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BBC News with Marian Marshall.


The main opposition leader in Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, has left his home city of Lahore, and joined thousands of supporters on a protest march to the capital Islamabad. Mr. Sharif, a former Prime Minister, and a long-term opponent of the President Asif Zardari defied what he said had been an illegal house arrest order. Barbara Plett reports from Islamabad.


Police tried to stop activists from gathering in Lahore for their long march on Islamabad. They fired tear gas at protestors who pelted them with stones. They also surrounded the house of Nawaz Sharif who was supposed to lead the demonstration demanding restoration of the deposed chief justice. The government said it was only protecting him against security threats. But Mr. Sharif emerged defiant. Police pulled back in a tactical retreat as he left the house, rallying supporters into a jubilant display of force. It's not clear how far he will get. The government has sealed the capital to foil protestors' plans to reach parliament.


Two Israeli traffic police officers have been shot dead in the West Bank. Their car was fired on from another vehicle. Israeli security forces are looking for the gunmen who, they said, were Palestinians. The shooting happened near an Israeli settlement in the Jordan Valley. Two checkpoints in the area had been removed in the last week to ease travel for local Palestinians. A group named after an assassinated Hezbollah commander has said it killed the officers.


NATO forces in Afghanistan say four of their soldiers have died in an attack in the eastern province of Nangarhar. The American troops were in a convoy that was hit by a roadside bomb. In a separate attack in Kabul, two bystanders were killed and 14 injured by a suicide bomber.


The former vice President of the United States Dick Cheney has said that Americans are less safe now that President Obama has overturned anti-terrorism policies introduced during the Bush administration. In his first television interview since leaving office, Mr. Cheney, speaking on CNN, criticized Mr. Obama's decision to close Guantanamo Bay and secret CIA detention sites abroad.


"I think those programs were absolutely essential to the success we enjoyed of being able to collect the intelligence that let us defeat all further attempts to launch attacks against the United States since 9/11. I think that’s a great success story. It was done legally. It was done in accordance with our constitutional practices and principles. President Obama campaigned against it all across the country, and now he is making some choices that in my mind will in fact raise the risk to the American people of another attack. "


An explosion at a world heritage site in Yemen has killed four South Korean tourists and a local man. Security officials believed it was a terrorist attack, but didn't rule out other possibilities. The blast happened as the tourists were taking pictures of the sunset from a hill overlooking the historic city of Shebam which is known for its mud-brick skyscrapers in southwest Yemen.

 

World News from the BBC.


Oil ministers from the 12 OPEC countries have agreed they won't reduce the amount of oil they are currently producing. However, they will strictly enforce cuts they'd announced earlier of more than four million barrels a day. The ministers, meeting in the Austrian capital Vienna, were trying to establish how to respond to the recent big falls in the price of oil. It's now trading at about a third of the price it reached last year.

 

The President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, says a referendum will be held as soon as possible to resolve a stand-off with the opposition that’s led to months of unrest. Jonah Fisher reports from the capital, Antananarivo.


Both Madagascar's main political factions say they represent true democracy. Supporters of President Marc Ravalomanana point out that their man has won the last two general elections. The opposition shrug that off and say he's since become a dictator, forgetting the poor and curbing press freedom. Now the president has challenged his opponents to put their claims to the test. It's not clear what question will be posed, but the president said the vote would be held in the shortest time possible and called on international partners to assist. The opposition must now decide whether to take part.


Reports from El Salvador say voting has been going peacefully in the country's presidential election. The candidate of the former left-wing FMLN rebel movement, Mauricio Funes, is challenging the right-wing government that's held power for more than two decades since the end of the civil war. Mr. Funes’ conservative opponent Rodrigo Ávila is having to deal with disillusionment with the ruling party at a time when economic hardship has been increasing. Thousands of Salvadorans living in the United States, most of whom support Mr. Ávila, have flown home so they can vote. The FMLN won the country's first ever congressional elections in January. There are about 4,000 observers in El Salvador to monitor the vote.

 

BBC World Service News.


Glossary:

pelt sb. with sth.: If you pelt someone with something, you throw things at them.

rally:
When people rally to something or when something rallies them, they unite to support it.

foil: If you foil someone's plan or attempt to do something, for example, to commit a crime, you succeed in stopping them from doing what they want. (JOURNALISM)

in accordance with: If something is done in accordance with a particular rule or system, it is done in the way that the rule or system says that it should be done.

skyscraper: A skyscraper is a very tall building in a city.


shrug off: If you shrug something off, you ignore it or treat it as if it is not really important or serious.

curb: If you curb something, you control it and keep it within limits.

disillusionment: Disillusionment is the disappointment that you feel when you discover that something is not as good as you had expected or thought.

 






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The main opposition leader in Bakistan * Sheriff has left his home city of Lahor, and joint thousands of supporters on a protest march to the capital Islambad. Mr. Sheriff, the former priminister and a long-term oponent of president Assif Sadari, defied what he said to be a illegal house arrest order. Bubber Port report from Islambad.
Police tried to stop activists from gathering in Lahor for their long march on Islambad. They fired tear gas at pretester who *at them with stones. They also surrounded the house of * Sheriff who was supposed lead the demonstration demanding resteration of the depose cheif  justice. The goverment said it as only protecting him from security threats. But Mr. Sheriff emerge defient. Police polled back in a tactical retreat as he left the house, rallying supporters into a jubiliant display of force. It's not clear how far he will get. The goverment has seal the capital to foil protesters' plan to reach parliament.
Two Isralian traffic officers has been shot dead in the west bank. Their car was filed onto another vehicle. The Isralian security force is looking for the gunman who they said was Palastanian.The shooting happened here in the Isralian settlement in the Jordon valley. Two check points have been removed last week, to ease travel for local Palarstanians. A group named after asassinated * commander said it killed the officers.
Native forces in Afganistan said that 4 of their soldiers have died in a attack in the eastern province of Nangar Aha. The American troops were in a convoy and was hit by a road side bomb. In a * attack in Carbo, 2 by-standers were killed and 14 injured by a suiside bomber.
The former vice President of the Unites States Dick Chainy has said that the American is less safe now that President Obama has over turned the anti terrorism policies introduced during the Bush administration. In his first televesion interview since leaving office, Mr. Chainy speaking on CNN criticized Mr. Obama's decision to close Guantanamo Bay and secret CIA detension sites abroad.
I think thsoe programs were absolutely essential to the success we enjoyed of being able of collecting intelligence that led us to defeat all further attempts of lauching attacts against the United States since 911, and it was a great success story. It was done leagally and in accordance to our constutional practices and principles. President Obama is against all over the country, and now he is making some choices that in my mind, will in fact raise the risk to American people of another attact.
An explotion at world herrited site in Yemen has killed four south korean tourists and a local man. The security officials believed that it was a terrorist attact but didn't rule out other possibilities. The blast happened as the tourists were taking pictictures of the sunset from a hill overlooking the historic city of Shiban which is known for its * skycrapers in southwest Yemen. 
World news from the BBC.
Oil ministers from the 12 OPEC countries have agreed that they won't produce the amount of oil that currently producing. However they will stictly enforce counter side anounce earlier of more than 4 million barrals a day. The ministers, meeting at the Austrain capital Viena, are trying to establish how to respond to the recent big falls in the price of oil. It now traded at a third of its price that it reached last year.
The president of Madcasca * said a referendum will be held as soon as possible to resolve the standoff opposition that led to months of unrest. Jonna Fish reports from the capital of **.
Both Madcasca's main political santions say they represent true democracy. Supporters of president *** pointed out that * has won the last two genral elections. The oposition shrug that off, and said that he since became the dictater, forgetting the poor and curbing press freedom. Now the President has challenged his opponents to put their claim to test. He's not clear what question to be post, but the president said that the vote will be hold at the shortest time possible and called on international parterners to assist. The opposition is now deciding whether to take part.
Report from * say voting has been going peacefully in the country's presidential election. Candidate of the former left wing ***movement **is challenging the right wing government ** for more than 2 decades since the end of the civil war. Mr. *'s conservative opponent ** has to deal with disillutionment with the ruling party at the time when economic hardship is been increasing. Thousands of ** living in the United States, most of whom support MR. **, have been flying home so they can vote. The ** the country's 1st ever congresional elections in January there are about 4 thousand observers in ** to moniter the vote.
BBC world service news.

