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

 

Additional Australian troops and a warship have arrived in East Timor today to help enforce the state of emergency after Monday's assassination attempt on the country's top two leaders. Australian police and troops have already arrived to reinforce international security forces and a warship is moored just off the coast of the capital of Dili. A 48-hour state of emergency has been declared which bans demonstrations and imposes a nighttime curfew. From Darwin, Phil Mercer has more details in this report.
        
Australia is sending 150 extra soldiers and police officers to its troubled neighbor to try to smother unrest after the shooting of the presidents. East Timor has declared a two-day state of emergency. Under the decree, the police have additional powers, public gatherings are banned and a nighttime curfew is in place. East Timor's foreign minister, Zacarias de Costa, said the situation in Dili is calm, but he stressed that his country is in an extremely fragile position. De Costa said he is confident that those responsible for the attack on President Ramos Horta will be caught. The president has had two hours of surgery at the Royal Darwin Hospital to repair damage to a lung and to remove bullet fragments and shrapnel from his chest. He is expected to undergo more operations this week. His doctors say he is very lucky to be alive and described his situation as serious. They are, though, optimistic that he will eventually make a good recovery. Phil Mercer, for VOA News, Darwin, Australia.
                                     
US Democratic Party presidential hopeful Barack Obama is predicted to do well today in three Mid-Atlantic primaries and build upon wins in previous days. Obama has favored over Senator Hillary Clinton in the contest today in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. The voter turnout is expected to be high. On the Republican side, frontrunner John McCain hopes to regain a momentum after recent losses to former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabe.

 

Former UN chief Kofi Annan says he is hopeful Kenya's feuding political parties can reach a deal this week to end the dispute over December's presidential election. Mr. Annan is mediating the talks. He told the Kenya parliament today that the parties have agreed to set up a panel to investigate the vote.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has expelled former Finance Minister Simba Makoni for challenging President Robert Mugabe in next month's election. As Zanu-PF spokesman said today that the party rules Monday the expulsion of anyone who challenges the chosen candidate. The party selected Mr. Mugabe as its presidential nominee in December.

 

The United Nations says about 12,000 refugees from Sudan's conflict-ridden Darfur Province have fled across the border into eastern Chad since Friday to escape deadly attacks by the Sudanese-backed janjaweed militia. The UN refugee agency says thousands of other refugees reportedly are en route to Chad. Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from UNHCR headquarters in Geneva.

 

The UNHCR and other humanitarian agencies are conducting a mission to the area in Darfur where the attacks took place. The agencies want to see the situation and assess the needs for humanitarian assistance on the Sudan side of the border. Thousands of households have been affected by the attacks. Many people have been displaced and about 12,000 others have sought refuge in neighboring Chad. UN refugee spokeswoman, Helene Caux, tells VOA most of the refugees who have arrived are men. But they tell aid workers that thousands of other refugees, mainly women and children are on their way to Chad. "They really are talking about very brutal and violent attacks, bombings and attacks on the ground by the janjaweed militia. " Human Rights Watch reports 150 people were killed during the attacks. Lisa Schlein, for VOA News, Geneva.

 

Police officials in Pakistan say two nuclear energy officials have been kidnapped in the northwest near the border with Afghanistan. Authorities say the two technicians were on a routine visit conducting a geological survey in the northwestern district of Dira Isamil Khan Monday, when they were abducted at a gunpoint along with their driver. Police say it is not clear whether the kidnappers were militants or members of a criminal gang.

 

US Stocks rose in Tuesday's early trading, but Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 66 points to 12,306. The S&P 500 was up almost 8 points to 1,347, and the NASDAQ came 50 points to reach 2,335.

 

You can read details on these and more on our website at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.

 

Vocabulary

 

moor: v,停船抛锚

shrapnel: shell containing lead pellets that explodes in flight. n. 开花弹,榴弹

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

Additional Australian troops and a warship have arrived in East Timor today to help enforce the state of emergency after Monday's assassination attempt on the country's top two leaders. Australian police and troops have already arrived to reinforce international security forces and a warship has more just off the coast of the capital of Dili. A 48-hour of the state of emergency has been declared which bans demonstrations and imposes a nighttime curfew. From Darwin, Phil Mercer has more details in this report.

