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

Lebanon has / says that one of its top leaders wanted in Israel and United States in connection with 3 decades of deadly attacks around the world was killed in a car bomb attack late Tuesday in Syril. The Shiitte militant group announced the death of / today and accused Israel of carrying out the attack. Meanwhile, the Israeli government has denied any involvement.

Iraq lawmakers have passed a 2008 budget after weeks of delys and threats to dissolve the parliament over the deadlock. Iraq's parliament approved the 48 billion dollar budget today as well as two other Bills, and / law that free thousands of prisoners and another on privential powers. A day ealier, scores of lawmakers stalled out of parliament after they were unable to adopt the key Bills.

Senator Broker Obarma score 3 decisive primary victories Tuesday over senator Hilary Clinton, winning big in / in the state of Virginia and Washington DC in the race for the democratic presidential nomination. On the republica sides, senator John Mecan has aslo won all 3 races though he faced the stronger than expected challenge from former Acensa government Micke Hakebi in Virginia. VOA correspondent Sindy Sia reports.

It was a night of trial for senator Broker Obarma, the 3 wins came after a string of win Saturday and Sunday for Obarma, putting the 46-year-old African-American in the lead with the largest number of delegates for the first time. But the race is still close. Obarma and Clinton each have about 1,000 of the more than 2,000 delegated needed to secure the democratic nomination. The republican John Mecan won easliy in / and Washington DC but by a less margin in Virginia where even / turned out in strong numbers for former A governor Micle Hakebi. With his 3 wins Tuesday, Mecan is edging closer the more than 1,000 delegates needed to secure the republican party's nomination. But former governor Micke Harkebi said he is in the race. The foucs now shifts with K where both parties will hold primary next Tuesday and to H where there will be a democratic caucus the same day. Sindy Say, VOA News, Washington.

Australian Prime Minister KR does made a historical apology to the country's abregional people for past mistripment. Mr. R said past policies of the simulation under which in / children will taken from their families will astein on the nation's soul. From D in Australia's northern territory, / reports.

Australian Prime Minister KR apologies to the stolen generations. These / children who were taken from their families in an attempt to diluting the / culture. Mr. / said it was a dark perant in the nation's history and issued a formal apology in the nation's parliamenting /. For the pain, suffering and hurt of the stolen generations, the decendents and for their families left behind we say sorry. / is welcoming Prime Minister R's apology, saying for the first time, they feel the bright stand value by Australian society. Mr. R says the problems faced by Australia's / regions are so serious but he plans to assemble the so-called war cabnet to address them. / such disadvantage has though beyond governments in the past. The / people, who comprise 2 percent of the country's population of 21 million have life expectency 17-year-shorter than other Australians. /, VOA News, D, Australia.

Procecutors in East Timoil are preparing a rest / for 18 rebel soldiers alledgedly involved in Monday's attacks on the country's top two leaders. Authorities do not provide the details about the suspects. President / has being treated in Australia's loyal D hospital after being / there on Manday. He is undergoing more sugery to apprent damage lung bullet fragments. Doctor / says he is hopeful the East Timoil leader will make a good recovery. "He is footage to be over confident to / very early dies we continue to maintain a high level / exersice and clinical skills that we have become nationally and internationally / to perform extreamly well." The East Timoil's leader is in serious condition.

More details at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzol, VOA News.

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