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BBC news with Roy Lamar.

The president of East Timor José Ramos Horta has been shot and wounded in an attack on his home just outside the capital Dili. A presidential advisor said that Mr. Ramos Horta had been shot in the stomach and was 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 early hours of the morning. Our Southeast Asian correspondent Jonathan Head reports from Bangkok.

Major Reinado was one of the soldiers involved in a mutiny two years ago, which led to the disintegration of East Timor's young army and police force and a complete breakdown of order. An Australia led military force was invited in to help stabilize the country. And last year, José Ramos Horta was elected president in peaceful elections with his predecessor Xanana Gusmao switching to the role of Prime Minister. Many of the mutineers were persuaded to put down their weapons, but 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 has threatened to cut off oil supplies to the United States if the American oil company Exxon-Mobil does not stop its legal campaign to secure the seizure of billions of dollars in Venezuelan assets. Exxon has been taking action because it says that compensation it has been offered by the Venezuelan government for the nationalization of its oil installations in the country has been insufficient. President Chavez said that Venezuela would have no choice but to harm the US if it was harmed by what he described as the outlaws at Exxon-Mobil.

Take note! Mr. Bush, Mr. Danger! If economic war continues against Venezuela, the price of oil is going to reach 200 US dollars. And Venezuela will get fully involved in economic war.

Leaders of the Writers Guild of America have described a new deal agreed with the Hollywood studios which could see an end to months of industrial action, a major success. The Union's members will now be balloted on the deal which guarantees writers' more pay when their work appears on the Internet. If they approve the terms, it could pave the way for the 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 prove that going out on strike can make things better. We feel energized and hopeful and I hope this acts as an inspiration to all working people to stand up to these greedy corporations

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

This is world news from the BBC.

A week after fighting subsided in the Chadian capital N'Djamena, aid agencies say that they are still struggling to cope with large numbers of displaced people. An estimated 30000 Chadians have fled across the border into neighboring Cameroon after rebels attacked N'Djamena last weekend. Many of them have converged on the border town of Kousseri from where Stephanie Hancock reports.

Kousseri is normally a sleepy border town. But in the past week it has been transformed by a massive influx of refugees. The town is now full to bursting with civilians who have fled fighting in neighboring Chad. The lucky few are crammed in the hotels or schools or churches. But many are forced to sleep out in the open. Most fled with little more than the clothes on their back and one week on are hungry and impatient. The UN has started handing out much needed food ration.

Sudan has accused the United Nations of double standards in condemning an operation by government forces against rebels occupying three towns in the Darfur region but keeping silent about the rebels' own attacks on the towns. The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said government troops have driven out the fighters from the rebel Justice and Equality Movement who it said had committed acts of violence against civilians. The UN says about 200 civilians were killed when the army retook the towns from the rebels on Friday and Saturday.

And sport now. A wild celebration has broken out in Cairo where 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 onto the streets, sounding car horns, beating drums and spraying aerosols. Policemen joined in the dancing. Egypt, the current champions, beat Cameroon one nil and so hold onto the trophy for a record sixth time. At half time, the score was nil nil.
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