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WORLD NEWS - January 26th, 2010

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WORLD NEWS - January 26th, 2010

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It is 0:30 universal time and here is the news in Special English.

Iraqi officials say suicide bombers have attacked three hotels in Baghdad that are popular among foreigner. At least 36 people were killed in the attacks and 71 wounded. Officials say the series of vehicles exploded near the Ishtar Sheraton and the al-Hamra and Babylon Hotels. Iraqi officials expressed concern that rebels could launch attacks to interfere with national Parliamentary elections set for March 7th.

Iraq's government says it has executed the man known as Chemical Ali for crimes against humanity. Hassan al-Majid was a family member of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and top member of his government. He was found guilty of ordering a gas attack against ethnic Kurds in northern Iraq in 1988, and estimated 5,000 Kurds were killed. He received two other death sentences for his party in a violent campaign against Iraqi Shiite protestors in the 1990s.

Lebanese officials say it is not likely anyone survived the fiery crash of an Ethiopian airlines passenger plane into the Mediterranean Sea Monday. 90 people were on board. Rescuers have found 34 bodies. And international rescue effort in close the Lebanese army and navy, United Nations peacekeepers and military members from Brain, Cyprus, France and the United States. Family members and other mourners have gathered at the Beirut airport waiting for news. The plane crashed just after takeoff. Witnesses say they saw a fire ball before the plane hit the water.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the United States and Europe support his plan to reunite Taliban fighters with society if they surrender their weapons. Mr. Karzai spoke in Istanbul, Turkey, after meeting with leaders of Turkey and Pakistan. Turkey has been urging Afghanistan and Pakistan to work together more closely to fight Taliban rebels. Later this week Mr. Karzai will attend an international conference about Afghanistan in London. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says delegates will probably confirm plans to increase the number of Afghan security forces. The top Nato commander in Afghanistan says he hopes the additional American troops in the country will lead to a negotiated peace deal with the Taliban. General Stanley McChrystal comments were published in the Financial Times. He said he will use an additional 30,000 American troops to weaken the rebellion. He hopes rebel leaders will come to accept a settlement with the Afghan government. The General said he believes any Afghan could take part in the Afghan government wants the fighting ends. General McChrystal said this week's international meeting on Afghanistan in London is a chance for other countries to shows support for the anti-rebellion policy.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

China and representatives of the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled religious leader, are set to restart talks in Beijing on Tuesday. The planed gathering will be the first such meeting since July 2008. At the time talks ended after angry accusations from both sides and little progress in the discussions. Dalai Lama seeks more independence for Tibet, but China has demanded that he stop.

The Prime Minister of Haiti has called for a long-term international guarantee to help rebuild his country after the recent earthquake. The earthquake killed an estimated 200,000 people. Jean-Max Belerive made the request in Montreal, Canada, during an international meeting on Haiti. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the rebuilding will take at least 10 years of hard work. American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said international aid should center on agriculture for long-term development. In Haiti aid workers continue to struggle to deliver food, water and medical supplies almost 2 weeks after the massive earthquake.

The son of a high level Iranian opposition leader says his father Mehdi Karoubi now recognizes President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the head of Iran's government. The announcement came from Mr. Karoubi's son Hossein. Mr. Karoubi had led mass protests against Mr. Ahmadinejad's disputed reelection in 2009. Hossein Karoubi told VOA that his father still believes the election involved massive cheating. But he says his father decided to recognize Mr. Ahmadinejad as president because Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei supports him.

A United Nations official has condemned the killing of a Mexican crime reporter. Irina Bokova, its head of the Groups of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its work involves defending the freedom of the press. Mr. Bokova called on Mexican officials to bring to justice those who killed José Luis Romero. She says Mr. Romero like too many Mexican news reporters, paid with his life for the right to keep the public informed. He worked for a radio station in the western state of Sinaloa, which is the home of some of Mexico's most powerful drug organizations. He was the third reporter to be killed in Mexico in recently weeks.

In Peru, heavy rains and mudslides have left about 2,000 travelers trapped near an ancient Inca city, Machu Picchu. Railways leading to that city are blocked. Peru's Minister of Tourism says officials planned to send helicopters to move the visitors out of the area. So far, the flooding has killed 2 people.

Briefly, here again is the major news. Suicide bombers in Iraq have killed at least 36 people and wounded 71 others in explosions at three hotels in Baghdad. Lebanese officials say it is not likely anyone on board an Ethiopian airlines passenger plane survived a fiery crash Monday. And Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the United States and Europe support his plan to reunite Taliban fighters with society if they surrender their weapons. And that's the news in Special English.

From: http://www.unsv.com/voanews/specialenglish/scripts/2010/01/26/0030/

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