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【整理】VOA 2008-02-18 【整理人】奥斯卡尔查尔

 

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I'm Susan Yackee from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

An Afghan provincial governor says 80 people have been killed and many others wounded in a suicide bomber attack in the southern city of Kandahar. Governor Asadullah Khalid says the bomber set off the explosives today at a dogfighting competition attended by hundreds of people. He blamed the attack on the Taliban,  but so far no one has claimed responsibility.

 

Kosovo's parliament has approved the declaration of independence from Serbia. The extraordinary session openned today with the region's Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci, calling Kosovo from this day forward "proud, independent and free." Tens of thousands of jubilant ethnic Albanians packed streets outside the parliament building as Mr. Thaci read the declaration to lawmakers. Earlier, President Bush said he will work with allies to ensure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's declaration of independence. VOA White House Correspondent Scott Stearns reports.

 

President Bush says the United States will continue to work with its allies to do the very best it can to make sure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's decision. At a news conference in Tanzania, Mr. Bush was asked if he supports independence for Kosovo. The president did not answer the question directly, saying instead that the future of the province is central to regional security. "Our position is that its status must be resolved in order for the Balkans to be stable. " Serbia opposes independence for the predominantly ethnic Albanian province and says it will use every political measure possible to prevent recognition of Kosovo's independence. Serbia says it will protect ethnic minority Serbs who remain in Kosovo. President Bush says he's hopeful that Kosovo's decision will not lead to further violence. Scott Stearns, VOA News, with the president in Dar es Salaam.

 

President Bush has met with Tanzania's president in Dar es Salaam and signed a nearly 700 million-dollar grant to help stimulate economic growth in the east African nation. Mr. Bush spoke about the move at a news conference. "I was proud to sign, along with the president, the largest Millennium Challenge Account in the history of the United States here in Tanzania. It provides nearly 700 million dollars over 5 years to improve Tanzania's transportation network, secure reliable supplies of energy, and expand access to clean and safe water. My hope is that such an initiative will be part of an effort to transform parts of this country to become more hopeful places, Mr. President."

 

Mr. Bush also urged the US Congress to renew his global AIDS program. President Bush wants to double the size of the program from the 15 billion dollars already spent to 30 billion over the next five years.

 

In Kenya, government and opposition negotiators are preparing to resume reconciliation talks after making progress last week on a political solution to the Kenyan crisis. Correspondent Scott Bobb reports from Nairobi.

 

Government and opposition negotiators prepared to resume a fourth week of talks after a 3-day break for consultations with their leaders. Chief mediator Kofi Annan said the two sides have made considerable progress toward a political settlement of the December elections. One thousand people were killed and several hundred thousand were displaced in violence that erupted after the opposition said the vote was rigged. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was expected Monday in the Kenyan capital to meet with President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga. A senior administration official said a main purpose of Rice's mission was to underscore that the Kenyan government does not have the unqualified support of the US government unless it compromises in the talks. Government negotiators reportedly have resisted a proposed coalition government. The opposition, which won nearly one half of the seats in parliament, has demanded a sizable number of ministerial posts under such an arrangement. Scott Bobb, VOA News, Nairobi.

 

Pakistani voters are preparing for Monday's long-awaited parliamentary elections amid concerns of more violence following a deadly bomb blast. The suicide attack at an opposition political rally late Saturday near the border with Afghanistan killed at least 47 people and left many others wounded.

 

Iraqi officials say a woman suicide bomber has blown herself up in a central Bagdad store, killing at least 3 people. The US military, however, says only the bomber was killed in today's blast, while two people were wounded. The military says Iraqi soldiers fired at the woman when they saw her wearing something bulky and holding wires in her hand.

 

I'm Susan Yackee, VOA News. You can get more news on the Internet at voanews. com.

[ 本帖最后由 奥斯卡尔查尔 于 2008-2-26 14:16 编辑 ]
作者: haiyong1022    时间: 2008-2-18 11:06

Homework

I’m Susan Yarky from the VOA news center in Washington.

An Afghan provincial governor says 80 people have been killed and many others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in the southern city of Kandahar. Governor Asadullah Khaled says the bomber set off the explosive today at a dog fighting competition attended by hundreds of people. He blames the attack on Taliban but so far no one has claimed responsibility.

Kosovo’s parliament has approved the declaration of independence from Serbia. The extraordinary session opened today with the region’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci calling Kosovo from this date forward proud independent and free. Tens of thousand jubilant ethnic Albanians packed the street outside the parliament building as Mr. Thaci read the declaration to the lawmakers.

Earlier President Bush said he will work with allies to ensure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo’s declaration of independence. VOA’s White House correspondent Scaro Stone reports. President Bush of the United States said he will work with allies to do the very best he can to ensure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo’s decision at the news conference in Tanzania. Mr. Bush was asked if he supports independence for Kosovo. The president did not answer the question directly, saying instead the future of the province is central to regional security. “Our position is that its status must be resolved in order for the bulk can be stable. “

Serbia opposes independence for the predominate Albanian province and says it will use every political measure possible to prevent recognition of Kosovo’s independence. Serbia says it will protect ethnic minority serves to remaining Kosovo. President Bush says he’s hopeful that Kosovo’s decision will not lead to further violence. Scaro Stone, VOA news with the President in Dar es Salaam.

President Bush has met with Tanzania’s President in Dar es Salaam and signed a nearly 700 million dollars grant to help stimulate economic growth in Eastern African Nation. Mr. Bush spoke about the move at the news conference. “I was proud to sign with the President Jakaya. Largest malarias are challenge occurred in the history of the United States… Tanzania. It will provide nearly 700 million dollars over 5 years to improve Tanzania’s transportation network, security, reliable supply of energy and expand access to clean and safe water. My hope is that started initiative will be part of an effort to transform part of this country to become … Mr. President.” Mr. Bush also urged the US congress to renew his AIDS program. President Bush wants to double the size of the program from the 15 billion dollars already spent to 30 billion over the next five years.

