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From the VOA News Center in Washington. I'm Frances Alonzo.

 

The president of East Timor, Jose Ramos-Horta, is in critical condition in an Australian hospital after an assassination attempt in the East Timor capital of Dili. President Ramos-Horta was flown to Darwin, Australia, where doctors say he is in induced coma, as in critical but stable condition. Rebel soldiers shot and critically wounded the Nobel Peace Prize laureate in a predawn attack today at his home. Dili businessman, Alchino da Silva, says the apparent assassination attempt to the president has come as a shock.

 

"This is definitely a surprise. No-one expected that anything like this could happen here in Dili given that there's a lot of ISF[International Stabilization Force] here and a lot of UN police." Again that is Dili businessman Alchino da Silva.

 

We turn our attention now to Iraq where two car bombs have killed at least 11 people in Baghdad. That comes as US Defense Secretary Robert Gates was completing a two-day visit to Iraq. Police say the bomb exploded almost simultaneously in a square in the southern neighborhood of Gatriya. The attacks came as Gates was concluding his trip during which he cautioned that the security situation there remained fragile.

 

Meanwhile President Bush says he does not envision permanent US military bases in Iraq but does want the United States to maintain a troop presence long enough to guarantee that the democracy takes hold in the country. VOA's Michael Bowman reports.

 

In discussing Iraq with US military commanders, President Bush says he stresses one central objective, in his words "Success is paramount". "It means there is enough security and stability for this reconciliation to continue to take place and for democracy to take hold." The president was speaking on the Fox News Sunday television program. Asked whether he is attempting to tie the hands of his successor to a set course in Iraq by negotiating a long-term agreement for US troops in the country, Mr. Bush said no. "We will be there at the invitation of the Iraqi government. Any president can make the decision of how many troops we need there. And I could have increased troops or decrease troops in Korea, and we had a long-term security agreement. And we won’t have permanent bases." During the past year, opposition Democrats, who control both houses of Congress, have repeatedly tried to force Mr. Bush to accept time-specific goals for pulling combat troops out of Iraq. Under veto threats, those efforts have failed. Michael Bowman, VOA News, Washington.

 

A former top Taliban commander was critically wounded and captured by Pakistani security forces today after a shootout near the border with Afghanistan. Pakistani officials say Mullah Mansoor Dadullah and several other militants were challenged as they tried to cross into Pakistan's southwestern province of Blukistan. They refused to stop and were detained after an exchange of gunfire.

 

A roadside bomb struck the convoy of governor of Afghanistan's southern Kandaha province wounding three civilians, believing the top official unhurt. Governor Asadula Halead was travelling outside Kandahar city when the roadside bomb went off. His office said that in a statement.

 

British Pop star Amy Winehouse led the Grammy Awards in Los Angles Sunday, winning five of the music industry's top honors. As Mike O'Sullivan reports, the singer was absent from the ceremony, but took part by satellite from London.

 

Winehouse won Grammies for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Performance for "Rehab", a track from Back to Black, which was named best pop vocal album. She was also named Best New Artist. The 24-year-old singer recently entered a drug rehabilitation program, and did not come to Los Angeles. American officials initially refused her a work visa. They reversed the decision, but by then it was too late for her to make the long trek from England. So she appeared on the Grammy broadcast by satellite from a London studio. She seemed shocked as her Grammy wins were announced and dedicated one to her mother, father, and her incarcerated husband, who is in prison following a pub brawl. Mike O'Sullivan , VOA news, Los Angeles.

 

The United Nation's General Assembly will host a wide-ranging debate on climate change beginning today at the headquarters in New York. The two-day session is designed to support the agreement reached at the International Climate Conference in December on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. The UN debate will feature speakers such New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg and guests including British billionaire Richard Branson and actors Daryl Hannah.

 

You can read details on these stories and more by visiting our website 24 hours a day at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.

