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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

Iraqi authorities say a suicide bomb attack in the northern city of Mosul has killed a police chief and 2 other officers after they toured the site of a deadly explosion that rocked the city on Wednesday. Officials say the attacker dressed in a police uniform, walked up to the police chief and then detonated his explosive's vest. The police chief was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

Palestinians meanwhile are continuing to cross into Egypt for a second day to stock up on food, fuel and household supplies that have been scarce in the Gaza Strip since Israel imposed a blockade on the territory last week. Egyptian border guards are patrolling access roads to the region today, preventing Palestinians from moving beyond the border area markets. Palestinians began pouring into the Egyptian town of Rafah on Wednesday after militants detonated a series of explosions and destroyed a border barricade. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he ordered the border security forces to let the Palestinians cross, as long as they are not carrying weapons.

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki is meeting with opposition leader Raila Odinga for the first time since the disputed election last month that set off weeks of deadly violence. Witnesses say Mr. Kibaki, Mr. Odinga, and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan entered closed-door talks today at the president's downtown Nairobi office. Mr. Annan and other mediators are trying to convince the two political rivals to reach an agreement that will bring calm to Kenya.

Most Asian markets made strong gains today while share prices surged higher in European trading. The sharply rising stock values followed a dramatic late rally in US markets on Wednesday. Earlier this week, worries about a slowing US economy caused stock prices to plunge around the world. In response, the US Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate sharply to encourage economic expansion. The Bush administration and US congressional leaders are moving closer to an agreement on measures to boost the slumping US economy. VOA White House correspondent has details on that story.

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Secretary Paulson met with leaders of both political parties in the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Republican John Boehner. Boehner told reporters they looked at a lot of options but reached no conclusions. Paulson is the president's lead negotiator with Congress. In a meeting with members of the U.S. Council of Mayors, President Bush said the economy needs a boost because Americans are facing uncertainty brought on by higher energy costs and a falling real estate market. 'I talked to them about my desire to work with the Congress to get a stimulus package passed, one that’s gonna be robust enough to affect the economy, simple enough for people to understand it, and efficient enough to have an impact. And I am confident that we can get something done. ' The president met Tuesday with congressional leaders including Pelosi and Boehner as well as the parties' Senate leaders, Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell. Reid says Democrats are working with Republican colleagues and the Bush administration to get an economic stimulus package to the president in the next three weeks. Scott Stearns, VOA News, at the White House.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is warning of fraud in the country's upcoming general elections, which are widely expected in March. VOA's Heda Baryron reports from Hong Kong.

General elections are not required in Malaysia until next year, but Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is now widely expected to schedule polls as early as March. The country's opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, says the early date is aimed at preventing him from running for office. Anwar was deputy prime minister until he was charged and convicted of corruption and sexual crimes in the late 1990's. The conviction on sexual crimes was overturned, but the corruption verdict was allowed to stand, leaving him barred from running for office until this coming April 8th. In Hong Kong Thursday, Anwar warned of possible massive election fraud by the ruling coalition as it comes under siege from ethnic and economic discontent and allegations of corruption. 'It could be proven that there's massive rigging. I don't think that would spell well for the stability of the country.' His party, Keadilan, says electoral fraud has already begun, such as the registering of 'phantom voters' in small constituencies well ahead of the polls. Heda Bayron, VOA News, Hong Kong.

You can read more details on this and more at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzo in Washington, VOA News.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

Iraqi authority say a suicide bomb attack in the northern city of Mosul has killed a police chief and 2 other officers after they toured the site of a deadly explosion of Iraq city on Wednesday. Officials say the attacker dressed in a police uniform, walked up to the police chief and then detonated his explosive vests. The police chief was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Palestinians meanwhile are continuing to cross into Egypt for a second day to stock up on food, fuel and household supplies that have been scarce in the Gaza Strip since Israel imposed a blockade on the territory last week. Egyptian border guards are patrolling access roads to the region today, preventing Palestinians from moving beyond the border area markets. Palestinians began pouring into the Egyptian town of Rafah on Wednesday after militants detonated a series of explosions and destroyed a border barricade. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he ordered a border security forces to let the Palestinians cross, as long as they are not carrying weapons.

Kenya President Mwai Kibaki is meeting with the opposition leader Raila Odinga for the first time since the disputed election last month that set off weeks of deadly violence. Witnesses say Mr. Kibaki, Mr. Odinga, and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and to close all talks today of the president's downtown in Nairobi office. Mr. Annan and the other mediators are trying to convince the 2 political rivals to reach an agreement to overcome the Kenya.

Most Asian markets make strong gains today while share prices surged higher in European trading. The sharply rising stock values followed a dramatically rallying in US markets on Wednesday. Earlier this week, worries about a slowing US economy caused stock prices to plunge around the world. In a response to the US Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate sharply to encourage economic expansion. The Bush administration and US Congressional leaders are moving close into an agreement on measures to boost something of US economy. VOA White House correspondent has details on that story.

