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WORLD NEWS – May 26th, 2009

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WORLD NEWS – May 26th, 2009

Written by the Voice of America

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It is one hour thirty universal time and here is the news in Special English.

The United Nations Security Council has condemned North Korea’s nuclear test as a clear violation of its resolution. The group also agreed to begin preparing a strong resolution to answer North Korea’s claim that is caused “an underground nuclear explosion”. Security Council President, Vitaly Churkin of Russia, said all countries strongly oppose North Korea’s actions and agreed to demand its full cooperation with all UN resolutions. Earlier, President Obama said the North Korean nuclear and missile programs are a serious threat to peace and security around the world. He called the nuclear test “a violation of international law”.

An Israeli government report provided to the media says Israel suspects Venezuela and Bolivia of supplying Uranium to Iran for its nuclear program. Western news agencies say the Israeli Foreign Ministry report accuses the two countries of sending Uranium to Iran in violation of the United Nations restrictions. The two nations have Uranium and are close allies of Iran. Officials have not commented on the report. Iran says its nuclear program is peaceful.

Mexico has launched a ninety-million-dollar campaign to get foreign travelers to visit the country after the recent outbreak of Swine Flu. President Felipe Calderón called the campaign “a national movement to involve all Mexican citizens”. Famous people such as singer Placido Domingo, actor Diego Luna, football player Rafael Marquez are expected to take part in the campaign. Mexico has had more than four thousand confirmed cases of Swine Flu. Eighty-three people have died. The disease forced the government to close schools, restaurants and other public buildings. The total cost to the Mexican economy is expected to be more than two billion dollars.

Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez visits Brazil this week for talks with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The leaders are expected to meet in the city of Southador to discuss Venezuela’s efforts to join the South American Trade Group known as “Mercosur”. Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay are four members of Mercosur. Argentina and Uruguay have proved Venezuela’s membership, but Brazil and Paraguay have not. Some Brazilian lawmakers oppose Venezuela’s entry into Mercosur. They say the country under President Chávez does not make the trade groups democratic principles.

Brazilian officials have discovered a plot to secretly send fourteen cell phones into a top security prison using a toy helicopter. Officials said four people were arrested outside the prison in Sao Paulo state after the helicopter and the phones were found in their vehicles. They said one of the suspects admitted receiving five thousand dollars to pay for the operation. They would have received another five thousand for successfully landing the helicopter inside the prison. Investigators said the phones were to be used to set up bank robbers, kidnappers and drug deals.

You’re listening to the news in VOA Special English.

Rioting has been reported in northern India following the killing of six clergymen in Austria. Crowds in northern Punjab state set fire to railway cars and violated curfew around the city of Jalandhar. Police say two men were killed in separate incidents after security forces fired at angry protesters. Several people were injured. The demonstrators were protesting the death of Sant Rama Nand. He was shot dead by six from an opposing group at a religious center in Vienna on Sunday. Sixteen other people were wounded in the attack.

A powerful ocean storm has killed at least thirty-two people in north eastern India and Bangladesh. The storm’s winds and rain caused flooding in many places. Officials in India say at least eighteen people died in West Bengal state. Victims either drowned or were killed by collapsing structures or fallen trees. Rivers overflowed in western Bengal’s Sundarbans Tiger Reserve, home to one the world’s largest populations of tigers. In Bangladesh, the storm created huge waves in the Bay of Bengal and covered roads, farms and many low areas. At least eleven people were reported killed in the Kuma area and thousands of others were forced to leave their homes.

Sudanese government media say more than sixty people have been killed in the clash between rebels and government forces in the Darfur area. The army spokesman repeatedly said forty-three rebels with the Justice and Equality Movement were killed in fighting in the town of Um Baru. The spokesman also said twenty Sudanese soldiers were killed in the clash. Earlier international peacekeepers in Darfur corrected a report that said rebels had captured Um Baru, a town near the boarder with Chad. It is home to a Sudanese army base. Spokesman for the United Nations African Union Peacekeeping Group had reported that rebels had seized the town on Sunday.

The United States is observing Memorial Day, a holiday to honor Americans who died while in military service. The Department of Veteran Affairs says that number is now nearly one million. President Obama led a Memorial Day service at the tomb of the unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington. He said the fallen soldiers sacrificed all so the nation can know the freedom. Arlington Cemetery holds the remains of more than three hundred thousand people including veterans from all-the-nations wars. Parades, ceremonies and other events are being held in cities and towns across the United States. Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial start of summer in America.

Briefly here again is the major news.

The United Nations Security Council has condemned North Korea’s nuclear test. An Israeli government report says Israel suspects Venezuela and Bolivia of supplying Uranium to Iran for its nuclear program. And Mexico has launched a ninety-million-dollar campaign to get foreign travelers to visit the country after the recent outbreak of Swine Flu.

That’s the news in VOA Special English from Washington.