 

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incarcerate: lock up or confine, in or as in a jail. v. 下狱,监禁,幽闭

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The president of East Teamedge shows Ramels Hortar is in critical condition in an Australian hospital after an assassination attempt in the East Timer capital Obdeli. President Ramels Hortar was flown to Davin Australia where doctors say he is in an induced coma as in critical but stable condition. Rebel soldiers shot in critically wounded the Nobil Peace Prize lawyer in a predawn attack today at his home. Deli businessman Alteenal Desoliva says the apparent assassination attempt of the president has come as a shock.
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Return our tention now to Iraq where two carbombs have killed at least 11 people in Bagdad. That comes as US defense secretary Robert Gates was completing a two visit to Iraq. Police say the bomb exploded almost simultaneously in a square in the southern neighborhood of Gatriya. The attacks came as Gates was concluding his trip to which he cautioned that the security situation there remained fragile.
Meanwhile president Bush says he does not invision permanent US military bases in Iraq but does want the United States to maintain a troop presents long enough to guarranttee the democracy takes hold in the country. VOA's Michal Boman reports.
In discussing Iraq with US military commanders president Bush says he addresses one central objective, in his words, success is paramount. It means there is enough security, stability for this reconciliation that continued take place and for democracy to take hold. The president was speaking on the Fox news Sunday television program. Asked whether he is attempting to tie the hands of his successor to asset cross in Iraq by negotiating a long term agreement for US troops in the country. Mr. Bush said no. We will be there the invitation of the Iraq government any president can make the dicision so family choose will either. when I cut off increase troops or dicrease troops in Korea and we had a long term skity agreement. And we want to have permanent bases. During the past year opposition democrats who control both houses of congress have repeatedly tried to force Mr. Bush to accept time specific goals for pulling combat troops out of Iraq. Under Veto threats those efforts have failed. Mike Boman, VOA news, Washington. 12:13
A former top Taliban commander was critically wounded and captured by Pakistani security forces today after a shootout near the border with Afghanistan. Pakistani officials say Molamansor Dadula and several other militants were chanlleged as they tried to cross into Pakistan's southwestern province of Blukistan. They refused to stop and were detained after an exchange of gunfire.
A roadside bomb struck the convoy of governor of Afghanistan's southern Kandaha province wounding three civilians believing the top official unhurt. The governor Asadula Halead was travelling outside Kandaha city when the roadside bomb went off. His office said that in a statement.
British Pop star Amy Winehouse led the Gramy awards Los Angles Sunday winning five of the music industry's top owner. Mike Soliven reports. the singer was absent from the cremony but took part by sattelite from London. Winehouse won Gramies for a record of the year, song of the year. and best pop local performance for we have, a track from back to black, which was named best pop local album. She was also named best new artist. the 24 year old singer recently entered a drug we have abalatation program, and did not come Los Angles. American officials initially refused her work visa. They reversed that decision but by then it was too late for her to make a long trip from England. So she appeared on the Gramy broasdcast by satellite from a London Studio. She seems shock as her gramy wins were announced and dedicated went to her mother, father and her incusrated husband. who was in prison following a pop brow. Mike Ossaliven, VOA news, Los Angles.
The United Nations general assembly will host a wide range debate on climate change beginning today at the headquarters in New York. the two day session is designed to support the agreement reached at the international climate conference in December on the Indonesian resort Island of Bali. The UN debate will feature speaker such New York city mayor Michal Bluenberg and gas including British billionare Richard Benson and Actor Stero Hanar.
You can read details on this stories and more by visiting our website 24 hours a day at voanews.com, I am Fransis Alenzil, VOA news. 13:00
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From the VOA News Center in Washington. I'm Frances Alonzo.

The president of East Timor, Jose Ramos-Horta, is in critical condition in an Australian hospital after an assassination attempted to the East Timor capital of Dili. President Ramos-Horta was flown to Darvin, Australia, where doctors say he is in induced coma and is in critical but stable condition. Rebel soldiers shot and critically wounded in Nobel Prize laureate in a predawn attack today at his home. Dili businessman, Alchino da Silva, says the apparent assassination attampt to president has come as a shock."This is definitely a surprise. No one expected that anything like this could happen here in Dili given that there's a lot of ISF here and a lot of UN police." Again that is Dili businessman Alchino da Silva.

Return our tention now to Iraq where two carb ombs have killed at least 11 people in Baghdad. That comes as US Defense Secretary Robert Gates was completing a two days visit to Iraq. Police say the bomb exploded almost simultaneously in a square in the southern neighborhood of Gatriya. The attacks came as Gates was concluding his trip to which he cautioned that the security situation there remained fragile.

Meanwhile president Bush says he does not invision permanent US military bases in Iraq but does want the United States to maintain a troop presents long enough to guarantee the democracy takes hold in the country. VOA's Michal Boman reports.

