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January 6, 2007
Headline News on January 6, 2007
Somali government soldiers on their truck in Bur Haqaba
Somali government troops march into parts of Mogadishu, hours after Islamist forces flee the city.

US food authorities say food from cloned animals is safe to eat, paving the way for its eventual sale in shops.
Several hundred fans sing one of James Brown's signature tunes as his coffin arrives at Harlem's Apollo theatre.
January 5, 2007
Headline News on January 5, 2007
Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Democrats take control of the US Congress, with a woman at the helm of the House for the first time.

China's Margaret Chan starts work as head of the WHO, warning that bird flu remains a global threat.
Parents of a severely disabled US girl defend treatment to stunt her growth, saying it will give her a better life.
January 3, 2007
Headline News on January 3, 2007
Saddam Hussein
Iraq's former leader Saddam Hussein says his execution will be a "sacrifice" for Iraq, in a letter written from prison.

A state funeral is announced for former US President Gerald Ford, with services starting in California on Friday.
The US says it plans to list polar bears as a threatened species because of declining Arctic ice levels.
January 2, 2007
Headline News on January 2, 2007
Saddam Hussein in court (file picture)
Iraq launches an inquiry into unofficial mobile phone footage showing Saddam Hussein's execution.

Ethiopian troops will stay on in Somalia to ensure stability after the defeat of Islamist militias, but splits emerge.
Indonesia's transport minister denies reports the wreckage of a plane carrying 102 people has been found on Sulawesi.
January 1, 2007
Headline News of January 1, 2007
Somali government soldier
Somali Islamists flee their last major stronghold as Ethiopian-backed government troops claim the port of Kismayo.

Bulgaria and Romania celebrate their entry into the European Union, 17 years after the fall of Communism.
Saddam Hussein watered weeds and saved bread for birds during his captivity, a US army nurse says.
December 30, 2006
Headline News on December 30, 2006
Saddam Hussein
Final arrangements are being made for the execution of Saddam Hussein, which now appears imminent.

Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohamad Ghedi enters Mogadishu, a day after Islamist fighters fled the city.
South Korea's defence ministry says the North has become a "serious threat", in the wake of its nuclear test.


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>> 20,000 additional soldiers on the ground perhaps more a last attempt not to fail. Ayou go not publicized to come sooner from than expected now bathing in the washington lime light.

>> Looking room it is clear that democrats are back. And how Nancy Pelosi just yesterday elected as the powerful speaker of the house today the also are the open letter to the president which tells the commander in chief to pull the forces out not to surge more in.Lendanger more americans and stretch our military to the

c.Hho with fumes of intrigue but where the democrats pu where their mouth is and actually cut the billions needed to send the additional troops. These people home they will and antiwar demonstrators outside the american enterprise institute. The think tank that think up the iraq war. Standing room only inside. Because today's speakers are two key military strategists advising president bush. We will have to spend more more on this war. And unpleasant scenes and the tragedies of lost service members.

>> I don't see any course of action that we could take in iraq now that wouldn't lead to that.

>> In one form or another and the question is are we going to pay that price and win or pay a similar price and lose.


>>. You can define the mission and you can measure the results and it's a of having enough forces to do it and go about tactically in the manner to do it.

>> Should this have been done earlier

>> Yes.

>> The white house and congress two institutions now at loggerheads with each other in a time of war.

>> Matt frey bbc world news

>>. The french president chiroc said in a seriousing speech that the invasion of iraq has allowed terrorism to spread. He french ambassadors that in iraq today justified france's strong opposition to the invasion. Five days after a military raid on a rebel camp in north column be benah. For held captive has turned up safe and well. As he fled when the fighting started he's been held by the refr lookings nary armed forces of columbia. They kidnapped him six years ago. The news conference he told how he escaped.

>> I escaped on sunday some helicopters arrived which permitted me to escape under very difficult conditions in the camp. Later i started looking for a way to the port while avoiding the rebels. It took five days but i woke up determined to find the and arrive and secure site.

>> And staying in south america mud slides and flash floods triggered by torrential rain have killed at least 27 people and driven thousands from their homes in southeastern brazil. Heavy rain expected. Civil defense teams have been placed on alert in several states. Criticism of the airline industry, climate change. Fair or unfair. We'll take a look in a moment. Mike you've got the latest on the horn of africa. And shaky is the whirl. Ethiopian led troops spy king the ousted islamist forces. Now the foreign minister of kenya to lead a mission around africa to raise a peacekeeping force. Without it what he calls eastbounding extremists will fill the vacuum.

