Martial law lifted in Maguindanao province, Philippines

The Philippines President Gloria Arroyo has lifted martial law in the province where 57 people were massacred last month.

Martial law was imposed in Maguindanao province ten days ago to give security forces more power against the Ampatuan clan, alleged to be behind the murders of a rival family and 30 journalists. The Ampatuans have also been accused of attempting to foment rebellion to prevent authorities from arresting members of the family. Source: Times Online