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on michaelyueyue And you have found us here at VOA Special English at 15: 30 Universal Time. [1] In world news of this day, police in India/ say at least 123 people have been crushed to death at a Hindu religious event in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. Officials say at least 30 of those people were children. Local police say the disaster happened when metal supports broke along a path to a holy place on a mountain top. Thousands of people had gone there to celebrate the nine-day Shravan Navratras festival that began on Saturday. More than 40 other people were injured. Bad weather is interfering with rescue efforts. [2] At least nine people were killed climbing the mountain called K2 in Pakistan on Friday. Pakistani mountain-climbing guides say a large piece of ice broke off the mountain and hit the climbers. The guides say three of the dead were from South Korea, two were from Nepal. The others were Serbian, Dutch and Norwegian. At least three other people are missing. The climbers were making their way down from the mountain top at the time. K2 is the second highest mountain in the world. [3] Leaders from eight South Asian countries have agreed to work together to fight terrorism and poverty. The officials approved the cooperation deal at a meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was the 15th leaders meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. The agreement calls for the countries to share intelligence and work together on legal issues related to crime and terrorism. The countries also agreed to raise 300 million dollars to fight poverty and rising food prices. [4] Hundreds of women and children have fled the Georgian territory of South Ossetia into neighboring Russia. Separatists supported by Russia have been fighting Georgian government forces in the area for two nights. At least six people are dead and 15 others are wounded. In Moscow the Russian Foreign Ministry said South Ossetia is close to a large military conflict. Georgia has accused two Russian peacekeepers deployed in South Ossetia of inciting a rebel movement there. [5] The African Union is expected to send its top permanent official Jean Ping to Sudan on Sunday. He is leading a team of AU officials there. Last week the United Nations Security Council voted to extend joint UN and AU peacekeeping operations in the western Sudan area of Darfur. The resolution notes AU concerns about the International Criminal Court's decision to charge Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir with genocide. The charges are in connection with the situation in Darfur. The AU has urged the Security Council to delay charges against Mr. Bashir. AU officials say the charges will damage the peace process in Sudan. [6] Reports from Somalia's capital say a bomb explosion has killed at least 20 people, mostly women. The victims were street cleaners in Mogadishu. Witnesses of the attack say they counted 15 bodies in the streets. Five other people died after being taken to Medina Hospital in the city. More than 40 people were wounded in the explosion. Separately, Islamist rebels in Mogadishu attacked Ethiopian forces allied with Somalia's government. Witnesses to that incident say at least three soldiers were killed. And you are listening to this news in VOA Special English.

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on michaelyueyue And you have found us here at VOA Special English at 15: 30 Universal Time. [1] In world news of this day, police in India/ say at least 123 people have been crushed to death at a Hindu religious event in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. Officials say at least 30 of those people were children. Local police say the disaster happened when metal supports broke along a path to a holy place on a mountain top. Thousands of people had gone there to celebrate the nine-day Shravan Navratras festival that began on Saturday. More than 40 other people were injured. Bad weather is interfering with rescue efforts. [2] At least nine people were killed climbing the mountain called K2 in Pakistan on Friday. Pakistani mountain-climbing guides say a large piece of ice broke off the mountain and hit the climbers. The guides say three of the dead were from South Korea, two were from Nepal. The others were Serbian, Dutch and Norwegian. At least three other people are missing. The climbers were making their way down from the mountain top at the time. K2 is the second highest mountain in the world. [3] Leaders from eight South Asian countries have agreed to work together to fight terrorism and poverty. The officials approved the cooperation deal at a meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was the 15th leaders meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. The agreement calls for the countries to share intelligence and work together on legal issues related to crime and terrorism. The countries also agreed to raise 300 million dollars to fight poverty and rising food prices. [4] Hundreds of women and children have fled the Georgian territory of South Ossetia into neighboring Russia. Separatists supported by Russia have been fighting Georgian government forces in the area for two nights. At least six people are dead and 15 others are wounded. In Moscow the Russian Foreign Ministry said South Ossetia is close to a large military conflict. Georgia has accused two Russian peacekeepers deployed in South Ossetia of inciting a rebel movement there. [5] The African Union is expected to send its top permanent official Jean Ping to Sudan on Sunday. He is leading a team of AU officials there. Last week the United Nations Security Council voted to extend joint UN and AU peacekeeping operations in the western Sudan area of Darfur. The resolution notes AU concerns about the International Criminal Court's decision to charge Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir with genocide. The charges are in connection with the situation in Darfur. The AU has urged the Security Council to delay charges against Mr. Bashir. AU officials say the charges will damage the peace process in Sudan. [6] Reports from Somalia's capital say a bomb explosion has killed at least 20 people, mostly women. The victims were street cleaners in Mogadishu. Witnesses of the attack say they counted 15 bodies in the streets. Five other people died after being taken to Medina Hospital in the city. More than 40 people were wounded in the explosion. Separately, Islamist rebels in Mogadishu attacked Ethiopian forces allied with Somalia's government. Witnesses to that incident say at least three soldiers were killed. And you are listening to this news in VOA Special English.
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on michaelyueyue And you have found us here at VOA Special English at 15: 30 Universal Time. [1] In world news of this day, police in India/ say at least 123 people have been crushed to death at a Hindu religious event in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. Officials say at least 30 of those people were children. Local police say the disaster happened when metal supports broke along a path to a holy place on a mountain top. Thousands of people had gone there to celebrate the nine-day Shravan Navratras festival that began on Saturday. More than 40 other people were injured. Bad weather is interfering with rescue efforts. [2] At least nine people were killed climbing the mountain called K2 in Pakistan on Friday. Pakistani mountain-climbing guides say a large piece of ice broke off the mountain and hit the climbers. The guides say three of the dead were from South Korea, two were from Nepal. The others were Serbian, Dutch and Norwegian. At least three other people are missing. The climbers were making their way down from the mountain top at the time. K2 is the second highest mountain in the world. [3] Leaders from eight South Asian countries have agreed to work together to fight terrorism and poverty. The officials approved the cooperation deal at a meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was the 15th leaders meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. The agreement calls for the countries to share intelligence and work together on legal issues related to crime and terrorism. The countries also agreed to raise 300 million dollars to fight poverty and rising food prices. [4] Hundreds of women and children have fled the Georgian territory of South Ossetia into neighboring Russia. Separatists supported by Russia have been fighting Georgian government forces in the area for two nights. At least six people are dead and 15 others are wounded. In Moscow the Russian Foreign Ministry said South Ossetia is close to a large military conflict. Georgia has accused two Russian peacekeepers deployed in South Ossetia of inciting a rebel movement there. [5] The African Union is expected to send its top permanent official Jean Ping to Sudan on Sunday. He is leading a team of AU officials there. Last week the United Nations Security Council voted to extend joint UN and AU peacekeeping operations in the western Sudan area of Darfur. The resolution notes AU concerns about the International Criminal Court's decision to charge Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir with genocide. The charges are in connection with the situation in Darfur. The AU has urged the Security Council to delay charges against Mr. Bashir. AU officials say the charges will damage the peace process in Sudan. [6] Reports from Somalia's capital say a bomb explosion has killed at least 20 people, mostly women. The victims were street cleaners in Mogadishu. Witnesses of the attack say they counted 15 bodies in the streets. Five other people died after being taken to Medina Hospital in the city. More than 40 people were wounded in the explosion. Separately, Islamist rebels in Mogadishu attacked Ethiopian forces allied with Somalia's government. Witnesses to that incident say at least three soldiers were killed. And you are listening to this news in VOA Special English.
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