General Elections are now recorded in Malaysian until next year. But Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is … now widely expected to …

Secretary Paulson met with the leaders of both political parties in the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Republican John Boehner. Boehner told reporters they looked at a lot of options but reached no conclusions. Paulson is the president's lead negotiator with Congress. In a meeting with members of the U.S. Council of Mayors, President Bush said the economy needs a boost because Americans are facing uncertainty brought on by higher energy costs and a falling real estate market. "I talked to them about my desire to work with the Congress to get a stimulus package passed, one that is going to be robust enough to effect the economy, simple enough for people to understand it, and efficient enough to have an impact. And I am confident that we can get something done." The president met Tuesday with congressional leaders including Pelosi and Boehner as well as the parties' Senate leaders, Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell. Reid says Democrats are working with Republican colleagues and the Bush administration to get an economic stimulus package to the president in the next three weeks. Scott Stearns, VOA News, at the White House.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is warning of fraud in the country's upcoming general elections, which are widely expected in March. VOA's Heda Bayron reports from Hong Kong.

General Elections are now recorded in Malaysian until next year. But Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is now widely expected to schedule polls as early as March. The country's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says the early day is aimed at preventing him from running for office. Anwar was deputy prime minister until he was charged and convicted of corruption and sexual crimes in the late 1990's. The conviction on sexual crimes was overturned, but the corruption verdict was allowed to stand, leaving him barred from running for office until this coming April 8th.

In Hong Kong Thursday, Anwar warned of possible massive election fraud by the ruling coalition as it comes under siege from ethnic and economic discontent and allegations of corruption. "It could be /. I don't think that would be their role for the stability of the country." His party Keadilan, says electoral fraud has already begun, such as the registering of phantom voters in small constituencies well ahead of the polls. Heda Bayron, VOA News, Hong Kong.

You can read more details on this and more at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzo in Washington, VOA News.
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Iraqi authority say a suicide bomb attack in the northern city of N has killed the police chief and 2 other officers,after they toured the site of a deadly explosion of Iraqi city on Wed.Officials said the attacker dressed in police uniform,walked up to the police chief,and then detonated his explosives vests.The police chief was rushed to a nearby hospital,later died.
Palestinian meanwhile are continuing to cross into Egpt for a second day, to stock up on food,fuel,and household supplies that had been scarce in the Gasa Strip since Izrael imposed a blockade on the territory last week .Egyptian border guards are patroling access roads to the region today,preventing Palestians from moving beyond the border area markets.Palestians began pouring to Egption town M on Wednesday,after militants detonated serials of explosions and destroyed border barricade. Egyptian president M says he ordered border security forces to let Palestilians cross as long as they are not carrying weapons.
Kenyan president M is meeting with oppsition leader R for the first time since the disputed election last month that set off weeks of deadly violence.witness say Mr T,Mr D and former UN general Cofi Anan entered closed door talks today at the president's downtown N office.Mr Annan and other mediators are trying to convince the two political rivals to reach an agreement that will bring calm to Kenya.
Most Asian markets made strong gain today while share prices surged higher in European trading .The sharply rising stock values follow a dramatic rally in US market on Wendsday.Ealier this week worries about slowing US economy cause stock prices to plunge around the world .In responce the US federal reserve cut a key interest rate sharply to encourage economic expansion.The Bush administraiton and US congressional leaders are moving closly to turn an agreement on measures to boost the ..US economy.VOA White house correspondent has details on that story.
General elections are not required in Malasia until next year,but prime minister D ...widely expected to .
Sectary P met with leaders of both political parties in the house of representatives ,dem N and rep J .B told reporters they looked at alot of options but reach no conclusions.P is the presidents lead negociator with the congress .in the meeting with members of US concil of mayors,president Bush said the economy needs a boost ,because Americans are facing uncertainty brought on by higher energy cost and a falling real eastae market.
I talk to them about my desire to work with the congress to get a stimulus package passed, one that could be robust enough to affect the economy ,simple enough for people to understand it,and efficient enough as an impact,and I am confident that we can get something done.
The president met Tuesday with congressional leaders including P and B,as well as the party senate leaders ,dem H and rep M,R said dem are working with rep colleagues and the Bush administraion to get an economic stimulus package to the presdient in the next three weeks.S VOA news ,White House.
Malasian opposition leader unveils his warning of crowd the country 's upcoming general elections which are widely expected in March.VOA's report from HK..
General eleitons are not required in Malasia until next year .But prime ministe D now are widely expected to schedule polls as early as March,the country's oppositon leader U says the ealier day is aimed at preventing him from running for office . and while was deputy prime minister until he was charged and convicted of curruption and sex war crime in the late 1990s.the cinviction of sex war crimes was overturned but the corruption verdict was allowed to stand leaving him barred for running office until this coming April 8th.
in HK Thursday an A warned if possible massive election fraud by the ruling coalition,as it come under siege. from ethnic and ecnomic discontent and delegations of corruption.this could be proven that there's nothing of the game.I really think that will ..for the stablity of the country..............
C says electial fraud had already be gone .such as the registering of phantom voters in small constituencies well ahead of polls.H ,VOA news.HK.
You can read more details and listen more on VOANEWS.COM,I am F ,Wasington .VOA news.
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Iraqi authority say a suicide bomb attack the northern city of N has killed police chief and 2 other officers, after they toured the site of a deadly explosion of the Iraq city on Wed. Officer said the attacker dressed in police uniform, walked up to the police chief and then detonated his explosives set.The police chief was rushed to a nearby hospital,where he later died.

