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BBC News with David Austin.

The leaders of Britain and the United States have spent nearly three hours in talks in Washington. President Obama said they saw virtually eye-to-eye on every major challenge before them. The British Prime Minister David Cameron said they discussed the war in Afghanistan, sustained global economic recovery and the Middle East. But in a joint news conference, they faced questions about BP and the Lockerbie bombing, as Paul Adams reports.

The two leaders spoke with enthusiasm about their close relationship in the wide range of common interests which bind their two countries. David Cameron and Barack Obama were peppered with questions about allegations that BP played a role in securing the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. Mr Cameron said he and the president had had what he called "a violent agreement" on the subject. He urged people not to confuse BP's responsibilities in the Gulf of Mexico with the Libyan bomber. But he said his government would look again to see if any further light could be shed on the whole affair. For his part, Mr Obama said he was confident the Cameron government would make sure the facts were known.

The British energy firm BP says it will sell businesses in Vietnam and Pakistan to help meet the costs of dealing with its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. These are the first major asset sales BP has announced since saying it would raise 10 billion dollars to pay for the spill.

A report by the International Energy Agency or IEA says China has overtaken the United States to become the world's top energy consumer. Vivien Marsh reports.

Provisional figures from the IEA indicate that China's energy consumption has doubled in a decade, fueled by a rising population and rapid economic growth. Last year, the figures show, it consumed about 4% more energy than the United States. And though China's ascent through the IEA rankings was faster than expected, it comes as American energy use is stagnating, with the US suffering much more than China in the global economic crisis. The average Chinese person still consumes just a fifth of the energy of an American. But as city dwellers become more prosperous, future energy demands could be huge.

Cuba says it's ready to release more jailed dissidents in addition to the 52 whose release it announced earlier this month. The president of the Cuban National Assembly said they could remain in Cuba if they so wished. Michael Voss reports.

The 52 prisoners who have been freed are the last remaining opposition figures who were arrested during a major government crackdown in 2003. But according to the unofficial Cuban Human Rights Commission, there are more than 100 additional political prisoners on the island. None of them were included in the recent deal brokered between the Cuban authorities, the Roman Catholic Church and the Spanish government. Now a senior Cuban official has indicated that the government is prepared to release the majority of these prisoners.

World News from the BBC.

An Afghan army soldier has killed two American civilians and a fellow soldier at a military base in northern Afghanistan. Several other people were wounded. The shooter was also killed and investigation is under way into the circumstances of the deaths. The incident happened during a routine weapons-training session. Last week, three British soldiers were killed by a renegade Afghan soldier.

The British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has said that military spending plans inherited from the previous government are unaffordable. Dr Fox said the defence industry would have to find cost savings in existing contracts or the government would cut procurement programs. Britain is reviewing its defence spending as part of a wider effort to reduce its budget deficit. Dr Fox said Britain wanted to maintain a strong defence industry, but the long-term prosperity of the companies involved depended on providing better value for money.

"We can't prepare for the threats that we might face in the future if we are constantly funding the legacy programs of the Cold War. We can't have lots of fleets of different things doing the same thing, so we have got to become much more efficient; we can't carry the costs of unnecessary infrastructure and spares and training, so we have got to become much more efficient across defence."

Two French international footballers, Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema, have been put under formal criminal investigation over accusations that they’d paid for sex with an underaged woman. Their accuser said she was less than 18 at the time of the alleged incidents. Under French law, paid sex with somebody under 18 is regarded as intercourse with a minor. Both players have denied any wrongdoing.

Two prisoners have escaped from a jail in Argentina, which was using a dummy to man one of its guard towers. Prison staff said a lack of resources meant that only two out of their 15 guard towers were occupied at any given time. They had a football with a prison officer's cap in a third(第三个警戒塔) to create the illusion of an extra guard. The escaped convicts are still on the run.

