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WORLD NEWS - August 2nd, 2009

楼主:michael-wjx 日期: 回贴:2 浏览:

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WORLD NEWS - August 2nd, 2009

And you have found that once again here is VOA special English at 00:30 universal time, in the news of this day

The American State Department is asking Swiss diplomats in Iran to investigate Iranian media reports that three American vacationers were arrested. The Americans were picked up for entering the country without permission through Iraq’s northern border. Kurdish security officials say the vacationers contacted another member of the travel group. They said that the soldiers seized them after they seem to have entered Iranian territory.

A trial for about 100 people accused of trying to oust the Iranian government opened in Tehran on Saturday. The charges came out of the demonstrations that took place after the presidential election in June. Those on trial included former Vice-President Mohammad Ali Abtahi and former Parliament vice-speaker Behzad Nabavi. Some of these accused of have changed their early statements that the election was not honest. The group Human Rights Watch says officials have beaten these detainees to force them to say that they are guilty. The group also charged the top lawyers were arrested recently to keep them from representing accused people in court.  

Officials in Afghanistan say suspected Taliban Militants have attacked vehicles carrying election campaign workers for Afghan president Hamid Karzai. One guard was killed, two other people were wounded. The officials say the attack took place on Saturday in Eastern Ghazni province. They say one of the wounded people was competing a local election. President Karzai held on election demonstration in Northern Baghlan province on Saturday. He said that if he would reelect he would work peace, development and improve ties with other countries.

In Pakistan local officials say 6 Christians were killed in clashes with Muslims in eastern Punjab province. Four women and one child are among the deaths. Local official Shahbaz Bhatti said a group of extremism Muslims set fire to a Church and about 40 houses belonging to Christians in the city of Gojra. The Muslims has accused the Christians of damaging in Islam's holy book, the Koran. Mr. Bhatti said that the accusations are false.

Indian government officials say they have given Pakistan more details from the investigation of Mumbai terrorist attacks last year. Indian Home Minister told reporters that Pakistan now has received information and evidences about the attacks that killed 166 people. He said all the Pakistan earlier questioned about the investigation now have been answered and he said there is enough evidences for Pakistan to take legal action against Hafiz Saeed who is believed to be a planner of the three-day attack.

And you are listening to this news from the VOA in Special English

Government officials from Somalia and former top rebel members of the country security forces are attending a meeting in Washington. The United Nations political office for Somalia organized the meeting to try to resolve Somalia’s security problems. The UN says the former security officers are showing their knowledge with the current leaders. A UN statement says that the goal is to produce a document that list ways to deal with short term problems and long term issues. The UN special Representative for Somalia says the meeting will give Somalia’s former military leaders a chance to help rebuild the country.  

Government and health officials in the Northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri cleared bodies from streets as calm returned to the area. A week of Violence has killed a hundreds of people. Police officials continued to search for members of the Islamic Militant group known as “Boko Haram.”  They are blamed for the violence that began last Sunday after security forces arrested some of the group’s leaders. For five days the group attacked police stations, churches and government buildings.

Radio stations in Venezuela are being silenced as the government ordered some of them to stop operating. On Saturday morning the Circuito Nacional Belfort Network or CNB station in Caracas was one of the first to stop broadcasting. At least four other CNB stations also went off the air. On Friday Venezuela's telecommunications agency said it would close 32 radio and two television stations for failing to meet legal requirements. Media rights group criticized the orders.

And world leaders and other officials are mourning the death of former Philippine’s President Corazon Aquino. She died on Saturday after fighting cancer for about a year. President Obama and Pope Benedict XVI expressed deep sadness over her death. The government in Manila is planning 10 days of public mourning. Religious service and overnight vigils will honor the Philippine’s first female President.

And so briefly now here again is the major news of this hour

A trial has opened for about 100 Iranians accused of charges linked to the protests that followed the recent presidential election.

And what was a top story, the American State Department is asking Swiss diplomatic in Iran to investigated reports that three American vacationers were arrested.  

And the Officials in Afghanistan say a guard was killed when suspected Taliban Militants have attacked vehicles carrying election workers for Afghan president Hamid Karzai.

So end this special English news.

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1楼 作者:joneykk 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

Some of these accused of have changed their early statements

感觉应该是Some of the accused have changed their early statements

  第2楼 作者:hardluck 创建: <编辑>  <引用>
good work!!~~
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