In Kenya government and opposition negotiators are preparing to resume reconciliation talks after making progress last week on political solution to the Kenyan crisis. Correspondent Scarl Bar reports from Nairobi. Government and opposition negotiators prepared to resume a fourth-week of talks after a 3-day break for consultations with their leaders. Chief mediator Kofi Annan said the two sides have made considerable progress toward political settlement of December elections. 1000 people were killed and several hundreds were displaced in violence that erupted after the opposition said the vote was rigged. US secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was expected Monday in Kenya capital to meet with President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga. A senior administration official said a main purpose of Rice’s mission was to underscore that the Kenyan government does not have the unqualified support of the US government unless it compromises in the talks. Government negotiators reportedly have resisted proposed coalition government. The opposition which wants nearly one half of the seats in parliament has demanded a sizable number of ministerial posts under such an arrangement. Scarl Bar, VOA news Nairobi.

Pakistani voters have prepared for Monday’s long-awaited parliamentary elections amid concerns of more violence following a deadly bomb blast. The suicide attack and opposition political rally late Saturday near border with Afghanistan killed at least 47 people and left many others wounded.

Iraqi official said a woman suicide bomber has blown herself up in central Bagdad store, killing at least 3 people. The US military however says only the bomber was killed in today’s blast while two people were wounded. Military says Iraqi soldiers fired at the woman when they saw her wearing something bold and holding wires in her hands.

I’m Susan Yarky, VOA news. You can get more news on the internet at voanews.com.

作者: 博文玛雅    时间: 2008-2-18 12:16

Stay tunes for a / coffee after this news update on VOA Music Mix.
I'm Susan Yarky from the VOA news center in Washington.
An Afghan provincial governor says 80 people have been killed and many other wounded in a suicide bomber attack in the southern city of Kandahar.Governor Asadullah Khalid says the bomber set off the explosives today at dog fighting competition attended by hundreds people.He blamed the attack on Taliban but no far no one has claimed responsibility.
Kosovo's parliament has approved the declaration of independence from Serbia.Extraordinary session opened today with region's prime minister Hashim Thaci calling Kosovo from the state forward proud independent and free.Tens of thousands of jubilant ethnic Albanians packed streets outside the parliament building as Mr.Thaci read the declaration to lawmakers.Earlier President Bush said he will work with allies to ensure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's declaration of independence.VOA White House correspondent Scott Sterns reports.President Bush says the United States will continue to work with its allies to do the very best it can to make sure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's decision.At the news conference in Tanzania,Mr.Bush was asked if he supports independence for Kosovo.The president did not answer the question directly,saying instead the future of the province is central to regional security.Our position is that its status must be resolved and the order for the Balkan is to be stable.Serbia opposes independence for the predominantly ethnic Albanian province and says it will use every political measure possible to prevent recognition of Kosovo's independence.Serbia says it will protect ethnic minority Serbs who remain in Kosovo.President Bush says it's hopeful that Kosovo's decision will not lead to further violence. Scott Sterns,VOA news with the president in Dar es Salaam .
President Bush has met with Tanzania's president in Dar es Salaam and signed the nearly 700 million dollar grant that help stimulate economic growth in the east African nation.Mr.Bush spoke about the move at the news conference.I'm proud to sign along the president the largest millennium challenge account in the history of the United States here in Tanzania.It provides nearly 700 million dollars over five years to improve Tanzania's transportation network,secure reliable supplies of energy and spend excess to clean unsafe water.My hope is that such initiative will be part of an effort to transform parts of this country to become more hopeful places.Mr.President.
Mr.Bush also urged the US congress to renew his global AIDS program.President Bush wants to double the size of the program from the 15 billion dollars already spent to 30 billion over the next five years.
In Kenya,government and opposition negotiators are preparing to resume reconciliation talks after making progress last week on the political solution to the Kenyan crisis.Correspondent Scott Bob reports from Nairobi.Government and opposition negotiators prepare to resume a fourth week of talks after three day break for consultation with their leaders.Chief mediator Kofi Annan said the two sides have made considerable progress toward political settlement on the December elections.1,000 people were killed and several hundred thousand were displaced in violence that erupted after the opposition said the vote was rigged.US Secretary of State Condalezza Rice was expected monday in the Kenyan capital to meet with president Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga.A senior administration official said a main purpose of Rice's mission was to underscore that the Kenyan government does not have the unqualified support of the US government unless it compromises in the talks.Government negotiators reportedly have resisted a proposed coalition government.The opposition which won nearly one half of the seats in Parliament have demanded a sizable number of ministerial posts under such arrangement.Scott Bob,VOA news, Nairobi.
Pakistani voters are preparing for monday's long awaited parlimentary elections and it concerns of more violence following a deadly bomb blast.The suicide attack at an opposition political rally late saturday near the border with Afghanistan killed at least 47 people and left many others wounded.
Iraqi officials say a woman suicide bomber has blown herself up in a central Bagdad store,killing at least 3 people.The US military,however,says only the bomber was killed in today's blast while two people were wounded.Military says Iraqi soldiers fired at the woman when they saw her wiring something both end holding wires in her hand.
I'm Susan Yarky,VOA news.You can get more news on the internet at voanews.com.

作者: zhuzhenqian    时间: 2008-2-18 13:45

on haiyong1022(用draft改的 可能会把没问题的也标了出来,对照的时候 别人的文章里的撇号和引号都没有的 所以都标红了)
I'm Susan Yarky from the VOA News Center in Washington.

An Afghan provincial governor says 80 people have been killed and many others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in the southern city of Kandahar. Governor Asadullah Khaled says the bomber set off the explosive today at a dog fighting competition attended by hundreds of people. He blamed the attack on Taliban but so far no one has claimed responsibility.

