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He declared a state of emergency because of the
deteriorating situation. He announced his resignation to the caretaker
government ads said as president he would begin a process in lecss in which all
parties felt able to take part. Has been leading an alliance of parties
agitating to the president's resignation from h by believingwaal opponents. They
were bell come his move to relinquish this particular position. He
insisting the disorder would not be allowed to knock the election off.
>> United nations mission is heading for the border between somalia and kenya
to see what humanitarianta roof islamist force involving al-qaeda suspects
appears to be cornered on the other side. From the wore der our N.
>>Hurelative calm. Areas that have been sealed off
awith either yopwednesday. This is part of a offensive against islamists that
have taken control. U.S. Naval vessels continue to coastline. Mean ill efforts
to assess the damage after air strikes close to theyode dry and desolate on
these somali side of border. We've heard the buzz of the fighter jets operations
still under way. Kilometers from here villages have been the target of heavy air
bombardment. It doesn't deter this somali family who face a six hour journey on
foot. They are determined to go back.
>> Where are going to in somalia.
>> What do you know what is happening in the past few days?
>> Nothing. We're going to go back.
>> But it's dublai which has suffered heavy air bombardment. Aid agencies are
still unable to get to casualties.
>> As heavily armed ethiopian troops the town the international committee of
the red cross has appealed to all sides to limit casualties. Aid agencies unable
to reach many who have been hurt.
>> Karen allen, bbc world news on the kenyon somali border.
>> Engineers in are now restart the engines of a 4 and a half thousand ton
ship in the north sea. A coast guard that the engines have failed again. Vessel
is perilously close to another unmanned ship with oil.
>> And still to come on this programme. An unhappy anniversary five years on
the opening from the guantanamo bay. Protests around the world.
>> Let's get all the business news from new york.
>> Thank you very much kathy. Soccer hopes to financial league as l mls signs
up david beckham. Numbers are just ahead. Well it was business of soccer as it's
called here in U.S. Got a big boost on thursday but with an enormous price tag
attached. David beckham one of the best players was reportedly whopping $250
million for a 5 year deal to play in los angeles. Payton manning that
quarterback has an $16 million a year. But beckham's sport is not a big money
spender in american. Soccer leagues draw a quarter of fan that nfl games do.
Meanwhile shareholders in home depoe block payment to the severance payment.
>> The causes be in a temporary restraining order while a lawsuit over
alleged excessive pay proceeds.
>> Apple laumble it's new super cell phone with a huge fanfare
san francisco. Gut netware cisco already markets an iphone a device
voice-over enter in the protocol. It is a filed a lawsuit for trademark
infringement. You're watching bvenl. A quick look at the headlines. The bush
administration forces to defend its new iraq strategy as a tragic mist of
emergency in bangladesh. Caretaker government and postpones elections.
>> The announcement of extra anbe welcomed by the iraqi government. Among
sunni leaders the forces are needed but the iraqi forces have been so heavily
infiltrated by shia militia.
>> The army on the march. Clerics.
Any chance of succes they have to bei in.
>> But it will beqi in the leadh providing support. There will be some
targeted raids biased and iraqi special forces. This is what they're up against.
Bands of shia gunman who're blamed for much of the sectarian car nauge. Sadir
city has been hit hard too.Nage. Sadir city has been hit hard too. People look
to the militia for protection.
>> The army is very important here. This man told me it provides security and
services like cooking gas and fuel. So this is just as much about winning people
as winning battles. Iraqi authorities will have to do more than the militia.
>> This is a heart of sadr city this huge area in baghdad that's home to shia
iraqis. It's become a state within a state. It's under the control of the state
>> Sending large numbers of U.S. Troops into sadr city. Give us once last
chance to fix things up.
>> If e don't demonstrate tangible progress we would lose credibility in the
eyes of the people of iraq the constituents that have elected this government.
>> And it seems that the iraqi forces it hopes will do the jobs that there
are real fears they're still not up to it.
>> The newni seet moon ha addedng for the U.S.
