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WORLD NEWS – August 4th, 2009

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WORLD NEWS – August 4th, 2009

Written by the Voice of America

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

Iranian police and protesters have clashed in Tehran and Iranian government television report says police used teargas to end the demonstration of about 2,000 opposition supporters. Iran has banned foreign news operations from sending reporters to opposition protesters. Earlier Monday, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei officially approved the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

World leaders are expressing concern about the expulsion(驱逐) of fifty Palestinians from their homes in east Jerusalem on Sunday. American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Israeli action violated promises Israel has made. The current President of the European Union also expressed serious concern. He said the expulsions are continual and unacceptable. Israel police who expelled the families said they were acting on Israeli court orders. Jews moved into the houses after the Palestinians were out. Officials say some of the Palestinian family members had lived in the houses for fifty years.

The Palestinian group Fatah will hold a congress on Tuesday for the first time in twenty years. The conference starts Tuesday in Bethlehem. The party will renew its leadership and approve a new political program. More than 2,000 delegates will elect members to the 21-seat Central Committee. The 120-seat Revolutionary Council will be mostly elected by the delegates. Fatah lost control of the Gaza Strip to Hamas in 2007. The two groups have failed to come together during months of talks.

Al Qaeda’s second-in-command says the group continues to offer the truce that Osama Bin Laden first extended to the United States in 2006. Ayman al-Zawahri made the statement in a video message on an Islamic militant website. Zawahri called the truce a fair one, but he declared that the United States is interested in a relationship with Muslims based on suppression. Zawahri criticized President Obama’s calls for better ties between the United States and the Muslim world. He said Mr. Obama was like an attacking wolf that calls on its victims to stop defending themselves, so there can be peace talks.

The government of Venezuela has seized control of two of the country’s largest coffee companies. Government officials said the action is temporary while the companies are being investigated. They say Fama de America and Madrid are suspected of violating government price controls, and officials will propose that the government take control of the factories if violations are discovered. In recent years, President Hugo Chavez has increased government control over the Venezuelan economy. In 2006, he forced foreign companies into joint ownership. His government took ownership of major oil projects and moved to take control of industries such as electricity, cement, steel and telecommunications.

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

American officials have announced the arrest of a man believed to be the leader of Mexico’s La Familia drug organization. The Drug Enforcement Administration said Miguel Angel Beraza Villa was arrested Saturday in Mexico’s western Michoacan state. It says he is a top official in an operation that controls the supply of methamphetamine (甲安菲他明,一种兴奋剂,简称meth) in several American cities. The DEA says he moved half a ton of the illegal drug into the United States each month.

12 people were killed in the western Afghan city of Herat when a hidden bomb exploded on a crowded street. Afghan officials say the explosion also wounded about 30 people including the police chief of nearby Injil area. A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility. A statement said the target was police commissioner Mohammed Esa. Taliban militants have increased their attacks across Afghanistan before the presidential and local elections August 20th. The group urged Afghans to boycott the voting centers and ordered its fighters to block roads to prevent people from voting.

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says her trial last month brings into question the country’s legal system and constitution. Her political party says she made the statement during the trial. The National League for Democracy says she told the court that the Burmese government misuses the word “constitution”, raising questions about the government’s honesty. She said unless the court considers her house arrest, it cannot completely examine the charges against her. Burmese officials say she violated the term of her house arrest when she permitted an American to stay at her home overnight after he swam there in May.

Officials say the number of dead from new trial clashes in southern Sudan is now 185. A local official says most are women and children. Fighters from the Moli ethnic group attacked a camp in the Akobo area of Jonglei state Sunday morning, and an Akobo official says at least 31 people were injured. Most of the victims are said to be from the Nuer ethnic group. Fighting between the Nuer and Moli groups has killed several hundred people this year. United Nations Sectary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the attack. And he has called on United Nations officials in Sudan to provide all possible aid to those affected by the violence. Mr. Ban also called on officials in southern Sudan to protect civilians and bring the attackers to justice.

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

Iranian police and protesters have clashed in Tehran. World leaders are expressing concern about the expulsion(驱逐) of fifty Palestinians from their homes in east Jerusalem on Sunday. And the Palestinian group Fatah will hold a congress on Tuesday for the first time in twenty years.