Australia is sending 150 extra soldiers and police officers to its troubled neighbor to try to smother unrest after the shooting of the president. East Timor has declared a 2-day state of emergency. Under the decree, the police have additional powers, public gatherings are banned and a nighttime curfew is in place. East Timor's foreign minister, Zacarias de Costa, said the situation in Dili is calm. But he stressed that his country is in an extremely fragile position. De Costa said he is confident that those responsible for the attack on President Ramos Horta will be caught. The president has had two hours of surgery at the Royal Darwin Hospital to repair damage to a lung and to remove bullet fragments and shrapnel from his chest. He is expected to undergo more operations this week. His doctors say he is very lucky to be alive and described his situation as serious. They are, though, optimistic that he will eventually make a good recovery. Phil Mercer, for VOA News, Darwin, Australia.

US Democratic Party presidential hopeful Barack Obama is predicted to do well today in three Mid-Atlantic primaries and build upon wins on previous days. Obama has favored over Senator Hillary Clinton in the contest today in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Voter turnout is expected to be high. On the Republican side, frontrunner John McCain hopes to regain momentum after recent losses to former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabe.

Former UN chief Kofi Annan says he is hopeful of Kenya's feuding political parties to reach a deal this week to end a dispute over December's presidential election. Mr. Annan is mediating the talks. He told the Kenya parliament today that the parties have agreed to set up a panel to investigate the vote.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has expelled former Finance Minister Simba Makoni for challenging President Robert Mugabe in next month's election. As Zanu-PF spokesman said today that the party rules Monday the expulsion of anyone who challenges the chosen candidate. The party selected Mr. Mugabe as its presidential nominee in December.

The United Nations says about 12,000 refugees from Sudan's conflict-ridden Darfur Province have fled across the border into eastern Chad since Friday to escape deadly attacks by the Sudanese-backed janjaweed militia. The UN refugee agency says thousands of other refugees reportedly are en route to Chad. Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from UNHCR headquarters in Geneva.

The UNHCR and other humanitarian agencies are conducting a mission to the area in Darfur where the attacks took place. The agencies want to see the situation and assess the needs for humanitarian assistance on the Sudan side of the border. Thousands of households have been affected by the attacks. Many people have been displaced and about 12,000 others have sought refuge in neighboring Chad. UN refugee spokeswoman, Helene Caux, tells VOA most of the refugees who have arrived are men. But they tell aid workers that thousands of other refugees, mainly women and children are on their way to Chad. "They really are talking about very brutal and violent attacks, bombings and attacks on the ground by the janjaweed militia." Human Rights Watch reports 150 people were killed during the attacks. Lisa Schlein, for VOA News, Geneva.

Police officials in Pakistan say two nuclear energy officials have been kidnapped in the northwest near the border with Afghanistan. Authorities say the two technicians were on a routine visit conducting a geological survey in the northwestern district of Dira Isamil Khan Monday, when they were abducted at gunpoint along with their driver. Police say it is not clear whether the kidnappers were militants or members of a criminal gang.

US Stocks rose in Tuesday's early trading, but Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 66 points to 12,306. The S&P 500 was up almost 8 points to 1,347, and the NASDAQ came 50 points to reach 2,335.

You can read details on these and more on our website at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

Additional Australian troops and a warship have arrived in East Timor today to help enforce the state of emergency after Monday's assassination attempt on the country's top two leaders. Australian police and troops have already arrived to reinforce international security forces and a warship has more just off the coast of the capital of Dili. A 48-hour of the state of emergency has been declared which bans demonstrations and imposes a nighttime curfew. From Darwin, Phil Mercer has more details in this report.

Australia is sending 150 extra soldiers and police officers to its troubled neighbor to try to smother unrest after the shooting of the president. East Timor has declared a 2-day state of emergency. Under the decree, the police have additional powers, public gatherings are banned and a nighttime curfew is in place. East Timor's foreign minister, Zacarias de Costa, said the situation in Dili is calm. But he stressed that his country is in an extremely fragile position. De Costa said he is confident that those responsible for the attack on President Ramos Horta will be caught. The president has had two hours of surgery at the Royal Darwin Hospital to repair damage to a lung and to remove bullet fragments and shrapnel from his chest. He is expected to undergo more operations this week. His doctors say he is very lucky to be alive and described his situation as serious. They are, though, optimistic that he will eventually make a good recovery. Phil Mercer, for VOA News, Darwin, Australia.