Palestrina meanwhile are continuing to cross into Egypt for a second day,discussed about food, fuel and household supplies that had been scarce in the Gaza Strip since Israel imposed a blockade on the territory last week. Egyptian border guards are patrolling access roads to the region today,preventing Palestians from moving beyond the border area markets.Palestrina began pouring into Egyptian town M on Wednesday, after militants detonated serials of explosions and destroyed border barricade. Egyptian president H.M. says he ordered border security forces to let Palestilians cross as long as they are not carrying weapons.

Kenyan president M is meeting with opposition leader R for the first time since the disputed election last month that set off weeks of deadly violence. Witness say Mr T,Mr D and former UN secretary general Cofi Anan entered closed door talks today at the president's downtown N office.Mr Annan and other mediators are trying to convince the two political rivals to reach an agreement that will bring calm to Kenya.

Most Asian markets made strong gain today while share prices surged higher in Europe in trading .The sharply rising stock values follow a dramaticlly rally in US market on Wednsday.Earlier this week worries about slowing US economy cause stock prices to plunge around the world .In response the US Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate sharply to encourage economic expansion.The Bush administration and US congressional leaders are moving closely to turn agreement on measures to boost the slummy of US economy.VOA White house correspondent has details on that story.

General elections are not required in Malaria until next year,but prime minister D ...widely expected to .

Sectary P met with leaders of both political parties in the house of representatives ,democratic N and republic J .B . B told reporters they looked at a lot of options but reach no conclusions.P is the president leading negotiation with the congress .in the meeting with members of US council of mayors,president Bush said the economy need a boost ,because Americans are facing uncertainty brought on by high energy cost and a falling real stable market.

I talk to them about my desire to work with the congress to get a stimulus package measures, one could be robust enough to effect the economy ,simple enough for people to understand it,and efficient enough as an impact,and I am confident that we can get something done.
The president met Tuesday with congressional leaders including P and B,as well as the party senate leaders ,democratic H and republic M. R said democrats are working with repubic colleagues and the Bush administration to get an economic stimulus package to the presdient in the next three weeks. VOA news ,White House.

Malaysians opposition later unveil E's warning of fraud of the country 's upcoming general election which are widely expected in March.VOA's H report from HongKong.

General elections are not required in Malasia until next year .But prime minister D now are widely expected to schedule polls as early as March. The country's opposition leader U says the earlier day is aim at preventing him from running for office . and while was deputy prime minister,he was charged and convicted of corruption and six war crime in the late 1990s.the cinviction of six war crimes was overturned but the corruption verdict was allowed to stand leaving him barred for running office until this coming April 8th.

in HK Thursday A warned if possible massive election fraud by the ruling coalition,as it come under siege from ethnic and economic discontent and delegations of corruption.

this could be proven that there's nothing of the game.I 've been think that will work for the stability of the country..............
C says electorl fraud had already be gone .such as the registering of phantom voters in small constituencies well ahead of polls.H ,VOA news.HK.

You can read more details and listen more on VOANEWS.COM,I am Frances L in Washington .VOA news.
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From the VOA News center in Washington. I'm Frances Alonzo.

Iraqi authority say a suicide bomb attack in a northern city of Mosul has killed a police chief and 2 other officers after they toured the site of deadly explosion of Iraq city on Wednesday. Officials say the attacker dressed in a police uniform, walk up to the police chief and then detonated his explosive vest. The police chief was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Palestinians meanwhile are continuing to cross into the Egypt for a second day to stock up on food, fuel and household supplies that have been scarce in the Gaza Strip since Israel imposed a blockade on the territory last week. Egyptian border guards are patrolling access roads to the region today. Proventing Palestinians from moving beyond the border area markets, Palestinians began pouring into the Egyptian town of Rafah on Wednesday. After militants detonated a series of explosions and destroyed a border barricade. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he ordered a border security forces to let the Palestinians cross as long as they are not carrying weapons.

Kenya President Mwai Kibaki is meeting with the opposition leader Raila Odinga. But the first time since the disputed election last month that set off weeks of deadly violence. Witnesses say Mr. Kibaki, Mr. Odinga and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan had a close door talks today of the president's downtown in Nairobi office. Mr. Annan and the other mediators are trying to convince the 2 political rivals to reach an agreement that are bringing calm to Kenya.
Most Asian markets make strong gain today while share prices surged higher in European trading. The sharply rising stock values followed a dramatically rallying in US markets on Wednesday. Earlier this week, worries about a slowing US economy caused stock prices to plunge around the world, and response to the US Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate sharply to encourage economic expansion. The Bush administration and US Congressional leaders are moving close into an agreement on measures to boost something US economy. VOA White House correspondent has details on that story.

General Elections are now recorded in Malaysian until next year. But Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is ...now widely expected to ....

