Iraqi officials say a bomb explosion killed at least 67 people in a Shi'ite Muslim neighborhood of Baghdad Thursday. Many more were wounded. Officials say the explosives were in a truck that blew up at the crowded Jameela market in Sadr City.
The Islamic State group said it carried out the attack. The Sunni militant group considers Shi'ites to be heretics.
The Iraqi government is fighting alongside Shi'ite militia against the Islamic State group in several provinces. A U.S.-led campaign of airstrikes also is targeting the extremists.
Gallup: Americans give Obama low marks for Iran deal
A new study says only one in three Americans approves of how President Barack Obama dealt with the agreement on Iran's nuclear program. The Gallup research organization did the study.
The pollster questioned more than 1,000 people in recent days. It said Thursday that 55 percent disapproved of Mr. Obama's Iran policy and 33 percent approved of it.
The finding is similar to a study by Quinnipiac University. It said twice as many Americans oppose the international agreement with Iran as support it. The U.S. Congress plans to vote next month on whether to approve or reject the deal.
Gallup said that Mr. Obama's overall approval rating is at 47 percent.
Al-Qaida leader promises loyalty to Taliban chief
Al Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri reportedly has promised allegiance to the new head of the Taliban.
The al Qaida leader appears to have made the statement in an online voice recording. The recording expresses support for the choice of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour to replace supreme leader Mullah Mohammed Omar who, the Taleban said, died in late July.
Intelligence sources tell VOA that U.S. officials are studying the video.
US flag to fly Friday in Cuba
The U.S. flag will be raised Friday in Cuba. Cuba and the United States re-established diplomatic relations for the first time since the nineteen sixties. Secretary of State John Kerry will raise the flag over the U.S. embassy in Havana.
Cuban dissidents have not been invited to the flag raising ceremony.
Mr. Kerry is to meet with a small group of the dissidents at the home of the chief of the U.S. mission later Friday.
Cuba is located 145 kilometers off the southeastern U.S. coast, but the two countries broke off diplomatic ties in 1961 after Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro seized power in 1959. The current Cuban leader, President Raul Castro, and U.S. President Barack Obama announced a resumption in relations last December.
Carter has cancer
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced Wednesday that he has cancer. He said it was discovered recently during liver surgery.
In a short statement, Mr. Carter did not say what kind of cancer he has. A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week, he said.
The former president established the Carter Foundation after leaving the White House in 1981. He has traveled the world working on issues like health care, democratic reform, women and children's rights, and affordable housing.
He is street smart and is not afraid of this neighborhood.
We consider it a compliment to be called "conservative"
This led the therapist to question Jim about his parents and their marriage...
4.alongside adv. 在…的侧面；在…旁边；与…并排
He had worked alongside Frank and Mark and they had become friends.
Republicans targeted Unsoeld as vulnerable in her bid for reelection this year...
6.resumption n. <正>重新开始，继续
We are hoping for an early resumption of peace talks.
1.Officials say the explosives were in a truck that blew up at the crowded Jameela market in Sadr City.
One false move and the bomb might blow up.
2.The Islamic State group said it carried out the attack.
He may be forced to carry out his threat to resign.
3.A new study says only one in three Americans approves of how President Barack Obama dealt with the agreement on Iran's nuclear program.
In dealing with suicidal youngsters, our aims should be clear...
4.It said Thursday that 55 percent disapproved of Mr. Obama's Iran policy and 33 percent approved of it.
I disapprove of expurgated aditions of Shakespeare.
该发现和昆尼皮亚克大学的调查结果类似。昆尼皮亚克大学进行的调查声称，反对伊朗国际协议的美国人是支持者的2倍 。美国国会计划下个月投票决定支持还是否决这项协议 。
扎瓦希里貌似已经在网上录音中做出发表声明。该录音支持曼苏尔(Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour)取代最高领导人奥马尔(Mullah Mohammed Omar) 。塔利班称奥马尔已于7月下旬身故 。
美国国旗将于周五在古巴升起。古巴和美国自上世纪60年代以来首次重新建立外交关系 。美国国务卿克里将在美国驻哈瓦那大使馆升起美国国旗 。
古巴位于美国东南部海岸145公里处，但是1959年古巴革命者菲德尔·卡斯特罗(Fidel Castro)夺取政权，1961年两国断绝外交关系。现任古巴领导人劳尔·卡斯特罗(Raul Castro)和美国总统奥巴马去年12月宣布恢复外交关系 。
美国前总统吉米·卡特(Jimmy Carter)周三宣布患有癌症。他说，最近进行肝脏手术时发现他患有癌症 。