In discussing Iraq with US military commanders President Bush says he stresses one central objective, in his words "success is paramount". "It means there is enough security and stability for reconciliation to continue to take place and for democracy to take hold." The president was speaking on the Fox News Sunday television program. Asked whether he is attempting to tie the hands of his successor to a set course in Iraq by negotiating a long-term agreement for US troops in the country, Mr. Bush said no. "We will be there at the invitation of the Iraq government. Any president can make the decision of how many troops we need there. I could have increased troops or decrease troops in Korea, and we had a long-term security agreement. And we will not have permanent bases." During the past year opposition democrats, who control both houses of Congress, have repeatedly tried to force Mr. Bush to accept time specific goals for pulling combat troops out of Iraq. Under Veto threats, those efforts have failed. Michael Bowman, VOA News, Washington.

A former top Taliban commander was critically wounded and captured by Pakistani security forces today after a shootout near the border with Afghanistan. Pakistani officials say Molamansor Dadula and several other militants were chanlleged as they tried to cross into Pakistan's southwestern province of Blukistan. They refused to stop and were detained after an exchange of gunfire.

A roadside bomb struck the convoy of governor of Afghanistan's southern Kandaha province wounding three civilians believing the top official unhurt. The governor Asadula Halead was travelling outside Kandaha city when the roadside bomb went off. His office said that in a statement.

British Pop star Amy Winehouse led the Grammy Awards in Los Angles Sunday, winning five of the music industry's top honors. As Mike O'Sullivan reports, the singer was absent from the ceremony, but took part by sattelite from London. Winehouse won Gramies for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Performance for "Rehab", a track from Back to Black, which was named best pop vocal album. She was also named Best New Artist. the 24-year-old singer recently entered a drug rehabilitation program, and did not come Los Angles. American officials initially refused her work visa. They reversed the decision, but by then it was too late for her to make the long trek from England. So she appeared on the Grammy broadcast by satellite from a London Studio. She seemed shocked as her Grammy wins were announced and dedicated one to her mother, father, and her incarcerated husband, who is in prison following a pub brawl. Mike O'Sullivan , VOA news, Los Angles.

The United Nation's General Assembly will host a wide range debate on climate change beginning today at the headquarters in New York. the two day session is designed to support the agreement reached at the international climate conference in December on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. The UN debate will feature speaker such New York city Mayor Michal Bluenberg and gas including British billionare Richard Benson and Actor Stero Hanar.

You can read details on this stories and more by visiting our website 24 hours a day at voanews.com, I am Fransis Alenzil, VOA news.

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From the VOA News Center in Washington. I'm Frances Alonzo.

The president of East Timor, Jose Ramos-Horta, is in critical condition in an Australian hospital after an assassination attempt in the East Timor capital of Dili. President Ramos-Horta was flown to Darwin, Australia, where doctors say he is in induced coma,as in critical but stable condition. Rebel soldiers shot and critically wounded the Nobel Peace Prize laureate in a predawn attack today at his home. Dili businessman, Alchino da Silva, says the apparent assassination attempt to president has come as a shock.

This is definitely a surprise. No one expected that anything like this could happen here in Dili given that there's a lot of ISF here and a lot of UN police." Again that is Dili businessman Alchino da Silva.

Return our attention now to Iraq where two car bombs have killed at least 11 people in Baghdad. That comes as US Defense Secretary Robert Gates was completing a two-day visit to Iraq. Police say the bomb exploded almost simultaneously in a square in the southern neighborhood of Gatriya. The attacks came as Gates was concluding his trip during which he cautioned that the security situation there remained fragile.

Meanwhile President Bush says he does not envision permanent US military bases in Iraq but does want the United States to maintain a troop present as long enough to guarantee the democracy takes hold in the country. VOA's Michael Bowman reports.

In discussing Iraq with US military commanders, President Bush says he stresses one central objective, in his words "Success is paramount". "It means there is enough security and stability for this reconciliation to continue to take place and for democracy to take hold." The president was speaking on the Fox News Sunday television program. Asked whether he is attempting to tie the hands of his successor to a set course in Iraq by negotiating a long-term agreement for US troops in the country, Mr. Bush said no. "We will be there at the invitation of the Iraqi government. Any president can make the decision of how many troops we need there. And I could have increased troops or decrease troops in Korea, and we had a long-term security agreement. And we won’t have permanent bases." During the past year, opposition Democrats, who control both houses of Congress, have repeatedly tried to force Mr. Bush to accept time specific goals for pulling combat troops out of Iraq. Under Veto threats, those efforts have failed. Michael Bowman, VOA News, Washington.

