The American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has intensified pressure on Russia and China to drop their support for the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. At the end of the conference on Syrian in Paris, bringing together more than 100 countries, Mrs Cliton said the entire world is now watching the few nations that still have influence to Mr Assad to step upon showing in the right of the war. The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has recommended that the number of the UN military observers in Syria be reduced. In a report of the Security Council Mr Ban suggests the observers should be base primarily in the capital Damascus and uses contacts with both government and the opposition groups to foster a dialogue. With more here is our UN correspondent Barbara Plett.
The mandate of the UN mission in Syria expired in two weeks’ time. So the Security Council has to decide what it to extend even though the violence has made impossible for the unarmed observers to monitor the ceasefire and they were mandated to do. Now the Secretary General has recommended that the council shift the focus of the mission form monitoring to political mediation trying to foster a dialogue in promote ceasefire, the number of military of observers would be reduced, but not completely withdrawn，sending the message that the international community is not abandoning Syria.
On the eve of Libya's first parliamentary election since the fall of Colonel Gaddafi, gunmen had fired on a helicopter carrying voting materials nearly eastern city of Benghazi. Local officials said one personal on board was killed. From Tripoli here's Rana Jawad.
The helicopter was carrying election material when it was fired out. A Libyan army spokesman in Benghazi says it was flying over Hawari which is near the airport in Benghazi. The latest incident killed an election commission worker but the helicopter managed to land safely. A member of the national election commission in Tripoli told the BBC that they are investigating and they don't who did it and cannot accuse anyone up this time. He also says that has not disrupted the elections which were due to take place on Saturday.
The attack comes amid growing unrest in eastern Libya, former rebels fighters there have shot down at least three of all elect voting terminals and waged a boycott of the vote.
Police in Sudan have fired tear gas at protesters in the capital Kahrtoum, hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside of a mosque calling for the overthrow of president Omar al-Bashir. From Kahrtoum, here is James Copnall.
Riot police fired the successional tear gas rounds and chased protesters back inside the mosque in Omdurman. This was the biggest demonstration in recent days though there have been smaller ones in the capital and elsewhere in the country. The initial trigger for the protests was the worsening economic situation and the government austerity measures including removing fuel subsidies. The prices of petroleum and many basic foods are considered to be higher than they were a few months ago.
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Parliament in Romania has voted to suspend the president Traian Basescu for 30 days. The measure paves of the way for a national referendum on whether or not impeaching him. The vote is the latest stage in the power struggle between the president and Prime Minister Victor Ponta.
Employment figures from the United States show that the growth in job in June was weak the third month running. And 80,000 jobs were created but it ’sure needed just to keep pace with the growth of the American labor force. Unemployment in the US remains above 8% for more than three years, however, president Obama reacted positively to the latest figures.
We learnt that is more in our businesses created 84,000 new jobs last month and that overall means that businesses have created 4.4 million new jobs over the past 28 months including 500,000 new manufacturing jobs. That is a step in the right direction. But we cannot be satisfied because our goal was never to just keep on working to get back to where we were back in 2007. I want to get back that time when middle class families and those working to gain the middle class have some basic security.
A Bolivian farmer has died during protest against the silver-mining project owning by a Canadian company near the city of Potosi. Reports say the man dying in clashes with police who soon was sent to the Malku Khota project after protests turned violent with five empolyees taken in hostage in the last week. The local indigenous groups are demanding that president Evo Morales cancel the mining concessions due to environmental concerns.
And Andy Murray has become the first British man to reach the Wimbledon signal's final since 1938. He overcame the French player Jo-wilfried Tsonga in four sets. Murray will now face Roger Federer, the six-time champion, who beat Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the day's other semifinal.