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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 stability and growth to the global economy. He made the remarks after a meeting with Finance Ministers who were in Washington D.C. for gathering of the group of 7. 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'll resolve to continue our strong efforts to return our economies to the path of stability and long -term growth.  United States has a special/ role to play in leading the response to this crisis.  It's why I convince this morning's meeting here in the White House and that's why our government will continue using all the tools that 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 says they agreed to ensure tax payers are protected.

 

   Zimbabwe's opposition says a power-sharing deal is in jeopardy after the 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 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 rival's agreed Friday to ask former South Africa President Thebo Mbeki to return to Harare to try to break it in pass over key Ministers opposed/. 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 or PKK says the rebel suffered no casualties in the offensive. Turkish officials have been considering new actions against Kurdish rebels following recent attacks on security forces. They killed 24 people including 17 Turkish soldiers.

 

    In the latest news, Iranian state media say members of an Iranian religious militia killed 4 Kurdish separatists in the clash this week near the Iraqi border. The fighting took place late Tuesday and in Kurdstan province in western Iran.

   The founder of Indonesia's Aceh's 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 awaken their patriotic spirit. A peace deal was brokered in 2005 months after the Indian Ocean's Hsunami torn through the country  and left 160,000 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 is now agreed India Kashmere's first train services amid heavy security and the 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 that protesters in the Cashmere's main city of Srinagar. In recent months Indian Cashmere has been hit by some of the largest / pro-independence protests since 1989.

 

   The United States will remove North Korea from its list of states sponsors 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 follows the agreement was in Pyongyang in which North Korea agreed to US nuclear inspections demands.

 

I'm Rebbeca Ward VOA News. More news on the Internet at VOANEWS.com

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