallel to the presidential vote, a referendum to reduce the size of the parliament also look set to succeed. A tough fight can now be expected between the two main candidates to the three million votes which went to other candidates today.

The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has arrived in the Untied States for talks that will cover Afghanistan, climate change and cooperation on nuclear energy. Before he left Washington, Mr. Singh said it would be a catastrophe for much of Asia if the Taliban were victorious in Afghanistan.

Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency has arrested a young man suspected of making tens of thousands of dollars in an Internet fraud and then donating most of the money to his church. Okoro Osagie allegedly conned several Germans and Americans at almost one hundred thousand dollars by posing as an expatriate entrepreneur in Nigeria seeking a business loan. But investigators say he gave more than 80% of the proceeds to a church in Lagos as tithes and offerings.

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The police in Northern Ireland say they are concerned about the escalation in attacks by dissident Republicans. A huge car bomb was left outside the headquarters of the Policing Board in Belfast on Saturday night.  It caught fire but didn't explode. In a separate incident, four people were arrested after a shot \\ fired at a police. An independent commission recently warned that the paramilitary threat in Northern Ireland was at its highest level in 6 years. The Chairman of the Policing Board, Barry Gilligan, said it wouldn't be deterred from its work.

"This attack last night was an attack upon the entire community, because not only the 19 members of the Policing Board who work in that building, but also the staff working in that building.  They are working on behalf of the community. That's the first message. The second message is that we won't be deterred from doing that."

A leading Iranian reformist, the former vice president has been sentenced into 6 years in prison for organizing mass protests after the disputed presidential election in June. Mohammed Ali Abtahi is the most senior opposition leader to be sentenced so far. Jim Mir reports.

Mr. Abtahi was one of the most familiar figures during two terms in office of the reformist President, Mohammed Khatami, who won a land-slide victory in 1997. A junior figure with modernist mind, he ran his own blog and website. After Mr. Khatami withdrew from the election races in June, Mr. Abtahi campaigned on behalf one of the other opposition challengers, the former Speaker of Parliament, Mehdi Karroubi. He was one of the first to be arrested after the disturbances broke out when it was announced that Mohammed Ahmadinejad had won re-election with a surprisingly large majority.

Iran has begun five days of large-scale air defense exercises, to test its ability to protect its nuclear facilities from possible attack. A Revolutionary Guard commander said the exercises would show that Iran could annihilate Israeli planes if they attacked. Israel hasn't ruled out military action to stop Iran of obtaining nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes.

Scientists documenting marine life in the deepest parts of the oceans say they've identified more than 17,000 species. Staff working for the senses of marine life said the diversity of life in the deep sea was much greater than previously believed. Madlin Marris reports.

Over 17,500 creatures have now been catalogued and habiting the dark waters below depth of 200 meters where natural light barely penetrates, the majority of them never before seen. As deepest 5 km below the surface, pressures will crush unprotected human. Scientists found \\ with crabs, starfishing \\. Amongst the more unusual finds were 2 m long searight octopus, and 8-limbed creature, nicked name dumbo, because of the large elephant ear like fins used to swim. Scientists also saw a jellyfish as long as a blue whale.

World news from the BBC.

The only cosmonaut in the Soviet Space Program who wasn't a member of the Communist Party, Konstantin Feoktistov, has died at the age of 83. Feoktistov was a crew member on the Voskhod Spacecraft in 1964, the first mission where the crew travelled without space suits, \\ helped developed soil use and progress craft on the Mir Space Station.

Exit polls from Romania's presidential election suggest that President Traian Basescu is now a little ahead of his Social Democratic challenger, Mircea Geoana. Lik Thor reports from Bucharest.

Exit polls released within seconds of the end of the voting gave President Traian Basescu 32.8%, Mircea Geoana 31.7% and Crin Antonesco 21.8%. If these figures are confirmed by the official account, Mr. Basescu and Mr. Geoana will now face each other in the runoff on the 6th of December. Parallel to the presidential vote, a referendum to reduce the size of Parliament also looks at succeed. A tough fight can now expected between the main candidates for the 3 million votes which went to other candidates today.