Secretary Paulson met with the leaders of both political parties in the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Republican John Boehner. Boehner told reporters they looked at a lot of options but reach no conclusions. Paulson is the president's way negotiator with Congress. In a meeting with members of the US Council of Mayors, President Bush said the economy needs a boost because Americans are facing uncertainty brought on by higher energy costs and a falling real-estate market. " I talked to them about my desire to work with the Congress to get a stimulus package passed, one that is going to be robust enough, to effect the economy, simple enough for people to understand it, and efficient enough to have an impact. And I'm confident that we can get some done." The President met Tuesday with congressional leaders including Pelosi and Boehner as well as the parties' Senate leaders, Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell. Reid says Democrats are working with Republican colleagues and the Bush administration to get an economic stimulus package to the president during the next three weeks. Scott Stearns, VOA News, at the White House.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is warning of fraud in the country's upcoming general elections, which are widely expected in March. VOA's Heda Bayron reports from Hongkong.
General Elections are now recording in Malaysian until next year. But Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is now widely expected to schedule polls as early as March. The country's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says the early day this aimed that preventing him from running for office. Anwar was deputy Prime Minister until he was charged and convicted of corruption and sexual crimes in the late 1990's. The conviction on sexual crimes was overturned, but the corruption verdict was allowed to stand, leaving him barred from running for office until this coming April 8th. In Hongkong Thursday, Anwar warned of possible massive election fraud by the ruling coalition as it comes under siege from ethnic and economic discontent and allegations of corruption. “It could be proven that this is nothing ~. I don't think that would be their role for the stability of the country." His party Keadilan says electoral fraud has already begun, such as the registering of phantom voters in small ~ well ahead of the polls. Heda Bayron, VOA News, Hongkong.

You can read more details on this and more at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzo in Washington, VOA News.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

Iraqi authorities say a suicide bomb attack in the northern city of Mosul has killed a police chief and 2 other officers after they toured the site of a deadly explosion that rocked the city on Wednesday. Officials say the attacker dressed in a police uniform, walked up to the police chief and then detonated his explosive's vest. The police chief was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Palestinians meanwhile are continuing to cross into Egypt for a second day to stock up on food, fuel and household supplies that have been scarce in the Gaza Strip since Israel imposed a blockade on the territory last week. Egyptian border guards are patrolling access roads to the region today, preventing Palestinians from moving beyond the border area markets. Palestinians began pouring into the Egyptian town of Rafah on Wednesday after militants detonated a series of explosions and destroyed a border barricade. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he ordered border security forces to let the Palestinians cross, as long as they are not carrying weapons.

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki is meeting with opposition leader Raila Odinga for the first time since the disputed election last month that set off weeks of deadly violence. Witnesses say Mr. Kibaki, Mr. Odinga, and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan entered close-door talks today at the president's downtown Nairobi office. Mr. Annan and other mediators are trying to convince the 2 political rivals to reach an agreement that will bring calm to Kenya.

Most Asian markets made strong gains today while share prices surged higher in European trading. The sharply rising stock values followed a dramatic rally in US markets on Wednesday. Earlier this week, worries about a slowing US economy caused stock prices to plunge around the world. In response, the US Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate sharply to encourage economic expansion. The Bush administration and US congressional leaders are moving closer to an agreement on measures to boost the / US economy. VOA White House correspondent has details on that story.

(General elections are now required in Malaysia until next year. But Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is ... now widely expected to ...)

Secretary Paulson met with the leaders of both political parties in the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Republican John Boehner. Boehner told reporters they looked at a lot of options but reached no conclusions. Paulson is the president's lead negotiator with Congress. In a meeting with members of the U.S. Council of Mayors, President Bush said the economy needs a boost because Americans are facing uncertainty brought on by higher energy costs and a falling real estate market. "I talked to them about my desire to work with the Congress to get a stimulus package passed, one that is going to be robust enough to effect the economy, simple enough for people to understand it, and efficient enough to have an impact. And I am confident that we can get something done." The president met Tuesday with congressional leaders including Pelosi and Boehner as well as the parties' Senate leaders, Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell. Reid says Democrats are working with Republican colleagues and the Bush administration to get an economic stimulus package to the president in the next three weeks. Scott Stearns, VOA News, at the White House.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is warning of fraud in the country's coming general elections, which are widely expected in March. VOA's Heda Bayron reports from Hong Kong.

General elections are not required in Malaysia until next year, but Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is now widely expected to schedule polls as early as March. The country's opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, says the early date is aimed at preventing him from running for office. Anwar was deputy prime minister until he was charged and convicted of corruption and sexual crimes in the late 1990's. The conviction on sexual crimes was overturned, but the corruption verdict was allowed to stand, leaving him barred from running for office until this coming April 8th.

In Hong Kong Thursday, Anwar warned of possible massive election fraud by the ruling coalition as it comes under siege from ethnic and economic discontent and allegations of corruption. "It could be proven that there's massive rigging. I don't think that it will fare well for the civility of the country." His party, Keadilan, says electoral fraud has already begun, such as the registering of "phantom voters" in small constituencies well ahead of the polls. Heda Bayron, VOA News, Hong Kong.

You can read more details on this and more at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzo in Washington, VOA News.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

Iraqi authority say a suicide bomb attack in the northern city of Mosul has killed a police chief and 2 other officers after they toured the site of a deadly explosion that rocked the city on Wednesday. Officials say the attacker dressed in a police uniform, walked up to the police chief and then detonated his explosive's vest. The police chief was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Palestinians meanwhile are continuing to cross into Egypt for a second day to stock up on food, fuel and household supplies that have been scarce in the Gaza Strip since Israel imposed a blockade on the territory last week. Egyptian border guards are patrolling access roads to the region today, preventing Palestinians from moving beyond the border area markets. Palestinians began pouring into the Egyptian town of Rafah on Wednesday after militants detonated a series of explosions and destroyed a border barricade. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he ordered border security forces to let the Palestinians cross, as long as they are not carrying weapons.

