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BBC news with Marian Marshall;

The governing party in Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe Zanu-PF has lost majority in parliament for the first time since independence in 1980.official results show opposition parties won more than half of the available seats with the movement for democratic change getting the largest chair.
The BBC is banned from reporting from Zimbabwe, but Ian Pannell has managed getting into the country.

“There was a street of joy and a small victory dance as the latest results from parliamentary elections came through. We joined supporters of MDC in their office as news was released that they will take control of the country’s parliament for the first time. The economy is disastrous, inflation is rambled, jobs are scarce and people had simply had enough, they feel that Zimbabwe is on the verge of an historic change, but no // until the results of the presidential race were announced, it’s still not guaranteed.


NATO has agreed Ukraine and Georgina will be allowed to start discussing the membership of the military alliance, but officials says it wouldn’t happen at the summit which is started in Bucharest. After a working dinner 26 governments a NATO spokesman said member state agreed it wasn’t a matter of whether but when they will join.
The BBC correspondent at the summit says this will be seen as a significant setback by President Bush, who wants NATO enlargement as part of his legacy.
Greece says it also stopped Macedonia continuing accession talks.

The World Bank has called on the international community to coordinate its efforts in a new deal to fight global hunger. The bank’s president Robert Zoellick said food prices had soared recently as financial markets tumbled;
Our economic correspondent Andrew Walker has the details.

“Mr. Zoellick said that high and volatile food prices are likely to be with us for years to come, the World Bank estimates that 32 countries face potential social unrest because of high food and energy crisis, he said the world food program, United Nation’s agency which response to emergencies need at least half of a billion dollars, otherwise many more people were suffered and staved he said, he said the World Bank would almost double aid into Africa agriculture to 800 million dollars, that he argued could help break the cycle of poverty the smallholder farmers”.

The chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke has predicted the American economy may shrink in the coming month as a result of the credit crunch, but the growth will resume later in the year. Speaking into a congressional committee in Washington Mr. Bernanke acknowledged that the recession was possible; his estimation will be brief and mild.

"It now appears like that real gross domestic product will not grow much, if at all, over the half of the 2008 and even contract slightly. We expect economic activities to strengthen in the second half of the year, however in light of the recent turbulence in financial markets the uncertainty attending this forecast is quite high and the risk remains to the downside.

This is World News from the BBC.

The army in the Afghan state of Mali has used helicopter gunships to attack Tuareg rebel oppositions in the northeast of the country, after the rebels reportedly try to ambush a military convoy. Reuter’s news agency quoted a Malian official as saying several people were killed by the helicopters. This skirmish came just hours after Libyan mediators said negotiations were progressing over the fate of Government soldiers captured by the rebels in March.
 
A deal to sell the loss-making Italian airline Alitalia to one of its competitors has collapsed, another European airline Air France KLM have been negotiating to take over Alitalia. Announcing the news Alitalia said its chairman Maurizio Prato had resigned. Negotiations with trade unions in Rome ended with a walkout by Air France's Chief Executive Jean-Cyril Spinetta.
David Willey reports;

“Mr. Spinetta told the unions that the deal could go ahead, unless there was an agreement on a number of Alitalia pilots, cabinet crew and maintenance workers who lose their jobs; although Air France promised help in resettling the former Alitalia staff, the deadline for agreement expired after the unions rejected the deal. The Italian government has been trying more than a year to sell its 49.9 percent share in the National Flight Carrier, which is set to be losing more than 1 million dollars a day.

An Islamist militant accused involvement in the killing of 4 France tourists in Mauritania has escaped from police custody just he was about to go on trial. The suspect Sidi Ould Sidna is accused shooting dead four French tourists in southern Mauritania in December last year.

A British crew’s ship with more than 400 passengers on board is being detained by authorities on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The vessel is being held in port because of a debt    allegedly owed by a company which used to operate it which went into administration; new owners say they are working together to get the ship release as soon as possible.

BBC news.
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