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The Conservative leader, David Cameron, accused the government of acting like an irresponsible opposition and said Gordon Brown is failing to pass laws in the interests of the country. He denounced the speech as a little more than a Labor press release. But Gordon Brown said his measures aim to help the many not the few and he ran through a list which included a better deal for temporary agency workers and banning cluster bombs alongside the well-shelled legislation to halve the deficit and extend personal care for the elderly.

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BBC News with Mary Small.

The American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Afghanistan for the inauguration of President Hamid Karzai on Thursday. US diplomats say she’ll deliver a tough message to Mr. Karzai as he begins his second term. From Kabul, Kim Ghattas reports.

“A US official traveling with the secretary of state said the electoral process in Afghanistan had produced this result and Washington had to deal with the facts on the ground. But he also said Mrs. Clinton would make clear to the Afghan president that the US and its allies expect him to do better in the coming years than he did during his last term as president. Both Barack Obama and Mrs. Clinton have made very public statements about the need to fight corruption in Afghanistan, calling for an anti-corruption commission to be established.”

President Obama has said Israeli plans to build hundreds of new homes for Jewish settlers in occupied East Jerusalem could be very dangerous. He said new construction in the settlement of Gilo would embitter Palestinians and make peace harder to achieve. Palestinians say they won’t resume peace talks until Israel stops building on land that it captured in 1967. Israel says it's committed to settlement building restrained in the West Bank but not in East Jerusalem.

The British government has proposed new restrictions on the banking industry, measures to cut the budget / deficit and a series of health and education measures. Its legislative program known as the Queen’s Speech was delivered to Parliament by the British Monarch. With the general election due next June, opposition parties say there is not enough time to pass all the bills and the speech is / little more than a manifesto. Ian Watson reports.

The Conservative leader, David Cameron, accused the government of acting like an irresponsible opposition and said Gordon Brown is failing to pass laws in the interests of the country. He denounced the speech as (a去掉。Little more than 和...无差别。release 的冠词在后面) little more than a Labor press release. But Gordon Brown said his measures (可能是were) to help the many not the few and he ran through a list which included a better deal for temporary agency workers and banning cluster bombs alongside the well-shelled legislation to halve the deficit and extend personal care for the elderly.

Algeria’s footballers have won the last African place in next year’s World Cup Finals. They beat Egypt 1:0 in a playoff in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Security was tight at the packed stadium after violence surrounding an earlier match. The BBC’s James / is in Khartoum.

Well, the Sudanese are delighted with the way they've policed, er, this encounter. Certainly everyone was very worried before the game.15, 000 policemen were on duty. During the game itself, the fans were kept, er, pretty much apart. There were some small incidents before the game. The police apparently chased some people from away from the stadium with teargas. Many people who didn’t have tickets. And the game itself passed off without incident, though some people did faint or get injured with a large numbers of people in the stadium and possibly with the celebrations at the end.

You are listening to World News from the BBC.

The United States says it’s deeply concerned about developments in Guinea. A leading American diplomat, William Vezdero, said there was evidence that the military leader, Moussa Dadis Camara, was arming militia from his own ethnic group. Mr. Vezdero said Guinea could become a rogue state when (个人感觉这里应该是while
比较好) he was also worried about the presence of South Africans believed to be providing military training in Guinea.

“Some of us have seen the South Africans who are up at a camp called Forecariah south of the city. So, yes, that is a cause for concern. I believe that they are military trainers.”

The head of the United Nations Food Agency, Jacques Diouf, has questioned how world powers could commit so much money to fighting the financial crisis but so little to feeding one billion people. Mr. Diouf was speaking at the end of an anti-hunger summit which ended without precise pledges of fund. The UN says it needs an extra one billion dollars to feed hungry people in East Africa, half the money is needed for Ethiopia alone. A spokesman for the charity Oxfam
,Gawain Kripke, was also critical of the outcome.

“On a scale of one to ten, we rate this summit at two. It didn’t accomplish nothing but it didn’t come close to its potential. The world needs mass of action on hunger and climate change and agriculture. More than a billion people are facing hunger today. They are very big challengers and we needed actions out of the summit and there is very little to be found in the declaration.”

Pirates in Somalia say the captain of a chemical tanker seized earlier this week has died from gunshot wound sustained during the hijack. The nationality of the captain is unknown but the ship, the MV Theresa, had 28 North Korean crew members on board.

