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BBC News with Mary Small

With clock ticking down towards a crucial vote, President Obama has made a further strong bid for support for his health care reforms. The plan has become a defining issue of Mr.Obama's presidency. It's expected to be put to a Congressional vote this weekend. At rally outside Washington, the President said it was the combination of a century of struggle.

I do know the impact it will have on the millions of Americans who need our help and millions more may not need the help right now. But a year from now, or five years from now, or ten years from now on, my answer is the time for our reforms now. We have waited long enough. We have waited long enough and in just a few days, a century-long struggle will culminate in a historic vote.

Republicans are united in opposition to the plan, more than 20 Democrats have said they'll vote against. Mr.Obama's critics say it runs counter to America's free market principles.

Switzerland has halted deportation flights for failed asylum seekers, depending on the inquiry into the death of a Nigerian man at ...airport. The Nigerian who had been convicted of drugs offenses, died on the tarmac. Police were attempting to put him on a flight back to Lagos. Police said they shackled him because he was violent. He'd reportedly been on hunger strike.

The International Middle-East Quarter has called for Israel to freeze all settlement activity. After meeting in Moscow, the Quarter including the UN, the United States, the European Union and Russia condemned Israeli plans to build new homes in occupied east ... The Chief Palestinian Negotiator ...welcomed to the statement, but urged action.

It's time for the Quarter to move from the borders of the papers and statements stalls, finding the intentions and militants in the ground. What we need to see is Isreal's compliance. So far we have seen Israeli defiance of the Quarter's ...

The Israeli Foreign Minister ...said it the harmed chances of peace. The US Secretary Hillary Clinton told the BBC she expected the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ...to deliver on his promise that he is committed to peace.

Hollywood and Indian film makers have joined forces to tackle film piracy in India. They will work with cinemas to take stronger actions against pirates copy new films with camecals. Electron Neil Smith reports.

The new alliance brings together seven Indian companies with the Motion Picture Association of America. Its aim to help reduce the estimated 1 billion dollars lost in revenue each year to film piracy. They work closely with cinemas to prevent the copying of films with camecalss. Consumers in India are said to buy around 700 million piracy DVDs each year as many as 90% of them, they were all people sitting in cinemas and secretly recording movies to copy and sell on.

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A judge in New York has sentenced a leading member of the Columbian fack rebel movement to more than 20 years in prison. For conspiring to import thousands of kilograms of cocaine into the United States. ......who was ... to the US in 2007 had pleaded guilty in December. US prosecutors have accused the left-wing fack rebels of being responsible for producing more than a half of the world's cocaine supply.

The ... is publishing its first public document on the sexual abuse of children by priests. Pope ... has written a pastoral letter to Roman Catholics in Ireland. The letter to be published on Saturday has expected to set out a new guidelines, covering the prevention and punishment of child abuse. From Rome is David Willey.

The Pope decided to write a pastoral letter to the Catholic face of Ireland after meeting the 26 Irish bishops whom he summoned to Rome last month to report on the ...priest scandal there. But since then, evidence of surveys of similar scandals in several other countries including the Pope's homeland Germany and taboo that's endured for decades has been broken. And the ...is now taking a much harder line than in the past, recommending a zero tolerance attitude adopted by American bishops after widespread cases of sexual abuse of children by priests in the United States.

Some news just on. We are getting reports of an Israeli air strike in southern .... The French news agency quotes Palestinian medical officials are saying Israeli planes hit a disused airport, injuring three people.

A controversial law designed to increase...in Slovakia has been voted President .... The law drafted by a radical nationalist party would require all schools to display symbols of Slovak identity and ...to play the national and for every week. The bill was originally introduce a response to a perceived growth in anti-Slovak rhetoric in Hungry.
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