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WORLD NEWS - Dec 23rd, 2011

发布日期:12-23-2011

我们勤劳的会员“哈哈泰”于2011年12月23日发布了关于这篇文章的精华帖子,全文如下:

  1. Welcome to 30 min. special English the VOA daily news and information service for the learning English. Join us today for the economics report American Mosaic, coming up after the news. Now here is the news in VOA special English. I'm Christopher Crews reporting from the VOA news center in Washington.
  2. Iraqi officials say more than 12 bomb explosions hit Baghdad Thursday. The bombings killed at least 69 people, more than 180 others were wounded. The explosions appear to be part of one organized attack. The bombs were hidden in cars, on buildings and under rooms. They came just days after American troops finished leaving the country. Prime Minister Nuri all Malik said the timing confirms what he called the political nature of the attacks.
  3. The United States says it will give up 258270 million for information about a person whom it believes helps Al Qaeda. Man is believed to be in Iran. State Department official Robert Hartung spoke to reporters in Washington on Thursday. Mr. Hartung said * helped move money and new members through Iran to Al Qaeda leaders, in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He said * operated on the agreement between al-Qaeda and the government of Iran. * is also known as Dean Abdulaziz Khalil. Mr. Hartung said this is the first time the State Department's rewards for Justice program, as offered to pay for information leading to someone who manages the money of a terrorist group.
  4. The United States says a lack of communication at both Pakistani and American-led forces led to a deadly coalition attacked last month. 24 Pakistani soldiers died in the attack. A spokesperson for the American Defense Department said an investigation found that United States forces acted in self-defense after they had been fired upon. George Liddell said American officers had shared incorrect mapping information with the Pakistanis. That led to a misunderstanding about the position of Pakistani border stations and to what Mr. Liddell called a tragic result.
  5. The Palestinian group Hamas says it is ready to cooperate with the Palestinian liberation organization or PLO. Hamas controls the West Bank and is often launched missile attacks into Israel. It has called for the destruction of Israel. A Hamas official said Thursday, the group is increasingly seeking nonviolent methods against Israel. Officials from the PLO, Hamas, and other Palestinian political groups met in Cairo on Thursday. They discussed changing the PLO, holding elections and having Palestinian leaders work together. The spokesperson for the Israeli prime minister says no one should be tricked by Hamas. The spokesperson calls Hamas a terrorist organization that wants genocide.
  6. North Korea has announced the beginning of the rule of Kim Jong En. It called the son of Kim Jong-Il the leader of the country's people. Kim Jong-Il died this week. The newspaper Rodong Xinwen said Thursday that Kim Jong En should be independent while continuing the teachings of Kim Jong-Il. Newspaper urged the country to support the young leader.
  7. You are listening to the new was in VOA special English from Washington.
  8. The United Nations is condemning the beatings of peaceful women protesters by Egyptian soldiers. Women were beaten during demonstrations this week against the military rule. The UN director for equality between women and men spoke Thursday. Michelle called on Egyptian political and military officials to guarantee civil rights for women. She also said officials should take action against people who do not respect those rights. Video coming from Egypt shows troops beating women protesters even when the women had already fallen to the ground. Egyptian military officials have said they regret the attacks on women and will punish those responsible.
  9. Turkey has reacted angrily to a vote in the French Parliament. The lower house approved the measure that would make it a crime to say that the deaths of many Armenians almost 100 years ago was not genocide. Armenia says Turkish troops killed one and a half-million Armenians during the first world war. Turkey says it is true that many Armenians died, but it says the deaths were the result of civil war and not genocide. In answer to the vote, Thursday Turkey has told its ambassador to leave the country. It has also banned the French Navy from Turkish waters, and it is not letting French military airplanes use some Turkish airspace. Allow now goes to the French Senate for a vote. hundreds of thousands of French citizens and families that came from Armenia.
  10. The United Nations Security Council has rejected Russia's call for an investigation into suspected Libyan deaths from UN air strikes. American Amb. Susan Rice called the move a cheap stunt. She accused Russia of trying to take attention away from Syria. She also said they were trying to reduce NATO's success in Libya. French ambassador * said there are already two investigations happening now into civilian deaths in Libya. Mr. Alrall questioned the need for a third investigation, especially while there is no investigation of the situation in Syria.
  11. And finally at this hour, scientists in the United States say they have discovered a way to help plants reduce water loss. The finding could create crops that survive in times without rain. The researchers made changes to a hormone that helps plants save water. The changes made plants close some leaf cells and slow its growth. Plants that protect themselves like that could survive for a long time without rain.
  12. Now briefly here again is the major news of the hour in VOA special English.
  13. Twelve bombs exploded in Baghdad Thursday bombs killed at least 69 people. The United States says it will give up 258270 billion for information about a man who it claims helps Al Qaeda. The man is believed to be in Iran. And North Korea has announced the beginning of the rule of Kim Jong-En. You can find news anytime from around the world at VOAnew.com and match the news in VOA special English and Christopher Crews in Washington.
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