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【整理】VOA 2008-02-10 【整理人】奥斯卡尔查尔

 

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I'm Bill Thompson from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 25 others injured in a suicide bomb explosion at a main election rally in northwestern Pakistan. The bomb went off in a town in North-West Frontier Province, close to the stage where people had gathered to hear the Awami National Party leader speak. He was unhurt. Also today, at least 2,000 police officers were dispatched to a small southeastern town as former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's party holds its first rally since her assassination in December. Pakistan meanwhile is scoffing at a senior US official's assertion that Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders are operating out of the remote tribal areas of Pakistan. A foreign ministry spokesman says Islamabad will take action if Washington can provide intelligence to back up its claim.

 

Residents of four US states are voting or going to party caucuses today to choose nominees for president. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are in a tight race for the Democratic Party's nomination, while Senator John McCain is now the heavy favourite to win the Republican nomination after his chief rival, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, suspended his own campaign on Thursday. As VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone reports, Senator McCain has some serious work to do to unify the Republican Party behind his candidacy.

 

Conservatives have long clash with McCain over his initial opposition to President Bush's tax curb program and his support for measures that would establish a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham raised doubts about McCain in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference. "I think the question is what you've been doing for conservatives lately." Later, McCain was greeted by the same group with a mixture of jeers and cheers. "All I ask of any American conservative, moderate, independent, or enlightened Democrat, is to judge my record as a whole and accept that I am not in the habit of making promises to my country that I do not intend to keep." Many conservatives also dislike McCain because he has a reputation as a maverick Republican who has been willing to work with liberal Democrats on issues such as climate change and campaign finance reform. Jim Malone, VOA News, Washington.

 

Turkish lawmakers have approved controversial constitutional amendments that will end a decades-old ban on Islamic head scarves at the country's universities. The change will allow female students to wear head scarves as long as the scarves are tied under the chin, leaving the face more exposed. Burkas,however, which cover the entire body, will remain prohibited.

 

Group of Seven finance ministers are worried that the US economy is going to slide even further and that will hurt global economic growth. In a draft statement today at the G-7 meeting, the finance leaders pledged to work together to promote stability. US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson acknowledges that the global economy faces downside risks that are in his words "serious and persisting".

 

US officials say that as many as six detainees now being held at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba may face charges in the next few days related to the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Military prosecutors are said to be considering seeking the death penalty against at least one of those expected to be charged. Among those facing charges is Khalid Sheik Mohammed, a former senior aide to Osama bin Laden and a principal planner of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.

 

Two separate attacks in Iraq have left 5 American troops dead, 4 killed yesterday when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Baghdad, the other killed in an explosion during an operation in northern Iraq. Meanwhile, Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc says it is negotiating with the government on a possible return to the Iraqi cabinet.

 

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will continue to target Kurdish rebels operating in northern Iraq. Mr. Erdogan says the offensive will continue in his words "until we win".

Lebanon's presidential election has been postponed again. It's the latest in a series of delays during the country's political crisis. Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says the parliamentary voting session will be moved now to February 26th.

 

I'm Bill Thompson, VOA News. More news on the Internet at voanews.com.

 

Vocabulary

 

jeers and cheers: 毁誉参半。jeer: n. 嘲笑,讥评
burka: a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan. 蒙住全身的长袍.

[ 本帖最后由 奥斯卡尔查尔 于 2008-2-26 13:41 编辑 ]
作者: 扶摇而上    时间: 2008-2-10 11:26

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I'm Bill Thompson from the VOA News Center in Washington.

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 25 others injured in a suicide bomb explosion at a main election rally in northwestern Pakistan. The bomb went off in a town in North-West Frontier Province, close to the stage where people had gathered to hear the Awami National Party leader speak. He was unhurt. Also today, at least 2,000 police officers were dispatched to a small southeastern town as former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's party holds its first rally since her assassination in December. Pakistan meanwhile is scoffing at a senior US official's assertion that Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders are operating on the remote tribal areas of Pakistan. A Foreign Ministry spokesman says Islamabad will take action if Washington can provide intelligence to back up its claim.

Residents of four US states are voting or going to party caucuses today to choose nominees for president. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are in a tight race for the Democratic Party's nomination, while Senator John McCain is now the heavy favourite to win the Republican nomination after his chief rival, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, suspended his own campaign on Thursday. As VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone reports, Senator McCain has some serious work to do to unify the Republican Party behind his candidacy.

