From VOA Learning English, this is In the News.
In Egypt, Islamist parties held protests Friday against the military ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and the arrest of leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood. The protests followed afternoon prayers across the country. Mr. Morsi was forced out Wednesday following huge protests by those opposed to his Islamist policies.
Military leaders replaced him with top judge Adly Mansour. The temporary president was sworn in Thursday. The Muslim Brotherhood quickly denounced the move. Mr. Mansour called for the Muslim Brotherhood to continue to take part in the political process.
Islam Abdel-Rahman is on the foreign affairs committee of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party. He told VOA that his group will not take part in any political process led by Egypt's military. Mr. Abdel-Rahman said the Brotherhood still considers Mr. Morsi the rightful president of Egypt. He says his group is calling for peaceful protests against his ouster.
"We fully believe in peaceful means of defying this military coup. Actually, we don't believe in taking [up] arms or something like this. We still believe that this country can be managed by peaceful political means."
The military ouster of Egypt's first democratically elected president came one year after he took office. The military also suspended the constitution, saying the action was necessary because of the risk of a general rebellion.
At least three supporters of the ousted president were killed by gunfire Friday. The deaths came as a crowd tried to march to the military housing where the ousted president is believed to be held. A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood Freedom and Justice Party said soldiers shot and killed the protesters. Egyptian soldiers denied that they had used deadly weapons against the protesters.
Also Friday, witnesses say soldiers opened fire on pro-Morsi protesters who were trying to march on the defense ministry headquarters.
Also in Cairo, thousands of Morsi supporters gathered in the Nasr City neighborhood. They denounced the military intervention and demanded that Egypt's first democratically elected president be returned to power.
Early Friday, security officials said people they called "Islamist gunmen" attacked military and police checkpoints in the northern Sinai area. The attacks killed an Egyptian soldier and wounded at least two others.
Egypt's military declared emergency conditions in Suez and Sinai ahead of the planned Islamist protests.
The military and Egypt's former opposition groups have called for understanding and compromise as the military moves to restore democratic, civilian rule in Egypt. The military is also denying any campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood.
But as of early Friday, prosecutors had ordered the arrest of 300 of the group's members and detained some of its top leaders. The military has suspended the country's Islamist-backed constitution and dissolved the parliament.
And that's In the News from VOA Learning English, written by Onka Dekker. I'm Steve Ember.
1.replace v. 取代，代替；替换
New laws will soon replace existing legislation.
2.denounce vt. 公开指责
We should denounce a heresy.
3.rightful adj. 合法的；正当的
The painting has been returned to its rightful owner.
4.defy vt. 不服从；公然反抗
The towering pine and cypress trees defy frost and snow.
5.suspend vt. 暂停；延缓
Both sides in the conflict have agreed temporarily to suspend hostilities.
6.rebellion n. 造反，叛乱；反抗
The north of the country rose in rebellion against the government.
7.restore vt. 归还；交还；使恢复
The measures are intended to restore public confidence in the economy.
8.dissolve v. 消除；消散；解散
The King agreed to dissolve the present commission.
1.Mr. Morsi was forced out Wednesday following huge protests by those opposed to his Islamist policies.
force out把…赶走； 挤掉； 迫使离开
Competition has forced out many small firms.
We do not advocate smoking, and even we oppose to it.
2.The military and Egypt's former opposition groups have called for understanding and compromise as the military moves to restore democratic, civilian rule in Egypt.
call for需要； 要求
Your plan will call for a lot of money.
3.But as of early Friday, prosecutors had ordered the arrest of 300 of the group's members and detained some of its top leaders.
The regulations come into force as of today.
在埃及，军方罢免了总统穆罕默德·穆尔西(Mohamed Morsi)并逮捕了穆斯林兄弟会领袖，周五，伊斯兰党派举行了抗议活动。抗议活动于下午的祈祷过后在全国各地展开 。周三，反对其伊斯兰政策的大规模抗议活动过后，穆尔西(Mohamed Morsi)被迫下台 。
军方领袖宣布由高级法官曼苏尔(Adly Mansour)取代穆尔西。临时总统于周四宣誓就职 。穆斯林兄弟会立即谴责了该举动 。曼苏尔(Adly Mansour)呼吁穆斯林兄弟会继续参与政治进程 。
“我们完全信赖以和平的方式反抗这次军事政变。实际上，我们不相信武力以及类似的手段 。我们仍然相信，这个国家可以通过和平的政治手段来管理 。”
周五，被罢免总统的至少三位支持者被枪杀。当时，人群试图游行前往一栋军事建筑，据信被罢免的总统就被关押在这里 。穆斯林兄弟会自由与正义党一名发言人表示，士兵们开枪并杀死了抗议者 。埃及士兵否认他们对抗议者使用了致命武器 。
以上就是今天的美国之音慢速学英语时事新闻节目，由Onka Dekker编辑。我是Steve Ember 。