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BBC NEWS WITH maria Marshall

The main opposition leader in Bakistan Nawaz Sharif has left his home city of  Lahore, and joint thousands of supporters on a protest march to the capital Islambad. Mr. Sharif, the former priminister and a long-term opponent of president Asif Zardari, defied what he said to be a illegal house arrest order. Babur Pleag report from Islambad.
Police try to stop activists from gathering in Lahore for their long march on Islambad. They fired tear gas at protester who pelted them with stones. They also surrounded the house of Nawaz Sharif who was supposed to lead the demonstration demanding restoration of the depose cheif justice. The goverment said it was only protecting him against security threats. But Mr. Sharif immerge defiant. Police pull back in a tactical retreat as he left the house, rallying supporters into a jubilant display of force. It's not clear how far he will get. The goverment has seal the capital to foil protesters' plans to reach parliament.
Two Isralian traffic police officers has been shot dead in the west bank. Their car was filed onto another vehicle. The Isreali security force is looking for the gunman who they said were Palestinian. The shooting happened near an Isralian settlement in the Jordon valley. Two check points in this area have been removed last week, to ease travel for local Palestinians. A group named after assassinated Attallah commander hassaid it killed the officers.
Native forces in Afganistan say 4 of their soldiers have died in a attack in the eastern province of Nangarhar.The American troops were in a convoy and it was hit by a roadside bomb. In a separate attack in Kabul, 2 bystanders were killed and 14 injured by a suicide bomber.
The former vice President of the Unites States Dick Cheney has said that the American is a less safe now that President Obama has overturned the anti-terrorism policies introduced during the Bush administration. In his first televesion interview since leaving office, Mr. Cheney speaking on CNN criticized Mr. Obama's decision to close Guantanamo Bay and secret CIA Detention sites abroad.
I think thsoe programs were absolutely essential to the success we enjoyed of being able of collecting intelligence that led us to defeat all further attempts of lauching attacts against the United States since 911, and there was a great success story. It was done leagally and it was done in accordance to our consitutional practices and principles. President Obama campaignagainst the whole across the country, and now he is making some choices that in my mind, will in fact raise the risk to American people of another attact.
An explosion at world heritage site in Yemen has killed four south korean tourists and a local man. The security officials believed that it was a terrorist attact but didn't rule out other possibilities. The blast happened as the tourists were taking pictictures of the sunset from a hill overlooking the historic city of [Sheba which is known for its multi-breaks skycrapers in southwest Yemen.
World news from the BBC.
Oil ministers from the 12 OPEC countries have agreed that they won't reduce the amount of oil that currently producing. However they will strictly enforce cut sale anounce earlier of more than 4 million barrals a day. The ministers, meeting in the Austrain capital Viena, will trying to establish how to respond to the recent big fall in the price of oil. It now trading at about third of theprice that reached last year.
The president of Madagascar Marc Ravalomananasaid a referendum will be held as soon as possible to resolve the standoff opposition that led to months of unrest. Jonna Fish reports from the capital of Antananarivo.
Both Madagascar's main political factions say they represent true democracy. Supporters of president [Marc Ravalomanana pointed out thatMohrmann has won the last two general elections. The oposition shrug that off, and said he since became a dictator, forgetting the poor and curbing press freedom. Now the President has challenged his opponents to put their claim to test. He's not clear what question to be post, but the president said that the vote will be hold at the shortest time possible and called on international partners to assist. The opposition is now decide whether to take part.
Report from El Salvador say voting has been going peacefully in the country's presidential election. the Candidate of the former left wing Rafael Correa rebel movement Mauricio Funes is challenging the right wing government that set apart for more than 2 decades since the end of the civil war. Mr. Funes conservative opponent Andry Rajoelina he is having to deal with disillusionment with the ruling party at the time when economic hardship is been increasing. Thousands of salvadorans living in the United States, most of whom support MR. Rajoelina, have flown home so they can vote. The ** won the country's 1st ever congressionalelections in January there are about 4 thousand observers in El Salvador to monitor the vote.
BBC world service news.
 

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BBC News with Marian Marshall.

 

The main opposition leader in Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has left his home city of Lahore, and joined thousands of supporters on a protest march to the capital Islambad. Mr. Sheriff, the former priminister and a long-term oponent of President Asif Ali Zardari, defied what he said to be an illegal house arrest order. Barbara Plett reports from Islamabad.

 

Police tried to stop activists from gathering in Lahor for their long march on Islambad. They fired tear gas at pretester who / at them with stones. They also surrounded the house of Nawaz Sharif who was supposed to lead the demonstration demanding restoration of the deposed cheif justices. The goverment said it was only protecting him from security threats. But Mr. Sharif emerged defiant. Police polled back in a tactical retreat as he left the house, rallying supporters into a jubiliant display of force. It's not clear how far he will get. The goverment has sealed the capital to foil protesters' plan to reach Parliament.

 

Two Israeli traffic officers had been shot dead in the West Bank. Their cars were fired onto another vehicle. Israel security force is looking for the gunmen who they said was Palestinian. The shooting happened near the Israel settlement in the Jordon valley. Two check points in the area had been removed last week to ease travel for local Palestinians. A group named after asassinated Hezbollah commander said it killed the officers.

 

NATO forces in Afganistan said that four of their soldiers have died in an attack in the eastern province of Nangar Aha. The American troops were in a convoy and was hit by a road side bomb. In a seperated attack in Kabul, two by-standers were killed and 14 injured by a suiside bomber.

 

The former Vice President of the Unites States Dick Cheney has said that the American's less safe now that President Obama has over turned the anti-terrorism policies ,introduced during the Bush administration. In his first televesion interview since leaving office, Mr. Cheny speaking on CNN criticized Mr. Obama's decision to close Guantanamo Bay and secret CIA detension sites abroad.

