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WORLD NEWS - February 8th, 2010

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It's 00:30 universal time. I'm Fritzi Bowden Hymer in Washington.

Ukrainian election officials say opposition candidate Viktor Yanukovych is leading in the country's presidential election. The officials say he has a ten percent lead over his opponent, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. About twenty percent of the votes have been counted. Mr. Yanukovych is claiming victory and has called on the Prime Minister to resign. However Mrs. Tymoshenko refuses. She has also accused Mr. Yanukovych's supporters of cheating. She says her campaign will protest the balloting from about 1000 voting stations. Complete official results are expected later this week.

Hundreds of people are fleeing a place in southern Afghanistan that NATO says is a target of a planned offensive against the Taliban. NATO commanders have said that coalition and Afghan troops are preparing to take back an area held by Taliban in Marjah. NATO commanders say they expect intense fighting with the Taliban and illegal drug traders. They announced the offensive before they began in order to give civilians time to leave the area. In other news, President Hamid Karzai has told in international security conference that he is considering a law that would require young man to serve in the Afghan military.

The Iraqi parliament is to meet Monday to debate a court decision. It permits candidates to seek office in national elections, even if they are suspected of links to the former Baath Party government of Saddam Hussein. Iraq's parliament was to discuss the issue Sunday, but it postponed the meeting well waiting for more information on the ruling. The appeals court ruling canceled the ban against about 500 candidates. But the court said any winning candidates could not take seats in parliament until be cleared of links to the Baath Party. In other news gunmen shot and killed a woman candidate for parliament in Mosul. She was with the Iraqiya alliance. Iraqiya is a non-religious political party led by both Shiites and Sunnis.

Iran says it will tell the United Nations nuclear agency Monday of its plans to begin enriching uranium. Iranian atomic energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi says the enrichment process would begin Tuesday at the Natanz nuclear center in central Iran. Mr. Salehi announced the plan after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ordered the country's atomic energy ministry to begin enriching uranium. Iran says they enriched uranium will be used to fuel a research reactor. The Iranian plan damages chances of a nuclear agreement with leading western nations. They want Iran to send uranium out for enrichment in other countries. If it does not, they think Iran may enrich it enough to make a nuclear weapon.

Iranian state media say Iran has arrested seven people linked to Radio Farda. The Farsi-language radio broadcaster is supported by the United States. Iran says it has accused the seven of working for American spy agencies. Iran's official IRNA news agency says the detainees are suspected of inciting protesters during anti-government demonstrations last December. However the chief of Radio Farda Armand Mostofi says he is not aware that anyone linked to the station has been detained in Iran. He spoke in Prague where Radio Farda is based. IRNA did not identify those it reported arrested.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

The American Secretary of State says Islamic extremists are a greater threat to the United States than the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea. Hillary Clinton said the Obama administration is concerned about links between non-state groups loyal to al-Qaeda. She said such groups have headquarters in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and North Africa. She commented during a broadcast on CNN television. Secretary Clinton also said she did not believe that Iran had a nuclear weapon, but the actions of the government are evidence of what it aims to do. Iran denies seeking nuclear weapons. North Korea has tested nuclear weapons and has blocked six-nation talks on ending its nuclear program.

In the United States at least five people have been killed in an explosion at a new electrical power center. Twelve people were also injured at the Kleen Energy center in Middlebury, Connecticut. Officials say natural gas cause the explosion. The mayor of the town says it started a large fire. Rescue teams are looking for other possible victims. Fire officials say they do not know how many people were present at the time of the explosion. Officials say the number of died and injured may increase as the search continues.

People are digging out from record a month of snow in Washington and along a large part of the Mid-Atlantic coast of the United States. The National Weather Service has described the snowstorm that began Friday as historic. The blizzard dropped 50~100 centimeters of snow on parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. It was blamed for two deaths. In Washington, city workers are trying to clear the streets for vehicle traffic and emergency electrical workers are trying to return power to several hundred thousand homes in the Washington D.C. area.

And tens of millions of people in the United States are watching the National Football League's championship game. The Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints are the two teams competing in the Super Bowl. This is the NFL championship game for the Saints. The team is in emotional favorite as New Orleans is still recovering form the severe damage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Indianapolis won Super Bowl three years ago.

Briefly here again is the major news of the hour. Ukrainian election officials say opposition candidate Viktor Yanukovych is leading in the country's presidential election. The Iraqi parliament is to meet Monday to debate a court decision canceling a ban against 500 candidates for parliaments. And Iran says it will tell the United Nations nuclear agency Monday of its plans to begin enriching uranium Tuesday.

That's the news in VOA Special English. I'm Fritzi Bowden Hymer in Washington.

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