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BBC News with Marian Marshall.

 

A former Colombia presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt has been reunited with her family the day after she was rescued from six years' captivity at the hand of FARC rebels. // 14 fellow captives were free by Colombian forces close to the Venezuela border. The Colombian government says it's the beginning of the end of the FARC. James Ingham reports from //.

 

Colombia's president, Alvaro Uribe, says he wants the hostages rescued to be a path towards peace. But he remains committed to fighting the guerrillas with force. President Chavez says he too yawns for a peaceful solution. But he wants the // guerillas 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 Rafael Correa for their mediation. But she's told that they must respect Colombia diplomacy, Colombia's elected out low ropey, and 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, first in the sense that they will infiltrate, second leader was to bring down in communication with leaders, a luck coordination in their operations, a luck logistics, insured 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 covering her release virtually non-stop, Ingrid Betancourt is expected to receive a lavish welcome.

 


Regular direct / flights between Mainland China and Taiwan are starting today, the first of such service in more than 50 years. The flights will connect Beijing and four other major Chinese cities with Taiwan, which has been preparing for a major inflexible tourism that could stimulate the economy. Careline Gluck reports from Taiwan.

 

The non-stop direct flight has been seen as another historic / relations between the two sides. The 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 a week long package trips, not been given // the // treatment. The 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 would rule as soon as possible in the case in closing down the country's governing party. The BBC correspondent in Ankara says a vertical resort is expected before August on whether the AK Party, which has its // political Islam, should be disbanded and dozens of its members banned from politics. The prosecutors said the 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 Islamized insurgents in fighting in central Somalia this week. In a rest statement on its military operation in Somalia, the Ethiopian Ministry of Defense said the amount of dead was several leaders of the Union of Islamic Courts and the // militia. It did not mention how many Ethiopians were killed.

 


Zambia has denied reports that President Levy Mwanawasa has died in a hospital in France, where he was taken for treatment after a stroke. The vice president, Rupiah Banda, said Mr. Mwanawasa's condition was stable. Earlier, a South African radio station reported Mr. Mwanawasa as dead according to Zambian officials. President // was rushed to hospital on Monday after been taken ill at the African Union Summit in Egypt, and 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 sub-century U-troop. The order was part of a copyright case brought by American media giant //. Rory Cellan-Jones reports.

 

// accused U-troop of infringing its copyright by allowing users to post material from its programs. Now a judge in the United States has ordered Google to hand over all its records. That includes details of every video that has been watched by any of U-troops, millions of users around the world, // then lodging details for the site. Privacy campaign has attacked the ruling, arguing that it threatens to expose deeply private information about the viewing habits of U-troop users.

 

 

At least 5 people were drowned in Slovenia after their car broke up and they were sacked under water into a hydro electric dam. 8 other people are still missing. Rescue workers think the boat sank after hitting the partially built dam on the // River. A member of parliament of a major city nearby is reported amongst the missing.

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