Motor racing, the Formula One champion Jenson Button of Britain will drive for the McLaren team next season, his teammate will be another British driver, Lewis Hamilton, last year’s champion. Button won his title with the Brawn GP team.

And that’s the BBC News.
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那个记者名字确实是James Copnall,我这的BBC人事名单里有这个人!至于那个measures后面,个人还是坚持have helped,仔细听那个help后面有个-ed的音。时态也符合语境。
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BBC News with Mary Small.

The American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Afghanistan for the inauguration of President Hamid Karzai on Thursday. US diplomats say she’ll deliver a tough message to Mr. Karzai as he begins his second term. From Kabul, Kim Ghattas reports.

“A US official traveling with the secretary of state said the electoral process in Afghanistan had produced this result and Washington had to deal with the facts on the ground. But he also said Mrs. Clinton would make clear to the Afghan president that the US and its allies expect him to do better in the coming years than he did during his last term as president. Both Barack Obama and Mrs. Clinton have made very public statements about the need to fight corruption in Afghanistan, calling for an anti-corruption commission to be established.”

President Obama has said Israeli plans to build hundreds of new homes for Jewish settlers in occupied East Jerusalem could be very dangerous. He said new construction in the settlement of Gilo would embitter Palestinians and make peace harder to achieve. Palestinians say they won’t resume peace talks until Israel stops building on land that it captured in 1967. Israel says it's committed to settlement building restraint in the West Bank but not in East Jerusalem.

The British government has proposed new restrictions on the banking industry, measures to cut the budget / deficit and a series of health and education measures. Its legislative program known as the Queen’s Speech was delivered to Parliament by the British Monarch. With the general election due next June, opposition parties say there is not enough time to pass all the bills and the speech is / little more than a manifesto. Ian Watson reports.

The Conservative leader, David Cameron, accused the government of acting like an irresponsible opposition and said Gordon Brown is failing to pass laws in the interests of the country. He denounced the speech as / little more than a Labour press release. But Gordon Brown said his measures can help the many not the few and he ran through a list which included a better deal for temporary agency workers and banning cluster bombs alongside the well-shelled legislations to halve the deficit and extend personal care for the elderly.

Algeria’s footballers have won the last African place in next year’s World Cup Finals. They beat Egypt 1:0 in a playoff in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Security was tight at the packed stadium after violence surrounding an earlier match. The BBC’s James Copnall (nodding to gailsun :))is in Khartoum.

/The Sudanese are delighted with the way they've policed, er, this encounter. Certainly everyone was very worried before the game.15, 000 policemen were on duty. During the game itself, the fans were kept, er, pretty much apart. There were some small incidents before the game. The police apparently chased some people from away from the stadium with teargas. Many people who didn’t have tickets. And the game itself passed off without incident, though some people did faint or get injured with the large numbers of people in the stadium and possibly with the celebrations at the end.

You are listening to World News from the BBC.

The United States says it’s deeply concerned about developments in Guinea. A leading American diplomat, William Vezdero, said there was evidence that the military leader, Moussa Dadis Camara, was arming militia from his own ethnic group. Mr. Vezdero said Guinea could become a rogue state and he was also worried about the presence of South Africans believed to be providing military training in Guinea.

“Some of us have seen the South Africans who are up at a camp called Forecariah south of the city. So, yes, that is a cause for concern. I believe that they are military trainers.”

The head of the United Nations Food Agency, Jacques Diouf, has questioned how world powers could commit so much money to fighting the financial crisis but so little to feeding one billion people. Mr. Diouf was speaking at the end of an anti-hunger summit which ended without precise pledges of fund. The UN says it needs an extra one billion dollars to feed hungry people in East Africa, half the money is needed for Ethiopia alone. A spokesman for the charity Oxfam,Gawain Kripke, was also critical of the outcome.

“On a scale of one to ten, we rate this summit at two. It didn’t accomplish nothing but it didn’t come close to its potential. The world needs massive action on hunger and climate change and agriculture. More than a billion people are facing hunger today. They are very big challengers and we needed actions out of this summit and there is very little to be found in the declaration.”

Pirates in Somalia say the captain of a chemical tanker seized earlier this week has died from gunshot wounds sustained during the hijack. The nationality of the captain is unknown but the ship, the MV Theresa, had 28 North Korean crew members on board.