US Democratic Party presidential hopeful Barack Obama is predicted to do well today in three Mid-Atlantic primaries and build upon wins on previous days. Obama has favored over Senator Hillary Clinton in the contest today in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Voter turnout is expected to be high. On the Republican side, frontrunner John McCain hopes to regain momentum after recent losses to former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabe.

Former
UN chief Kofi Annan says he is hopeful of Kenya's feuding political parties to reach a deal this week to end a dispute over December's presidential election. Mr. Annan is mediating the talks. He told the Kenya parliament today that the parties have agreed to set up a panel to investigate the vote.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has expelled former Finance Minister Simba Makoni for challenging President Robert Mugabe in next month's election. As Zanu-PF spokesman said today that the party rules Monday the expulsion of anyone who challenges the chosen candidate. The party selected Mr. Mugabe as its presidential nominee in December.

The United Nations says about 12, 000 refugees from Sudan's conflict-ridden Darfur Province have fled across the border into eastern Chad since Friday to escape deadly attacks by the Sudanese-backed janjaweed militia. The UN refugee agency says thousands of other refugees reportedly are en route to Chad. Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from UNHCR headquarters in Geneva.

The UNHCR and other humanitarian agencies are conducting a mission to the area in Darfur where the attacks took place. The agencies want to see the situation and assess the needs for humanitarian assistance on the Sudan side of the border. Thousands of households have been affected by the attacks. Many people have been displaced and about 12, 000 others have sought refuge in neighboring Chad. UN refugee spokeswoman, Helene Caux, tells VOA most of the refugees who have arrived are men. But they tell aid workers that thousands of other refugees, mainly women and children are on their way to Chad. "They really are talking about very brutal and violent attacks, bombings and attacks on the ground by the janjaweed militia. " Human Rights Watch reports 150 people were killed during the attacks. Lisa Schlein, for VOA News, Geneva.

Police officials in Pakistan say two nuclear energy officials have been kidnapped in the northwest near the border with Afghanistan. Authorities say the two technicians were on a routine visit conducting a geological survey in the northwestern district of Dira Isamil Khan Monday, when they were abducted at gunpoint along with their driver. Police say it is not clear whether the kidnappers were militants or members of a criminal gang.

US Stocks rose in Tuesday's early trading, but Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 66 points to 12, 306. The S&P 500 was up almost 8 points to 1, 347, and the NASDAQ came 50 points to reach 2, 335.

You can read details on these and more on our website at voanews. com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

Additional Australian troops and a warship have arrived in East Timor today to help enforce the state of emergency after Monday's assassination attempt on the country's top two leaders. Australian police and troops have already arrived to reinforce international security forces and a warship has more just off the coast of the capital of Dili. A 48-hour of the state of emergency has been declared which bans demonstrations and imposes a nighttime curfew. From Darwin, Phil Mercer has more details in this report.

Australia is sending 150 extra soldiers and police officers to its troubled neighbor to try to smoother unrest after the shooting of the president. East Timor has declared a 2-day state of emergency. Under the decree, the police have additional powers, public gatherings are banned and a nighttime curfew is in place. East Timor's foreign minister, Zacarias de Costa, said the situation in Dili is calm. But he stressed that his country is in an extremely fragile position. De Costa said he is confident that those responsible for the attack on President Ramos Horta will be caught. The president has had two hours of surgery at the Royal Darwin Hospital to repair damage to a lung and to remove bullet fragments and shrapnel from his chest. He is expected to undergo more operations this week. His doctors say he is very lucky to be alive and described his situation as serious. They are, though, optimistic that he will eventually make a good recovery. Phil Mercer, for VOA News, Darwin, Australia.

US Democratic Party presidential hopeful Barack Obama is predicted to do well today in three Mid-Atlantic primaries and build upon wins on previous days. Obama has favored over Senator Hillary Clinton in the contest today in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Voter turnout is expected to be high. On the Republican side, frontrunner John McCain hopes to regain momentum after recent losses to former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabe.

Former UN chief Kofi Annan says he is hopeful of Kenya's feuding political parties can reach a deal this week to end a dispute over December's presidential election. Mr. Annan is mediating the talks. He told the Kenya parliament today that the parties have agreed to set up a panel to investigate the vote. s

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has expelled former Finance Minister Simba Makoni for challenging President Robert Mugabe in next month's election. As Zanu-PF spokesman said today that the party rules Monday the expulsion of anyone who challenges the chosen candidate. The parties select Mr. Mugabe as a presidential nominee in December.

