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WORLD NEWS - August 22nd, 2009

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WORLD NEWS - August 22nd, 2009

Written by Voice of America , 请指正!

And so you have found here once again here is VOA special English at 01:30 universal time in the news of that day.

Afghanistan’s independent election commission says that presidential candidates should wait for the official results before declaring victory. President Hamid Karzai and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah each claimed they won enough votes on Thursday so that a second election will not be necessary. The official election results are expected early next week.

President Obama has strongly criticized the hero’s welcome given to freed Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi in Libya. Hundreds of young Libyans waved national flags to cerebrate al-Megrahi’s arrival on Thursday at Tripoli Airport. Al-Megrahi was jailed for life for the bombing of a passenger plane that explored over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. 270 people were killed in the attack. Scottish official released al-Megrahi on Thursday saying he is dying of cancer.

More than 20 people were killed in Mogadishu when Islamic Militants attacked Somali government troops and African Union peace keepers. Frighten people run for safety on Friday as the two side exchange heavy gun fire in the capital city. Al-Shabab and other Islamic Militant groups are trying to oust the United Nations supported government of Somalia. The Militants controlled many parts of the country as well as area in Mogadishu.

The United States and Israel have expressed concern about the nomination of Ahmad Vahidi as Iran’s new Defense Minister. Mr. Vahidi is wanted by the International Police Agency. Interpol believes he is linked to a deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 85 people died as a result of the attack with a Jewish center. Hundreds of others were injured.

The Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve says chances are good that world wide economic growth will return soon. Ben Bernanke said on Friday that economic activity appears to be becoming more secure after shrinking shortly over the past year. Still he warned that difficult tests remain. Mr. Bernanke spoke to Bankers of the meeting held in Jackson Hole in the state of Wyoming.

A new law in Mexico ends a legal restriction against position of small amounts of some illegal drugs. The new law has limited on personal use of the drugs marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. Police will not charge those found with to five grams of marijuana, half gram of cocaine, or 50 milligrams of heroin instead they will be asked to take part in free drug treatment programs. The new law is Mexico's latest efforts in its war on drugs. Lawyers say it will help stop police corruption. Some police have threatened charges to get money from drug users. The new law also will free law enforcement officers to put more efforts into fighting major drug criminals. Since 2006, 11,000 people have been killed in Mexico’s drug wars.

And you are listening to this news in VOA special English

President Obama and Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spoke by telephone on Friday. The two leaders spoke about issues and interests in the Americas. A spokesman said that Mr. Obama reconfirmed that he planed to honor history links in the area. He also expressed his desire to work with Brazil and with other nations to support democracy, security and wealth for the people of the Americas. Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela have criticized the recent defense agreement between the United States and Colombia. The agreement permits United States forces to use Colombian bases to fight illegal drug trading and Terrorism. The President of Venezuela has said United States forces based in Colombia could threaten his country.

The World Health Organization warned the governments Friday to prepare for a possible increase in A H1N1 Flu cases. WHO Chief Margaret Chan said that many countries may see a large increases in cases for several months. Doctor Chan spoke at a health conference in Beijing. Untied Nations health officials warned that developing countries with weak health systems are especially threatened. WHO Flu expert Keiji Fukuda said making sure that all countries have vaccines available is one of the agency’s biggest problems.

Chile officials say that the A H1N1 Flu virus has appeared in two groups of farm birds. This is the first time that the virus has been found outside the humans or the form of the animals called pigs. Chile's Agriculture and Animal Agency announced late on Thursday that the virus was found on two farms near the port city of Valparaiso. The Ministry said that the World Health Organization has been told. Movement in and out of the farm has been restricted to prevent the disease from spreading.                      

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

Afghanistan’s independent election commission says that presidential candidates should wait for the official results before declaring victory.

The President of Iran has nominated a man wanted for bombing a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires as Iran's new Defense Minister. 

And a new law in Mexico ends a legal restriction against position of small amounts of some drugs.

So end this news of this hour in VOA special English, we thank you are listeners.

备注:Keiji Fukuda also a WHO Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment.

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Did some correction based on Michael's version. Learn from each other.

WORLD NEWS - August 22nd, 2009

Written by Voice of America , 

And so you have found here (us) once again here is VOA special English at 01:30 universal time.