Conservatives have long clash with McCain over his initial opposition to President Bush's tax curb program and his support for measures that would establish a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham raised doubts about McCain in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference. "I think the question is what you've been doing for conservatives lately." Later, McCain was greeted by the same group with a mixture of jeers and cheers. "All I ask of any American conservative, moderate, independent, or enlightened Democrat, is to judge my record as a whole and accept that I am not in the habit of making promises to my country that I do not intend to keep." Many conservatives also dislike McCain because he has a reputation as a maverick Republican who has been willing to work with liberal Democrats on issues such as climate change and campaign finance reform. Jim Malone, VOA News, Washington.

Turkish lawmakers have approved controvercial constitutional amendments that would end a decades-old ban on Islamic head scarves of the country's universities. The changes will allow female students to wear head scarves as long as they are tied under the chin, leaving the face more exposed. Burqas, however, which cover the entire body, will remain prohibited.

Group of Seven finance ministers are worried that the US economy is going to slide even further and that will hurt global economic growth. In a draft statement today at the G-7 meeting, the finance leaders pledged to work together to promote stability. US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson acknowledges that the global economy faces downside risks that are in his words "serious and persisting".

US officials say that as many as six detainees now being held at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba may face charges in the next few days related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Military prosecutors are said to be considering seeking the death penalty against at least one of those expected to be charged. Among those facing charges is Khalid Sheik Mohammed, a former senior aide to Osama bin Laden and a principal planner of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.

Two separate attacks in Iraq have left 5 American troops dead, 4 killed yesterday when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Baghdad, the other killed in an explosion during an operation in northern Iraq. Meanwhile, Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc says it is negotiating with the government on a possible return to the Iraqi cabinet.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will continue to target Kurdish rebels operating in northern Iraq. Mr. Erdogan says the offensive will continue in his words "until we win".

Lebanon's presidential election has been postponed again. It's the latest in a series of delays during the country's political crisis. Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says the parliamentary voting session will be moved now to February 26th.

I'm Bill Thompson, VOA News. More news on the Internet at voanews.com.
作者: zhangwater6    时间: 2008-2-10 12:11

homework:
11:42 I am Bill Tomson form the VOA news center in Washington.
At least 20 people have been killed and more than 25 others injured in a suicide bomb explosion in the election rally in northwestern Pakistan. The bomb went off in the town in northwest frontier province close to the stage where people had gathered to hear the Awamy national party leader speak. He was unhurt. Also today at least 2000 police officers were dispatched to a small southeastern town as former prime minsiter Benizer Bhuto's party held its first rally since her assassination in December. Pakistan meanwhile is carfing at a senior US officials assertion that Osama Benlarden and other Al Quaed and Taliban leaders are operating out of a remote tribal areas of Pakistan. A foreign ministry spokesman says Islamabad will take action if Washington can provide intelligence to backup its claim.
Residents of four US states are voting or going to party Koxis today to choose nominees for president. Senators Hillary Cliton and Brark Abama are in a tight race for democratic party's nomination while senator John Macain is now the heavy favourite to win the republican nomination after his chief rival former Massachusetts governor Mid Ramly suspended his own campaign on Thursday. As VOA national correspondent Jim Loan reports, Senator Macain has some serious work to do to unify the republican party behind his candidacy.
Conservatives had long clash with Macain, over his initial opposition to president Bush's tax cut program and his support for measures that would establish a path to citizenship for illegal immigrates. Conservative radio talk show host Lorra Ingram raised doubts about Macain in a speech to the conservative political action conference. I think the question is what you have been doing for conservatism lately. Later Macain was greeted by the same group with a mixture of Jeels and Cheers. All I ask Avalian American conservative Moderate independent or lighten democrat is to judge my record is a whole and expect and I am not in the harbtive making promacies to my country. that I do not intend to keep. Many conservatives also dislike Macain. Because his reputation as a Maverk republican who has been willing to work with liberabl democrats on issues such as climat change and campaign finance reform. Jim Loan, VOA news, Washington.
Turkish lawmakers have approved controversial constitutional amendments that will end a decade old ban on the Islamic headscarfs at the country's universities. The change will allow female students to wear headscarfs as long as the carfs are tied into the chin leading the face more exposed. Berkers however which covered the entire the body will remain prohibited.
Group of 7 finance minsters are worried that the US economy is going to slide even further. And that will hurt global economic growth. In a draft statement today of a G-7 meeting the finance leaders pledged to work together to promote stability. US treasury secretary Henry Polson acknowledges that the global economy faces downside risks that are in his word, serious and persisting.
US officials say that is as many as 6 detainees now being held at the US naval base at Guantalimal bay Cuba may face charges in the next few days. related if the September 11th,2001 terrorist attacks. Military prosecutors are said to be considering seeking the death panelty against at least on those expected to be charged. Among those facing charges as Caleage Shek Muhamud, a former senior aide to Asama Benladen and a prinsiple planer of the attacks that killed also 3000 people.
Two separate attacks in Iraq have left 5 American troops dead, four killed yesterday when a vihicle struck a roadside bomb in Bagdad, the other killed in an explosion during an operation in northern Iraq. Meanwhile Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political blocks says it is negotiating with the government on a possible return to the Iraq cabinet.
Turkish prime minister Rejep Tyyip Edwon says his country will continue to target Kurdish rebel operating in northern Iraq. Mr. Edwon says the offensive will continue in his words, until we win.
Lebanon's presidential election has been postponed again. It's the latest in a series of delays during the political crisis. Parliament speaker Novi Berry says the parliamentary voting session will be moved now to Febuary 26th.
I am Bill Thomson, VOA news, more news on the internet at voanews.com. 12:07
作者: 宝宝的贝贝    时间: 2008-2-10 12:55

