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WORLD NEWS听写PK大赛第25期(2009年8月17日)

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  第1楼 作者:annieyhj 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

World news August 17th,2009

It is twenty-three hours thirty universal time ,and here is the news in Special English.

The USA has condemmed the return of Afghan war lord (Albra woshi Dostum ) from exile in Turkey. The American embassay in Kabul said the Obama Administration has expressed concern to the Afghan government about the part ( Dostum) plays in the country.(Dostum)'s return to  the Afghan is seen as a move to strenghen them support for president Humud Kazai. Mr Kazai seeks re-election .Before his exile, Dostum was appointed chief of staff of the arm forces by the Afghan president. Whites workers have accused his forces of killing as many as two thousand Taliban prisoners earlier in the Afghan war. He denies wrong doing.

American diplomoat Richard Harblocks says the Pakistani army has made gains against Taliban militants .He says the situation in Pakistan is better now than it was a few months ago. Mr Harblocks spoke to reporters in the Pakistani capital Islambad .He said recent Pakistani army success mean officials can now deal with other problems in the area including the ecomony and energy. Also in Pakistan the bodies of eighteen suspected Taliban militants were discovered in different areas in Swat .It is unclear what happened to them ,some news reporter say miliatry officials believe they were killed by people who live in the area as an answer to milimant attacks. Other official say the fighters were killed by an opposing group.

France says Iran has freed a French teacher charged with spying during the demonstrations against the re-election of the Iranina president .A statement from the office of president () says (Karstal Rice) will stay in the France embassy unitl her case is decided .The teacher is charged with spying for gathering information about the protests ,taking pictures and sending them outside of the country. Also in Iran the government is taking legal action against twenty-eight more activists .They were arrested inconnection with protests following the disputed presidential election in June. Official Iranian Media say the charge read in court accused the suspects of plottiong the unrest years ago. This would be the third group trial of political activists since the election on JUne 12th.

Iraq's Planning Minister says the country's first population count in twenty years will be postponed becaused of the ethnic tension .Alibaban says the government is able to carry out the count ,but he said it fears that to do so might incite tensions in northern areas disputed by ethnic Arab and (Kurs).He says local political parties have expressed such concerns bout the planned count. The count was to take place in October. Now official say it could possibly happen in either April or October of next year.

An American lawmaker Jim webb says he asked Burma's military ruler to free opposition leader Aung san suu kyi .Mr Webb spoke in Tailand after leaving the Burmese capital. On Saturday he met with General Than Shwe . The senator also asked the general to permit the opposition leader to take part in planned election next year. Senator webb was successful in his effort to get Burma to release American John Yettaw. Mr Yettaw was jailed by Burma for meetiong illegally with Aung san su kyi. Senator Web and Mr Yettaw are travelling back to the USA.

You are listening to the voa special english.

North Korea has agreed to ease border controls with South Korea and again permit cross-border family visits .The governments announced the decision after North Korean lead() met with the visiting chair woman of South Korea's () group. Also in North Korea , the government strongly dennounced planeed joint military training between the USA and South Korea .American and South Korean forces plan to begin a yearly computer war game on Monday. NOrth Korea says it sees such practice as a way to plan for an invasion.

Idonisian police say gunmen have fired at bus carrying explosives of an Amreican mining copany in easten Indonisia. five people were wounde ,Police say the attack happend in () province .The Free Port Indonisia Mining company had no immediate comment .The company has been the target of a series of attacks in last month. At least three people have been killed . Indonisia police have arrested some suspects inconnection with the attacks last month including some Free Port employees .Police say the gunmen might be involved in illegal mining activity.

A large American airplane filled with temporary shelters has landed in Taiwan to help people displaced by a powerful storm. Sixty other countries are also offering help. The taiphoon killed a confirmed 124 people when it hit more than a week ago. Hundreds more are believed dead and burried under landslide. Hundreds of people also lost their homes to flooding ,The storm also destroyed roads and bridges ,greatly interfering with rescure effort. At least one thousand are still trapped in strom effected areas. Taiwanese president Ma Yingjiu apologized again Sunday for his government slow action to help the victims of the storm.