That's the latest BBC News.
Homework

BBC News with David Austin

The leaders of Britain and the United States have spent nearly three hours of talks in Washington. President Obama said they saw virtually / on every major challenge before them. The British Prime Minister David Cameron said they discussed the war in Afghanistan, sustained global economic recovery and the Middle East. But in a joint news conference, they faced questions about BP and the Lockerbie bombing as Paul Adams reports.

The 2 leaders spoke with enthusiasm about their close relationship in the wide range of common interests which bind their two countries. David Cameron and Barack Obama were peppered with questions about allegations that BP played a role in securing the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. Mr Cameron said he and the president had had what he called a violent agreement on the subject. He urged people not to confuse BP's responsibilities in the Gulf of Mexico with the Libyan bomber, but he said his government would look again to see if any further light could be shed on the whole affair. For his part, Mr Obama said he was confident the Cameron government would make sure the facts were known.

The British energy firm BP says it will sell businesses in Vietnam and Pakistan to help meet the cost of dealing with its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. These are the first major assets sales BP has announced since saying it would raise $10 billion to pay for the spill.

A report by the International Energy Agency or IEA says China has overtaken the United States to become the world's top energy consumer. Vivien Marsh reports.
Provisional figures from the IEA indicate that China's energy consumption has doubled in a decade, fueled by arising population and rapid economic growth. Last year the figures show it consumed about 4% more energy than the United States. And the China's ascent through the IEA rankings was faster than expected, it comes as American energy use is stagnating with the US suffering much more than China in the global economic crisis. The average Chinese person still consumes just 1/5 of the energy of the American, but as city develop become more prosperous future energy demands could be huge.

Cuba says it's ready to release more jailed dissidents in addition to the 52 whose release it announced earlier this month. The president of the Cuban National Assembly said they could remain in Cuba if they so wished. Michael Voss reports.
The 52 prisoners who are being freed are the last remaining opposition figures who were arrested during a major government crack-down in 2003. But according to the unofficial Cuban human rights commission, there are more than 100 additional political prisoners on the island. None of them were included in the recent deal brokered between the Cuban authorities, the Roman Catholic Church and the Spanish government. Now a senior Cuban official has indicated that the government is prepared to release the majority of these prisoners.

World News from the BBC.

An Afghan army soldier has killed 2 American civilians and a fellow soldier at a military base in northern Afghanistan. Several other people were wounded. The shooter was also killed, and an investigation is under way into the circumstances of the deaths. The incident happened during a routine weapons training session. Last week, 3 British soldiers were killed by a renegade Afghan soldier.

The British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has said that military spending plans inherited from the previous are unaffordable. Dr Fox said the defence industry would have to find cost savings in existing contracts, or the government would cut procurement programmes. Britain is reviewing its defence spending as part of a wider effort to reduce its budget deficit. Dr Fox said Britain wanted to maintain a strong defence industry, but the long-term prosperity of the companies involved depended on providing better value for money.

"We can't prepare for the threats that we might face in the future if we constantly funding the legacy programmes of the Cold War. We can't have lots of flicks of different things doing the same thing, so we've got to become much more efficient. We can't carry the costs of our necessary infrastructure and spares and training, so we've got to become much more efficient across defence."

2 French international footballers, Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema, have been put under formal criminal investigation over accusations they've paid for sex with an underage woman. Their accuser said she was less than 18 at the time of the alleged incidents. Under French law, paid sex with somebody under 18 is regarded as / swift a minor. Both players have denied anything wrongdoing.

2 prisoners have escaped from a jail in Argentina which was using a dummy to man one of its guard towers. Prison staff said a lack of resources meant that only 2 out of their 15 guard towers were occupied at any given time. They had a football with a prison officer's cap in a third to create the illusion of an extra guard. The escaped convicts are still on the run.

That's the latest BBC News.
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BBC News with David Austin.