Kosovo’s parliament has approved the declaration of independence from Serbia. The extraordinary session opened today with the region's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci calling Kosovo from this date forward proud independent and free. Tens of thousands of jubilant ethnic Albanians packed street outside the parliament building as Mr. Thaci read the declaration to lawmakers.

Earlier President Bush said he will work with allies to ensure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo’s declaration of independence. VOA's White House correspondent Scaro Stones reports.

President Bush says the United States will continue to work with its allies to do the very best he can to make sure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's decision. At a news conference in Tanzania, Mr. Bush was asked if he supports independence for Kosovo. The president did not answer the question directly, saying instead the future of the province is central to regional security. "Our position is that its status must be resolved in order for the bulk can still be stable. "

Serbia opposes independence for the predominate Albanian province and says it will use every political measure possible to prevent recognition of Kosovo’s independence. Serbia says it will protect ethnic minority serves who were remain in Kosovo. President Bush says he's hopeful that Kosovo’s decision will not lead to further violence. Scaro Stone, VOA news with the President in Dar es Salaam.

President Bush has met with Tanzania’sPresident in Dar es Salaam and signed a nearly 700 million dollars grant to help stimulate economic growth in that eastern African nation. Mr. Bush spoke about the move at the news conference. "I was proud to sign along with the President the largest millennium challenge account in the history of the United States, here in Tanzania. It will provide nearly 700 million dollars over 5 years to improve Tanzania’stransportation network, security, reliable supplies of energy and expand access to clean and safe water. My hope is that such an initiative will be part of an effort to transform parts of this country to become more hopeful place, Mr. President. " Mr. Bush also urged the US congress to renew his AIDS program. President Bush wants to double the size of the program from the 15 billion dollars already spent to 30 billion over the next five years.

In Kenya government and opposition negotiators are preparing to resume reconciliation talks after making progress last week on the political solution to the Kenyan crisis. Correspondent Scarl Bar reports from Nairobi.

Government and opposition negotiators prepared to resume a fourth-week of talks after a 3-day break for consultations with their leaders. Chief mediator Kofi Annan said the two sides have made considerable progress toward political settlement of December elections. 1000 people were killed and several hundred thousands were displaced in violence that erupted after the opposition said the vote was rigged. US secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was expected Monday in Kenya capital to meet with President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga. A senior administration official said a main purpose of Rice's mission was to underscore that the Kenyan government does not have the unqualified support of the US government unless it compromises in the talks. Government negotiators reportedly have resisted proposed coalition government. The opposition which wants nearly one half of the seats in parliament has demanded a sizable number of ministerial posts under such an arrangement. Scarl Bar, VOA news Nairobi.

Pakistani voters have prepared for Monday's long-awaited parliamentary elections and meet concerns of more violence following a deadly bomb blast. The suicide attack at an opposition political rally late Saturday near the border with Afghanistan killed at least 47 people and left many others wounded.

Iraqi officials say a woman suicide bomber has blown herself off in a central Bagdad store, killing at least 3 people. The US military, however, says only the bomber was killed in today's blast while two people were wounded. Military says Iraqi soldiers fired at the woman when they saw her wearing something bulky and holding wires in her hand.

I'm
Susan Yarky, VOA news. You can get more news on the internet at voanews. com.
作者: leviathan2008    时间: 2008-2-18 14:04

on above all:

I'm Susan Yarky from the VOA news center in Washington.

An Afghan provincial governor says 80 people have been killed and many others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in the southern city of Kandahar. Governor Assadullah Khalid says the bomber set off the explosive today at a dog fighting competition attended by hundreds of people. He blamed the attack on the Taliban, but so far no one has claimed responsibility.

Kosovo's parliament has approved the declaration of independence from Serbia. Extraordinary session opened today with the region's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci calling Kosovo from this step forward proud independent and free. Tens of thousands of Jubilant Arabic Albanians packed streets outside the parliament building as Mr Thaci read the declaration to lawmakers. Earlier, President Bush said he will work with Allies to make sure that there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's declaration of independence. VOA White House correspondance Scott Stearns reports.

President Bush says the United States will continue to work with its allies to do the very best it can to make sure there's no violence surrounding Kosovo's decision. At a news conference in Tanzania, Mr Bush were asked whether he supports the independence of Kosovo, the president did not answer the question directly, saying instead that the future of the province is central to regional security.

Our position is that its status must be resolved in order for the Balkans to be stable.

Serbia opposes its independence for the predominant ethnic Albanian province and says it will use any political measure possible to prevent recognition of Kosovo's independence. Serbia says it will protect ethnic minority Serbs who remain in Kosovo. President Bush says he is hopeful that Kosovo's decision will not lead to further violence. Scott Stearns, VOA News with the president in Dara Salam.

President Bush met with Tanzania's president in Dara Salam and signed a nearly 700-million-dollar grant to help stimulate economic growth in the east African nation. Mr Bush spoke about the move at a news conference.

I was proud to sign along with the president, the largest malaynian challenge accounted in the history of United States here in Tanzania.

It provides nearly 700 million dollars over 5 years to improve Tanzania's transportation network, secure reliable supplies of energy and expand access to clean and safe water. My hope is that such an initiative would be part of efforts to transform parts of this country to become a more hopeful place, Mr President.

Mr Bush also urged the US congress to renew his global AIDS program. President Bush wants to double the size of the program from the 15 billion dollars already spent to 30 billion over the next five years.

In Kenyan, government and opposition negotiators are preparing to resume reconciliation talks after making progress last week on the political solution to the Kenyan crisis. Correspondance Scott Bob reports from Nairobi.

Government and opposition negotiators prepare to resume the fourth week of talk after 3 days break for consultations with their leaders. Chief mediator Kofi Annan said the two sides have made considerable progress toward political settlement of the December elections. One thousand people were killed and several hundred thousand were displaced in a violence that erupted after the opposition said the vote was rigged. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was expected Monday in the Kenyan capital to meet with president Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga. A senior administration official said a main purpose of Rice's mission was to underscore that the Kenyan government does not have the unqualified support of the US government unless it compromises in the talks.