Two Russian military airplanes have crashed into each other near Moscow. One pilot was killed , wreckage fell onto housed on the ground. Russian News report say two other pilots survived ,but one has broken back.Five people on the ground were also injured ,official say the airplaned were part of the famous Russian nights show team. They wre preparing a air show to begin Tuesday.

Now briefly here again is the major news of the hour.

The USA has condemmed the return of Afghan war lord (Albra woshi Dostum ) from exile in Turkey.

France says Iran has freed a French teacher charged with spying during the demonstrations against the re-election of the Iranina president .

Burma has released an American who met illegally with Aung san su kyi.

That's the news in voa special english , coming to you from Washington.

  第2楼 作者:michael-wjx 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

WORLD NEWS听写PK大赛第24期(2009年8月17日)

Written by Voice of America

It is 23:30 universal time; here is the news in Special English

The United States has condemned the return of Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile in Turkey. The American Embassy in Kabul says the Obama administration has expressed concern to the Afghan government about the part of Dostum place in the country. Dostum’s return to Afghanistan is seen of move to strengthen supports for Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Mr. Karzai seeks reelection before his exile Dostum was appointed Chief of Staff of the armed forces by the Afghan President. Rights workers have accused his forces of killing as many as 2,000 Taliban prisoners early in Afghan war. He denies wrongdoing.

 

American diplomat Richard Holbrooke says the Pakistan army has made games against Taliban Militants. He says the situation in Pakistan is better now than that was a few months ago. Mr. Holbrooke spoke to reporters in Pakistani Capital, Islamabad. He says recent Pakistan army successes meant officials can now deal with other problems in the area including the economy and energy. Also in Pakistan the bodies of 18 suspected Taliban Militants were discovered in different areas of Swat. It is unclear what happened to them. Some news reports say military officials believed that they were killed by people who lived in the area as an answer to Militant attacks. Other officials the fighters were killed by an opposing group.

 

France says Iran has freed a French teacher charged with spying during demonstrations against the reelection of the Iranian President. The statement from office of President Nicolas Sarkozy says Clotilde Reiss will stay in the French Embassy in Tehran until her case is decided. The teacher is charged with spying for gathering information about the protests, taking pictures and sending them outside the country.

 

Also in Iran the government is taking legal action against 28 more activists. They were arrested in connection with protests following the disputed presidential election in June. Official Iranian Media say the charge read in court accused suspects of plotting the unrest years ago. These will be the third group trial of political activists since the election on June 12th.

 

Iraq’s Planning Minister says the country’s first national population count in 20 years will be postponed because of ethnic tensions. Ali Baban says the government is able to carry out the account. But he said it fears that to do so might incite tensions in northern areas disputed by ethnic Arabs and Kurds. He said local political parties have expressed such concerns about the planned count. The count was to take place in October. Now officials say it could possibly happen in either April or October of next year.    

 

American lawmaker Jim Webb says he asked Burma’s military ruler to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Mr. Webb spoke in Thailand after leaving the Burmese capitol. On Saturday he met with General Than Shwe. The Senator also asked the General to permit the opposition leader to take part in planned elections next year. Senator Webb was successful in his efforts to get Burma to release American John Yettaw. Mr. Yettaw was jailed by Burma for meeting illegally with Aung San Suu Kyi. Senator Webb and Mr. Yettaw are travelling back to the United States.    

 

You are listening to the news in VOA special English

 

North Korea has agreed to ease border controls with South Korea and again permitted cross border family visits. The two governments announced the decision after North Korean leader Kim Jong-il met with the visiting Chairwoman of South Korea’s Hyundai group. Also in North Korea the government strongly denounced the plan joined military training between the United States and South Korea. American and South Korean forces plan to begin a yearly computer war game on Monday. North Korea says it sees such practice as way to plan for an invasion.