The leaders of Britain and the United States have spent nearly three hours in talks in Washington. President Obama said they saw virtually eye-to-eye on every major challenge before them. The British Prime Minister David Cameron said they discussed the war in Afghanistan, sustained global economic recovery and the Middle East. But in a joint news conference, they faced questions about BP and the Lockerbie bombing, as Paul Adams reports.


The two leaders spoke with enthusiasm about their close relationship in the wide range of common interests which bind their two countries. David Cameron and Barack Obama were peppered with questions about allegations that BP played a role in securing the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. Mr Cameron said he and the president had had what he called a violent agreement on the subject. He urged people not to confuse BP's responsibilities in the Gulf of Mexico with the Libyan bomber. But he said his government would look again to see if any further light could be shed on the whole affair. For his part, Mr Obama said he was confident the Cameron government would make sure the facts were known.

The British energy firm BP says it will sell businesses in Vietnam and Pakistan to help meet the costs of dealing with its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. These are the first major asset sales BP has announced since saying it would raise 10 billion dollars to pay for the spill.

A report by the International Energy Agency or IEA says China has overtaken the United States to become the world's top energy consumer. Vivien Marsh reports.

Provisional figures from the IEA indicate that China's energy consumption has doubled in a decade, fueled by a rising population and rapid economic growth. Last year, the figures show, it consumed about 4% more energy than the United States. And though China's ascent through the IEA rankings was faster than expected, it comes as American energy use is stagnating, with the US suffering much more than China in the global economic crisis. The average Chinese person still consumes just a fifth of the energy of an American. But as city dwellers become more prosperous, future energy demands could be huge.

Cuba says it's ready to release more jailed dissidents in addition to the 52 whose release it announced earlier this month. The president of the Cuban National Assembly said they could remain in Cuba if they so wished. Michael Voss reports.

The 52 prisoners who have been freed are the last remaining opposition figures who were arrested during a major government crackdown in 2003. But according to the unofficial Cuban Human Rights Commission, there are more than 100 additional political prisoners on the island. None of them were included in the recent deal brokered between the Cuban authorities, the Roman Catholic Church and the Spanish government. Now a senior Cuban official has indicated that the government is prepared to release the majority of these prisoners.

World News from the BBC.

An Afghan army soldier has killed two American civilians and a fellow soldier at a military base in northern Afghanistan. Several other people were wounded. The shooter was also killed and an investigation is under way into the circumstances of the deaths. The incident happened during a routine weapons-training session. Last week, three British soldiers were killed by a renegade Afghan soldier.

The British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has said that military's spending plans inherited from the previous government are unaffordable. Dr Fox said the defence industry would have to find cost savings in existing contracts or the government would cut procurement programs. Britain is reviewing its defence spending as part of a wider effort to reduce its budget deficit. Dr Fox said Britain wanted to maintain a strong defence industry, but the long-term prosperity of the companies involved depended on providing better value for money.

We can't prepare for the threats that we might face in the future if we are constantly funding the legacy programs of the Cold War. We can't have lots of fleets of different things doing the same thing, so we have got to become much more official; we can't carry the costs of an unnecessary infrastructure and spares and training, so we have got to become much more efficient across defence.”

Two French international footballers, Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema, have been put under formal criminal investigation over accusations that they’d paid for sex with an underaged woman. Their accuser said she was less than 18 at the time of the alleged incidents. Under French law, paid sex with somebody under 18 is regarded as intercourse with a minor. Both players have denied any wrongdoing.

Two prisoners have escaped from a jail in Argentina, which was using a dummy to man, one of its guard towers. Prison staff said a lack of resources meant that only two out of their 15 guard towers were occupied at any given time. They had a football with a prison officer's cap in a third to create the illusion of an extra guard. The escaped convicts are still on the run.

That's the latest BBC News.


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it should be" fueled by arising population" not field. in the chinese energy consumption part.
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[Homework]BBC 2010-07-21

BBC news with David Austen
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That's the latest BBC news!!!!!

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BBC News with David Austin.

