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BBC news with Jonathan Izad.

The United States has welcomed the killing of the top Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah implicated numerous spectacular bombings including that of the US embassy in Lebanon in 1983. But Iran said the death of Imad Moughniyah was another example of organized state terrorism by Israel. Israel has denied any responsibility. JB reports from Washington.
Imad Moughniyah had been top of the US most wanted list until Osama Bin Laden emerged as the American No.1 enemy. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack described him as a cold-blood killer and said the world would be a better place without him. "He was a massive murder and terrorist responsible from countless innocent lives lost. In one way or another, he was brought to justice," he said. The FBI had a 5 million dollars bounty on his head, and he disappeared from public view for many years.

Parliament in Iraq has passed three important laws which have been help as a step towards the reconciliation of the country's divided communities. It's agreed budget for the year, clearing the way for provincial elections and decided on the limited amnesty for detainees. The Iraqi national security advisor / said the amnesty was a risk worth taking for the sake of reconciliation.
"I believe the central call of this government is to include everybody and to forget the past and move on forward with huge security gain and political gain we have enjoyed in the last few months."

Police in Denmark is to release one of the three detained on suspicion of plotting to murder the artists who drew controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. The two other men are to expel without trial because they deemed that they are the fret to national security. A police spokesman has described the arrest as preventative to stop the plot from getting beyond the planning stage. Thomas B.Anderson reports from Aarhus in Denmark.
Muslim groups as well as politicians are criticizing the decision to expel the two rather than put them on trial. An spokesman for the Islamic faith society in Denmark / said the suspects should have the chance to defend themselves in court no matter what their nationality is.
On Wednesday, all the main newspapers in Denmark republished the cartoon in protest against the alleged plot to kill the artist Kurt Westergaard who with his wife remains in hiding.

Five young British Muslim men sent to prison for downloading and sharing terrorist materials have been freed by the Court of Appeal in London. In overturning their sentences, the court ruled that the prosecution had not proved that the materials would be used to incite or carry out terrorist attack. The BBC security correspondent said the judgment could have significant legal implications for similar cases. Just looking at and thinking about extreme materials would not be enough to send someone into jail.

World News from BBC.

The former finance minister in Zimbabwe Simba Makoni who is running as an independent candidate in next month election has launched his manifesto in Harari. Mr. Makoni described Zimbabwe as a sad nation, full of fear and said that if elected he would start to process the national reconciliation. The opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has also confirmed that he will be a presidential candidate. Mr.Tsvangirai said he was ready to work with Mr. Makoni to get rid of President Mugabe.

The World Trade Organization has reported to rule against China in a dispute over import tariff of some foreign car parts. Trade officials said the WTO supported complains made by the United States, the European Union and Canada. They had argued that China is taxing these parts at the same rate as finished cars, a breach of China's accession agreement to the WTO. The decision was only in interim ruling and China has the right to appeal against the final result. Our economic correspondent Andre Walker reports.
If the report could be confirmed, it would be the first time in the World Trade Organization has make a ruling in a complaint against China which joined the organization in 2001.China has not been in the target of very many formal disputes. Two have been settled by negotiation and there are two other WTO panels considering other complains.

The Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Russia will not take punitive action against Kosovo despite expectation that its leaders will declare independence from Serbia early next week. The Serbia government has expressed its strong opposition to any attempt for Kosovo to break away.

The American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she intended to appoint a special envoy for energy issues who will monitor the use of oil and gas for political ends. Dr. Rice told Congressional Committee that what she called the "politics of energy" will warping diplomacy in certain parts of the world. A comment comes as Venezuela threatened to hold oil delivery to the United States.

And that's the latest.
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