 

Indonesian police say gunmen have fired at a bus carrying explosives around the American mining company in eastern Indonesia. Five people were wounded. Police say the attack happened in Papua Province. The Free Port Indonesia mining company had noted immediate comment. The company has been the target of a serious of attacks in the last month. At least 3 people had been killed. Indonesian Police have arrested some suspects in connection with the attacks last month including some Free Port’s employees. Police say the gunmen might be involved in illegal mining activity.

 

A large American airplane filled with temporary shelters has landed in Taiwan to help the people displaced by a powerful storm. 60 other countries are also offering help. The Typhoon killed a confirmed 124 people when it hit more than a week ago. Hundreds of more are believed dead and buried under landslides. Hundreds of people also lost their homes for flooding. The storm also destroyed roads and bridges, greatly interfering with rescue efforts. At least 1,000 people are still trapped in storm affected area. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou apologized again someday for his government’s slowly reaction to help the victims of the storm.

 

Two Russian military airplanes have crashed into each other near Moscow. One pilot was killed. Wreckage fell onto the houses on the ground. Russian News reports say two other pilots survived, but one has a broken back. Five people on the ground were also injured. Officials say the airplanes were part of the famous Russian Nights Show Team. They were preparing for an air-show to begin Tuesday.

 

Now briefly here again is the major news of the hour.

 

The United States has condemned the return home of Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile in Turkey.

 

France says Iran has freed a French teacher charged with spying during demonstrations against the re-election of the Iranian president.

 

And Burma has released the American man who was jailed for meeting illegally with Aung san su kyi.

 

That's the news in VOA special English coming your way from Washington.

  第3楼 作者:思一子 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

It is 23:30 universal time, and here is the news in Special English

The United States has condemned the return of Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile in Turkey. The American Embassy in Kabul says the Obama administration has expressed concern to the Afghan government about the part Dostum place in the country. Dostum’s return to Afghanistan is seen as a move to strengthen support for Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Mr. Karzai seeks reelection before his exile Dostum was appointed Chief of Staff of the armed forces by the Afghan President. Rights workers have accused his forces of killing as many as 2,000 Taliban prisoners early in Afghan war. He denies wrongdoing.  

American diplomat Richard Holbrooke says the Pakistan army has made games against Taliban Militants. He says the situation in Pakistan is better now than that was a few months ago. Mr. Holbrooke spoke to reporters in the Pakistani Capital, Islamabad. He said recent Pakistan army successes mean officials can now deal with other problems in the area, including the economy and energy. Also in Pakistan the bodies of 18 suspected Taliban Militants were discovered in different areas of Swat. It is unclear what happen to them. Some news reports say military officials believe they were killed by people who live in the area as an answer to Militant attacks. Other officials say the fighters were killed by an opposing group.  

France says Iran has freed a French teacher charged with spying during demonstrations against the reelection of the Iranian President. A statement from office of President Nicolas Sarkozy says Clotilde Reiss will stay at the French Embassy in Tehran until her case is decided. The teacher is charged with spying for gathering information about the protests, taking pictures and sending them outside the country.  

Also in Iran the government is taking legal action against 28 more activists. They were arrested in connection with protests following the disputed presidential election in June. Official Iranian Media say the charge read in court accused suspects of plotting the unrest years ago. These will be the third group trial of political activists since the election on June 12th

Iraq’s Planning Minister says the country’s first national population count in 20 years will be postponed because of ethnic tensions. Ali Baban says the government is able to carry out the account. But he said it fears that to do so might incite tensions in northern areas disputed by ethnic Arabs and Kurds. He said local political parties have expressed such concerns about the planned count. The count was to take place in October. Now officials say it could possibly happen in either April or October of next year.      

American lawmaker Jim Webb says he asked Burma’s military ruler to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Mr. Webb spoke in Thailand after leaving the Burmese capital. On Saturday he met with General Than Shwe. The Senator also asked the General to permit the opposition leader to take part in planned elections next year. Senator Webb was successful in his efforts to get Burma to release American John Yettaw. Mr. Yettaw was jailed by Burma for meeting illegally with Aung San Suu Kyi. Senator Webb and Mr. Yettaw are travelling back to the United States.     