The leaders of Britain and United States have spent nearly three hours in talks in Washington. President Obama said they saw virtually eye-to-eye on every major challenge before them. The British Prime Minister David Cameron said they discussed the war in Afghanistan, sustained global economic recovery and the Mid-East. But in a joint news conference, they faced questions about BP and the Lockerbie bombing as Paul Adams reports.

The two leaders spoke with enthusiasm about their close relationship in the wide-range of common interests which bring their two countries. David Cameron and Barack Obama were pepped with questions about allegations that BP played a role in securing the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi. Mr Cameron said he and the President had what he called a violent agreement on the subject. He urged people not to confuse BP's responsibilities in the Gulf of Mexico with the Libyan bomber. But he said his government would look again to see if any further light could be shed on the whole affair. For his part, Mr Obama said he was confident the Cameron government would make sure the facts were known.

The British energy firm BP says it will sell businesses in Vietnam and Pakistan to help meet the costs of dealing with its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. These were the first major assets sells BP has announced. Some saying it will raise ten-billion dollars to pay for the spill.

A report by the International Energy Agency or IEA says China has overtaken the United States to become the world's top energy consumer. Vivian Marsh reports.

Provisional figures from the IEA indicate that China's energy consumption has doubled in a decade, field by arising population and rapid economic growth. Last year, the figures showed it consumed about four percent more energy than the United States. And though China's ascend through the IEA rankings was faster than expected, it comes as American energy uses stagnating, with the US suffering much more than China in the global economic crisis. The average Chinese person still consumes just a fifth of the energy of an American. But as city dwellers become more prosperous, future energy demands could be huge.

Cuba says it's ready to release more jailed dissidents in addition to the 52 whose release had announced earlier this month. The President of the Cuban National Assembly said they could remain in Cuba if they so wished. Michael Voss reports.
The 52 prisoners who are being free to the last remaining opposition figures who were arrested during a major government crackdown in 2003. But according to the unofficial Cuban Human Rights Commission, there are more than 100 additional political prisoners on the island. None of them were included in the recent deal broke between the Cuban authorities, the Roman Catholic Church and the Spanish government. Now a senior Cuban official has indicated that the government is prepared to release the majority of these prisoners.

World News from the BBC.

An Afghan army soldier has killed two American civilians in a fellow soldier at a military base in Northern Afghanistan. Several other people were wounded. The shooter was also killed and investigation is underway into the circumstances of the death. The incident happened during a routine weapons training session. Last week, three British soldiers were killed by a renegade Afghan soldier.

The British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has said military spending plans inherited from the previous government are unaffordable. Dr Fox said the defence industry would have to find cost savings in existing contracts or the government would cut procurement programs. Britain is reviewing its defence spending as part of a wider effort to reduce its budget deficit. Dr Fox said Britain wanted to maintain a strong defence industry, but the long-term prosperity of the companies involved depended on providing better value for money.

We can't prepare for the threats that we might face in the future. We have constantly founding the legacy programs of the Cold War. We can't have lots of fleets of different things doing the same thing. So we have got to become much more official we can't carry to cost of all necessary infrastructure and spares on training. So we have got to become much more efficient at cross defence.

Two French international footballers Frank Ribery and Karim Benzema have been put onto formal criminally investigation over accusations that they  paid for sex with an underaged woman. Their accuser said she was less than 18 at the time of the alleged incidents. Under French law, paid sex with somebody under 18s regarded as intercourse with a minor. Both players have denied any wrongdoing.

Two prisoners have escaped from a jail in Argentina, which was using a dummy to man one of its guard towers. Prison staff said a lack of resources meant that only two out of their 15 guard towers were occupied at any given time. They had a football with a prison officer's cap in a third to create an illusion of an extra guard. The escaped convicts are on the run.

That's the latest BBC News.
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BBC News with David Austin.

