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With two weeks to go before the British general election, the leaders of the three main political parties 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 opposition Conservatives and Nide Clack, the Labor Democratic Leader. The biggest difference between the leaders was over Britain's nuclear weapon system, with Mr. Clag being the only leader to call for it to be scraped. Liomi Griming reports.



This debate began with Gordon Brown acknowledging that if it was a TV popularity contest, he wouldn't win. But he says he was the man to make the right decisions for Britain and he placed his experience call during the questions on foreign affairs. David Cameron, the main opposition Conservatives Leader seem more relax than he'd been the first debate. He argued that his party was the only one which could deliver real change. Both Mr. Brown and Mr. Cameron used this debate to turn the fire on the Labor Democrat Leader Nide Clack, he's been joining the dramatic bounce in popularity of last week's encounter. But Clegg delivered another strong performance, so all eyes are now on the polls to see if his ratings continue to push up words.



The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has again rejected calls from the calls from the United States to stop settlement construction in the occupied East Jerusalem. Mr. Netanyahu restated his position as the US Middle-East envoy George Mitchell arrived in the region. Wyre Davies reports from Jerusalem.



In a television interview after Mr. Mitchell touched done, Israel's Prime Minister said there would be no freeze in the construction of new Jewish homes in East Jerusalem, an area annexed by Israel since 1967 and regarded as 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 and help *** peace negotiations.



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



At least five grenade explosions have ripped through Bangkok, killing three people and injuring dozens. The blast happens close to where army troops are pit against the anti-government red-shirt protesters. The Thai government says the grenades were fired from the red-shirts in complement. But the protesters have denied any involvement. A group of rival demonstrators has also rallied in the area, creating what our correspondent say it's a volatile mix.



World news from BBC.

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