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WORLD NEWS - September 9th, 2009

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WORLD NEWS - September 9th, 2009

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It is 00:30 Universal Time. And here is the news in special English.

Afghanistan's electoral Complaints Commission has ordered a recount of questionable ballots from the country’s presidential election. The commission says it is found clear evidence of cheating. The group said votes must be recounted at voting stations which reported that all registered voters completed ballots. Voting stations were more than 95% of the votes win to one candidate will also be recounted. Earlier Afghan election officials said President Hamid Karzai has received 54% of the votes in the country’s presidential election. The results show that for the first time Mr. Karzai has a more than 50% needed to prevent another votes.

Officials in Afghanistan say a suicide bomber causes a deadly explosion near a military base at the International Airport in Kabul Tuesday. Three civilians were killed and 6 others wounded in the attack. One Belgian and two American soldiers were also injured. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Separately the United States military says 4 American soldiers were killed during fighting Tuesday in Kunar province. The French news agency says 10 Afghan soldiers also died in the fighting.

The United States military says 4 American soldiers have been killed in bombings in Iraq. A military statement said three soldiers died in the Northern part of country and one died in Bagdad. In other news Iraqi police say a police Chief and 4 of his officers were killed in a bomb attack near the northern city of Kirkuk .

Iran ’s foreign minister says his government will give new proposals Wednesday to countries attending to negotiate with Iran about its nuclear program. Manouchehr Mottaki did not give details about the proposals. But he said he hoped they will help launch a new serious of talks. Mr. Mottaki spoke to Iranian media on Tuesday. Also American Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that Iran could start a nuclear arm’s race with nearby countries if it continues its nuclear program.

Iranian officials have closed the offices of defeated presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi . Mr. Karroubi was a leading critic of the government campaign against Iranians who protested the official results of the Presidential Election. The spokesman for his political party says security agents arrived with an order from a government lawyer. The agents told everyone to leave and closed the offices. The spokesman said the agents seek documents, records and computers. At least two workers for Mr. Karroubi were reportedly detained. The workers were members of a committee investigating charges that some protesters detained after the election were raped and tortured.

You are listening to the news in VOA special English

The United States has placed restrictions on two organizations suspected of supporting banned activities by North Korea. The United States ceased the property of the General Bureau of Atomic Energy . The agency supervises North Korea’s nuclear program. The property of the Korea Tangun Trading Corporation was also frozen. The company is linked to North Korea’s missile program. The United Nations placed restrictions on the two in July. In Tokyo American diplomat Stephen Bosworth said talks between North Korea and the United States can not replace six-nation talks on North Korea’s nuclear program. The United States is working with China, Japan, South Korea and Russia on ways to end North Korea’s nuclear activities.

The pro-democracy party of detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it wants to reopen local offices. The National League for Democracy told the VOA that the party is calling on the military government to permit to reopen offices around the country. The government currently only permits party’s main office in Rangoon to remain open. The National League for Democracy considers opening more offices “an important part of its efforts to compete” in national elections planned for next year.

In Kenya President Mwai Kibaki has dismissed the country’s police Chief who has forced that was accused of abused corruption and repeated killings. President Kibaki replaced Mohammed Hussein Ali with Mathew Kirai Iteere who commanded the police group called the General Service Unit (GSU). That group too has been accused of abuses. President Kibaki also appointed other new police officers without giving reasons for his actions.

Oil prices in New York jumped more than 4% at the closed trading Tuesday to over $71 a barrel. Prices this year have increased by about 60%. Oil industries experts say investors are buying oil contracts and other agreements linked to goods. They say investors are concerned that heavy government spending will cause inflation to jump.

Finally in tennis news Kim Clijsters, a Belgian has defeated Li Na of China at the United States Open Tournament in New York. Clijsters is planned in her first major competition since retiring to marry and had a child. She won easily in two sets. Now she will face American Serena Williams or Flavia Pennetta of Italy for a chance to play in the Championship match.

The United States Space Shuttle Discovery is returning to earth after completing its jobs of providing supplies to the International Space Station. The two crews shut camp Tuesday before they separated. American astronaut Tim Kopra ended a stay on the station which began in July he was replaced by another American Nicole Stott . There are six crew members on the Space Station.

And now briefly here again is the major news of the hour read in VOA special English.

Afghanistan's electoral Complaints Commission has ordered a recount of questionable ballots from the country’s presidential election.

The United States military says 4 American soldiers have been killed in bombings in Iraq.

And Iranian officials have raided and closed the offices of defeated presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi .

And that’s the news in VOA special English coming to you from Washington

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