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The former Colombian Presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt has been reunited with her family the day after she was rescued from 6 year’s captivity at the hands of FARC rebels. Mr. Betancourt, and 14 her fellow captives, were freed by Colombian forces close to the Venezuelan border. The Colombian government says it’s the beginning of the end of the FARC. James Ingham reports from Bogotá:

 

Colombia’s President Alvaro Uribe says he wants the hostages rescued to be a part towards peace, but he remained committed to fighting the guerrillas with force. President Chavez meanwhile says he too yields for a peaceful solution. But he wants as much as this guerrillas to be listened to, and to play a role in the political future of the country. Ingrid Betancourt herself has thanked President Chavez and Ecuador’s President Refiel Korea for their mediation, but she’s told them they must respect Colombian diplomacy. Colombia’s elected Alvaro Uribe are not the FARC, she said. From Colombia, Ingrid Betancourt is expected to fly to France where she grew up, studied, and raised her two children. With the French media covering organization:

 

Firstly in the sense they were infiltrated, secondly, there was a breakdown in communication with leaders, a lack of coordination in an operation, a lack of logistics, ensured it is an organization that is finished.

 

From Colombia, Ingrid Betancourt is expected to fly to France where she grew up, studied and raised her two children. With the French media coving her release virtually non-stop, Ingrid Betancourt is expected to receive a lavish welcome.

 

Regular direct chart flights between mainland China and Taiwan are starting today, the first such service in more than 50 years. The flights were connecting Beijing and four other major Chinese cities with Taiwan, which has been preparing for a major in-flood of tourist that could stimulate the economy. Caroline Gluck reports from Taiwan.

 

The non-stop direct flights have been seen as another historic step in relations between the two sides. A total of 36 flights will be launched this weekend connecting five major cities in China to six airports in Taiwan. More than 600 Chinese tourists will be traveling to Taiwan on week long package trips. Not been given the red carpet treatments, their numbers are expected to rapidly increase, since Beijing has said it will allow up to 3000 tourists a day to visit Taiwan from July 18th.

 

After a hearing lasting more than 6 hours, Turkey’s highest court has said it will rule as soon as possible in the case end of closing down of the country’s governing party. The BBC correspondent in Ankara says the verdict did not expect before August on whether the AK Party, which has / political Islamic should be dispended and dozens of its members’ ban from politics. The prosecutors say that AK leaders wanted to impose Islamic law on Turkey, but AK officials denied this.

 

World News from the BBC.

 

Ethiopia says its troops have killed at least 71 Islamists insurgents in fighting in central Somalia this week. In the rest statements on its military operation in Somalia, the Ethiopian Ministry of Defense said among the dead were several leaders of the Union of Islamic Courts and Shibed Militia. It did not mention how many Ethiopians were killed.

 

Zambia has denied the reports that President Lebino Mulawasa has died in hospital in France where he was taken for treated after a stoke. The vice president Rubi Abenda said Mr. Mulawasa’s condition was stable. Earlier, a South Africa radio station reported Mr. Mulawasa has dead quoting Zambian officials.

 

President Mulawasa was rushed to the hospital on Monday after being taken ill at the African Union summit in Egypt was later flown to Paris.

 

A judge in the United States has ordered the internet search company Google to hand over the details of every video that every user has watched on its subsidiary Youtube. The order was part of the copyright case brought by American media giant Biacom. Rubi Caflin Jone reports:

 

Biacom accused Youtube of infringing its copyright by allowing users to post materials from its programs. Now a judge in the United States has ordered Google to hand over all of its records. That includes details of every video that has been watch by any of Youtube’s millions of users around the world plus their logging details for the site. Privacy campaignists attack the ruling, arguing it threatens to expose deeply private information about the viewing habits of Youtube users.

 

At least 5 people were drown in Slovenia after their car was broke up and it was sucked under water into a hydro electrical dam. 8 other people are still missing, rescue workers think the both tank after the heating the partially breakdown on the Suburb River. A Member of Parliament of the major city nearly is reported amongst the missing.

 

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