 

I think thsoe programs were absolutely essential to the success we enjoyed of being able of collecting intelligence that led us to defeat all further attempts of lauching attacts against the United States since 911, and it was a great success story. It was done leagally and was done in accordance to our constutional practices and principles. President Obama is against all over the country, and now he is making some choices that in my mind, will in fact raise the risk to American people of another attact.

 

 

An explosion at world heritage site in Yemen had killed four South Korean tourists and a local man. The security officials believed that it was a terrorist attact but didn't rule out other possibilities. The blast happened as the tourists were taking pictures of the sunset from a hill overlooking the historic city of Shiban which is known for its mud-brick skycrapers in Southwest Yemen.

 

World News from the BBC.

 

Oil Ministers from the 12 OPEC countries have agreed that they won't produce the amount of oil that currently producing. However, they will stictly enforce counter side anounce earlier of more than 4 million barrals a day. The ministers, meeting at the Austrain capital Viena, are trying to establish how to respond to the recent big falls in the price of oil. It is now trading at a third of its price that it reached last year.

 

The President of Madcasca Marc Ravalomanana said a referendum will be held as soon as possible to resolve the standoff opposition that led to months of unrest. Jonna Fish reports from the capital of Antananarivo.

 

Both Madcasca's main political santions say they represent true democracy. Supporters of President Marc Ravalomanana pointed out their man has won the last two general elections. The oposition shrug that off, and said that he since became the dictater, forgetting the poor and curbing press freedom. Now the President has challenged his opponents to put their claim to test. He's not clear what question would be posed, but the president said that the vote will be held at the shortest time possible and called on international parterners to assist. The opposition is now deciding whether to take part.

 

Reports from El Salvador say voting has been going peacefully in the country's presidential election. Candidate of the former left wing rebel movement Mauricio Funes is challenging the right wing government for more than two decades since the end of the civil war. Mr. Fune's conservative opponent Rodrigo Avila has to deal with disillusionment with the ruling party at the time when economic hardship is been increasing. Thousands of Salvadorians living in the United States, most of whom support Mr.Avila, have been flying home so they can vote. The FMLN the country's first ever congressional elections in January .There are about four thousand observers in El Salvador to monitor the vote.

 

BBC World Service News.

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BBC News with Marian Marshall.


The main opposition leader in Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has left his home city of Lahore, and joined thousands of supporters on a protest march to the capital Islamabad. Mr. Sharif, the former Prime Minister and a long-term opponent to the President Asif Zardari defied what he said being an illegal house arrest order. Barbara Plett reports from Islamabad.


Police tried to stop activists from gathering in Lahore for their long march on Islamabad. They fired tear gas at protestors who pelted them with stones. They also surrounded the house of Nawaz Sharif who was supposed to lead the demonstration demanding restoration of the deposed chief Justice. The government said it was only protecting him against security threats. But Mr. Sharif emerged defiant. Police pulled back an tactical retreat as he left the house, rallying supporters into a jubilant display of force. It's not clear how far he will get. The government has sealed the capital to foil protestors' plans to reach parliament.


Two Israeli tarrafic police officers have been shot dead in the west bank. Their car was filed onto another vehicle. Israli security forces are looking for the gunmen who they said were Palestinians. The shooting happened near Israeli settlement in the Jordan valley. Two check points in this area have been removed last week, to ease travel for local Palestinians. A group named after an assassinated Hezbollah commander has said it killed the officers.


NATO forces in Afghanistan say 4 of their soldiers have died in an attack in the eastern province of Nangarhar. The American troops were in a convoy that was hit by a roadside bomb. In a separate attack in Kabul, 2 bystanders were killed and 14 injured by a suicide bomber.


The former vice President of the Unites States Dick Cheney has said that the Americans are less safe now as President Obama has overturned anti-terrorism policies introduced during the Bush administration. In his first television interview since leaving office, Mr. Cheney speaking on CNN criticized Mr. Obama's decision to close Guantanamo Bay and secret CIA detention sites abroad.


" I think those programs were absolutely essential to the success we've enjoyed of being able to collect the intelligence that led us to defeat all further attempts to launch attacks against the United States since 911, and there was a great success story. It was done leagally and it was done in accordance to our constitutional practicism principles. President Obama campaigned against it all across the country, and now he is making some choices that in my mind, will in fact raise the risk to American people of another attack. "


An explosion at a world heritage site in Yemen has killed four South Korean tourists and a local man. The security officials believed that it was a terrorist attack, but didn't rule out other possibilities. The blast happened as the tourists were taking the pictures of the sunset from a hill overlooking the historic city of Sheba, which is known for its mountain break skycrapers in southwest Yemen.

 

World news from the BBC.


Oil ministers from the 12 OPEC countries have agreed that they won't reduce the amount of oil that're currently producing. However they will strictly enforce cut sale anounced earlier of more than 4 million barrels a day. The ministers, meeting in the Austrain capital Vienna would try to establish how to respond to the recent big falls in the price of oil. It's now trading at about a third of the price it reached last year.

 

The President of Madagascar Marc Ravalomanana says a referendum will be held as soon as possible to resolve the standoff with the opposition that led to months of unrest. Jonah Fisher reports from the capital Antananarivo.


Both Madagascar's main political factions say they represent true democracy. Supporters of President Marc Ravalomanana pointed out that their man has won the last two general elections. The opposition shrugged that off and say he's since become a dictator, forgetting the poor and curbing press freedom. Now the President has challenged his opponents to put their claim to the test. It is not clear what question will be posed, but the president said the vote would be held in the shortest time possible and called on international partners to assist. The opposition was now decide whether to take part.


Reports from El Salvador say voting has been going peacefully in the country's presidential election. The candidate of the former left wing FLMN rebel movement Mauricio Funes is challenging the right wing government that // for more than 2 decades since the end of the civil war. Mr. Funes's conservative opponent Avila Rodrigo is having to deal with disillusionment with the ruling party at the time when economic hardship has been increasing. Thousands of // living in the United States, most of whom support Mr. Avila, have flown home so they can vote. The FLMN won the country's first ever congressional elections in January. There are about 4, 000 observers in El Salvador to monitor the vote.

 

BBC world service news.


 

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BBC News with Marian Marshall.

 

The main opposition leader in Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has left his home city of Lahore and joins thousands of supporters on a protest march to the capital Islamabad. Mr. Sharif, a former Prime Minister and a long-term opponent of the President Asif Zardari defied what he said it being an illegal house arrest order. Barbara Plett reports from Islamabad. 

 

Police try to stop activists from gathering in Lahore for the long march on Islamabad. They fired tea gas at protestors who pelted them with stones. They also surrounded the house of Nawaz Sharif who was supposed to lead the demonstration demanding restoration of the disposed chief justice. The government said it was only protecting him against security threats. But Mr. Sharif emerged defiant. Police pulled back in a tactic retreat as he left the house, rallying supporters into a jubilant display force. It’s not clear how far he will get. The government has sealed the capital to foil protestors’ plans to reach parliament.

