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BBC news with Zoe Diamond.

With two weeks to go before the British General Election, the leaders of the three main political paraties have held their second live televised election debate. It dealt mainly with foreign policy, and was between the Prime Minister Gordon Brown for Labor, David Cameron for the main oppostion Conservatives and Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democratic leader. The biggest difference between the leaders was over Britain's nuclear weapon system, with Mr. Clegg being the only leader to cally for it to be scrapped. Naomi G. reports.

He's debated the gang with Mr. Brown, ackowledging that if it was a TV popularity contest, he wouldn't win, but he said he was the man to make the right decision for Britain, and he played his experience card during the questions on foreign affairs. David Cameron, the main opposition Conservative leader, seemed more relax than he being in the first debate. He argued that his party was the only one which could deliver a real change. Both Mr. Brown and Mr. Cameron use this debate to turn their thorn on the Liberal Democratic leader Nick Clegg, who's being enjoying a dramatic bouncing popularity off their last week's encounter. But Mr. Clegg delivered another strong performance, so all eyes are now on the polls to see if his rating is continuing to push upwards.

The Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Natenyahu has again rejected calls from the United States to stop settlement construction in the occupied east Jarusalem. Mr.Netanyahu restated his position as the US Middle East envoy George Mitchell arrived in the region. Reed Davis reports from Jarusalem.

In a television interview shortly after Mr. Mitchell touched down, Israel's Prime Minister said there would be no freeze in the construction of new Jewish homes in the east Jarusalem, an area annexed by Israel since 1967, and regarded as an occupied territory in the international law. But Washington has made it clear that it's hoping for significant confidence building measures from the Netanyahu government to try to help get start of peace negotiations.

The government in Pakistan has announced a new energy saving policy to combat acute power shortages, which the Prime Minister Usuf Raza Gilani said ware now a matter of national security. The measures include a five-day working week, the closing of shops at dusk, shorter wedding ceremonies and no decorate of lights on billborad. The BBC correspondent says the energy crisis has contributed to political instability. It severely disrupted industrial activity while persistent power cuts about 16 hours have resulted in rioting.

At least 5 grenade explosions have swept through central Bankok, killing 3 people and injuring dozens. The blasts happened close to where armed troops are protected against anti-government red-shirt protestors. The Thai government says the grenades were fired from the Red Shirt's encampment, but protestors have denied any involvement. A group of rival demonstrators have also rallied in the area, creating what correpondents say is a "volatile mix".

World news from the BBC.

Mr. Obama has urged Wall Street Bankers in New York to support his proposals for tight regulation of the country's financial markets, which he said was the only way to avert economic turmoil in the future. Mr. Obama says that he was a firm believer in the free market and strong financial sector. However, he said strict rules were needed to protect taxpayer from having to fund multi-billion-dollar bailouts of the major banks.

"Our system only works, our markets are only free when there are basic safeguards that prevent abuse, \\, accesses that ensure that it is more profitable to play by the rules than the game and system. That is what the reforms we've been proposing are designed to achieve."

The Olympic and World men's 400 champion LaShawn Merrit says that he's accepted a provisional suspension after failing a doping test. His lawyer Howard Jacobs said the positive test had been caused by Mr. Merrit's use of an over-the-counter male enhancement drug, which contained the banned steroid, DHEA. Mr. Merrit has apologized to his family and sponsors for having acted in a foolish, immature and egotistic manner.

Rwanda's main opposition leader Vicotoire Ingabire Umuhoza has been released on bail after being arrested in charges of associating with a terrorist group, and denying a 1994 genocide in her country. The court in the capital Kigali imposed strict bail conditions. Ms. Ingabire, who was to have stood against President Paul Kagame in August election, says that she has faced political harassment since returning to Rwanda from exile in January.

Russia has banned one of the world's biggest food manufacturers, Leslie from selling baby food products to Russia. A spokesman for Russia's consumer watchdog confirmed the ban, but offered no explanation for the decision.

That's the latest world news from the BBC.
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