You are listening to the news in VOA special English  

North Korea has agreed to ease border controls with South Korea and again permitted cross border family visits. The two governments announced the decision after North Korean leader Kim Jong-il met with the visiting Chairwoman of South Korea’s Hyundai group. Also in North Korea the government strongly denounced planned joint military training between the United States and South Korea. American and South Korean forces plan to begin a yearly computer war game on Monday. North Korea says it sees such practice as way to plan for an invasion.  

Indonesian police say gunmen have fired at a bus carrying explosives of an American mining company in eastern Indonesia. Five people were wounded. Police say the attack happened in Papua Province. The Free Port Indonesia mining company had no immediate comment. The company has been the target of a serious of attacks in the last month. At least 3 people had been killed. Indonesian Police have arrested some suspects in connection with the attacks last month, including some Free Port’s employees. Police say the gunmen might be involved in illegal mining activity.  

A large American airplane filled with temporary shelters has landed in Taiwan to help people displaced by a powerful storm. Sixty other countries are also offering help. The Typhoon killed a confirmed 124 people when it hit more than a week ago. Hundreds more are believed dead and buried under landslides. Hundreds of people also lost their homes to flooding. The storm also destroyed roads and bridges, greatly interfering with rescue efforts. At least 1,000 people are still trapped in storm affected area. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou apologized again someday for his government’s slowly reaction to help the victims of the storm. 

Two Russian military airplanes have crashed into each other near Moscow. One pilot was killed. Wreckage fell onto the houses on the ground. Russian News reports say two other pilots survived, but one has a broken back. Five people on the ground were also injured. Officials say the airplanes were part of the famous Russian Nights Show Team. They were preparing for an air-show to begin Tuesday. 

Briefly here again is the major news of the hour.  

The United States has condemned the return home of Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile in Turkey.  

France says Iran has freed a French teacher charged with spying during demonstrations against the reelection of the Iranian president.  

And Burma has released the American man who was jailed for meeting illegally with Aung san su kyi.  

And that's the news in VOA special English coming your way from Washington.

 

4楼 作者:wengarden 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

It is the 23:00 hour thirty universal time and here is the news in special English.

The United States has condemned the return of Afghan warlord () from exile in Turkey. The American embassy in Carbul said the Obama administration has expressed concern to the Afghan government about the part () place in the country. () returned to Afghanistan is seen as a move to strengthen support for Afghan president (). Mister () sixth re-election before his exile () was appointed chief of staff of the arm forces by the Afghan president. Rights workers have accused his forces of killing as many as two thousand Taliban prisoners early in Afghan war. He denies wrong doing.

American diplomat Richard () says the Pakistani army has made gains against Taliban militants. He says the situation in Pakistan is better now than it was a few months ago. Mister () spoke to reporters in Pakistani capital Islamabad. He said recent Pakistani army successes mean officials can now deal with other problems in the area including economy and energy.

Also in Pakistan the bodies of 14 Taliban militants were discovered in different areas of Swat. It is not clear what happened to them. Some news reporters say military officials believe they were killed by people who live in the area as an answer to militant attacks. Other officials say the fighters (Excuse me)were killed by an opposing group.

France says Iran has freed a French teacher charged with spying during demonstrations against the re-election of the Iranian president. A statement from the office of the president () says () will stay at French embassy in Teheran until her case is decided. The teacher is charged with spying for gathering information about the protests, taking pictures and sending them outside the country. Also in Iran the government is taking legal action against 28 more activists. They were arrested in connection with protests following the disputed presidential election in June. Official Iranian media say the charge read in court accused the suspects of plotting the unrest years ago. This will be the third group trial of political activists since the election on June,12th.