 

Two Israeli traffic police officers have been shot dead in the West Bank. Their car was fired on from another vehicle. Israeli security forces are looking for the gunmen who they said were Palestinians. The shooting happened near an Israeli settlement in the Jordan Valley. Two checkpoints in the area had been removed last week to ease travel for local Palestinians. A group named after an assassinated Hezbollah commander has said it killed the officers.

 

NATO forces in Afghanistan say four of their soldiers have died in an attack in the eastern province of Nangarhar. The American troops were in a convoy that was hit by a roadside bomb. In a separate attack in Kabul, two bystanders were killed and 40 injured by a suicide bomber.

 

The former vice president of the United States Dick Cheney has said that Americans are less safe, now that President Obama has overturned anti-terrorism policies introduced during the Bush administration. In his first television interview since leaving office, Mr. Cheney speaking on CNN criticized Mr. Obama’s decision to close Guantanamo Bay and secrets CIA detention sites abroad.

 

I think those programs were absolutely essential to the success we enjoyed of being able to collect the intelligence that led us defeat all further attempts to launch attacks against the United States since 9/11. I think that’s a great success story. It was done legally. It was done in accordance with our constitutional practices and principles. President Obama campaigned against it all across the country. And now he is making some choices that in my mind will in fact, raise the risk to the American people of another attack.

 

An explosion into world heritage site in Yemen has killed four South Korean tourists and a local man. Security officials believe it was a terrorist attack but didn’t rule out other possibilities. The blast happened as the tourists were taking pictures of the sunset from the hill overlooking the historic city of Shibam which is known for its mud-brick skyscrapers in southwest Yemen.

 

World News from the BBC.

 

Oil ministers from the 12 OPEC countries have agreed they won’t reduce the amount of oil they are currently producing. However they will strictly enforce cuts that are announced earlier of more than four million barrels a day. The ministers meeting in the Austrian capital Vienna were trying to establish how to respond to the recent big falls in the price of oil. It’s now trading at about third of the price it reached last year.

 

The President of Madagascar Marc Ravalomanana says a referendum will be held as soon as possible to resolve a standoff with the opposition that’s led to months of unrest. Jonah Fisher reports from the capital Antananarivo.

 

Both Madagascar’s main political factions say they represent true democracy. Supporters of President Marc Ravalomanana point out that their man has won the last two general elections. The opposition shrug that off and say he since became a dictator, forgetting the poor, and curbing press freedom. Now the president has challenged his opponents to put their claims to the test. It’s not clear what question will be posed but the president said the vote will be held in a shortest time a possible and called on international partners to assist. The opposition will now decide whether to take part.

 

Reports from El Salvador say voting has been going peacefully in the country’s presidential election. The candidate of the former left-wing FMLN rebel movement Mauricio Funes is challenging the right-wing government that’s sat power for more than two decades since the end of the civil war. Mr. Funes’ conservative opponent Rodrigo Avila is having to deal with disillusionment with the ruling party at a time when economic hardship has been increasing. Thousands of Salvadorians living in the United States, most of whom are supporters of Mr. Avila have flown home so they can vote. The FMLN won the country’s first ever congressional elections in general. There are about 4,000 observers in El Salvador to monitor the vote.

 

BBC world service news.

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BBC News with Marian Marshall.


The main opposition leader in Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has left his home city of Lahore, and joined thousands of supporters on a protest march to the capital Islamabad. Mr. Sharif, the former Prime Minister and a long-term opponent to the President Asif Zardari defied what he said being an illegal house arrest order. Barbara Plett reports from Islamabad.


Police tried to stop activists from gathering in Lahore for their long march on Islamabad. They fired tear gas at protestors who pelted them with stones. They also surrounded the house of Nawaz Sharif who was supposed to lead the demonstration demanding restoration of the deposed chief Justice. The government said it was only protecting him against security threats. But Mr. Sharif emerged defiant. Police pulled back an tactical retreat as he left the house, rallying supporters into a jubilant display of force. It's not clear how far he will get. The government has sealed the capital to foil protestors' plans to reach parliament.


Two Israeli
traffic police officers have been shot dead in the west bank. Their car was filed onto another vehicle. Israeli security forces are looking for the gunmen who they said were Palestinians. The shooting happened near Israeli settlement in the Jordon valley. Two check points in this area have been removed last week, to ease travel for local Palestinians. A group named after assassinated // commander has said it killed the officers.


NATO forces in Afghanistan say 4 of their soldiers have died in an attack in the eastern province of Nangarhar. The American troops were in a convoy that was hit by a roadside bomb. In a separate attack in Kabul, 2 bystanders were killed and 14 injured by a suicide bomber.


The former vice President of the Unites States Dick Cheney has said that the Americans are less safe now as President Obama has overturned anti-terrorism policies introduced during the Bush administration. In his first television interview since leaving office, Mr. Cheney speaking on CNN criticized Mr. Obama's decision to close Guantanamo Bay and secret CIA detention sites abroad.


" I think those programs were absolutely essential to the success we've enjoyed of being able to collect intelligence that led us to defeat all further attempts to launch attacks against the United States since 911, and there was a great success story. It was done
legally and it was done in accordance to our constitutional practices and principles. President Obama campaigned against it all across the country, and now he is making some choices that in my mind, will in fact raise the risk to American people of another attack. "


An explosion at a world heritage site in Yemen has killed four South Korean tourists and a local man. The security officials believed that it was a terrorist attack, but didn't rub out other possibilities. The blast happened as the tourists were taking the pictures of the sunset from a hill overlooking the historic city of Sheba, which is known for its mountain break
skyscrapers in southwest Yemen.

 

World news from the BBC.


Oil ministers from the 12 OPEC countries have agreed that they won't reduce the amount of oil
they are currently producing. However they will strictly enforce cut sale announced earlier of more than 4 million barrels a day. The ministers, meeting in the Austrian capital Vienna would try to establish how to respond to the recent big falls in the price of oil. It's now trading at about a third of the price it reached last year.

 

The President of Madagascar Marc Ravalomanana says a referendum will be held as soon as possible to resolve the standoff with the opposition that led to months of unrest. Jonah Fisher reports from the capital Antananarivo.


Both Madagascar's main political factions say they represent true democracy. Supporters of President Marc Ravalomanana pointed out that their man has won the last two general elections. The opposition shrugged that off and say he's since become a dictator, forgetting the poor and curbing press freedom. Now the President has challenged his opponents to put their claim to the test. It is not clear what question will be posed, but the president said the vote would be held in the shortest time possible and called on international partners to assist. The opposition was now decide whether to take part.


Reports from El Salvador say voting has been going peacefully in the country's presidential election. The candidate of the former left wing Rafael Correa rebel movement Mauricio Funes is challenging the right wing government that
share power for more than 2 decades since the end of the civil war. Mr. Funes conservative opponent Andry Rajoelina he is having to deal with disillusionment with the ruling party at the time when economic hardship has been increasing. Thousands of Salvadorans living in the United States, most of who support MR. Rajoelina, have flown home so they can vote. The // won the country's first ever congressional elections in January. There are about 4, 000 observers in El Salvador to monitor the vote.