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki is meeting with opposition leader Raila Odinga for the first time since the disputed election last month that set off weeks of deadly violence. Witnesses say Mr. Kibaki, Mr. Odinga, and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan entered close-door talks today at the president's downtown Nairobi office. Mr. Annan and other mediators are trying to convince the 2 political rivals to reach an agreement that will bring calm to Kenya.

Most Asian markets made strong gains today while share prices surged higher in European trading. The sharply rising stock values followed a dramatic ( dramatic dramatically) rally in US markets on Wednesday. Earlier this week, worries about a slowing US economy caused stock prices to plunge around the world. In response, the US Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate sharply to encourage economic expansion. The Bush administration and US congressional leaders are moving closer to an agreement on measures to boost the / US economy. VOA White House correspondent has details on that story.

(General elections are now required in Malaysia until next year. But Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is . . . now widely expected to . . . )

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met with the leaders of both political parties in the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Republican John Boehner. Boehner told reporters they looked at a lot of options but reached no conclusions. Paulson is the president's lead negotiator with Congress. In a meeting with members of the U. S. Council of Mayors, President Bush said the economy needs a boost because Americans are facing uncertainty brought on by higher energy costs and a falling real estate market. "I talked to them about my desire to work with the Congress to get a stimulus package passed, one that is going to be robust enough to effect the economy, simple enough for people to understand it, and efficient enough to have an impact. And I am confident that we can get something done. " The president met Tuesday with congressional leaders including Pelosi and Boehner as well as the parties' Senate leaders, Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell. Reid says Democrats are working with Republican colleagues and the Bush administration to get an economic stimulus package to the president in the next three weeks. Scott Stearns, VOA News, at the White House.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is warning of fraud in the country's coming general elections, which are widely expected in March. VOA's Heda Bayron reports from Hong Kong.

General elections are not required in Malaysia until next year, but Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is now widely expected to schedule polls as early as March. The country's opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, says the early date is aimed at preventing him from running for office. Anwar was deputy prime minister until he was charged and convicted of corruption and sexual crimes in the late 1990's. The conviction on sexual crimes was overturned, but the corruption verdict was allowed to stand, leaving him barred from running for office until this coming April 8th.

In Hong Kong Thursday, Anwar warned of possible massive election fraud by the ruling coalition as it comes under siege from ethnic and economic discontent and allegations of corruption. "It could be proven that there's massive rigging. I don't think that it will fare well for the civility of the country. " His party, Keadilan, says electoral fraud has already begun, such as the registering of "phantom voters" in small constituencies well ahead of the polls. Heda Bayron, VOA News, Hong Kong.

You can read more details on this and more at voanews. com. I'm Frances Alonzo in Washington, VOA News.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

Iraqi authorities say a suicide bomb attack in the northern city of Mosul has killed a police chief and 2 other officers after they toured the site of a deadly explosion that rocked the city on Wednesday. Officials say the attacker dressed in a police uniform, walked up to the police chief and then detonated his explosive's vest. The police chief was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Palestinians meanwhile are continuing to cross into Egypt for a second day to stock up on food, fuel and household supplies that have been scarce in the Gaza Strip since Israel imposed a blockade on the territory last week. Egyptian border guards are patrolling access roads to the region today, preventing Palestinians from moving beyond the border area markets. Palestinians began pouring into the Egyptian town of Rafah on Wednesday after militants detonated a series of explosions and destroyed a border barricade. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he ordered the border security forces to let the Palestinians cross, as long as they are not carrying weapons.

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki is meeting with opposition leader Raila Odinga for the first time since the disputed election last month that set off weeks of deadly violence. Witnesses say Mr. Kibaki, Mr. Odinga, and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan entered close-door talks today at the president's downtown Nairobi office. Mr. Annan and other mediators are trying to convince the 2 political rivals to reach an agreement that will bring calm to Kenya.

Most Asian markets made strong gains today while share prices surged higher in European trading. The sharply rising stock values followed a dramatically(口误) rally in US markets on Wednesday. Earlier this week, worries about a slowing US economy caused stock prices to plunge around the world. In response, the US Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate sharply to encourage economic expansion. The Bush administration and US congressional leaders are moving closer to an agreement on measures to boost the slumping US economy. VOA White House correspondent has details on that story.

(General elections are now required in Malaysia until next year. But Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is . . . now widely expected to . . .)

Secretary Paulson met with / leaders of both political parties in the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Republican John Boehner. Boehner told reporters they looked at a lot of options but reached no conclusions. Paulson is the president's lead negotiator with Congress. In a meeting with members of the U. S. Council of Mayors, President Bush said the economy needs a boost because Americans are facing uncertainty brought on by higher energy costs and a falling real estate market. "I talked to them about my desire to work with the Congress to get a stimulus package passed, one that is going to be robust enough to affect the economy, simple enough for people to understand it, and efficient enough to have an impact. And I am confident that we can get something done. " The president met Tuesday with congressional leaders including Pelosi and Boehner as well as the parties' Senate leaders, Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell. Reid says Democrats are working with Republican colleagues and the Bush administration to get an economic stimulus package to the president in the next three weeks. Scott Stearns, VOA News, at the White House.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is warning of fraud in the country's upcoming general elections, which are widely expected in March. VOA's Heda Bayron reports from Hong Kong.

General elections are not required in Malaysia until next year, but Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is now widely expected to schedule polls as early as March. The country's opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, says the early date is aimed at preventing him from running for office. Anwar was deputy prime minister until he was charged and convicted of corruption and sexual crimes in the late 1990's. The conviction on sexual crimes was overturned, but the corruption verdict was allowed to stand, leaving him barred from running for office until this coming April 8th.

