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WORLD NEWS - January 27th, 2010

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From: http://www.unsv.com/voanews/specialenglish/scripts/2010/01/27/0030/

It is 1:30 universal time and here is the news in Special English.

Iraqi officials say a suicide attacker driving a car killed at least 22 people in central Baghdad Tuesday. 80 others were wounded. Police said the attack bombed a police crime laboratory in Bagdad's Karrada neighborhood. Official said many of those killed or wounded were police officers. On Monday suicide bombers attacked 3 Baghdad hotels killing at least 36 people. The American ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill condemned the latest attacks. Mr. Hill urged the Iraqi people to unite in fighting all forms of violence and terror.

The United States military says it has joined with the Iraqi army and Iraqi Kurdish troops to guard disputed areas of northern Iraq. The military said the goal of the effort is to ease tensions between Sunni Arabs and Kurds. The top American officer in Iraq said, American, Iraqi, and Iraqi Kurdish forces have trained and established 70 percent of their planned positions. General Ray Odierno also said that the rest of the force will be deployed by the end of this month. He said the goal of the deployments is to protect Iraqis who live in disputed areas from al-Qaeda and other militant groups.

The Sri Lankan government has announced plans to take legal action to cancel the candidacy of former military chief Sarath Fonseka. He and President Mahinda Rajapakse are the two major candidates in the presidential election. Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister said the former military chief could not be elected because he did not register to vote in the election. Mr. Fonseka reported Tuesday that he could not vote because his name was not on the voter registration list. But he says he is legally permitted to be elected and to serve as president. Government official say it will be the role of the courts to make a legal decision on the matter.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai warned Tuesday that military action alone cannot make his country safe. The Afghan leader spoke during a meeting with diplomats in Turkey. He said better relationships are needed, especially with Taliban members not ally to al-Qaeda or other terrorist groups. Officials at the meeting expressed support for Mr. Karzai's plan which they described as Afghan-led and Afghan-driven. Also Tuesday a group of 23 British and Afghan aid groups called for a major change in aid efforts in Afghanistan. The agencies said lives are being lost because of badly organized and ineffective projects.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has strongly defended the United States' reaction to the earthquake in Haiti. She has expressed anger at those who have criticized the United States and the leadership of President Obama. The secretary of State said some members of international media misrepresented America's military and civilian actions in the Caribbean nation. A State Department official says reporting by the Al-Jazeera news network suggested a United States militarization of Haiti. A spokesman for Al-Jazeera said its reporting has been fare and detailed in showing different opinions on quick relief efforts. There currently are more than 15,000 American troops in under round Port-au-Prince, and more are on the way.

The transport minister in Lebanon says the pilot of an Ethiopian airplane that crashed Monday did not react to a request to change the plane's direction. Ghazi Aridi said Tuesday that the pilot first followed guidance from air traffic controllers after leaving Beirut during a storm. But Mr. Aridi said that minutes later the Ethiopian airlines plane suddenly went in a different direction. He also said that it is too soon to decide that the pilot was to blame for the crash. The plane broke apart in the air burned and crashed into the Mediterranean Sea near Lebanese coast. All passengers and crew members are believed to have died.

In Guinea opposition leader Jean-Marie Dore has been sworn in as prime minister. Mr. Dore spoke during the ceremony in the capital Conakry. He said his most important goals are to plan elections and reorganize the army. Guinea's military leaders and opposition groups recently reached an agreement that calls for establishing a unity government to organize elections in June. Under the plan opposition groups named Mr. Dore prime minister. Guinea's wounded military leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara has agreed to stay out of the country, and says he will not try to reclaim power.

Japan's Toyota Motor Corporation says it is suspending American sales and production of 8 kinds of cars. Some of the car models affected includes the Camry, Highlander, Corolla, and Sequoia. Toyota says the accelerator device in these cars does not operate correctly. Reports say production will be suspended at 5 North American production centers until the problem is solved.

Finally this news, the movie Avatar has earned more in ticket sales than any other movie in history. Avatar earned over 1,805,000,000 dollars in 6 weeks. Directed by James Cameron, Avatar has made more in profits than the movie Titanic which was also directed by Mr. Cameron. Experts say many people are choosing to pay higher ticket prices to see the movie in 3D which is helped increase its earnings. Gone With the Wind earned 400,000,000 dollars world wide back in 1939. In today's dollars that would equal 6,000,000,000 dollars.

Here again is the major news. Iraqi officials say a suicide attacker driving a car killed at least 22 people in central Baghdad Tuesday. The Sri Lankan government has announced plans to take legal action to cancel the candidacy of former military chief Sarath Fonseka. And Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has strongly defended the United States' reaction to the earthquake in Haiti.

That's the news in VOA Special English from Washington.

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