 

BBC world service news.

 

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The main opposition leader in Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has left his home city of Lahore, and joint thousands of supporters on a protest march to the capital Islambad. Mr. Sharif, the former priminister and a long-term oponent of president Asif Zardari, defied what he said to be a illegal house arrest order. Babur Pleag report from Islambad. Police tried to stop (activism) from gathering in Lahore for their long march on Islambad. They fired tear gas at (protester) who pelted them with stones. They also surrounded the house of Nawaz Sharif who was supposed to lead the demonstration demanding restoration of the depose (chief) justice. The goverment said it as only protecting him against security threats. But Mr. Sharif immerge defiant. Police polled back in a tactical retreat as he left the house, rallying supporters into a jubilant display of force. It's not clear how far he will get. The goverment has seal the capital to foil protesters' plans to reach parliament. 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BBC News with Marian Marshall.


The main opposition leader in Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has left his home city of Lahore, and joined thousands of supporters on a protest march to the capital Islamabad. Mr. Sharif, the former Prime Minister and a long-term opponent to the President Asif Zardari defied what he said being an illegal house arrest order. Barbara Plett reports from Islamabad.


Police tried to stop activists from gathering in Lahore for their long march on Islamabad. They fired tear gas at protestors who pelted them with stones. They also surrounded the house of Nawaz Sharif who was supposed to lead the demonstration demanding restoration of the deposed chief Justice. The government said it was only protecting him against security threats. But Mr. Sharif emerged defiant. Police pulled back an tactical retreat as he left the house, rallying supporters into a jubilant display of force. It's not clear how far he will get. The government has sealed the capital to foil protestors' plans to reach parliament.


Two Israeli traffic police officers have been shot dead in the west bank. Their car was filed onto another vehicle. Israeli security forces are looking for the gunmen who they said were Palestinians. The shooting happened near Israeli settlement in the Jordon valley. Two check points in this area have been removed last week, to ease travel for local Palestinians. A group named after assassinated Hezbollah commander has said it killed the officers.


NATO forces in Afghanistan say 4 of their soldiers have died in an attack in the eastern province of Nangarhar. The American troops were in a convoy that was hit by a roadside bomb. In a separate attack in Kabul, 2 bystanders were killed and 14 injured by a suicide bomber.


The former vice President of the Unites States Dick Cheney has said that the Americans are less safe now as President Obama has overturned anti-terrorism policies introduced during the Bush administration. In his first television interview since leaving office, Mr. Cheney speaking on CNN criticized Mr. Obama's decision to close Guantanamo Bay and secret CIA detention sites abroad.


" I think those programs were absolutely essential to the success we've enjoyed of being able to collect intelligence that led us to defeat all further attempts to launch attacks against the United States since 911, and there was a great success story. It was done legally and it was done in accordance to our constitutional practices and principles. President Obama campaigned against it all across the country, and now he is making some choices that in my mind, will in fact raise the risk to American people of another attack. "


An explosion at a world heritage site in Yemen has killed four South Korean tourists and a local man. The security officials believed that it was a terrorist attack, but didn't rule out other possibilities. The blast happened as the tourists were taking the pictures of the sunset from a hill overlooking the historic city of Sheba, which is known for its mountain break skyscrapers in southwest Yemen.

 

World news from the BBC.


Oil ministers from the 12 OPEC countries have agreed that they won't reduce the amount of oil they are currently producing. However they will strictly enforce cut sale announced earlier of more than 4 million barrels a day. The ministers, meeting in the Austrian capital Vienna would try to establish how to respond to the recent big falls in the price of oil. It's now trading at about a third of the price it reached last year.

 

The President of Madagascar Marc Ravalomanana says a referendum will be held as soon as possible to resolve the standoff with the opposition that led to months of unrest. Jonah Fisher reports from the capital Antananarivo.


Both Madagascar's main political factions say they represent true democracy. Supporters of President Marc Ravalomanana pointed out that their man has won the last two general elections. The opposition shrugged that off and say he's since become a dictator, forgetting the poor and curbing press freedom. Now the President has challenged his opponents to put their claim to the test. It is not clear what question will be posed, but the president said the vote would be held in the shortest time possible and called on international partners to assist. The opposition was now decide whether to take part.


Reports from El Salvador say voting has been going peacefully in the country's presidential election. The candidate of the former left wing FMLN rebel movement Mauricio Funes is challenging the right wing government that conserve power for more than 2 decades since the end of the civil war. Mr. Funes conservative opponent Rodrigo Avila is having to deal with disillusionment with the ruling party at the time when economic hardship has been increasing. Thousands of Salvadorans living in the United States, most of whom support MR. Avila, have flown home so they can vote. The FMLN won the country's first ever congressional elections in January. There are about 4, 000 observers in El Salvador to monitor the vote.

 

BBC world service news.

 

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BBC News with Marian Marshall.


The main opposition leader in Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has left his home city of Lahore, and joined thousands of supporters on a protest march to the capital Islamabad. Mr. Sharif, the former Prime Minister and a long-term opponent to the President Asif Zardari defied what he said to be an illegal house arrest order. Barbara Plett reports from Islamabad.


Police tried to stop activists from gathering in Lahore for their long march on Islamabad. They fired tear gas at protestors who pelted them with stones. They also surrounded the house of Nawaz Sharif who was supposed to lead the demonstration demanding restoration of the deposed chief Justice. The government said it was only protecting him against security threats. But Mr. Sharif emerged defiant. Police pulled back an tactical retreat as he left the house, rallying supporters into a jubilant display of force. It's not clear how far he will get. The government has sealed the capital to foil protestors' plans to reach parliament.


Two Israeli traffic police officers had been shot dead in the west bank. Their car was fired onto another vehicle. Israeli security forces are looking for the gunmen who they said were Palestinians. The shooting happened near an Israeli settlement in the Jordan Valley. Two checkpoints in the area had been removed in the last week, to ease travel for local Palestinians. A group named after an assassinated Hezbollah commander has said it killed the officers.


NATO forces in Afghanistan say 4 of their soldiers have died in an attack in the eastern province of Nangarhar. The American troops were in a convoy that were hit by a roadside bomb. In a separate attack in Kabul, 2 bystanders were killed and 14 injured by a suicide bomber.


The former vice President of the United States Dick Cheney has said that the Americans are less safe now as President Obama has overturned anti-terrorism policies introduced during the Bush administration. In his first television interview since leaving office, Mr. Cheney speaking on CNN criticized Mr. Obama's decision to close Guantanamo Bay and secret CIA detention sites abroad.


" I think those programs were absolutely essential to the success we've enjoyed of being able to collect the intelligence that let us to defeat all further attempts to launch attacks against the United States since 911, and there is a great success story. It was done legally and it was done in accordance with our constitutional practices and principles. President Obama campaigned against it all across the country, and now he is making some choices that in my mind, will in fact raise the risk to American people of another attack. "


An explosion at a world heritage site in Yemen has killed four South Korean tourists and a local man. The security officials believed that it was a terrorist’s attack, but didn't rule out of the other possibilities. The blast happened as the tourists were taking the pictures of the sunset from a hill overlooking the historic city of Sheba, which is known for its mountain break skyscrapers in southwest Yemen.