The United Nations says about 12, 000 refugees from Sudan's conflict-ridden Darfur Province have fled across the border into eastern Chad since Friday to
escape deadly attacks by the Sudanese-backed janjaweed militia. The UN refugee agency says thousands of other refugees reportedly are en route to Chad. Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from UNHCR headquarters in Geneva.

The UNHCR and other humanitarian agencies are conducting a mission to the area in Darfur where the attacks took place. The agencies want to see the situation and assess the needs for humanitarian assistance on the Sudan side of the border. Thousands of households have been affected by the attacks. Many people have been displaced and about 12, 000 others have sought refuge in neighboring Chad. UN refugee spokeswoman, Helene Caux, tells VOA most of the refugees who have arrived are men. But they tell aid workers that thousands of other refugees, mainly women and children are on their way to Chad. "They really are talking about very brutal and violent attacks, bombings and attacks on the ground by the janjaweed militia. " Human Rights Watch reports 150 people were killed during the attacks. Lisa Schlein, for VOA News, Geneva.

Police officials in Pakistan say two nuclear energy officials have been kidnapped in the northwest near the border with Afghanistan. Authorities say the two technicians were on a routine visit conducting a geological survey in the northwestern district of Dira Isamil Khan Monday, when they were abducted at gunpoint along with their driver. Police say it is not clear whether the kidnappers were militants or members of a criminal gang.

US Stocks rose in Tuesday's early trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 66 points to 12, 306. The S&P 500 was up almost 8 points to 1, 347, and the NASDAQ gain 15 points to reach 2, 335.