In Hong Kong Thursday, Anwar warned of possible massive election fraud by the ruling coalition as it comes under siege from ethnic and economic discontent and allegations of corruption. "It could be proven that there's massive rigging. I don't think that it will fare well for the civility of the country. " His party, Keadilan, says electoral fraud has already begun, such as the registering of "phantom voters" in small constituencies well ahead of the polls. Heda Bayron, VOA News, Hong Kong.

You can read more details on this and more at voanews. com. I'm Frances Alonzo in Washington, VOA News.
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Iraqi authorities say a suicide bomb attack in the northern city of Mosul has killed a police chief and 2 other officers after they toured the site of a deadly explosion that rocked the city on Wednesday. Officials say the attacker dressed in a police uniform, walked up to the police chief and then detonated his explosive's vest. The police chief was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

Palestinians meanwhile are continuing to cross into Egypt for a second day to stock up on food, fuel and household supplies that have been scarce in the Gaza Strip since Israel imposed a blockade on the territory last week. Egyptian border guards are patrolling access roads to the region today, preventing Palestinians from moving beyond the border area markets. Palestinians began pouring into the Egyptian town of Rafah on Wednesday after militants detonated a series of explosions and destroyed a border barricade. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he ordered the border security forces to let the Palestinians cross, as long as they are not carrying weapons.

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki is meeting with opposition leader Raila Odinga for the first time since the disputed election last month that set off weeks of deadly violence. Witnesses say Mr. Kibaki, Mr. Odinga, and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan entered closed-door talks today at the president's downtown Nairobi office. Mr. Annan and other mediators are trying to convince the two political rivals to reach an agreement that will bring calm to Kenya.

Most Asian markets made strong gains today while share prices surged higher in European trading. The sharply rising stock values followed a dramatic rally in US markets on Wednesday. Earlier this week, worries about a slowing US economy caused stock prices to plunge around the world. In response, the US Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate sharply to encourage economic expansion. The Bush administration and US congressional leaders are moving closer to an agreement on measures to boost the slumping US economy.

Secretary Paulson met with leaders of both political parties in the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Republican John Boehner. Boehner told reporters they looked at a lot of options but reached no conclusions. Paulson is the president's lead negotiator with Congress. In a meeting with members of the U.S. Council of Mayors, President Bush said the economy needs a boost because Americans are facing uncertainty brought on by higher energy costs and a falling real estate market. "I talked to them about my desire to work with the Congress to get a stimulus package passed, one that’s gonna be robust enough to affect the economy, simple enough for people to understand it, and efficient enough to have an impact. And I am confident that we can get something done. " The president met Tuesday with congressional leaders including Pelosi and Boehner as well as the parties' Senate leaders, Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell. Reid says Democrats are working with Republican colleagues and the Bush administration to get an economic stimulus package to the president in the next three weeks.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is warning of fraud in the country's upcoming general elections, which are widely expected in March.

General elections are not required in Malaysia until next year, but Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is now widely expected to schedule polls as early as March. The country's opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, says the early date is aimed at preventing him from running for office. Anwar was deputy prime minister until he was charged and convicted of corruption and sexual crimes in the late 1990's. The conviction on sexual crimes was overturned, but the corruption verdict was allowed to stand, leaving him barred from running for office until this coming April 8th.

In Hong Kong Thursday, Anwar warned of possible massive election fraud by the ruling coalition as it comes under siege from ethnic and economic discontent and allegations of corruption. "It could be proven that there's massive rigging. I don't think that would spell well for the stability of the country. " His party, Keadilan, says electoral fraud has already begun, such as the registering of "phantom voters" in small constituencies well ahead of the polls.

You can read more details on this and more at voanews. com. I'm Frances Alonzo in Washington, VOA News.
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Iraqi authority say a suicide bomb attack in northern city A has killed police chief and 2 other officers after they toured the site of the deadly explosion in Iraqi city on Wednesday .Official said the attacker dressed in the police uniform walked up to the police chief and then detonated his explosive vest. The police chief was rushed to a nearby hospital where he late died.

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Most Asian markets made strong gains today when share price surges higher European trading. The sharply rising stock value was followed dramatically rally in US market on Wednesday. Earlier this week, worries about slowing US economy caused stock prices to plunge around the world .To response The US Federal Reserve cut the key interest rate sharply to encourage economy expansion. The Bush administration and US congrss leaders are moving closely to agreement on measures to boost sty US economy. VOA Whitehouse correspondent has details on the story.

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W opposition leader A is warning of a fraud in the country’s coming general elections which are widely expected in March .VOA H report from Hongkong.
General election are not required in ? untill next year .But prime minister A is now widely expected to schedule polls as early as March. The country’s opposition leader A says the earlier date is aimed at preventing him from running for office and while was deputy prime minister untill he was charged and convicted of corruption and sexual crimes in the late 1999. The conviction of sexual crimes was overturned but the corruption Verdict was allowed to stand ,leaving him barred from running for office until this coming April 8th .

In Hong Kong Thursday, A warned of possible massive election fraud by the ruling coalition as it comes under siege from ethnic and economic discontent and allegations of corruption. "It could be proven that there's massive rigging. I don't think that it will fare well for the civility of the country." His party, K, says electoral fraud has already begun, such as the registering of "phantom voters" in small constituencies well ahead of the polls. H, VOA News, Hong Kong.
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From the VOA news center in Washington, I’m Frances Alonzo.