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I am Bill Thompson from the VOA news center in Washington

At least twenty people have been killed and more than twenty five others injured in a suicide bome explosion at a election rally in north western Pakistan. The bomb went off in a town in north west frontier province close to the stage where people have gathered to hear the alarming national party leader speak. He was unhurt. Also today at least two thousand police officers were dispatched to a small southeastern town as former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's party holds its first rally since her assassination in December. Pakistan meanwhile is scoffing at a senior US official’s assersion that Osama Bin Laden and other Al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders are operating out of romote tribal areas in Pakistan. The foreign minister spokeman says Islamabad will take action if Washington can provide intelligence to back up its plan.

Residents of four US states are voting or going to the party caucuses today to choose nominees for president. Senate Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama are in a tight race for the Democratic party’s nomination. While senator John MaCan is now the heavy favourite to win the Republican nomination after his chief rival former Massachusetts’s governor Mitt Romney suspended his own campaign on Thursday.As VOA national correspondent Jim Malone reports Senator MaCain has some serious work to do to unify the Republican party behind his cadidacy. Conservatives have long clashed with MaCain over his initial opposition to president Bush’s Texcode programme and his support for measures that would establish a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Conservative radio talkshow host Lorra Ingram raised doubts about MaCain in her speech to the conservative political action conference “ I think the question is what you have been doing for conservatism lately.” Later MaCain was greeted by the same group with a mixure of jeers and cheers.” All I asked any of American coservative moderate Independent or lighten the democratic is to judge my record as a whole and accept that I am not in the habit of making promises to my country that I do not intend to keep.Many conservatives also dislike MaCain because he has a reputation as a Maverick republican who has been willing to work with liberal democrats on issues such as climate change and campaign financial reforms. Jim Malone VOA news Washington

Turkish’s lawmakers have approvel controversial constitutional amendments that will end a decades old ban on Islamic headscarves of the country’s universities. The change would allow female students to wear head scarves as long as the scarves are tied into the chin leaving the face more exposed. Berkers however which cover the entire body will remain prohibited

Group of seven financial ministers are worried that the US economy is going to slide even further and that will hurt global economic growth. In a draft statement today of a G7 meeting, the financial leaders pledged to work together to promote stability. US Treasure secretary Henry Paulson acknowledges that the global economy faces downside risks that are in his words serious and persisting.

US official say that is as many six detainees now being held at the US naval base at Guantanamo bay Cuba may face charges in the next few days related to the September eleventh 2001 terrorist attacks. Military prosecutors are said to be considering seeking the death penalty against at least on of those expected to be charged . Among those facing charges is Caleage Shek Muhamud a former senior aide to Osama Bin Laden and a principal planner of the attacks that killed almost three thousand people.