>> Arriving for dip plat lick in nairobi with a shared sense of urgency. Fighting across the border in somalia. The U.S.Is african affairs in colleagues under pressure to help send in peace keepers to buttress a fragile. It is possible that they will redeploy out of mowing deshe shoe and kees purrs with the contact group and the meeting in brussels emphasized there is no security vacuum

>> That's just kind of the scenario smallomali president would ke african urine forces are stretched elsewhere. He government will face pressure for inclusive talks with other groups.

>> This is the type of groups burnt-out vehicles where ministers claimed thousands of iss law mists were in control are thought to be hiding. Neighboring kenya has sealed its border to prevent islamists from getting back rl he wi promised by the somalis to hunt down the islamists.The prospect of african peace couldn't come soon enough.

>> A day after israelis killed 4 palestinians in the israelis raid the the territory again. It's lorted they were search going islamic jihad militant who was not e prime minister have agreed to call on their fattah ands to cease-fire. A british court found a man of soliciting murder during a protest last february dens the cartoons depicting mohammed. He was found of guilty using words likely to racial hatred. During the protest outside the danish embassy he called for the boling of denmark and the united states. The president of china has called to iran for a serious response to the widespread concern of over nuclear programme. And he was speaking in beijing with iran's top negotiator. He told journalists iran used technology for peaceful purposes only. Bird flu still poses a global danger. Chan who for who notes the lull in infections in recent months. Newhave ben weeks.

>> Still to come on e the one kuls. Flocks p flang disappearing from africa.

>>Oc ea. Ae market.Ere well recessis economists after seeing

report on the job market. 160,000 new jobs were created last month. Recession is no longer a serious concern. It is really not the main thing to be thinking about right now. It's what's the story of the soft landing. One piece clearly is a stronger than service sector more than off setting in the industrial sector which is participating in a global industrial slow down

>> Elsewhere the price of crude oil has dropped below $55 a barrel over the course of trading. Although it above that level by the cloed of trade. That's the lowest in 18 months. A r un unseasonably warm weather has caused a decrease i sources. And slirs in the word just ahead on thursday. Most of the shares 80%.

The one day drop in over

yea follows it could miss profit for cost for the fourth quarter. So take that together with those jobs figures which raised fears of rin in themonths, and you have ba the market.

The dow and the nasdaq down for the day and as the europeants were down also.

>> You're watching bbc world news. Okin key changes for president bush seeks to satisfy critics on his iraq policy and trying to bring stability to shawl yeah call for a peacekeeping mission. The U.S. Pledges $40 million. Britain's environment in pierson delivered a stinging on-air lines for failing to t climate change seriously. He american airlines and described the ryan air as the irresponsible of capitol capitolism.

>> It's the industry that trumped the world now stands accused of threatening it. Air travel is emerging the big target in the fight against climate change and unusually

minister has weighed in against the airlines. In a interview pierson minister has describe the local ryan air as completely off air when it climate change ryan air not the unacceptable face of capital lism. He U.S. Airline industry completely irresponsible for to cut airline emissions. It was about on climate change. Strong stuff. Aircraft only produces a small percentage of the greenhouse gases that's rising incredibly fast for a simple flying is very popular. Restricting never going to be easy.

>> No surprise ryan air forefront of the airline boom has hit their prime. They add far less to global warming than energy stations.

>> Being sauve ugeed by the dead sheep and minister. It's water off a duck's back. We spent $1010$10 billion which on a have reduced our emissions our fuel by 50 percent. What others are fighting is a european plan to set limits on-air line admissions. Would be to add up to 6 pounds per passenger and on a flight across the atlantic to nearbying up to 27 pounds extra. The european commission claims that by 20/20 the system carbon emissions by 40 prtion if it all works. So what passengers make of cheap flights?

>> They're giving the public what they want. I think it's unfair really.

>> So we will use them as it trains are cheaper. Trains are p everybod

using them.

>> We're going to hear a lot more about this flying has to many aspects of our lives. It'sate effects are

talkg thing of pas the flocks flamingoes used to attract tourists. Dawn at lake nekuru are beginning to stir. But where are the iconic world famous inhabitants the flamingoes. The lone high hyena walks along the banks. Hundreds of thousands have disappeared and thousands of birds have died. The kenya wildlife service is very worried.

