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The United Nations says the Syriangovernment has agreed to allow humanitarian aid to the besieged town of Madayawhere people are reported to have died from starvation. Madaya, near theLebanese border, has been surrounded by government troops and their Hezbollahallies for months. Video from the location has shown people looking emaciated.Greg Berour is from the World Food Program says getting aid into Madaya is a majorchallenge. We have to accept that this situation that they would be moving intois incredibly tense. We are moving across frontlines. We need to ensure thatthe access is there that there is no risk, that we can get the food in, and theother supplies that would be carrying on behalf of the whole humanitariancommunity, and then we can make sure that actually get to the people who needit most.
Investors will be watching anxiously whenChina's main stock exchange reopens in a few hours'time without its circuitbreaker safety mechanism. China's security regulator said it would suspend thetool after heavy losses triggered an automatic shutdown for the second timethis week just 30 minutes into the day. Our Asia business correspondentKarishma Vaswani is monitoring developments. People are extremely nervous. Andnot to put it too simply, but investors are selling because other investors areselling their shares. I think you've seen that sort of panic reflected in theChinese stock market when they fell on Monday and trading was suspended. Andthen the shortest trading day, it's thought, in the Chinese stock markethistory. So really, there is a sense of anxiety and nervousness amongstinvestors there.
The suspended head of European footballMichel Platini has pulled out of the race to become the next FIFA president. Hewas banned from the game for eight years last month because of corruptionallegations over a payment he received from the former FIFA chief Sepp Blatterin 2011. Michel Platini says he still determined to overturn the eight-year banimposed by FIFA's Ethics Committee.
In Paraguay, state prosecutors have raidedthe headquarters of Conmebol, South America's Football Confederation as part ofinvestigations into corruption. The prosecutors said they were searching fordocuments at the request of the United States which is leading a briberyinvestigation. Here is Candace Piette. Paraguayan prosecutors said they weresearching for documents or information related to racketeering and moneylaundering. They said they were acting on a request from the United Stateswhich is leading an investigation into the mis-selling of TV and marketingrights and associated corruption, particularly in Latin America. Last month,the President of Conmebol, the Paraguyan Juan Angel Napout, was extradited tothe United States to face charges there. Mr. Napout is accused of takingmillions of dollars in bribes. He's pleaded not guilty. You are listening tothe latest world news coming to you from the BBC.
French police have shot dead a man armedwith a knife who was trying to attack a police station in Paris. Officials sayhe shouted Allahu Akbar wore a fake suicide vest and carried materials insupport of Islamic State militants. He's been identified from his fingerprints asa convicted thief of Moroccan origin.
Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has beennamed African Footballer of the year.Aubameyang, who plays for BorussiaDortmund in Germany, beat the Ivorian Yaya Toure who was bidding to win theaward for a fifth successive year.
The manatee, a species of marine mammalwhich is at risk of extinction for many years, is to be moved from endangeredto threatened status after officials in the United States decided that thepopulation had recovered sufficiently. Manatees were put on the endangered listalmost fifty years ago after overhunting and collisions with boats caused adrop in their numbers. The population has risen,though, to about 6,000.
Scientists examining a 5,300-year-oldfrozen mummy have uncovered new information about the man's health before hewas killed. Microbes from the stomach of Otzi, the iceman whose corpse wasfound in the Italian Alps in 1991, revealed that he had bacterial infectionthat's still common today and which can cause stomach ulcers. The research teamsaid the strain of the Helicobacter pylori bacteria could provide clues aboutpatterns of human migration. BBC News.