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[SE 1530 NEWS] 【整理】2008-05-17

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It is 15:30 universal time. I’m Steve Ember in Washington.

 

Chinese officials have ordered thousands of people to flee a village close to the center of the recent earthquake. The official XinHua News Agency says  lives resulting from the earthquake have blocked parts of the river. Officials are concerned that water from the river will cause a nearby lake to flood the area. Xinhua reported that officials in Beichuan County want to explode part of the lake sides to reduce some of the water level pressure. Chinese official now say nearly 29,000 people have died because of the earthquake.

 

An underground passage way at Haizhou electric state collapsed Saturday in Southwestern China. It is not clear that the collapse was linked to the earthquake on Monday. Eight workers are trapped in the tunnel in the  Haizhou power station in Yunnan province. The Xinhua News Agency says rescuers heard voice behind the wreckage. It could mean at least some workers survived.

 

Diplomats in Burma had a controlled visit of area Saturday. The visitor comes after international criticism of the Burmese military for borrowing aid groups from providing emergency supplies. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown criticized the military for what he called inhuman treatment of over two million storm survivors. Burmese state media say the number of died and missing people from cyclone Nargis is more than 133,000. This number almost doubles earlier Burmese estimates. Also Saturday President Bush extended economic actions against Burma’s military government for one more year. He said restrictions would not affect aid going to victims of the storm.

 

The leader of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party will not return home as planned Saturday because of security concerns. A spokesman for the party says it has received information about  a plan to kill Morgan Tsvangirai. Mr. Tsvangirai has been out of Zimbabwe since presidential and parliamentarian elections in March. Official results show he defeated President Robert Mugabe, but he failed to win the majority of votes necessary to become president.

 

Reports from Somali say fighters have seized the town after clashes with government troops. People  early Saturday after the armed fighters to control. Somali exiled opposition has rejected taking part in peace talks with the government. The peace talks began Tuesday in Djibouti, the alliance for the real liberation of Somali says opposition members at the talks are not permitted to meet with the government or sign any agreements. The group has also said it will never hold talks with the Somali government as long as if  troops remain in Somali.

 

You are listening to the news in VOA special English.


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