>> Post more items of dead kur dead car cusses point at pollution.

>> That's really serious

>> It's very serious because these are so without the lake we don't have to the farm. The problem for the flamingoes is a straightforward one. There is simply not enough water. A few years ago the waters of the lake were to have lapping arou but slowly the lake is dying. It is fed by just a few small streams. Water is d virted and what little makes it into the lake is polluted as it passes through neighboring settlements. Tourists come to the lake from all over the world. The big drawe ise ofthezl feathered ribbon around its margin. Are beginning to notice that the flamingoes are going down. 2 million are going down. It used to be a sea of pink and it wasn'T. These two are facing a serious threat for water shortage putting in jeopardy the future of these beautiful creatures. And still to come on this programme, in germany prepare for comedy but at adaulf hitler.

>>Nd you may remember the competition. Beatty maximum and vhs and the sitting room. Now there's another head to head of high definitionplayers.

>> It's been a high definition christmas with hd tvs flying off the shelves. Hardly anyone is buying them the problem throor two formats both pretty expensive. Blue ray discs can cost nearly 1,300 pounds. Dvd can be had forer pounds.Vhoutalking ab

>> Ion about them to confusion to

korean w it's come up kindsdiscs. In las vegas each january the come to tout their wears at the and lg dual format machine will get plenty of attention. It was here in 1970 the first vhs vre was launched. Retailers you might n be able to do bot formats in one machine.

>> They want to get the latest loing. Most of the majority

>> The customers will be better off waiting. Thhi h one of the poorest af taken of the biggest multinationals and won. Decades of war liberia is re rebuild its economy. Wernment that old deal with the british based corporation steele to mine iron or. Ore. Now as that first correspondent

contract has been j ongeneration of war l ed pnt much's known as africa's

to getes for small developing nation.

>> All the big commercial contracts signed by formerlyrs are being president i s circumstance. We don't have any evidence that corruption. It'sy clear nobody protected the interests of the country and so we have to be very, very careful in making we did not allow them to stand. Abandoned open cast mine inria the largest steel compati

$1 billion to re react-activate it.

>> Iron making steele from the highest quality iron ore in the world.

>> And it's here in liberia in huge quantities ready to beexploited, to developost war economy. They signed the d the old mine with the previous un elected government. The new president took one look at the original contract and said liberia wasn't getting a big enough slice of the pie. Anything lie beer 81 doesn't

itat under these difficult politicacircumstances. Berian doesn't like it mattel entered the picture under these difficult political circumstances. So I think we have the basis to go forward. The country needs that investment. We need the jobs that come from the investment. It's a big signal liberia is now a place where companies ce do business.

>> More than that, the iron lady may also have forged a model for negotiations between other developing countries and multinational corporations.

>> The newly archbishop in poland he common service he committed damaging the church twice. First by cooperating with raw gem t by denying the fact. The catholic church haselming archbho was a willing inforyears.>> Many german's never see a comedy abouthitler. Mein furorfuror. He wanted to make sure cheeky, and politically incorrect. From berlin.

>> Hitler in the bathtub a scene from a new german filmfilm. It's caused a heated debate leer. The jewish directors said he wanted to explain how it was possible for to ear irreverent style. Hitler is not being shown as a monster that he isn't made larger than life and put on a pedestal.

>> It's a film is set in berlin in december 1944 it tells the story of a jewish acting coach taken from a concentration camp to trainler as he gets ready to give an important speech. According to this the critic the film trivializing the past.

>> Which I had who had experience and still recovering. He's surrounded by horrible guys. He is not responsible. He's very weak and i cannot accept end the comedy i cannot accept. He is responsible for the holocaust. More than 60 years after the end of the second word war germans are coming to terms with the past. Any film about hitler especially a comedy is controversial they below over a standing the remains of bun durs. In berlin a tour guide showing visitors a tribute to 6 million scbrus killed in the holocaust. Jewish film could be provocative.


It uses a humour to tackle one of the most difficult subjects in modern day germany.

>> The question is how many people will come out of the theatre laughing.

>> Just time for a reminder of democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress have urged president bush not to send more troops to iraq. This goes directly against the policy the president isnce when he addresses theI'm justin webb in washington. I'm mike embly in london. <

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