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BBC News with Sue Montgomery                                                   
The Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared the state of emergency in some parts of the country, following a series of bomb attacks on Christmas Day. The Islamist group Boko Haram said they carried them out. President Jonathan has described the group as XX gross, attempting to destroy Nigeria. Tom Oladipo reports from Lagos:
In a live address to the nation, President Goodluck Jonathan declared the state of emergency in some areas in the north of the country, which have become scenes of violence. The President also announced that the border of these states would be closed to prevent what he described as terrorism elements from getting in. A special military unit would also be set up under the chief of defense stuff to overcome the security challenges. President Jonathan has been under increasing pressure to address the violence that has plagued many parts of Northern Nigeria, and this announcement reveals his toughest stance so far.


The army in South Sudan says 6000 warriors from the Lou Nuer tribe have attacked the town of Pibor, home to the rival Murle tribe. On Friday, the United Nations deployed more troops to Pibor. But there are reported to be only 800 soldiers defending the town. Thousands of people had already fled Pibor. Here's our East Africa correspondent Will Ross:
South Sudan's army spokesman Colonel Philip Aguer told the BBC that thousands of armed men from the Lou Nuer tribe into the Pibor town, and set fire to the grass-thatched homes and the hospital. He said the army and the UN peace keepers were in defensive positions protecting the towns of administrative center. But being totally outnumbered by about 6000 attackers, they were unable to prevent their homes being burnt to the ground. Almost all the residents of Pibor are from the Murle tribe and they had already fled.


There have been more clashes in Syria between anti-government protesters and security forces. The violence comes on the fifth day of the Arab League observer mission. As foreign journalist are restricted from reporting inside Syria, Jon Donnison send this account from neighbouring Lebano:
Video posted on the Internet from Idlib, in the north of the country, appeared to show water cannon being used on protesters. There was also this sound of gun fire. Meanwhile, Arab League observers continued their mission. In more on-line video, a man who appeared to be a monitor in the southern town of Deraa, acknowledged he'd seeing government snipers firing from roof tops. But the head of the observer mission Mustafa al-Dabi has since told the BBC his colleague was mistaken. This XX demonstrators claims that Mr al-Dabi is bias towards the Syrian government.  


The American space agency NASA is about to put two new satellites into orbit around the moon to map its gravity. Scientists expect the day to reveal what exactly lies beneath the moon surface, shedding new light on how the lunar body formed and how it's changed through time. This is the first mission to focus specifically on the moon's gravity.
BBC News


Protesters have clashed with police in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir  in southeast Turkey. Demonstrators are said to have chanted slogans and throne stones at the police who responded with water cannon. The violence follows a police raid during which two suspected Kurdish rebels died.


A 15-year-old Afghan child bride has spoken of her torture at the hands of her husband's family. Sahar Gul, an orphan, was sold into marriage by her brother for 5000 dollars. Sahar said she was locked up and brutally beaten. She is now recovering in hospital, Caroline Wyatt reports from Kabul:
Lying in her hospital bed,  Sahar's young face still bears the evidence of her 6 months' ordeal. When I XX, her skin XX with scars. She is only 15, but she was married off at 14 to a man twice her age. In this family, locked her in a basement and starved and tortured her. The police rescued Sahar after her family raised the alarm. She told then that it was her mother-in-law who'd pulled out her hair and her nails. The police say she was also burned with cigarettes. No one assure why the abuse was so violent while some believed that Sahar's in-laws were trying to force her into prostitution.


Two people have been killed and 17 injured in an attack in a police station in Southern Colombia. Official said the explosive device was thrown into the police station in Orito, killing the wife and 8-month-old baby of the local commander. Police said the country's largest left-ring guerrilla group the Farc was behind the attack.


Officials in Chile say they have detained an Israeli tourist they suspected of having caused the forest fire, XX the south of the country. More than a hundred square kilometers of pristine forest has already burned the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. Hundreds of fire fighters continued to fight the blaze.
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