To be closed he was speaking on the anniversarya day of protests around the
>> January 11th. 2002. A plane arrives at the U.S. Naval base at guantanamo
bay in cuba. On board, detainees from the U.S. Led war in afghanistan which
followed the 9/11 since then hundreds of foreign nationals suspected by the
united states of terrorism have been held in the camp. And this is the come the
iconic image of guantanamo. Inmates in orange jump suits sometimes blindfolded
and gagged detainees are mortal othstates. Too dangerous to be leased. Bu
critics of the prison there and speak of incidents torture and from afghanistan
where it all began a simple message guantanamo isn't helping. This is something
that easily plays to the hands of taliban and al-qaeda against the war against
>> The united nations has led international calls to close the detention
centre nearly 400 people are still in captivity. Some of them high profile
prisoners limpinged to al-qaeda. They've been held in secret cia prison
elsewhere until they were sent to guantanamo last year in a few months time
military tribunals are due to begin to put some prisoners on trial. But this
place remains perhaps the most controversial symbol of america's war on terror.
>> Still to come here on the bbc world news. California here he comes. Can
british football star david beckham conquer los angelesangeles?
>> Nato forces in afghanistan they've killed up to 150 insurgents. The
international forces they were taliban militants was monitored crossing the
border from pack tan from the pack tee kaw of a joint ground and air assault
from with afghan with the pakistani intelligence service.
>> The remote terrain of the gateway into afghanistan for the taliban from
the basis across the mountains inside pakistan. It was here that according to
nato the militants have suffered one of their heaviest defeats in months.
They've been watched as they gathered on the pakistani side of border and once
they made their move and crossed into afghanistan, a military operation against
them was laumbleinged launched using air and ground strikes. So one assumes they
have commanders. At the moment we have no idea whether there was any particular
high level. They came over the border stcompherp attacked and high level of
casualties in flick. There's no way to verify the casualties figures but clearly
this was a carefully planned operation carried out jointly with the afghan army.
>> This operation is being hailed as a major success against militant forces.
The head of taliban threatened spring campaign against international forces
operating in afghanistan.
>> It's also significant that nato they had close cooperation in pakistan in
monitoring this group. When the afghan authorities have called to pakistan to do
more to crackdown on taliban militants operating in the border region. David
beckham arguably the most famous footballer is leaving madrid to join the los
angeles. One thousand season tickets have been sold for the coming season.
Amongst the fans at gal galaxy stadium the president and general manager who is
with me outside the stadium and clearly a very happy man today
>> Huge day. Huge day for our organization. The los angeles and huge day for
american soccer to bring beckham not what he means to the spoth. We're excited
and can't get him to play later this summer. The sums of money that you have
paid for beckham. How amazing that you were talking earlier at the the news
confers conference. You refused to confirm any of that.
>> I can't give you specifics in terms of the numbers that premier player in
the world. I'm curious how much money is in the sport of soccer in the united
states. A sport that its in infancy.
>> You know one other thing that interested when we david beckhams
willingness to basically take on his challenge and look at as an adventure and
not help the galaxy bin and also help the sport. We have come so far. We
continue to qualify for world cups unlike some other nations that I know, and
the fact that we have the individual players that are playing over in the
premiership and all over the whirl many we have great individual talents and
team talent. We have a great league. And I think that lot of people are
interested and exposed for a first time what we feel is one of the premier
leagues in the world
>> What will he bring to this team
>> He's 13 years old many he's played for two of the best leagues in the
whirl. He's going to be coming to a team that's yoing gob viewed in the world
view. He on the field his ability whether it's free kick or serving the ball.
One thing that his an't to handle the physical part of the game which is a huge
part of the game here in united states.
>> What sort of impact will the hollywood side of it have. He's coming to
this town with his and his wife as well. Is that going to have any impact on the
other players. What's the mood going to be in the locker room
>> Once you throw the ball out. And I know from doing this from many, many
years. You play the game. Those 90 minutes he's playing the game. Ultimately
that's what he wants the hollywood. That's all wonderful. If we get some people
come out and come to our great stadium and watch david beckham and our team
>> It is going to be fascinating. The mood I've got to tell you stadium is
ecstatic. There will be talking to the players they can't wait to get on the
field with david beckham.
>> That's the bbc world news on the day that robert gates and rice found
themselves having to defend the bush administration's new strategy on iraq in
face of comparisons with vietnam. I'm kathy kay in washington. I'm mike embly.
Thank you very much for being with us. That of course previously urse is
bbcnews.Com. Bye-bye for now. <
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