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WORLD NEWS - Aug 16th, 2011

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文章来源:WORLD NEWS - Aug 16th, 2011

It is 00:30 universal time, here now the news in VOA Special English. I'm Christopher Cruise reporting live from the VOA News Center in Washington.

Turkey has warned Syria that its military operations against civilians must end immediately and without conditions. The Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters in Ankara this is our last word to Syria. Monday is the third of a Syrian military offensive against government opponents in the coastal city of Latakia. Syrian rights activists say the military has killed nearly 30 people in the city since Saturday. Witnesses in Latakia say people are attempting to flee, but several were shot at security positions.

At least 63 people were killed in violence in Iraq Monday. There were bombings and other attacks in more than 17 cities. Iraqi officials reported explosions in Baghdad, the northern cities of Kirkuk and Tikrit, and the southern cities of Kut, Karbala and Najaf. Officials said most of those killed died in Kut. Two explosions there killed 37 people. American and Iraqi officials have expressed concern about security in Iraq after American troops withdraw in December. An Obama administration spokesman says the United States would consider keeping forces in Iraq if it was requested.

A Libyan Interior Ministry official has flown to Cairo with nine family members. Nassr al-Mabrouk Abdullah and his relatives arrived early Monday on a flight from the Tunisian island of Djerba. He was not welcomed by any officials from the Libyan Embassy. News reports say aides to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi held talks with Libyan rebels at a hotel in Djerba on Sunday. Rebel forces say they now control parts of the Libyan city of Zawiya. But Mr. Gadhafi's government denies that claim.

Pakistan is denying reports that its intelligence agency let China examine the wreckage of an American helicopter. The aircraft crashed as it took part in the raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. The reports were in the New York Times and Financial Times newspapers. Each reported that American officials said Pakistan was believed to have let Chinese engineers photograph the wreck and take some pieces of the helicopter. A Pakistani military spokesman told VOA that only Pakistan and the United States had access to the wreckage when it was in Pakistan. The helicopter was later returned to the United States. The military spokesman said the reports were part of an anti-Pakistan campaign.

News reports from Iran say a Russian official is in Tehran to discuss negotiations about Iran's nuclear program. Russia has been attempting to restart nuclear talks between Iran and Western countries. The West is concerned that Iran may be seeking to develop nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.

Israel has approved the building of 277 new homes for Jews in the occupied West Bank. Israel's Defense Ministry said Monday that Defense Minister Ehud Barak had approved the project in the Ariel settlement. Last week Israel approved a plan to build 1,600 new homes for Jews in East Jerusalem. Officials say they expect to approve the building of another 2,700 homes in the city. An American State Department spokeswoman called the Israeli decision "deeply troubling."

You're listening to the news in VOA Special English live from Washington.

Chinese news reports say a Buddhist clergyman burned himself to death Monday in an ethnic Tibetan area of Szechuan/Sichuan province. Reports say the monk poured gasoline on himself, lit the fire, and shouted "long lived the Dalai Lama." The group Free Tibet Network says the man was 29 years old. Several days ago a Buddhist Lama, appointed by China visited the area. The Panchen Lama is the second highest leader in Tibetan Buddhism. Many Tibetans oppose him because he was chosen by the government rather than by the Dalai Lama, the leader of Tibetan Buddhism.

Japan has marked the 66 anniversary of its surrender in World War Two. Prime Minister Naoto Kan spoke of the damage and suffering the Japan caused during the war. He renewed the nation's promise to never again take part in war. He said Japan would work for lasting peace in the world. Mr. Kan also spoke of the earthquake and tsunami disaster March 11. He said Japan will rise from that destruction just as it rebuilt itself after the war.

Taiwan says that its birthrate has fallen to 0.9 birth per woman. That is the lowest fertility rate for any country. The Chinese territory of Macau has the next lowest at 0.92. Hong Kong is third with 1.07 birth per woman. Singapore, Japan and South Korea also have some of the world's lowest fertility rates.

Police in northern Nigeria say they have shot and killed a man who was attempting to bomb a local police headquarters. The Borno State Police Commissioner says the guards killed the man as he tried to drive a car into police headquarters in the city of Maiduguri. The police chief says the car was filled with fuel and explosives.

And finally of this hour, Ugandan police have surrounded the home in Kampala of opposition leader Kizza Besigye. Officials with Uganda's main opposition party say police also set up roadblocks in the area. Police detained the opposition leader at least four times during demonstrations in April. A judge dismissed charges against Mr. Besigye last Tuesday. There has been no comment from the Ugandan police.

Now briefly, here again is the major news of this hour in VOA Special English. Turkey has warned Syria that its military operations against civilians must end immediately and without conditions. At least 63 people were killed in bombings and other attacks around Iraq Monday. And Chinese news reports say a Buddhist clergyman burned himself to death Monday in an ethnic Tibetan area of Szechuan/Sichuan province.

There's news anytime at voanews.com. That's the news in VOA Special English. I'm Christopher Cruise in Washington.

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