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Rioting has been reported in northern India following the killing of six (应该是sick)clergymen in Austria. Crowds in northern Punjab state set fire to railway cars and violated curfew around the city of Jalandhar.
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WORLD NEWS – May 26th, 2009

It is one hour thirty universal time and here is the news in Special English.

The United Nations Security Council has condemned North Korea’s nuclear test as a clear violation of its resolutions. The group also agreed to begin preparing a strong resolution to answer North Korea’s claim that is caused “an underground nuclear explosion”. Security Council President, Vitaly Churkin of Russia, said all countries strongly oppose North Korea’s actions and agreed to demand its full cooperation with all UN resolutions. Earlier, President Obama said the North Korean nuclear and missile programs are a serious threat to peace and security around the world. He called the nuclear test “a violation of international law”.

An Israeli government report provided to the media says Israel suspects Venezuela and Bolivia of supplying Uranium to Iran for its nuclear program. Western news agencies say the Israeli Foreign Ministry report accuses the two countries of sending Uranium to Iran in violation of the United Nations restrictions. The two nations have Uranium and are close allies of Iran. Officials have not commented on the report. Iran says its nuclear program is peaceful.

Mexico has launched a ninety-million-dollar campaign to get foreign travelers to visit the country after the recent outbreak of Swine Flu. President Felipe Calderón called the campaign “a national movement to involve all Mexican citizens”. Famous people such as singer Placido Domingo, actor Diego Luna, and football player Rafael Marquez are expected to take part in the campaign. Mexico has had more than four thousand confirmed cases of Swine Flu. Eighty-three people have died. The disease forced the government to close schools, restaurants and other public buildings. The total cost to the Mexican economy is expected to be more than two billion dollars.

Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez visits Brazil this week for talks with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The leaders are expected to meet in the city of Southador (Salvador 萨尔瓦多,巴西港市 ) to discuss Venezuela’s efforts to join the South American Trade Group known as “Mercosur”. Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay are four members of Mercosur. Argentina and Uruguay have proved approved ) Venezuela’s membership, but Brazil and Paraguay have not. Some Brazilian lawmakers oppose Venezuela’s entry into Mercosur. They say the country under President Chávez does not make the trade groups democratic principles.

Brazilian official have discovered a plot to secretly send fourteen cell phones into a top security prison using a toy helicopter. Official said four people were arrested outside the prison in Sao Paulo state after the helicopter and the phones were found in their vehicle. They said one of the suspects admitted receiving five thousand dollars to pay for the operation. They would have received another five thousand for successfully landing the helicopter inside the prison. Investigators said the phones were to be used to set up bank robbers (robberies), kidnappers and drug deals.

You’re listening to the news in VOA Special English.

Rioting has been reported in northern India following the killing of six clergymen in Austria. Crowds in northern Punjab state set fire to railway cars and violated curfews around the city of Jalandhar. Police say two men were killed in separate incidents after security forces fired at angry protesters. Several people were injured. The demonstrators were protesting the death of Sant Rama Nand. He was shot dead by six from an opposing group at a religious center in Vienna on Sunday. Sixteen other people were wounded in the attack.

A powerful ocean storm has killed at least thirty-two people in north eastern India and Bangladesh. The storm’s winds and rain caused flooding in many places. Officials in India say at least eighteen people died in West Bengal state. Victims either drowned or were killed by collapsing structures or fallen (falling) trees. Rivers overflowed in western Bengal’s Sundarbans Tiger Reserve, home to one the world’s largest populations of tigers. In Bangladesh, the storm created huge waves in the Bay of Bengal and covered roads, farms and many low areas. At least eleven people were reported killed in the Kuma area and thousands of others were forced to leave their homes.

Sudanese government media say more than sixty people have been killed in the clash between rebels and government forces in the Darfur area. The army spokesman repeatedly said forty-three rebels with the Justice and Equality Movement were killed in fighting in the town of Um Baru. The spokesman also said twenty Sudanese soldiers were killed in the clash. Earlier international peacekeepers in Darfur corrected a report that said rebels had captured Um Baru, a town near the boarder with Chad. It is home to a Sudanese army base. Spokesman for the United Nations African Union Peacekeeping Group had reported that rebels had seized the town on Sunday.

The United States is observing Memorial Day, a holiday to honor Americans who died while in military service. The Department of Veteran Affairs says that number is now nearly one million. President Obama led a Memorial Day service at the tomb of the unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington. He said the fallen soldiers sacrificed all so the nation can know the freedom. Arlington Cemetery holds the remains of more than three hundred thousand people including veterans from all-the-nations wars. Parades, ceremonies and other events are being held in cities and towns across the United States. Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial start of summer in America.

Briefly here again is the major news.

The United Nations Security Council has condemned North Korea’s nuclear test.

An Israeli government report says Israel suspects Venezuela and Bolivia of supplying Uranium to Iran for its nuclear program.

And Mexico has launched a ninety-million-dollar campaign to get foreign travelers to visit the country after the recent outbreak of Swine Flu.

That’s the news in VOA Special English from Washington.

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