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WORLD NEWS --- Jun 16th, 2010

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It is 1:30 universal time and here is the news in Special English.

President Obama says the United States will be fighting the effects of the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico for many years. He called on the country to use more clean energy to avoid a similar disaster in the future. Mr. Obama spoke on national television from the Oval Office. He called the spill the worst environmental disaster in the nation's history.  It is estimated that between thirty five and sixty thousand barrels of oil are leaking daily into the Gulf of Mexico. The president said the oil spill is a painful remainder of the need to develop clean energy. He said the long-term costs of not doing so would be far greater than the cost of doing so today. Mr. Obama also said he would tell the chairman of BP that he must set aside enough money to pay those who have been harmed by the spill. The disaster started on April 20th when a BP operated rig exploded near the coast of Louisiana.

The United States is sending a top diplomat to Kyrgyzstan where ethnic violence in the south of the country has killed at least one hundred seventy seven people. Nearly one thousand nine hundred have been injured. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has sent diplomat Robert Blake to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to discuss humanitarian aid. A United Nations Refugee Agency official said that as many as two hundred thousand people are displaced. He said tens of thousands of people have fled into Uzbekistan. Refugees have reported rapes and killings.

Militant attacks in southern and eastern Afghanistan have killed a district governor, at least eleven other Afghans and five NATO soldiers. Officials say Arghandab district governor Haji Abdul Jabar died in the bombing Tuesday in the city of Kandahar. The explosion also killed his son and a guard. A bombing in Wardak province killed four police officers while a militant attack in Ghazni province killed five officers. Also Tuesday, Britain's Defense Ministry said two British soldiers were killed in Helmand province. A third died of wounds suffered in combat days ago. And one American and one Polish soldier were killed in eastern Afghanistan.

North Korea's United Nations ambassador says his country's military will answer if the UN condemns North Korea for sinking a South Korean warship. Sin Son-ho spoke at a news conference Tuesday. He denied North Korea sank the ship killing forth six sailors. Mr. Sin said he does not want the UN Security Council to take measures against North Korea. The diplomat said his country would reject any UN document against it. Mr. Sin's comments followed a statement by the Security Council expressing deep concern about the tensions in the Korean Peninsula.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

Officials in Mexico say troops have killed fifteen gunmen during a battle in Guerrero State. Officials say the gun battle took place in the town of Taxco. They say the gunmen opened fire on the soldiers as they were traveling in the area. In a separate incident, officials say police arrested seven members of a drug group in Acapulco. The tourist center is also in Guerrero State. Those arrested are suspected of dealing in illegal drugs in the southern area of Mexico City.

More than fifty countries attending a United Nations meeting have supported a statement that criticizes Iran's human rights record. The UN Human Rights Council considered the statement Tuesday at the meeting in Geneva. The statement says member states are concerned about a lack of progress in Iran for protecting human rights, especially, since Iran's election a year ago. It's said problems include violent suppression of dissent, and detention and executions without legal process. Iran's ambassador was temporarily able to stop the ambassador from Norway from reading the statement. Several other nations including Pakistan joined Iran in objecting to the measure. At least fifty five nations supported the statement.

Iran says it is sending ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip in the coming days. The head of Iran's Palestine Aid Society says aid is to leave Tehran next week. It will be transported to ships that will sail from the port of Bandar Abbas to Gaza. He said another group of vehicles will carry aid to Turkey and then by sea to Gaza. Experts say it is unclear how Iran will be able to carry out the plan. They say neither Egypt nor Israel are likely to permit Iranian ships to enter their territory.

An Israeli security official says Israel would face a huge security threat if the nation cancelled its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Shin Bet Security Service Chief Yuval Diskin says Gaza militants have about five thousand rockets. He said some of those rockets are able to travel up to forty kilometers. He said most of the rockets belong to Hamas, the group that took control of Gaza in 2007. The Shin Bet chief spoke during a private meeting with parliament Tuesday. On Monday, the European Union urged Israel to cancel its restrictions against Gaza.

In space news, two United States astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut (俄罗斯宇航员) are traveling to the International Space Station. The group will spend six month on the station. There Russian Soyuz (联盟号,俄语) spacecraft launched from the cosmodrome (人造卫星发射基地) in Kazakhstan early Wednesday.

At the World Cup in South Africa. It took fifty five minutes of play before Brazil could score against North Korea. The five time champions later defeated North Korea two-to-one. It is the first time since 1966 that North Korea has played in the World Cup.

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

President Obama says the United States will be fighting the effects of the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico for many years. The United States is sending a top diplomat to Kyrgyzstan where ethnic violence has killed at least one hundred seventy six people. And officials in Mexico say troops have killed fifteen gunmen during a battle in Guerrero State.

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

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It is 1:30 universal time, and here's the news in voa special English.

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In space news, 2 US astronauts and a Russian ( ) are travelling into the international space station, the group will spend 6 month on the station. Their Russian ( ) launched from the ( ) ( ) early Wednesday.

At the world cup of South Africa, it took 55 minutes to play before Brazil could goal against North Korea, the 5 times champions later defeated North Korea 2:1. It's the first time since 1966 that North Korea has played in the world cup.

Briefly, here again is the major news of the hour. President Obama says will be fighting the affacts of the huge oil spill in the gulf of Mexico for many years; the US is sending a top diplomat to Kyrgyzstan where ethnic violence has killed at least 176 people; and officials of Mexico say troops have killed 15 gunmen during a battle in ( ) state.

And that's the news in voa spicial English, coming your way from Washington.

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