Iraq’s planning minister says the country’s first national population count in 12 years will be postponed because of ethnic tensions. () says the government is able to carry out the count but he said it fears to do so might incite tensions in northern areas disputed by ethnic Arabs and Kurds. He says local political parties have expressed such concerns about the planned count. The count will take place in October. What’s to take place in October, now officials say it could possibly happen in either April or October of next year. American lawmaker Jim Web says he asked Burma’s military ruler to free opposition leader (). Mister Web spoke in Thailand after leaving the Burmese capital. On Saturday he met with general (). The senator also asked the general to permit the opposition leader to take part in planned election next year. Senator Web was successful in his effort to get Burma to release American John (). Mister () was jailed by Burma for meeting illegally with (). Senator Web and Mister () are traveling back to the United States.

You are listening to the news read in VOA special English.

North Korea has agreed to ease border controls with South Korea and again permit cross border family visits. The two governments announced the decision after North Korea leader () met with the visiting chairwoman of South Korea’s () group. Also in North Korea the government strongly denounced planned joint military training between the United States and South Korea. American and South Korean forces plan to begin a yearly computer war game on Monday. North Korea says it sees such practice as a way to plan for an invasion.

Indonesia police say gunmen have fired at a bus carrying explosives of an American mining company in eastern Indonesia. Five people were wounded. Police say the attack happened in () province. The Free Port Indonesia mining company had no immediate comment. The company has been the target of a series of attacks in last month, at least 3 people have been killed. Indonesia police have arrested some suspects in connection with the attacks last month including some Free Port employees. Police say the gunmen may be involved in illegal mining activity.

A large American air plane failed with temporary shouters has landed in Taiwan to help people displaced by a powerful storm. Sixty other countries are also offering help. The Typhoon killed a confirmed 124 people when it hit more than a week ago. Hundreds more are believed dead and buried under land slides. Hundreds of people also loss their homes to flooding. The storm also destroyed roads and bridges, greatly interfering with rescue efforts. At least one thousand people are still trapped at storm affected areas. Taiwanese president Mayingjiu apologized again Sunday for his government’s slow reaction to help the victims of the storm.

Two Russian military air planes have crashed into each other near Moscow. One pilot was killed, wreckage fell on to houses under ground. Russian news reports say two other pilots survived but one has a broken back, five people on the ground were also injured. Officials say the planes were part of the famous Russian Nights Show team. They were preparing for an air show to begin Tuesday.

Briefly here again is the major news of the hour

The United States has condemned the return home of Afghan warlord () from exile in Turkey.

France says Iran has freed a French teacher charged with spying during demonstrations against the re-election of Iranian president.

And Burma has released the American man who was jailed for meeting illegally with ().

And that’s the news in VOA special English coming your way from Washington.

5楼 作者:linyu_790127@yahoo.com.cn 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

It is twenty-three hours thirty universal time, and here is the news in Special English.

The United States has condemned the return of Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile in Turkey. The American embassy in Kabul said the Obama Administration has expressed concern to the Afghan government about the part Dostum plays in the country. Dostum's return to Afghan is seen as a move to strengthen them support for Afghan President Humud Karzai. Mr Karzai seeks a re-election. Before his exile, Dostum was appointed Chief of staff of the arm forces by the Afghan President. Rights workers have accused his forces of killing as many as two thousand Taliban prisoners early in the Afghan War. He denies wrong doing.

American diplomat Richard Harblocks says the Pakistani army has made gains against Taliban militants. He says the situation in Pakistan is better now than it was a few months ago. Mr. Harblocks spoke to reporters in the Pakistani capital Islamabad. He said recent Pakistani army successes mean officials can now deal with other problems in the area, including the economy and energy.

Also in Pakistan the bodies of eighteen suspected Taliban militants were discovered in different areas of Swat. It is unclear what happened to them. Some news reporters say military officials believe they were killed by people who live in the area as an answer to militant attacks. Other officials say the fighters were killed by an opposing group.

