BBC News with Iarn Purdon
The United States has condemned the suicide bomb attack on its embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara as an act of terror and it has warned citizens against visiting US diplomatic missions in Turkey until further notice. Two people dead in the blast including the suspected attacker. The White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters the motivation behind the attack was not clear.
"A suicide bombing in the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror. It is a terrorist attack. However, we do not know at this point who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. The attack itself is clearly an act of terror.”
The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan later blamed outlawed Marxist group for the bombing. Mr Erdogn called for a global effort to combat what he called terrorist elements.
Hundreds of Egyptian anti-government protesters are clashing with security forces outside President Mohammed Morsi's palace in Cairo, protesters have been throwing patrol bombs at security forces. Yolande Knell reports.
Outside Mr Morsi's palace in northern Cairo, the night sky is lit up by fireworks and patrol bombs thrown by protesters and the white trails of teargas fired by the security forces. There are also skirmishes close to Tahrir Squre in the heart of the capital. Earlier thousands of people took to the streets after youth groups called for demonstrations against the Islamist leader who they are accuse of betraying the value of their uprising two years ago. Supporters of the President say it's an attempt to use the power of the street to bring down the country's first democratic elected leader.
Rescue teams in Mexico City are still sifting through rubble at the heavily damaged headquarters of the state oil company Pemex to try to find anyone who could remain trapped there after Thursday’s explosion. At least 33 people are now known to have been killed and over 100 injured in the explosion which severely damaged the high-rise building. The head of Pemex said it was still too early to determine the cause of the blast.
Heavily armoured columns of French troops are pouring into northern Mali in the newest phase of the operation against Islamist militants. It’s important for the future of the country as Mark Doyle reports from Mali.
This military deployment signals the next phase in the war against the Islamic militants. The first French tactic was airstrikes—Mirage jets dropped guided bombs on buildings across northern Mali that had been occupied by the Islamists. But because the Malian army was chased out of the north by the Islamists last year, it also left a power vacuum. This is the vacuum the new French deployment hopes to fill. Soldiers from an African force are also beginning to deploy here. But as these allied armies establish their presence, it seems likely some of the Islamists will also regroup.
World News from the BBC
One of America’s key market indexes, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, has traded at its highest level in five years, rising briefly above 14,000. The rise was helped by upward revisions in jobs figures for the last two years and better-than-expected manufacturing data. The Dow Jones has closed above 14,000 on only nine previous occasions—all of them in 2007.
In what the French are calling the first deal of its kind ever, Google and media companies in France have settled a long-running dispute over the internet search giant’s right to use content it hasn’t produced. Google has agreed to set up an $82m fund to help old media to adapt to the digital age. Dayan Radosevich reports.
President Hollande’s office said France was proud to be the first country in the world to sign this deal with Google. It came after months of negotiations and threats by the government in Paris that it would pass a law targeting the internet giant. French news websites had demanded a share of advertising revenues that Google earns by providing links to their content. The search engine reportedly rejected the idea under grounds that it would threaten its very existence. In the end, it seems they’ve met somewhere in the middle.
The Colombian authorities say three policemen have been killed in an ambush by Farc rebels in Maicau on the border with Venezuela, they also said that top Farc commander was among six men killed in an army operation on Thursday. The escalation in the conflict come as the latest round of peace talks in Cuba enters its second day.
More than 150 nightclubs, restaurants and bars in Brazil have been closed after they were deem to be unsafe. The closure is follows Sunday's fire in the club in the south of the country in which 236 people dead. The Brazilian authorities say many lives could been saved if safety regulations have been properly observed. The majority of the closures were in Rio de Janeiro.
1.further notice 另行通知
You and your friend are off the job until further notice.
2.perimeter n. 周长；周，周围；边缘
A fence marked the perimeter of the field.
3.outlaw vt. 宣布…为不合法；将…放逐；剥夺…的法律保护
Most states have outlawed the use of marijuana.
4.skirmish n. 小冲突，小规模战斗；小争论
There had been a skirmish in the half light of dawn.
5.sift vi. 筛；详查；撒下；细究
Sift out the wheat from the chaff.
6.vacuum n. 真空；空间；真空吸尘器
His wife's death left a vacuum in his life.
7.ambush n. 埋伏，伏击；伏兵
Our soldiers lay in ambush in the jungle for the enemy.
1.Earlier thousands of people took to the streets after youth groups called for demonstrations against the Islamist leader who they are accuse of betraying the value of their uprising two years ago.
take to the street 走上街头（游行，抗议）
Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest against police brutalities.
The students took to the streets to demonstrate against the war.
2.More than 150 nightclubs, restaurants and bars in Brazil have been closed after they were deem to be unsafe.
deem sth to be 认为……是
One of the services The Economist hopes to provide its readers is that of crib-sheet, an easily-digestible guide to what we deem to be the most important events of the week.
For one word a man is often deemed to be foolish or wise.