In the news of the day, Afghanistan ’s independent election commission says that presidential candidates should wait for the official results before declaring victory. President Hamid Karzai and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah each claimed they won enough votes on Thursday so that a second election will not be necessary. The official election results are expected early next week.

President Obama has strongly criticized the hero’s welcome given to freed (free) Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi in Libya. Hundreds of young Libyans waved national flags to cerebrate al-Megrahi’s arrival on Thursday at Tripoli Airport. Al-Megrahi was jailed for life for the bombing of a passenger plane that explored over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. 270 people were killed in the (that) attack. Scottish official released al-Megrahi on Thursday saying he is dying of cancer.

More than 20 people were killed in Mogadishu when Islamic (Islamist) Militants attacked Somali government troops and African Union peace keepers. Frighten (Frightened) people run (ran) for safety on Friday as the two side (sides) exchange (exchanged) heavy gun fire in the capital city. Al-Shabab and other Islamic (Islamist) Militant groups are trying to oust the United Nations supported government of Somalia. The Militants controlled many parts of the country as well as area (areas) in Mogadishu.

The United States and Israel have expressed concern about the nomination of Ahmad Vahidi as Iran’s new Defense Minister. Mr. Vahidi is wanted by the International Police Agency. Interpol believes he is linked to a deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 85 people died as a result of the attack with (at) a Jewish center. Hundreds of others were injured.

The Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve says chances are good that world wide economic growth will return soon. Ben Bernanke said on Friday that economic activity appears to be becoming more secure after shrinking shortly over the past year. Still he warned that difficult tests remain. Mr. Bernanke spoke to Bankers of (that) the meeting held in Jackson Hole in the state of Wyoming.

A new law in Mexico ends a legal restriction (restrictions) against position of small amounts of some illegal drugs. The new law has (sets) limited (limits) on personal use of the drugs marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. Police will not charge those found with to (up to) five grams of marijuana, half gram of cocaine, or 50 milligrams of heroin instead they will be asked to take part in free drug treatment programs. The new law is Mexico's latest efforts (effort) in its war on drugs. Lawyers say it will help stop police corruption. Some police have threatened charges to get money from drug users. The new law also will free law enforcement officers to put more efforts (effort) into fighting major drug criminals. Since 2006, 11,000 people have been killed in Mexico’s drug wars.

And you are listening to this news in VOA special English.

President Obama and Brazil (Brazil’s) President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spoke by telephone on Friday. The two leaders spoke about issues and interests in the Americas. A spokesman said that Mr. Obama reconfirmed that he planed to honor history (historic) links in the area. He also expressed his desire to work with Brazil and with other nations to support democracy, security and wealth for the people of the Americas. Bolivia , Ecuador and Venezuela have criticized the (a) recent defense agreement between the United States and Colombia. The agreement permits United States forces to use Colombian bases to fight illegal drug trading and Terrorism. The President of Venezuela has said United States forces based in Colombia could threaten his country.

The World Health Organization warned the (去掉”the“) governments (add "on") Friday to prepare for a possible increase in A H1N1 Flu cases. WHO Chief Margaret Chan said that many countries may see a large increases in cases (increasing cases) for several months. Doctor Chan spoke at a health conference in Beijing. Untied Nations health officials warned that developing countries with weak health systems are especially threatened. WHO Flu expert Keiji Fukuda said making sure that all countries have vaccines available is one of the agency’s biggest problems.

Chile officials say that the A H1N1 Flu virus has appeared in two groups of farm birds. This is the first time that the virus has been found outside the (去掉”the“) humans or the form of the animals (farm animals) called pigs. Chile's Agriculture and Animal Agency announced late on Thursday that the virus was found on two farms near the port city of Valparaiso. The Ministry said (says) that the World Health Organization has been told. Movement in (N) and out of the farm has been restricted to prevent the disease from spreading.

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

Afghanistan ’s independent election commission says that presidential candidates should wait for the official results before declaring victory.

The President of Iran has nominated a man wanted for bombing a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires as Iran's new Defense Minister.

And a new law in Mexico ends a (去掉”a“) legal restriction (restrictions) against position of small amounts of some drugs.

So end (ends) this news of (at) this hour in VOA special English, we thank you are listeners.

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