 

World news from the BBC.


Oil ministers from the 12 OPEC countries have agreed that they won't reduce the amount of oil they are currently producing. However they will strictly enforce cut sale announced earlier of more than 4 million barrels a day. The ministers, meeting in the Austrian capital Vienna would try to establish how to respond to the recent big falls in the price of oil. It's now trading at about a third of the price it reached last year.

 

The President of Madagascar Marc Ravalomanana says a referendum will be held as soon as possible to resolve a standoff with the opposition that led to months of unrest. Jonah Fisher reports from the capital Antananarivo.


Both Madagascar's main political factions say they represent true democracy. Supporters of President Marc Ravalomanana pointed out that their man has won the last two general elections. The opposition shrugged that off and say he's since become a dictator, forgetting the poor and curbing press freedom. Now the President has challenged his opponents to put their claims to the test. It is not clear what question will be posed, but the president said the vote would be held in the shortest time possible and called on international partners to assist. The opposition has now decided whether to take part.


Reports from El Salvador say voting has been going peacefully in the country's presidential election. The candidate of the former left-wing FMLN rebel movement Mauricio Funes is challenging the right wing government that share power for more than 2 decades since the end of the civil war. Mr. Funes conservative opponent
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is having to deal with disillusionment with the ruling party at the time when economic hardship has been increasing. Thousands of Salvadorans living in the United States, most of whom support Mr. Ávila, have flown home so they can vote. The FMLN won the country's first ever congressional elections in January. There are about 4, 000 observers in El Salvador to monitor the vote.

 

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BBC News with Marian Marshall.


The main opposition leader in Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has left his home city of Lahore, and joined thousands of supporters on a protest march to the capital Islamabad. Mr. Sharif, the former Prime Minister and a long-term opponent to the President Asif Zardari defied what he said had been an illegal house arrest order. Barbara Plett reports from Islamabad.


Police tried to stop activists from gathering in Lahore for the long march on Islamabad. They fired tear gas at protestors who pelted them with stones. They also surrounded the house of Nawaz Sharif who was supposed to lead the demonstration demanding restoration of the deposed chief Justice. The government said it was only protecting him against security threats. But Mr. Sharif emerged defiant. Police pulled back in a tactical retreat as he left the house, rallying supporters into a jubilant display of force. It's not clear how far he will get. The government has sealed the capital to foil protestors' plans to reach parliament.


Two Israeli traffic police officers had been shot dead in the West Bank. Their car was fired on from another vehicle. Israeli security forces are looking for the gunmen who they said were Palestinians. The shooting happened near an Israeli settlement in the Jordan Valley. Two checkpoints in the area had been removed in the last week, to ease travel for local Palestinians. A group named after an assassinated Hezbollah commander has said it killed the officers.


NATO forces in Afghanistan say 4 of their soldiers have died in an attack in the eastern province of Nangarhar. The American troops were in a convoy that was hit by a roadside bomb. In a separate attack in Kabul, two bystanders were killed and 14 injured by a suicide bomber.


The former vice President of the United States Dick Cheney has said that / Americans are less safe now that President Obama has overturned anti-terrorism policies introduced during the Bush administration. In his first television interview since leaving office, Mr. Cheney speaking on CNN criticized Mr. Obama's decision to close Guantanamo Bay and secret CIA detention sites abroad.


"I think those programs were absolutely essential to the success we've enjoyed of being able to collect the intelligence that let us / defeat all further attempts to launch attacks against the United States since 911. I think that’s a great success story. It was done legally and it was done in accordance with our constitutional practices and principles. President Obama campaigned against it all across the country, and now he is making some choices that in my mind, will in fact raise the risk to the American people of another attack. "


An explosion at a world heritage site in Yemen has killed four South Korean tourists and a local man. / Security officials believed that it was a terrorist’s attack, but didn't rule out / other possibilities. The blast happened as the tourists were taking / pictures of the sunset from a hill overlooking the historic city of Sheba, which is known for its mud-brick skyscrapers in southwest Yemen.

 

World News from the BBC.


Oil ministers from the 12 OPEC countries have agreed that they won't reduce the amount of oil they are currently producing. However they will strictly enforce cut sale announced earlier of more than 4 million barrels a day. The ministers, meeting in the Austrian capital Vienna would try to establish how to respond to the recent big falls in the price of oil. It's now trading at about a third of the price it reached last year.

 

The President of Madagascar Marc Ravalomanana says a referendum will be held as soon as possible to resolve a standoff with the opposition that’s led to months of unrest. Jonah Fisher reports from the capital Antananarivo.


Both Madagascar's main political factions say they represent true democracy. Supporters of President Marc Ravalomanana pointed out that their man has won the last two general elections. The opposition shrugged that off and say he's since become a dictator, forgetting the poor and curbing press freedom. Now the President has challenged his opponents to put their claims to the test. It is not clear what question will be posed, but the president said the vote would be held in the shortest time possible and called on international partners to assist. The opposition has not decided whether to take part.


Reports from El Salvador say voting has been going peacefully in the country's presidential election. The candidate of the former left-wing FMLN rebel movement Mauricio Funes is challenging the right wing government that sold power for more than 2 decades since the end of the civil war. Mr. Funes’ conservative opponent Rodrigo Ávila is having to deal with disillusionment with the ruling party at the time when economic hardship has been increasing. Thousands of Salvadorans living in the United States, most of whom support Mr. Ávila, have flown home so they can vote. The FMLN won the country's first ever congressional elections in January. There are about 4, 000 observers in El Salvador to monitor the vote.

 