Two separate attacks in Iraq have left five American troops dead four killed yesterday when a Vechicle stuck a roadside bomb in Baghdad the other killed in an explosion during an operation in northern Iraq. Meanwhile the Iraq’s largest Sunni Arab political bloc says it is negitiating with the government of a possible return to the Irai capital.

Turkush prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will contiune to target Turkish rebels operating in northen Iraq. Mr Erdogan says the offensive will continue in his words until we win.

Lebanon’s presdential election has been postponed again. It is the latest in a series of delays during the country’s political crisis. Parliament’s speaker Novi Berry says the parlimentary voting session will be moves now to Feburay twenty-sixth. I am Bill Thompson VOA news more on the Internet at VOA news.com


作者: uivb    时间: 2008-2-10 12:57

on 扶摇斑斑 (听得好好。。。只好鸡蛋里挑骨头啦~smile.gif
I'm Bill Thompson from the VOA News Center in Washington.

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 25 others injured in a suicide bomb explosion at a main election rally in northwestern Pakistan. The bomb went off in a town in North-West Frontier Province, close to the stage where people had gathered to hear the Awami National Party leader speak. He was unhurt. Also today, at least 2,000 police officers were dispatched to a small southeastern town as former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's party holds its first rally since her assassination in December. Pakistan meanwhile is scoffing at a senior US official's assertion that Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders are operating on the remote tribal areas of Pakistan. A Foreign Ministry spokesman says Islamabad will take action if Washington can provide intelligence to back up its claim.

Residents of four US states are voting or going to party caucuses today to choose nominees for president. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are in a tight race for the Democratic Party's nomination, while Senator John McCain is now the heavy favourite to win the Republican nomination after his chief rival, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, suspended his own campaign on Thursday. As VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone reports, Senator McCain has some serious work to do to unify the Republican Party behind his candidacy.

Conservatives have long clash with McCain over his initial opposition to President Bush's tax curb program and his support for measures that would establish a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham raised doubts about McCain in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference. "I think the question is what you've been doing for conservatives lately." Later, McCain was greeted by the same group with a mixture of jeers and cheers. "All I ask of any American conservative, moderate, independent, or enlightened Democrat, is to judge my record as a whole and accept that I am not in the habit of making promises to my country that I do not intend to keep." Many conservatives also dislike McCain because he has a reputation as a maverick Republican who has been willing to work with liberal Democrats on issues such as climate change and campaign finance reform. Jim Malone, VOA News, Washington.

Turkish lawmakers have approved controvercial constitutional amendments that would end a decades-old ban on Islamic head scarves of the country's universities. The changes will allow female students to wear head scarves as long as the scarves are tied under the chin, leaving the face more exposed. Burqas(also burkas ^^), however, which cover the entire body, will remain prohibited.

Group of Seven finance ministers are worried that the US economy is going to slide even further and that will hurt global economic growth. In a draft statement today at the G-7 meeting, the finance leaders pledged to work together to promote stability. US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson acknowledges that the global economy faces downside risks that are in his words "serious and persisting".

US officials say that as many as six detainees now being held at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba may face charges in the next few days related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Military prosecutors are said to be considering seeking the death penalty against at least one of those expected to be charged. Among those facing charges is Khalid Sheik Mohammed, a former senior aide to Osama bin Laden and a principal planner of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.

Two separate attacks in Iraq have left 5 American troops dead, 4 killed yesterday when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Baghdad, the other killed in an explosion during an operation in northern Iraq. Meanwhile, Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc says it is negotiating with the government on a possible return to the Iraqi cabinet.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will continue to target Kurdish rebels operating in northern Iraq. Mr. Erdogan says the offensive will continue in his words "until we win".

Lebanon's presidential election has been postponed again. It's the latest in a series of delays during the country's political crisis. Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says the parliamentary voting session will be moved now to February 26th.

I'm Bill Thompson, VOA News. More news on the Internet at voanews.com.
作者: yoyogo    时间: 2008-2-10 16:18

homework.
I am Bill Thompson, From the VOA news center in Washington.

