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BBC News with Fiona McDonald.
The leader of the main opposition party in Pakistan,Asif Ali Zardari(Benazir Bhutton's husband) has appealed for calm after a suicide car bombing at a supporters' rally killed 37 people.The blast happened in the last day of campaigning before Monday's general election.Chris Morris reports from Islamabad.
"This election campaign has ended as it bagan with acts of violence casting a long shadow,a car was driven into a crowd,waiting for food after the election meeting in the town of P*,in the region where Islamic militancy has been on the raise.Eye witnesses say the car blew up,scattering bodies parts across the street.Many of the dead and wounded were the supporters of Pakistan's People's party.The election is supposed to be an important landmark in the transation to civil democracy.But security concern remains high."

Thousands of ethnic Albanians have poured onto the street of pristina,the capital of Serbia province of Kosovo,to celebrate it eminent unilateral declaration of independence.In the Serbia capital Belgrade,about a thousand demonstrators protested the lose of territory,they considered as their heart land.Kosovo’s Prime Minister / said the influence of Belgrade had ended.Independence was a donedeal and Kosovo must look to the future.From Pristina,Helen Fox reports.
"The countdown to Kosovo's independence is on.Final preparations are being made for the celebrations.The sun-- the party has already started.On Sunday,hundreds and thousands of ethnic Albanians are expected on the streets of capital.Many people here are flying the Albanian flag.Kosovo's new flag is yet to be unveiled.This concerns that this may spark spread violence.16,000 NATO troops are based in Kosovo and security is tight."

The UN high commissioner for refugees,* has said it's time to start considering the possibility of organizing the voluntary return of some of millions of Iraqis fled their home because of the violence.Mr.* has agreed with Iraq government from assessment of conditions on the growing to take place to see of it is safe for refugees to return.
"Returns can only take place voluntarily in safely and dignity.And people must see their basic problems.So there is a lot of work to be done.And we're doing together with Iraqi government in the assessment,uh,in order to look at future opportunities of return that we hope will be able to take place in a way that will consequent to nationally conciliation and to reconciliation of the country."

A former Nazi SS member who was convicted in his absence of war crimes in Italy has started a prison center in sountern Italy following his extradition from Canada.The man // was found guilty in 2000 of killings committed when he was conrride guard in northen Italy in the last year of Second World War.

World News from the BBC.

At the start of his tour of Africa,president Bush has urged an end of violence in Kenya.He said Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice would underline a message of her forthcoming visit there.Mr.Bush said Africa's many conflicts were not the main forces,he wanted to highlight success of stories.
"It's a lot of more work to be done when we come on this trip,let's say,look at the success we'd have,we've been,by the way,not America's successes,there are joint successes.And look at the work that needs to be done."

Tens of thousands of Armenians have held rally in capital / in support of one of main opposition candidate in Tuesday's presidential election./ has accused the authories of preparing to rig the vote.President / is stepping down after serving the maxium two terms.Observers say president is likely to transfer his choosen successor,the Prime Minister //.

A major scientific conference in United States has heard a robot with artifical intelligence would become as clever as humans within 20 years.The inventor and author // told the meeting of American Assosiation for Advancement of science that progress in molecular computing would provide what it called the hardware for human level arifical intelligence by the 2020s.He said there's already more than 20 regions of human brain have been modeled and stimulated.

A Brazilian film about police violence has won the Golden Bear,the top prize of the Berlin Film Festival.The film' Elite Squad'directed by Jose Padilha ,portrays the operations of a paramilitary police unit in Rio de Janeiro.The American film maker Paul Thomas Anderson won best director for 'There will be blood'.The Best Actor Award went to the Iranian / for his perfermance in 'the song of Sparrows'as an / farmer who moved to Iran when he loses his job.


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