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  The main opposition party in Pakistan * has left his home city of * and join thousands of supporters on a protest march to the Capital Islambad. Mr. Sharif a former Prime Minister and long-term opponent of the President Asif Zardari define waht he said is being illegal house arrest order. Barbara Plett reports from Islambad.
  Police try to stop activities from gathering in the hall for the long march on Islambad. They fire tear gas on protesters who * them with stones. They also surrounded the house of * who was supposed to lead the demonstration demanding resteration of the depose of chief justice. The government said was only protecting him against security threats. But Mr. Sharif emerge *. Police pull back in * retreated as he left the house, rallying supporters into a * display force. It's not clear how far he will get, the government have filled the capital to foul protesters' plans to reach parliament.
  Two Israeli traffic police officers have been shot dead in the West Bank. Their car was fired on from another vehcile. Israeli security forces are looking for the gun man who they said were Palestinians. The shooting happened near an Israeli settlement in the * villay. Two checkpoints in the area have been removed from the last week to ease travel for local Palestinians. The group named after assissnated * commandor has said it killed the officers.
  NATO forces in Afghanistan say four of their soldiers have died in the attack in the eastern province of *. The American troops where in a convey that were hit by a road-side bomb. In the * attack Kabul, two * were killed and 14 injuried by a suicide bomber.
  The former vice President of the United States Dick Cheney are Americans are less safe now that President Obama has overturned anti-terrorism policies introduced during the Bush administration. In his first television interview since leaving office, Mr. Cheney speaking on CNN * MR. Obama's decision to close Guantanamo Bay and * CIA detation sides aborad. "I think programs were absolutely essential to the sucress we enjoyed of being able to collect intelligency that let us to feed all from the * the launch attacks against the United States since 9/11. I hear a great *. It was done legally, it was done * for our Constitution, practice and principles. President Obama campaign against all across the country and now he is now making some choices might mind willing effect raise the risk to the American people of another attack."
  An explosion at the world heritage side in Yemen has killed four South Korean tourists and a local man. Security officials believe it was a terrorist attack but didn't rule out of the possibilities. The blast happened as the tourists were taking pictures of sunset from a hill overlooking a historical city of * which is known for its mud breaks sky * in southwest Yemen.
  World News from the BBC.
  Oil Minister from the 12 OPEC countries have agreed that they wouldn't reduce the amount of oil they are currently producing. However, they will strictly enforce cut sell annouced earlier of more than four million barrels a day. The minister meeting in the Austria Capital Vienna are trying establish how to respond to the recent big false in the price of oil. It's now a trading at about the third of price it reached last year.
  The President of Madagascar Marc Ravalomanana says a referendum will be held as soon as possible. * standoff with opposition has led to month of unrest. * reports from the capital Antananarivo.
  Of Madagascar's main political fictions say they represent true democracy. Supporters of President Marc Ravalomanana pointed out their men has won the last two generla elections. The opposition shrug that off and say that his since become a decitator for getting the poor and curbing press freedom. Now the President is chanllenged to his opponents to put their claims to the test. It' not clear what question will be posed, but the President said the vote will be held in as short as time possible and called on international parters to assist. The opposition is now decide whether to take part.
  Reporters in * say voting has been going peacefully in the country's presidential election. The candidate of former left wing * rebel movement * is challenging the right wing government that sell * for more than two decades since the end of the civil war. Mr. * conservatived opponent for * is having to deal with the dissolutionment with the ruling party at a time when economic * has been increasing. Thousands of * living in the United States, most of whom support Mr. * are flown home so that can vote. * won the country's first ever Congressinal elecions in January. There are about 4,000 observers in * to monitor the vote.
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BBC News with Marian Marshall.


The main opposition leader in Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, has left his home city of Lahore, and joined thousands of supporters on a protest march to the capital Islamabad. Mr. Sharif, a former Prime Minister and a long-term opponent to the President Asif Zardari defied what he said had been an illegal house arrest order. Barbara Plett reports from Islamabad.


Police tried to stop activists from gathering in Lahore for their long march on Islamabad. They fired tear gas at protestors who pelted them with stones. They also surrounded the house of Nawaz Sharif who was supposed to lead the demonstration demanding restoration of the deposed chief justice. The government said it was only protecting him against security threats. But Mr. Sharif emerged defiant. Police pulled back in a tactical retreat as he left the house, rallying supporters into a jubilant display of force. It's not clear how far he will get. The government has sealed the capital to foil protestors' plans to reach parliament.


Two Israeli traffic police officers have been shot dead in the West Bank. Their car was fired on from another vehicle. Israeli security forces are looking for the gunmen who they said were Palestinians. The shooting happened near an Israeli settlement in the Jordan Valley. Two checkpoints in the area had been removed in the last week to ease travel for local Palestinians. A group named after an assassinated Hezbollah commander has said it killed the officers.


NATO forces in Afghanistan say four of their soldiers have died in an attack in the eastern province of Nangarhar. The American troops were in a convoy that was hit by a roadside bomb. In a separate attack in Kabul, two bystanders were killed and 14 injured by a suicide bomber.


The former vice President of the United States Dick Cheney has said that Americans are less safe now that President Obama has overturned anti-terrorism policies introduced during the Bush administration. In his first television interview since leaving office, Mr. Cheney speaking on CNN criticized Mr. Obama's decision to close Guantanamo Bay and secret CIA detention sites abroad.


"I think those programs were absolutely essential to the success we enjoyed of being able to collect the intelligence that let us defeat all further attempts to launch attacks against the United States since 9/11. I think it’s a great success story. It was done legally and it was done in accordance with our constitutional practices and principles. President Obama campaigned against it all across the country, and now he is making some choices that in my mind, will in fact raise the risk to the American people of another attack. "


An explosion at a world heritage site in Yemen has killed four South Korean tourists and a local man. Security officials believed that it was a terrorist attack, but didn't rule out other possibilities. The blast happened as the tourists were taking pictures of the sunset from a hill overlooking the historic city of Sheba which is known for its mud-brick skyscrapers in southwest Yemen.

 

World News from the BBC.


Oil ministers from the 12 OPEC countries have agreed / they won't reduce the amount of oil they are currently producing. However, they will strictly enforce cuts they'd announced earlier of more than four million barrels a day. The ministers ,meeting in the Austrian capital Vienna, will try to establish how to respond to the recent big falls in the price of oil. It's now trading at about a third of the price it reached last year.

 

The President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, says a referendum will be held as soon as possible to resolve a stand-off with the opposition that’s led to months of unrest. Jonah Fisher reports from the capital, Antananarivo.


Both Madagascar's main political factions say they represent true democracy. Supporters of President Marc Ravalomanana pointed out that their man has won the last two general elections. The opposition shrugged that off and say he's since become a dictator, forgetting the poor and curbing press freedom. Now the President has challenged his opponents to put their claims to the test. It's not clear what question will be posed, but the president said the vote would be held in the shortest time possible and called on international partners to assist. The opposition has
not decided whether to take part.


Reports from El Salvador say voting has been going peacefully in the country's presidential election. The candidate of the former left-wing FMLN rebel movement, Mauricio Funes, is challenging the right-wing government that's held power for more than two decades since the end of the civil war. Mr. Funes’ conservative opponent Rodrigo Ávila is having to deal with disillusionment with the ruling party at a time when economic hardship has been increasing. Thousands of Salvadorans living in the United States, most of whom support Mr. Ávila, have flown home so they can vote. The FMLN won the country's first ever congressional elections in January. There are about 4,000 observers in El Salvador to monitor the vote.

 

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The main opposition leader in Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, has left his home city of Lahore, and joined thousands of supporters on a protest march to the capital Islamabad. Mr. Sharif, a former prime minister, and /(指同一个人AND后面不应该加a了,and 和and a 的读音也是差不多的) long-term opponent of the President Asif Zardari defied what he said had been an illegal house arrest order. Barbara Plett reports from Islamabad.


Police tried to stop activists from gathering in Lahore for their long march on Islamabad. They fired tear gas at protestors who pelted them with stones. They also surrounded the house of Nawaz Sharif who was supposed to lead the demonstration demanding restoration of the deposed chief justice. The government said it was only protecting him against security threats. But Mr. Sharif emerged defiant. Police pulled back in a tactical retreat as he left the house, rallying supporters into a jubilant display of force. It's not clear how far he will get. The government has sealed the capital to foil protestors' plans to reach parliament.


