VOA News: Top Stories Wed, 06 May 2009 20:56:36 -0400 http://www.voanews.com/ Up to the minute news from Voice of America Obama: Afghanistan, Pakistan Committed to Fighting Terrorism Wed, 06 May 2009 20:56:36 +0200 Wed, 06 May 2009 20:56:36 -0400 Wed, 06 May 2009 20:56:36 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa49.cfm?rss=topstories Leaders of three nations conferred on the fight against terrorists during a joint summit meeting in Washington "www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa49.cfm?RSS=TopStories" Clinton: US, Pakistan, Afghanistan Face 'Common Threat' of Extremism Wed, 06 May 2009 17:11:15 +0200 Wed, 06 May 2009 17:11:15 -0400 Wed, 06 May 2009 17:11:15 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa32.cfm?rss=topstories Secretary of state stresses US regret over death of Afghan civilians in US air attack Monday against Taliban forces "www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa32.cfm?RSS=TopStories" US Commander: Afghan Civilian Casualties Not from US Forces Wed, 06 May 2009 18:47:16 +0200 Wed, 06 May 2009 18:47:16 -0400 Wed, 06 May 2009 18:47:16 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa43.cfm?rss=topstories General David McKiernan says US has different conclusions about cause of civilian deaths after Afghanistan airstrike "www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa43.cfm?RSS=TopStories" Karzai Takes Issue with Civilian Casualties in US-Led War Wed, 06 May 2009 17:43:12 +0200 Wed, 06 May 2009 17:43:12 -0400 Wed, 06 May 2009 17:43:12 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa34.cfm?rss=topstories However, Afghan President Karzai praises Obama administration's new Afghanistan policy "www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa34.cfm?RSS=TopStories" Israeli President Calls UN Gaza Report 'Outrageous' Wed, 06 May 2009 19:30:44 +0200 Wed, 06 May 2009 19:30:44 -0400 Wed, 06 May 2009 19:30:44 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa45.cfm?rss=topstories Mr. Peres spoke to reporters following a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon "www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa45.cfm?RSS=TopStories" Pakistani Army: Up to 80 Militants Killed in Northwest Wed, 06 May 2009 16:49:29 +0200 Wed, 06 May 2009 16:49:29 -0400 Wed, 06 May 2009 16:49:29 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa29.cfm?rss=topstories Fears of full-scale military operation force tens of thousands to flee Swat Valley to safer areas "www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa29.cfm?RSS=TopStories" Demonstrators, Police Clash In Georgian Capital Wed, 06 May 2009 20:16:16 +0200 Wed, 06 May 2009 20:16:16 -0400 Wed, 06 May 2009 20:16:16 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa47.cfm?rss=topstories Clash is latest incident in nearly a month of daily anti-government protests "www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa47.cfm?RSS=TopStories" Human Rights Groups Urge UN Security Council to Protect Burmese Children Wed, 06 May 2009 21:50:47 +0200 Wed, 06 May 2009 21:50:47 -0400 Wed, 06 May 2009 21:50:47 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa52.cfm?rss=topstories Advocacy groups say Burmese Army biggest recruiter of child soldiers "www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa52.cfm?RSS=TopStories" Mexico Reports More Flu Deaths Wed, 06 May 2009 11:24:09 +0200 Wed, 06 May 2009 11:24:09 -0400 Wed, 06 May 2009 11:24:09 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa10.cfm?rss=topstories Authorities say there have been 42 deaths in the country from swine influenza A-H1N1 virus, out of more than 1,000 confirmed cases "www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa10.cfm?RSS=TopStories" Death Toll Rises After Car Bomb Explosions in Baghdad Wed, 06 May 2009 10:17:38 +0200 Wed, 06 May 2009 10:17:38 -0400 Wed, 06 May 2009 10:17:38 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa7.cfm?rss=topstories Police say one bomb went off early Wednesday in a crowded vegetable market in Baghdad's Doura neighborhood "www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa7.cfm?RSS=TopStories" US Reporter Jailed in Iran Ends Hunger Strike Wed, 06 May 2009 11:13:05 +0200 Wed, 06 May 2009 11:13:05 -0400 Wed, 06 May 2009 11:13:05 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa9.cfm?rss=topstories Father of imprisoned Iranian-American journalist 32-year old Roxana Saberi says his daughter has ended her hunger strike after two weeks "www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa9.cfm?RSS=TopStories" Kenya Sex Boycott Ends Wed, 06 May 2009 18:07:14 +0200 Wed, 06 May 2009 18:07:14 -0400 Wed, 06 May 2009 18:07:14 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa37.cfm?rss=topstories Kenyan women's groups ended effort to withhold sex in hope of spurring political leaders to resolve their disputes "www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa37.cfm?RSS=TopStories" ASEAN Plus Meeting Hopes to Limit Swine Flu's Economic Damage Wed, 06 May 2009 14:24:33 +0200 Wed, 06 May 2009 14:24:33 -0400 Wed, 06 May 2009 14:24:33 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa24.cfm?rss=topstories Discussions would also call for survey of available medical supplies and stocks within region and international organizations "www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa24.cfm?RSS=TopStories" Jacob Zuma Elected President of South Africa Wed, 06 May 2009 16:31:48 +0200 Wed, 06 May 2009 16:31:48 -0400 Wed, 06 May 2009 16:31:48 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa28.cfm?rss=topstories Vote comes two weeks after ANC swept national elections "www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa28.cfm?RSS=TopStories" Sri Lanka Army Amazed by Size of Captured Rebel Arsenal Wed, 06 May 2009 12:19:32 +0200 Wed, 06 May 2009 12:19:32 -0400 Wed, 06 May 2009 12:19:32 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa12.cfm?rss=topstories Weaponry is a portion of what the Army says is an impressive armament, worth tens of millions of dollars, seized from fleeing cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam "www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-06-voa12.cfm?RSS=TopStories"