You can read details on these and more on our website at voanews. com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.
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22:52 From the VOA news center in Washington, I am Fransis Alenzil.
Additional Australian troops on a warship have arrived in East Timor today to help inforce state of emergency after Monday's assassination attempts on the country's top two leaders. Australian police and troops have already arrived to reinforce international security forces and a warship is more just off the coast of the capital Deli. A 48 hour state of emergency has been declared which bans demonstrations and imposes a night time curfew. From Darwin, Fill Methar has more details in this report.
Australia is sending 150 extra soldiers and police officers to its tobbled neighbor to try to smother unrest after the shooting of the presidents. East Timor has declared a two day of state of emergency. Under the decree, the police have additional powers public gatherings abans. and a night time curfew is in place. East Timor's foreign minister Zakrice Dicoster said the situation in Deli is calm. But he stressed that his country is in an extremely frenchao position. Dicoster said he's confident that those responsible for the attack on president Ramaos Hortel will be cought. The president has had two hours of surgery at the Royal Dowing hospital to repair damage to a lung and to remove bullit fragments and tratenal from his chest. He is expected to undergo more operations this week. His daughters say he is very lucky to be a long life and discribe his sitution is serious. They are all optimistic that he will eventially make a good recovery. Fill Mather for VOA news, Dowl in Australia.
US democratic party presidential hopeful Brark Abama's predict to do well today in three mid atlantic primaries and build upon wins in previous days. Abama's favoured over senator Hillary Cliton, the contest today, in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Voter turnout is expected to be high. On the republican side front runner John Macain hopes to regain momentum after recent losses to former Akensa governor Mike Horkbee.
Former UN chief Kofi Annan says he is hopeful Kenya's building political parties to reach a deal this week to end the dispute over December's presidential election. Mr. Annan is mediating the talks. He told the Kenyan parliament today that the parties have agreed to set up a panel to investigate the vote. Meanwhile Zinbabuwe's ruling Zanlupia party has expelled former finance minister Sinber Macolni for challenging president Robert Mugarbi in next month's election. Azanlupia's spokesman said today that the party rules mondate, the explosion that anyone who challenges a choosing candidate. The party selected Mr. Mugarbay as its presidential nominee in December.
The United Nations sent its about 12,000 refugees from Sudan's conflict riden Darfur province have fled across the border into eastern Chad since Friday to escape deadly attacks by the Sudanese backed Johnge Weed Militia. The UN refugee agency says thousands of other refugees reportedly are moved to Chad. Lisa Shiline reports for VOA from UN aid CR headquarters in Geneva.
The UN agency R and other humanitarian agencies are conducting a mission to the area in Darfur where the attacks took place. The agencies want to save the situation and access the needs for humanitarian assistance on the Sudan's side of the border. Thousands of polsils have been affected by the attacks. Many people have been displaced and about 12,000 others have sought refuge in neighboring Chad. UN refugee spokeswoman Hellen Coll tells VOA most of the refugees who have arrived are men. but they tell aid workers that thousands of other refugees mainly women and children are on the way to Chad. They are really talking about very bhuto and violent attacks bombings and that attacks on the ground by Johngerwid Militia. Human rights watch reports 150 people were killed during the attacks. Lisa Shiline for VOA news, Geneva.
Police officials in Pakistan say two nuclear energy officials have been kidnapped in the northwest near the border with Afghanistan. Authorities say the two technicians won a routing visit conducting a giological survey in the northwest district of Dura is more common Monday when they were abducted at gunpoint along with their driver. Police say it's not clear whether the kidnappers were militants or members of a criminal gain.
US stocks rose in Tuesday's early trading but Dow Johns industrial average increased 66 points to 12,386. The S&P500 was fell almost 8 points to 1,347. And the Nasdaq gained 15 points to reach 2,335. You can read details on this and more on our website at voanews.com, I am Fransis Alenzil. VOA news. 23:21
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22:52 From the VOA news center in Washington, I am Fransis Alenzil.
Additional Australian troops on a warship have arrived in East Timor today to help inforce state of emergency after Monday's assassination attempts on the country's top two leaders. Australian police and troops have already arrived to reinforce international security forces and a warship is moored just off the coast of the capital Deli. A 48 hour state of emergency has been declared which bans demonstrations and imposes a night time curfew. From Darwin, Fill Methar has more details in this report.
Australia is sending 150 extra soldiers and police officers to its tobbled neighbor to try to smother unrest after the shooting of the presidents. East Timor has declared a two day of state of emergency. Under the decree, the police have additional powers public gatherings abans. and a night time curfew is in place. East Timor's foreign minister Zakrice Dicoster said the situation in Deli is calm. But he stressed that his country is in an extremely frenchao position. Dicoster said he's confident that those responsible for the attack on president Ramaos Hortel will be cought. The president has had two hours of surgery at the Royal Dowing hospital to repair damage to a lung and to remove bullit fragments and tratenal from his chest. He is expected to undergo more operations this week. His daughters say he is very lucky to be a long life and discribe his sitution is serious. They are all optimistic that he will eventially make a good recovery. Fill Mather for VOA news, Dowl in Australia.
US democratic party presidential hopeful Brark Abama's predict to do well today in three mid atlantic primaries and build upon wins in previous days. Abama's favoured over senator Hillary Cliton, the contest today, in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Voter turnout is expected to be high. On the republican side front runner John Macain hopes to regain momentum after recent losses to former Akensa governor Mike Horkbee.
Former UN chief Kofi Annan says he is hopeful Kenya's building political parties to reach a deal this week to end the dispute over December's presidential election. Mr. Annan is mediating the talks. He told the Kenyan parliament today that the parties have agreed to set up a panel to investigate the vote. Meanwhile Zinbabuwe's ruling Zanlupia party has expelled former finance minister Sinber Macolni for challenging president Robert Mugarbi in next month's election. Azanlupia's spokesman said today that the party rules mondate, the explosion that anyone who challenges a choosing candidate. The party selected Mr. Mugarbay as its presidential nominee in December.
The United Nations sent its about 12,000 refugees from Sudan's conflict riden Darfur province have fled across the border into eastern Chad since Friday to escape deadly attacks by the Sudanese backed Johnge Weed Militia. The UN refugee agency says thousands of other refugees reportedly are moved to Chad. Lisa Shiline reports for VOA from UN aid CR headquarters in Geneva.
The UN agency R and other humanitarian agencies are conducting a mission to the area in Darfur where the attacks took place. The agencies want to save the situation and access the needs for humanitarian assistance on the Sudan's side of the border. Thousands of polsils have been affected by the attacks. Many people have been displaced and about 12,000 others have sought refuge in neighboring Chad. UN refugee spokeswoman Hellen Coll tells VOA most of the refugees who have arrived are men. but they tell aid workers that thousands of other refugees mainly women and children are on the way to Chad. They are really talking about very bhuto and violent attacks bombings and that attacks on the ground by Johngerwid Militia. Human rights watch reports 150 people were killed during the attacks. Lisa Shiline for VOA news, Geneva.
Police officials in Pakistan say two nuclear energy officials have been kidnapped in the northwest near the border with Afghanistan. Authorities say the two technicians won a routing visit conducting a giological survey in the northwest district of Dura is more common Monday when they were abducted at gunpoint along with their driver. Police say it's not clear whether the kidnappers were militants or members of a criminal gain.
US stocks rose in Tuesday's early trading but Dow Johns industrial average increased 66 points to 12,386. The S&P500 was fell almost 8 points to 1,347. And the Nasdaq gained 15 points to reach 2,335. You can read details on this and more on our website at voanews.com, I am Fransis Alenzil. VOA news. 23:21


