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World News-2011年12月18日

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文章来源:WORLD NEWS - Dec 18th, 2011

  1. Two days of clashes between Egyptian security forces and protesters have killed 9 people. 300 others have been wounded in the violence. Soldiers chased and beat stone throwing protesters who had tried to gather and Carl * square. A VOA reporter says police used metal sticks against the demonstrators, as they called for an end to military rule. Some protesters set up barriers to protect themselves.
  2. United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he believes Libya's new government will succeed in creating a democracy. Speaking in *, Mr. Panetta said Libyans will plan the future of their country, and decide what need they need from America and other nations. He also said the United States would be happy to answer their request. The Defense Department chief was in Libya on Saturday for talks with leaders of the country's temporary government. The visit makes Leon Panetta the first American Defense Secretary ever to visit Libya. He met with Prime Minister Abdul Rahim Elkind and Defense Minister Osama Al-Wally. 
  3. Indonesia thousands gathered to mark the first anniversary of the rebellion that ousted the country's former president. One year ago a young fruit seller in the town of * he set himself on fire in an act of protest. He later died but his actions led to revolutions throughout the Arab world. On Saturday, the streets of * field the Indonesia flags, pictures of those who died in the revolution and a large picture of the young man who was the fruit seller. 
  4. President Obama says the United States operation in Iraq is an extraordinary achievement. He said that the operation set a example for how Americans should work together to solve the country's national issues. Mr. Obama expressed praise for the 1.5 million Americans, who have served in Iraq since 2003. He also thanked the families of the 4.5 thousand members of the military who died in Iraq. The American military is completing its exchange of security responsibilities with Iraq before withdrawing from the country on December 31. 
  5. You are listening to the news in VOA Special English. 
  6. Pakistan's prime minister has dismissed reports of a dispute between the government and the military over a security document sent to the United States. The document is believed to be a request for help in preventing a feared military rebellion. Tensions between the government and the military have increased recently as Supreme Court investigators probe the suspected plot. Late Friday Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Delonghi met with the chief of the Army to discuss the document. After the meeting Mr. Delonghi said in a statement that he has rejected any idea that there is trouble between the government and the military. On Thursday, the Army chief was reported to have said the document was a national-security  issue. He called on the Supreme Court to fully investigate the document and find out who wrote it. 
  7. The Arab League may ask the United Nations Security Council to approve an Arab peace plan aimed at ending Syria's violent campaign against the protesters. Qatar's prime minister said on Saturday that Syria is delaying its answer to the proposal. He said Arab foreign ministers would meet in Egypt on Wednesday. They will talk about presenting the plan to the UN Security Council if Syria does not accept the plan and begin carrying it out. His comments appeared to rule out any military action by the Arab League against Syria. The Prime Minister spoke in the Qatari capital Doha after an emergency meeting of the Arab League. The Arab peace plan calls for Syria's President Bush * to withdraw his forces from troubled cities. It also calls for Syria to free prisoners and begin talks with the opposition about government reform. 
  8. Turkey's prime minister has criticized France for a bill that would make it a crime to deny that the killing of Armenians in 1915 was genocide.* spoke at a news conference on Saturday in Ankara. He desired that the Ottoman Empire carried out the mass killings. He said France needs to look at what he called his own dirty and bloody history in Algeria and Rwanda. French lawmakers are set to consider the bill next Thursday. It proposes an one-year prison sentence as well as financial punishment for denying that the killings are genocide.
  9. Rescue efforts are in progress in the Philippines after a powerful but slow-moving storm. The storm called Typhoon * struck the southern areas of Mindanao with heavy rain and high winds. It also caused the deadly floods and landslides. The Philippine Red Cross estimated Saturday that 436 people have died. The estimate was based on the number of bodies at funeral homes. Secretary-general Wen Pang told the Associated Press that many bodies had not been claimed after almost 24 hours. She said that  could mean that whole families have died. Philippine officials now say that hundreds of people are still missing. Rescue workers continue to pull more bodies from the mod. 
  10. The hour's top stories in brief. Two days of clashes between Egyptian security forces and protesters have killed nine people and wounded three others. Thousands have gathered in Indonesia to mark the first anniversary of the rebellion that ousted the country's former president. United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he believes Libya's new government will succeed in creating a democracy. Indonesia thousands of gathered to mark the first anniversary of the rebellion that ousted the country's former president. And President Obama says that the United States operation in Iraq is a great achievement. He said that the operation sets an example for how Americans should work together to solve the country's national issues. Mr. Obama expressed praise for the one and a half million Americans who served in Iraq since the year 2003. You have been listening to the news in VOA Special English. I'm Like Lewis in Washington.
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