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State prosecutors in South Africa have charged miners arrested at the Marikana platinum mine with the murder of 34 their colleagues were shot dead by the police. The prosecutors used legislation fromapartheidera as Karen Allen reports from Johannesburg.

Families and friends of the accused men gathered outside court to protest their innocent in what has become aprotractedpreliminary hearing. It follows the violence of fortnight ago in the mine owned by the world's third platinum producer Lonmin. The national prosecuting authority confirmed in court that it was invoking an apartheid era law, that enables it to press charges of murder and attempt murder against the miners themselves because they shared a common purpose. Two hundred and seventy mine workers at the Marikana mine were in court following the fatal shooting by the police of 34 their colleagues.

World food prices rose by 10% in July as a result of drought in the United States and Eastern Europe. The World Bank said that maize and wheat prices increased by 25%,soybeanprice row by 17% and sugar rose by 12%. Rice was the only food to fall in price, it declined by 4%. The World Bank said the price rises threatened the health of wellbeing of millions of people.

The UN Nuclear Watchdog says Iran has greatly increased its capacity to enrich uranium, it might have fortified underground site. The agency also accused Iran of hampering efforts to investigate whether another site to have been used to develop nuclear weapons. From Vienna, Kerry Scaring reports.

The Nuclear Watchdog says in the past three months Iran has more than double the number of uranium enriching centrifuges in its underground bank known as Fordo. That's in defiant of United Nations resolutions and pressure from Israel and the United States. The Agency also complains that Iran has dismissed its concerns about the Parchin military site, where it says recent satellite images show ashroudover a containment vessel where explosives may have been tested. Power lines and roads have been removed from the site in what the IAEA suspects it's a clean up operation designed to hide previous nuclear activities.

Religious leaders in India have reacted with anger to a controversial proposal to sell media right to the world's biggest religious festival. The Maha Kumbh Mela is an ancient Hindu festival held every 12 years in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. It attracts tens of millions of people. But the BBC has learnt that the state government wants tooffsetthe cost next year's event by selling broadcast and advertising rights. Critics say such commercialization would be highly offensive.

The Mexican electrical, excuse me, the Mexican electoral court is due to meet shortly to rule on an appeal against the result of July's presidential election. The central right candidate Enrique Pena Nieto was declared the winner after a recount of nearly half of the votes.

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Turkey has appealed to the United Nations Security Council to set up the camps inside Syria without delay to protect the thousands of people fleeing the fighting between the government and rebels.The Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his country couldn'tcope withthe flow of refugees crossing the border, and UN agency has believed more will be arriving.

According to Routers, there are more than 2 million internaldisplacedpeople in Syria. In the face of such a humanitarian disaster, the UN should initiate the establishment of IDP camps within Syria without delay; needless to say these camps should help food protection.

But the UN deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson said the proposal should be treated cautiously.

We know recent calls to establish humanitarian corridors andbuffer zonesinside Syria, where civilians could, it is argued, find relief from the violence. Such proposals raise serious questions and require careful and critical consideration.

The American presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is preparing to address the Republican Party Convention in Florida to officially accept its nomination to challenge Barack Obama in November's election. Our correspondent Jonny Dymond is in Tampa watching the final preparations.

In front of a crowd of photographers and cameramen, Mitt Romney stood behind the curtain here at the convention center and made a few last minutes checks. The four-day gathering of Republicans will climax late on Thursday with Mitt Romney's speech.With many Americans only now starting to pay attention to the election campaign and the US TV networkscoveringthe speech live, some have urged that heflash outhis personal story in his speech.He has struggled to connect with potential voters in the past months of campaigning. But Mitt Romney's advisors caution that he is not interested in burying his sole. Jonny Dymond is reporting from Tampa.

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