The leaders of Britain and the United States have spent nearly 3 hours in talks in Washington. President Obama said they saw virtually / on every major challenge before them. The British Prime Minister David Cameron said they discussed the war in Afghanistan, sustain global economic recovery and the Middle-East, but in a joint news conference, they faced questions about BP and the / bombing. Here's Paul Adams reports.

The 2 leaders spoke with enthusiasm about their closed relationship in a wide range of common interest which / their 2 countries. David Cameron and Barack Obama were / with questions about allegations that BP played a role in securing the release of the convicted / bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. Mr Cameron said he and the president had had what he called a violent agreement on the subject. He urged people not to confuse BP's responsibility in the Gulf of Mexico with the Libyan bomber. But he said his government would look again to see if any further light could be shed on the whole affair. For his part, Mr Obama said he was confident the Cameron government would make sure the facts were known.

The British energy firm BP says it will sell businesses in Vietnam and Pakistan to help meet the cost of dealing with its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. These are the first major assets sales BP has announced since saying it would raise 10 billion dollars to pay for the spill.

A report by the International Energy Agency or IEA says China has overtaken the United States to become the world top energy consumer. / reports.

Provisional figures from the IEA indicate that Chinese energy consumption has doubled in a decade fueled by arising population and rapid economic growth. Last year the figures show it consumed about 4% more energy than the United States. And though China's ascend through the IEA's rankings was faster than expected, it comes as American energy use is stagnating, with the US suffering much more than China in the global economic crisis. The average Chinese person still consumes just 1/5 of the energy of the American. But as city dwellers become more prosperous future energy demand could be huge.

Cuba says it's ready to release more jailed dissidents in addition to the 52 whose release it announced earlier this month. The president of the Cuban National Assembly said they could remain in Cuba if they / wished. Michael Voss reports.

The 52 prisoners who being freed are the last remaining opposition figures who were arrested during a major government crack-down in 2003. But according to the unofficial Cuban human rights commission, there are more than 100 additional political prisoners on the island. None of them are included in the recent deal brokered between the Cuban authorities, the Roman Catholic Church and the Spanish government. Now a senior Cuban official has indicated that the government is prepared to release the majority of these prisoners.
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BBC News with David Austin.

The leaders of Britain and the United States have spent nearly three hours in talks in Washington. President Obama said they saw virtually eye-to-eye on every major challenge before them. The British Prime Minister David Cameron said they discussed the war in Afghanistan, sustained global economic recovery and the Mid-East. But in a joint news conference, they faced questions about BP and the Lockerbie bombing as Paul Adams reports.

The two leaders spoke with enthusiasm about their closed relationship in the wide-range of common interests which buying their two countries. David Cameron and Barack Obama were pepped with questions about allegations that BP played a role in securing the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi. Mr Cameron said he and the President had had what he called a violent agreement on the subject. He urged people not to confuse BP's responsibilities in the Gulf of Mexico with the Libyan bomber. But he said his government would look again to see if any further light could be sheld on the whole affair. For his part, Mr Obama said he was confident the Cameron government would make sure the facts were known.

The British energy firm BP says it will sell businesses in Vietnam and Pakistan to help meets the costs of dealing with its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. These are the first major assets sells BP has announced. Some saying it will raise ten-billion dollars to pay for the bill.

A report by the International Energy Agency or IEA says China has overtaken the United States to become the world's top energy consumer. .........reports.

Provisional figures from the IEA indicate that China's energy consumption has doubled in a decade, field by arising population and rapid economic growth. Last year, the figures showed it consumed about four percent more energy than the United States. And though China's ascend through the IEA rankings was faster than expected, it comes as American energy uses stagenating, with the US suffering much more than China in the global economic crisis. The average Chinese person still consumes just a fifth of the energy of an American. But as city dwellers become more prospers, future energy demands could be huge.