France says Iran has freed a French teacher charged with spying during the demonstrations against the re-election of the Iranian president. A statement from the office of President Nicolas Sarkozy's says Clotilde Reiss will stay at the French embassy until her case is decided. The teacher is charged with spying for gathering information about the protests, taking pictures and sending them outside the country.

Also in Iran the government is taking legal action against twenty-eight more activists. They were arrested in connection with protests following the disputed presidential election in June. Official Iranian Media say the charge read in court accused the suspects of plotting the unrest years ago. This would be the third group trial of political activists since the election on June 12th.

Iraq's Planning Minister says the country's first national population count in twenty years will be postponed because of the ethnic tensions. Alibaban says the government is able to carry out the count, but he said it fears that to do so might incite tensions in northern areas disputed by ethnic Arabs and (Kurs). He says local political parties have expressed such concerns about the planned count. The count was to take place in October. Now official say it could possibly happen in either April or October of next year.

An American lawmaker Jim Webb says he asked Burma's military ruler to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Mr. Webb spoke in Thailand after leaving the Burmese capital. On Saturday he met with General Than Shwe . The senator also asked the general to permit the opposition leader to take part in planned elections next year. Senator Webb was successful in his effort to get Burma to release American John Yettaw. Mr. Yettaw was jailed by Burma for meeting illegally with Aung San Suu Kyi. Senator Webb and Mr. Yettaw are travelling back to the USA.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

North Korea has agreed to ease border controls with South Korea and again permit cross-border family visits. The two governments announced the decision after North Korean leader Kim jong-il met with the visiting chair woman of South Korea's Hyundai Group.

Also in North Korea, the government strongly denounced planned joint military training between the US and South Korea. American and South Korean forces plan to begin a yearly computer war game on Monday. North Korea says it sees such practice as a way to plan for an invasion.

Indonesian police say gunmen have fired at a bus carrying explosives of an American mining company in eastern Indonesia. Five people were wounded. Police say the attack happened in (?) Province. The Free Port Indonesia Mining company had no immediate comment . The company has been the target of a series of attacks in last month. At least three people have been killed. Indonesia police have arrested some suspects in connection with the attacks last month, including some Free Port employees. Police say the gunmen might be involved in illegal mining activity.

A large American airplane filled with temporary shelters has landed in Taiwan to help people displaced by a powerful storm. Sixty other countries are also offering help. The typhoon killed a confirmed 124 people when it hit more than a week ago. Hundreds more are believed dead and buried under landslide. Hundreds of people also lost their homes to flooding. The storm also destroyed roads and bridges, greatly interfering with rescue efforts. At least one thousand people are still trapped in storm effected areas. Taiwanese President Ma Yingjiu apologized again Sunday for his government slow reaction to help the victims of the storm.

Two Russian military airplanes have crashed into each other near Moscow. One pilot was killed , wreckage fell onto housed on the ground. Russian news reports say two other pilots survived, but one has broken back. Five people on the ground were also injured. Official say the airplanes were part of the famous Russian nights show team. They were preparing for an air show to begin Tuesday.

Briefly here again is the major news of the hour.

The USA has condemned the return home of Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile in Turkey.

France says Iran has freed a French teacher charged with spying during the demonstrations against the re-election of the Iranian president.

And Burma has released an American who met illegally with Aung San Suu Kyi.

That's the news in VOA Special English, coming your way from Washington.

6楼 作者:lucia li 创建: <编辑>  <引用>

WORLD NEWS – August 17, 2009

Written by the Voice of America

It is 23:30 (zero hour thirty) universal time and here is the news in special English.

The United States has condemned the return of Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile in Turkey. The American Embassy in Kabul said the Obama Administration has expressed concern to the Afghan government about the part Dostum place in the country. Dostum returned to Afghanistan is seen as a move to strengthen the support for Afghan President hamid Karzai. Mr. Karzai seeks re-election. Before his exile, Dostum was appointed Chief of Staff of the armed forces by the Afghan President. Rights workers have accused his forces of killing as many as 2000 Taliban prisoners early in the Afghani war. He denies wrongdoing.  

