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...way towards raising its target, a $460 million for the flood victims of Pakistan. But aid agencies on the ground warn the crisis is continuing, with dramaticly worsening conditions in some areas, forcing tens of thousands more people to flee their homes, millions of people need emergency assistance. From Islamabad, Jim G reports.
After a period of some frustration, the UN's finally starting to sound optimistic about the donors' response to Pakistan's crisis. More than half of the funds requested in its emergency appeal has been pledged. By far the biggest single donor is the US. Some of those in Pakistan has expressed dismay with this slow response. There's been discussion about the need for transparency in allocating and spending the funds.
The Pakistani Politician and former crickiter, Imran Khan, has launched his own emergency appeal, saying the country cannot rely on the international comminuty.
The head of globle internet company, google, has warned the some young people may have to change their identities in the future to escape their online pasts. Eric Schmidt said that people are unaware of how much personal information may leave on the internet. Jonny Hogg reports.
Eric Schmidt described the internet as the largest experiment in anarchy without a hand. He says we are all unware of the information about ourselves we leave littered on the web. And in his apocalyptic view of the future, he warns changing our own names might be the only way to escape our online personas. Reactions to his comments has been mixed, some feel his view is too all welion, others agree with his sentiment, but find it ironic coming from the head of the company which has itself been criticized for the way it collects and holds information about us.
The Indian army says 3 of its peacekeeping soldiers have been hacked to death in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo. 7 others are injuried. A statement from Indian military said by 50 rebels raided the peacekeeper's camp in the middle of night and attacked them with machetes and knives.
The authorities in southern Sudan have unvailed a $10 bn plan to rebuild the region's cities and the shapes of animals and fruits. UN says with 90% of southern Sudan population lives on less than a dollar a day. Mary Hoper has more.
Elaborate blueprints for the new cities have already been drawn up. The regional capital Juba will be relocated and designed in the shape of rhinoceros. Wau, the capital of western Bahr el-Ghazal state, appears in the somewhat unwieldy shape of a giraffe. The office of the regional president is situated where the animal's eye should be. And the sewage treatment plants is appropriated on the giraffe's tail. There's a talk that the town of Yambio will be shaped like a pineapple.
World news from the BBC.
A court in Venezuela has banned national newpapers from printing graphic photographs of murders and violence. The month-long ban was introduced following the publication by two opposition newspaper of a frontpage photograph which displayed the bullets ridden bodies of murder victims piled up an morgue. The government says the ruling will protect the children, but the newspapers which printed the images say the ban is an attack on the freedom of press ahead of the parliamentary elections in Venezuela in September.
The supreme leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said Iran will not conduct the talk with US about its nuclear program unless Washington drops sanctions and military treats. Speaking on state television, he said that American was not acting honestly.
Restrictions on the sale of alcohol in Russian capital Moscow have been extended in an attempt to tackle the problem of alcohol abuse. From the first of September, shops will no longer be able to sell drinks containing more than 15% alcohol between ten o'clock in night and 10 in the morning. Yevgeny Brun, the government expert in drug and alcohol abuse, welcomed the ban.
This dicision can only be welcomed. It's a very good measure that will reduce the alcohol strain on the population. 30-40% of population drink to excess and this has ecnomic, social and medical consequences. We are losing a lot because of this segment of our population.     
The new advert by the McDonald's fast food chain featuring the cartoon character Asterix the Gaul has provoked outrage among some French critics who see it as a sellout to American consumerism. Asterix, often seen as an emblem of French fighting spirit, is depicted with his friends as talking into burgers and chips in a takeoff of the comic strips regular village bnquette.        
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