tips:怎样阅读才是有质量的阅读了？ 中英对照请点击【中英对照】查看译文请点击 【查看译文】进行核对。
From Washington, this is VOA news. I'm Dave DeForest reporting.
An attack in Pakistan: A gun and bomb attack on Bacha Khan University in the Pakistani town of Charsadda Wednesday, left at least 20 people dead and many wounded. A military spokesman says 18 students and two university staff are among the dead. Troops gunned down four attackers. There are conflicting statements about the Taliban--about from the Taliban, about its involvement in the attack.
Afghan officials say a suicide car bomb blast near the Russian Embassy in Kabul has killed at least seven people. Police say the attack targeted a minibus carrying the production staff of an Afghan television channel. Several employees of Tolo TV were among the dead. The Taliban claimed responsibility. Russian officials say there were no injuries among its staff at the embassy.
The United Nations delegation flew to Burundi Wednesday to urge the government and the opposition to begin talks. It is the second time the Security Council has sent a delegation to Burundi in less than a year -- a clear indication of its growing concern about the escalating bloodshed in the country. U-S Ambassador Samantha Power is part of the delegation.
“Things have gotten a lot worse just even in the last few weeks in terms of the economic situation as well as in terms of killings. And so our main message to him is going to be you know at what point are you going to start to accept the appeals of the international community.”
The violence was sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office.
Falling oil prices, China's economic slowdown, and a pessimistic outlook for the overall global economy this year has sparked another selloff of stocks on global markets. U.S. indexes fell 3.4 percent or more in Wednesday's afternoon trading.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Switzerland Wednesday. Kerry pressed Russia to use its influence to get Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to allow humanitarian aid to all Syrians in need. The meeting took place at a time of heightened concern that Monday's scheduled start of the United Nations-mediated talks on a political transition in Syria is in jeopardy. There is widespread disagreement over which opposition groups should take part in the U.N. talks.
Legislation restricting America's acceptance of refugees from Syria and Iraq failed in the Senate Wednesday. The vote came after passionate debate about U.S. security needs and the nation's long history as a destination for the oppressed.
U.S. government scientists reported Wednesday that last year's temperatures--on average--were the warmest ever recorded. Deke Arndt is a U-S Scientist.