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Former Indonesian President Suharto has died after battling heart, lung and kedny problems for more than 20 days in the Jerkada hospital. Qie busharl reports from the Indonesian capital.

The 86-year-old former dictator was admitted to the hospital in critical condition on January 4th. His doctor say he suffered multiple organ failure and swept into a (coma) Sunday before passing away, Maer Dicy Sondney, the police chief for the district where the hospital is located annouce the news. He says Indonesia second President Suharto passed away at about 10 minutes after 1 pm local time. Former Preisdent Suharto's 32-year-rule saw economic growth and stability for Indonesia but wide spread human rights abueses and corruption as well. He step down in 1998 during the Asian economic crisis and mass protests demanding his resignation. Cherbushard for VOA news, Jercarto.

Former UN Chief / met today with Kenya's opposition party leader /, hours after more ethnic violence in the Rift Vally lefing at least 17 people dead. / said after visiting the Rift region Saturday, the president /'s disputed election has resulted in growth at systmatic human rights abuses. Scores of people have been killed in the region since fighting broke out there Thursday. The tribe fighters are attacking each other with bows and arrows and machetes . Some victims have been burt to death. / erupted after last month's presidential election putting President Kebarki's / tribe against Mr. Odinger's L tribe and the / claim. The death toll across Kenya is at least 750.

A new study of the African Union's operation says the organization is plauged by waste corruption, weak leadership and unhealthy culture. African Union leaders asked the study last July and / high level penal to conducted it. The copy of the penal's report abtain by VOA is / critical of the AU's top leadership. It describes the relationship between AU commission chairman Alpha Omar Konare and other commisioners as disfunctional. The penal found serious flaws in the operation of several AU bodies and said the management of financial resources needs a complete overhaul.

Senator / won the South K democratic primary by a wide margiin over his closest rival senator Helary Clinton. Former senator John Adwards soon / came in third. VOA's / reports on the latest US preisdential contest. O began his quest for the presidency last year as a candidate who could transcend race but by winning the Iowa cascuses in the midwestern state that there has a very small black population. He convinced many blacks around the country that he was the first African-American with a real chance set winning the presidency. At that point, his support among black in South K surged. But analist say it will be critical for him to emphisis his appear across racial bonderaies as he enters the important super Tuesday contest on February 5th which 22 states will hold primaries in causcuses. Analists also note that Helary Clinton remains a formerable candidate in those contests and is likely to fight hard for every boat. Her appear to win is suspectially strong. She is the first female presidential candidate with a real chance of becoming president. /, VOA News, Clonbia South K.

Israeli Prime Minister AO and Palestinian President Mohammed Arbas have met to discuss the cirises on the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. Ahead today's meeting, Palestinian officials said Mr. Arbas would ask Israel to allow Palestinian authorities forces to deploy to the border. But it does not clear if the forces to loyal to Mr. Arbas would be able to control the area now held by rival Harmas fighters. Harmas fighters blew up security fences along Egypt's border Wednesday to allow hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to buy food and other supplies. Israel had sealed its borders with Gaza nearly two weeks ago to protest rocket attacks on Israel by Harmas militants.

Pakistianian security forces say they have renewed the efforts to recapture a key road / in the country's northwest frontiair province from militants. Fighting in the Lalance region around the town of D end its third day today as pakistanian troops back by helicopter gunships targeted militant S controlled / surrounding it.

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