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

 

Additional Australian troops and a warship have arrived in East Timor today to help enforce the state of emergency after Monday's assassination attempt on the country's top two leaders. Australian police and troops have already arrived to reinforce international security forces and a warship is moored just off the coast of the capital of Dili. A 48-hour state of emergency has been declared which bans demonstrations and imposes a nighttime curfew. From Darwin, Phil Mercer has more details in this report.
        
Australia is sending 150 extra soldiers and police officers to its troubled neighbor to try to smother unrest after the shooting of the presidents. East Timor has declared a two-day state of emergency. Under the decree, the police have additional powers, public gatherings are banned and a nighttime curfew is in place. East Timor's foreign minister, Zacarias de Costa, said the situation in Dili is calm, but he stressed that his country is in an extremely fragile position. De Costa said he is confident that those responsible for the attack on President Ramos Horta will be caught. The president has had two hours of surgery at the Royal Darwin Hospital to repair damage to a lung and to remove bullet fragments and shrapnel from his chest. He is expected to undergo more operations this week. His doctors say he is very lucky to be alive and described his situation as serious. They are, though, optimistic that he will eventually make a good recovery. Phil Mercer, for VOA News, Darwin, Australia.
                                     
US Democratic Party presidential hopeful Barack Obama is predicted to do well today in three Mid-Atlantic primaries and build upon wins in previous days. Obama has favored over Senator Hillary Clinton in the contest today in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. The voter turnout is expected to be high. On the Republican side, frontrunner John McCain hopes to regain a momentum after recent losses to former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabe.

 

Former UN chief Kofi Annan says he is hopeful Kenya's feuding political parties can reach a deal this week to end the dispute over December's presidential election. Mr. Annan is mediating the talks. He told the Kenya parliament today that the parties have agreed to set up a panel to investigate the vote.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has expelled former Finance Minister Simba Makoni for challenging President Robert Mugabe in next month's election. As Zanu-PF spokesman said today that the party rules Monday the expulsion of anyone who challenges the chosen candidate. The party selected Mr. Mugabe as its presidential nominee in December.

 

The United Nations says about 12,000 refugees from Sudan's conflict-ridden Darfur Province have fled across the border into eastern Chad since Friday to escape deadly attacks by the Sudanese-backed janjaweed militia. The UN refugee agency says thousands of other refugees reportedly are en route to Chad. Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from UNHCR headquarters in Geneva.

 

The UNHCR and other humanitarian agencies are conducting a mission to the area in Darfur where the attacks took place. The agencies want to see the situation and assess the needs for humanitarian assistance on the Sudan side of the border. Thousands of households have been affected by the attacks. Many people have been displaced and about 12,000 others have sought refuge in neighboring Chad. UN refugee spokeswoman, Helene Caux, tells VOA most of the refugees who have arrived are men. But they tell aid workers that thousands of other refugees, mainly women and children are on their way to Chad. "They really are talking about very brutal and violent attacks, bombings and attacks on the ground by the janjaweed militia. " Human Rights Watch reports 150 people were killed during the attacks. Lisa Schlein, for VOA News, Geneva.

 

Police officials in Pakistan say two nuclear energy officials have been kidnapped in the northwest near the border with Afghanistan. Authorities say the two technicians were on a routine visit conducting a geological survey in the northwestern district of Dira Isamil Khan Monday, when they were abducted at a gunpoint along with their driver. Police say it is not clear whether the kidnappers were militants or members of a criminal gang.

 

US Stocks rose in Tuesday's early trading, but Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 66 points to 12,306. The S&P 500 was up almost 8 points to 1,347, and the NASDAQ came 50 points to reach 2,335.

 

You can read details on these and more on our website at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.

 

moor: v,停船抛锚

shrapnel: shell containing lead pellets that explodes in flight. n. 开花弹,榴弹

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