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 25 others injured in a suicide bomb explosion at an election rally in northwestern Pakistan. The bomb went off in a town of northwest Frontier province close to the stage where people had gathered to hear the Awami National Party leader speak. He was unhurt. Also today, at least 2000 police officers were dispatched to a small southeastern town as former Prime Minister Benezir Bhutto's party holds its first rally since her assassination in December.

Pakistan meanwhile is scoffing at a senior US official assertion that Osama bin Laden and other Al-Qaida and Taliban leaders are operating on remote tribal areas in Pakistan. A foreign ministry spokesman says that Islamabad will take action if Washington can provide intelligence to back up its claim.

Residents of 4 US states are voting or going party caucuses today to choose nominees for president. Senator Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are in a tight race for the democratic party nomination while senator John McCain is now the heavy favorite to win the republican nomination after his chief rival, former Massachusetts governor Mit Romney suspended his campaign on Thursday. As VOA national correspondent Jim Malone reports, senator McCain has some serious work to do to unify the republican party behind his candidacy.

Conservative have long clashed with Mccain over his initial opposition to president Bush's taxcut program and his support for measures that would establish a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Conservative radio talk show host Laury I raised doubts about McCain in her speech to the conservative action conference. "I think the question is what you have been doing for Conservatives lately." Later, Mccain was greeted by the same group with a mixture of jeers and cheers. "All I ask of any American conservatives, modern, independent or likely democrat is to judge my record as a whole, accepting I am not in the habit of making promises to my country that I do not intend to keep." Many conservatives also dislike McCain because he has a reputation as a maverick republican who has been willing to work with liberal democrats on issues such as climate change and campaign finance reform. Jim Malone, VOA news, Washington.

Turkish lawmakers have approved controversial constitutional amendments that will end a decades-old ban on Islamic headscarves of the country's universities. The change will allow female students to wear headscarves as long as the scarves are tied under the chin, leaving the face more exposed. Burqas, however, which cover the entire body will remain prohibited.

Group of 7 Finance Ministers are worried US economy is going to slide even further and that will hurt global economic growth. In a draft statement today of the G7 meeting, finance leaders pledged to work together to promote stability. US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson acknowledges that the global economy faces downside risk that are, in his words, serious and persisting.

US officials say that as many as 6 detainees now being held in the US naval base at Guatonama Bay, Cuba may face charges in the next few days related to September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks. Military prosecutors are said to be considering seeking the death penalty against at least one of those expected to be charged. Among those facing charges was Colleague Sheck M, a former senior aide to Bin Laden and a principal planner of attacks that killed 3000 people.

Two separate attacks In Iraq have left 5 American troops dead, 4 killed yesterday when a vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Baghdad, the other killed in an explosion during an operation in northern Iraqi. Meanwhile, Iraqi largest Sunni Arab political party bloc says it is negotiating with the government on a possible return to the Iraqi cabinet.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will continue to target Kurdish rebels operating in northern Iraq. Mr. Erdogan says the offensive will continue in his words "until we win".

Lebanon's presidential election has been postponed again. It's the latest in a series of delays during the country's political crisis. Parliament speaker N B says the parliamentary voting session will be moved now to February 26th.

I am Bill Thompson, VOA news. More news on the internet at voanews.com.


作者: roclinda    时间: 2008-2-10 22:56


Homework

I'm Bill Thompson from the VOA News Center in Washington.

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 25 others injured in a suicide bomb explosion at an election rally in northwestern Pakistan. The bomb went off in a town in northwest frontier province, closed to the stage where people have gathered to hear the Awami National Party leader speak. He was unhurt. Also today, at least 2,000 police officers were dispatched to a small southeastern town as former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's party hold its first rally since her assassination in Dec. Pakistan meanwhile is scoffing at a senior US official's assertion that Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders are operating on the remote tribal areas in Pakistan. A foreign ministry spokesman says Islamabad will take action if Washington can provide intelligence to back up its claim.

Residents of 4 US states are voting or going to party caucuses today to choose nominees for president. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are in a tight race for the Democratic Party's nomination, while Senator John McCain is now the heavy favorite to win the Republican nomination after his chief rival, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney suspended his own campaign on Thursday. As VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone reports Senator McCain has some serious work to do to unify the Republican Party behind his candidacy.

