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【整理】VOA 2014-05-08 乌克兰分裂投票

2014-05-27    来源:普特英语听力    【      美国外教 在线口语培训
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From Washington, this is VOA news.

Russian President Putin calls for postponement of Ukraine's secession vote. Hundreds feared dead in a new Nigerian militant attack. I'm Ray Kouguell reporting from Washington.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling on pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine to postpone a secession vote set for Sunday. Speaking at the Kremlin Wednesday, Mr. Putin also suggested publicly for the first time the Ukraine's May 25th presidential election is now a move in the right direction. The surprise comments came during a meeting between the president and the visiting head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Mr. Putin also said Russian military units massed on the Ukraine border have pulled back from their forward positions. But the White House, the Pentagon and NATO all say there are no signs of that withdrawal.

Hundreds of people are feared dead after militants attacked a town in northeastern Nigeria, setting fire to homes and businesses and shooting residents as they tried to escape. Local officials say a suspected Boko Haram militant stormed the remote town of Gamboru, Ngala, on the border with Cameroon. Reports say more than 250 homes, along with the town's largest market and a police station were destroyed.

The U.S. military is providing details now, about a team of experts heading to Nigeria to help with the search for 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren says the team will arrive in a few days. “Their mission there is to simply assess and advise. These personnel will be experts in areas to include communications, logistics, intelligence. All of the functionalities that we believe will be helpful.”

Colonel Warren says the United States is not considering a military operation to rescue the girls. Nigeria says Britain has also agreed to assist with the search.

South Africans cast ballots Wednesday in the first nation-wide elections to include voters born after the end of apartheid in 1994. Analysts predict the ruling African National Congress will capture more than 60% of the popular vote. That would pave the way for parliament to elect President Jacob Zuma to a second five-year term.

Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled the country's caretaker prime minister and some of her Cabinet must step down for abuse of power. VOA's Steve Herman reports. The constitutional court ruled Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra and members of her Cabinet abused their authority when they transferred a national security council official, which paved the way for her relative to become the National Police Chief. Presiding Judge Jaroon Intachan read the final part of the lengthy verdict, which removed the Prime Minister. The judge says that in accordance with the constitution, the premiership is now declared vacant. He adds that all nine surviving members of the Cabinet, when the unlawful personnel transfer was made in 2011, must also step down. Steve Herman, VOA news, Bangkok. The commerce minister was appointed as acting prime minister.

Hundreds of Syrian rebels began withdrawing from parts of the besieged city of Homs, under a cease-fire deal, which hands back control to the government less than a month before Syria's presidential elections. Rebels also agree to ease their siege and allow aid into two Shiite majority towns in northern Syria, as well as release some captives.

The World Health Organisation is warning air pollution is putting the health of millions of people at risk. Lisa Schlein has details. Data from a survey of 1,600 cities across 91 countries reveal people living in the cities are breathing in dirty air. The World Health Organization says this puts millions at risk of serious long-term health problems. WHO public health and environment director Maria Neira calls this a major public health issue. “The situation we have in front of us tell us that globally unfortunately the situation on air pollution is deteriorating.”

The World Health Organisation estimates 3.7 million people under age 60 died prematurely from outdoor air pollution in 2012. Lisa Schlein for VOA news, Geneva.

Cuba says it arrested four residents of the state of Florida for allegedly planning terrorist actions on the island. The Communist Party newspaper Granma reports Interior Ministry says the men were planning to attack Cuban military installations.

I'm Ray Kouguell, VOA news. Details on these and other stories are on our website on the internet at voanews.com.


美国之音新闻,华盛顿报道。

俄罗斯总统普京要求推迟关于乌克兰的分裂投票。在尼日利亚,新的一轮武装冲突恐致上百人死亡。我是雷·寇格尔,华盛顿报道。

罗斯总统普京要求乌克兰东部地区的亲俄分裂分子推迟原定于周日举行的脱乌投票。周三,普京在克里姆林宫发表讲话,首次公开表示,将于5月25日举行的乌克兰总统选举是向正确方向前进的举措。此番令人震惊的言论发表时,正值普京和来访的欧洲安全与合作组织领导人举行会谈。

普京还提到,已将大规模集结在乌克兰边界的军队从前方撤回。但是白宫,五角大楼和北约都声称没有发现撤军迹象。

武装分子袭击了尼日利亚东北部的一个小镇,放火焚烧了住宅和商铺,并向试图逃跑的居民开枪射击,估计数百人因此死亡。当地官员怀疑是博科圣地的武装分子袭击了与喀麦隆交界的边远小镇刚波鲁和恩加拉。有报道称250多间民居,以及小镇上最大的市场和一间警察局被摧毁。

美国军方提供最新消息称,一个专家小组正前往尼日利亚帮助寻找被博科圣地绑架的276名女孩。五角大楼发言人史蒂夫·沃伦上校称,小组将在几天内到达。“他们的任务只是进行评估并提出建议。小组成员擅长的领域包括通讯、后勤和情报。我们相信他们的专长会给任务带来帮助。”

华伦上校表示美国没有采取军事行动救援被绑架女学生的打算。尼日利亚表示英国已同意为搜寻学生提供帮助。

星期三南非举行第一次全国范围内大选投票,此次投票包括1994年结束种族隔离制度后新出生的选民。分析家们预测执政的非洲人国民大会将获全民60%多的投票。这将会为议会选举总统雅各布.祖马担任第二个五年任期铺平道路。

泰国宪法法庭日前以滥用职权罪作出裁决,解除泰国看守政府总理及其部分内阁成员职务。美国之音新闻,史蒂夫•赫尔曼报道。宪法法庭裁定,英拉及其部分内阁成员利用职权调动一名国安会委员,以便英拉亲戚成为国家警察局局长。首席法官贾恩•英塔宣读免去英拉总理职务冗长判决书的最后一部分。法官表示,根据宪法,总理职位目前空缺。同时,他还表示,在2011年参与非法“卖官”的9名幸免的内阁成员也必须下台。美国之音新闻,史蒂夫•赫尔曼,曼谷报道。商务部长被任命为临时总理。

数百名叙利亚反对派成员开始从被包围的霍姆斯市部分地区撤军,根据停火协议,反对派需在叙利亚总统选举前一个月内将该城控制权交还政府手中。反对派也同意解禁包围允许援助物资运往叙利亚北部什叶派聚集的城镇,并同时释放了多名俘虏。

世界卫生组织警告称空气污染正给数百万人的身体健康带来风险。丽莎·施莱恩为您报道更多细节。一份取自91个国家1600座城市的调查数据显示居住在城市的居民呼吸着污浊的空气。世界卫生组织称,这将使数百万人面临严重长期的健康风险问题。公共健康与环境主管玛利亚·内拉称这是重大的公共卫生问题。“很不幸,目前我们正面临全球空气污染不断恶化的情况。”

据世界卫生组织估计,2012年有370万人因户外大气污染不到60岁就过早死亡。丽莎·施莱,美国之音新闻,日内瓦报道。

古巴称他们拘捕了四名涉嫌在古巴谋划进行恐怖活动的美国弗罗里达州居民。据古巴共产党机关报《格拉玛报》报道,古巴内政部称,这些人策划袭击古巴军事设施。

我是雷·寇格尔,美国之音新闻。有关新闻及其他资讯请访问我们的网站voanews.com。



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