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BBC在线收听下载:委内瑞拉总统马杜罗呼吁民众加入其民兵组织

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This is the BBC news with Nick Kelly.

President Nicolas Maduro has called on Venezuelans to join his civilian militia as he seeks to retain office. His total rally of the force that he wants a million new members by the end of the year. The call comes as the opposition leader Juan Guaiduo seeks to persuade the military to abandon Mr. Maduro. Candace Piette reports. Addressing thousands of militia members in a rally in Caracas, Mr. Maduro said he aimed to raise their numbers to three million by the end of the year. The civilian militia which was created by Mr. Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez is designed to support the armed forces, but it also responds directly to the presidency. Mr. Maduro has repeatedly accused the US and the opposition of conspiring to kill him. The increase in militia numbers will be seen as an attempt to shield himself further both politically and physically.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said he will not rest until the school girls abducted by Islamist militants from Chibok are reunited with their families. His statement comes on the fifth anniversary of the kidnapping by Boko Haram of two hundred and seventy-six girls from their school. Sixty girls have since escaped, over a hundred more being freed, but a hundred and twelve are still missing. Musa Maina is the father of one of the girls. We've heard that some parents have been reunited with their daughters but ours is still yet to come back home. We aren't losing hope but we are appealing to the government to invest more to bring back our girls and reunite us.

The people of Finland vote in a general election on Sunday a month after the collapse of a center-right coalition. A center-left party, the Social Democrats is leading opinion polls ahead of the center-right National Coalition Party and the far-right group the Finns Party which is hostile to immigration and also opposes policies designed to mitigate climate change.

Several police officers have been injured in the Albanian capital Tehran as police used tear gas to try and disperse an opposition protest. Reports say it turned violent when the demonstrators threw petrol bombs. More than a thousand supporters of centre-left and centr-right parties had rallied outside Parliament calling for the resignation of the Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama. They accused him of links with organized crime which he denies.

And a security guard has been shot dead and another man critically wounded in a drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in Australia's second biggest city Melbourne. Two other people were injured when a gunman fired indiscriminately into a crowd standing outside the club in the Prahran neighborhood. Police say they're investigating links to a motorcycle gang that's been attempting to extort money from the business. BBC news.


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