Government negotiators reportedly have resisted a proposed coalition government. The opposition, which won nearly one half of seats of the parliament, has demanded a sizable number of ministerial posts under such an arrangement. Scott Bob, VOAnews, Nairobi.

Pakistani voters are preparing for Monday's long-awaited parliamentary elections amid concerns of more violence following a deadly bomb blast. The suicide attacked an opposition political rally late Saturday near the border of Afaghanistan, killed at least 47 people and left many others wounded.

Iraqi official say a woman suicide bomber has blown herself up in a central Baghdad store, killing at least 3 people. The US military, however, says only the bomber was killed in today blast while 2 people were wounded. Military says Iraqi soldiers fired at the woman when they saw her wearing something bulky and holding wires in her hand.

I'm Susan Yarky, VOAnews. You can get more news on the Internet at VOAnews.com

作者: andy.zhu    时间: 2008-2-18 17:09

home work
I am S, from the VOA news center in Washington.

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Pakistani voters prepares for Monday’s long waited parliamentary elections, and they concerned more violence following deadly bomb blast, suicide attack and opposition political rally Saturday near the border of Afghanistan. Killed at least 47 people and thus many of others wounded.

Iraqi official says a woman suicide bombing has blown herself up in the central of Baghdad’s stall. Killing at least 3 people. The US military however say only the bomber will killed on today’s blast where people were wounded. The military says the Iraqi soldiers fired the woman when they saw her wearing something both in holding wires in her hand.
I am S, VOA news.

作者: yoyogo    时间: 2008-2-18 18:06

homework

I am Susan Yankee, from the VOA news center in Washington.

An Afghan provincial governor says 80 people have killed and many others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in southern city of Kandahar. Governor A D K says the bomber set off the explosive today at a dog-fighting competition attended by hundreds of people. They blamed the attack on Taliban but so far no one has claimed responsibility.

Kosovo's parliament has approved the declaration of independence from Serbia. Extraordinary session opened today with the region's prime minister Hashim Thaci calling Kosovo from this date forward proud, independent and free. Tens of thousands of jubilant ethnic Albanians packed streets outside the parliament building as Mr. Thaci read the declaration to lawmakers. Earlier president Bush said he will work with allies to ensure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's declaration of independence. VOA's White House Scott Sterne reports.

President Bush says the United States will continue to work with its allies to do the very best it can to make sure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's decision. At a news conference in Tanzania, Mr. Bush was asked if he supports independence for Kosovo. The president did not answer the question directly, saying instead the future of the province is central to regional security. "Our position is that its status must be resolved in order for Baltic to be stable", he said. Serbia opposed its independence for predominately ethnic Albanian province and says it will use every political measures possible to prevent recognition of Kosovo's independence. Serbia says it will protect ethnic minority Serbians who remain in Kosovo. President Bush says he is hopeful that Kosovo's decision will not lead to further violence. Scott Sterne, VOA news with the president in Dar es Salaam.

President Bush has met with Tanzania's president in Dar es Salaam and signed a nearly 700 million dollar grant to stimulate economic growth in the east African nation. Mr. Bush spoke about the move at the news conference." I am proud to sign along with the president the largest millennium challenge in the history of the United States here in Tanzania. It provides nearly 700 million dollars over 5 years to improve Tanzania's transportation network, secure and reliable supply of energy and expanding access to clean and safe water. My hope is that such initiative will be part of an effort to transform parts of this country to become a more hopeful place. Please, Mr. president", he said. Mr. Bush also urged the US congress to renew his global AIDS program. President Bush wants to double the size of the program from 15 billion dollars already spent to 30 billion over the next 5 years.

In Kenya, the government and opposition negotiators are preparing to resume reconciliation talks after making progress last week on political solution to the Kenya's crisis. Correspondent Scot Bob reports from Nairobi.

Government and opposition negotiators prepare to resume a fourth-week talks after a three day break for consultation with their leaders. Chief mediator Kofi Annan said two sides have made considerable progress toward political settlement on the December election. 1000 people were killed and several hundreds of thousands were displaced in a violence that erupted after the opposition said the vote was rigged. US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice was expected Monday in the Kenya's capital to meet with president Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga. A senior administration official said a main purpose of Rice's mission was to underscore that the Kenya's government does not have the unqualified support of the US government unless it compromises in the talks. Government negotiators reportedly have resisted a proposed coalition government. The opposition which own nearly one half of the seats in parliament have demanded a sizable number of ministerial posts under such arrangement. Scot Bob, VOA news, Nairobi.

Pakistani voters are preparing for Monday's long -awaited parliamentary elections to meet concerns of more violence following a deadly bomb blast. A suicide attack on an opposition political rally late Saturday near the body with Afghanistan killed at least 47 people and left many others wounded.

Iraqi officials say a woman suicide bomber has blew herself off in a central Baghdad store, killing at least 3 people. US military however says only the bomber was killed in today's blast where two people were wounded. Military says a Iraqi soldier fired the woman when they saw her wearing something bulgy and holding wires in her hand.

I am Susan Yankee, VOA news. You can more news on the internet at voanew.com.












