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WORLD NEWS - Oct 3rd, 2011

发布日期:10-3-2011

我们勤劳的会员“八月捕蝉”于2011年10月8日发布了关于这篇文章的精华帖子,全文如下:

It is zero hour thirty universal times and here is the news in Special English.

The largest opposition groups in Syria have created a national council to help them overthrow the government of president Bashar Al-Assad. Members of the council, include pro-democracy groups, the banned Muslim brotherhood and Christian and Kurdish Groups. Opposition leader Burhan Ghalyoun announced the creation of the Syrian national council sunday at the end of a meeting of decedents in Turkey. He said the council rejects foreign interference. But he appealed for international protection from what he called a government war against opponents.

Report from Yemen say at least 25 government soldiers were killed accidently by Yemeni forces during a battle with militants. But government and military sources denied the report. Officials in Arabia province say a Yemeni air force plane mistakenly bombed an empty school where soldiers had taken shelter. They said militants later attacked the school killing more soldiers. Yemen’s defense called the report false. And military source said it is unclear what happened.

Reports from Sirte Libya say people wounded in fighting are dying in city’s main hospital because of lack of fuel, oxygen and other supplies. Hundreds of people left Sirte on Sunday. They are seeking to flee fighting between national Transitional Council forces. And supporters of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi. The people who left said gunfire, shelling and air strikes in Sirte made life impossible. They said some wounded people died on the operating table in Ibn Sina hospital because of power cuts caused by a lack of fuel for generating equipments.

Iraqi officials say two bomb attacks have killed four progovernment fighters in the centre of the country. Police and medical worker say the first bomb exploded sunday morning. It hit a group of Sahwa fighters near the town of Mishahda and killed two of them. The second bomb exploded minutes later as another vehicle of Sahwa fighters drove quickly to the area of first bombing. Two fighters were killed in the second explosion.

At least 19 people were killed and 6 were badly wounded when a group of armed men attacked a village in northern Nigeria Sunday. Local police said about 150 men attacked the village of Lingyado in some Zamfara state. The attackers used guns and knives. Reports say they shot and stabbed people in their homes. Nigerian police said they believed the raid was meant to answer an attack on a nearby village in August. Officials have sent troops to Lingyado in an attempt to reestablish order.

President Rorbert Mugabe of Zimbabwe is dismissing reports that he is in poor health. Zimbabwe’s state broadcaster reported Sunday that the president flew home from Singapore where he had gone for medical treatment. As Zimbabwe’s newspaper the Standard reported it was his 7th health related trip to Asia this year. Government spokesman says doctor examined Mr Mugabe because he had an eye operation earlier this year. Talk about the 87 year old president health has increased, following the release of a American diplomatic cables . These noted that allies of Mr Mugabe said the president has cancer. President Mugabe has rejected reports that his health is failing.

Hundreds of Tibetans gathered to protest Saturday in southwestern China on the country‘s National Day. News reports said the protest began after a Tibetan flag and a picture of Tibets spiritual leader were removed in Sada, a town in Sichuan province. China’s National Day observes the day the Communist Party took control of China. Tensions in the area had been high since a protest in March and the later disappearance of about three hundreds of monks. Witnesses say the monks were arrested and taken to unknown locations. China said the monks are receiving legal education.

The Greek government has approved a budget that would cut 30,000 federal jobs by the end of next year. The tails of the spending plan have not been released. The plan will be sent to parliament Monday for its good consideration. Also Sunday, the finance ministry said the Greek budget deficit will be higher than the target set by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. The ministry blames the deeper than unexpected recession. Greece is trying to prove to its lenders that it is cutting spending and earning money so that it can receive additional loans.

A man acting as a security company worker has stolen more than 1,000,000 dollars from a bank in the Essence airport . Police say a man went to the bank Sunday and told the workers he was there to look at a security assistant. He then used a gun to force bank workers to open a room where money was stored. Police say they have security camera records of someone who has the same appearance as the man. The man fled the area in a taxi.

Protestors are continuing demonstrations in the financial area of New York City. The protestors have been denouncing business leaders for being concern mainly about riches. The demonstration comes a day after more than seven hundred demonstrators were arrested as they attempted to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The group called Occupy Wall Street has been protesting for two weeks. On Saturday the Brooklyn Bridge was closed for several hours while protestors criticized corporate greed, social inequality and other issues. New York police said protestors were arrested when they moved off the bridge’s lane for walkers and onto the road, blocking vehicles. Most of those arrested were charged with disorderly behavior and were released.

Now briefly, here again is the major news of the hour.

Syrian opposition groups have created a national council to support the peaceful overthrow of president Bashar al-Assad. Reports from Yemen say at least 25 government solders were killed accidently by Yemeni forces during a battle with militants. Government and military sources denied the report. And in Nigeria at 19 people were killed when a group of armed men attacked the northern village Sunday.

That is the news in VOA Special English from Washington.

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