Hello, I'm Neil Nunes with the BBC News.


Ethiopia and Eritrea are resuming scheduled flights today between each other's capitals a week after they signed a peace agreement. This report from David Bamford.

The first Ethiopian Airline's passenger flight to Eritrea for more than twenty years was due to take off this morning. The service thinks the two countries capitals, Addis Ababa and Asmara is the latest in a series of steps aimed its normalizing relations just over a week after the former enemies signed a declaration ending two decades of hostility. Eritrea broke away from Ethiopia in 1993. Five years later, they began a border war in which about eighty thousand people were killed.


The authorities in Thailand say that twelve boys and their football coach who were rescued from a flooded cave by divers earlier this month are due to leave hospital later today, earlier than originally announced. Jonathan Head reports from northern Thailand.


Doctors who have been treating the rescued boys say they have recovered quickly from their ordeal. The Thai authorities have tightly restricted access to the boys, with only one parent allowed to visit each of them and no physical contact. But they plan to present the whole group to a public news conference later today, where they will be allowed to answer questions which have been screened by a child psychiatrist to ensure that they don't distress the boys. After that, they will go back to their homes and families, although they planned within the next ten days to be ordained as Buddhist monks for a short time, a tradition for males in Thailand who experienced a misfortune.

Google is to hear shortly whether it's to face a record fine in Europe over its Android operating system. The European Commission has said that the US tech giant's mobile device strategy unfairly strengthened its internet search service. Susan Rob is a barrister in London who specializes in EU law.

The commission can fine up to ten percent of worldwide turnover. In practice, fines rarely reached that level, but it's expected that this will be a significant fine and comparable to the fine that was imposed on Google in another case involving alleged abuse of dominance around its search and shopping sites. I think what is really interesting though will be what kind of corrective measures the commission may impose.

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