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The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged Jewish activists on the occupied West Bank to show restraint as Israel's partial freeze on settlement building expires. Settlers have said they will restart construction as soon as the moratorium runs out. The issue is threatening the wider Middle East peace effort. The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas believes peace talks are waste of time if Israel doesn't act to prevent further settlement building. Wyre Davies reports from the West Bank.
As the sun went down and the clock counted down, Jewish settlers in Revava on the occupied West Bank celebrated the end of the 10-month moratorium in party mood but in no mood for compromise and saying they are ready to start building again. Within airshot of the celebration in Revava, the Palestinian village of Deir Itsia. Here they are skeptical that any deal can be reached which will prevent renewed settlement construction on what is internationally regarded as Palestinian land.
A senior Iranian official says a powerful computer virus believed to be targeting Iran has now affected the personal computers of some staff at the Bushehr nuclear reactor. The virus called Stuxnet has also attacked computer systems in Indonesia, India and Pakistan, but Iran has been much the worst affected. Jon Leyne reports.
The Stuxnet computer virus is particularly powerful, and Iran seems to be the intended target. The sophisticated design and the targeting of Iran has led some computer experts to suspect it could be part of western plot to sabotage the Iranian nuclear programme. Now a senior official at the Bushehr nuclear reactor has confirmed that some personal computers of the staff there have been infected but insisted that the virus had not gone into the plant's main control system. Nevertheless, many in the computer industry suspect this virus marks a major new development in so-called cyber warfare.
Iranian media reports say Iranian Revolutionary Guard have crossed into Iraq and killed 30 Kurdish separatist militants suspected of bombing a military parade last week. A senior guards commander told state television that his troops were pursuing what he called a terrorist group.
The pastor of an American independent church, Bishop Eddie Long, says he will fight allegations that he coerced young men into sexual relationships. Four young men have filed lawsuits against Bishop Long, who heads the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Bishop Long told a congregation today that he was not a perfect man, but he was going to clear his name.
"I've been accused. I'm under attack. But this thing I'm going to fight. And I want you know one other thing: I feel like David against Goliath."
Bishop Long had previously denied the allegations.
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Parliamentary elections are taking place in Venezuela in the latest test of support for the left-wing President Hugo Chavez. Opposition parties are aiming to win back a significant number of seats after a boycott in the last election in 2005. Mr Chavez is hoping his supporters will hold on to a 2/3 majority, so he can continue his programme of socialist reform.
Politicians in Nepal have failed in their latest attempt to elect a new prime minister. It's the eighth time they've tried since Madhav Kumar resigned in June. Only one candidate stood this time. The two main parties boycotted the vote. The Maoists, who hold more seats in Nepal's parliament than any other party, say they want to find a new way of electing a leader who might be acceptable to all parties.
The Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has flown to Germany to visit survivors of a bus crash in which at least 13 Poles were killed. Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered her condolences and promised that Germany will do everything it could to save the lives of the injured. Most of the victims are reported to be tourists returning to Poland from Spain. From Berlin, Steve Evans reports.
The coach with between 40 and 50 people on board was heading home to northwestern Poland from a holiday in Spain. Eyewitnesses said a car that was joining the A10 motorway clipped the bus which then careened out of control at speed into a bridge pillar at the junction. The police said the 37-year-old driver of the car was among those injured. The Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk came to Germany to visit the scene and to thank rescuers. He said "All I can say is many thanks for your efforts and your help."
The South Korean carmaker Hyundai has ordered a recall of more than 100,000 of its Sonata models in the United States to correct a potential steering fault. Most of the cars were built this year at a plant in Alabama. On its website, Hyundai said no accidents or injures have been reported.