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The Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the United Nations general assembly that it will be a huge mistake not to cooperate with the Syrian President Bashar Assad to defeat Islamic State militants. President Obama said the United States was prepared to work with any nation to end the conflict in Syria. But he talked of a managed transition away from Mr. Assad. Here is our Middle East editor Jeremy Bryon. “It's clear now that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is determined to take the initiative on the war in Syria, especially the fight against the Jihadists of Islamic State. And in his speech of the UN, President Putin said Russia would push for a resolution to coordinate the fight against the IS. But in a speech in latest with rebukes to Russia, President Obama told the general assembly that President Assad had no part of Syria's longer term future.”
Speaking at the UN, President Obama says its peacekeepers remained one of the world's most important tools to address armed conflict. And more nations needed to bear the burden of providing troops. “At this summit, more than 50 countries, from Bangladesh to Colombia, from Finland to China, are making commitments total in more than 30, 000 new troops and police. And they’re serving up with critical contributions like medical units, helicopters and capabilities to counter IEDs( Improvised Explosive Devices ) which will help peacekeepers be able to stay safe and succeed in their missions.”
The Taliban in Afghanistan say they have captured the government headquarters in the northern city of Konduz and are advancing towards the city's airport. A senior government official confirmed the headquarters had fallen. Johnny Dymond reports. “Around dawn, Taliban fighters attacked Konduz from three directions. After the initial assault, one resident says that they were told the battle was over. But by late afternoon, the Taliban banner was flying in the city's main square. A spokesman said that they had taken the governor’s house and were marching on the airport. The police say that half the city is in Taliban hands. The Afghan government is sending reinforcements. But if the Taliban dig in, they will be difficult to dislodge.
NASA says it's obtained the strongest evidence yet that waterflows on the surface of Mars. Images from the Mars reconnaissance orbiter have found the long gullies inside crates and slopes are most likely to have been formed by salty water with rounds along the surface to this day. The latest study says different kinds of salts have been identified in these channels which by melting ice could enable it to flow. News from the BBC.
Reports from the Central African Republic say several hundred inmates have escaped from the main prison in the capital Bangui. The Security Services says there was no one left at the Ngaragba jail. Earlier, United Nations peacekeepers fired shots in the air to disperse thousands of protesters calling for the rearming of the military and resignation of President Catherine Samba-Panza.
The military in Burkina Faso says members of the presidential guard that staged a short live coup earlier this month are refusing to lay down their weapons. The joint chief of staff issued a statement saying the disarmament process had reached an impasse. Last week, the army agreed to withdraw from the capital while members of the presidential guard were supposed to be disarmed.
Officials in the eastern Indian state of Assam say as many as 50 people may have drowned after an overcrowded riverboat hit a bridge and capsized. Survivors said more than 20 people were trapped below deck.
A search has begun for the lost tomb of the ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti. The British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves believes he’s detected the outline of two doors hidden behind the decoration of the wall to the tomb Tutankhamen. Alan Johnston has more details. “Doctor Reeves reckons that Tutankhamen was buried in what amounts to an entrance way to the tomb of Nefertiti, the woman who was his stepmother. So this raises a question, did the great archaeologist Howard Carter, who discovered Tutankhamen’s grave, actually miss what would probably have been a much greater prize, the resting place of the famous queen. For now, Doctor Reeves' theory is just that. But soon when he's put his radar, sonar and other equipment to work, we'll find out whether he has indeed made what would be one of the greatest archaeological finds of our time.” BBC News
inmate： （监狱里的） 犯人
bear the burden：承担责任
俄罗斯总统普京在联合国大会上表示，拒绝协助叙利亚总统阿萨德·巴沙尔打击伊斯兰国武装分子将是巨大的错误。奥巴马称美国已准备好与任何国家开展合作，结 束叙利亚的冲突。不过他提议阿萨德交出政权。中东记者杰瑞米·拜仁为您报道。“很明显俄罗斯总统普金决定对叙利亚战争采取主动，特别和伊斯兰国圣战分子的 战斗。在联合国发表的讲话中，普金表示俄罗斯会积极寻求解决之道，以协助攻打伊斯兰国组织。然而奥巴马最近一次在联合国的演讲中矛头指向俄罗斯，称阿萨德 不应参与叙利亚的长久统治。”
奥巴马总统在联合国演讲时表示，美国的维和战士仍是世界上解决武力冲突的利刃。还需要更多国家承担派遣军队的重任。“在这次峰会上，50多个国家，包括孟 加拉、哥伦比亚、芬兰以及中国，承诺增加30000名军人和警察。他们将在医疗、直升机、拆除简易爆炸装置方面做出卓越贡献，能够更好地保护维和战士的安 全，并有助于其成功地完成使命。