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[SE 1530 NEWS] 【整理】2008-03-08

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It is 15:30 Universal time.  I am Steven Ember in Washington.

 

[1] In Malaysia, the opposition of Democratic Action Party has ousted the ruling national from coalition in the northern state Penang during general elections Saturday.  Officials and Medias say the Democratic Action Party is leading in races for at least 17 of the 40 seats in the state legislature.  Other opposition parties are expected to win at least 6 other seats in Penang.  The opposition Pan-Malaysian Party would keep control of the northeasten state of Kelantan.  Since voting started early Saturday, there have been accusations of violence and tends to illegally influence the boat.

 

Malaysia

ousted

legislature

accusations

 

[2] Iraqi Security Official has found 100 died bodies in the large barea area north of Baghdad.  It was one of the largest areas found in the country in month.  American and Iraqi Military Officials did not say who was responsable to the grave or who the victim were.  In other news American and Iraqi officials are respected to hold talks in Baghdad on the agreements that will guide future relations between the two countries.  The talk agent two agreements.  Official say one agreement will be a guiding plan for American and Iraqi relations.  The other agreement would provide a illigle explaination for having American forces on Iraqi territory.

 

[3] Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is urging Turkish to invest to his country as party of cooperative relationship.  Mr. Talabani met with a group of Turkish investors on Ankara. He told the group that Iraq want to establish the relations in the every area including economic, political and culture.  The president said Iraq is preparing to support Turkish companies in every area of the country.  Mr. Talabani is in Turkey to easy tensions caused by the offensive last month by the Turkish military into Northern Iraq.

 

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani
Turkish 

Ankara

 

[4] In Afghanistan, thousand of people demonstrated Saturday. they were protesting the publication in Denmark of Catoon picture of the prophet of Muhammad.  Demonstrators in Herat called out the words denouncing the Denmark for insulting Islam.  The picture was one of 12 that led to riots across the Muslim world when they first published in 2006.  Several Danish newspapers published the picture again last month to show support for its artist.  Police recently learn about the plot to kill the artist.  Muslims consider any image of prophet to be a sign of disrespect.

 

demonstrated : march in protest; take part in a demonstration

protesting

Denmark : a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea

prophet of Muhammad : the Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632))

denouncing : speak out against

insulting Islam : a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

plot : plan secretly, usually something illegal

 

You are listening to the news in VOA special English.

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