作者: zhangwater6    时间: 2008-2-18 18:23

homework:

18:08 In Kenya government and opposition negotiators are preparing to resume reconsiliation talks after making progress last week on a political solution to the Kenyan crisis. Correspondent Scott Bob reports from Niroby. Government and opposition negotiators prepare to resume a fourth week of talks after a three day break for consiltations with their leaders. Chief mediator Kofi Annan said the two sides have made considerable progress toward a political settlement on the December elections. One thousand people were killed and several hundred thousand were displaced in violence that irrupted after the opposition said the vote was rigged. US secretary of state Kondoleeza Rice was expected Monday in the Kenyan capital to meet with president Muwai Kibaki and opposition leader Alayi Odingar. A senior administration official said a main purpose of Rice's mission was to underscore that the Kenya government does not have the unqualified support of the US government unless it compromises in the talks. Government negotiators reportedly have resisted a proposed coalition government. The opposition which won nearly one half of the seats in parliament has demanded a sizable number of ministerial posts under such an arrangement. Scot Bob, VOA news, Niroby.
Pakistani voters are preparing for Monday long awaited parliamentary elections amit concerns of more violence following a deadly bomb blast. The suicide attack at an opposition political valley late Saturday near the border with Afghanistan killed at least 47 people and left many others wounded.
Iraqi officials say a woman suicide bomber has blown herself up in a central Bagdad store killing at least three people. The US military however says only the bomber was killed in today's blast while two people were wounded. The military says Iraqi soldiers fired at the woman when they saw her wearing something bulkian and holding wires in her hand.
I am Susan Iyaki, VOA news. you can get more news on the internet at voanews.com. 18:18
作者: greatsea    时间: 2008-2-18 18:37

on zhuzhenqian
(楼上有几位好象没有按修改规则做,所以只好修改zhuzhenqian)

I'm Susan Yackee from the VOA News Center in Washington.

An Afghan provincial governor says 80 people have been killed and many others wounded in a suicide bomber attack in a southern city of Kandahar. Governor Asadullah Khalid says the bomber set off the explosives today at a dogfighting competition attended by hundreds of people. He blamed the attack on the Taliban. But so far no one has claimed responsibility.

Kosovo's parliament has approved the declaration of independence from Serbia. The extraordinary session openned today with the region's Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci, calling Kosovo from this day forward "proud, independent and free. " Tens of thousands of jubilant ethnic Albanians packed streets outside the parliament building as Mr. Thaci read the declaration to lawmakers. Earlier, President Bush said he will work with allies to ensure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's declaration of independence. VOA White House correspondent Scott Stearns reports.

President Bush says the United States will continue to work with its allies to do the very best it can to make sure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's decision. At a news conference in Tanzania, Mr. Bush was asked if he supports independence for Kosovo. The president did not answer the question directly, saying instead that the future of the province is central to regional security. "Our position is that its status must be resolved in order for the Balkans to be stable. " Serbia opposes independence for the predominantly ethnic Albanian province and says it will use every political measure possible to prevent recognition of Kosovo's independence. Serbia says it will protect ethnic minority Serbs who / remain in Kosovo. President Bush says he's hopeful that Kosovo's decision will not lead to further violence. Scott Stearns, VOA News, with the president in Dar es Salaam.

President Bush has met with Tanzania's president in Dar es Salaam and signed a nearly 700 million-dollar grant to help stimulate economic growth in the east African nation. Mr. Bush spoke about the move at a news conference. "I was proud to sign, along with the President, the largest Millennium Challenge Account in the history of the United States here in Tanzania. It provides nearly 700 million dollars over 5 years to improve Tanzania's transportation network, secure reliable supplies of energy, and expand access to clean and safe water. My hope is that such an initiative will be part of an effort to transform parts of this country to become more hopeful places, Mr. President. "

Mr. Bush also urged the US Congress to renew his global AIDS program. President Bush wants to double the size of the program from the 15 billion dollars already spent to 30 billion over the next five years.

In Kenya, government and opposition negotiators are preparing to resume reconciliation talks after making progress last week on a political solution to the Kenyan crisis. Correspondent Scott Bobb reports from Nairobi.

Government and opposition negotiators prepared to resume a fourth-week of talks after a 3-day break for consultations with their leaders. Chief mediator Kofi Annan said the two sides have made considerable progress toward a political settlement of the December elections. One thousand people were killed and several hundred thousand were displaced in violence that erupted after the opposition said the vote was rigged. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was expected Monday in the Kenyan capital to meet with President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga. A senior administration official said a main purpose of Rice's mission was to underscore that the Kenyan government does not have the unqualified support of the US government unless it compromises in the talks. Government negotiators reportedly have resisted a proposed coalition government. The opposition, which won nearly one half of the seats in parliament, has demanded a sizable number of ministerial posts under such / arrangement. Scott Bobb, VOA News, Nairobi.

Pakistani voters are preparing for Monday's long-awaited parliamentary elections amid concerns of more violence following a deadly bomb blast. The suicide attack at an opposition political rally late Saturday near the border with Afghanistan killed at least 47 people and left many others wounded.

Iraqi officials say a woman suicide bomber has blown herself up in a central Bagdad store, killing at least 3 people. The US military, however, says only the bomber was killed in today's blast, while two people were wounded. Military says Iraqi soldiers fired at the woman when they saw her wearing something bulky and holding wires in her hand.

I'm Susan Yackee, VOA News. You can get more news on the Internet at voanews. com.

作者: clovershioong    时间: 2008-2-18 19:41

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I’m Susan Iaki from VOA news center in Washington.
An Afghan provercial governor says eighty people have been killed and many others wounded in a suicide bomber attack in the southern city of Cadaha. Governor Asa Dula Akali says the bomber set off the explosive today and dogfighting competition attended by hundreds people. Blame the attack at Taliban, but so far no one was claimed the responsibility.
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作者: clovershioong    时间: 2008-2-19 16:19

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作者: lonehawk    时间: 2008-2-19 16:38

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I am Susan Yankee, from the VOA news center in Washington.
An Afghan provincial governor says 80 people had been killed and many others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in southern city of kandaha. Governor asdulhali says, the bomber set off the explosive today at a dog fight competition attended by hundreds of people. He blamed the attack on Taliban, but so far no one has claimed responsibility.

