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[SE 1530 NEWS] 【整理】2008-06-04

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

 

Senator Barack Obama has claimed the presidential nomination of the America's democratic party. The senator spoke later Tuesday to a crowd of thousands of supporters in * Minnesota. He warned 2118 democratic delegates needed to capture the party's nomination. Mr Obama is the first Africa-American to become the expected presidential candidate for a major political party. The senator praised his opponent senator Hilary Cliton as a leader who influenced millions of Americans. Senator Cliton has refused to admit defeat. She said she plans the meet with her supporters and party officials before making a final decision.

 

American navy ships are preparing to leave waters near the coast of Burma because the country's gorvenment has refused to accept American aid. American Admol Timify Kitting says the USS access and the support ships will leave Thursday. The ships have been waiting for Burma's permission to take the aid to survivals of cyclone Nargis. The storm sturck the Irrawaddy Delta more than a month ago.  Admol Kitting said the United States attempted 15 times to persuade the Burmese military leaders to let the ships entry Burmese ports. He said the ships would return if Burma's leaders change their decision. The French navy also has suspended its efforts to send aid and is leaving the area.

 

The United Nations says they will take 15,000,000,000 to 20,000,000,000 dollars each year to ease the problem of raising food prices. UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon urged countries to work together and quickly to fire the problem. The UN chief spoke Wednesday to an international conference in Rome, Italy. Delegates from more than 118 countries are attending the conference. World Bank president Robert Zoellick also spoke to the delegates. He urges governments to lift the trade barriers . He said both barriers are partly to blame for sharp price increases for many provinces.

 

South Korea says it is ready to provide 15,000 tons of cow to North Korea. Unification Minister Kim Ha-joong said South Korea had offered cowto North Korea last month. But he said the North has yet to comment to the offer. Mr Kim told news reporters in Seoul that it hopes the North Korean government will accept. If not ,he said, its country will share the food through international food aid agencies.

 

The Indian government has raised the country's fuel prices for the second time this year. The government says the price of fuel for automoiles will be raised by about 12 cents a liter. Diesel fuel will be increased by about 7 cents. But the price of kerosene will not be raised. Many poor people use kerosence for cooking. Officials say the pricing increases are necessary to help India's state oil companies. The oil companies have suffered tens of thousands of dollars in losses.

 

You are listening to the news in VOA Special News.

 

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