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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

US media said Democrat former North Carolina Senator John Edward is dropping out of the race for US president. Edward is expected to formulate announce his decision later today in New Orleans. It's not doubt if he voluntdors either of the two remaining Democratic candidates, Alennois Senator Block Kebarna or New York Senator Hillary Clinton. Among the Republican presidential hopefuls, Senator John Mercade in Megons says his victory in Tuesday Florida Republican primary causes his campaign romantern, heading into next week's motive primaries and coxies. On the Democratic side, Clinton won in Florida over Obama.

Kenyan authorities have warned they were at tougher the same the cycle of violence is killed more than 800 people since last month's disputed election. The Kenya Internal Security Minister said today that the authorities will not allow what it calls criminals in Hulergon surround around. He also said police will ensure the Kenyan roads and rail lines to remain open.

US economy walked slowdown sharply in the last few months of 2007, increasing the probability that the central bank will cut interest rate again today. Many economic surveys by news organizations expect the US Federal Reserve to cut the key interest rate by half of percent.

Meanwhile the US Senate rather is considering its version of an economic stimulus plan a day after the House of Representatives passed the separate plan made by President Bush. Lawmakers in both chambers hope to agree on a final bill that sends to President Bush as quickly as possible perhaps by the middle of February. VOA's Dan Roberson has more details in this report.

Approve of the stimulus package in the House, she has the focus to the Senate where Democrat has proposed getting 10 billion dollars or more for the unemployed and elderly Americans. That's something President Bush won't against his state of Union Address Monday during Tuesday House debate Paterson Bicling was loiteringly absent as Republicans and Democrats voiced support for steps to help avoid the reception by injecting money into the pockets of Americans by providing many tax payers with 600-dollar tax we pay. House speaker Nancy Perlocy repeated and appealed to the Senate to adopt the House version of the stimulus package, saying she feels the figure passed by the House is what can be handled at the moment. President Bush has this reaction to the House passage about this stimulus Bill. "I think I want to congratulate the House of Representatives for overmanningly passing an economic grow package that will help our economy. And the denotation has can be for the same lowed it up." Dan Roberson, VOA News, Capital Hill.

The board of the France bank Sersis attach around has decided to keep chairman Dennual Buton his post, despite increasing precious for his resignation after a 700-billion-dollar trading scandal at the institution. The board today also announces it'll set it independent, a comity to investigate the losses plan on young trader John Kilbill.

Australian world issue is first formal apology for past mistreatment to the countries ebal regional people early next month. From Sydney, Frel Marsha reports.

The apology by Prime Minister Kevin Rurge will be the first thank to the new government. Manilas Australian intolerance will open in Canberra on February 13th. The comments will lead knowledge in just suffered by average in the years after European Co-organization that began in the last 1700s. The apology will link to the reference to the so-called "stolen generations", this for young average mistaken forcefully from their families by the authorities hand place in foster homes. It was an official attempt to diluting diginis culture and the practice persisted from 1910 until the 1970s. A hundred thousand children were affected. Embers of the "stole generations" has said to have been taken from their families amongst to kidnap from which they suffered great chore muss. Sydney official said the apology will not be guilt to the current generation of Australian people, not will it of the compensation. Frel Marsha, VOA News, Sydney Australia.

Israel spring court has appowed government decision to cut fuel supplies to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Israel has blockaded the Gaza with Egypt's cooperation since Hamas seized the control of the region last June. Meanwhile in Cairo today, Egyptian President Housein Reba and Palestinian President Mark Reba discuss the border situation.

You can read details on these and more on our website 24 hours a day at voanew.com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.
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