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I am Rebbeca Ward from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

US President George Bush says the world's top economic powers have agreed to work together to restore the stability and growth to the global economy. He made the remarks after meeting with finance ministers who were in Washington D.C. for a gathering of the Group of Seven.  And all of these recognize that this is a serious global crisis and therefore requires a serious global response for the good of our people.  We resolve to continue our strong efforts to return our economies to the path of stability and a long--term growth.  The United States has a special role to play in leading the response to this crisis.  That's why I convene this meeting this morning here at the White House and that's why our government will continue using all the tools at our disposal to resolve this crisis. In our meeting, Secretary Paulson and I described the bold actions the United States has taken over the past few weeks. President Bush says some of those actions include boosting liquidity in the markets and cracking down on the abuses of practices in the markets.  The president says financial officials have pledged to support key financial institutions and prevent their failure. He says ministers will work quickly to protect the big deposits and bring liquidity to financial institutions to unfreeze the credit market. He also said they agreed to ensure tax payers are protected.

 

Zimbabwean opposition says a power-sharing deal is in jeopardy after President Robert Mugabe allocated key ministries to his ZANU-PF party. A government notice said that defense home affairs and finance ministries were appointed to the ZANU-PF. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change called the move unilateral and said MDC leader Morgan Tsvangarai will address at a rally Sunday in the capital Harare. The appointments were announced one day after talks of Mr. Mugabe, Mr. Tsvangarai and Arthur Mutambara who heads a breakaway opposition faction. The rivals agreed Friday to ask former South Africa President Thabo Mbeki to return to Harare to try to break the impass over  key ministerial posts. A spokesman for Mr. Mbeki says the former president is scheduled to arrive in Harare on Monday.

 

The Turkish military says its warplanes and artillery units have bombed 31 Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq. A spokesman for the Kurdstan Workers Party , the PKK,  says the  rebels suffered no casualties in the offensive. Turkish officials have been considering new actions against Kurdish rebels following recent attacks on security forces that killed 24 people including 17 Turkish soldiers.

 

In the latest news, Iranian state media say members of an Iranian religious militia killed four Kurdish separatists in a clash this week near the Iraqi border. The fighting took place late  Tuesday in the Kurdstan province in western Iran.

  

 

The founder of Indonesia's Aceh Separatist Rebel Movement returned home today after more than thirty years in exile. Charbird Shock has the story.

 

   Thousands of curious onlookers and the former rebel soldiers swarmed to provincial capital of Banda Aceh to witness Hassan di Tiro 's historic return. Di Tiro declared independence from Indonesia in 1979 and sparkled a conflict that spent three decades and claimed more than 15000 lives. The 83-year-old is the founder of the free Aceh's Movement also known as GAM. Sri Hartati, a resident of Aceh among the crowd of supporters sees Di Tiro as a national hero. She says the Acehees are proud to have a person such as him to awake them their patriotic spirit. A peace deal was brokered in 2005,  months after the Indian Ocean's Hsunami torn through the country  and left about 160000 dead or missing. Finland's former president Martti Ahtisaari won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his part in negotiating the pact. Charbird Shock for VOA News, Jakarta.

 

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurated India Kashmire's first train service amid heavy security and a separatists’ strike protesting his visit. The train service covers 117 kilometers but only a 66-kilometer portion will be used for the moment. On Friday, two people were killed and 75 injured when police fired teargas at protestors in the Kashmire's main city of Shinegy. In recent months Indian Kishmire has been hit by some of the largest pro-independence protests since 1989.

 

   The United States will remove North Korea from its list of state sponsor of terrorism in exchange for a verification plan. That will allow the US and other countries to monitor the communist country's nuclear disarmament. American diplomats say the decision falls in  agreement with Pyongyang in which North Korea agreed to US nuclear inspection demands.

 

   I am Rebbeca Ward VOA News. More news on the Internet at voanews.com

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