Cuba says it's ready to release more jailed dissidents in addition to the 52 whose release had announced earlier this month. The President of the Cuban National Assembly said they could remain in Cuba if they so wished. ===reports.
The 52 prisoners who are being free to the last remaining opposition figures who were arrested during a major government crackdown in 2003. But according to the unofficial Cuban Human Rights Commission, there are more than 100 additional political prisoners on the island. None of them were included in the recent deal broke between the Cuban authorities, the Roman Catholic Church and the Spanish government. Now a senior Cuban official has indicated that the government is prepared to release the majority of these prisoners.

World News from the BBC.

An Afghan army soldier has killed to American civilians in a fellow soldier at a military base in Northern Afghanistan. Several other people were wounded. The shooter was also killed and investigation is underway into the circumstances of the death. The incident happened during a routine weapons training session. Last week, three British soldiers were killed by a renegade Afghan soldier.

The British Defence Secretary Lian Fox has said military spending plans inherited from the previous government are unaffordable. Dr Fox said the defence industry would have to find cost savings in existing contracts or the government would cut procurement programs. Britain is reviewing its defence spending as part of a wider effort to reduce its budget deficit. Dr Fox said Britain wanted to maintain a strong defence industry, but the long-term prosperity of the companies involved depended on providing better value for money.

We can't prepare for the threats that we might face in the future. We have constantly founding the legacy programs of the Cold War. We can't have lots of fleets of different things doing the same thing. So we have got to become much more official we can't carry to cost of all necessary infrastructure and spares on training. So we have got to become much more efficient at cross defence.

Two French international footballers Frank Ribery and Karim Benzema have been put onto formal criminally investigation over accusations that they  paid for sex with an underaged woman. Their accuser said she was less than 18 at the time of the alleged incidents. Under French law, paid sex with somebody under 18s regarded as intercourse with a manner. Both players have denied any wrongdoing.

Two prisoners have escaped from a jail in Argentina, which was using a dummy to man one of its guard towers. Prison staff said a lack of resources meant that only two out of their 15 guard towers were occupied at any given time. They had a football with a prison officer's cap in a third to create the illusion of an extra guard. The escaped convicts are still on the run.