Motor racing, the Formula One champion Jenson Button of Britain will drive for the McLaren team next season, his teammate will be another British driver, Lewis Hamilton, last year’s champion. Button won his title with the Brawn GP team.

And that’s the BBC News.
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本帖最后由 Alert! 于 2009-11-23 12:10 编辑

BBC News with Mary Small.

The American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Afghanistan for the inauguration of President Hamid Karzai on Thursday. US diplomats say she’ll deliver a tough message to Mr. Karzai as he begins his second term. From Kabul, Kim Ghattas reports.

“A US official traveling with the secretary of state said the electoral process in Afghanistan had produced this result and Washington had to deal with the facts on the ground. But he also said Mrs. Clinton would make clear to the Afghan president that the US and its allies expect him to do better in the coming years than he did during his last term as president. Both Barack Obama and Mrs. Clinton have made very public statements about the need to fight corruption in Afghanistan, calling for an anti-corruption commission to be established.”

President Obama has said Israeli plans to build hundreds of new homes for Jewish settlers in occupied East Jerusalem could be very dangerous. He said new construction in the settlement of Gilo would embitter Palestinians and make peace harder to achieve. Palestinians say they won’t resume peace talks until Israel stops building on land that it captured in 1967. Israel says it's committed to settlement building restraint in the West Bank but not in East Jerusalem.

The British government has proposed new restrictions on the banking industry, measures to cut the budget deficit and a series of health and education measures. Its legislative program known as the Queen’s Speech was delivered to Parliament by the British Monarch. With the general election due next June, opposition parties say there is not enough time to pass all the bills and the speech is little more than a manifesto. Ian Watson reports.

The Conservative leader, David Cameron, accused the government of acting like an irresponsible opposition and said Gordon Brown is failing to pass laws in the interests of the country. He denounced the speech as little more than a Labour press release. But Gordon Brown said his measures can help the many not the few and he ran through a list which included a better deal for temporary agency workers and banning cluster bombs alongside the well-shelled legislation to halve the deficit and extend personal care for the elderly.

Algeria’s footballers have won the last African place in next year’s World Cup Finals. They beat Egypt 1:0 in a playoff in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Security was tight at the packed stadium after violence surrounding an earlier match. The BBC’s James Copnall is in Khartoum.

Well the Sudanese are delighted with the way they've policed, er, this encounter. Certainly everyone was very worried before the game.15, 000 policemen were on duty. During the game itself, the fans were kept, er, pretty much apart. There were some small incidents before the game. The police apparently chased some people from away from the stadium with teargas. Many people who didn’t have tickets. And the game itself passed off without incident, though some people did faint or get injured with the large numbers of people in the stadium and possibly with the celebrations at the end.

You are listening to World News from the BBC.

The United States says it’s deeply concerned about developments in Guinea. A leading American diplomat, William Vezdero, said there was evidence that the military leader, Moussa Dadis Camara, was arming militia from his own ethnic group. Mr. Vezdero said Guinea could become a rogue state and he was also worried about the presence of South Africans believed to be providing military training in Guinea.

“Some of us have seen the South Africans who are up at a camp called Forecariah south of the city. So, yes, that is a cause for concern. I believe that they are military trainers.”

The head of the United Nations Food Agency, Jacques Diouf, has questioned how world powers could commit so much money to fighting the financial crisis but so little to feeding one billion people. Mr. Diouf was speaking at the end of an anti-hunger summit which ended without precise pledges of fund. The UN says it needs an extra one billion dollars to feed hungry people in East Africa, half the money is needed for Ethiopia alone. A spokesman for the charity Oxfam
Gawain Kripke, was also critical of the outcome.

“On a scale of one to ten, we rate this summit at two. It didn’t accomplish nothing but it didn’t come close to its potential. The world needs massive action on hunger and climate change and agriculture. More than a billion people are facing hunger today. They are very big challengers and we needed actions out of this summit and there is very little to be found in the declaration.”

Pirates in Somalia say the captain of a chemical tanker seized earlier this week has died from gunshot wounds sustained during the hijack. The nationality of the captain is unknown but the ship, the MV Theresa, had 28 North Korean crew members on board.

Motor racing, the Formula One champion Jenson Button of Britain will drive for the McLaren team next season, his teammate will be another British driver, Lewis Hamilton, last year’s champion. Button won his title with the Brawn GP team.