Conservatives have long clashed with McCain over his initial opposition to President Bush's tax curb program and his support for measures that would establish a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham raised doubts about McCain in a speech to the Conservative political action conference. "I think the question is what you've been doing for conservatives lately." Later, McCain was greeted by the same group with a mixture of jeers and cheers. "All I ask of any American conservative, moderate, independent, or enlightened Democrat, is to judge my record as a whole and accept that I'm not the habit of making promises to my country that I do not intend to keep. Many Conservatives also dislike McCain because he has a reputation as a maverick Republican who's been willing to work with liberal Democrats on issues such as climate change and campaign finance reform. Jim Malone, VOA News, Washington.

Turkish lawmakers have approved controversial constitutional amendments that will end a decades-old ban on Islam head scarves of the country's universities. The change will allow female students to wear head scarves as long as the scarves are tied under the chin, leaving the face most exposed. Burkas, however, which covered the entire body, will remain prohibited.

Group of seven finance ministers are worrying that the US economy is going to slide even further, and that will hurt the global economic growth. In a draft statement today at the G-7 meeting, the finance leaders pledged to work together to promote stability. US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson acknowledges the global economy faces downside risks that are in his words "serious and persisting".

US officials say that as many as 6 detainees now being held at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may face charges in the next few days related to the 9.11, 2001 terrorists attacks. Military prosecutor are said to be considering seeking the death penalty against at least one of those expected to be charged. Among those facing charges is Khalid Sheik Mohammed, a former senior aide to Osama bin Laden and principal planner of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.

Two separate attacks in Iraq have left 5 American troops dead. Four killed yesterday when their vehicles struck a roadside bomb in Baghdad, the other killed in an explosion during an operation in northern Iraq. Meanwhile, Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc says it is negotiating with the government on a possible return to the Iraqi cabinet.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will continue to target Kurdish rebels operating in northern Iraq. Mr. Erdogan says the offensive will continue in his words "until we win".

Lebanon's presidential election has been postponed again. It is the latest in a series of delays during the country's political crisis. Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says the parliamentary voting session will be moved now to Feb.26th.

I'm Bill Thompson, VOA News. More news on the Internet at voanews.com.


作者: April18    时间: 2008-2-11 12:44

on uivb smile.gif (偶鸡蛋里挑鱼刺吧呵呵~~ tongue.gif

I'm Bill Thompson from the VOA News Center in Washington.

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 25 others injured in a suicide bomb explosion at a main election rally in northwestern Pakistan. The bomb went off in a town in North-West Frontier Province, close to the stage where people had gathered to hear the Awami National Party leader speak. He was unhurt. Also today, at least 2,000 police officers were dispatched to a small southeastern town as former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's party holds its first rally since her assassination in December. Pakistan meanwhile is scoffing at a senior US official's assertion that Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders are operating out of the remote tribal areas of Pakistan. A Foreign Ministry spokesman says Islamabad will take action if Washington can provide intelligence to back up its claim.

Residents of four US states are voting or going to party caucuses today to choose nominees for president. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are in a tight race for the Democratic Party's nomination, while Senator John McCain is now the heavy favourite to win the Republican nomination after his chief rival, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, suspended his own campaign on Thursday. As VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone reports, Senator McCain has some serious work to do to unify the Republican Party behind his candidacy.

Conservatives have long clash with McCain over his initial opposition to President Bush's tax curb program and his support for measures that would establish a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham raised doubts about McCain in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference. "I think the question is what you've been doing for conservatives lately." Later, McCain was greeted by the same group with a mixture of jeers and cheers. "All I ask of any American conservative, moderate, independent, or enlightened Democrat, is to judge my record as a whole and accept that I am not in the habit of making promises to my country that I do not intend to keep." Many conservatives also dislike McCain because he has a reputation as a maverick Republican who has been willing to work with liberal Democrats on issues such as climate change and campaign finance reform. Jim Malone, VOA News, Washington.

Turkish lawmakers have approved controversial constitutional amendments that will end a decades-old ban on Islamic head scarves at the country's universities. The change will allow female students to wear head scarves as long as the scarves are tied under the chin, leaving the face more exposed. Burqas(also burkas ^^), however, which cover the entire body, will remain prohibited.

Group of Seven finance ministers are worried that the US economy is going to slide even further and that will hurt global economic growth. In a draft statement today at the G-7 meeting, the finance leaders pledged to work together to promote stability. US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson acknowledges that the global economy faces downside risks that are in his words "serious and persisting".