The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has arrived in the United States for talks that would cover Afghanistan, climate change and cooperation on nuclear energy. Before he left for Washington, Mr. Singh said it would be a catastrophy for much of Asia if Taliban won victories in Afghanistan.

Nigeria's Anti-Corruption Agency has arrested a young man suspected of making tens of thousands of dollars in an internet fraud and end donating most of the money to his church. Okuru Osaki allegedly conned several Germans and Americans at almost 100,000 dollars by posing as a expatriat entrepreneur in Nigeria seeking a business loan. But investigators say he gave more than 80% of the proceeds to a church in Lagos as ties and offerings.

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The police in Northern Ireland say they are concerned about the escalation in attacks by dissident Republicans. A huge car bomb was left outside the headquarters of the Policing Board in Belfast on Saturday night. It caught fire but didn't explode. In a separate incident, four people were arrested after shots were fired at police. An independent commission recently warned that the paramilitary threat in Northern Ireland was at its highest level in six years. The chairman of the Policing Board, Barry Gilligan, said it wouldn't be deterred from its work.

“This attack last night was an attack upon the entire community. Because not only the 19 members of the Policing Board who work in that building, but also the staff who work in that building. They're working on behalf of the community. That's the first message. The second message is, we won't be deterred from doing on.”

A leading Iranian reformist and former vice president has been sentenced to six years in prison for organizing mass protests after the disputed presidential election in June. Mohammad Ali Abtahi is the most senior opposition leader to be sentenced so far. Jim Muir reports.

Mr. Abtahi was one of the most familiar figures during the two terms in office of the reformist president, Mohammad Khatami, who won a landslide victory in 1997. A genial figure with a modernist turn of mind, he ran his own blog and website. After Mr. Khatami's withdrawal from the election race this June, Mr. Abtahi campaigned on behalf of one of the other opposition challengers, the former Speaker of Parliament Mehdi Karroubi. He was one of the first to be arrested after the disturbances broke out when it was announced that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won reelection with a surprisingly large majority.

Iran has begun five days of large-scale air defense exercises to test its ability to protect its nuclear facilities from possible attack. A Revolutionary Guard commander said the exercises would show that Iran could annihilate Israeli planes if they are attacked. Israel hasn't ruled out military action to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes.

Scientists documenting marine life in the deepest parts of the oceans say they have identified more than 17,000 species. Staff working for the Census of Marine Life said the diversity of life in the deep sea was much greater than previously believed. Madeleine Morris reports.

Over 17,500 creatures have now been cataloged inhabiting the dark waters below depth of 200 meters where natural life barely penetrates, the majority of them never before seen. As deep as five kilometers below the surface at pressures that would crush unprotected human, scientists found mud teeming with crabs, starfish and corals. Amongst the more unusual finds were two-meter-long cirrate octopod, an eight-limbed creature nicknamed "Dumbo" because of the large elephant ear-like fins it uses to swim. Scientists also saw a jelly fish as long as a blue whale.

World News from the BBC.

The only cosmonaut in the Soviet space program who wasn't a member of the Communist Party, Konstantin Feoktistov, has died at the age of 83. Feoktistov was a crew member on the Voskhod spacecraft in 1964, the first mission where the crew traveled without space suits. He went on to help develop the Salyuts and Progress craft and the Mir space station.

Exit polls from Romania's presidential election suggest that President Traian Basescu is narrowly ahead of his Social Democrat challenger, Mircea Geoana. Nick Thorpe reports from Bucharest.

Exit polls released within seconds of the end of voting gave President Traian Basescu 32.8%, Mircea Geoana 31.7% and Crin Antonescu 21.8%. If these figures are confirmed by the official count, Mr. Basescu and Mr. Geoana will now face each other in the runoff on the 6th of December. Parallel to the presidential vote, a referendum to reduce the size of parliament, also looks set to succeed. A tough fight can now be expected between the two main candidates for the three million votes which went to other candidates today.”

The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has arrived in the United States for talks that will cover Afghansitan, climate change and cooperation on nuclear energy. Before he left for Washington, Mr. Singh said it would be a catastrophe for much of Asia if the Taliban were victorious in Afghanistan.