That's the latest BBC News.
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BBC news with David Austn.
  The leaders of Britain and United States have spent nearly two hours in talks in Washington. President Obama said they saw eye to eye in almost every major challenge before them. The British Prime Minister David Cameron said they discussed about the war in Afghanistan, sustained global economic recovery and Middle East. But then they joined the news conference, they faced the questions about BP and Lockerby bombings as Pour Adams reports.
  The two leaders spoke with enthusiasm in a wide range of common interests which combine their two countries. David Cameron and Barack Obama were pekered with questions about the BP played role in securing the release of the Lockerby bomber, Basid Al-magrahe. Mr. Cameron said he and Mr. Obama had what he called “a violent agreement ”on the subject. He urged people not to confuse about the responsibility of BP on the Gulf of Mexico with the Libyan bomber. But he said his government would look again to see if there is any further light could be shed on the whole affair. For his part, Mr. Obama said he was confident the Cameron government would make sure the thanks were known.
  The British energy company BP said it will sell businesses in the Viet-nam and the Pakistan to meet the cost of dealing with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This is the first major asset sell BP announced since saying it would cost ten billion dollars to pay for the spill.
  The report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) says China has overtaken United States to become the top energy consumer. Vian Mash reports.
  Provincial evidence in the IEA said the energy consumption in China had doubled in the decade, fueled by epidemic population and by economic growth. Last year the figure showed that it consumed 4% more than the United States. And the China’s IEA ranking was faster than expected, it comes as the US energy stagnating with US suffered more than China in the global economic crisis. The average Chinese only consume fifth of the energy of an American. But the city dwellers become more prosperous, future energy advance could be huge.
  Cuba says it is ready to release more jailed decedents in addition to the 52 released whose release set announce earlier this month. The president of the Cuban National Assembly said they would remain in Cuba if they so wished. Michael Vos reports.
  The 52 prisoners have been release for the last remaining opposition figures who were arrested during a major political crackdown in 2003. But calling of the Cuban Human Right Commission there are more than 100 additional political prisoners on the island. None of them were included in the recent deal broker between the Cuban authorities, the Roman Catholic Church and the Spanish government. Now a senior spokesperson of the Cuban government said it was ready to release the majority of the prisoners.
  World news from the BBC.
  An Afghan army soldier had killed two American civilians and a fellow soldier in the base of the Afghanistan. Several other people were wounded. The shooter was also killed. Police investigation is on the way into the circumstances of the death. The incident happened during a routine weapon training session. Last week, two British soldiers were killed by a Afghan soldier.
  The British Defense Secretary Lian Fox said the ministry spending plans inherited from the previous government the last “are unaffordable”. Dr. Fox said the defense ministry would have to find other cost-saving plan in the existing contracts, all the government would cut procurement programs. Britain is reviewing its defense spending as part of the wider efforts to reduce its bungee deficit. Dr. Fox said Britain wanted to maintain a strong defense industry, but the long-term prosperity of the companies involved depended on providing better value for money.
  “ We can’t prepare for the threats that we might face in the future for constantly funding, for legacy program of the Cold War. We can’t have fleets of different things doing the same thing. So we got to become more efficient we can't carry the cost on a necessary infrastructure and spares and training, so we got to get more efficient across defense.”
  Two French footballers, Frenck Reberee and Careen Benzema, have been put on formal criminal investigation of accusations they paid for sex with an underaged woman. There were accuses such as she was less than 18 in the alleged incidence. Under French law paid sex with somebody under 18 is regarded as intercourse with a minor. Both players had denied any wrongdoing.
  Two prisoners had escaped from a jail in Argantina, which was using a dummy to man one of their guard towers. Prison stuff said a lack of resources may had their two out of 15 guard towers were occupied at any given time. They had a football with a prison officer captain the third to create illusion of an extra guard.  The escape convicts are still on the run.
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[Homework]【整理】BBC 2010-07-21

