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WORLD NEWS - 00:30 UTC, April 20, 2006

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Special thanks to Coxlee, Spag Bolo, Wuwei Since, Robin for posting their scripts of dictation.

It is zero hours thirty Universal Time. I am Jim Tedder in Washington.

A powerful rocket exploded Wednesday in the Afghan capital Kabul. One person was injured. The explosion happened in an area near the United States embassy and NATO peacekeeping headquarters. Soldiers have closed off the area. A spokesman for the embassy told the Associated Press that he could not say if the embassy was the target of the explosion.

Opposition parties in Nepal are planning a large demonstration in the Nepalese capital Katmandu. However the government has ordered a curfew. The curfew will be in effect until 8pm local time. Security officials have been ordered to shoot anyone found on the streets while the curfew is in effect. In other news, at least 4 people were killed when police fired on demonstrators in the eastern town of Chandragadi. Also a woman was shot and killed in southwestern Nepal.

Political leaders in Iraq say they plan to hold a parliament meeting Thursday. The gathering comes as members of the international community urges leaders to form a unity government. A legislative meeting planned for Monday has been postponed because of disagreement about who will lead the next government. Sunni Arab and Kurdish leaders have rejected a call for Prime Minster Ibrahim al-Ja'afari to keep his position. On Wednesday Mr al-Ja'afari said he would not resign. In other news, a judge has ruled that the handwriting of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein appeares on documents linked to an Iraqi government campaign against Shiite Muslims. 148 people were killed in the campaign 24 years ago.

An American diplomat says most countries now believe that Iran should receive some kind of punishment because of its nuclear program. Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns said he discussed possible actions against Iran during meetings in Moscow this week. Mr. Burns met with officials of the world's leading industrial countries and permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. Also Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergev Lavrov said the world wants to see urgent and clear steps from Iran. A top Russian general said Russia's military would not get involved if there is an armed conflict with Iran.

Chinese president Hu Jintao has visited a Boeing Aroplane production center as part of his 4-day visit to the United States. His visit comes days after the Chinese government announced plans to buy 80 Boeing airplanes. The Chinese leader arrived in the northwestern state of Washington State on Tuesday. He visited the headquarters of the American computer software company Microsoft with its chairman Bill Gates. On Thursday Mr Hu will meet with President Bush in Washington D.C. They are expected to discuss trade and the nuclear programs of North Korea and Iran.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

The United Nations is urging Lebanon to strengthen its borders. The move is designed to stop the flow of weapons from Syria to Hizbollah rebels in southern Lebanon. UN diplomat Terje Larsen released a report to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Wednesday. In the report, Mr Larsen said that talks on a boarder agreement are urgently needed. He also repeated calls for the rebel group Hizbollah to disarm and join the Lebanese army.

Military officials from Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States have met to discuss ways to improve the fight against terrorism. The officials met Wednesday in Rawalpindi near the Pakistani capital. A spokesman for the Pakistani government said the 3 countries are planning to hold joint military training next month. Critics say a lack of effective action by the Afghan and Pakistani military has led to increased militant activity along the border.

In Somalia people in the capital Mugdisho are reportedly leaving the area in fear of violent battles between two opposing groups. Reports in the area say a coalition of armed groups is preparing for a new fighting against a group of gunmen linked to the Islamic Courts. The coalition of armed groups is attempting to gain control of the capital. Currently the Islamic Courts control some parts of Mugdisho. Many Somalis suspect that the opposing coalition is supported by the US government as part of its war on terrorism. Somalia has been without a central government since 1991.

Oil prices in the United States have reached record heights for a second straight day. During Wednesday's trading, prices for a barrel of crude oil went up to $72.40 before coming down just before the close of business. In London, prices reached an all time height of $74 a barrel. Experts say the price increases are the result of concern over Iran's nuclear weapons program and also supply problems in Nigeria.

The Supreme Court in Italy has confirmed Romano Prodi as the winner of the country's parliamentary elections last week. The court ruled that supporters of Mr Prodi won Italy's Lower House of Parliament. Unofficial election results had given his coalition control of both houses of parliament. Mr Prodi had already declared victory., but Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said there were problems with the vote. He wanted an examination of disputed ballots.

And now briefly here is the major news of the hour. A powerful rocket exploded late Wednesday in the Afghan capital Kabul. One person was injured.

An American official says most countries believe that Iran should receive some kind of punishment because of its nuclear program. And opposition parties in Nepal are planning a large demonstration in the Nepalese capital Katmandu.

And that's the news in VOA Special English from Washington Jim Tedder reporting.

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