Hello, I'm Eileen McHugh with the BBC News. The Constitutional Court in the DemocraticRepublic of Congo has officially declared the opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi, the winnerof last month's presidential election. It rejected an appeal by another opposition candidateMartin Fayulu who's accused Mr. Tshisekedi and the outgoing president of striking a deal. Mr. Fayulu insists he is the only legitimate president of Congo. I call on the whole internationalcommunity to not recognize a power that has neither legitimacy nor legal quality torepresent the Congolese people. Dear compatriots, I launch an urgent appeal to our people sothat they take charge and organize peaceful demonstrations across the whole of the nationalterritory in order to defend its sovereignty.
Democrats in the US Congress have dismissed a proposal by President Trump on immigrationpolicy, which aims to end the partial shutdown of the US government. Mr. Trump offered whathe called a compromise in return for funding his border wall with Mexico, but the Democratssay President Trump is only giving back what he had earlier taken away. From Washington, here's David Willis. Senior Democrats find the very notion of a wall repugnance and believethe president is holding government workers' hostage in a desperate bid to make good on acentral promise of his campaign. They declared his new offer a nonstarter and continue toinsist that only once the government is reopened will they discuss border security. Where thedispute goes from here is anyone's guess, but White House officials are not ruling out thepossibility that the president could walk away from the negotiations and circumvent Congressby declaring a national emergency.
One of India's most senior politicians Amit Shah, the president of the governing party BJP hasbeen released from hospital in the capital Delhi after being treated for swine flu. Our SouthAsia editor Jill McGivering reports. Amit Shah is one of the closest aides of India's PrimeMinister Narendra Modi and seen as a key architect of his campaign to be reelected. Sothere's been a particular focus on his health when he was treated for swine flu in one of thecountry's top hospitals. Now he says he's made a full recovery. In recent years, India has seena series of outbreaks of the virus which is highly contagious and can be fatal. Already thismonth, almost fifty people have died in Rajasthan and more than a thousand tested positive. JillMcGivering. And that's the latest BBC news.