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WORLD NEWS - Sep 29th, 2011

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It is zero hour thirty Universal Time. Now here is the news in VOA Special English. I’m Christopher Cruise in Washington.

The Obama administration has refused to fully support a statement from the nation’s top military officer. Last week, the chairman of the Joint Chief of staffs Admiral Mike Mullen said the militant Haqqani network in Afghanistan works with Pakistan’s main intelligence service. An administration spokesman said Wednesday that Admiral Mullen used words which the administration would not have used. But the spokesman did say that the Obama administration believes there are links between Pakistan’s intelligence service and the Haqqani network. Admiral Mullen made the statement to members of Congress. He said Haqqani militants blamed for attacks on American targets in Afghanistan were acting with the support of Pakistan’s inter-services intelligence agency. Pakistan strongly rejected the statement.

The United Nations says violent incidents in Afghanistan have increased sharply this year. In a new report, the UN said an average of 2,108 incidents took place monthly in the first 8 months of this year. That is a 39% increase from the same period last year. The report also said militants are using more complex suicide attacks involving more than one gunman. Also on Wednesday, suspected Taliban militants killed 8 Afghan policemen and wounded 3 others in an attack in southern Helmand province. Officials are investigating if a police officer was involved in carrying out the attack.

The United Nations Security Council has taken its first official step in considering of Palestinian proposal for full UN membership. The council has given the proposal to a committee on new admissions. The committee includes all 15 Security Council members. The step is part of the process of UN rules on a statehood request. The committee will hold its first meeting on Friday. A decision is not expected for weeks. Experts say the proposal will likely fail because the United States has threatened to use its veto power to block it.

Anti-government tribesmen in Yemen have shot down a government warplane north of the capital Sana’a. The plane went down about 40 kilometers from Sana’a. Tribesmen have been battling forces loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the area. Tribal spokesman said their fighters shot down the plane using anti-aircraft weapons. They said the pilot was captured.

Iran says it has begun production of a cruise missile that can hit targets within 200 kilometers. Defence minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says the missile has high destructive power. General Vahidi said it is able to destroy targets that include warships. He said a number of the missiles would be built in Iran and provided to the country’s revolutionary guards and navy. Iran often makes announcements about developments in its military. Many of the claims can not be independently confirmed.

A special court in Bahrain says it supports a lower court ruling to sentence 8 Shiite opposition activists to life in prison. The activists were charged with plotting to oust Bahrain’s Sunni-led government during anti-government protests earlier this year. The Bahrain news agency said the court proved the sentences Wednesday.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English coming to you live from Washington.

Reports from the Saudi government say King Abdullah has overturned a court order that a Saudi woman be struck 10 times with a whip for driving a vehicle. A member of the royal family announced the King’s decision Wednesday on the twitter social network. The government has not confirmed the pardon. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that bans all women within its borders from driving. On Tuesday, a court in Jeddah found the woman guilty of violating the driving ban. A day earlier King Abdullah said women would have the right to vote and run in local elections starting in 2015.

Kurdish lawmakers say they plan to end their boycott a Turkish parliament and will be sworn in this weekend. Selahattin Demirtas says the lawmakers made the decision to work for peace in the country. Mr. Demirtas is chairman of the pro-Kurdish peace and democracy party. His party led the boycott after parliamentary elections in June. Some candidates were barred from taking seats in parliament because they are reported involvement in terrorist activities. Turkish large Kurdish minority has been demanding increased political recognition in the country. Turkish organizations have given scholarships to hundreds of students from Somalia, Somaliland and Puntland. Turkish deputy education ministry told VOA his country is paying for the students’ education and other costs.

The international committee of the Red Cross says it hopes to provide aid to 1 million starving Somalis by the end of the year. The Red Cross spokeswoman told VOA that people in southern and central Somalia need food, water, health care and other aid just to stay alive.

And finally this hour, China is telling the United States to not interfere in issues of concern only to China. Foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Wednesday that China opposes interference in its internal affairs by any other country. He also said that China protects the legal rights of ethnic minorities. On Tuesday, an American State Department spokeswoman urged China to respect the rights of Tibetans. She also urged China to work on policies that have created tension in Tibet. She was reacting to reports that 2 monks had set themselves on fire at a center for religious workers in western China to protest government policies.

And now, briefly, here again is the major news of the hour in VOA Special English.

The Obama administration has refused to fully support a statement from the nation’s top military officer. Admiral Mike Mullen said the Haqqani network in Afghanistan works Pakistan’s intelligence service. The UN Security Council has taken its first official step toward considering of Palestinian request for full UN membership. And Iran says it has begun production of a cruise missile that can hit targets within 200 kilometers.

There is news anytime at voanews.com. T hat’s the news in Special English. I’m Christopher Cruise in Washington.

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