A former top Taliban commander was critically wounded and captured by Pakistani security forces today after a shootout near the border with Afghanistan. Pakistani officials say Molamansor Dadula and several other militants were challenged as they tried to cross into Pakistan's southwestern province of Blukistan. They refused to stop and were detained after an exchange of gunfire.

A roadside bomb struck the convoy of governor of Afghanistan's southern Kandaha province wounding three civilians believing the top official unhurt. The governor Asadula Halead was travelling outside Kandaha city when the roadside bomb went off. His office said that in a statement.

British Pop star Amy Winehouse led the Grammy Awards in Los Angles Sunday, winning five of the music industry's top honor. / Mike O'Sullivan reports, the singer was absent from the ceremony, but took part by satellite from London.

Winehouse won Grammies for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Performance for "Rehab", a track from Back to Black, which was named best pop vocal album. She was also named Best New Artist. The 24-year-old singer recently entered a drug rehabilitation program, and did not come to Los Angeles. American officials initially refused her work visa. They reversed the decision, but by then it was too late for her to make the long trek from England. So she appeared on the Grammy broadcast by satellite from a London Studio. She seemed shocked as her Grammy wins were announced and dedicated one to her mother, father, and her incarcerated husband, who is in prison following a pub brawl. Mike O'Sullivan , VOA news, Los Angeles.

The United Nation's General Assembly will host a wide range in debate on climate change beginning today at the headquarters in New York. The two-day session is designed to support the agreement reached at the International Climate Conference in December on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. The UN debate will feature speakers such New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg and guests including British billionaire Richard Branson and actors Daryl Hannah.

You can read details on these stories and more by visiting our website 24 hours a day at voanews.com, I am Frances Alonzo, VOA news.


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From the VOA News Center in Washington. I'm Frances Alonzo.

The president of East Timor, Jose Ramos-Horta, is in critical condition in an Australian hospital after an assassination attempt in the East Timor capital of Dili. President Ramos-Horta was flown to Darwin, Australia, where doctors say he is in induced coma,as in critical but stable condition. Rebel soldiers shot and critically wounded the Nobel Peace Prize laureate in a predawn attack today at his home. Dili businessman, Alchino da Silva, says the apparent assassination attempt to president has come as a shock.

This is definitely a surprise. No one expected that anything like this could happen here in Dili given that there's a lot of ISF here and a lot of UN police." Again that is Dili businessman Alchino da Silva.

Return our attention now to Iraq where two car bombs have killed at least 11 people in Baghdad. That comes as US Defense Secretary Robert Gates was completing a two-day visit to Iraq. Police say the bomb exploded almost simultaneously in a square in the southern neighborhood of Gatriya. The attacks came as Gates was concluding his trip during which he cautioned that the security situation there remains fragile.

Meanwhile President Bush says he does not envision permanent US military bases in Iraq but does want the United States to maintain a troop present as long enough to guarantee the democracy takes hold in the country. VOA's Michael Bowman reports.

In discussing Iraq with US military commanders, President Bush says he stresses one central objective, in his words "Success is paramount". "It means there is enough security and stability for this reconciliation to continue to take place and for democracy to take hold." The president was speaking on the Fox News Sunday television program. Asked whether he is attempting to tie the hands of his successor to a set course in Iraq by negotiating a long-term agreement for US troops in the country, Mr. Bush said no. "We will be there at the invitation of the Iraqi government. Any president can make the decision of how many troops we need there. And I could have increased troops or decrease troops in Korea, and we had a long-term security agreement. And we won’t have permanent bases." During the past year, opposition Democrats, who control both houses of Congress, have repeatedly tried to force Mr. Bush to accept time specific goals for pulling combat troops out of Iraq. Under Veto threats, those efforts have failed. Michael Bowman, VOA News, Washington.

A former top Taliban commander was critically wounded and captured by Pakistani security forces today after a shootout near the border with Afghanistan. Pakistani officials say Molamansor Dadula and several other militants were challenged as they tried to cross into Pakistan's southwestern province of Blukistan. They refused to stop and were detained after an exchange of gunfire.

A roadside bomb struck the convoy of governor of Afghanistan's southern Kandaha province wounding three civilians believing the top official unhurt. The governor Asadula Halead was travelling outside Kandaha city when the roadside bomb went off. His office said that in a statement.

British Pop star Amy Winehouse led the Grammy Awards in Los Angles Sunday, winning five of the music industry's top honor. / Mike O'Sullivan reports, the singer was absent from the ceremony, but took part by satellite from London.

