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WORLD NEWS - Aug 31st, 2011


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

Libya's National Transitional Council says forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi in the city of Sirte have until Saturday to surrender. The leader of the council Mustafa Abdel Jalil says rebel fighters will use military action in the city if necessary. He spoke to reporters in Benghazi. The rebels say they are preparing for a final battle to gain control of Sirte. Forces loyal to Mr. Gadhafi also control areas in Bani Walid and Sabha. It is not known where Mr. Gadhafi has gone after rebels captured the Libyan capital, Tripoli. It is believed that he may be in Sirte his hometown. Late Tuesday, the United Nations approved Britain's request to release over 23176.5 billion in seized Libyan investments. The money will go to the Central Bank of Libya to be used for urgent humanitarian needs.

Syrian forces have killed seven people after firing on protesters during the first day of the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan. The opposition Local Coordination Committees said the deaths took place in two southern towns and in the central city of Homs. Activists say thousands of people gathered in communities across Syria Tuesday to call for President Bashar al-Assad's resignation. On Monday, security forces killed six people during raids in several towns. International condemnation of the Syrian campaign against the government opponents continues to grow. The United States announced Tuesday that it is expending its measures against top Syrian officials to include Foreign Minister Walid Muallem.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has released eight children trained by the Taliban to become suicide bombers. Mr. Karzai met with the group of boys during a ceremony in Kabul. He said the boys would be released to their parents, or placed in foster homes. The children are among 20 youths detained after being trained to carry out suicide attacks. The Associated Press says the remaining 12 will return to their homes after attending education and other special programs.

At least seven people have been killed in bombings in the Chechnya area of Russia. Officials say a suspect blew himself up when police tried to arrest him in Chechnya's capital city of Grozny. A second explosion came minutes later. All those killed except one were policemen. At least 16 people were wounded.

American officials say they are preparing to transport food and water to communities cut off by flooding from Hurricane Irene. Emergency workers in the state of Vermont said they will use helicopters to get supplies to people whose homes were destroyed. Obama administration officials visited Vermont, New Jersey, and Virginia, to observe recovery efforts and provide help. The states suffered some of the worst effects of the storm. The storm killed at least 40 people in 11 American states.

You're listening to the news in VOA Special English.

In financial news, Finland has demanded that at least some of its share of loans to rescue Greece be secured. Finland is providing about $2 billion of the loan money. The north European country wants Greece to place the money in banks to secure its share of the rescue loans. Finland said Greece would get the money back with interest if it repays the loans. The idea of a deal between Finland and Greece has angered some European countries. They want all 17 countries that used the euro to agree on a deal together.

The main suspect in the murder of Ukrainian reporter Georgiy Gongadze has reportedly told a court that  former President Leonid Kuchma ordered the killing. Former police official Olexiy Pukach is being tried for the murder. The trial is not open to the public. A lawyer for Mr. Gongadze's wife said Olexiy Pukach told the court that Mr. Kuchma and other officials ordered the reporter's murder. The reporter had been investigating accusations of corruption in President Kuchma's government. Mr. Kuchma was charged earlier this year with abuse of power in connection with the killing. He has denied involvement in the murder.

Chile has ordered a police general to resign after a teenager was shot and killed during protests last week. The French news agency reports officials as saying General Sergio Gajardo must resign for failing to quickly investigate the killing of 16-year-old Manuel Gutierrez. The young man was shot during protests calling for education reform. Family members blamed police for firing the shot that killed him. Officials at first denied the accusation. Nearly 1,400 people were arrested and more than 200 others injured during the demonstrations. Police answered with water cannon and tear gas.

Sri Lanka is set to end the country's wartime emergency laws. The laws have been in place for 28 years. President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced the decision in a speech to Parliament last week. He said he decided not to renew the state of emergency because Sri Lanka's civil war ended in May 2009 and the laws were unnecessary. Mr. Rajapaksa said ending the laws would help the country move forward in a democratic way. Critics do not believe the decision will improve people's political and civil rights. They say the decision is only meant to influence international opinion. The United Nations plans to discuss human rights in Sri Lanka in a few weeks.

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

Libya's Transitional National Council says forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi in Sirte have until Saturday to surrender. Syrian forces have killed seven people after firing on protesters Tuesday. And American officials say they are preparing to transport food and water to communities cut off by flooding from Hurricane Irene.

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

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