Iraqi authority say a suicide bomb attack in the northern city of * has killed the police chief and two other officers after they tour the site of the deadly explosion that rocked the city on Wednesday. Official say the attacker dressed in police uniform, walked up to the police chief and then detonated his explosive blast. The police chief was rushed to the nearby hospital where he later died.

Palestinians meanwhile are continuing crossing to Egypt for a second day to stock up on food, fuel and health supplies that have been scarce in Gaza Strip since Israel imposed blockade on the territory last week. Egyptian border guards are patrolling excess road to the region today preventing Palestinians from moving beyond the border area markets. Palestinians began pouring into Egyptian town of * on Wednesday after militants detonated a series of explosions and destroyed a border barricade. Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak says he ordered border security forces to let the Palestinians cross as long as they are not carrying weapons.

Kenya president Mwai Kibaki is meeting with opposition leader Raila Odinga for the first time since the disputed election last month that set off weeks of deadly violence. Witnesses say Mr. Kibaki, Mr. Odinga and former UN secretary general Kofi Annan ended closed door talks today at the president’s downtown Nairobi office. Mr. Annan and another mediator are trying to convince the two political rivals to reach an agreement in order to bring calm to Kenya.

Most Asian market made strong gains today while share prices surged higher in European trading. The sharply rising stock values follows a dramatically rally in US markets on Wednesday. Earlier this week, worriers about slowing US economy caused stock prices to plunge around the world. In response, the US Federal Reserve cut a key interests rate sharply to encourage economic expansion. The Bush administration and U.S. congressional leaders are moving close to an agreement on measures to boost slumping US economy. VOA White House Correspondent has details on that story.

Secretary Paulson met with leaders of both political parties in the House of Representatives, Democratic Nancy Pelosi and Republican John Boehner. Boehner told reporters they looked at a lot of options but reached no conclusions. Paulson is the president leading the negotiators with congress in the meeting of members of US council of mayors. President Bush says the economy needs the boost because Americans are facing uncertainty brought on by higher energy cost and falling real-state market. “I talked to them about my desire to work with the congress to get the thing with package past. One of these could be robust enough to affect the economy, simple enough for people to understand it, and official enough to have an impact. And the confidence we can get something done.” The president met Tuesday with congressional leaders including Pelosi and Boehner as well as the Party’s senator leaders Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell. Reads says Democrats are working with her publican colleagues and the Bush Administration to get a economics stimulate package to the President in the next three weeks. Scott Stearns, VOA news at the White House.

General elections are now recalling Malaysian to next year. But Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is warning of fraud in the country’s coming general elections which is widely expected in March. VOA’s Heda Bayron reports from Hong Kong. General elections are now recording Malaysian to next year but Prime Minister is now widely expected to schedule polls as earlier as March. The country’s opposition leader * says the early aimed to preventing him from running for office. And * was deputy Prime Minister until he was charged and convicted of corruption and sex involved crimes in the late 1990s. The conviction of sex crime was overturned but the corruption verdict was allowed to stand leaving him * for running the office until the coming April 8th.

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You can read more details on this more on voanews.com. I’m Frances Alonzo, Washington, VOA news.
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23:25 From the VOA news center in Washington, I am Fransis Alenzil.
Iraqi authorities say a suicide bomb attack in the north city of Mosul has killed a police chief and two other officers after they toured the side of deadliest explosion of the Iraqi city on Wednesday. Officials say the attacker dressed in a police uniform walked to the police chief and then detonated his explosives vest. The police chief was rushed to nearby hospital where he later died.
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Kenyan president Muwai Kibaki is meeting with opposition leader Rayila Odingar for the first time since the disputed election last month that set off weeks of deadly violence. Witnesses say Mr. Kibaki, Mr. Odingar and former UN secretary general Kofi Annan entered a a close talks today at the president's downtown Niroby office. Mr. Annan and other mediators are trying to convince the two political rivals to reach an agreement or bring calm to Kenya.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

Iraqi authorities say a suicide bomb attack in the northern city of Mosul has killed a police chief and 2 other officers after they toured the site of a deadly explosion that rocked the city on Wednesday. Officials say the attacker dressed in a police uniform, walked up to the police chief and then detonated his explosive's vest. The police chief was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

Palestinians meanwhile are continuing to cross into Egypt for a second day to stock up on food, fuel and household supplies that have been scarce in the Gaza Strip since Israel imposed a blockade on the territory last week. Egyptian border guards are patrolling access roads to the region today, preventing Palestinians from moving beyond the border area markets. Palestinians began pouring into the Egyptian town of Rafah on Wednesday after militants detonated a series of explosions and destroyed a border barricade. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he ordered the border security forces to let the Palestinians cross, as long as they are not carrying weapons.

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki is meeting with opposition leader Raila Odinga for the first time since the disputed election last month that set off weeks of deadly violence. Witnesses say Mr. Kibaki, Mr. Odinga, and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan entered closed-door talks today at the president's downtown Nairobi office. Mr. Annan and other mediators are trying to convince the two political rivals to reach an agreement that will bring calm to Kenya.