Winehouse won Grammies for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Performance for "Rehab", a track from Back to Black, which was named best pop vocal album. She was also named Best New Artist. The 24-year-old singer recently entered a drug rehabilitation program, and did not come to Los Angeles. American officials initially refused her work visa. They reversed the decision, but by then it was too late for her to make the long trek from England. So she appeared on the Grammy broadcast by satellite from a London Studio. She seemed shocked as her Grammy wins were announced and dedicated one to her mother, father, and her incarcerated husband, who is in prison following a pub brawl. Mike O'Sullivan , VOA news, Los Angeles.

The United Nation's General Assembly will host a wide range in debate on climate change beginning today at the headquarters in New York. The two-day session is designed to support the agreement reached at the International Climate Conference in December on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. The UN debate will feature speakers such New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg and guests including British billionaire Richard Branson and actors Daryl Hannah.

You can read details on these stories and more by visiting our website 24 hours a day at voanews.com, I am Frances Alonzo, VOA news.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington. I'm Frances Alonzo.

The president of East Timor, Jose Ramos-Horta, is in critical condition in an Australian hospital after an assassination attempt in the East Timor capital of Dili. President Ramos-Horta was flown to Darwin, Australia, where doctors say he is in induced coma,as in critical but stable condition. Rebel soldiers shot and critically wounded the Nobel Peace Prize laureate in a predawn attack today at his home. Dili businessman, Alchino da Silva, says the apparent assassination attempt to the president has come as a shock.

"This is definitely a surprise. No-one expected that anything like this could happen here in Dili given that there's a lot of ISF here and a lot of UN police." Again that is Dili businessman Alchino da Silva.

We turn our attention now to Iraq where two car bombs have killed at least 11 people in Baghdad. That comes as US Defense Secretary Robert Gates was completing a two-day visit to Iraq. Police say the bomb exploded almost simultaneously in a square in the southern neighborhood of Gatriya. The attacks came as Gates was concluding his trip during which he cautioned that the security situation there remained fragile.

Meanwhile President Bush says he does not envision permanent U.S. military bases in Iraq but does want the United States to maintain a troop presence long enough to guarantee that democracy takes hold in the country. VOA's Michael Bowman reports.

In discussing Iraq with US military commanders, President Bush says he stresses one central objective, in his words "Success is paramount". "It means there is enough security and stability for this reconciliation to continue to take place and for democracy to take hold." The president was speaking on the Fox News Sunday television program. Asked whether he is attempting to tie the hands of his successor to a set course in Iraq by negotiating a long-term agreement for US troops in the country, Mr. Bush said no. "We will be there at the invitation of the Iraqi government. Any president can make the decision of how many troops we need there. And I could have increased troops or decrease troops in Korea, and we had a long-term security agreement. And we won’t have permanent bases." During the past year, opposition Democrats, who control both houses of Congress, have repeatedly tried to force Mr. Bush to accept time-specific goals for pulling combat troops out of Iraq. Under Veto threats, those efforts have failed. Michael Bowman, VOA News, Washington.

A former top Taliban commander was critically wounded and captured by Pakistani security forces today after a shootout near the border with Afghanistan. Pakistani officials say Molamansor Dadula and several other militants were challenged as they tried to cross into Pakistan's southwestern province of Blukistan. They refused to stop and were detained after an exchange of gunfire.

A roadside bomb struck the convoy of governor of Afghanistan's southern Kandaha province wounding three civilians believing the top official unhurt. Governor Asadula Halead was travelling outside Kandahar city when the roadside bomb went off. His office said that in a statement.

British Pop star Amy Winehouse led the Grammy Awards in Los Angles Sunday, winning five of the music industry's top honors. As Mike O'Sullivan reports, the singer was absent from the ceremony, but took part by satellite from London.

Winehouse won Grammies for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Performance for "Rehab", a track from Back to Black, which was named best pop vocal album. She was also named Best New Artist. The 24-year-old singer recently entered a drug rehabilitation program, and did not come to Los Angeles. American officials initially refused her work visa. They reversed the decision, but by then it was too late for her to make the long trek from England. So she appeared on the Grammy broadcast by satellite from a London studio. She seemed shocked as her Grammy wins were announced and dedicated one to her mother, father, and her incarcerated husband, who is in prison following a pub brawl. Mike O'Sullivan , VOA news, Los Angeles.