Two Israeli traffic police officers have been shot dead in the West Bank. Their car was fired on from another vehicle. Israeli security forces are looking for the gunmen who they said were Palestinians. The shooting happened near an Israeli settlement in the Jordan Valley. Two checkpoints in the area had been removed in the last week to ease travel for local Palestinians. A group named after an assassinated Hezbollah commander has said it killed the officers.


NATO forces in Afghanistan say four of their soldiers have died in an attack in the eastern province of Nangarhar. The American troops were in a convoy that was hit by a roadside bomb. In a separate attack in Kabul, two bystanders were killed and 14 injured by a suicide bomber.


The former vice President of the United States Dick Cheney has said that Americans are less safe now that President Obama has overturned anti-terrorism policies introduced during the Bush administration. In his first television interview since leaving office, Mr. Cheney speaking on CNN criticized Mr. Obama's decision to close Guantanamo Bay and secret CIA detention sites abroad.


"I think those programs were absolutely essential to the success we enjoyed of being able to collect the intelligence that let us defeat all further attempts to launch attacks against the United States since 9/11. I think it’s a great success story. It was done legally. It was done in accordance with our constitutional practices and principles. President Obama campaigned against it all across the country, and now he is making some choices that in my mind will in fact raise the risk to the American people of another attack. "


An explosion at a world heritage site in Yemen has killed four South Korean tourists and a local man. Security officials believed / it was a terrorist attack, but didn't rule out other possibilities. The blast happened as the tourists were taking pictures of the sunset from a hill overlooking the historic city of Sheba which is known for its mud-brick skyscrapers in southwest Yemen.

 

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Oil ministers from the 12 OPEC countries have agreed they won't reduce the amount of oil they are currently producing. However, they will strictly enforce cuts they'd announced earlier of more than four million barrels a day. The ministers, meeting in the Austrian capital Vienna, were trying to establish how to respond to the recent big falls in the price of oil. It's now trading at about a third of the price it reached last year.

 

The President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, says a referendum will be held as soon as possible to resolve a stand-off with the opposition that’s led to months of unrest. Jonah Fisher reports from the capital, Antananarivo.


Both Madagascar's main political factions say they represent true democracy. Supporters of President Marc Ravalomanana pointed out that their man has won the last two general elections. The opposition shrugged that off and say he's since become a dictator, forgetting the poor and curbing press freedom. Now the president has challenged his opponents to put their claims to the test. It's not clear what question will be posed, but the president said the vote would be held in the shortest time possible and called on international partners to assist. The opposition has not decided whether to take part.


Reports from El Salvador say voting has been going peacefully in the country's presidential election. The candidate of the former left-wing FMLN rebel movement, Mauricio Funes, is challenging the right-wing government that's held power for more than two decades since the end of the civil war. Mr. Funes’ conservative opponent Rodrigo Ávila is having to deal with disillusionment with the ruling party at a time when economic hardship has been increasing. Thousands of Salvadorans living in the United States, most of whom support Mr. Ávila, have flown home so they can vote. The FMLN won the country's first ever congressional elections in January. There are about 4,000 observers in El Salvador to monitor the vote.

 

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The main opposition leader in Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, has left his home city of Lahore, and joined thousands of supporters on a protest march to the capital Islamabad. Mr. Sharif, a former Prime Minister, and a long-term opponent
of the President Asif Zardari defied what he said had been an illegal house arrest order. Barbara Plett reports from Islamabad.


Police tried to stop activists from gathering in Lahore for their long march on Islamabad. They fired tear gas at protestors who pelted them with stones. They also surrounded the house of Nawaz Sharif who was supposed to lead the demonstration demanding restoration of the deposed chief justice. The government said it was only protecting him against security threats. But Mr. Sharif emerged defiant. Police pulled back in a tactical retreat as he left the house, rallying supporters into a jubilant display of force. It's not clear how far he will get. The government has sealed the capital to foil protestors' plans to reach parliament.


Two Israeli traffic police officers have been shot dead in the West Bank. Their car was fired on from another vehicle. Israeli security forces are looking for the gunmen who, they said, were Palestinians. The shooting happened near an Israeli settlement in the Jordan Valley. Two checkpoints in the area had been removed in the last week to ease travel for local Palestinians. A group named after an assassinated Hezbollah commander has said it killed the officers.


NATO forces in Afghanistan say four of their soldiers have died in an attack in the eastern province of Nangarhar. The American troops were in a convoy that was hit by a roadside bomb. In a separate attack in Kabul, two bystanders were killed and 14 injured by a suicide bomber.


The former vice President of the United States Dick Cheney has said that Americans are less safe now that President Obama has overturned anti-terrorism policies introduced during the Bush administration. In his first television interview since leaving office, Mr. Cheney, speaking on CNN, criticized Mr. Obama's decision to close Guantanamo Bay and secret CIA detention sites abroad.


"I think those programs were absolutely essential to the success we enjoyed of being able to collect the intelligence that let us defeat all further attempts to launch attacks against the United States since 9/11. I think it’s a great success story. It was done legally and it was done in accordance with our constitutional practices and principles. President Obama campaigned against it all across the country, and now he is making some choices that in my mind will in fact raise the risk to the American people of another attack. "


An explosion at a world heritage site in Yemen has killed four South Korean tourists and a local man. Security officials believed
/ it was a terrorist attack, but didn't rule out other possibilities. The blast happened as the tourists were taking pictures of the sunset from a hill overlooking the historic city of Shebam which is known for its mud-brick skyscrapers in southwest Yemen.

 

World News from the BBC.


Oil ministers from the 12 OPEC countries have agreed they won't reduce the amount of oil they are currently producing. However, they will strictly enforce cuts they'd announced earlier of more than four million barrels a day. The ministers, meeting in the Austrian capital Vienna,
were trying to establish how to respond to the recent big falls in the price of oil. It's now trading at about a third of the price it reached last year.

 

The President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, says a referendum will be held as soon as possible to resolve a stand-off with the opposition that’s led to months of unrest. Jonah Fisher reports from the capital, Antananarivo.


Both Madagascar's main political factions say they represent true democracy. Supporters of President Marc Ravalomanana pointed out that their man has won the last two general elections. The opposition shrugged that off and say he's since become a dictator, forgetting the poor and curbing press freedom. Now the President has challenged his opponents to put their claims to the test. It's not clear what question will be posed, but the president said the vote would be held in the shortest time possible and called on international partners to assist. The opposition
must now decide/ whether to take part.


Reports from El Salvador say voting has been going peacefully in the country's presidential election. The candidate of the former left-wing FMLN rebel movement, Mauricio Funes, is challenging the right-wing government that's held power for more than two decades since the end of the civil war. Mr. Funes’ conservative opponent Rodrigo Ávila is having to deal with disillusionment with the ruling party at a time when economic hardship has been increasing. Thousands of Salvadorans living in the United States, most of whom support Mr. Ávila, have flown home so they can vote. The FMLN won the country's first ever congressional elections in January. There are about 4,000 observers in El Salvador to monitor the vote.

 

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