US officials say that as many as six detainees now being held at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba may face charges in the next few days related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Military prosecutors are said to be considering seeking the death penalty against at least one of those expected to be charged. Among those facing charges is Khalid Sheik Mohammed, a former senior aide to Osama bin Laden and a principal planner of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.

Two separate attacks in Iraq have left 5 American troops dead, 4 killed yesterday when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Baghdad, the other killed in an explosion during an operation in northern Iraq. Meanwhile, Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc says it is negotiating with the government on a possible return to the Iraqi cabinet.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will continue to target Kurdish rebels operating in northern Iraq. Mr. Erdogan says the offensive will continue in his words "until we win".

Lebanon's presidential election has been postponed again. It's the latest in a series of delays during the country's political crisis. Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says the parliamentary voting session will be moved now to February 26th.

I'm Bill Thompson, VOA News. More news on the Internet at voanews.com.
作者: 奥斯卡尔查尔    时间: 2008-2-24 15:25

 

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I'm Bill Thompson from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 25 others injured in a suicide bomb explosion at a main election rally in northwestern Pakistan. The bomb went off in a town in North-West Frontier Province, close to the stage where people had gathered to hear the Awami National Party leader speak. He was unhurt. Also today, at least 2,000 police officers were dispatched to a small southeastern town as former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's party holds its first rally since her assassination in December. Pakistan meanwhile is scoffing at a senior US official's assertion that Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders are operating out of the remote tribal areas of Pakistan. A foreign ministry spokesman says Islamabad will take action if Washington can provide intelligence to back up its claim.

 

Residents of four US states are voting or going to party caucuses today to choose nominees for president. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are in a tight race for the Democratic Party's nomination, while Senator John McCain is now the heavy favourite to win the Republican nomination after his chief rival, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, suspended his own campaign on Thursday. As VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone reports, Senator McCain has some serious work to do to unify the Republican Party behind his candidacy.

 

Conservatives have long clash with McCain over his initial opposition to President Bush's tax curb program and his support for measures that would establish a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham raised doubts about McCain in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference. "I think the question is what you've been doing for conservatives lately." Later, McCain was greeted by the same group with a mixture of jeers and cheers. "All I ask of any American conservative, moderate, independent, or enlightened Democrat, is to judge my record as a whole and accept that I am not in the habit of making promises to my country that I do not intend to keep." Many conservatives also dislike McCain because he has a reputation as a maverick Republican who has been willing to work with liberal Democrats on issues such as climate change and campaign finance reform. Jim Malone, VOA News, Washington.

 

Turkish lawmakers have approved controversial constitutional amendments that will end a decades-old ban on Islamic head scarves at the country's universities. The change will allow female students to wear head scarves as long as the scarves are tied under the chin, leaving the face more exposed. Burkas,however, which cover the entire body, will remain prohibited.

 

Group of Seven finance ministers are worried that the US economy is going to slide even further and that will hurt global economic growth. In a draft statement today at the G-7 meeting, the finance leaders pledged to work together to promote stability. US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson acknowledges that the global economy faces downside risks that are in his words "serious and persisting".

 

US officials say that as many as six detainees now being held at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba may face charges in the next few days related to the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Military prosecutors are said to be considering seeking the death penalty against at least one of those expected to be charged. Among those facing charges is Khalid Sheik Mohammed, a former senior aide to Osama bin Laden and a principal planner of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.

 

Two separate attacks in Iraq have left 5 American troops dead, 4 killed yesterday when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Baghdad, the other killed in an explosion during an operation in northern Iraq. Meanwhile, Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc says it is negotiating with the government on a possible return to the Iraqi cabinet.

 

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will continue to target Kurdish rebels operating in northern Iraq. Mr. Erdogan says the offensive will continue in his words "until we win".

Lebanon's presidential election has been postponed again. It's the latest in a series of delays during the country's political crisis. Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says the parliamentary voting session will be moved now to February 26th.

 

I'm Bill Thompson, VOA News. More news on the Internet at voanews.com.

 

jeers and cheers: 毁誉参半。jeer: n. 嘲笑,讥评
burka: a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan. 蒙住全身的长袍.






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