Kosovo’s parliament has approved the declaration of independence from Serbia. Extraordinary session opened today with the region’s prime minister Hashim Thaci calling Kosovo from this day forward proud, independent and free. Tens thousands jubilant ethnic Albanians passed street outside the parliament building as Mr. Thaci read the declaration to lawmakers. Earlier, President Bush said, he will work with the allies to ensure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo’s declaration of independence.
VOA's White House correspondent Scott Sterne reports.
President Bush says the United States will continue to work with its allies to do the very best it can to make sure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo’s decision. At a news conference in Tanzania, Mr. Bush was asked if he supports the independence for Kosovo, the president did not answer the question directly, saying instead the future of the province is essential to regional security. “Our position is that its status must be resolved and the order of Balkan should be stable ”. Serbia opposed this independence for predominant ethnic Albanian province. And says it will use any political measure possible to prevent the recognition of Kosovo’s independence. Serbia says they will protect ethnic minority Serbian who remaining in Kosovo. President Bush said he is hopeful that Kosovo’s decision will not lead to further violence.
Scott Sterne, VOA news with the president in Dar es Salaam.
President Bush has met with Tanzanian’s President in Dar es Salaam and signed a nearly 700 million dollars grant and they hope it simulate economic growth in the eastern African nation. Mr. President Bush spoke about the move at the news conference. “I am proud to sign along with President largest millennium challenge account the history of United States and Tanzania. It provides nearly 700 million dollars over five years to improve the Tanzanian transportation network and secure the reliable supply of energy and expend the access to clean and safe water. My hope is that such initiative will be a part of an effort to transform parts of this country become more hopeful place, Mr. President. Mr. President Bush also urged US congress to renew his globe aids program, Mr Bush wants to double size of the program from 15 billion dollars already spent to 30 billion dollars over next five years.

In Kenya, the government and opposition negotiator are preparing to resume the reconciliation talk after making progress last week on the political solution to Kenya’s crisis, correspondent Scot Bob reports from Nairobi. “Government and opposition negotiators prepare to resume the forth-week talks after three days break for consultation with the leaders. Chief mediator Kofi Annan said the two sides had made considerable progress toward the political settlement on December election.” one thousand people were killed and several hundred of thousand were displaced In the violence that erupted after the opposition said the vote was rigged. The US secretary of States Condoleezza Rice was expected Monday in Kenya capital to meet the president Mwai Kibaki and the opposition leader Raila Odinga. A senior administration official said a main purpose of Rice’s mission was to underscore that Kenya government does not have unqualified support of the US government unless it compromises in the talks. The government negotiator reportedly has resisted a proposed coalition government. The opposition which won nearly one half seats in parliament has demanded the sizable number of ministerial post under such arrangement. Scot Bob, VOA news, Nairobi
Pakistan voters prepared for Monday long awaited parliamentary election are met concern of more violence following a deadly bomb blast, the suicide attacked on an opposition political rally late Saturday near the border with the Afghanistan, killed at least 47 people and left many others wounded. Iraqi officials say a woman suicide bomber has blew herself up at central Bagdad store, killing at least 3 people. US military however says only bomber was killed in today’s blast where 2 people were wounded. Miliary says Iraqi soldiers fired at the woman, when they saw she wearing something bulgy and holding wires in her hand.
I am Susan Yankee, VOA news. You can more news on the internet at voanew.com.

作者: nativespeaker    时间: 2008-2-19 17:21

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I am Susan Yankee, from the VOA news center in Washington.
An Afghan provincial governor says 80 people had been killed and many others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in southern city of kandaha. Governor asdulhali says, the bomber set off the explosives today at a dog fight competition attended by hundreds of people. He blamed the attack on Taliban, but so far no one has claimed responsibility.

Kosovo's parliament has approved the declaration of independence from Serbia. Extraordinary session opened today with the region's prime minister Hashim Thaci calling Kosovo from this day forward proud, independent and free. Tens of thousands of jubilant ethnic Albanians passed street outside the parliament building as Mr. Thaci read the declaration to lawmakers. Earlier, President Bush said, he will work with the allies to ensure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's declaration of independence.
VOA's White House correspondent Scott Sterne reports.
President Bush says the United States will continue to work with its allies to do the very best it can to make sure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's decision. At a news conference in Tanzania, Mr. Bush was asked if he supports the independence of Kosovo, the president did not answer the question directly, saying instead the future of the province is essential to regional security. "Our position is that its status must be resolved and the order of Balkan should be stable ". Serbia opposed this independence for predominant ethnic Albanian province. And says it will use any political measure possible to prevent the recognition of Kosovo's independence. Serbia says they will protect ethnic minority Serbian who remaining in Kosovo. President Bush said he is hopeful that Kosovo's decision will not lead to further violence.
Scott Sterne, VOA news with the president in Dar es Salaam.
President Bush has met with Tanzanian's President in Dar es Salaam and signed a nearly 700 million dollars grant and they hope it simulate economic growth in the eastern African nation. Mr. President Bush spoke about the move at the news conference. "I am proud to sign along with President the largest millennium challenge account the history of United States and Tanzania. It provides nearly 700 million dollars over five years to improve the Tanzanian transportation network and secure the reliable supply of energy and expend the access to clean and safe water. My hope is that such initiative will be a part of an effort to transform parts of this country become more hopeful place, Mr. President. Mr. President Bush also urged US congress to renew his globe aids program, Mr Bush wants to double the size of the program from 15 billion dollars already spent to 30 billion dollars over next five years.

