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WORLD NEWS --- Aug 21st, 2010

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WORLD NEWS --- Aug 21st, 2010

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

Israeli and Palestinian leaders are welcoming an agreement negotiated by the United States that restarts direct peace talks. Friday, American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the process will start September 1st. Palestinian, Jordanian and Egyptian leaders will meet at the White House. Ms. Clinton will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to begin the negotiations the next day. Secretary Clinton says talks can be finished within the year, with a goal of creating a Palestinian state next to Israel. The direct negotiations will be the first since 2008. Hamas leaders denounced the talks and are not taking part.

Iran is making final preparations to start a nuclear reactor to produce electrical power at the Bushehr center. Operations are to begin Saturday. Russia helped build the Bushehr nuclear power center in southern Iran. On Friday, Russia said Iran will not be able to use the same fuel for the nuclear reactor to create nuclear weapons. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Russia will provide fuel for the reactor. Russia will also process waste-used fuel following international nuclear agreements. Mr. Ryabkov promised the nuclear reactor will be used for peaceful purposes.

American officials are condemning Scotland's decision last year to free the only person found guilty of the Lockerbie bombing. Secretary Hillary Clinton says the United States continues to disagree with the decision. Abdel Basset Megrahi served 8 years of a life term for the 1988 bombing of an American plane over Lockerbie, Scotland. More than 270 people died. Scottish officials say they sent him home to Libya last August based on medical reports that he would die for cancer within months. He is still alive. The United States Senate is investigating whether the British oil company BP played a part in his release to save an oil deal with Libya.

Yemeni officials say 2 days of clashes between security forces and gunmen in the southern province of Abyan have killed at least 13 people. Local officials say 8 soldiers and 3 civilians were killed Friday in the city of Loder. They believed the armed men are all Al-Qaeda members. On Thursday, 2 soldiers were killed in clashes in Loder. South Yemen is feared to have become a base for Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen recently increased its campaign against the group, after a series of deadly attacks on government targets.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

Pakistan has thanked the United Nations member states for promising more than 200 million dollars for the flood disaster. A special General Assembly on the floods ended Friday. Pakistan's UN ambassador Abdullah Haroon said the flood victims now know that the world is standing with them. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to continue supporting Pakistan. He said Pakistan will continue to need aid for many years to come. The floods have killed as many as 1600 Pakistanis and affected 20 million more. The UN says 8 million people are in need of immediate assistance.

Australians will vote Saturday in a highly competitive election. Opinion studies show equal support for the head of the Labor Party Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the leader of a Liberal Party-led coalition Tony Abbott. Ms. Gillard would be Australia's first woman Prime Minister if she wins. She replaced Kevin Rudd as Labor leader 2 months ago when voter support for the ruling party was decreasing. Ms. Gillard has said that the Labor Party's economic policies helped Australia deal with the worldwide recession better than other developed countries. But Mr. Abbott says the Labor Party wasted public money on unnecessary financial aid programs.

Mexican officials say 6 police officers have been arrested in connection with kidnapping and killing of a mayor in northern Mexico last Sunday. Investigators said Friday that the suspects included the officer who guarded the home where Santiago mayor Edelmiro Cavazos was seized. Mr. Cavazos' body was found on a road near Santiago. Officials say 4 more suspects are involved in the case. It did not provide information on the suspects. Mexican President Felipe Calderon condemned the killing.

Officials in Colombia said they have captured a Venezuelan businessman accused by the United States of transporting illegal drugs. Officials say Walid Makled Garcia was arrested in the Colombian town of Cucuta near Venezuela. In May of last year, the Obama administration identified Walid Makled as a foreign drug criminal. A court in New York has accused him of transporting illegal drugs is being held in Colombia and will be sent to the United States for trial. Venezuela is also seeking the return of Walid Makled Garcia. Venezuela has accused him of having the illegal drug cocaine at a family farm. He has also linked to the January 2009 killing of a Venezuelan reporter.

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

Israeli and Palestinian leaders are welcoming the return to direct peace talks. Iran is making final preparations to start a nuclear reactor to produce electrical power at the Bushehr center. And American officials are condemning Scotland's decision last year to free the only person found guilty of the Lockerbie bombing.

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

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