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WORLD NEWS - May 6th, 2011

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

American officials say documents taken from Osama bin Laden's home show al-Qaida considered attacking the United States again. The documents say the attack was to have taken place on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. A document gotten from the Department of Homeland Security showed that al-Qaida considered attacking trains in the United States. The document says al-Qaida might have planned to cause a train to fall off the tracks into a valley or off of a bridge. The information is the first intelligence that has come from the raid on the home of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Finally, (President Obama) on Friday, (I should say) President Obama will meet with members of the navy team that killed bin Laden.

The Pakistani military has warned that any future American raids on Pakistani territory will result in a reconsideration of military and intelligence cooperation with the United States. The statement is the first from the Pakistani military since Monday's raid that killed Osama bin Laden. It says American military members in Pakistan will be reduced to what it calls the "minimum essential" levels. The statement also admits to failures in the military's efforts to find bin Laden. Also, Pakistan's foreign secretary warned of in his words "disastrous consequences" for any nation that carrys out military actions in Pakistan without approval. He said Pakistan's security forces will perform what he called their duty to protect the nation.

The Obama Administration hopes to make available some of the $30 billion in barred Libyan moneys. The administration wants to make the money available to help Libyan rebels. American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the plan Thursday in Rome during an international meeting on the Libyan crisis. She spoke to members of the 22-nation Libya Contact Group. Secretary Clinton said the Obama Administration will examine laws that could give the United States permission to use money and valuables owned by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and his government. United States would like to make the money available to help the citizens of Libya.

American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said world powers must punish Syria for what she called its "brutal crackdown" on its citizens. Ms. Clinton said she discussed possible restrictions on Syria during a meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini. The two met in Rome on Thursday. Human rights groups say at least 560 civilians have been killed in Syria's attacks on anti-government protesters. On Thursday, Syria said it has begun a slow military withdrawal from the city of Daraa. A series of deadly clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters have taken place there. Two witnesses living Daraa told Reuters news agency about 30 tanks had left the city, but army forces remain at some entrances to the city.

Police have fired tear gas at protesters in Tunisia. The protesters say the government that took over after the ouster of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in January has failed. Several hundred demonstrators gathered in the capital, Tunis Thursday. They demanded that the government resign. The Reuters news agency said there were protests in other cities. Tunisia is to hold elections in July for an assembly that will write a new constitution.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

The United Nations human rights chief has sharply criticized Bahrain for its treatment and detention of anti-government protesters. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is seeking an independent investigation into charges of torture. She also is demanding that Bahrain free activists seized in a campaign against protesters. The human rights chief has asked that the detained have immediate rights to legal assistance.

The top court in Ivory Coast has declared Alassane Ouattara the winner of last year's presidential election. The declaration changes the court's earlier ruling which named former president Laurent Gbagbo as the winner. The Constitutional Council approved results by the electoral commission on Thursday. The results show that Mr. Ouattara won the election with 54 percent of the vote. Also, the United States says it is providing more than $8 million to help displaced Ivorians. Total American aid to Ivory Coast has now reached $43 million.

A new study says many American companies will return some of their manufacturing work to the United States from China. The Boston Consulting Group said rising pay for Chinese workers and the increasing value of Chinese money are the reasons. The company says labor costs in China are rising 15 to 20 percent per year. It says Chinese manufacturers may be only 10 to 15 percent less costly than American ones. The report says several large American companies have already returned to the United States. The Boston Consulting Group says clothes and shoes will probably continue to be made in China. But larger products and electronics could be profitably made in the United States.

America's largest car maker says it earned over three times more in the first three months of this year than it did in the same period last year. General Motors has now been profitable for over a year. GM earned a profit of over $3 billion during the three months ending in March. Strong earnings came from increased sales in the United States and China, and also from selling some of its operations. Experts say GM could become the world's biggest automaker this year, passing Japan's Toyota.

Briefly, here again is the major news.

Documents taken from Osama bin Laden's home show al-Qaida considered attacking the United States on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The Obama Administration hopes to make available some of the $30 billion in seized Libyan money to help Libyan rebels. And police have fired tear gas at protesters in Tunisia who say the temporary government has failed to do what it promised.

That's the news in VOA Special English from Washington.

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