In Kenya, the government and opposition negotiators are preparing to resume the reconciliation talks after making progress last week on the political solution to Kenya's crisis, correspondent Scot Bob reports from Nairobi. "Government and opposition negotiators prepare to resume the forth-week talks after three days break for consultations with the leaders. Chief mediator Kofi Annan said the two sides had made considerable progress toward the political settlement on December elections. " one thousand people were killed and several hundred of thousand were displaced In the violence that erupted after the opposition said the vote was rigged. The US secretary of States Condoleezza Rice was expected Monday in Kenya capital to meet the president Mwai Kibaki and the opposition leader Raila Odinga. A senior administration official said a main purpose of Rice's mission was to underscore that Kenya government does not have unqualified support of the US government unless it compromises in the talks. The government negotiators reportedly have resisted a proposed coalition government. The opposition which won nearly one half seats in parliament has demanded the sizable number of ministerial post under such arrangement. Scot Bob, VOA news, Nairobi
Pakistan voters prepared for Monday long-awaited parliamentary elections are met concern of more violence following a deadly bomb blast, the suicide attack on an opposition political rally late Saturday near the border with the Afghanistan, killed at least 47 people and left many others wounded. Iraqi officials say a woman suicide bomber has blew herself up at central Bagdad store, killing at least 3 people. US military however says only bomber was killed in today's blast where 2 people were wounded. Miliary says Iraqi soldiers fired at the woman, when they saw she wearing something bulgy and holding wires in her hand.
I am Susan Yankee, VOA news. You can more news on the internet at voanew. com.


作者: April18    时间: 2008-2-19 18:16

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I'm Susan Yackee from the VOA News Center in Washington.

An Afghan provincial governor says 80 people have been killed and many others wounded in a suicide bomber attack in a southern city of Kandahar. Governor Asadullah Khalid says the bomber set off the explosives today at a dogfighting competition attended by hundreds of people. He blamed the attack on the Taliban. But so far no one has claimed responsibility.

Kosovo's parliament has approved the declaration of independence from Serbia. The extraordinary session openned today with the region's Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci, calling Kosovo from this day forward "proud, independent and free. " Tens of thousands of jubilant ethnic Albanians packed streets outside the parliament building as Mr. Thaci read the declaration to lawmakers. Earlier, President Bush said he will work with allies to ensure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's declaration of independence. VOA White House Correspondent Scott Stearns reports.

President Bush says the United States will continue to work with its allies to do the very best it can to make sure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's decision. At a news conference in Tanzania, Mr. Bush was asked if he supports independence for Kosovo. The president did not answer the question directly, saying instead that the future of the province is central to regional security. "Our position is that its status must be resolved in order for the Balkans to be stable. " Serbia opposes independence for the predominantly ethnic Albanian province and says it will use every political measure possible to prevent recognition of Kosovo's independence. Serbia says it will protect ethnic minority Serbs who remain in Kosovo. President Bush says he's hopeful that Kosovo's decision will not lead to further violence. Scott Stearns, VOA News, with the president in Dar es Salaam.

President Bush has met with Tanzania's president in Dar es Salaam and signed a nearly 700 million-dollar grant to help stimulate economic growth in the east African nation. Mr. Bush spoke about the move at a news conference. "I was proud to sign, along with the President, the largest Millennium Challenge Account in the history of the United States here in Tanzania. It provides nearly 700 million dollars over 5 years to improve Tanzania's transportation network, secure reliable supplies of energy, and expand access to clean and safe water. My hope is that such an initiative will be part of an effort to transform parts of this country to become more hopeful places, Mr. President. "

Mr. Bush also urged the US Congress to renew his global AIDS program. President Bush wants to double the size of the program from the 15 billion dollars already spent to 30 billion over the next five years.

In Kenya, government and opposition negotiators are preparing to resume reconciliation talks after making progress last week on a political solution to the Kenyan crisis. Correspondent Scott Bobb reports from Nairobi.

Government and opposition negotiators prepared to resume a fourth week of talks after a 3-day break for consultations with their leaders. Chief mediator Kofi Annan said the two sides have made considerable progress toward a political settlement of the December elections. One thousand people were killed and several hundred thousand were displaced in violence that erupted after the opposition said the vote was rigged. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was expected Monday in the Kenyan capital to meet with President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga. A senior administration official said a main purpose of Rice's mission was to underscore that the Kenyan government does not have the unqualified support of the U.S. government unless it compromises in the talks. Government negotiators reportedly have resisted a proposed coalition government. The opposition, which won nearly one half of the seats in parliament, has demanded a sizable number of ministerial posts under such an arrangement. Scott Bobb, VOA News, Nairobi.

Pakistani voters are preparing for Monday's long-awaited parliamentary elections amid concerns of more violence following a deadly bomb blast. The suicide attack at an opposition political rally late Saturday near the border with Afghanistan killed at least 47 people and left many others wounded.

Iraqi officials say a woman suicide bomber has blown herself up in a central Bagdad store, killing at least 3 people. The U.S. military, however, says only the bomber was killed in today's blast, while two people were wounded. The military says Iraqi soldiers fired at the woman when they saw her wearing something bulky and holding wires in her hand.

I'm Susan Yackee, VOA News. You can get more news on the Internet at voanews. com.
作者: tmd0402    时间: 2008-2-20 19:49

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An A government provincial governer says 80 people have been killed and many others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in a southern city of Kandahar.. Governer Asadullah says the bomb set off the explosive today at a dogfighting competition attended by hundreds of people .He blamed the attack on the Taliban but so far no one has claimed responsibity.


Kosovo's parliament has approved the declaration of independence from Serbia.. The extrordinary session openned today with region’s Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci ,calling Kosovo from this day forward “proud independent and free”. Tens of thousands of jubilant ethnic Albanians packed streets outside the parliament buliding as Mr. Thaci read the declaration to lawmakers. Earlier president Bush said he will work with allies to ensure there is no violence surounding Kosovo's declaration of independence. VOA white house correspondent Scott Stearns reports.


President Bush says the United States will continue to work with its allies to do the very best it can to make sure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's decision. At a news conference in Tanzania Mr Bush was asked if he supports independece for Kosovo.. The President did not answer the question directly ,saying instead that the future of the province is central to regional security. Our position is that its status must be resolved in order for the Balkans to be stable . Serbia opposed the independence for predominantly ethnic Albanian province and says it will use every polical measures possible to prevent recognition of Kosovo's independece. Serbia says it will protect athenic minority who /remain Kosovo.. President Bush says he’s hopeful that Kosovo's decision will not lead to further violence. Scott Stearns VOA news with President in Dar es Salaam.
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President Bush has met with Tanzania's president in Dar es Salaam and signed the nearly 7 hundreds million grant that stimulate economic growth in the east Africa nations. Mr Bush spoke about the move at a news conference .I was proud to sign along with president A, largest Millennium challenge account in the history of the United States here in Tanzania. It provides nearly 7 hundreds million dollars over five years to improve Tanzania's transportaion network, secure reliable supply of emergy and expend access to clean and safe water. My hope is that such an initiative will be part of an effort to transform parts of this country to become more hopeful place ,Mr president .


