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WORLD NEWS --- Aug 13th, 2010

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WORLD NEWS --- Aug 13th, 2010

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It is 00:30 universal time. I'm Bob Galkan reporting the news from Washington.

Investigators in Uganda said they have arrested 4 Ugandan men for organizing 2 bomb attacks that killed 76 people in Kampala last month. The 4 admitted their involvement Thursday. The bombs exploded at 2 places where people had gathered to watch the World Cup football championship. The leader of the attackers said he wanted to kill Americans out of religious belief. He said he was a member of Al-Shabab. The militant group has claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks. One of the attackers said he had been told to place another explosive at a dance place. He said he changed his mind and left the explosives in a bed of flowers without setting them off. Police later found the explosives.

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari visited areas in his country hit by severe flooding. Mr. Zardari flew to the southern city of Sukkur on Thursday. He promised people that the government is working to provide aid. The visit comes days after he returned from a trip to Europe. Also Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani traveled flooded areas in the southwestern Baluchistan province. He appealed for more international help. More than 1600 people have died in flooding in 3 provinces in the last 2 weeks. The flooding is affected almost 14 million people. The United Nations has appealed for 460 million dollars to provide immediate help.

Rescue efforts have restarted in China after new landslides blocked the road to a town in Gansu province. More than 1100 people have died in landslides in Zhouqu. The Xinhua news agency said it took 6 hours to clear the road leading to the town. At least 627 people are still missing. No one is being rescued since Wednesday. Many of the survivors are Tibetan farmers.

The United States still aims to meet its target to withdraw troops from Iraq by the end of next year, although a top Iraqi officer has called for a longer stay. A State Department spokesman said Thursday that the United States has made progress in training and advising Iraqi forces. He said the United States is on target to meet its withdrawal goals. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the United States would be open to talks if a new Iraqi government is formed and wants to discuss extending the time limit. On Wednesday, Iraq's top military officer said the United States should keep troops in Iraq until 2020. Lieutenant General Babakir Zebari said the Iraqi army will not be ready to keep the country secure for another 10 years.

The chief of the Wikileaks website says he will publish the rest of the secret United States Department of Defense documents on the war in Afghanistan. The military suspect soldier secretly gave Wikileaks the documents. Julian Assange did not say when he would release the rest of the documents. He spoke through a video-link to London from an unknown location. Wikileaks has already published more than 70000 documents, says it has additional 15000 documents. The Defense Department has demanded that Wikileaks stop releasing the documents and destroy any secret government documents. The Defense Department also warned Wikileaks that its actions risk the lives of American and Afghan citizens.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

Turkey's government has established a committee to investigate an Israeli raid on Turkish ships traveling to the Gaza Strip in May. Israeli forces killed 9 pro-Palestinian activists in the raid. Officials said Thursday the committee will work under the office of Turkey's Prime Minister. They will present its findings to an international investigation established by the United Nations earlier this month. Turkey has demanded that Israel apologized for the May 31st raid on the group of 6 ships. The ships were trying to break in an Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territory.

The lawyer for an Iranian woman sentenced to be stoned to death says Iranian officials may have forced the woman to admit guilt. On Wednesday, an Iranian state television broadcast what it says "is an admission of guilt" by Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. In the broadcast, Ms. Ashtiani admits being involved in the murder of her husband. She also says she had relationships outside of her marriage. She had earlier denied these charges. Her lawyer says Ms. Ashtiani was tortured for 2 days before the recording was made.

American officials have arrested a man suspected of killing 5 people and stabbing 15 more. Law enforcement officials detained Israeli Arab Elias Abuelazam Wednesday as he waited in Atlanta, Georgia for a flight to Israel. Mr. Abuelazam is wanted in connection to a series of stabbings that started in May. The attacks took place in the states of Michigan, Ohio and Virginia. Federal investigators said there is evidence that links Elias Abuelazam to attacks in Michigan and Virginia. Officials say he would ask his victims for help before stabbing them. Most of his victims were African Americans.

Police in Colombia are investigating a car bombing that injured at least 9 people in the capital, Bogota. The explosion damaged nearby buildings and vehicles. It happened near the building that houses Radio Caracol. Police are not sure of the target. No one has claimed responsibility. Colombia's new president Juan Manuel Santos inspected the damage from the explosion early Thursday. He called the bombing a terrorist attack and promised to continue fighting such attacks.

Briefly, here again is the major news of the hour.

Investigators in Uganda said they have arrested 4 Ugandan men for organizing 2 deadly bomb attacks in Kampala last month. Police in Colombia are investigating a car bombing that injured at least 9 people in the capital, Bogota. The explosion damaged nearby buildings and vehicles. The United States still aims to meet its target to withdraw troops from Iraq, although a top Iraqi officer has called for the operation to be extended. And the chief of the website Wikileaks says he will republish more secret United States Department of Defense documents of the war in Afghanistan.

That's the news in VOA Special English. I'm Bob Calkan in Washington.

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