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WORLD NEWS - 00:30 UTC, November 9th, 2010

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WORLD NEWS - 00:30 UTC, November 9th, 2010

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It is 00:30 universal time and here is the news in Special English.

President Obama says he supports a reformed United Nation Security Council with India as a permanent member. The President spoke Monday to the Indian parliament in New Delhi. He said the United States seeks a United Nations that is efficient, effective and trustworthy. Mr. Obama said India is already a world power. He said relations between the countries will help define the 21 century. President Obama also called for India and Pakistan to hold talks to reduce tensions. However, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said American support for an Indian seat on the Security Council adds complexity to efforts to make reforms in the U.N. President Obama has accused Burma's military rulers of stealing the country's first election in 20 years. He told the Indian parliament that countries like the United States and India have a responsibility to condemn Sunday's election in Burma as a violation of human rights. In Burma, 2 pro-government parties appear sure to win a large majority in parliament. No official results have been announced.

A dispute over financial issues is growing in intensity just before the start of the G-20 meetings in South Korea. Germany, China and other nations are critical of recent United States government efforts to help the American economy. Last week, the Federal Reserve announced plans to inject another $600 billion into the economy. Critics say the money is more likely to go to fast growing developing countries than increase growth in the United States. The American action has already caused the dollar to drop in value compare to the money of some other countries.

Japan has agreed to return more than 1,000 historical Korean archives and books seized during its 35-year rule of the Korean Peninsula. South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan requested the return of the cultural documents during a telephone call to Seiji Maehara, Japan's Foreign Minister.

People have started leaving the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta to get away from an exploding volcano. Mount Merapi sits just 30 kilometers from the city. The volcano exploded Monday, shooting hot gases and ash into the air and sending rocks and other material down the sides of the mountain. Indonesian officials have been attempting to get people to leave a 20-kilometer danger zone around the volcano. Officials have not ordered people to leave Yogyakarta, about 400,000 people live in the city. But many people left Monday on trains, buses and cars becasue volcanic ash made it difficult to breathe. The airport in Yogyakarta remained closed because of the ash.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says he still cannot confirm that all parts of Iran's nuclear program are peaceful. He also expressed serious concern about North Korea's refusal to permit the return of nuclear inspectors. Yukiya Amano spoke to the United Nations General Assembly Monday. He said both Iran and North Korea have failed to carry out measure required by his agency and the Security Council. Iran's deputy U.N. Ambassador dismissed Mr. Amano's comments. He told the general assembly they were incorrect and misleading.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

Israel says it will move forward with plans to build 1,300 new homes in East Jerusalem. The United States has been pushing Israel to restrict expansion of settlements. Disputes over settlement expansion have halted Mideast peace efforts. A spokesman for the State Department criticized the Israeli Interior Ministry's decision Monday. He said it weakens trust in peace talks. The decision comes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on a 5-day visit to the United States.

Officials in the United States say 29 people have been charged with trafficking Somali and American girls for sex. The suspects are said to be connected to 3 Somali immigrant gangs: the Somali Outlaws, the Somali Mafia and the Lady Outlaws. Police say gang members sort girls under the age of 18, some were younger than 14. Police said the girls were forced to join the sex trade in exchange for money, drugs and other things. Official say the illegal operation had been active since 2000.

The group governing international football FIFA has decided to give $100,000 to an injured player from Togo. Kodjovi Obilale was seriously wounded by a gunfire when terrorists attacked the Togolese team bus in Angola last January. The 25-year-old player now is responsible for costly hospital bills after being shot 2 times in the back injuring his spine and leg. The French-based goalkeeper told the Associated Press in September that he felt ignored by football officials. At the end of September FIFA's president promised a payment of $25,000. But on Monday the group said it has decided to raise the amount to 100,000. Kodjovi Obilale says he dose not expect to play again, but hopes one day to walk.

A show with artwork banned by Nazi Germany opens Tuesday in Berlin. The show includes ten terracotta and bronze sculptures that art experts believed were destroyed by Nazi forces. The artworks are mostly of women and were considered abnormal by the Nazis. They date from the early 20th century. Among the pieces are works by artists Otto Baum, Marg Moll, Edwin Scharff and Karl Knappe. The artworks were discovered during a dig for Berlin's underground train system.

And now briefly, here again is the major news of the hour.

President Obama says he supports a reformed U.N. Security Council with India as a permanent member. Mr. Obama has accused the military rulers in Burma of stealing the country's first election in 20 years. And the head of the U.N. Nuclear Agency says he still cannot confirm that all parts of Iran's nuclear program are peaceful.

That's the news in Special English from Washington.

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