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WORLD NEWS - October 19th, 2011

发布日期:10-19-2011

我们勤劳的会员“zhouqiye@c-bons.com.cn”于2011年10月19日发布了关于这篇文章的精华帖子,全文如下:

It is twenty three hours thirty universal time, time for the news in Special English.

The Palestinian militant group Hamas released an Israeli soldier Tuesday, in exchange for Israel’s freeing hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, ??? Gilad Shalit received a warm welcome in his hometown after been held five years by Hamas, at the same time, tens of thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip celebrated the release of the prisoners. In Gaza city, Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh called the prisoners’ release of victory from God, he said Hamas negotiated the release of the Palestinians form many groups including Fata, a main competitor to Hamas.

American secretary of state Hillary Clinton has met with Libya’s new leaders, secretary Clinton arrived Tuesday in Tripoli, she promised new aid for educational programs and medical care for wounded fighters, she said more money will go toward securing supplies of weapons from Moammar Gadhafi’s rule and destroying chemical weapons, secretary Clinton wet with Libya’s acting prime minister and the chairman of the national transitional council Mustafa Abdul Jalil, she later met with university students and community leaders in Tripoli.

Kenyan forces have entered a second area of southern Somalia as part of operations against the militant group Al Shabab, officials and witnesses said Tuesday that Kenyan troops and helicopters moved through the border town of El-Waq on Monday, they also said the troops now are in the Gedo area of Somalia, Kenyan troop have also been seen near the town of Afmadow, reports say people are fleeing the town to avoid fighting.

Medical workers and witnesses in Yemen say security forces have opened fire on anti-government protesters in the capital Sana'a, at least 6 demonstrators are dead, 50 were wounded. Protesters were marching from Change Square toward government buildings when gunman loyal to president Ali Abdullah Saleh opened fire, more than 30 people have been killed in Yemen since Saturday.

Pakistan’s interior minister says the government is willing to enter into peace talks with militants if they let down their weapons, interior minister Rehman Malik spoke Tuesday in the southwestern city of Quetta, he said the government had received messages from extremist elements for talks, he did not give details or name the groups , but mister Malik did say that the government will not take part in peace talks if the militants remain armed. There are several militant organizations operating within Pakistan, the military has been most actively engaged in battling the country’s Taliban movement.

Afghanistan says it will need about five billion dollars a year to provide security after foreign combat troops leave by the end of 2014, Afghan defense minister Abdul Rahim Wardak spoke to reporters in Kabul, he said Afghan forces can defend themselves against the Taliban and others, but that weapons like fighter jets were needed to defend against foreign threats, Afghan officials also said that Afghan and NATO troops were involved in a new push against the Hakani militant group along the border with Pakistan, you are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

People in Greece are preparing for a 2-day general strike, worker are planning to launch the strike on Wednesday, demonstrators will protest government plans to cut 30,000 public services jobs, the government reported Tuesday that the nation’s unemployment rate in July was 16.5%, 2 of every 5 young Greek workers are without work. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has called on parliament to approve the spending cuts. Creditors want Greece to approve the cuts before they will release more money from a financial rescue plan. The national debt of Greece has now reached about 160% of the size of its economy.

The United States has announced new rules on some trading activities, experts say the rules are meant to limit activities that help lead to the financial crisis three years ago, and more recent increases in oil and Green prices, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission voted to limit the number of trading contracts that any single investor can hold. Officials believe that limiting trades will help keep prices level, the new rules could push more commodity trading to countries with weaker restrictions.

Economic growth in China slowed between July and September because of slower economic growth in the United States and Europe, Chinese measures to fight inflation were another reason for the slowing growth, the government says the national economy grew at a yearly rate of 9.1% in the three months period that was down from 9.5% rate from April to June, and Amnesty International official says that China should listen to the demands of Tibetans who are asking to freely exercise their religion and culture, *** called on China to immediately release the Tibetans jailed for protesting Chinese policies, he spoke after news reports said that a female Tibetan Buddist *** had set herself on fire and died, the combined Tibetan exile groups called Free Tibet said 20-year-old *** was the ninth Tibetan and the first woman to set herself on fire this year.

The World Health Organization reports that deaths from malaria around the world have dropped more than 20% since 2000, United Nations agency says malaria killed 985,000 people in the year 2000, the number of death dropped to 380,000 in the year 2009, most of the death are among children living in Africa. Briefly, here again is the major news, the Palestinian militant group Hamas released an Israeli soldier Tuesday in exchange for Israel’s freeing hundreds of Palestinians, American secretary of state Hillary Clinton has met with Libya’s new leaders in Tropoli, and people in Greece are preparing for a 2-day general strike, the protest is set to begin on Wednesday, and that’s the news in VOA Special English, come to you from Washington.

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