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The president of East Timor Jose Ramos-Horta has been shot and wounded in an attack at his home just outside the capital Dili. A presidential advisor said Mr.Ramos-Horta had been shot in the stomarch and is undergoing surgery at an Australian military base in the capital. Reports say that the rebel leader Alfredo Reinado was killed in the attack which happened in the earlier in the morning. Our Southeast Asian correspondent Johnason / reports from Bangkok.
Major Reinado was one of the soldiers invovled in the mutiny two years ago which led to the disintegration of East Timor's young army and police force and complete breakdown of order. An Australia-led military force was invited into help stablize the country. And last year Jose Ramos-Horta was elected president in peaceful elections with his predecessor Xanana Gusmao switched his role of prime minister. Many mutineers were persuaded to put down their weapons. The Major Reinado refused. He was captured in July 2006, but managed to escape one month later remaining in the mountains with a group of armed followers.

The Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's threat to cut off oil supplies to the United States of the American oil company Exxon Mobile does not stop its legal campaign to secure the seizure of billions of dollars in Venezuelan assets. Exxon has been taking actions because it says the compensation that has been offered by the Venezuelan government for the nationalization of its oil installations in the country has been insufficient. President Chavez said Venezuela would have no choice but to harm the US if it was harmed by what he described as the "outlaws" at Exxon Mobile.
"Take note Mr.Bush, Mr Danger, if economic war continues against Venezuela, the price of oil is going to reach 200 USD and Venezuela will get fully involved in economic war."

Leaders of the Writers Guild of America has described a new deal agreed with Hollywood Studio, which could? CNN to months of industrial action, a major success. The Union's members will now be balloted on a deal which guarantees writers more pay when their work appears on the internet. If they approve the terms that could pave the way that writers to end their three-month strike and return to work. The American documentary film director Michael Moore said the strikers had achieved their aim.
"We belong to a strong Union and we approve that going on strike could make things better. I feel energized and hopeful and I hope this acts on aspiration to all working people and stand up for this pretty cooperation."

Reports from the US say Barack Obama has won the latest Democratic presidential primary in the northeastern state of Maine. The projected result means the black senator from Illinois has inflicted another defeat on his main rival Hillary Clinton.

This is the world news from the BBC.

A week after fighting subsided in the Chadian capital in N'djamena, aid agencies say they are still struggling to cope with large numbers of displaced people. An estimated 30,000 Chadians fled across the border into neighboring Cameroon after rebels attacked in N'djamena last weekend. Many of them have converged on the border town of Kousseri from where / reports.
Kousseri is normally a pitty border town, but in the past week it has been transformed by a massive flood of refugees. The town is now full of bursting of civilians who fled fighting in neighboring Chad. The lucky few are crammed in hotels or schools or churches, but many are forced to keep out in the open. Most fled with little more than a clothes on their back, and when we come are hungry and impatient. The UN has started handing out much needed food rations.

Sudan was accused the United Nations of double standards in condemning operations by government forces against rebels occupying three times in the Darfur region, but keeping silent about the rebels' own attacks on the town. The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said government troops have driven out the fighters from the rebel justice and quality movement who have said committed acts of violence against civilians. The UN says about 200 civilians were killed when the army retook the towns from the rebel on Friday and Saturday.

A sports now and wild celebration has broke out in Cairo when Egyptians are reveling in their team's victory in the African Cup of nations final in Ghana. Within seconds of the final whistle being blown, Egyptians poured out on the streets, sounding carhorns, beating drums and spraying aerosol. Policemen joined in the dancing. Egypt, the current champion beat Cameroon 1-0 and so hold on to the trophy for a record sixth time. At half time the score was 0-0.
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