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BBC news with John Jason.

The Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has spoken publicly for the first time since the start of post-election violence in which more than 300 people have been killed. Addressing the nation on television, he said he was ready to talk to the opposition and he appealed for calm. However, Mr. Kibaki who’ve sworn in last week warned that those who continue to break the law would face its full force .The Kenyan High Commissioner for the United Kingdom Joseph Muchemi says President Kibaki wants an end to the unrest.

“He wants the healing and the conciliation to be done, and inviting any to the parties to come and dialogue with him. But fast moves need to be done to make sure the peace and security. You can’t be dialoguing with people when people are, when the violence is taking place.”

The United Nations World Food Program said that violence in Kenya has blocked urgent food aid shipments bound to Uganda, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The agency says more than 60 trucks are stranded at the port of Mombasa because of the unrest.

The process of selecting the candidates for November’s presidential election in the United States will start in the rural mid-western state of Iowa shortly. Republicans and Democrats will take part in hundreds of small gatherings known as caucuses to discuss and choose the best potential candidate for their party. From Iowa, James Coomarasamy

For America’s presidential hopefuls, the moment of choose have arrived, after what for some has been more than a year spend shaking hands and talking to voters in dinners, school wholes and private homes across this rural state. For the next few hours, there is a series of public gatherings known as caucuses. Iowa’s Republican and Democratic voters will decide who to back for the presidency, creating real momentum in some campaigns and sucking the life from others. And with such open races in both parties there seems to be a real butt among voters here .

The American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been holding talks in Washington withher Libyan counterpart Abdel-Rahman Shalgam, the first such formal meeting in more than 30 years. Sarah Morris, reports from Washington.

“Libyan Foreign Minister Abdel-Rahman Mohammed Shalgam is meeting with Condoleezza Rice. Signals are significant warming of the relationship between the two countries. In 2006, the US announced the full normalization of ties after taking Libya off a list of state sponsors of terrorism. A state department spokesman said however that Dr. Rice would be raising the issues of human rights and democracy in Libya, as well as the freeing of political dissidents.”

A powerful car bomb has exploded near a military base in the city of Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey, killing at least 5 people and injuring 68. The local governor said the bomb were set off remotely. Soldiers and civilians including school children are reported to be among the wounded. Diyarbakir is in the mainly Kurdish region of Turkey and police said they suspected Kurdish militants of carrying out the attack.

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The President of Pakistan Perves Musharraf has defended himself against criticism over the assassination of the opposition leader Benazir Bhutto last week. President Musharraf denied there’ve been any government security labs in protecting Ms. Bhutto. He rejected allegations said the Pakistani authorities have been anyway complicit in her killing.

The popular internet social networking site Facebook says it has taken down two bogus profiles of Bilawal Bhutto, the son of the murdered Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto. Bilawal, who is in his first year of study at Oxford University in England has been chosen as the new co-leader of his late mother's party the PPP, alongside his father Asif Ali Zardari. One of the bogus profiles said, carried a statement properly from Bilawal, saying he was not a born leader or a GREat thinker. The bogus profiles were used by several prominent media organizations in Britain and United States.

Parliament in Turkey's past sweeping new law designed to prohibit smoking in many more public places, including bars and restaurants. The ban will include the traditional water pipes enjoyed by locals and tourists alike in many parts of Turkey. David O'Byrne reports from Istanbul.

"For a country where 40% of the adult population, 25 million people spend an annual 8 billion dollars on tobacco products, banning smoking was until recently completely unthinkable. But now spurred on by similar bans across Europe, Turkey's legislators have voted for a blanket ban on smoking in all enclosed public places, including bars, cafes, and restaurants, as well as taxis, trains, and outdoor stadiums .

Officials in Mali say they have seized three quarters of a ton of cocaine, valued 45 million dollars, one of the west African countries’ largest drug source. The cocaine was found in cars which the smugglers are banned after two hours' gun battle Malian customs offices. West Africa has become a major trafficking roof for Columbian cocaine.

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