And that’s the BBC News.

whatever happens, happens for a reason
那个记者名字确实是James Copnall,我这的BBC人事名单里有这个人!至于那个measures后面,个人还是坚持have helped,仔细听那个help后面有个-ed的音。时态也符合语境。
渚清沙白 发表于 2009-11-23 09:35
沙白兄,have helped应该是不行的,应该这里所说的措施好像还没出台,因此不符合语意了
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[Homework]【整理】BBC 2009-11-19

BBC News with Mary Small.

The American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Afghanistan for the inauguration of President Hamid Karzai on Thursday. US diplomats said she'll deliver a tough message to Mr. Karzai as he begins his second term. From Kabul, Kim Ghattas reports.

A US official traveling with the Secretary of State said the electoral process in Afghanistan had produced this result and Washington had to deal with the facts on the ground. He also said Mrs. Clinton would make clear to the Afghan president that the US allies expect him to do better in the coming years than he did during his last turn as president.

Both Barack Obama and Mrs. Clinton have made very public statements about the need to fight corruption in Afghanistan, calling for anti-corruption commission to be established.

President Obama has said Israeli plans to build hundreds of new homes for Jewish settlers and occupied East Jerusalem could be very dangerous. He said a new construction in the settlement of Gilo would embitter Palestinians and make peace hard to achieve. Palestinian say they won't resume peace talks until Israel stops building on land it captured in 1967. Israel says its committed the settlement building restraint to the West Bank but not in the East Jerusalem.

The British government has proposed new restrictions on the banking industry, measures to cut the budget deficit, but series of health and education measures. Its  legislative program known as the Queen's speech was delivered to Parliament by the British Monarch. With the general election due next June opposition parties say there's not enough time to pass all the bills. And the speech is little more than a manifesto. Ian Watson reports.

