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Celebrations in Nahr al-Bared

Fiona Crack | 09:55 UK time, Monday, 3 September 2007

The Lebanese army has regained control of Nahr al-Bared refugee camp after three months of fighting with militants belonging to the al-Qaeda inspired Fatah al-Tslam. On World Have Your Say we've talked to Palestinian refugees who were living in the camp during the fighting. We'll hope to get back in contact with them to hear their thoughts on the breakthrough. Newspapers report parties on the streets in celebration…..

Nuclear technology

The nuclear ambitions of North Korean and Iran are all over the International Press. As North Korea agrees to a deadline to disclose and disable it's entire nuclear programme, Iran claims a crucial threshold has been reached and scientists are now using 3,000 centrifuges to enrich uranium.

The return of the exiled ex-PMs

And things are looking sticky for President Musharraf. We already know that Benasir Bhutto, the exiled former Pakistani Prime Minister will return "very soon" and now the Supreme Cout has ruled that Nawaz Sharif, also and exiled former Prime Minister, should be allowed to return to the country. He plans to challenge the military leader's efforts to secure another term as president.

Troops leave Basra

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Motherhood on ice

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A 14th wife

Swazi maidens have started arriving in the spiritual capital, Ludzidzini, ahead of this week's annual reed dance, where bare-breasted virgins dance before Africa's last absolute monarch. He gets to choose one of them for his 14th wife. Not all Swais are happy with the obvious wealth and comfort enjoyed by the royal family when 70% of the population live on less than US$1 a day and political parties are banned.

A royal announcement aired on state radio summoned all maidens to register on Tuesday and be dispatched by cut the reeds on the banks of Mbuluzana River in the picturesque Bhamsakhe area on Wednesday. If a family don't send their daughters than can be fined.

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