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I'm Carmen English from the VOA News Center in Washington.

British police have increased their patrols in downtown London where two cars loaded with potentially explosive materials were found Friday. Meanwhile, investigators are examining images from security cameras in central London where two unexploded car bombs were found Friday. Charles Hubert is a London based terrorist analyst. “It will be a really / frustigators. On top / because this area of London is such / with a / television.” The detectors are trying to identify the people who drove the cars into London and left them in the busy entertainment district. The head of London's antiterrorist police Peter Clark said the first car bomb was found outside a crowded nightclub where a blast could have resulted in main fatalities and injuries. A second vehicle was parked illegally not far from the first car. Clark says the two incidents are clearly linked. “Those are construable among the fuel and gas canisters. As in the first vehicle there was also substantial considered of nails. This like the first device / if vital.” Britain's new Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Britain faces a serious and continuous security threat while Home Secretary Jacqui Smith urged citizens to be alert and vigilant.

The US military in Iraq says its troops killed 26 insurgents and detained 17 others in two predawn raids in a Shiite stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad. The US military statement today says the militants were believed to have ties to Iranian terror networks responsible for a filing gleeful aid into Iraq. It says US soldiers faced significant resistance during the raids including roadside bomb attack as well as fire from rocket prepare grenades and light weapons.

The US Supreme Court has reversed itself and agreed to hear appeals of detainees held at the US facility of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. VOA's Gary Thomas reports.

On the last day of its current session, the Supreme Court changed its mind about two cases involving detainees in government custody. After denying earlier appeals by the Guantanamo detainees in April, the court said it would hear arguments in its next term about whether inmates whom the government seems to be enemy combatants had the right to challenge their detention any US court. E. Freedman, a law Professor / University, and a legal advisor for the detainees says the turnabout is a major victory for the Guantanamo inmates. “It's a / effort the detainees now serious, serious setback for the government effort.” The National Security Council spokesman Gordon C. said the Bush administration does not believe any legal review of its detainee procedures is necessary, but added that it is confident about its legal position. But even conservative legal scholars say the court decision to take the cases does not bold well for the administration's detainee policies. Gary Thomas, VOA News, Washington.

Chinese President Hu Jintao is expected to face fresh calls for democracy in Hong Kong as the former British colony marks the 10th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule. Security was heavy Friday as Mr. Hu arrived in Hong Kong for his first visit to the territory since becoming China's leader.

In other news, the people of East Timor are voting for a new parliament. VOA's Nancy M. reports from Dili.

East Timorese voted Saturday for a new parliament in an election that shaked up to be a fight between the ruling F. Party and the new S. Party led by former President Xanana Gusmao. Former Prime Minister, a newly elected President José Ramos-Horta, says what is most important for the nation is a peaceful election. “Whichever to mark the wins over the whole Timor // and have what // the nation.” East Timor was wracked by violence last year after fighting between security forces to generate and to gain warfare that forced the third of residents in Dili into / refugee camps. An Australian-led international peacekeeping force that / the country since the government requested to / to quell last year's violence is helping to keep / during the election period. Nancy M, VOA News, Dili, East Timor.

Those are the top stories. I'm Carmen English, VOA News.
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