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Hello, I'm Sean Hall from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

U. S. Secretary of State Rice is in Jerusalem today for a new round of talks aimed at getting an Israel-Palestinian peace accord by year's end. Rice will lay the groundwork for President Bush's visit to the region later this month.

 

The secretary's two-day London visit also had a heavy Middle East focus with Rice meeting privately with key Israeli and Palestinian officials and convening with financial supporters of the peace process and with the Quartet. The grouping expressed deep concern about, among other things, continuing Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank and rocket attacks from Hamas-controlled Gaza into southern Israel. Despite the difficulties Rice said she still thinks the 2008 goal can be achieved. "I believe that they, they do have a chance to, eh, to get an agreement by the end of the year." Rice will be laying ground work for President Bush who will try to advance the peace process in a visit to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt from May 13th to the 18th. David Gollust, VOA News, London.

 

Zimbabwe's opposition party is meeting to discuss whether to take part in the presidential runoff vote, the Movement for Democratic Change rejecting official results from the March 29th election that shows party leader Morgan Tsvangirai defeating President Robert Mugabe, but not by enough to keep a runoff from happening. The MDC has repeatedly vowed not to participate in the runoff, a move it believes would reelect Mr. Mugabe regardless of the outcome.

 

An intestinal virus is being blamed for the deaths of more than 20 children throughout China. Chinese health officials said it’s issued a nationwide warning after an 18-month-old child died Friday. The World Health Organization says Chinese health officials have taken steps to halt the spread of the virus including better training of local health workers and tighter monitoring of drinking water quality.

 

The Olympic torch relay has ended in the Chinese territory of Macau without disruptions. Huge crowds waved flags and cheered as the flame was carried through the streets. The relays in Macau and Hong Kong happened without the chaos that has marred much of the torch's international journey. The torch now travels around mainland China, visiting Tibet June 19-21 as it makes its way to the opening of the Beijing Olympics in August.

 

Tibet's government-in-exile says talks between envoys of the Dalai Lama and Chinese officials begin Sunday in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Spokesman for Tibet's spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said in India the delegates will arrive in Hong Kong today and travel to neighboring Shenzhen for meetings on Sunday. The statement said the two envoys will convey the Dalai Lama's concerns about how China's handled protests in Tibet and other Tibetan regions of China. The envoys will also offer suggestions on how to bring peace to the region.

 

Burmese officials say a tropical cyclone hit the main city of Rangoon today, tearing off roofs and also knocking out electrical power to much of the city. No reports of deaths or injuries but forecasters have warned of a tidal surge of more than three meters. Officials say the storm also shut down the city's international airport.

 

The U. S. military says U. S. and Iraqi forces have killed 14 insurgents during clashes in Baghdad's Sadr City districts since Friday. Military says the insurgents were killed in a series of ground battles and air strikes. Staffs at Sadr City's main hospital say the medical facility was damaged during those air strikes. They say at least 25 people were wounded, windows shattered and ambulances destroyed. The U. S. military did not immediately respond to the report but said it targeted a hostile threat.

 

Thousands of protestors took to the streets in southern Pakistan to condemn a Dutch film criticizing the Koran. Demonstrators in Pakistan have held several peaceful protests against the film since it's released in March. Members of war radical party held a similar mass demonstration in Karachi last week. Protestors have called for the Pakistani government to cut diplomatic ties to the Netherlands.

 

U. S. President George W. Bush used his weekly radio address today to discuss his administration's response to the country's economic problems. The president says economic growth was slower the first three months of the year but says his administration solved the slowdown and has been taking decisive action.

 

Russia says six world powers concerned about Iran's nuclear program want Tehran to suspend uranium enrichment while negotiations are underway. The Russian Foreign Minister says it’s necessary to explain to Iran what benefits Tehran would receive if it agreed to the talks.

 

I'm Sean Hall VOA News. You can find more news on the Internet at voanews.com.

 

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