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

 

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WORLD NEWS - August 4th, 2009(01:30时段)

it is 01:30 universal time, and here is the news in Special English

Iranian police and protesters have clashed in Tehran. An Iranian government television report says police used tear gas to end demonstration of about 200 opposition supporters. Iran has banned foreign news operations from sending reporters to opposition protests. Earlier Monday Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei officially approved the reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

World leaders are expressing concern about the expulsions of the 50 Palestinian from their homes in East Jerusalem Sunday. American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Israeli action violated promises Israel has made. The current President of European Union also expressed serious concern. He said the expulsions are continual and are unacceptable. Israeli police who expelled families said they were acting on

Israeli Court
’s orders. Jews moved into the houses after the Palestinians were out. Officials say some of the Palestinian family members have lived in the houses for 50 years.

Palestinian group Fatah were hold the Congress for the first time in 20 years. The Congress started Tuesday in Bethlehem. The party will renew its leadership and approve a new political program. More the 2,000 delegates will elect members to the 21 seats Central Committee. The 120 seats Revolutionary Council will be mostly elected by the delegates. Fatah lost control of Gaza Strip to Hamas in 2007. The two groups have failed to come together during the months of talks.

Al-Qaeda second in commander says the group continued to offer the truce that Osama bin Laden first extended to the United States in 2006. Ayman al-Zawahri made the statement in a video massage on an Islamic militant website. Al-Zawahri called the truce a fair one, but he declared that the United States is interested in the relationship with Muslims based on suppression. Al-Zawahri criticized President Obama’s calls “for better ties between the United States and the Muslim world”. He said Mr. Obama was like an attacking wolf that called on its victims to stop defending themselves so there can be peace talks.

The government of Venezuela has seized control of two of the country’s largest coffee companies. Government officials said the action is temporary while the companies are being investigated. They say Fama de America and Café Madrid are suspected of violating government price controls. And officials will propose that the government take control of the factories if violations are discovered. In recent years, President Hugo Chavez has increased government control over the Venezuelan economy. In 2006, he forced foreign companies into joint ownership. His government took ownership of major oil projects and moved to take control of industries such as electricity, cement, steel and telecommunications.

  

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

American officials have announced the arrest of a man believed to be the leader of Mexico’s La Familia drug organization. The Drug Enforcement Administration said Miguel Ángel Beraza Villa was arrested Saturday in Mexico’s western Michoacán state. It says he is a top official in an operation that controls the supply of meth-amphetamine in several American cities. The DEA says he moved half a ton of the illegal drug into the United States each month.

12 people were killed in the western Afghan city of Herat when a hidden bomb exploded on a crowded street. Afghan officials say the explosion also wounded about 30 people including the police chief of nearby Injil area. A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility. A statement said the target was police commissioner Mohammad Issa. Taliban militants have increased their attacks across Afghanistan before the presidential and local elections August 20th. The group urged Afghans to boycott the voting centers and ordered its fighters to block roads to prevent people from voting.

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says her trial last month brings into question the country’s legal system and constitution. Her political party says she made the statement during the trial. The National League for Democracy says she told the court that the Burmese government misuses the word “constitution”, raising questions about the government’s honesty. She said unless the court considers her house arrest, it cannot completely examine the charges against her. Burmese officials say she violated the term of her house arrest when she permitted an American to stay at her home overnight after he swam there in May.

Officials say the number of dead from new tribal clashes in southern Sudan is now at 185. A local official says most are women and children. Fighters from the Murle ethnic group attacked a camp in the Akobo area of Jonglei state Sunday morning. And an Akobo official says at least 31 people were injured. Most of the victims are said to be from the Lou Nuer ethnic group. Fighting between the Lou Nuer and Murle groups has killed several hundred people this year. United Nations Sectary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the attack. And he has called on United Nations officials in Sudan to provide all possible aid to those affected by the violence. Mr. Ban also called on officials in southern Sudan to protect civilians and bring the attackers to justice.

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

Iranian police and protesters have clashed in Tehran.

World leaders are expressing concern about the expulsion of 50 Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem on Sunday.

And the Palestinian group Fatah will hold a Congress on Tuesday for the first time in 20 years.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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