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President Obama on his visit to Vietnam has lifted a ban on selling weapons to the Vietnamese government. Mr Obama said the end of long standing ban removes a lingering vestage of the cold war,the presidnet's visit comes as China asserts its territorial claims in the South China Sea, moves are unnerving its neighbors and the Unted States. Jonathon Head reports from Hanoi,With the lifting of oral manining arm sales restrictions, Obama has brought to an end the diplomatic legacy of the Vietnam War and completed the normalization of relations for its former enemy. Mr Obama said military exports worth all subjects to provisers on Human Rights, this is an area where he said the two countries still disagreed, he also announced some big commercial deals which he says will secure thousands of American jobs.
The Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi says a big military operation is underway to arrest control of the city Fallujah from Islamic State fighters, who seized it more than two years ago, thousands of troops have mastered out the city 50 kilometers west of Baghdad in recent day. James Munro has more on the operation, For the bail out we going on for quiet a while but of course we know not much that has happened in terms of offensive, resumes they will do some kind of sofening up bombardments going for Fallujah, or Mosul, the big prise up in th north of the second city. But certainly the Iraqi seem to decided that Fallujah had to be dealt with forces right on the dorse to the Baghdad or to the west, so that's what they are doing whether the Americans are wholeheartly behind they have said nothing yet, they don't tend to believe in announcing affences untill they are actually underway cause the element of surprise of courses totally gone.
The German pharmaceutical giant Bayer has offered to buy the US agricultural and biotechnology firm Monsanto in a deal with 62 billion dollars, Bayer says the move would creat the world's biggest supplier of seeds, pesticides and fertiliser.
Hundreds of thousands of postal votes will determine today whose won the neck and neck race to become Austria's next president. After the Sunday's voting a polling stations that the outcome too close to call. Nobert Hoffer, the candidate of the far right anti-migrant and Eurosceptic freedom party is competed against the former green party leader Alexander Van de Bellon. Bethony Bell is following developments in Vienna, Projects is that the results will be very very close still, when those postal votes have been taken into consideration it could still be almost 50 to 50 for both of them, possibly with a slight advantage to Alexander Van de Bellon, but as I say, so close that it is really impossible to tell at the moment, also thought just quiet interesting in the breakdown of the vote, lots of supports for Alexander Van de Bellon of the greens in the big cities, that lots of support for Nobert Hoffer in the countryside.
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A suicide attack in the southern Yemeni city of Aden has left at least 20 people dead, reports say attacker designated explosive belt after joining the cue at a army recruitment center.Aden is currently serving as the temporary base for the Yemeni government. There reports of the series of explosions in two cities on Seria's mediterannean coast, the strong hold of the government of President Assad, The monitoring group at Syrian observatory for human rights says a number of people have been killed in four blasts in the city of Jabli in latakia province, a further three explosions are reported to have taken place in the port of Tuktuse.
The first World Humanitarian Summit organised by the United Nations begins in Istanbul, President Erdogan of Turkey, who is hosting the summit, described the international aid system has broken. Mark Lowen is Istanbul, Almost 6000 attendees at this conference, from governments from NGOs, Maid Agencies from Donated Organizations mother, businesses as well, to try to worlk out how better to respond to humanitarian crisis. At the moment there is annual gap about 15 billion dollars in terms of humanitarian funding, they have got to try to pluck that gap to some extent, but also they have got to try to respnds to the needs of 60 million people who are not displaced by conflicts.
An adviser to the Turkish president has suggested that the country could suspend all its agreements with the European Union if it is not satisfied with the deal on migration. Yegart Blut said the EU was using what it alledged as double standards. Brussels wants an correct reform was anti-terror legislation before it allow Turkish citizens visa free travel into Europe.
India's prime minister Nerendra Modi has congratuated his country scientists on the launch of their first unmanned model space shuttle. The wing craft which is scaled down to about 1/6 that the size is the first in series o fteh prototypes.