Most Asian markets made strong gains today while share prices surged higher in European trading. The sharply rising stock values followed a dramatic late rally in US markets on Wednesday. Earlier this week, worries about a slowing US economy caused stock prices to plunge around the world. In response, the US Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate sharply to encourage economic expansion. The Bush administration and US congressional leaders are moving closer to an agreement on measures to boost the slumping US economy.

Secretary Paulson met with leaders of both political parties in the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Republican John Boehner. Boehner told reporters they looked at a lot of options but reached no conclusions. Paulson is the president's lead negotiator with Congress. In a meeting with members of the U.S. Council of Mayors, President Bush said the economy needs a boost because Americans are facing uncertainty brought on by higher energy costs and a falling real estate market. "I talked to them about my desire to work with the Congress to get a stimulus package passed, one that’s gonna be robust enough to affect the economy, simple enough for people to understand it, and efficient enough to have an impact. And I am confident that we can get something done. " The president met Tuesday with congressional leaders including Pelosi and Boehner as well as the parties' Senate leaders, Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell. Reid says Democrats are working with Republican colleagues and the Bush administration to get an economic stimulus package to the president in the next three weeks.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is warning of fraud in the country's upcoming general elections, which are widely expected in March.

General elections are not required in Malaysia until next year, but Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is now widely expected to schedule polls as early as March. The country's opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, says the early date is aimed at preventing him from running for office. Anwar was deputy prime minister until he was charged and convicted of corruption and sexual crimes in the late 1990's. The conviction on sexual crimes was overturned, but the corruption verdict was allowed to stand, leaving him barred from running for office until this coming April 8th.

In Hong Kong Thursday, Anwar warned of possible massive election fraud by the ruling coalition as it comes under siege from ethnic and economic discontent and allegations of corruption. "It could be proven that there's massive rigging. I don't think that would spell well for the stability of the country. " His party, Keadilan, says electoral fraud has already begun, such as the registering of "phantom voters" in small constituencies well ahead of the polls.

You can read more details on this and more at voanews. com. I'm Frances Alonzo in Washington, VOA News.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

Iraqi authorities say a suicide bomb attack in the northern city of Mosul has killed a police chief and 2 other officers after they toured the site of a deadly explosion that rocked the city on Wednesday. Officials say the attacker dressed in a police uniform, walked up to the police chief and then detonated his explosive's vest. The police chief was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

Palestinians meanwhile are continuing to cross into Egypt for a second day to stock up on food, fuel and household supplies that have been scarce in the Gaza Strip since Israel imposed a blockade on the territory last week. Egyptian border guards are patrolling access roads to the region today, preventing Palestinians from moving beyond the border area markets. Palestinians began pouring into the Egyptian town of Rafah on Wednesday after militants detonated a series of explosions and destroyed a border barricade. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he ordered the border security forces to let the Palestinians cross, as long as they are not carrying weapons.

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki is meeting with opposition leader Raila Odinga for the first time since the disputed election last month that set off weeks of deadly violence. Witnesses say Mr. Kibaki, Mr. Odinga, and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan entered closed-door talks today at the president's downtown Nairobi office. Mr. Annan and other mediators are trying to convince the two political rivals to reach an agreement that will bring calm to Kenya.

Most Asian markets made strong gains today while share prices surged higher in European trading. The sharply rising stock values followed a dramatic late rally in US markets on Wednesday. Earlier this week, worries about a slowing US economy caused stock prices to plunge around the world. In response, the US Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate sharply to encourage economic expansion. The Bush administration and US congressional leaders are moving closer to an agreement on measures to boost the slumping US economy. VOA White House correspondent has details on that story.

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Secretary Paulson met with leaders of both political parties in the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Republican John Boehner. Boehner told reporters they looked at a lot of options but reached no conclusions. Paulson is the president's lead negotiator with Congress. In a meeting with members of the U.S. Council of Mayors, President Bush said the economy needs a boost because Americans are facing uncertainty brought on by higher energy costs and a falling real estate market. "I talked to them about my desire to work with the Congress to get a stimulus package passed, one that’s gonna be robust enough to affect the economy, simple enough for people to understand it, and efficient enough to have an impact. And I am confident that we can get something done. " The president met Tuesday with congressional leaders including Pelosi and Boehner as well as the parties' Senate leaders, Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell. Reid says Democrats are working with Republican colleagues and the Bush administration to get an economic stimulus package to the president in the next three weeks. Scott Stearns, VOA News, at the White House.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is warning of fraud in the country's upcoming general elections, which are widely expected in March. VOA's Heda Baryron reports from Hong Kong.

General elections are not required in Malaysia until next year, but Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is now widely expected to schedule polls as early as March. The country's opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, says the early date is aimed at preventing him from running for office. Anwar was deputy prime minister until he was charged and convicted of corruption and sexual crimes in the late 1990's. The conviction on sexual crimes was overturned, but the corruption verdict was allowed to stand, leaving him barred from running for office until this coming April 8th. In Hong Kong Thursday, Anwar warned of possible massive election fraud by the ruling coalition as it comes under siege from ethnic and economic discontent and allegations of corruption. "It could be proven that there's massive rigging. I don't think that would spell well for the stability of the country." His party, Keadilan, says electoral fraud has already begun, such as the registering of "phantom voters" in small constituencies well ahead of the polls. Heda Bayron, VOA News, Hong Kong.

You can read more details on this and more at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzo in Washington, VOA News.
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