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WORLD NEWS - January 20th, 2010

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WORLD NEWS-January 20th 2010

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It is 1:30 universal time and here is the news in Special English.

American military helicopters landed near the home of Haiti's President Tuesday to deploy troops and supplies in the capital Port-au-Prince. One group of soldiers were sent to secure the cities main hospital. Medical workers there have been working to treat the many people who were injured in last week's earthquake. Officials estimate that earthquake killed about 200,000 people. Also Tuesday the United Nations Security Council agreed to add 2000 troops and 1,500 more police to the UN forces already in Haiti. The UN's peacekeeping chief said the extra troops will be used to protect vehicles transporting humanitarians supplies. The United States Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds is expected to arrive Wednesday. 53 parentless children from Haiti have arrived in the United States for medical care and adoption. Volunteers carried many of the children in their arms as they got off a military plane in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. The children were immediately taken to a hospital for medical care. Many of the orphans are in the process of being adopted by American families. This process usually takes months. And Emergency Humanitarian Program announced by American immigration officials Monday has reduced the processing time.

The Vice-President of Nigeria has ordered troops to deploy in the city of Jos. Goodluck Jonathan acted after deadly clashes between Muslims and Christians. National Security Adviser Sarki Muktar said Tuesday that Nigeria's military and police have moved together to return the situation in Jos to normal. He said that the Vice-President is effectively operating the government. President Umaru Yar'Adua entered a hospital in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment almost two months ago.

In Iraq the government says it has offered employment to about 50,000 former Sunni resistance fighters, and Iraqi official said all 96,000 former rebels are expected to get government jobs by the by the middle of the year. The official Mohammed Salman al-Saadi lead a committee seeking to increase unity in the nation. The fighters belong to groups known as the Sons of Iraq. They worked with American-led forces to help stop violence in local communities.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai ordered a reconsideration of security in Kabul Tuesday one day after a deadly Taliban attack. Security has been increased in the Afghan capital with officers searching vehicles as they entered the city. Deputy police chief Mohammad Khalil Dastyar said that more troops are guarding the city on foot and from vehicles. The President also ordered government officials to give aid to families of those killed or wounded in the attack, and to shop owners with property damage. The Taliban attack on Monday killed at least 5 people and wounded more than 70 others.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

Officials in Venezuela have taken control of a group of supermarkets owned by a French company. The move comes two days after President Hugo Chavez ordered his government to nationalize the stores on charges as they had unfairly raised prices. Government officials said they are temporarily occupying 6 Exito stores owned by the French company Casino. Earlier this month President Chavez reduce the value of Venezuela's money in effort to fight inflation. He threaten to take control of any business that raise prices in reaction to the devaluation. Mr. Chavez has nationalized major companies in many industries including oil, steel, and electricity.

Britain says it supports financial restrictions against Iran over its nuclear program. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband told Parliament Tuesday that financial restrictions have an important role in putting pressure on the Iranian government. But he said the restrictions should be designed so is not to hurt the Iranian people.

On Saturday diplomats from the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany met in New York city. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the next move in the nuclear dispute with Iran. But the meeting failed to produce an agreement on new restrictions.

American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has officially declared Yemen's al-Qaeda group a terrorist organization. This group claimed responsibility for a failed attack last month on an American passenger airplane. A State Department spokesman said the group's two top leaders Nasir al-Wahishi and Said al-Shihri included in the official declaration. The spokesman said the move will banned the transport of materials and weapons to the group. It will also put into a fact restrictions that will help block the group's financing. The United States says al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for several attacks against Saudi, Korean, Yemeni, and American targets.

President Obama has called for renewing and strengthening the relationship between the United States and Japan. In the statement marking the 50th anniversary of security agreement between the two countries. Mr. Obama described America's support of Japanese security as unshakable. He said the cooperation between the two countries to meet common difficulties is an important part of American policy with the world. The American State Department diplomat for Asia is to travel to Japan next month. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell plans to discuss the future of an American military base on the Japanese island of Okinawa.

Briefly, here again is the major news.

American military helicopters landed near the home of Haiti's President Tuesday to deploy troops and supplies in Port-au-Prince. Nigerian Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered troops to deploy in the city of Jos. He acted after deadly clashes between Muslims and Christians. And officials in Venezuela have taken control of a group of supermarkets owned by a French company.

And that's the news in VOA Special English, coming you away from Washington.

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