Mr Bush also urged the US congress to renew his global AIDS program, President wants to double the size of the progran from the 15 billion dollars already spent to 30 million over next 5 years.

In kenya, government and oppostition negotiatiors are preparing to resume the reconciliation talks after making progress last week on a political solution to kenya crisis. Correspondent Scott Bobb reports from Nairobi.

Government and opposition negotiators prepared to resume 4th week of talks after a 3-day break consultation with their leaders. Chief mediator Kofi Annan said the two sides have made considerable progress toward a political settlement on the December elections.


One thousand people were killed and several hundred were displace in violence that erupted after opposition said the vote was rigged. US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice was expected Monday in Kenya Capital to meet with president Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga . A senior administration official said the main purpoes of Rice’s mission was to underscore that the Kenya government does not have the unqualified support of the US government unless it compromises in the talks. Government negotiators reportedly have resisted a proposed coalition government . The oppostition which won nearly one half of seats in parliament has demanded a sizable of number of ministerial posts under such an arrangement . Scott Bobb VOA news Nairobi.



Pakistani voters are preparing for the Monday’s long-awaited parliamentary elections amid concerns of more violence following a deadly bomb blast . The suicide attack at an opposition political rally later Saturday near the border with Afghanistan killed at least 47 people and left many others wounded.

Iraqi officials say a woman suicide bomber has blown herself up in a central Baghdad store , killing at least 3 people . The US military however says only the bombers was killed in today’s blast while two people were wounded. Military says Iraqi soldiers fired at the woman when they saw he wearing something bulky and holding wires in her hand.


作者: 奥斯卡尔查尔    时间: 2008-2-26 11:34

transcript

 

I'm Susan Yackee from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

An Afghan provincial governor says 80 people have been killed and many others wounded in a suicide bomber attack in the southern city of Kandahar. Governor Asadullah Khalid says the bomber set off the explosives today at a dogfighting competition attended by hundreds of people. He blamed the attack on the Taliban,  but so far no one has claimed responsibility.

 

Kosovo's parliament has approved the declaration of independence from Serbia. The extraordinary session openned today with the region's Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci, calling Kosovo from this day forward "proud, independent and free." Tens of thousands of jubilant ethnic Albanians packed streets outside the parliament building as Mr. Thaci read the declaration to lawmakers. Earlier, President Bush said he will work with allies to ensure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's declaration of independence. VOA White House Correspondent Scott Stearns reports.

 

President Bush says the United States will continue to work with its allies to do the very best it can to make sure there is no violence surrounding Kosovo's decision. At a news conference in Tanzania, Mr. Bush was asked if he supports independence for Kosovo. The president did not answer the question directly, saying instead that the future of the province is central to regional security. "Our position is that its status must be resolved in order for the Balkans to be stable. " Serbia opposes independence for the predominantly ethnic Albanian province and says it will use every political measure possible to prevent recognition of Kosovo's independence. Serbia says it will protect ethnic minority Serbs who remain in Kosovo. President Bush says he's hopeful that Kosovo's decision will not lead to further violence. Scott Stearns, VOA News, with the president in Dar es Salaam.

 

President Bush has met with Tanzania's president in Dar es Salaam and signed a nearly 700 million-dollar grant to help stimulate economic growth in the east African nation. Mr. Bush spoke about the move at a news conference. "I was proud to sign, along with the president, the largest Millennium Challenge Account in the history of the United States here in Tanzania. It provides nearly 700 million dollars over 5 years to improve Tanzania's transportation network, secure reliable supplies of energy, and expand access to clean and safe water. My hope is that such an initiative will be part of an effort to transform parts of this country to become more hopeful places, Mr. President."

 

Mr. Bush also urged the US Congress to renew his global AIDS program. President Bush wants to double the size of the program from the 15 billion dollars already spent to 30 billion over the next five years.

 

In Kenya, government and opposition negotiators are preparing to resume reconciliation talks after making progress last week on a political solution to the Kenyan crisis. Correspondent Scott Bobb reports from Nairobi.

 

Government and opposition negotiators prepared to resume a fourth week of talks after a 3-day break for consultations with their leaders. Chief mediator Kofi Annan said the two sides have made considerable progress toward a political settlement of the December elections. One thousand people were killed and several hundred thousand were displaced in violence that erupted after the opposition said the vote was rigged. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was expected Monday in the Kenyan capital to meet with President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga. A senior administration official said a main purpose of Rice's mission was to underscore that the Kenyan government does not have the unqualified support of the US government unless it compromises in the talks. Government negotiators reportedly have resisted a proposed coalition government. The opposition, which won nearly one half of the seats in parliament, has demanded a sizable number of ministerial posts under such an arrangement. Scott Bobb, VOA News, Nairobi.

 

Pakistani voters are preparing for Monday's long-awaited parliamentary elections amid concerns of more violence following a deadly bomb blast. The suicide attack at an opposition political rally late Saturday near the border with Afghanistan killed at least 47 people and left many others wounded.

 

Iraqi officials say a woman suicide bomber has blown herself up in a central Bagdad store, killing at least 3 people. The US military, however, says only the bomber was killed in today's blast, while two people were wounded. The military says Iraqi soldiers fired at the woman when they saw her wearing something bulky and holding wires in her hand.

 

I'm Susan Yackee, VOA News. You can get more news on the Internet at voanews. com.






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