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WORLD NEWS - Sep 30th, 2011

发布日期:9-30-2011

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It is zero hour thirty Universal Time. Here now, the news in VOA Special English. I’m Christopher Cruise in Washington.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned an attack by pro-government Syrians on Ambassador Robert Ford and other American diplomats. The Americans were attacked on Thursday when they arrived for a meeting with opposition leader in Damascus. About 100 people shouted in support of the Syrian government. They also threw stones and tomatoes. The ambassadors were not hurt. But several embassy vehicles were badly damaged. Secretary Clinton called the incident unjustified. And she demanded that Syrian officials protect all foreign diplomats and diplomatic property.

Fierce battles continue in Sirte in Libya between National Transitional Council forces and fighters loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. NTC forces say they have gained control of the airport there. In Tripoli 4 American lawmakers survived in the capital Thursday. They met with leaders of the National Transitional Council. Senator John McCain is leading the Senate delegation. The lawmakers urged the NTC to work to bring all of Libya’s armed groups under its control. Senator Mark Kirk also said he would continue to seek the release of Libyan money held by the United States.

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will not leave office if his 2 main opponents are permitted to have power and influence in Yemen. The 2 are a general who is now with the country’s opposition and a rich tribal leader. President Saleh spoke to the Washington Post newspaper and to Time magazine. He talked about the Gulf Cooperation Council’s plan for political change in Yemen. Mr. Saleh said the plan states that all of those who have acted to the country’s unrest must be removed. He said that means he will not surrender power if General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar and tribal leader Hamid al-Ahmar are given permission to compete in elections. The Yemeni leader said it would be very dangerous if the 2 men kept their positions after he resigns. He said that would lead to civil war.

The lawyer for an Iranian Christian leader says he hopes an appeals court will free the clergyman. The lawyer said he thinks there is a 95% chance of a court dismissing charges against Youcef Nadarkhani. The clergyman was arrested in 2009. A court in Iran sentenced him to death for the crime of rejecting Islam. Youcef Nadarkhani became a Christian at the age of 19. He later became the leader of a 400-member church in the northern Iranian city of Rasht. On Thursday, the Obama administration condemned the sentence. It said putting the clergyman to death would show that Iran’s leaders do not want religious freedom.

Officials in Iraq say at least 2 people died in an explosion near a bank in Kirkuk. The officials said the explosion happened as policemen were collecting their wages at the bank. The bombing also wounded more than 30 people.

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

Burma ’s foreign minister made a rare visit to the State Department in Washington Thursday. A State Department spokesman said Wunna Maung Lwin met with the top American diplomat for East Asia, Kurt Campbell. The foreign minister also met with America’s special representative to Burma, Derek Mitchell. The spokesman said the United States welcomes recent developments in Burma, such as the government’s talks with Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. The spokesman also said the United States will support progress in Burma, including the release of all political prisoners and an end to violence in ethnic areas.

Witnesses in Cameroon reported a heavy military presence in the city of Duala after gunmen fired on a major bridge. Officials say at least 5 gunmen blocked the heavily traveled Wouri Bridge Thursday morning. They and security forces exchanged gunfire for about 3 hours. The gunmen were wearing military clothing. They reportedly carried signs that described President Paul Biya as a dictator who must resign. Officials said at least 4 suspects were detained. They said 1 suspect jumped off the bridge into the river below. Police said they were requesting the suspects to learn if they were soldiers. Cameroon is to hold presidential elections on October 9th. Mr. Biya has ruled the country since 1982. He is expected to win another 7-year term.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is denying a newspaper report that he had been taken to a hospital with kidney failure. The newspaper said the kidney failure was linked to his treatment for cancer. The Venezuelan leader’s denial came a day after the report with published in El Nuevo Herald, a newspaper in the American state of Florida. The newspaper did not say who provided the information. The report said Mr. Chavez had been taken to a military hospital for emergency care. But Mr. Chavez urged Venezuelans to not listen to what he called rumors. He spoke to Venezuelan state television.

And finally this hour, the United States capital police say they are investigating the media group, the Onion. Police said the Onion reported Thursday that gunfire had been heard in the capital building. The group later said that American lawmakers had taken 12 children hostage and were demanding money, a safe escape and re-election in 2012. The capital police said the Onion’s Twitter feed reported the information. The messages were linked to a story on the group’s website. Police said the reports were false. The Onion publishes stories that are meant to be humorous.

And now, briefly, here again is the major news of the hour in VOA Special English.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned an attack by pro-government Syrians on American diplomats in Damascus. The diplomats including the ambassador were not hurt. Yemeni President says he will not leave office if his 2 main opponents are permitted to have power and influence in the country. And Burma’s foreign minister has made a rare visit to the State Department in Washington Thursday.

There’s news anytime from around the world at voanews.com. And t hat’s the news in VOA Special English. I’m Christopher Cruise reporting from the VOA news center in Washington.

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