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WORLD NEWS - May 5th, 2011

发布日期:5-5-2011

我们勤劳的会员“babyface”于2011年5月5日发布了关于这篇文章的精华帖子,全文如下:

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

President Obama has decided not to release photographs of the body of Osama bin Laden. An administration spokesman said the president sees no purpose in releasing the photos. They were taken after bin Laden was killed by American soldiers early Monday. The spokesman said the photographs could create a security risk and incite violence. He also said most of Mr. Obama's advisors supported the decision to not release the photos. President Obama announced his decision on American television. He said there is no doubt Osama bin Laden died. The president also said bin Laden received the justice he deserved.

The Afghan Defense Ministry says Pakistan's intelligence agency must have known that Osama bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan before American forces killed him early Monday. An Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman said Wednesday that Pakistani officials would have known who was living in the house in the military town of Abbottabad. He said that even the weak intelligence service of a weak government would have known about the al-Qaida leader's hiding-place. The spokesman said the Pakistani intelligence service faces many questions that need answers. Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said bin Laden's ability to hide in the town was a worldwide intelligence failure, not just Pakistan's.

Syrian tanks are moving toward areas where protesters have called for the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad. Witnesses reported seeing tanks on a road near Damascus and around the town of Rastan. Earlier, the Middle East newspaper Al Watan reported that President Bashar al-Assad said military operations in the city of Daraa will end very soon. The Syrian military began deploying troops and tanks to Daraa on April 25. Syrian security forces have intensified their campaign against anti-government protesters. More than 1,000 people have been detained. Groups organizing the protests said Wednesday that Syrian forces are arresting at least 500 people each day.

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have shelled the rebel-held city of Misrata. A rebel spokesman said the shelling killed at least five people. A ship used by the International Organization for Migration reached the port at Misrata Wednesday. The ship accepted refugees and provided supplies for people in the city. Also on Wednesday, the United Nations Security Council heard from the chief lawyer for the International Criminal Court. Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said he has evidence that Libya's government is responsible for war crimes. Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said he will seek arrest orders for three Libyans who have the greatest criminal responsibility for crimes against humanity.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

Leaders from the Fatah and Islamist Hamas groups have officially ended a four-year long dispute. Fatah leader and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke at a ceremony in Cairo, Egypt. He said Palestinians have forever turned the "black page of division". Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal said the two groups have a common goal. Their goal is a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza with Jerusalem as its capital and no Israeli settlers. The agreement calls for the creation of a temporary Palestinian government. Presidential and legislative elections are to be held within a year. Israel has described the plan as harming peace and giving victory to terrorism.

Tunisian officials say they have charged ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife with crimes against the state. Tunisia's state-run news agency reported that the Justice Ministry said the president and his wife Leila Trabelsi were also charged with murder, theft and causing disorder. The latest charges are among 18 against Mr. Ben Ali. The ousted president ruled Tunisia for 23 years. He fled to Saudi Arabia with some family members after he was ousted during protests in January. The country's Justice Minister says Tunisia will try to force Mr. Ben Ali to return to his country to face trial.

President Obama has spoken on the telephone with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to congratulate him on his election victory. Mr. Obama said in a statement that he praised the Nigerian people for their strength during last month's elections. Nigerians voted for legislators, governors and the president. Mr. Obama also condemned the violence that came after the presidential vote on April 16. Riots broke out after Mr. Jonathan, a Christian from southern Nigeria, defeated Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim from northern Nigeria. A Nigerian rights group says at least 500 people were killed in fighting between Muslims and Christians.

China has rejected an American report accusing it and other governments of violating religious freedoms. United States Commission on International Religious Freedom released its yearly report last week. It listed 14 countries, including China, as the world's worst violators of religious freedom. A spokeswoman for China's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, that the United States should stop interfering in Chinese affairs. China's official news media reported the foreign ministry as saying that the Chinese government guarantees religious freedoms according to the country's laws.

Britain's Prince Charles has met with President Obama during an official visit to Washington. The two were expected to discuss energy and environmental issues. Reporters were not allowed to attend the meeting.

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

President Obama has decided not to release photographs of the body of Osama bin Laden. Leaders from the Fatah and Islamist Hamas groups have officially ended a four-year long dispute. And China has rejected an American report accusing it and other governments of violating religious freedoms.

That's the news in VOA Special English coming your way fromWashington.

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