                                                   
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BBC news with ***
the American secretary of state Hillary Clinton has arrived in Afghanistan for the enorgaration of President *** on Thursday.US diplomatic official delivers a tough message to Mr *** as he begins his second term.from Cargo *** reports.the US officals travelling with the secretary of the state headed the liceteral processing in Afghanistan had produced the result and Washington had to deal with the facts on the ground.but he also said Mrs.Cliton would make clear to the Afghan president that the US is ___ expected him to do better in the coming years than he did during his last term as president.Both Barack Obama and Mrs.Clinton have made very public statement about the new defined corruption in Afghanistan, calling for anti-corruption commission to be established.
President Obama had his said that Isreali plans to build hundreds of new homes for Jewish settlers in occupied east Jeruslium could be dangerous.he said new construction of the settlement in Gilo would enbitter Palestinians and make peace harder to achieve.Palestinian said they wouldn't pursume peace talks until Isreal stops its building on land that is captured in 1967. Isreal said it is committed to  settlement building restrained to the west bank, but not in east Jeruslium.
the British government has proposed new restrictions on the bank industry, measures to __ the budget deficit and theories of healthen the education measures. its legister program ___ the Queen's speech with the     parliament by the Brithish ___. but the general election during next June, opposition parties say there is not enough time to pass all the bills and the speech is a little more than menifesto.*** reports."the conservative leader *** accused the government of ___ and irresponsible oppostion and said Golden Brown has failed to pass laws in the interests of the country.he denotes that the speech is a little more than that other press  release.but Golden Brown said his measures helped the many not the few and Iran at least which provided a better deal for temporary agency workers and banning cluster bombs ,alongside the well-treated legislation to harve the deficit and extend ___ elderly.
___ football won the last African plays in next years will come finals. they beat Egypt 1:0 in the playground in the ___ capital Cartoon.security was tight in the ___ stadium after violence around the earlier match. the BBC *** is now in Cartoon. the ___ are delighted with the way they see and encounter___.certainly everyone was worried before the game.15,000 policemen were on duty.during the game itself the fans were caught pretty much pause.there were some small incidents before the game. the police apparently chased some people from the way from the stadium with tear gas.many poeple, they did not have tickets. the game itself paused over incidents that some people fight or get injured with large number of people in the stadium possibly with celebrations at the end.you are listening to world news from the BBC.
the United States says it is deeply concerned about developments in Gini. a leading American diplomate *** said there was evidence that the military leader *** was arming mulisium from his own ethnic group.*** said Gini could become a ro  and he was also worried about the president of South Afica's believed to providing military training in Gini. "some of us have seen the South Africans who are ___ for a car in the south of the city. so yes that is the cause for concern. i believe there are military trainers.
the head of the United Nation Food Agency *** has questioned how world parts could commit so much money to fighting the financial crisis, but so little to feeding one billion people. Mr. *** who speaking at the end of anti-hunger summit which ended with the process of fund. the UN says it needs an extra one billin dollars to feed hungry people in Africa.half of the money is needed for ECOPO alone.spokesman for the charity ox fund *** was also critical of the outcome. on a scale of one to ten, we read this summit a two.it did not accomplish nothing,but it did not come close as potential.the world needs massive action on hunger, and climate change and agriculture.more than a billion people are facing hunger today and there are very big challenges and we need an action at the summit,but there is very little to be found in the decalaration.
pirates in Somarly says the captain of ___ tank saized earlier this week has died from gunshot ___during the hyjack.the nationality of the captain is unknown, but the ship that ___ to ___ has 28 North Korean crew memebers on board.
Moter racing. the formula one champion *** of Britain will drive for the mechalen team next season.its team mate would be another British driver ***,last year's champion.***, one his title, with the Brown GP team.
that is the BBC news.
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BBC news with ***
the American secretary of state Hillary Clinton has arrived in Afghanistan for the enorgaration of President *** on Thursday.US diplomatic official delivers a tough message to Mr *** as he begins his second term.from Cargo *** reports.the US officals travelling with the secretary of the state headed the liceteral processing in Afghanistan had produced the result and Washington had to deal with the facts on the ground.but he also said Mrs.Cliton would make clear to the Afghan president that the US is ___ expected him to do better in the coming years than he did during his last term as president.Both Barack Obama and Mrs.Clinton have made very public statement about the new defined corruption in Afghanistan, calling for anti-corruption commission to be established.
President Obama had his said that Isreali plans to build hundreds of new homes for Jewish settlers in occupied east Jeruslium could be dangerous.he said new construction of the settlement in Gilo would enbitter Palestinians and make peace harder to achieve.Palestinian said they wouldn't pursume peace talks until Isreal stops its building on land that is captured in 1967. Isreal said it is committed to  settlement building restrained to the west bank, but not in east Jeruslium.
the British government has proposed new restrictions on the bank industry, measures to __ the budget deficit and theories of healthen the education measures. its legister program ___ the Queen's speech with the     parliament by the Brithish ___. but the general election during next June, opposition parties say there is not enough time to pass all the bills and the speech is a little more than menifesto.*** reports."the conservative leader *** accused the government of ___ and irresponsible oppostion and said Golden Brown has failed to pass laws in the interests of the country.he denotes that the speech is a little more than that other press  release.but Golden Brown said his measures helped the many not the few and Iran at least which provided a better deal for temporary agency workers and banning cluster bombs ,alongside the well-treated legislation to harve the deficit and extend ___ elderly.
___ football won the last African plays in next years will come finals. they beat Egypt 1:0 in the playground in the ___ capital Cartoon.security was tight in the ___ stadium after violence around the earlier match. the BBC *** is now in Cartoon. the ___ are delighted with the way they see and encounter___.certainly everyone was worried before the game.15,000 policemen were on duty.during the game itself the fans were caught pretty much pause.there were some small incidents before the game. the police apparently chased some people from the way from the stadium with tear gas.many poeple, they did not have tickets. the game itself paused over incidents that some people fight or get injured with large number of people in the stadium possibly with celebrations at the end.you are listening to world news from the BBC.
the United States says it is deeply concerned about developments in Gini. a leading American diplomate *** said there was evidence that the military leader *** was arming mulisium from his own ethnic group.*** said Gini could become a ro  and he was also worried about the president of South Afica's believed to providing military training in Gini. "some of us have seen the South Africans who are ___ for a car in the south of the city. so yes that is the cause for concern. i believe there are military trainers.
the head of the United Nation Food Agency *** has questioned how world parts could commit so much money to fighting the financial crisis, but so little to feeding one billion people. Mr. *** who speaking at the end of anti-hunger summit which ended with the process of fund. the UN says it needs an extra one billin dollars to feed hungry people in Africa.half of the money is needed for ECOPO alone.spokesman for the charity ox fund *** was also critical of the outcome. on a scale of one to ten, we read this summit a two.it did not accomplish nothing,but it did not come close as potential.the world needs massive action on hunger, and climate change and agriculture.more than a billion people are facing hunger today and there are very big challenges and we need an action at the summit,but there is very little to be found in the decalaration.
pirates in Somarly says the captain of ___ tank saized earlier this week has died from gunshot ___during the hyjack.the nationality of the captain is unknown, but the ship that ___ to ___ has 28 North Korean crew memebers on board.
Moter racing. the formula one champion *** of Britain will drive for the mechalen team next season.its team mate would be another British driver ***,last year's champion.***, one his title, with the Brown GP team.
that is the BBC news.
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BBC News with Mary Small.