Amercian diplomat Richard Holbrooke says the Pakistani army has made gains against Taliban militants. He says the situation in Pakistan is better now than it was a few months ago. Mr. Holbrooke spoke to reporters in the Pakistani capital Islamabad. He said recent Pakistani army’s successes mean officials can now deal with other problems in the area including the economy and energy. Also in Pakistan the bodies of 18 suspected Taliban militants were discovered in different areas of Swat. It is unclear what happened to them. Some news reports say military officials believe they were killed by people who live in the area as an answer to militant attacks. Other officials say the fighters were killed by an apposing group.

France says Iran has freed a French teacher charged with spying during demonstrations against re-election of the Iranian President. A statement from the office of President Nicolas Sarkozy says Clotilde Reiss will stay at the French Embassy in Tehran until her case is decided. The teacher is charged with spying for gathering information about the protests, taking pictures and sending them outside the country. Also in Iran the government is taking legal action against 28 more activists. They were arrested in connection with protests following the disputed presidential election in June. Official Iranian Media say the charge ready in court accused the suspects of plotting beyond the rest years ago. This would be the third group trial of political activists since the election on June 12. Iraq’s Planning Minister Ali Baban says the government is able to carry out the account. But he said it fails that to do so might incite tensions in northern areas disputed by ethnic Arabs and Kurds. He says local political parties have expressed such concerns about planned count. The count (will take place in October, ) was to take place in October. Now officials say it could possibly happen and either April or October of next year.

American lawmaker Jim Webb says he asked Burma’s military ruler to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Mr. Webb spoke in Thailand after leaving the Burmese Capital. On Saturday he met with General Than Shwe. The senator also asked the General to permit the opposition leader to take part in planned elections next year. Senator Webb was successful in his effort to get Burma to release American John Yettaw. Mr. Yettaw was jailed by Burma for meeting illegally with Aung San Suu Kyi. Senator Webb and Mr. Yettaw are travelling back to the United States.

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North Korea has agreed to ease border controls with South Korea and again permit cross-border family visits. The two governments announced their decision after North Korean leader Kim Jong-il met with the visiting chairwoman of South Korea’s Hyundai group. Also in North Korea, the government strongly denounced planned joining to military training between the United States and South Korea. American and South Korean forces planned to begin a yearly computer war-game on Monday. North Korea says it sees such practice as way to plan for an invasion.

Indonesian police say gunmen have fired at a bus carrying explosives on an American mining company in eastern Indonesia. Five people were wounded. Police say the attack happened in Papua Province. The Freeport Indonesian Mining Company had no immediate comment. The company has been the target of a series of attacks in the last month. At least 3 people have been killed. Indonesian police have arrested some suspects in connection with the attacks last month including some Freeport employees. Police say the gunmen may be involved in illegal mining activity.

A large American airplane filled with temporary shelters has landed in Taiwan to help people displaced by a powerful storm. 60 other countries are also offering help. The Typhoon killed a confirmed 124 people when it hit more than a week ago. Hundreds more are believed dead and buried under landslides. Hundreds of people also lost their homes to flooding. The storm also destroyed roads and bridges greatly into filling with rescue efforts. At least 1000 people are still trapped in storm affected areas. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou apologized again Sunday for his government’s slow reaction to help the victims of the storm.

Two Russian military airplanes have crashed into each other near Moscow. One pilot was killed. Wreckage fell onto houses on the ground. Russian News Reports say two other pilots survived, but one has a broken back. Five people on the ground were also injured. Officials say the airplanes were part of the famous Russian Knights Show team. They were preparing for an air show to begin Tuesday.

Briefly, here again is the major news of the hour.

The United States has condemned the return home of Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile in Turkey.

France says Iran has freed a French teacher charged with spying during demonstrations against re-election of the Iranian President.

And Burma had released the American man who was jailed for meeting illegally with Aung San Suu Kyi.

And that’s the news in VOA special English coming your way from Washington.

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