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BBC News with Nick Kelley.

Egyptian state media say one person has been killed and at least 65 others injured during clashes in the capital Cairo after funeral prayers for Coptic Christians killed in sectarian violence. Witnesses said mourners were pelted with stone as they left St Mark's Cathedral chanting slogans against the ruling Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohammed Morsi. Aleem Maqbool reports.

The funerals turned into a demonstration against Egypt's ruling party, it's spilled out into the streets, it wasn't an outpouring of rage, but also fear for what the future holds for minorities here. The priest of the local church Sourial Yunnan says conditions for Christians in Egypt have deteriorated under the ruling Muslim Brotherhood and believes the worse is yet to come.
这场葬礼转变为反对埃及执政党的游行,大家都涌上街头,这不是愤怒的发泄,而是担心少数民族的未来。当地教堂的牧师Sourial Yunnan说,在执政党穆斯林兄弟组织的统治下,埃及基督徒的处境日益恶化,并相信未来还会很糟。

President Morsi has condemned the violence and said any attack on the Cathedral was an attack on him personally.

Villagers and officials in eastern Afghanistan have said that 11 children had been killed in NATO air strikes on three villages. Locals said some of the children died when the roof of their home collapsed after bombs were dropped in Kunar province closed to the Pakistan border, two women and several insurgents were also killed. One tribal elder said fighting in the area lasted for seven hours. International coalition ISAF said it had no reports of civilian death from the operation but was investigating.

The Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has outlined new spending cuts following the constitutional court's rejection of parts of the government's previous austerity budget. Two days ago, the court ruled some cuts were unfair and unconstitutional. In a televised address, Mr Passos Coelho said he remained committed to meeting the conditions for Portugal's international bailout.

On behalf of the government there would be no hesitation, allow me say clearly, so there are no doubts left, the government is committed to all the objectives of the bailout program and reaffirmed that would meet the internal and external obligations of the state. As Prime Minister, I renew my commitment here today, to do all of my powers to attack the additional difficulties and put an end to this crisis once and for all.

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Russia to give a chance to a non-governmental organization. In a speech in the presence of the Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a visit to Germany.

We are convinced that will be most successful if we have an active civil society, this has already been discussed in German and Russian talks in St Petersburg, and we have to intensify this dialogue to further develop our ideas. In Germany, we know the non-governmental organizations drive innovation, and they should be given the opportunity to do the same in Russia.

This is the World News from the BBC

The South African military says it will send troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of special United Nations intervention force to fight rebels there. It comes just two weeks after the deaths of 13 soldiers in a controversial deployment in the Central African Republic. The South Africa media suggested troops were in the CAR in return for lucrative mining contract. Pretoria has denied this.

The Nigerian militant group, Mend(the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta), says it was behind an ambush which killed 15 police officers in an oil producing Niger Delta on Friday night. The group has been largely inactive since most of its members agree to amnesty in 2009. Will Ross reports from Lagos.

An email statement from the militant group known as Mend, said it carried out the attack. It is, however, hard to verify if the email is from the same group responsible for disrupting oil output before an amnesty was agreed four years ago. Last week, an email purportedly from Mend said it was relaunching a campaign of violence in retaliation for the recent jailing of its leader, Henry Okah for terrorism. The Nigerian police denied there is any link between the ambush and the threat by the militants. A police spokesman said the men who opened fire were former militants involved in a dispute over amnesty payments.

Tens of thousands of supporters of the Venezuelan opposition candidate Henrique Capriles have taken to the streets of the capital Caracas ahead of elections to choose a successor to the late President Hugo Chavez. Supporters of Mr Capriles said the march is an opportunity for the people of Venezuela to say the country needs a new leader to tackle its economic problems. Venezuelans go to the polls next Sunday.

And finally, Scientists say airborne particles from burning fossil fuels are stunting the growth of coral reef south of the coast of Billes in Panama. The research shows that particles have a cooling effect on sea surface temperatures which limits growth.

1.pelt vt. 攻击或投掷;剥皮

The crowed pelted stones at the speaker.

2.insurgent n.叛乱者;起义者

By early yesterday, the insurgents had taken control of the country's main military air base.

3.outline v.概述;略述;描画…轮廓

It may be briefly summarized in the following outline.

4.renew vt. 使更新;续借;复兴;重申

We have renewed our friendly relationship with Western countries.

5.lucrative adj. 有利可图的,赚钱的;合算的

He decided to turn his hobby into a lucrative sideline.

6.ambush n. 埋伏,伏击;伏兵

Our soldiers lay in ambush in the jungle for the enemy.

7.purportedly adv. 据称,据称地

He was given a letter purportedly signed by the Prime Minister.

8.stunt vt. 阻碍…的正常生长或发展

An abnormal climate stunted the crops.


1.As Prime Minister, I renew my commitment here today, to do all of my powers to attack the additional difficulties and put an end to this crisis once and for all.

put an end to 结束;终止

We must put an end to the pointless conflict.

Her sudden arrival put an end to their meeting.

2.In a speech in the presence of the Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a visit to Germany.

in the presence of 在…面前;有某人在场

The boy was ill at ease in the presence of the headmaster.

Don't get gay in the presence of so many people.

Speak out in the presence of everyone.

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