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the leaders of Britain and United States have spent nearly 3 hours in talks in Washington. President Obama said they saw virtually eye to eye on every major challenge before them.the british prime ministor david cameron said they discussed for war in Afghanistan, sustained global economic recovery and middle east, but at a joint news conference they faced question about BP and the Lockerbie bombing as / reports.
two leaders spoke with enthusiasm about their close relationship in the wide range of common interests which bind their two countries. David carman and barack obama were peppered with questions about alligations that BP played a role in securing the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber /,//. Mr/ said he and Mr president had had what he called a violent agreement on the subject he urged people not to confused BP's responsibilities in the Gulf of Mexico with the Libyan bomber,but he said his government would looked again to see if any further light to be shed on the whole affair.For his part, Mr Obama said he was confident that the / government would make sure the facts were known.
the british energy firm BP says it will sell bussiness to Vietnan and Pakistan to help meet the cost of dealing with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. it is the first major assets sales that BP has announced since saying it would $10 billion to pay for the spill.   
a report by the international energy agency or IEA says China has overtaken the US to become the world's top energy consumer.
provisional figures from IEA indicates China's energy consumption has doubled in a decade, fueled by a rising population and rapid economic growth. last year the figure showed it consumed about 4% more energy than the US. and though china's ascent through the IEA ranking was faster than it was expected, it comes as america energy uses stagnating with US suffering much more than China in the global economic crisis. the average Chinese person still consume just a fifth of the energy of the american but the city dwellers become more prosper, future enery demands could be huge.
cuba said it is ready to release more jailed dissidents in addition to the 52 whose release it announced earlier this month. the president of cuba national assembly said they could remain in Cuba if they so wished.
the 52 prisoners who's being free is the last remaining opposition figures who were arrested during the major government crackdown in 2003. but according to an unofficial Cuban human rights commission, there are more than 100 additional political prisoners on the island. non of them were included in the recent deal brokered between the Cuban authorities the roman catholic church and the spanish government. a senior cuban offical indicted that the government is prepare to release the majority of these prisoners.
an afghan army soldier has killed 2 american civilians and a fellow soldier in the military base in northern afghanistan. several other people were wounded, the shooter was also killed and the investigation is under way into the circumstances of the death.in incident happened during a routined weapons training session. last week 3 british soldier were killed by a renegade afghan soldier.
the british defense secretary Liam Fox said the military spendng plans inherited from previous government are unaffordable. Dr Fox said the defense industry would have to find cost-saving in existing contracts, or the governments would cut procurement programmes. Britain is reviewing its defense spending is part of its wider efforts to reduce its budget deficit, Dr fox said britain wanted to maintain its strong defense industry but the long term prosperity of a company involved depended on the better value for money.
we cannot prepare for the threats that we might face the future we are constantly funding the legacy programmes for the cold war, we cannot have lot of flicks of different things doing the same thing, so we've got to become much more efficient we can't carry the cost of our unnecessary infrastructure  and spares and training, so we've go to become much more efficient across defense.
2 french international footballers / and / have been put on the formal criminal investigation over accusations they paied for sex with an underaged woman.they are accused that she was less than 18 at the time the alleged incidents.under french law, paid sex with somebody under 18 is regarded as intercourse with a minor. but the players have denied any wrongdoing.
two prisoners have escaped from a jail in / which was using an dummy to man one of its guard towers.prison staff said a lack of resources meant that only two of its 15 guards towers are occupied at any given time. they have a football with a prison officer's cap in the third to creat illusion of an extra guard.the escapted convicts are still on the run.
that's the latest BBC news.
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The leaders of Britain and the United States have spent nearly three hours in talks in Washington. President Obama said they saw virtually eye to eye on every major challenge before them. The British Prime Minister David Cameron said they discussed the war in Afhanistan, sustained global economy recovery and the Middle East. But in a joint news conference, they faced questions about the BP and the Lockerbie bombing. As Paul Adams reports.



The two leaders spoke with enthusiasm about their close relationship in the wide range of common interests which bind their two countries. David Cameron and Barrack Obama were peppered with questions about allegations that BP played the role in securing the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. Mr. Cameron said he and President Obama had had what he called a violent agreement on the subject. He urged people not to confuse BP's responsibilities in the Gulf of Mexico with the Libian Bomber. But he said his government will look again to see if any further light could be shed on the whole affair. For his part, Mr. Obama said he was confident that the Cameron government will make sure the facts were known.



The British energy firm BP says it will sell businesses in Vietnam and Pakistan to help meet the costs of dealing with its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. These are the first major assets sales BP has announced since saying it would raise 10 billion dollars to pay for the spill.



A report by the International Energy Agency or IEA says China has overtaken the US to become the world's top energy consumer. Vivian Marsh reports.



Provisional figures from the IEA indicate that China's energy consumption has doubled in a decade, fueled by a rising population and rapid economic growth. Last year the figure showed it consumed about 4% more energy than the United States. And though China's ascent through the IEA rankings was faster than expected, it comes the American energy use is stagnating with the US suffering much more than China in the global economic crisis. The average Chinese person still consumes just a fifth the energy of the American. But as city dwellers become more prosperous, future energy demands could be huge.



Cuba said it was ready to release more jailed dissidents in addition to the 52 whose release it announced earlier this month. The president of the Cuban national assembly said they could remain in Cuba if they so wished. Michael Voss reports.



The 52 prisoners who have been freed of the last remaining opposition figures who were arrested during a major government crack-down in 2003. But according to the unofficial Cuban Human Rights Commission, there are more than a hundred additional political prisoners on the island. None of them were included in the recent deal, broker between the Cuban authorities, the Roman Catholic Church and the Spanish government. Now, a senior Cuban official has indicated that the government is prepared to release the majority of these prisoners.




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