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency has arrested a young man suspected of making tens of thousands of dollars in an Internet fraud and then donating most of the money to his church. Okoro Osagie allegedly conned several Germans and Americans out almost 100,000 dollars by posing as an expatriate entrepreneur in Nigeria seeking a business loan. But investigators say he gave more than 80% of the proceeds to a church in Lagos as tithes and offerings.

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BBC News with Marian Marshall.

The police in Northern Ireland say they are concerned about the escalation in attacks by dissident Republicans. A huge car bomb was left outside the headquarters of the Policing Board in Belfast on Saturday night. It caught fire but didn't explode. In a separate incident, four people were arrested after shots were fired at police. An independent commission recently warned that the paramilitary threat in Northern Ireland was at its highest level in six years. The chairman of the Policing Board, Barry Gilligan, said it wouldn't be deterred from its work.

“This attack last night was an attack upon the entire community because not only the 19 members of the Policing Board who work in that building, but also the staff who work in that building. They're working on behalf of the community. That's the first message. The second message is, we won't be deterred from doing on.”

A leading Iranian reformist and former vice president has been sentenced to six years in prison for organizing mass protests after the disputed presidential election in June. Mohammad Ali Abtahi is the most senior opposition leader to be sentenced so far. Jim Muir reports.

Mr. Abtahi was one of the most familiar figures during the two terms in office of the reformist president, Mohammad Khatami, who won a landslide victory in 1997. A genial figure with a modernist turn of mind, he ran his own blog and website. After Mr. Khatami's withdrawal from the election race this June, Mr. Abtahi campaigned on behalf of one of the other opposition challengers, the former Speaker of Parliament Mehdi Karroubi. He was one of the first to be arrested after the disturbances broke out when it was announced that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won reelection with a surprisingly large majority.

Iran has begun five days of large-scale air defense exercises to test its ability to protect its nuclear facilities from possible attack. A Revolutionary Guard commander said the exercises would show that Iran could annihilate Israeli planes if they attacked. Israel hasn't ruled out military action to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes.

Scientists documenting marine life in the deepest parts of the oceans say they have identified more than 17,000 species. Staff working for the Census of Marine Life said the diversity of life in the deep sea was much greater than previously believed. Madeleine Morris reports.

Over 17,500 creatures have now been cataloged inhabiting the dark waters below depth of 200 meters where natural life barely penetrates, the majority of them never before seen. As deep as five kilometers below the surface at pressures that would crush unprotected human, scientists found mud teeming with crabs, starfish and corals. Amongst the more unusual finds were two-meter-long cirrate octopod, an eight-limbed creature nicknamed "Dumbo" because of the large elephant ear-like fins it uses to swim. Scientists also saw a jellyfish as long as a blue whale.

World News from the BBC.

The only cosmonaut in the Soviet space program who wasn't a member of the Communist Party, Konstantin Feoktistov, has died at the age of 83. Feoktistov was a crew member on the Voskhod spacecraft in 1964, the first mission where the crew traveled without space suits. He went on to help develop the Salyuts and Progress craft and the Mir space station.

Exit polls from Romania's presidential election suggest that President Traian Basescu is narrowly ahead of his Social Democrat challenger, Mircea Geoana. Nick Thorpe reports from Bucharest.

Exit polls released within seconds of the end of voting gave President Traian Basescu 32.8%, Mircea Geoana 31.7% and Crin Antonescu 21.8%. If these figures are confirmed by the official count, Mr. Basescu and Mr. Geoana will now face each other in the runoff on the 6th of December. Parallel to the presidential vote, a referendum to reduce the size of parliament, also looks set to succeed. A tough fight can now be expected between the two main candidates for the three million votes which went to other candidates today.”

The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has arrived in the United States for talks that will cover Afghanistan, climate change and cooperation on nuclear energy. Before he left for Washington, Mr. Singh said it would be a catastrophe for much of Asia if the Taliban were victorious in Afghanistan.

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency has arrested a young man suspected of making tens of thousands of dollars in an Internet fraud and then donating most of the money to his church. Okoro Osagie allegedly conned several Germans and Americans out almost 100,000 dollars by posing as an expatriate entrepreneur in Nigeria seeking a business loan. But investigators say he gave more than 80% of the proceeds to a church in Lagos as tithes and offerings.

BBC News.
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