The American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Afghanistan for the inauguration of President Hamid Karzai on Thursday. US diplomats say she’ll deliver a tough message to Mr. Karzai as he begins his second term. From Kabul, Kim Ghattas reports.

“A US official traveling with the secretary of state said the electoral process in Afghanistan had produced this result and Washington had to deal with the facts on the ground. But he also said Mrs. Clinton would make clear to the Afghan president that the US and its allies expect him to do better in the coming years than he did during his last term as president. Both Barack Obama and Mrs. Clinton have made very public statements about the need to fight corruption in Afghanistan, calling for an anti-corruption commission to be established.”

President Obama has said Israeli plans to build hundreds of new homes for Jewish settlers in occupied East Jerusalem could be very dangerous. He said new construction in the settlement of Gilo would embitter Palestinians and make peace harder to achieve. Palestinians say they won’t resume peace talks until Israel stops building on land that it captured in 1967. Israel says it's committed to settlement building restraint in the West Bank but not in East Jerusalem.

The British government has proposed new restrictions on the banking industry, measures to cut the budget deficit and a series of health and education measures. Its legislative program known as the Queen’s Speech was delivered to Parliament by the British Monarch. With the general election due next June, opposition parties say there is not enough time to pass all the bills and the speech is little more than a manifesto. Ian Watson reports.

The Conservative leader, David Cameron, accused the government of acting like an irresponsible opposition and said Gordon Brown is failing to pass laws in the interests of the country. He denounced the speech as little more than a Labour press release. But Gordon Brown said his measures can help the many not the few and he ran through a list which included a better deal for temporary agency workers and banning cluster bombs alongside the well-shelled legislation to halve the deficit and extend personal care for the elderly.

Algeria’s footballers have won the last African place in next year’s World Cup Finals. They beat Egypt 1:0 in a playoff in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Security was tight at the packed stadium after violence surrounding an earlier match. The BBC’s James Copnall is in Khartoum.

Well, the Sudanese are delighted with the way they've policed, er, this encounter. Certainly everyone was very worried before the game.15, 000 policemen were on duty. During the game itself, the fans were kept, er, pretty much apart. There were some small incidents before the game. The police apparently chased some people from away from the stadium with teargas. Many people who didn’t have tickets. And the game itself passed off without incident, though some people did faint or get injured with the large numbers of people in the stadium and possibly with the celebrations at the end.

You are listening to World News from the BBC.

The United States says it’s deeply concerned about developments in Guinea. A leading American diplomat, William Vezdero, said there was evidence that the military leader, Moussa Dadis Camara, was arming militia from his own ethnic group. Mr. Vezdero said Guinea could become a rogue state and he was also worried about the presence of South Africans believed to be providing military training in Guinea.

“Some of us have seen the South Africans who are up at a camp called Forecariah south of the city. So, yes, that is a cause for concern. I believe that they are military trainers.”

The head of the United Nations Food Agency, Jacques Diouf, has questioned how world powers could commit so much money to fighting the financial crisis but so little to feeding one billion people. Mr. Diouf was speaking at the end of an anti-hunger summit which ended without precise pledges of fund. The UN says it needs an extra one billion dollars to feed hungry people in East Africa, half the money is needed for Ethiopia alone. A spokesman for the charity Oxfam,Gawain Kripke, was also critical of the outcome.

“On a scale of one to ten, we rate this summit at two. It didn’t accomplish nothing but it didn’t come close to its potential. The world needs massive action on hunger and climate change and agriculture. More than a billion people are facing hunger today. They are very big challengers and we needed actions out of this summit and there is very little to be found in the declaration.”
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