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BBC在线收听下载:缅甸释放路透社记者

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Hello, this is David Austin with the BBC News.

The Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo jailed by Myanmar for breaking the official secrets act have been unexpectedly freed from prison. They had been sentenced in September to seven years in jail after investigating the involvement of the Myanmar security forces into the killing of ten Rohingya Muslims. Our correspondent Nick Beake was outside the prison in Yangon. Local reporters and photographers peered through the gates of "insane prison" for their first glimpse of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. Despite his ordeal, Wa Lonetold me he was looking forward to getting back to work. I'm really happy. I want to thank you for everyone who help us inside in a prison and also around the world, people who are wishing to release us. The pair were detained eighteen months ago while they investigated the killing of Rohingya Muslims by Burmese soldiers. The story prompted a rare admission of guilt from the army and later won the reporter's prestigious Pulitzer Prize.

Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party is meeting in Ankara to plan its next moves following Monday's decision to annul the victory of its candidate in Istanbul's recent mayoral elections. Turkey's electoral authorities have ordered a rerun after complaints of fraud from the AK party of President Erdogan. The Republican People's Party called it a black day for Turkish democracy.

Hungary is planning to deport sixteen failed asylum seekers to Afghanistan later on Tuesday, but a civil rights group has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights to stop the deportations. Nick Thorpe reports. These sixteen Afghans include at least six children, one with heart disease who recently had an operation and a pregnant thirty-nine year old woman. On Monday, they were issued the deportation orders and told they will be flown to Kabul from Budapest airport on Tuesday evening. The Hungary Helsinki Committee, the human rights group says their claims for asylum were never assessed on merit and rejected purely on the grounds that they crossed a safe country Serbia on their way to Hungary. There has been no official comment on the case so far.

The organizing committee of the Rugby World Cup has advised host cities in Japan to make sure that they don't run out of beer. Spokesman said there was little understanding in Japan of Rugby culture and its close association with alcohol and maybe keen to make sure that no city was drunk dry by the 400,000 foreign fans expected to visit the country. Brewers have been advised to strengthen their supply chains.

BBC news.


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