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BP says oil has stopped leaking

Oil giant BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well.

It is the first time the flow has ceased since an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig on 20 April.

US President Barack Obama called the development a "positive sign" but added that BP was still in the testing phase.

The BBC's James Reynolds reports from Washington.

  • 15 Jul 2010