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WORLD NEWS – July 31st, 2009

楼主:anna 日期: 回贴:7 浏览:

Written by the Voice of America

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

Iranian police clashed with demonstrators in Teheran Thursday as thousands of people protested the government ban on such events. Witnesses say police with sticks and teargas moved in as at least 2,000 people gathered at a prayer center in the capital honored those killed in post-election violence. Defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi had asked for permission to hold the memorial. The request was denied. The ceremony marked the 40th day since the deadly campaign against the street protests began.

Police in Nigeria say the leader of an Islamist militant group has been killed shortly after his arrest. Earlier official said security forces have captured Mohammed Yusuf in the northern city of Maiduguri. He is the leader of the Boko Haram group. It is not clear how Mr. Yusuf died. The French news agency reports that a Maiduguri policeman said Mr. Yusuf asked to be forgiven before being killed by bullets. The Boko Haram group began attacking police station, religious centers and government buildings on Sunday after the arrest of some of its the member. The attack lasted for five days. The group wants Nigeria to agree to Islamist law. Several hundred people are believed to have died in the violence. About  3,000 people have been displaced by the fighting.

The United Nations Security Council is extending the operation of the joint UN African Union peace-keeping force in the Darfur area of Sudan. The Security Council voted Thursday to extend the operation until July 31st, 2010. The UN and AU are in the final steps of deploying the largest peace-keeping operation in the area. UN officials have said they expect 26,000 soldiers to be in Darfur by the end of this year.

President Barack Obama says he expects a new report to show that the economy slowed between April and June, but he says the United States economy has moved back from the edge. Mr. Obama spoke Thursday in Washington. He spoke one day before the lasted economic information is to be released. He said job losses are still a huge problem, but he said the rate of job losses has slowed since January when he took office. Earlier Thursday the Labor Department says the number of workers seeking first time unemployment payment rolls a little more than expected last week.

Burmese officials have increased security near the Insein in Rangoon. The prison court there is expected to give its decision Friday in the trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Burma’s state operated media warn citizens not to incite protests when the decision is announced. The Nobel Peace Prize winner is being tried on charges on violating the terms of her house arrest in May. She faces five years in prison for permitting an American to stay at her house. The American is also on trial. On Thursday, the United States called for the immediate and unconditional release of Aung San Suu Kyi and more than 2,000 other political prisoners.

You’re listening to the news in VOA Special English coming to you from Washington.

A United States judge ordered the release of a young detainee at the American military detention center in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. United States district judge Ellen Huvelle ordered the government to give her a report on the case by August 24th. She said she hoped Mohammed Jawad would be returning to Afghanistan by then. She said the young man had been held illegally for the past six one half years. Mr. Jawad was arrested in Afghanistan in 2002. He was accused of throwing a small bomb that wounded two American soldiers and their language expert. He was later sent to the prison at Guantánamo Bay.

In Afghanistan, the Taliban says it plans to bring disorder to the upcoming presidential elections. The Taliban is calling on Afghans to boycott the vote and attack foreigners. In the statement Thursday the group calls the August 20th lection and the American process meant to mislead the Afghan people. The group said afghan should fight foreigners in their country instead of going to false election centers.

Iraqi police say two bombs killed at least 13 people Thursday. A bomb attack on a Sunni political party office in Baquba north of Baghdad killed 8 people and wounded 10 others. Police say the explosion took place inside the headquarters of the Reform and Development Party. Party members were meeting at the time. In western Iraq, police say a suicide bomber blew up his vehicle. 5 people were killed and at least 15 others were wounded.

President Barack Obama and Philippines President Gloria Arroyo have met at the White House. The two leaders discussed issues including anti-terrorism cooperation, controlling the spread of nuclear weapons and climate change. After the meeting, Mr. Obama said the government of the Philippines has provided a strong voice on issues in Asia. Ms Arroyo said the Unite States provides an important aid for her country’s economic, diplomatic and national security developments.

(sensitive issues to be omitted.)

And now briefly here again is the major news of the hour in Special English.

Police in Iran have clashed with demonstrators in Teheran as thousands of people held protest in two different places. Police in Nigeria say the leader of an Islamist militant group has been killed shortly after his arrest. And in Burma, officials have increased security near the Insein before a decision is announced in the trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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

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1楼 作者:joneykk 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

新闻每天四次,为什么这里只能看到一次?

最后非常感觉作者的辛勤劳动!

  第2楼 作者:LinXiaojie 创建: <编辑>  <引用>
he
Taliban is calling on Afghans to boycott the vote and attack
foreigners. In the statement Thursday the group calls(curse) the August 20th lection(election),
我觉得这两处应该是这样的。

3楼 作者:LinXiaojie 创建: <编辑>  <引用>
2 -  作者:LinXiaojie -  创建于:2009-8-1 22:54
he
Taliban is calling on Afghans to boycott the vote and attack
foreigners. In the statement Thursday the group calls(curse) the August 20th lection(election),
我觉得这两处应该是这样的。

 囧了。。似乎calls是对的。。

4楼 作者:LinXiaojie 创建: <编辑>  <引用>
He spoke one day before the lasted(latest) economic information is to be released. He said job losses are still a huge problem,

  第5楼 作者:michael-wjx 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

呵呵,楼上真是高手,值得学习。number of workers seeking first time unemployment payment rolls a little more than expected last week. 觉得应该是:payments 。  rolls 是:(使)打滚, (使)转动, 滚动。觉得应该是rise 的过去式 rose。

  第6楼 作者:michael-wjx 创建: <编辑>  <引用>
似乎应该在()加and 。the young man had been held illegally for the past six ()one half years.
7楼 作者:LinXiaojie 创建: <编辑>  <引用>
5 -  作者:michael-wjx -  创建于:2009-8-1 23:42

呵呵,楼上真是高手,值得学习。number of workers seeking first time unemployment payment rolls a little more than expected last week. 觉得应该是:payments 。  rolls 是:(使)打滚, (使)转动, 滚动。觉得应该是rise 的过去式 rose。

 其实是菜鸟。。。

roll似乎有“浮动”的意思,所以这个我不是很确定。。lz出来解答么?

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