The United Nation's General Assembly will host a wide-ranging debate on climate change beginning today at the headquarters in New York. The two-day session is designed to support the agreement reached at the International Climate Conference in December on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. The U.N. debate will feature speakers such New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg and guests including British billionaire Richard Branson and actors Daryl Hannah.

You can read details on these stories and more by visiting our website 24 hours a day at voanews.com, I am Frances Alonzo, VOA news.

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From the VOA News Center in Washington. I'm Frances Alonzo.

 

The president of East Timor, Jose Ramos-Horta, is in critical condition in an Australian hospital after an assassination attempt in the East Timor capital of Dili. President Ramos-Horta was flown to Darwin, Australia, where doctors say he is in induced coma, as in critical but stable condition. Rebel soldiers shot and critically wounded the Nobel Peace Prize laureate in a predawn attack today at his home. Dili businessman, Alchino da Silva, says the apparent assassination attempt to the president has come as a shock.

 

"This is definitely a surprise. No-one expected that anything like this could happen here in Dili given that there's a lot of ISF[International Stabilization Force] here and a lot of UN police." Again that is Dili businessman Alchino da Silva.

 

We turn our attention now to Iraq where two car bombs have killed at least 11 people in Baghdad. That comes as US Defense Secretary Robert Gates was completing a two-day visit to Iraq. Police say the bomb exploded almost simultaneously in a square in the southern neighborhood of Gatriya. The attacks came as Gates was concluding his trip during which he cautioned that the security situation there remained fragile.

 

Meanwhile President Bush says he does not envision permanent US military bases in Iraq but does want the United States to maintain a troop presence long enough to guarantee that the democracy takes hold in the country. VOA's Michael Bowman reports.

 

In discussing Iraq with US military commanders, President Bush says he stresses one central objective, in his words "Success is paramount". "It means there is enough security and stability for this reconciliation to continue to take place and for democracy to take hold." The president was speaking on the Fox News Sunday television program. Asked whether he is attempting to tie the hands of his successor to a set course in Iraq by negotiating a long-term agreement for US troops in the country, Mr. Bush said no. "We will be there at the invitation of the Iraqi government. Any president can make the decision of how many troops we need there. And I could have increased troops or decrease troops in Korea, and we had a long-term security agreement. And we won’t have permanent bases." During the past year, opposition Democrats, who control both houses of Congress, have repeatedly tried to force Mr. Bush to accept time-specific goals for pulling combat troops out of Iraq. Under veto threats, those efforts have failed. Michael Bowman, VOA News, Washington.

 

A former top Taliban commander was critically wounded and captured by Pakistani security forces today after a shootout near the border with Afghanistan. Pakistani officials say Mullah Mansoor Dadullah and several other militants were challenged as they tried to cross into Pakistan's southwestern province of Blukistan. They refused to stop and were detained after an exchange of gunfire.

 

A roadside bomb struck the convoy of governor of Afghanistan's southern Kandaha province wounding three civilians, believing the top official unhurt. Governor Asadula Halead was travelling outside Kandahar city when the roadside bomb went off. His office said that in a statement.

 

British Pop star Amy Winehouse led the Grammy Awards in Los Angles Sunday, winning five of the music industry's top honors. As Mike O'Sullivan reports, the singer was absent from the ceremony, but took part by satellite from London.

 

Winehouse won Grammies for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Performance for "Rehab", a track from Back to Black, which was named best pop vocal album. She was also named Best New Artist. The 24-year-old singer recently entered a drug rehabilitation program, and did not come to Los Angeles. American officials initially refused her a work visa. They reversed the decision, but by then it was too late for her to make the long trek from England. So she appeared on the Grammy broadcast by satellite from a London studio. She seemed shocked as her Grammy wins were announced and dedicated one to her mother, father, and her incarcerated husband, who is in prison following a pub brawl. Mike O'Sullivan , VOA news, Los Angeles.

 

The United Nation's General Assembly will host a wide-ranging debate on climate change beginning today at the headquarters in New York. The two-day session is designed to support the agreement reached at the International Climate Conference in December on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. The UN debate will feature speakers such New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg and guests including British billionaire Richard Branson and actors Daryl Hannah.

 

You can read details on these stories and more by visiting our website 24 hours a day at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.

trek: any long and difficult trip. n. 艰苦跋涉
incarcerate: lock up or confine, in or as in a jail. v. 下狱,监禁,幽闭

Rejoicing in hope;
Patient in tribulation.  

做某种植物, 可以尽情接受雨的洗礼.

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