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WORLD NEWS - April 15th, 2010

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我们勤劳的会员“Frank Suen”于2011年9月29日发布了关于这篇文章的精华帖子,全文如下:

音频来源:http://www.unsv.com/voanews/specialenglish/scripts/2010/04/15/0030/

It is 00:30 universal time and here is the news in Special English.

Chinese officials are working to provide aid to western China after a powerful earthquake killed at least 589 people Wednesday. More than 10,000 others were reported injured. Scientists say the earthquake destroyed buildings and roads and damaged electrical and telephone services in Qinghai province. A series of smaller earthquakes also struck the area. The main quake was strongest in the ethnic Tibetan county of Yushu in the southern part of Qinghai. About 5,000 soldiers, medical workers and others have been sent to help with rescue operations.

At the United Nations, ambassadors from six nations took part in a three-hour meeting Wednesday. They discussed possible new actions against Iran because of its refusal to stop enriching uranium. Russia's UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin and Chinese ambassador Li Baodong said the talks were helpful. Earlier Wednesday, Iran's president said his country is doing its best to work with world powers. Hours later, Iran said it had successfully produced five kilograms of uranium of 20 percent purity. Experts say 90 percent purity is what is needed to make nuclear weapons.

American defense and intelligence officials have warned that Iran is getting closer to developing its own nuclear bomb. The head of the Defense and Intelligence Agency Ronald Burgess spoke to a committee of the United States Senate. He said that Iran needs only one year to produce enough highly enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb. The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff James Cartwright agreed with the estimate. But General Cartwright said it usually takes another three to five years to build a weapon that works.

The United States says it is concerned about reports that Syria has moved long-distance Scud missiles to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. A Stated Department spokesman says any such move would put Lebanon in great danger. And Obama administration spokesman Robert Gibbs says the United States has told the Syrian government about its concerns. The comments were made a day after Israeli President Shimon Peres accused Syria of supplying Hezbollah with missiles that threaten Israel. In 2006 Israel and Hezbollah fought a month-long war. During the conflict Hezbollah fired thousands of missiles at Israel while Israeli forces attacked Lebanese territory. The fighting killed more than 1000 Lebanese and about 160 Israelis.

The acting leader in Kyrgyzstan says she believes ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev is promising violence if her forces move against him. Roza Otunbayeva told VOA that the ousted president is trapped and would probably react violently. She said Mr. Bakiyev should leave the country and face charges in an international court. But Ms. Otunbayeva said she has not rejected the idea of holding talks with him.

You're listening to the news in VOA Special English.

The president of Indonesia is calling for a delay in plans to rebuild the burial place of an 18th century Muslim leader. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono spoke to reporters after rioting killed two people and injured more than 100 others. President Yudhoyono urged all sides in the conflict to be calm. He also ordered a full investigation of the clashes between public order officers and people who live near the burial place in north Jakarta.

In Thailand, anti-government protesters are preparing for more demonstrations against Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Thousands of the protesters began leaving historic parts of Bangkok later Wednesday. They went to the city's shopping area. Protest leaders have urged their supporters to meet in one place for what is being described as a final clash with the Thai government. Also in Bangkok, hundreds of people gathered at the area known as the Victory Monument. They called for peace and support of the government. They also said they are not part of a pro-government group.

Officials in Iceland ordered hundreds of people to leave home Wednesday after a volcano melted part of a glacier. The melting ice flooded some of the southeastern part of the island. Scientists say the volcanic explosion Wednesday was stronger than one that took place last month. Police say neither people nor property were in immediate danger. And they said the worst of the flooding appears to have ended. The volcano has exploded two times since March 20. Before then it had been quiet for almost two centuries.

An international team of researchers say whale meat from Japan has been sold illegally to restaurants in the United States and South Korea. The researcher said they performed genetic tests of whale meat that was served at restaurants in Seoul and Los Angeles late last year. They said the test showed the meat was genetically similar to whale meat found in Japan in 2007. A report form the researchers appeared in Biology Letters, a publication of the London-based Royal Society. The kind of whale meat named in the report comes from two species of whales that environmentalists say are in danger. The International Whaling Commission banned commercial whaling in 1996. But Japan continues to hunt whales for what it calls research purposes.

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

Chinese officials are working to provide aid to western China after a powerful earthquake. Six countries are considering possible new actions against Iran because of its nuclear program. And he United States is concerned about reports that Syria is giving missiles to Hezbollah.

And that's the news in VOA Special English, coming to you from Washington.

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